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Worst secret santa ever

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I have ended up with a young man, who I only know to say, 'Hello' to in the corridor. I'm pretty sure that he doesn't drink. Budget is a fiver - what on earth do I buy? Arghhhh - usually I really enjoy choosing a gift but this year, I'm stumped.

LikeSilver Mon 24-Nov-14 20:31:45

5x scratch cards?

meandjulio Mon 24-Nov-14 20:32:38

Boots voucher.

Patrickstarisabadbellend Mon 24-Nov-14 20:33:25

This! It's a fiver on amazon plus free delivery.

TheAwfulDaughter Mon 24-Nov-14 20:33:58

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ClashCityRocker Mon 24-Nov-14 20:34:00

Nice chocolates or biscuits. Worse case scenario, he can regift. He probably won't be expecting anything life changing, tbh.

Or scratch cards, or one of those table quiz things?

SouthernOne Mon 24-Nov-14 20:34:17

matalan have some mugs with initials on for £2.00, you could pack one out with hot choc, marshmallows etc

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BaronessBomburst Mon 24-Nov-14 20:36:16

A casserole dish and a jar of Chicken Tonite.

ClashCityRocker Mon 24-Nov-14 20:36:51

A nandos gift pack!

TessTackle Mon 24-Nov-14 20:38:47

Whsmith have a desk putting set for £4.99

ClashCityRocker Mon 24-Nov-14 20:39:01

www.prezzybox.com/baconnaise.aspx

Bacon mayonnaise!

Guitargirl Mon 24-Nov-14 20:49:23

A gift card for a coffee place, whatever you have near you- costa, Starbucks.

Yurgh to that, Patrick. Absolutely no to so called 'jokey' crap generally.

Mug idea a good one maybe.

Thanks, folks.

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Mon 24-Nov-14 20:59:24

Thermal mug and if there's any money left some coffee or teabags.

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Mon 24-Nov-14 21:01:26

We had one once where each person had to open the gift in front of everyone else and then guess out loud who it was from. Excruciating. Thank goodness I'm not in one this year.

Thinking of it, I don't think I've ever seen him drinking a hot drink either.
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Nice name, Mimsy.

acsec Mon 24-Nov-14 21:10:51

A tie or cuff links?

MsAspreyDiamonds Mon 24-Nov-14 21:13:45

We played bad santa last year where we could swap & upgrade our original gift. Was fun. I would buy him a coffee card or a mini game.

Tie or cufflinks for just a fiver would be pretty awful ones though, I think, no?

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Mon 24-Nov-14 21:21:16

Some ideas here. Many might be useful for someone you knew much better. Apart from scratchcards, the only one I can see being even remotely possible in your circs is the hollowed out book thing but I don't think I'd chance it.

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CheckpointCharlie Mon 24-Nov-14 21:29:55

Cool socks? DH loves these... Well he will when he gets a load for Christmas!
socks

soaccidentprone Mon 24-Nov-14 21:48:17

Something from Lush

Shower gel

Gloves

Sweets

makemineapinot Mon 24-Nov-14 22:14:30

Lynx gift set? Gregg's £5 voucher - ds is getting one in his stocking and I know it will be one of his top presents!

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