Can you help me find a neato secret santa gift?
December 14, 2011 6:36 AM Subscribe
Hivemind, I need your best ideas for an awesome $10 workplace secret santa gift! Details within!
posted by karizma to shopping (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I am participating for the first time in a $10 limit secret santa Christmas gift exchange at my new job at a large company. Since I am new, and I don't know my fellow co-workers well, I am struggling to come up with some good gift ideas. I'm hoping you can help!
We all work in an IT capacity, though the employees on this team have very diverse interests and background - in other words, please don't assume they have typical tech/IT/nerdy interests per se. The recipient I was given is male, and appears to be in his 30's. We all sit in small cubicles on the same floor.
Given that I can't be super thoughtful about the gift since I don't know this person, here's some criteria I'm hoping to meet in a $10 gift:
- easy to locate item, either locally (I live in a metropolitan area) or online (if it can arrive before the 21st - I have Amazon Prime)
- not gender specific
- not tied too tightly to a specific interest or cause
- something that fun, useful, novel, and/or totally awesome
- value for the money (I know it's not a lot of money)
- no specific food/drink items
I have considered the following items:
- Nerf guns (eh...been there, done that)
- lottery tickets (might be a good last ditch option)
- gift cards (iTunes, etc.)
Again, I don't have any idea what this person has in terms of interests and my quick peek inside their cube provided little insight or clues. So it's time to get creative!
Can you guys help me come up with some good gift ideas? I would really appreciate it!
Thanks - and Happy Holidays everyone! :)