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Secret Santa gift under £10 but really nice!

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StoryOfMyLife Sat 13-Dec-14 21:43:08

I need to get a secret Santa gift for a lovely colleague who has been a great support to me (female). We don't do the jokey type at my office but we are not allowed booze or bath stuff!

Under £10.

Anyone got any ideas, I'm getting a bit desperate!

lemisscared Sat 13-Dec-14 21:47:28

Marking place

AuntieStella Sat 13-Dec-14 21:48:58

Nice mug and coffee beans (either to grind to drink, or chocolate covered to eat).

LuckyLopez Sat 13-Dec-14 21:49:17

I got a half price scarf hat and gloves (£3 each) from H&M for my one, very well received.

Mumtothenipper Sat 13-Dec-14 21:51:55

A lovely notebook?
Cinema or coffee shop voucher?
A set of notecards?
A print out of a picture or nice quote you think she would like in a frame she can out on her desk?

Hope these aren't rubbish ideas, trying to think of things I would like. :-)

JoyceDivision Sat 13-Dec-14 21:52:06

Prob not suitable but I have got this for a colleague' s secret santa:


I'm not sure if it will go down well but it makes me laff grin

TheRealMaryMillington Sat 13-Dec-14 21:52:24

Ah, my usual suggestion of balaclava and wire cutters won't work then….

Lovely cook book?

plus some spices to go with?

PoinsettiaGordino Sat 13-Dec-14 21:54:04

You could get a beautiful tree decoration for that amount, perhaps handmade from a craft fair?

Imscarlet Sat 13-Dec-14 21:56:05

Marking my place as I have the same issue. I was thinking about a nice pair of gloves as she does yard duty every day but would get fuck all nice gloves for a tenner.

DrEllieSattler Sat 13-Dec-14 21:56:35

I got mine a nerf gun and some ammo. grin

StoryOfMyLife Sat 13-Dec-14 21:57:00

Some brilliant ideas - thank you!

Cook book is a great idea.

She was admiring my nice note book one day so that's a good idea too!

Mug and Coffee or coffee shop vouchers are great too.

Thanks so much.

Mrsgrumble Sat 13-Dec-14 21:58:41

I would love a beautiful photo frame

Decent mug


WipsGlitter Sat 13-Dec-14 22:06:19

Nice notebook
Nice mug for work

happsymum Sat 13-Dec-14 22:06:58

Speaking of mug and coffee , costa are doing hampers now! Might b something in your ss limit

TheRealMaryMillington Sat 13-Dec-14 22:07:16

Nerf gun. Oh yes.

PrincessOfChina Sat 13-Dec-14 22:10:08

Stationery is a good one. I love a notebook with dividers personally.

I'd also appreciate hair slides or fancy bobbles but that depends on the recipient.

snice Sat 13-Dec-14 22:19:07

tin of fancy hot chocolate

nice pens/fineliners


texting gloves?

furcoatbigknickers Sat 13-Dec-14 22:21:24

Well I'd like cinema or costa voucher,Cookbook, nice gloves, sunglasses, candle

momb Sat 13-Dec-14 22:26:41

Depends on her circumstances but Girl's night in kit?
Scented candle, hand and face mask sachets, dvd (think 'The Holiday' or similar £1.99), chocolate. If booze were allowed I'd stick in a miniature too.

BreakOutTheKaraoke Sat 13-Dec-14 23:06:28

If you enjoy baking, I once spent the cash on ingredients and made some treat foods for my secret santa. I made biscotti, gingerbread men, and cheese biscuits and a couple of similar bits, put it all in a christmas tin with a box of christmas teabags from Whittards. Went down brilliantly- she always says it was one of her favourite presents ever.

1Kathy2 Mon 15-Dec-14 07:09:05

You can give her a little small [url=]teapot[/url] . I'm sure the tea in the office, she drinks very often brew

1Kathy2 Mon 15-Dec-14 07:13:13

You can give her a little small [url=]teapot[/url] . I'm sure the tea in the office, she drinks very often brew

ohdearitshappeningtome Mon 15-Dec-14 07:15:22

My dh had ss for his colleague same price. In it went:

Bottle of radox, pre mixed cocktail. A Terry's chocolate orange, a small Yankee candle and a face mask!

Instant pamper box

GirlAnachronism Mon 15-Dec-14 09:09:10

I got some lovely earrings from Ruby Rae on amazon for £8 iirc, gift boxed too, so looks even nicer

gemdrop84 Mon 15-Dec-14 10:07:21

I don't know if they would like handmade items but I use along with lots of other crafters. It's a free marketplace for us crafters and there are all sorts of lovely things on there for that budget.

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