Secret Santa gifts in the office – what's right?

Advent is just around the corner and in many offices it's time for Secret Santa again.

  • November 27, 2023
  • 3 Min. reading time

Advent is just around the corner and in many offices it's time for Secret Santa again. Wondering what you can give your colleagues?

Here are a few ideas that will make them happy and show that you've put some thought into them:

A book for bookworms

Books are always a good choice. Whether it's an exciting novel, an inspiring non-fiction book or an entertaining cookery book – find out what the person you've drawn at the Secret Santa likes to read and surprise them with something that reflects their interests.

A basket full of goodies

Who wouldn't love a basket full of snacks? Jelly babies, chocolate or other delicacies are perfect for a little break in between. If you like, you can also personalise the basket by preparing something yourself. How about biscuits, dried fruit, aperitif nuts or grissini? This way you can provide sweet (or savoury 😉) moments in the office.

A basket full of drugstore products

You can also do the same thing with products from the chemist. They are a wonderful way to give the gift of relaxation. You could put together hand creams, lip balms, scented candles, teas or even small wellness sets. These products are particularly useful in the cold season and offer a little break from the stressful office routine. If the person is interested in make-up, you can also put some samples in the basket.

A personalised mug

A mug always works. Not only is it practical for the office, but it's also a personalised gift that will be used every day. If you know that your employee is a fan of something, you can buy a mug that matches the theme. However, there is also the option of printing a funny saying or meme that suits the person. Another idea would be a mug with your personal rating.

Green oases for the desk

A small plant or a bunch of flowers will liven up any workplace. They create a pleasant atmosphere and also improve the air quality. Whether it's an easy-care succulent, a colourful bouquet or a small bonsai – there are countless possibilities.

Games for leisure time

Have you drawn a person who is always up for a challenge? Quiz and knowledge games are great for those who like to show off and expand their knowledge. Card games are ideal for quick entertainment and puzzle books are ideal for puzzle fans. Jigsaw puzzles also offer a challenge that requires patience, concentration and calm.

Practical office gadgets

Practical office gadgets are not only useful, but can also add a personal touch to the workplace. A desk mat or a mouse pad with a cool design is a joy to use. Appealing or unusual to-do lists and post-its can spice up your notes. How about the matching post-it holder?

Pens are also indispensable in the office. Why not give a set of cool pens that stand out with their special designs or functions? Perhaps with a stylish pen holder that not only keeps things organised but also serves as a decorative element?

With these ideas, you can certainly bring joy to each of your work colleagues and sweeten the Advent season. The important thing is that the gift comes from the heart and suits the person you are giving it to. Have fun with your Secret Santa!

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