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AIBU to ask you what the hell to buy my secret santa?!?

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DanaScully83 · 12/12/2019 08:13

I'm currently on maternity leave and will be heading to my work Xmas party next week. I've just been told my secret santa is our new Managing Director! He only joined the company 4 months ago and I have never met him!

This is all I know about him:
Mid 40s
Comes from a tech background
Travels a fair bit
Likes Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - thank God for the colleague who told me that!

Budget is £12

Please please find me a present for him! In past years 'secret' santa has never remained a secret so ideally something which shows me to be witty and brilliant.....although I will settle for something that is not either boring or offensive!

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Am I being unreasonable?

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You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
DeathStare · 12/12/2019 08:17

Scarf? Gloves? Travel mug?

GiveHerHellFromUs · 12/12/2019 08:20

Self-stirring mug

Riverviews · 12/12/2019 08:21

Something like this?

AIBU to ask you what the hell to buy my secret santa?!?
Orangedaisy · 12/12/2019 08:21

Lottery scratch cards.

BadnessInTheFolds · 12/12/2019 08:23

Anything here?

Honeybee85 · 12/12/2019 08:23

Those gloves that you can keep on whilst using a smartphone (Muji has them).
Beer giftset
Travel accesoiry such as foldable slippers in a pouch to use on planes, passportcover etc.

puds11 · 12/12/2019 08:23

Check out the Diskworld Emporium.

Spartonian · 12/12/2019 08:23

Firebox have secret Santa boxes

aprilshowers2015 · 12/12/2019 08:24

Boots have got some good SS ideas. I bought for a similar person OBO DH and went for a hammer multi tool, recipient was very happy. I think it was around £15 but they had %age off gifts when I went in. (Was a bit gutted it wasn't 3 for 2 as meant I couldn't pick up a couple of gift sets for me 🤣🤣)

puds11 · 12/12/2019 08:24

@BadnessInTheFolds great minds Wink

HorridHamble · 12/12/2019 08:26

Ever so slightly over budget but a Tile sounds like a good fit. You attach it to keys, laptop, wallet, anything that you don’t want to lose, and you can track it from your phone. You can buy a single basic Tile for £13.99, or split a multipack. Great for a tech person who travels!

LittleLongDog · 12/12/2019 08:27

A lesser known Gaiman comic (as he’s less likely to have it)? Something like this:

Dyrne · 12/12/2019 08:31

Something Good Omens themed? That combines Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett!. Or one of those Discworld “History” books would be good.

Kathsmum · 12/12/2019 08:34

Calendar? Love my Pratchett one.

ohwheniknow · 12/12/2019 08:41

Can you buy Audible credits as a gift?

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