If you are involved in a Secret Santa gift giving event at work, you may be stumped as to what to get the person you are assigned. While Secret Santa’s are a great way for you to get into the spirit of the holidays, it can be stressful to find a gift for someone you don’t know that well. Don’t worry! We have some tips on how to find the perfect gift for your Secret Santa.
Purchase a practical item.
This is probably your safest bet. Get something the person can use, whether it’s something in the office or a nifty gadget they can tinker with at home.
Get something that has to do with their favourite series or movie.
Chances are you know some of the general information about the person. A great gift idea is to get some memorabilia that has to do with their favorite television series or films. Or if you know the person is really into seeing the latest films, why not give them a gift certificate to the movies?
Ask around the office about their past.
Sometimes the smallest gift and gesture commemorating a moment or past experience can be more touching than any other pricey gift.
Look to their desk or office space for ideas.
Chances are there are plenty of gift ideas already around the person’s work space. Is there a particular picture the person loves? Why not make it a gorgeous canvas print? Even if you don’t know the person that well, you can still get them a touching gift.
Give them a gift where they can learn something.
Maybe you overheard they wanted to take cooking classes or learn to play an instrument. If the budget allows, why not buy them some classes? You’ll be giving them something they wanted along with the gift of learning.
Get them something tasty.
Don’t get something cliché or typical like an average box of chocolate. Is there a confectionary by you? Make a sample box of their top treats and give it as a gift. Or is there a pastry shop with petite pastries to die for? You want their gift to be memorable and delicious.
If the person has everything they need or you are completely stumped, make a donation in their name to their favourite charity.
Sometimes you just don’t know what to get and that’s all right. Why not give a donation to a reputable charity? You can make the gift even more special with creative wrapping.
Or you can make your own gift.
Are you crafty? Has the person commented about your talent? Why not make them something? Not only will it include a bit of yourself, it will also be unique and a one of a kind gift that no one else will have.
Secret Santa events do not have to be stressful. Have fun and be creative and see where the journey takes you. You never know, you may come up with something totally unexpected!