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#1 Chookin

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

Hi, I desperately need ideas for my Kris Kringle gift this year. I have to get something for a lady in the office in her late 50's who works in accounts. I can think of the obvious like chocolate etc but was trying to come up with something a bit different....any ideas most welcome ! original.gif
Oh, the limit is no less than $20 !

#2 baddmammajamma

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

* Disco CDs. Chances are, she was a Dancing Queen back in the day. wink.gif  If not, she probably has some friends who would get a big kick out of the tunes

* A big ass summer hat with a fun magazine to read by the pool

* Really cool pens (the kind of pens that make you say "HANDS OFF!" to your colleagues)

* A funky box or bag for carrying her lunch, with a handmade coupon for "One gourmet homemade lunch on a day when you are too tired to pack one"

* Something fun for her desk (a small gumball machine, lolly jar, cool stapler -- a conversation piece)

#3 CupOfCoffee

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

Can you do alcohol.

You could get a bucket of lime martini mix from kmart for $5, some cocktail glasses and a small 300-375ml bottle of tequila.

(never buy alcohol for someone you don't know if they drink though).

#4 laridae

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

As my work we always (well, mostly) do gag gifts for KK.  
My recipient has a fairly unique & loud laugh, so I am getting them a Laughing Bag (its a bag, you squeeze it and it laughs).

One guy gives a picture of himself in a frame pretty much every year.

Or you could always recruit a friend to scout for what they are into.  I did that for a collegue - asked the person what they wanted for xmas.  My collegue is getting them a toy version of what they wanted original.gif

#5 Daisy Goat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

A magazine subscription.
or  if she has an iPad  or a kindle etc maybe a beautiful cover from gelaskins

#6 iheartu

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

For KK I was thinking of getting one of those $12 Kmart fondue dealies and some chocolate and some marshmallows original.gif I'd be pretty hapt with that as a gift original.gif

#7 Chookin

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Thank you so much for the ideas...now I need to hit the shops! rolleyes.gif

#8 SMforshort

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

I was in Aldi this week and they have those desk calendars where you tear off a page for each day.  They had origami calendars and paper airplane calendars where each had different patterns for each day.  I thought they'd make great KK presents.

They were $10 each so maybe alright teamed with chocolates or similar.


#9 Gudrun

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

Something to do with tea from T2 or others I can't think of brand names. There's a Chinese one too and others... they do lovely boxes, tins etc.   Otherwise a lovely soap in a tin, something from Crabtree and Evelyn. Or hand towel or facewashers or bread and butter plates (eg in Myer)...

Staionery from Kiki K, Squiggle or Typo..

Travel cup.

Edited by Gudrun, 19 December 2012 - 11:05 PM.

#10 mummydo

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

how bout $20 worth of $1 scratchies hung on a tree branch nicely decorated with ribbon or on a cheapo small xmas tree. Thats my theme for this year.

#11 watching the clock

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

Our local Myers had some great cheap KK gifts between the escalators. I bought a 4 seasons spice shaker set for $15


they also had some other fun gift ideas for the home or office aswell

#12 i-candi

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE (mummydo @ 19/12/2012, 09:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how bout $20 worth of $1 scratchies hung on a tree branch nicely decorated with ribbon or on a cheapo small xmas tree. Thats my theme for this year.

I like this !!!!! Ours is a gift grab so no gender so I got a summer pack of beer. Ick I hate beer!

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