6 Novelty Christmas Gift Ideas: Perfect For Secret Santa.

You may love it or loathe it, but there are few workplaces in the UK that opt out of what is fast becoming a modern tradition.
Secret Santa can be a lot of fun if you know everyone well, but what if you’ve just started a new job or you draw someone that you’ve hardly even seen before, maybe had a run in with, or secretly fancy even, let alone had a conversation with?
Despite the fact that your gift will be given anonymously, for the next week this person will become your obsession. Your tea break conversations will be spent trying to gather hints about their interests and your spare moments will be spent searching online for unique ideas. But fear not, this guide will help you find the ideal gift for even the most difficult of recipients.
Fashion/Beauty
Of course, the ideal option is if you know your Secret Santa recipient is a woman who also likes to talk fashion and beauty, but use caution. You don’t want to buy face creams or anything that might be misinterpreted as a not-so subtle hint!
In addition, fashion isn’t always cheap and buying someone new boots or a coat is going to be excessive and way over budget, but there are still plenty of simple ways to share your style or beauty secrets.
1. Winter Wear
A new season means a new wardrobe. No matter their personal style, a pair of cute kitten mittens would be a big hit. If you feel the need to find something more unique, then Etsy is your best friend. There you will find countless styles and patterns of scarves that are ideal for the winter months but won’t be spotted in end of season sales in the new year.
2. Lush Shampoo Bars
If you’ve never heard of a shampoo bar, you aren’t alone. Lush pride themselves on producing natural and environmentally conscious hair and beauty products using only vegetarian or vegan recipes. Looking a bit like soap, you simply rub the bar on your wet hair and then use as you would normal shampoo. Each bar is said to last up to eighty washes. Along with an increasing range of colours and fragrances, the bars come with extremely imaginative names: such as Brazilliant, Jason and the Argan Oil and Honey I Washed My Hair.
Novelty Gifts
Some people see Secret Santa as the perfect opportunity to play a trick on the boss. Others simply love to get a laugh. Buying for someone you hardly know can be a lot easier if they have a sense of humour.
3. Chocolate Brussel Sprouts
At Christmas, the most notorious food is surely the poor sprout. With a sweet twist, giving a bag of chocolate sprouts becomes a perfect gift for those who protest just a little too much about this perennial winter staple. At first glance the green foil makes this bag of treats look surprisingly realistic. That is, until you peel back the foil to discover delicious chocolate. Now everyone will be keen to eat their greens!


6 Novelty Christmas Gift Ideas: Perfect For Secret Santa.

4. Beard Baubles
While a lot of men now have facial hair, some take it too far. Most workplaces have a bearded hipster or someone who really committed to Movember. If they still haven’t got the hints about losing the novelty facial hair by December, then why not brighten up the office with a selection of beard baubles. If nothing else, they will make the office look more seasonal.
Sometimes it is worth throwing caution to the wind and allowing your mischievous side come to the surface.
5. Chocolate Handcuffs
If your luck is in, you might draw that guy you’ve had your eye on for the last couple of months. This is where your sneaky side and anonymity work well together, so why not get him a pair of chocolate handcuffs. He will be very curious as to who is trying to get his attention and it makes for a unique icebreaker if you happen to meet after a few drinks at the Christmas party.
6. Say What You See Mug
Buying someone gifts for the office is normally pretty dull as nobody wants a new pen or notepad as their Secret Santa gift. This is the perfect exception. A picture is worth a thousand words and with cheeky mugs you can have a chuckle at the recipient. With a rather rude message disguised by a picture clue, these mugs are especially amusing if it takes the recipient a moment longer than everyone else to decode the message!
To wrap it up…....
In the end, the decision is yours. But if you put in a bit of research, you can be sure that your choice of gift be it cheeky, creative or just plain stylish, will have the desired effect.

So, get out there and be fearless – it’s all just a bit of festive fun after all!