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work secret santa ideas please

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Xihha Fri 01-Dec-17 19:54:48

I am fairly new so don't really know anyone that well.

Gift is for a woman in her late 30s.
It can't be something rude but silly is fine.
Not chocolate or smellies (nursery school, we'll get plenty of those).

NewPantsforaNewYear Sat 02-Dec-17 01:44:46

What’s the budget?

NewPantsforaNewYear Sat 02-Dec-17 01:45:44

A scarf is always a safe bet.

Ricekrispie22 Sat 02-Dec-17 08:24:32

Thermal travel mug
Fingerless gloves
2018 diary from Paperchase
Slipper socks
Nail varnish

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 02-Dec-17 15:13:01

Don't do silly - it's just a waste of money.


RavenWings Sat 02-Dec-17 15:17:00

A mug
Christmas tree decoration
Coffee shop voucher

All fairly inoffensive!

Petalflowers Sat 02-Dec-17 15:21:02

Yankee candle
Bottle of wine/prossecco

next - do a lot of Christmas decorations, candles, Christmas ornaments etc etc

Christmas servishing dish


Cookery book

DailyMailDontStealMyThread Sat 02-Dec-17 15:23:47


I got prosecco glitter from Lakeland

LoniceraJaponica Sat 02-Dec-17 15:25:34


Girliefriendlikesflowers Sat 02-Dec-17 15:27:05

Warm socks (Primark do some lovely ones!)
A nice mug is always a safe bet.

grannytomine Sat 02-Dec-17 15:27:14

Ask around and see what she likes to drink, if anything. If she likes prosecco or red wine then a bottle is good. I hate silly gifts they are such a waste of money. I may be unusual but I don't like yankee candles. My favourite would be a voucher, I know people always say it isn't personal but I like choosing something.

cece Sat 02-Dec-17 15:30:16

I got some Christmas coffee sachets from Starbucks once.
Another year I got some running socks.
I was very pleased with both.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 02-Dec-17 16:01:41

I don't like Yankee candles either. I'd be disappointed with a mug too (although have both given and received them in the past) - we have so many mugs, and I always drink out of just two of them.

I'd always be pleased with:
nice notebook and pen
funky Post-It notes
Nice chocolate (tiny box of something good, rather than big box of Celebrations-esque stuff)
Biscuits - M&S tin of shortbread or something like that
book marks (can never have too many!)
Coffee / nice tea bags

Fffion Sat 02-Dec-17 17:23:13

I bought a personalised mug for my colleague.

Xihha Sat 02-Dec-17 17:46:15

Sorry, budget would have helped, £5 limit.

Notebook and pens or a scarf sound like a good idea, thanks.

DailyMailDontStealMyThread Sat 02-Dec-17 22:20:02

Scratch card?

LoniceraJaponica Sat 02-Dec-17 22:44:38

I got scratch card one year and won £1. It was a shite present.

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