Worst secret santa gift you've received?
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 😂
uggmum · 02/12/2021 15:02
The agreement in our team was to spend £5 on a nice gift and then buy a joke gift from the pound shop for £1.
My gifts were all from the pound shop and were passive aggressive at best
A blow up crown and a rude mug with the word 'prick' on it. And 4 other crap things.
Everyone else got a nice £5 present.
I was not happy but laughed it off at the time.
WhoppingBigBackside · 02/12/2021 15:12
Not me as I never do them but a friend bought the secret santa something highly suitable as a gift but over the budget and got a grooming set by someone.
Friend's gift embarrassed the recipient as it was too extravagant
Friend was disappointed with the grooming set
ginslinger · 02/12/2021 15:19
I got a packet of elastoplasts - when I feel charitable, I like to think it was a mistake
Cattenberg · 02/12/2021 15:38
I have a friend who writes bad novels and self-publishes them. I bought a few of them to make her happy. I’ve still got them, but if I ever have to buy a present for someone I can’t stand, guess what they’ll be getting…
RedRobin100 · 02/12/2021 15:50
A sex positions calendar. My boss had bought it. Thankfully I wasn’t at the party when they exchanged and opened them all.
LibbyL92 · 02/12/2021 16:03
I got a chest of drawer ‘drawer knob’
Don’t get me wrong it was a nice ‘knob’
But it was just one… not even a pair.. just one. And I didn’t have a chest of drawers.
Maybe the person who got me it thought I was a knob.. I still laugh about it now though.
Getoutofbed25 · 02/12/2021 16:07
I got hand sanitizer and paper bloody masks last year. I was annoyed. I opted out this year, I’m going to spend a tenner on something I’ll love, rather than risk that rubbish
Groovee · 02/12/2021 16:09
A box of batsmati rice. Everyone else had lovely gifts.
OliveHenry · 02/12/2021 16:13
I was given a game where you put a velcro hat on (a bit like a swimming cap) and then people thrown sponge balls at it/you to try to make them stick.
Strangely I never played it!
Poppop4 · 02/12/2021 16:18
A hairbrush with hair in it 🤮
AuntMasha · 02/12/2021 16:23
A book entitled ‘The Crone’. It was meant in a bad way even though I was only young at the time. The woman behind it was a nasty piece of work and a bully.
The book itself turned out to be quite interesting!
InvisibleDragon · 02/12/2021 16:36
Luckily not me, but I saw soneo unwrap one of those fluorescent yellow Borat mankinis once. Everyone else got thoughtful, pleasant presents and there was a hideously awkward silence when the paper came off.
Snuggledupforwinter · 02/12/2021 16:37
Not for me or from me (promise!) but a guy in our office received hair removal cream and a lime green mankini. He's very overweight and bald and really wasn't happy
Squills · 02/12/2021 16:37
When I was mid-30's I received a god-awful headscarf of the old lady variety.
The guy who gave it to me lived with his elderly mother, so I was in no doubt of it's origins!
GeorgiaGirl52 · 02/12/2021 16:38
When I was 15, a very wealthy, childless, aunt gave me a silk tassel. Just one. I asked her what it was for. She said "you tie it to the end of the pull cord on your ceiling fan so you can reach it more easily." ---
We did not have ceiling fans in our house.
The following year I got one, silk covered, padded coat hanger. At least I did have a coat so it was useful!
therebeccariots · 02/12/2021 16:39
A pen holder in the shape of a wheelie bin......
Coffeetree · 02/12/2021 16:51
God the sexual-harassment gifts are awful!
Not Secret Santa, but in our office we usually do birthday lunches. On mine I found out that the organiser had arranged a surprise party for our cleaning lady! Whose birthday it wasn't.
So I got called into the break room and there was the shocked cleaning lady being showered with gifts and a cake with her name. I got a slice and a cutting board.
She is lovely to be fair, and was definitely surprised.
I think the organiser was mad at me about something.
buddhasbelly · 02/12/2021 16:53
These have made me both laugh and in equal measure
It's weird, we can spend c40 hours a week with people that have no idea or don't care that penis chocolates wouldn't be utterly hilarious for you.
230pm · 02/12/2021 16:53
A pen (a nice one) but when everyone else is opening extravagant gifts and you get a pen, it’s embarrassing!
TheDaydreamBelievers · 02/12/2021 18:13
On a £10 secret santa a male colleague bought me lots of diarrhoea medication and a bumper pack of loo roll. He thought it was hilarious and openly said he would have bought it for whoever he got. I had tried quite hard with my gift (which the recipient really liked) and everyone else got really nice things (either v thoughtful, or nice posh chocolates etc - my best work friend got Hotel Chocolat!).
Bin85 · 02/12/2021 18:21
It was banned at our work after
- someone who suffered from flatulence was given Windies and 2)someone got given plastic willies and these were thrown across the table and one landed in a young girl's Christmas dinner.
Alcohol also got banned .
SarahBellam · 02/12/2021 18:25
I got a Magic 8 ball. My Secret Santa turned out to be my boss who then went on to make me redundant on my first day back at work after Christmas.
Bunnyfuller · 02/12/2021 18:27
Sachet of shower gel and a scrubby thing - free off the front of a magazine. Watched the young lady who had bought it piss herself laughing with her friends when I opened it. I’d bought a bottle of wine.
Bunnyfuller · 02/12/2021 18:28
@SarahBellam sorry to laugh:
Will I keep my job? Shakes magic 8 ball
No, I’m sacking you..
😂😂😂 I hope you moved to something better
PinkLadyFriday · 02/12/2021 18:30
I got two large melons with rubber baby bottle teets sellotaped to them and a note saying to the girl with more front than Blackpool. I was 24 and a 34b I was mortified and wanted to cry.
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