Secret Santa, or Kris Kringle as it is known in some countries, is the process of giving holiday gifts – often without the recipient knowing from whom they originate. In many cases, you put your name in a hat along with several others, choosing one person for whom to buy a gift with a set budget. If you pride yourself on being the King or Queen of Secret Santa, then it’s time to get creative. Here are five creative ideas for everyone in your office.
- Reusable Coffee Mug
While reusable coffee mugs make excellent corporate gifts, they are also a fabulous option for your office’s Kris Kringle celebrations. What’s more, when you buy them online, you can typically get corporate branding to tie the whole package together.
If you end up drawing someone’s name out of the hat that you don’t know all that well, don’t despair! Fortunately, candy always makes an excellent gift whether you’re well acquainted with the recipient or otherwise. There are plenty of options: You can go all out with a lovely gift hamper, or you can opt for smaller packages of confectionary that look the part but don’t cost the earth. The stats don’t lie, either. Seasonal candy makes up a significant portion of yearly confectionery sales.
- Pen Sets
While it might not seem like the most fun or thrilling gift, a pen set might be a winner if you work in an office environment. Firstly, you know that everyone is always going to need to use a pen in their day. Secondly, there never seems to be enough of them! No wonder one of the world’s leading pen manufacturers, Bic, makes millions of Euros every year!
- Drink Bottles
Around 80 percent of American workers believe they are not drinking enough water. Why not be their knight in shining armor by buying them a drink bottle this holiday season? Of course, this is not a “fun” gift, but it’s a practical one. Encourage your team to be healthier and more hydrated! The best part is, there are so many options from which to choose.
The more contemporary option tends to be stainless steel bottles. They look smart, are available in several colors, and are hardy enough to last the distance. However, you can also opt for plastic, BPA-free bottles as well.
- Night Night!
Studies show that a staggering 1 in 3 people does not get enough sleep. In many cases, this is because they have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Give your colleague the gift of a satisfying night’s rest with natural sleep remedies that will lull them to a peaceful repose without nasty chemicals or drugs. If you have some budget left over, consider throwing in some soothing essential oils to complete the package. This idea might seem a little out of the box, but trust me the lucky recipient will most certainly thank you for it when they arrive back at work in January feeling refreshed and with a new lease on life!
Trying to come up with Secret Santa ideas is a challenge, that’s for sure. You have to carry on working while also conjuring up the best options to make your gift a standout. If you’re stuck for novel concepts, any of these above could be a winner. Treat your co-workers or employees to, mugs, candy, pens, drink bottles, and more. These cost-effective gifts will be a winner for your wallet and your workers.