Top Ten Secret Santa Gifts: For Under a Fiver

With the end of year break-up not far off, the usual tradition of joining in with office Secret Santa looms closer and closer. Well so that you don’t break the bank this year but still get kudos for a very witty gift, we’ve got a list of top ten office Secret Santa gifts. Alternatively, check out more Secret Santa gift ideas at the bottom of article, which didn’t make our top ten list but are still great Secret Santa ideas.

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The Screaming Flying Monkey

Seeing as Firebox have this brilliant offer going, we thought we’d better start with what they’ve got on offer. We couldn’t go past The Screaming Flying Monkey get the Secret Santa hilarity happening, for obvious reasons!

I’m sure it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine this thing flying around the office doing the screaming for you as you realise how close your next deadline is. What better way to cut the next 3pm doledrums than by sending this thing from your desk to accounts?

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A Lump of Coal

Staying with the guys at Firefox, here is a novelty gift that may be a bit mean but funny as hell when someone opens it! Yes, this is a real lump of coal and no it doesn’t do anything amazing.

If anyone does protest, their piece of coal comes in its very own tin- so it’s special. As a word of advice, if you are going down this road, perhaps you could throw in a choccie bar or something to sweeten them up… or take them to dinner to apologise. If you’ve got a crush on a co-worker, this may be the best ploy of the year!


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The Hoff Mug

What co-worker doesn’t drink 8 cups of coffee / tea a day? Only that guy from Accounts who wears brown all the time. For everyone else, this is the only vessel they can ever use again for their next dose of caffeine: The Hoff Mug.

David Hasselhoff may have started off in Baywatch, but really made his name as a Hoff-boat in the SpongeBob SquarePants movie. If you work with someone equally as cool (face it- who doesn’t?) this is the Secret Santa gift for them, complete with the words, “Don’t Hassle The Hoff” inside the mug.


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Panic Button Key

This is something that I personally need everyday, and so will someone in the office the next time they get called into the boss’s office.

The Panic Button Key will stick to your keyboard ready to be stabbed at with your finger when things go horribly wrong as they always seem to do on a Thursday. Functionally, it doesn’t actually do anything, but at least the people sitting around you will know that you’re a titch stressed when you press the special button. No, not the one that accesses the Batmobile.


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Cash Stash

cash-stash_mainThis Secret Santa gift has got to be for the James Bond wannabe of the office. This person always manages to get themselves roped into some sort of adventure the night before, however unlike James Bond never seems to have a contingency plan when it comes to money. Fortunately, you can be their saviour this Christmas by buying them the Cash Stash.

This handy little stash pot is designed to hold a financial parachute for when they really, really need it. They can fold the note around the stainless steel cash clip and then slip it into the Cash Stash so that means that they’ll never run out of money!

P.S Remember to tell them that the cash is not included! :-)


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USB Think Light

This gadget will prove just how much you work (or slack off). The USB Think Light plugs into your computer and the light increases its intensity the more you type. This may be something every manager may want to dish out to their team.

There is extra bright LED technology in the light’s base to produce five different levels of light intensity. Its down fall however, is that it won’t determine if your staff is typing up that report, or messaging everyone’s Facebook wall.


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Mood Cube

If you out to actually buy a decent gift for your Secret Santa and not one that will embarrass them so much they’re apt to take out a restraining order on you, then the Mood Cube is a quirky, stylish, nice and best of all, cheap option.

The Mood Cube runs on 3AA batteries so can be placed anywhere. It gently cycles through various different colours to create different “moods”. An idea would be for everyone to have one on their desk to create an office environment akin to a sleek bar in the West End.


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Cabbie Napkins

If these won’t come in handy after the Christmas Party, I don’t know what will. These Cabbie Napkins need to be filled in ahead of time, but once you do, you’ll be thanking your Secret Santa at 4am when you’ve finally hailed down a cab in freezing conditions.

All you need to do is hand over your completed napkin to the driver and then sit back and try not to be sick as you get chauffeured home to the right house. Afterwards, you can even use the napkin to wipe-up the cab if it has come to that.


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Control A Man / Control A Woman

This is the remote control of everyone’s dreams. If you’re in a team that either male dominated or female dominated, imagine how much power you could weild over your colleagues of the opposite sex with one of these remote controls?

Never make your own teas again- just press a button and get Brad or Shirley to do it for you! Theoretically. Ok, in reality these remotes may do nothing more than get a pen thrown at your head. But it’s worth a try isn’t it?


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Choc-U-Lator

Is it a bar of chocolate or a calculator? It looks and smells exactly as a chocolate bar should… but it is actually a fully functioning calculator! This gadget has got to be worth it just to see someone try to take a bite out of office equipment.

You can always tell them there’s zero calories in this “chocolate bar”, or seeing as they’ve got a number device at their finger tips, they can calculate this for themselves.


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Secret Santa Gift Ideas which didn’t make our Top 10

Strobing Colour Changing Pint Glass

flashing_pint_glassThis gadget is definitely for the drinker in the office, who is the first one to head straight to the bar at any office party and after a flurry of shots and pints can surprisingly still drink anyone under the table! Regardless of whether you fill the Strobing Pint Glass with Fosters or orange Tango, they’ll be mesmerised at its multicoloured sparkling light show!

One of things I love about it also is that it is made out of durable acrylic, which is great for those accident prone moments after a couple of pints.

Find more Secret Santa Gift Ideas from Find Me A Gift – HERE


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Chicken Chucker

Yes, this is indeed a device to chuck tiny plastic chickens across the office, and yes, you will be a hero for buying this for someone. Seeing as darts are so 1940s, this modern variation on a theme will still allow you to target senior management when their backs are turned.

The Chicken Chucker comes with 5 “flingable fowl” and a lovely yellow spring loaded gun. What more do you need to wile away the hours on the last day at the office before Christmas break-up?


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Also Check out the Top Ten Credit Crunch gadget gifts HERE

Many of the retailers also have secret santa ideas, check them out:

  • Find-me-a-gift – HERE
  • IWOOT – HERE
  • Amazon.co.uk = HERE

There is also a list of gift ideas features from other sites in the forum.

http://www.gaj-it.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1618#post1618

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I love shiny things with flashing lights except furbys.


8 Responses to “Top Ten Secret Santa Gifts: For Under a Fiver”

  1. Jen says:

    I think my fave is the chicken chucker! I know a few annoying colleagues that I’d love to fire things at! And what better than plastic chickens!! hehe

  2. TazzaHall says:

    I love the chicken chucker too, but I’d have to get the Hoff Mug- what better way to drink your Monday morning tea?

  3. Hahaha! I’d like to have a panic button key fron Santa xD

  4. Bob says:

    Great ideas! I’ll be buying a chicken chucker from this! Thanks.

  5. Rob says:

    These are all fun gifts for under $5 bucks. I recall seeing a remote control somewhere for the woman controlling the man. Wonder if that one can still be bought somewhere.

  6. Thank you for this, i will return later.

  7. sehrish says:

    rellllliii gud items but a bit late lol

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