Office Secret Santa time’s rolling around. Have you picked your name yet? Awesome, now you just need to decide what to buy them. Difficult isn’t it, especially when you don’t know half of the people you work with half as well as you should like, and you like less than half of them half as well as they deserve…
If you get that modified quote, then we definitely wish you were our office friends! Ahem…
Luckily for you, I have here a Secret Santa Generator – throwing out ideas for Christmas gifts for all types of people and budgets. And if you don’t spot one you want here, then maybe you’ll find something you love in our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide! So… let’s jump right in.
- 1 11 Gift Ideas From Our Secret Santa Generator
- 1.1 1/ Personalised Funny Christmas Chocolate Bars – £5.95
- 1.2 2/ Game Of Thrones Calendar – £9.99
- 1.3 3/ That’s So you! Jingle Bells Grab Bag – was £6, now £3
- 1.4 4/ Work & Weekend Mugs – £9.99
- 1.5 5/ Hot Cookie USB Cup Warmer – £9.95
- 1.6 6/ The Dead Tidy – From £4.95
- 1.7 7/ Desktop Pool – From £6.00
- 1.8 8/ Surprise Mug – I’m A Tw#t – £4.99
- 1.9 9/ A Keyring Gadget – from £5.99
- 1.10 10/ Moustache Comb – £5.00
- 1.11 11/ Sugru – From £6.50
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11 Gift Ideas From Our Secret Santa Generator
1/ Personalised Funny Christmas Chocolate Bars – £5.95
If you don’t quite know what to get for someone, but you know they like chocolate and pretty terrible jokes, this Secret Santa Generator would suggest a funny Christmas chocolate bar.
£5.95 for ONE CHOCOLATE BAR?! You’re having a giggle!
Well, yes, that’s the whole point. There are a bunch of different funny designs to pick from, and you can personalise yours with the name of the person you’re buying it for. See? That looks like you put a lot more thought into it than the usual petrol station pack of celebrations. And if you don’t know who you’re buying for (you’re drawing from a bag on the day or something) there’s even more room for fun – personalise it with ‘To The Unlucky Soul Who Picked This Out’ or something.
You can grab this from NotOnTheHighstreet.com.
2/ Game Of Thrones Calendar – £9.99
You’ve picked the office boxset addict. That one person who always comes in bleary eyed and falls asleep on their desk by lunchtime because they stayed up until 2 am the night before watching ‘just one more’ episode on Netflix. The Secret Santa Generator would suggest a Game of Thrones calendar for this person (or substitute the series of their choice; Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, Sherlock and House of Cards are all good runners up).
Actually, I have a confession to make. This wasn’t really the Secret Santa Generator’s choice, this was actually Louise’s idea on her Secret Santa list over at The What Now Blog. Go check it out, she has some more incredible ideas on it!
It’s not difficult to find these calendars online or instore, and it might even help the person you’re buying it for to organise which nights are good to binge on their new favourite show, and which nights they should probably get an early night.
You can find this Game of Thrones Calendar from Waterstones for £9.99.
3/ That’s So you! Jingle Bells Grab Bag – was £6, now £3
If you’ve got the office stinker, then this Secret Santa Generator suggests a funny wash kit!
You pulled their name out of the hat and felt all eyes on you when people found out. This is their chance to send a message, and they’re living it through you. This person comes into work each day, and by the end of it, the office reeks. Maybe they don’t bathe. Maybe they eat disgusting, smelly food. Maybe they just don’t know what personal hygiene is. Well, it’s up to you to teach them. Everyone’s counting on it.
Sure this is a bit of a laugh as a present, but to the office, it’s so much more than that. With great Secret Santa buying power comes great gifting responsibility. Let’s hope they get the message. You can grab this Secret Santa gift from Marks and Spencer.
4/ Work & Weekend Mugs – £9.99
The Secret Santa Generator would pick this for anyone you need to buy a present for (who has a sense of humour!).
Ok, so buying both mugs would set you back a bit, so pick one wisely. Are they more suited to the work mug, or the weekend mug? Either way, they’ll love it, as long as they know how to have a good laugh.
You can find both of the mugs on Firebox. And if you really get along with the person you’re buying for, you could always buy both mugs now and save the second for their birthday.
