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Can we have a Secret Santa ideas thread?

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LouLouLockets Sat 21-Nov-15 17:58:14

Last year I got my SS the little gift box of Chanel nail varnishes, which (I thought anyway!) was quite a good gift.

My SS this year is not really into make up, quite outdoorsy. Budget £20.

I'll wrack my brains to solve your dilemmas if you help me solve mine! santa

£20 is a lot!!!

Wellie warmers/ lovely warm socks / hipflask and a couple of miniature bottles of something warming / leather gloves / scarf / book about walks in your area / flask and hot choc and posh teabags

BonitaFangita Sat 21-Nov-15 18:23:56

Wow LouLou, that is a lot.

What about a hat, scarf or some gloves. This looks like a nice idea
www.thegreatgiftcompany.co.uk/occasions/special_occasions/christmas/secret-santa/great_pub_great_walk_in_a_box.htm
Do they like gardening, or have any pets?
I'm after a gift for a young man, early twenties who works in a different department. I've spoken to him about three time and hardly know anything about him! He's quite well groomed, but other than that I have no idea.
I love doing SS though and trying to think of something just right for my receiver.

Young man - budget? Cufflinks? Bow tie?

DragonsCanHop Sat 21-Nov-15 18:41:00

Bonita Costa voucher? New tie?

I have a lovely lady, mid forties, not sure what her interests are outside of work, she has two young boys, not really in to make up - I'm stumped!

Noeuf Sat 21-Nov-15 18:45:19

I refuse to do secret Santa again this year after my ss recipient had a face like sucked lemons and showed her friend in a totally pissed off fashion during the group 'share'
She was quite young but from a different work place so no idea what she expected.

BikeRunSki Sat 21-Nov-15 18:47:53

Alphabet mugs are my default SS gift. Depending on budget, I'd add posh hot choc/flake, coffee/syrup, biscuits, etc.

For £20 for an outdoorsy person, I'd get some super warm socks from Smartwool. These are my favourites Very warm, I have several colours.

Coffee voucher a v good idea.

Tiger have lovely, v cheap, alphabet mugs.

LouLouLockets Sat 21-Nov-15 18:54:00

Starbucks vouchers are my default with twenty somethings, I agree. Posh hot chocolate sounds good for my SS, I do think she has a sweet tooth!

Madbengalmum Sat 21-Nov-15 18:54:05

Magazine subscription?

LouLouLockets Sat 21-Nov-15 18:56:18

Dragons.... <thinks> cinema vouchers?

40s lady - really good handcream and a funky nail varnish

cece Sat 21-Nov-15 19:11:18

For £20 I'd like some really nice running socks or running clothes of some sort. Or a yoga vest top.

BonitaFangita Sat 21-Nov-15 19:18:06

Thanks all, our budget is £10. I know he doesn't drink coffee, whenever he's been in the office when I do the drinks rounds he has herbal tea. Cuff links sounds a good idea, I'll have to do some snooping, find out what he likes.

Noeuf that's rotten, I though SS gift were just supposed to be a bit of fun. What a mean thing for your receiver to do.

Dragons what's your budget? how about a mug for the office? Or a pretty scarf? chocolate and wine are always popular.

Just been on on the highstreet there are some unusual gift ideas on there.

DragonsCanHop Sat 21-Nov-15 19:52:44

It's meant to be £5 but I don't mind spending £10 because she is lovely.

Last year I had the office bitch. She hated our charity of the year - whizz Kidz so I made her a voucher donating her £5 to the charity <blush> I'm not normally spiteful but she was so nasty and luckily doesn't work with us anymore.

Bimblywibbler Sat 21-Nov-15 21:23:33

Loulou, how about a buff

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