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Secret Santa gift for new male colleague!

(18 Posts)
Aquiver Thu 09-Nov-17 09:38:59

Hi all - would be very grateful please for some suggestions / inspirations for a new male colleague of mine, who is my Secret Santa recipient this year.

I don’t know him very well (having only worked with him for a couple of months) but here are some facts:
- Late 30s / early 40s
- Quite sporty - enjoys swimming and running
- Loves eating(!) and is constantly nibbling on something and welcomes leftovers from others (has a fabulous metabolism)
- Environmentally friendly - keen to encourage recycling etc eg brings his own mug to work rather than use paper cups.

Please help as I’m stuck!

7ways Thu 09-Nov-17 09:41:13

What’s the budget?

He sounds quite easy!

Socks - either jokey ones or for sport.
Mug with his name on it or something personalised.
Boots usually have good foodie kits

Aquiver Thu 09-Nov-17 18:53:25

Sorry! Ought to have said - £10 budget

RebornSlippy Thu 09-Nov-17 18:54:39

A mug and chocolate sounds about right from your description.

Thesmallthings Thu 09-Nov-17 18:58:25

A nice travel mug with posh coffee / tea / biscuits?

AllBuggiedOut Thu 09-Nov-17 19:05:19

Some running socks? Feetures are really good...

singadream Thu 09-Nov-17 19:28:00

Yeah def something foodie.

BikeRunSki Thu 09-Nov-17 19:28:43

Initial mug

CakeNinja Thu 09-Nov-17 19:40:31

Someone bought these for dp last year, they were about a tenner on offer during the year, sure you can get them at lots of places.
I'm not a fan of pork scratchings but they were quite nice!

AprilShowers16 Thu 09-Nov-17 19:44:09

How about some chocolate and an environmentally friendly toothbrush?

whimsical1975 Thu 09-Nov-17 19:54:33

Bottle of red wine

Aquiver Sat 11-Nov-17 19:46:00

Lovely suggestions - thanks all. I think foodie is a good way to go, and the initial or coffee mug sounds fab!

OlennasWimple Sat 11-Nov-17 20:05:36

Voucher for Pret / Itsu / local sandwich place?

DameFanny Sat 11-Nov-17 20:10:58

Nick Knowles cd, can't go wrong wink

SimplyNigella Sat 11-Nov-17 20:15:37

A Graze voucher for a few boxes to be delivered to work?

chipscheeseandgravy Sat 11-Nov-17 20:18:36

Dp got gifted some of the pork scratching suggested upthread. I ate them grin. Delicious 😋
Have a look at not on the high street, some really quirky food gifts on there.
Boots do things like extra hot sauces in the 3 for 2 selection. Same goes for meat rubs/marinades. Did also see one for cureing your own bacon confused
Running/swimming stuff may be hard to get something for under £10 unless you go for a tshirt/mug etc with some sort of slogan on. Not sure if buying someone a speedo would be inappropriate grinwink

swizzlestix Sun 12-Nov-17 07:27:28

What about a wallet ninja - from
Amazon and a hotel chocolate small bag

Aquiver Thu 16-Nov-17 08:59:04

The Graze suggestion has really piqued my interest - had no idea you could buy vouchers for a number of boxes to be delivered! x

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