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StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 15-Nov-14 16:01:53

Afternoon wink

Secret Santa at work, based on classic films and a tenner to spend.

I got the Lion King sad, what on earth would you buy if you had to get something?.

I saw a meer cat garden ornament at B+Q, dh sniggered and commented that tumble weed would blow through the corridors as the recipient unwrapped it blush

I am rubbish at secret-bloody-santa based on a theme like this!

Help, please.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 15-Nov-14 16:02:51

*Geniuses, forget the apostrophe please. blush

Gods, I would hate that. Sounds like a recipe for everybody getting a tenner's worth of rubbish. Who is it for?

Erm...A tenner's worth of Lion Bars?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 15-Nov-14 16:28:30

I think we're just going to put all of the gifts in a sack and then each of us pull something out and try to guess the movie based on the present!.

Don't think I won't use the Lion bar idea. grin

momb Sat 15-Nov-14 16:30:58

one of these:

and a bottle of wine

Whose silly idea was that? Sounds really daft.

At least Lion Bars taste okay, so are therefore vaguely useful. I honestly can't think of a single other idea, and I'm usually good at thinking of stupid things.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 15-Nov-14 16:35:17

We did it last year based on countries, I got Brazil!

I bought posh brazil nuts covered in chocolate, a bit of a dull gift I have to admit but she did seem pleased.

JulesJules Sat 15-Nov-14 16:36:27

I bought screaming monkeys as stocking presents last year, kids (and DH...) loved them. They do howl though

this one

or this one

Plus some lion bars (genius idea, Remus)

GirlAnachronism Sat 15-Nov-14 17:02:12

this sorry had a giggle


MsAspreyDiamonds Sat 15-Nov-14 18:50:24

Have a look at the British film institute website for film & related memorabilia. How about Star wars figures or something like that?

RJnomore Sat 15-Nov-14 18:53:17

I'd get this

Not much guessing involved though.

Mrsgrumble Sat 15-Nov-14 18:56:16

A long shot but could you get some hair 'pouffing' products

For the lions mane grin

I'd rather than that than lion bars or teddy

BikeRunSki Sat 15-Nov-14 19:02:32

Lion wine

But if it's a man, he's hardly going to want hair stuff. grin

Wilf83 Sat 15-Nov-14 19:28:24

If its for a guy how about some Lynx 'Africa' smellies

TheWoollybacksWife Sat 15-Nov-14 19:48:42

Could you buy something like this personalised wooden drinks coaster with the word "Life" on? The Circle of Life grin

traviata Sat 15-Nov-14 21:39:16

lion poo? I believe gardeners use it to deter cats.

Mrsgrumble Sat 15-Nov-14 23:28:11

True grin

It's harder than you think

Ruhrpott Sat 15-Nov-14 23:37:04

How about this? Can get it sent to Africa.

Or a chicken

Ruhrpott Sat 15-Nov-14 23:37:41

And yes I nicked that idea fom the other secret Santa thread.

temporaryusername Sun 16-Nov-14 02:34:45

Isn't there a famous episode of friends where they end up singing the Lion sleeps tonight? Could you get a cheap DVD of that?

Or make the phrase they are trying to get 'the Lion sleeps tonight' because that will then make the film obvious.

You could get a nice box or tin that could be desk/home storage, save a bit of budget for putting a lion bar in it, tucked up under a bit of jey cloth/blanket, and with a folded tissue/pillow, and maybe a do not disturb sign on the outside.

If you think they wont' get it, blu tack some removable 'jungle' clip art type images like a tree or monkey round the inside of the tin, around the sleeping lion. Or put a tiny note/sign saying 'in the jungle' somewhere hard to find - perhaps tape two bars together and hide that note between them, they can open if extra clue needed.

That way they have a lion bar or two to eat, and a nice tin or storage box to keep and use.

Or, get a lynx Africa set as someone said, and sellotape a lion bar to the front, just make a little crown with gold pen and a bit of paper and tape it round the bar. A lion bar with a crown on...they will get that fast I think!

OR, put said lion bar (with or without crown!) in a mug bought from on of the save the lions charities, like this one (this one may not be cheapest/quickest to arrive, but would be nice to get one where the charity benefits).

rootypig Sun 16-Nov-14 02:47:22

A buffalo steak grin

MrsCakesPrecognition Sun 16-Nov-14 03:02:10

Get a miniature bottle of Amarula to go with the Lion bars. And a packet of biltong?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 16-Nov-14 07:58:30

Wow! Some fab ideas here, you lot are good! wink

Thanks, I like the biltong idea.

thesnailandthewhale Sun 16-Nov-14 09:16:56

A cuddly meerkat??
Elton John greatest hits cd?

Depends on your Secret Santa, with ours the gifts have to come from a charity shop and generally people buy the tackiest crap they can find smile

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