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lookatgiraffenow Wed 03-Dec-14 20:29:11

Help required, please!

I've drawn my boss... she is lovely but very quiet & shy and i don't know much about her. She's got a good sense of humour (well, she laughs at my colleagues banter anyway)...

Office has set budget of £5 but I could stretch to £10 (no bah humbug herewink ).

Vague, I know, but any ideas?

Stevie77 Wed 03-Dec-14 20:42:28

Happened to me once. Rather than buying something naff, I happened to hear a pledge on the local radio raising money for specialist cancer treatment in the US for a local child. So I donated that amount and put the little certificate in an envelope. It was the best secret Santa present and was in the true spirit of Christmas.

Fisharefriendsnotfood Wed 03-Dec-14 20:44:05

A nice hand cream. Can't go wrong

muttonjeffmum Wed 03-Dec-14 20:50:25

Just don't make the mistake of buying them a joke wig! The guy, luckily, wasn't actually my boss but it went down like a lead balloon with him. I thought it was extremely funny as did my friend.

StripedOss Wed 03-Dec-14 20:53:03

no no no, do NOT buy people hand cream.

i never ever buy people toiletries, scents are such a personal thing to people.. you'd be better off buying a gift voucher for somewhere!

beanandspud Wed 03-Dec-14 22:03:41

£10 Costa Coffee card? Nice scarf? Gift box filled with favourite sweets? Photo frame (you could put in a picture of the team)? Scented candle? Stationery?

I would go down the route of buying a nice gift that you think she would like/use rather than something jokey.

GirlAnachronism Thu 04-Dec-14 11:22:54

small kilner jar, some nice sweets, ribbon round it, done!

Whyamihere Thu 04-Dec-14 12:43:17

Last year I did boxbox with favourite sweets in (was much appreciated), this year I've bought the book 'Damn you Autocorrect' as the lady I'm buying for has a sense of humour and I think she'd appreciate this, I bought it on Amazon for �4.95, it is very funny.

chillychicken Thu 04-Dec-14 12:53:53

Handwarmers
Chocolates
Scarf - winter or dressy
Gloves
Hat
Candle
Costume jewellery - Next or Tesco usually have some nice statement necklaces in stock
Snood
Wine

Nospringflower Thu 04-Dec-14 12:58:01

A nice mug?

ChangedToday Thu 04-Dec-14 14:23:07

My boss who's got a sense of humour got a little sign in secret santa a few years ago 'please do come in I am already disturbed' and it's hung on her door ever since. We only give nice or friendly presents around here fsmile

petalsandstars Thu 04-Dec-14 14:46:03

Mug/sachet of coffee/mini wine/mini chocs/scratchcard/fluffy socks are my secret santa gifts with the same budget <looks furtively round for work mnetters >

Elvish Thu 04-Dec-14 15:26:14

this and a nice mug?

MyVegasBaby Fri 05-Dec-14 14:12:04

Costa gift card or Whittards have some tins of nice cookies, hot chocolates or teas/coffee.

Cocochops Fri 05-Dec-14 14:16:35

Any ideas for a male colleague. I don't really know him that we'll at all help!
Sorry op to gate crash your thread!

Wilf83 Fri 05-Dec-14 17:39:57

How about a lovely diary?

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