My DH is the big cheese surrounded by little cheeses. It has been a very awful year and as a morale boost we are having a crimbo party and want to give a small token to each man (other officers and seniors). Other than wine or port what can I get? Has to be the same gift and relativley cheap £10 and under. Also a few civillian staff but more happy to go with chocs or something for them. Any ideas - not necessarily military themed - would be very gratefully appreciated.
Made me laugh - but a bit close to the knuckle given what a lot of people are saying about Afghanistan (ie silly to have troops there). Will not go into too much detail but our Regt have had a terrible time in the last year. You have to double think everything as offence can be taken when absolutely none meant - bit sad really. We really do need to be cheered up though so maybe a humourous gift.... although I laugh at the jokes in crackers so am not exactly a discerning judge of comedy!
I've just bought a few copies of the military history quiz book from the Book People for secret Santa at the various Christmas and mess dos DH has. If your lot are anything like ours, they'll have great fun trying to outdo each other.
If they drink then BOB beer on sale in Sainsburys, proceeds go to a good cause too! Or the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' books are quite nice and reasonably priced. When we did a similar thing at Sqn level we got a range of different things trying to appeal to all and did it as a lucky dip which was quite fun.