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A guide for Secret Santa’s

While Christmas is a time for eating, drinking and being merry, it is also the time of stressful shopping trips and panic buying. You’ve already got parents, partners and everyone else to buy for, so imagine your delight when your work announces that they are doing a Secret Santa this year.

However, there’s no need to panic. We’ve taken a look at Hawkins Bazaar’s range of Secret Santa ideas and selected something to suit any budget.

£5 and under

Every office has someone that has an endless supply of sweets and treats on their desk. Forever nibbling, they are rarely seen without their snacks and, for obvious reasons, they are one of the most popular people in the workplace.

Created by Jelly Belly, Bean Boozled is a selection of yummy jelly beans, mixed in with some not so tasty flavours. The juicy pear, strawberry jam and peach ones are sure to go down a storm, however, the vomit, mouldy cheese and dog food flavours are to be avoided at all costs. This fun gift will provide some office giggles come January, and help to alleviate the traffic around the snacker’s desk!

secret santa

£10 and under

Central to any workplace is the office gossip. Always the first to know the latest happenings and poking their nose into other people’s business, it just wouldn’t be the same without them.

If you pulled their name out of the hat this year, this fantastic vintage-style mug would be perfect for them. Complete with the slogan ‘It must be true, I read it on Facebook’, the cup would be the perfect accompaniment to chatting around the kettle during teatime.

£15 and under

There’s always that one desk in an office that is littered with figurines, knick-knacks and ornaments. Why not add to their collection of clutter with this solar powered queen? Dressed in her staple lilac attire, her majesty will use her signature wave to greet visitors to their desks. It’s also the perfect gift for those royal enthusiasts, who hang out the bunting at the first sign of a regal event. Tacky? Not a chance!

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  1. oh i miss those secret santa thingy, that way it would be cheaper to buy gift for one person. I wish I can do that with my family here, probably not at my husband family but my immediate

  2. I’m so glad I was ahead of the game this year. I don’t have to be in panic mode.

    These are great ideas for stocking stuffers. 🙂

  3. Same as sis Em’s comment, I like the mug too! I’m a certified FB addict and I think a mug like that will fit the bill. The Queen E statue is also cute. I really don’t mind if it’s tacky. It’s something cute to put on my office table and will surely make a good stocking filler. 🙂

  4. i like the “queenly” figurine. however, i’ll go for the mug – for i really really love collecting mugs.

  5. I’m the worst when picking out gifts that’s why I prefer giving gift certificates! lol. Great tips though!

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