- Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:40
- Written by Seb Maley
So, it’s that time of year again. A modern mainstay of Christmas festivities is the office Secret Santa. Taking part in this won’t make you a disguised employee, so you may as well get involved. Or just limit it to contractors only.
Forget socks, soap and golf balls. Here are our top 5 alternative Secret Santa presents.
5. Stuffed Animal
Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ better than a dead animal. eBay has a fantastic taxidermy range, where you can find creatures from all parts of the spectrum. Just imagine the recipient's face as they unwrap their beautiful festive squirrel.
It definitely won’t be creepy.
4. Personalised T-Shirt
Picture this: your colleague is handed their present. It’s soft. They start to unwrap it. What is it? Clearly an item of clothing. A nice cashmere scarf? Some fashionable slacks?
No, it’s a large, white t-shirt with their face on the front. Preferably a blown up passport or police file photo. What a wonderful moment.
3. Toilet Roll
Nobody likes purchasing toilet roll. It’s bulky, embarrassing and annoyingly expensive for thin bits of paper. So delight your colleague by giving them a bumper pack of Andrex.
2. Scrap Book
Produce a ‘This is Your Life’ style scrap book for your colleague. If you don’t know them that well, simply follow them for a week with a polaroid, and pick up bills and receipts from their bin.
It will be extra special if you include some of their hair.
1. A Short Story
As the old adage goes, ‘it’s the thought that counts’. What could be more thoughtful than a short story, with your colleague as the main protagonist?
For extra excitement make it a horror story involving people trying to get into their house. Also use a typewriter for that original feel. And photos of their house.