Worst Secret Santa gift you've ever received?


(S Lee) #21

A toilet plunger but it was pretty helpful at home though


(Rachel Raybould) #22

First year doing with the team so will tell you how it goes. :see_no_evil:


#23

Bugger! Why didn’t I think of that!


#24

This was going to be my Secret Santa present last year but I decided I quite liked the guy really and actually exceeded the budget on something else!

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(Only available in amateur ) #25

Poundland have some brilliant rude mugs in for Christmas


(Liam) #26

I received a box of potatoes labelled “Baby Sontarans” at a secret Santa last year.

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(Yen Pham) #27

I can’t remember the Secret Santa gifts I’ve received because I think they’ve all been unremarkable (though, I suppose, by that token, also not remarkably terrible).

I have high hopes for our Marketing and Community Secret Santa next week though :hear_no_evil:


(Only available in amateur ) #28

Don’t be totally shocked if you get something Shrek themed in your future :see_no_evil:


(Yen Pham) #29

Well, it depends on who my Secret Santa is! :wink: But I’ve actually already recently given @cookywook the gift of Shrek


(Matt) #30

If you want to see a list of anger inducing things just search for “secret santa gifts” on Amazon.

I’ve honestly never seen such a bunch of useless rubbish that will sadly probably just end up in landfill.


#31

My manager insisted we refer to Secret Santa as follows…

If you don’t know Krampus Google it!


(Matt) #32

Multicoloured socks, though I thought they were brilliant. Very comfortable around the house!


(Caspar Aremi) #33

I got a drinking game from someone, which was just a bit shit (I barely drink, and we’d been asked to put details of our ‘idea’ type of present into a document so no thought went into it). And another year I got some comedy ink stamps for documents. Given I worked in digital, and rarely ever touch printed paper, I had no reason to stamp ‘Stupid’ on anything. Another one that might have been fun for 12 seconds.
I did get lovely pens last year, and a desk calendar another time, both of which are very acceptable, and easy to buy. (Yes, my ‘ideal present’ was ‘Any type of stationery’).


(Kris) #34

Late to the game, but last year my workplace had a £10 limit, I was given 2 bottles of Shepherds Neame ale (because I like craft beer), which I know are 3 for £6 at Morrisons, and even full price would have probably not gone over £6 for 2 at any other shop. Also, Shepherds Neame beer is truly awful.

This year I got given salt and pepper shakers in the shape of a postbox and a phonebox (I think because I’m a foodie)… problem is, as a foodie, I use maldon salt flakes when I’m cooking (I know, so middle class!) and smoked salt in a grinder, and whole peppercorns in a grinder.


(Dan) #35

I received a mini-dildo on a keyring


(If there's the wrong end of a stick, you'll find me holding it.) #36

Respectfully disagree. It’s not great, but truly awful is reserved for Carlsberg.

I find Shepherd Neame quite drinkable.


(Richard) #37

Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaa, this Christmas I got a self-stirring mug.

The self stirring feature of said mug broke within days. In trying to repair it, I completely broke it and rendered it unusable because there was then a massive hole in the middle.

I jinxed myself didn’t I?


(brandon skerritt) #38

Happy by Derren Brown and an actual noose, with an autism toy because “you’re autistic & depressed”. Made me realise that this person probably isn’t my friend :sweat_smile:


(Jamie 🏳️‍🌈) #39

What are you all giving, though? Equally ill–thought out gifts?

I fucking hate Secret Santa, because it’s extraordinarily wasteful (see the ridiculous plastic ball full of air up a bit – so wonderful that shit like this will be bobbing about in the ocean for the next thousand years). This year I encouraged people on my floor to donate their fiver to the local children’s charity (I even used monzo.me!) and had a few comments that people thought this was a good idea.


(Richard) #40

That is a fantastic idea!!

Yea I gave my secret santa this year a comic book about evil cats. Supposedly funny.