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Worst secret santa gift you've received?
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buddhasbelly · 02/12/2021 11:02

Mine was gin infused chocolates, when the whole office knows I'm a recovering alcoholic.

Please tell me your worst secret santa gifts you've received?

My office pal got the chocolates 😂

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SparklingLime · 22/12/2021 12:37

There must’ve some more horrors by now?

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sofakingcool · 07/12/2021 22:35

@Beeinalily

I'd be happy with a scarf and a box of Matchmakers...Blush

Me too @Beeinalily BlushGrin
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fromtheshires · 07/12/2021 20:11

Wow, theres some real horror stories on here....

One particularly memorable year springs to mind. One married woman whose husband worked with us got a vibrator from someone thinking it would be funny and the same year someone got a claw hammer. They were a bit 'creepy' if you follow and again the gift giver thought it was funny. I sat there perplexed and also mortified for all involved Hmm

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Beeinalily · 07/12/2021 17:21

I'd be happy with a scarf and a box of Matchmakers...Blush

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TheFairPrincess · 07/12/2021 15:08

In my first job (non office) someone got me a copy of the Kama Sutra. I was 17 and a virgin.

Apart from that, I have actually received very nice secret santas with a weird tendency to receive somewhat over the top gifts!

I will confess, one year I did forget about Secret Santa completely, I had not long had my first baby and was absolutely skint, and I had to frantically run out and get the cheapest thing I could find. It was a box of Thorntons The Snowman Chocolates and I didn't have time to get wrapping paper so I stuck colour paper from the office stationery cupboard around it Blush

I was absolutely mortified. I wanted to give the recipient my gift as well but I was a 22 year old woman and they were a middle aged man, so I don't think he would have been interested!

Eventually that office started to do a secret santa whereby everyone who entered listed 3 things that they liked, to point the giver in the right direction. I thought that was a really good idea.

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PopcornPeacock · 07/12/2021 14:01

Dunno about the worst, but one year I got a whip - a real one! Bit of a shock I can tell you!

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Proudboomer · 07/12/2021 13:53

I got a Poundland desk diary which had feltip squiggles on most pages. They had either bought it like that or left it somewhere their toddler could get hold of it.

Best ever for novelty factor alone was a tin of Donald trump mints.and a miniature Donald Trump soap. I am not a particular fan of Donald but enjoyed the weirdness of it. Gave both to my son as he collects weird things.

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faithfulbird20 · 07/12/2021 13:50

I'm not going to take part in any from now on...reading all these it seems like nobody likes them! Why would they?! Go get yourself a present you like!

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Cattenberg · 07/12/2021 13:37

@Trinacham

A scarf with a box of matchmakers

I think I once got someone this Blush. Although I wouldn’t swear the chocolates were Matchmakers.

Poor Susan. I drew her name out of the hat for two or three years in a row.
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Chr1stmasCarole · 04/12/2021 12:50

@BlowDryRat

The year the person who got me in the SS forgot to buy me a present. I was a newly single mum and it was the only present I was going to get. I quietly excused myself and had a good cry.

And this is the reason I always go way over budget on my SS gifts now. Just in case somebody really needs to get something nice and thoughtful.
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Chr1stmasCarole · 04/12/2021 12:48

Somebody had clearly forgotten and improvised last minute. They made a brown paper lunch bag into rudolf (using felt tips) then put a load of random shit inside it.
There was a chocolate bar (nice) but then wet wipe sachets, paper clips, pencils. They'd clearly pilfered the stationary cupboard Grin

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flashpaper · 04/12/2021 12:41

When I was about 17, my manager took an unusual interest in my sex life. For our secret Santa, she bought me edible knickers, a grow your own sex toy, and some other "sexy" items. I was horrified. I was such a shy teen.

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DappyApple · 04/12/2021 12:34

Not me but dh. A three pack of Cadbury cream eggs!

I’m not sure what the thinking behind it was or where he even managed to get cream eggs in December!

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LanguageAsAFlower · 04/12/2021 11:29

Last year I got a book of what can only be described as terrible sex poetry.
From SIL's boyfriend.

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mam0918 · 04/12/2021 11:15

@Nel246

A balloon filled with flour...plain or self raising I'm not sure!

Sounds like a homemade stress ball... I use to work with a young girl with learning difficulties and she liked to make them as gifts for people.
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GreatOak · 04/12/2021 10:17

Not bad particularly but certainly the oddest: A framed photo of my face superimposed onto the body of a fantasy character! Confused

But I once gave a SS gift that to this day makes me cringe and feel deeply ashamed of myself: I forgot, then panicked on the day and wrapped up a box of signature ales that I found at the back of the cupboard. Turned out when the recipient opened them, they were 3 years out of date. I tried to redeem myself afterwards by buying a really nice set of fresh ales for him and left them on his desk with a note “from Santa” apologising for this dreadful mistake. And luckily he thought the whole thing was very funny. But I still feel mortified about it many years later. That’s my punishment!

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ItsSunnyOutside · 04/12/2021 10:16

Some Post It notes. They were posh ones from Selfridges I think, but still..

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TwoBigNoisyBoys · 04/12/2021 10:05

I don’t think I’ve ever had a terrible Secret Santa gift, luckily. Maybe they’ve been a bit boring or generic but nothing horrible or passive aggressive.

The one that sticks in my mind though was in the office I worked in years ago. One of the fellas opened his and out fell an Ann Summers posing pouch and some kind of chocolate genitalia. There was a hushed silence (everyone else’s gifts were things like a nice mug, scarf or gloves etc) and he looked mortified. It was well deserved in my opinion though. He liked to come across as Mister Nice Guy but he’d bragged about cheating on his wife using the website ‘Illicit Encounters’ so I thought it was hilarious 😁 and I had a good giggle later on with the person I knew had bought it for him

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TheMoreThisReachesTheMainstrea · 04/12/2021 09:42

I'd have cooked the pheasant - I love pheasant

Perhaps so,
But it was the sudden change of mood that floored things. It was a bit like turning on the tv expecting to see the Simpsons and finding one of the Saw films

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ArblemarchTFruitbat · 04/12/2021 09:34

I'd have cooked the pheasant - I love pheasant.

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TheMoreThisReachesTheMainstrea · 04/12/2021 09:30

@my8thMNusername

Via a taxidermist or just pure roadkill?

I think it was a pheasant he’d shot himself. It was a long time ago, but I think his family came from somewhere in Scotland where a dead pheasant was a perfectly normal gift. He shot one, he needed a gift….job done?

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JeffThePilot · 04/12/2021 06:53

A packet of ready salted Walkers crisps.

That’s just crap though, many of the other things on this thread are bitchy or disgusting. I’m glad I’ve not been in a job that does secret Santa for years.

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Trinacham · 04/12/2021 06:14

A scarf with a box of matchmakers

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Hodl · 04/12/2021 06:10

A tub of Lust Dust (edible sherbet I think) from Ann Summers from one of my male colleagues. Yuk!

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Nel246 · 04/12/2021 03:57

A balloon filled with flour...plain or self raising I'm not sure!

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