We all experience that momentary panic when we pick out a name of a colleague in the annual Secret Santa draw, as you can guarantee it’s going to be the one who is the most awkward / straight laced / uptight. Well this year, you don’t need to think ‘what on earth am I going to get Martin / Annabelle / Stacey or Dave’, as we are going to give you the top eight Secret Santa gifts to buy for under £15.
It’s beneficial to have some sort of an idea about the person you have drawn out – for example, do they have a good sense of humour or are they a bit on the serious side? For a puzzle-mad person, there are plenty of gifts on the market that will appeal to their problem resolution skills, such as the favourite from the 1980s, the Rubiks Cube, or even one with a numerical twist on this classic, Sudokube. Instead of matching the colours, you are matching the numbers between one and nine on each side of the cube, successfully combining the addictive Sudoku with the traditional puzzle.
For the one which is heading for a possible arrest by the fashion police, then why not buy a pair of socks that look like a pair of sandals? This classic summer faux pas is committed by at least one office member and you can let them know that this doesn’t go unnoticed with this very unsubtle present! There is also always that one person in the office who, when they say they are going for a loo break, doesn’t come back for at least 25 minutes. You can also let them know that everyone is aware of this by presenting them with potty putty, a golf-inspired game they can play whilst sat on the loo!
For the one that always has a cuppa in their hand, you could get them a self-stirring mug, letting them know that they can save valuable working seconds by letting the mug stir the sugar in for them! For the more sensible of your colleagues, you may decide to buy them a thoughtful, personalised gift using a photograph that means a lot to them, such as a mug, phone or tablet case. There are plenty of these to choose from at Pixa Prints. You could even choose a mouse mat or a small canvas for under £15, the choice is yours.
For Great British Bake Off fans you can get a treat-inspired bath set which will leave them smelling of cherry bakewell the whole day long, or, for those who run a mile whenever they see a spider heading their way, you could get them a spider catcher to keep on their desk. If all else fails, there is a plethora of alcohol-inspired gifts online, including those which can help with a Christmas office party-induced hangover.