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limit $15-$20

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#1 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

Work Xmas party, need to take along a secret santa gift.  Maximum limit is $20.  Must be a generic gift as it is random selection (large Xmas sack, random order, stick your arm in and pull out a gift).

I have no clue.  Any suggestions?  Mostly women (30+ women, only 1 guy)  Age range 24-60, even spread.

Don't want to do chocolates.

#2 **Xena**

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

I'd probably get alcohol or glasses for alcohol.

#3 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

A nice photo frame, like this one or this?

#4 BadCat

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

Movie ticket.
Photo frame
Nice candles
Nice baubles for christmas tree
Coffee cup
Small plant pot

I don't know. shrug.gif
I don't do Secret Santas because I'm so bad at them.   laughing2.gif

#5 SuboptimallyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:31 PM

Kmart have some great stuff in their recent catalogue for just this kind of thing, IMHO.


Page 16 iPod docking station
Page 26 jewelry box
            Babushka speakers
Page 38 Stack tower
            Gourmet oil and vinegar dipping set

We are getting page 27 skull speakers, coz DP's work is all male computer nerds.

#6 WithSprinkles

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

cheese knife
photo frame
cook book
cocktail book with miniature bottle of booze
a fancy Christmas bauble/decoration (can often get these at gift shops)
tea pot
coffee mugs
wine glasses
stationery from places like KikkiK
reusable coffee cup (like those silicon ones)

Edited by VanillaIcecream, 06 December 2012 - 12:40 PM.

#7 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:39 PM


#8 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

Oh, that's for the idea.  Will hit the shops tonight.

I like the idea of the iPod docking station or a cookbook (hadn't thought of that one, but quite a few of the girls at work are into cooking).  Hadn't thought of alcohol either - maybe a nice bottle of bubbly perhaps?

I don't do Secret Santas because I'm so bad at them.

same here.  I'm shocking.  Hence my EB post.   biggrin.gif   I figured someone had to be better at this than me - it wouldn't be hard!

#9 Blossom11

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

I thought the next time I had to do a Secret Santa, I would buy or make a tiny christmas tree and put some scratchies on it.

Haven't had to do one for a while though.

#10 cinnabubble

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

Itunes gift vouchers are discounted at 7-11s at the moment. They're very generic.

#11 CupOfCoffee

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

I am buying some margarita mix (the type that you just add alcohol) and two cheap margarita/cocktail glasses.

We are playing the stealing secret santa game.

#12 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE (CupOfCoffee @ 06/12/2012, 01:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We are playing the stealing secret santa game.

that's the one we are doing too.  So the pressure is on for a decent SS gift!

#13 threeinnyc

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

Go to Morning Glory shop, Yoda, they have pretty funny happy collection of "stuff" on that price range biggrin.gif

#14 PrincessPeach

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

Big W have the buckets of cocktail mix for about $15 - which look really nice. Plus the bucket is a good sized gift.

We get allocated a person at work & this year i'm buying min a beach towel. Although alcohol is a favourite gift around our office (thankfully they know who the non-drinkers are!)

#15 Bec .

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

Kmart have the muffin/cupcake makers. Got stolen repeatedly last year laughing2.gif

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