Christmas is only a few months away and many companies are starting to plan their Christmas party. It’s a time of year when venues get discussed and of course the dreaded ‘Secret Santa’ discussion happens!
Secret Santa is is a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a work colleague to whom they give a gift. The identity of the gift giver is to remain a secret and should not be revealed. It’s designed to be fun and the value of the gift is usually set so everyone spends the same amount of money.
However, many people cringe at the thought of Secret Santa as the thought of buying a gift for someone you may not know very well is quite daunting. But have no fear, here are five ideas to inspire your shopping….
Secret Santa 1 – Games
Everyone likes a good game whether it’s a card game, board game or beach game they are definitely a great gift especially around the holiday period. So why not look at some of the fun card games around. Name the Emoji card games are great fun and come in all sorts of topics such as sport, kids, pop-culture. It’s a quick easy game that anyone can play and is sure to get the party started. (Available at www.notsocks.co.nz)
Secret Santa 2 – Drinks
It’s commonplace in today’s workplace to have a drink bottle or coffee cup at work. We are all trying to be ecofriendly so the use of glass bottles and reusable coffee cups are something of a craze. So why not treat your colleague to a new one this Christmas. (Available at www.shutthefrontdoor.co.nz)
Secret Santa – Techies
Most people these days have a mobile phone or watch that needs charging on a regular basis so why not think technology for a secret santa present. Cable Buddies are very in trend and can be purchased at many different retail stores. Other ideas are these cool charging stations especially if you sit next to someone who is untidy and has cables everywhere! (Available at www.shutthefrontdoor.co.nz and amazon)
Secret Santa 4 – Stress Bunnies
If you have a colleague at work that is always running around or gets easily stressed then a these little stress relievers could be just the ticket. The infamous stress ball and the atomic brain ball are both great for having to hand when feeling stressed and the colours are sure to brighten up anyone’s desk! (Available at www.notsocks.co.nz)
Secret Santa – Drinks Anyone?
During the festive period most kiwis love to crack open a beer or enjoy a nice Gin and Tonic around the bbq. So why not look into these groovy bottle openers. This clever nail bottle opener has magnets inlaid on both sides of the nail so it catches the removed bottle cap and the other holds the opener on your fridge when not in use.(Available at www.shutthefrontdoor.co.nz)
Or think about this handy straw travel pack, ideal for keeping in you bag when you go out and easily enables you to say no to the plastic straw. Perfect for mums with kids or who like a G&T out!
Whatever gift you decide to get remember that Christmas is the time for giving and for a bit of fun so think outside the box and don’t dread Secret Santa embrace it you never know you might just learn to love it!!