5/ Hot Cookie USB Cup Warmer – £9.95
You’ve drawn that employee’s name. The one who spends half the day making cups of tea and coffee, always complaining that he doesn’t drink them all because they go cold in this winter weather. The Secret Santa Generator has the perfect gift for them – a USB Cup Warmer.
Not only is this a great Secret Santa idea for work, it’s also a passive aggressive nudge to the recipient that they need to do some work at some point in the future.
You can grab the Hot Cookie USB Cup Warmer from Prezzybox here for £9.95, with an awesome 15% Cashback, or the cheaper plain USB Cup Warmer from Menkind here for £4.99, with 8% cashback, so there’s something for any Secret Santa budget (with a little bit extra for you to pocket!).
6/ The Dead Tidy – From £4.95
Now for the office slob. You know the one; their stuff’s always floating over onto your desk, and if there’s a pile in the sink they’re the first to deny it. What’s the Secret Santa Generator got for them? The Dead Tidy.
Their desk already looks like a crime scene, now they can have the body imprint to finish the display! It’s small enough to not clutter up their desk anymore and big enough to store a few pens. You can get The Dead Tidy from a bunch of different retailers!
7/ Desktop Pool – From £6.00
What to get for the office bore? The Secret Santa Generator suggests this desktop pool gift.
Ok, come on, who wouldn’t want to have a cheeky play on this on a tea break? If there’s someone who doesn’t even crack a smile at the office, and you’re the unfortunate soul who’s picked their name, this would be the perfect Secret Santa Christmas gift. It’s tiny, so won’t take up much room, and works just like a full sized pool table; the tiny balls can fall down the holes in the table and roll back out again.
You can find the Desktop Pool table from a variety of retailers.
8/ Surprise Mug – I’m A Tw#t – £4.99
Got someone you don’t really like, but know is a good sport when it comes to office pranks? Then the Secret Santa Generator suggests this Surprise Mug!
What you’re hoping for is them opening it and not looking at the bottom. You apologise, say you don’t have much of a budget this year. Then a day, a week, even a month later they go to use it and everyone in the office laughs. You’re going for the long game here.
This might be a risky Secret Santa gift if you’re all taking a random Christmas present from a bag though. The last thing you want is the person with absolutely no humour in the office to pick it out. Then it’d be denial all the way – pretend it wasn’t you who put it in!
Have you just picked out the name of the techy wizard? You’re probably worried because tech costs so much more than your Secret Santa budget, but don’t worry, our Secret Santa Generator’s picked just the thing – a keyring gadget.
From a keyring that can hide your money, to one that can charge your phone or even MAKE FIRE, I’ve found all the most incredible ones on a budget and you can find them all right here in our 7 Incredible Keyring Gadgets blogpost. Now you can get them a great present they might actually use, rather than just stick in a drawer.
10/ Moustache Comb – £5.00
Got a guy to buy for with an awesome ‘tache? Does he boast constantly about its volume and shape? Then this Secret Santa Generator suggests A MOUSTACHE COMB. Now not only can he continue constantly preening it in the office mirror and bathroom, but he can do it with a funnily shaped comb.
And who knows, maybe he’ll finally get the message that you’re all sick of hearing about it and think he’s about as ridiculous as this gift is.
11/ Sugru – From £6.50
Ah… you pulled the boss’s name. My condolences. Don’t know what to get your boss for Secret Santa? Don’t panic, the Secret Santa Generator has an awesome idea for them; Sugru.
What is Sugru? Think of playdough like kids have, which hardens and becomes waterproof. Why would your boss want this? Because it’s insanely useful. If the plastic around their phone charger wire is starting to come off, they can wrap it in Sugru to keep it sturdy. If they want to hide the cables trailing all around the office, they can stick them to the underneath of the desks. You can even use Sugru to attach blocks of lego to the wall, and then your keys, so you’ll always have somewhere to hang them!
You can find Sugru sold by a bunch of retailers.
So hopefully our Secret Santa Generator’s given you some awesome Secret Santa ideas for work. If none of these were what you were hoping for, just drop me a comment here or over on Facebook or Twitter and I’ll find a Secret Santa gift for the specific person you’re buying for!