The Jobsgopublic Guide to Secret Santa

Arran Williams, December 2, 2016

It’s that time of year again! The tree is up, the music is in full swing and most importantly - it’s time for SECRET SANTA!

With so many different characters and personalities in the office, it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect gift.

But don’t fear as we are here to help!

pexels-photo-25For the one who likes a cheeky drink– This person is always the first one in the pub on a Friday lunchtime. Whether wine, beer or spirits is their chosen poison, you are spoilt for choice to satisfy their drinking needs this year!

Our Suggestions:
Beer Credits from £10

Wine bottle glass from £13.00

man-person-red-whiteFor the one who loves a joke –They’re the life and soul of the party. Always filled with banter and ready to tell a funny story. You know that you can’t just get them any old mundane gift, it just wouldn’t feel right!

Our suggestions:
The Little Book of Dirty Jokes from £5.99

Pie face game from £9.95

baby-boy-child-christmas-41189For the one who’s expecting/have kids -There is excitement in the office as this one is expecting a little bundle of joy. Perhaps they already have kids and are a doting mum or dad. Either way, you want to get them a gift that entertains them AND their little ones (but mainly them!) this Christmas:

Our suggestions:
Test Your Baby’s genius book from £4.99

Funny baby grow from £9.00

globe-indonesia-equator-80467For the one who loves to travel – Asia? They’ve done it. Africa? They’ve been there, done that AND got the T-shirt. This person knows a thing or two about the world and are probably planning their next adventure as we speak.

Our suggestions:
Scratch map from £9.99

Travelling the world survival kit from £6.95

pexels-photo-196343For the one who likes a gadget- The office’s resident Inspector Gadget always has the newest tech going. Although your £10 budget is probably not going to get them the latest Apple watch (hey they probably have that already anyway!) You can still get them something cool and techy for a bargain.

Our suggestions:

R2D2 Desk Vac from £14.99

Ultimate Geek Pen from £8.99

theme-candid-portraits-smile-woman-girl-40064-1For the one who loves their pets – They love their pet even more than most humans in their life and would pretty much do anything to make them happy. You probably know their pet's name better than their own partners!

Our suggestions:
Luxury dog gift set from £10.00

How it works –The cat from £7.00

Pooch Selfie from £12.99

pexels-photo-239332For the one who really REALLY loves tea – They typically drink at least 8 cups a day and panic when there is a shortage in the office! We’re talking about the tea lover. When choosing their gift, just make sure that you have the correct brand of tea, or you might have a fight on your hands!

Our suggestions:
PG tips Biscuits and Mug Gift Set from £8.00

English Tea Shop Assorted Fairtrade and Organic Tea Bags Gift Tin from £11.59

grimace-funny-expression-mask-53421For the one who can take a joke – They don’t take life too seriously and have no problem being the butt of the joke. Quite like the one who loves a joke, they dish them out as much as they take!

Our suggestions:
Turkey hat from £5.00

Death by stupidity book from £7.99

santa-claus-christmas-beard-celebration-41963-1For the one who you really don’t know – You’ve probably shared about 5 words with each other and that was when you both happened to be using the printer at the same time! With no personal jokes to go off, or anything for that matter, your best bet is to keep it as generic as possible. Think Christmas! You can’t go wrong with that.

Our suggestions:
Novelty Knitted Christmas Design Hot Water Bottles from £8.67

Pass the sprout from £6.99

pexels-photo-173880For the one who likes it really hot - They’ve completed the hot chilli challenge and have the certificate framed on their desk. They may have tried almost every chilli going, but they’re still up for another chance to show off their talents.

Our suggestions:
eKitch Make Your Own Chilli Sauce Kit from £9.99

Evil Hot Gummi Bears from £6.99

tulips-bed-colorful-color-69776For the one who with green fingers – There’s always at least one that fancies themselves as the next Alan Titchmarsh or Charlie Dimmock. Their dream weekend is spending it in their garden adding new and exotic plants (you’ve seen the evidence all over their Instagram!)

Our suggestions:
Plant Theatre Bonsai Trio Kit from £12.49

Grow Me – Sprouts from £4.95

pexels-photo-55636For the one who loves their grub – They always have the best restaurant suggestions and definitely know their linguini from their tagliatelle. Food is a passion for them and they are always there when you need to know the perfect way to roast a potato.

Our suggestions :
Cookin' With Coolio from £10.99

Sprout Roulette from £4.99

pexels-photo-63572For the one who’s never without their phone – They are constantly glued to their phone, it’s almost like an extra limb. In fact you sometimes actually think that losing an actual limb would be less devastating for them then losing their phone!

Our Suggestions:
Mobile phone water proof case from £7.99

Grip strip from £6.99

pexels-photo-89860For the one who loves to get crafty- The most artistic person in the office. They are constantly making things (and showing them off proudly to everyone!). Simply getting them a piece of art just won’t do. They want to get their hands dirty.

Our suggestions:
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book from £7.95

Stained Glass Craft Kit from £13.67

We hope this has given you a helping hand, now you can head off out into consumer madness and find the perfect gift.

Merry Christmas and happy shopping!