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newtlover Wed 06-Dec-17 21:03:43

OK folks hit me with your best ideas...I have to spend £10 on a female colleague about whom I know very little. Food is out due to dietary issues. I know literally nothing about her hobbies etc. She is not noticably a fan of jewellery or toiletries (never a convo re perfume or the like) ...I am completely stumped.

excitedforxmas17 Wed 06-Dec-17 21:05:20

A nice lanyard with beads for security pass at work?

user1493413286 Wed 06-Dec-17 21:06:37

Nice mug, bottle of wine, gloves or scarf, fun game from one of the little gift aisle at supermarket, hand cream set, usb cup warmer if she drinks hot drinks at a computer at work

Apileofballyhoo Wed 06-Dec-17 21:06:58

A scented candle?

Piratesandpants Wed 06-Dec-17 21:07:56

A nice pen? I’m crap at presents grin

flumpybear Wed 06-Dec-17 21:07:56

A funny desk calendar 📆

crazycatgal Wed 06-Dec-17 21:08:41

A nice planner or journal from paperchase?

FuckyNellYaBastad Wed 06-Dec-17 21:10:09

www.profanityink.co.uk

newtlover Wed 06-Dec-17 21:32:46

the profanity ink stuff is funny!
but perhaps a tad risky
we don't have our own desks so that sort of thing won't work
I thought I could get an amaryllis for that sort of price at M&S but no

Geepee71 Wed 06-Dec-17 21:47:44

Molton brown bauble £10 job done, or hotel choc chocolates.

Leeds2 Wed 06-Dec-17 22:24:48

Christmas candle.
Cath Kidston mug.
Cook book.

millimat Wed 06-Dec-17 22:33:32

Reed diffuser for her home? Not quite toiletries but a treat nevertheless.

Shylo Wed 06-Dec-17 22:42:00

Anything that smells is always a risk - one persons idea of lovely is another persons headache lol

Amaryllis sounds good - I also like the hyacinth baskets. Have you tried Tesco? Mine does lots of things like that

Ningnang2000 Thu 07-Dec-17 00:32:41

I bought my secret Santa before I knew about was. Who wouldn't like this....

www.amazon.co.uk/Hello-Looking-Ceramic-White-Ounce/dp/B00CKXOGTG?tag=mumsnetforum-21

Or what about It's a wonderful life on DVD and a bell tree ornament.

Cosy slipper socks things?

Grow your own kit? Mint/strawberries/chillies

JungleBooty Thu 07-Dec-17 00:39:06

Nipple tassels?
Chocolate penis?

It is a secret Santa..spice it up a bit grin

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Fri 08-Dec-17 14:01:28

Aldi do amaryllis I think

hashtagelfie Fri 08-Dec-17 15:50:39

How old roughly? What I'd suggest for a 50yr old may be different to my suggestions for a 20yr old.
Have you tried stalking searching for her on social media?

newtlover Fri 08-Dec-17 18:44:57

50ish
will check out aldi, thanks

LilyChantilly Sun 10-Dec-17 22:13:38

I bought this for my Secret Santa, also a £10 limit. Thought it was really pretty smile www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-Porcelain-lithophane-Tea-light-holder-Heart/252615926994?hash=item3ad11524d2:g:sgYAAOSwcLxYGOTS

LilyChantilly Sun 10-Dec-17 22:16:51

This one is also lovely and they have more than one left! The one I bought from a local shop came in a very nice gift box (so easy to wrap) and they take ordinary tea lights. www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-Porcelain-lithophane-Tea-light-holder-Butterfly/252615932493?epid=1555395158&hash=item3ad1153a4d:g:-MYAAOSwcLxYGOaS

jocktamsonsbairn Sun 10-Dec-17 22:26:37

My best secret Santa gift was a lovely lunch bag! It did have a mini bottle of prosecco in it too and chocs but I use the lunch bag every day and love it! Would never have bought it for myself.

Whisky2014 Sun 10-Dec-17 22:28:37

I got mine a personalised Xmas tree bauble. Just arrived yesterday and it looks quite nice! Notonthehighstreet.com

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