It’s that time of year, when your office HR lady says everyone’s least favorite words:
I hate Secret Santa for many, many reasons, mostly because I’ve never been PAID enough by a job to spare $20 on someone I work with and probably don’t like. Also, Secret Santas rarely come with parameters, say, with any knowledge of what your co-workers actually enjoy doing when you’re not all standing around in the kitchenette, complaining about people who are not in the kitchenette at that given point in time.
Secret Santa gifts are the lowest priority gifts on your list, and usually due before December 25th. It’s December 10th, now, so if your office is having its holiday party this week or next, you need something:
Here’s a list of 9 Awesome, Amazon Prime Secret Santa Gifts Under $20!
I don’t know what Disc Golf is, but this is great if there’s a guy in your office who has kids OR if he’s that one insufferable jerk who is always talking about how active he is over the weekends, while you were working off a hangover.
Chances are there’s one person in the office that complains that the convenient and low-mess Keurig system that everyone secretly worships for quality control and ease-of-use just doesn’t have the same aroma and body and whatever-the-hell as their preferred cup. Get them this.
You know the person who wants this– someone who usually has earbuds in their ears the entire time they’re at their desk. Someone who never hears their phone ring. Someone who rolls their eyes every time Maroon5 comes on the office radio.
For the one person who still shares motivational chain emails. Every day. They mean well, but there’s only so much positivity you can glean from kitty cats or poorly drawn cartoons with platitudes scrawled beneath. HONY delivers us the realness we need.
Toss in a few airplane-sized bottles of hooch and this is a great gift for someone whose Monday morning coffee talk either revolves around restaurants you’ll never go to OR wild-and-crazy, booze-fueled Friday and Saturday nights.
You know the person who has every snack under the sun crammed into all one desk drawer? This is perfect if they need a re-plen, and also if they need something that’s not Santa shaped starting December 26th.
Everyone has a co-worker who is convinced they are always sick, dying, or about to catch multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. I would give that person a 22 piece Purell starter kit, for all of their disinfecting needs.
I can’t think of a single lady who wouldn’t appreciate this. It’s great quality, small enough to keep on their desk, and will last for a while. It’s stuff everyone needs, doesn’t have a strong or offensive odor, and is all-natural, just in case you’ve got hoity-toity co-workers who are super strict about the beauty stuff they use. Honestly, buy 3 and keep them around for last-minute gift needs throughout the year.
Adult coloring books are all the rage now, but if you have a work friend who is 100% more BoJack Horseman than My Little Ponies: Congratulations! You likely are able to survive your job! And if luck should have it that you pull the name of your work BFF out of the Secret Santa hat, buy them some crayons and a copy of a sarcastic, sardonic coloring book.