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  1. Secret Santa presents under £15

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    Secret Santa is a Western custom, which consists of anonymously offering a present to a person randomly picked. This incredibly popular tradition comes from Scandinavian countries where people, to imitate Santa, knock loudly at the door before leaving presents without getting caught.

    Every year, Secret Santa invades workplace. Although cheery, Secret Santa can be tricky as it is quite difficult to choose a gift for someone you do not see often outside the office. Here is a small guide to help you in your quest for the perfect present.

    Work Essentials

    Give your colleague something that will be useful within the workplace. You can encourage her/his organisational skills with weekly planners, or stimulate her/his coffee addiction with gleeful mugs.

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    1. Gothic Garden Sculpted Cup with Straw – Paperchase (£8.00)

    2. Rudolph Heat Change Mug – Paperchase (£5.00)

    3. Christmas Snack Boxes – Paperchase (£8.00)

    4. Purple and Green Pens, Black Ink – WHSmith (£6.99)

    5. Star Wars BB8 Heat Change Mug – Asos (£5.50)

    6. Eric the Memo Elephant – Find me a gift (£9.99)

    7. The Boss / The Real Boss Mugs – Tesco (£5.43)

    8. Cosy Cardigan Mugs – Not on the high street (£7.00)

    9. Knock To Accomplish Sticky Notes – John Lewis (£8.95)

    10. Linea Hipster Cat Mug – House of Fraser (£3.50)

    11. Pusheen A5 Notebook – John Lewis (£5.00)

    12. 2017 Mini Desk Calendar – Kikki K (£3.00)

    13. Gemma Correll Ceramic Travel Mug – John Lewis (£9.00)

    14. Bento Lunch Fridge – Find me a gift (£8.99)

    Food & Drinks

    You can choose to play it safe with delicious snacks and drinks. Whilst sweets and chocolate are enjoyed by everybody, hot beverages can only put a smile on your colleague’s face.

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    1. Mug Cakes – Prezzybox (£7.95)

    2. Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes – Amazon (£5.00)

    3. Rubies in the Rubble Pear, Fig and Port Christmas Chutney – Fortnum and Mason (£5.00)

    4. Dog Lovers Hot Chocolate Mug Set – Next (£8.00)

    5. Bacon Jam – The Present finder (£3.99)

    6. Coffee Stencils – Prezzybox (£8.95)

    7. Chocolate Brussels Sprouts – Amazon (£10.00)

    8. World’s Hottest Chilli Powders in a Matchbox – Not on the high street (£6.50)

    9. Candy Floss Sugar, Vanilla – Prezzybox (£5.95)

    10. Gluten Free Mug Brownie Mix – Prezzybox (£5.95)

    11. Piccadilly Sweet Parade Strawberry Bonbon Jar – John Lewis (£5.00)

    12. Christmas Pudding Fudge – The Present finder (£6.99)

    13. Natalie Milk Chocolate Smart Phone – John Lewis (£2.75)

    14. Ceramic Cupcake Dish – Matalan (£5.60)

    Beauty & Care

    Enchant your colleague with sophisticated and atypical beauty products such as perfumed lotions, soft lip balms, foamy soaps, and protective creams.

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    1. The Bearded Man Company Moustache Wax – Not on the high street (£10.00)

    2. Hand & Nail Collection Set – Marks & Spencer (£3.50)

    3. Bubble T Body T-tox Travel Essential in Moroccan Mint Tea – Debenhams (£9.60)

    4. Snowman & Robin Lip Balm Duo – Asos (£4.89)

    5. Caudalie Hydration Essentials Christmas Cracker – Look Fantastic (£10.00)

    6. Woodspice Mixed Shower Gel – Marks & Spencer (£2.50)

    7. ‘Handsome Hands’ Hand Cream – Not on the high street (£8.00)

    8. Gin & Tonic Hand Wash – The Present finder (£9.99)

    9. Toast and Jam Body Wash – Prezzybox (£8.95)

    10. Mr Uomo Man Bucket Gift Set – Morrisons (£5.00)

    11. Academy of Colour Metallic Nail Art Set – Debenhams (£8.00)

    12. ‘Selfie Preparation Kit’ Make Up Bag – Not on the high street (£10.00)

    Warm Clothes

    Make sure your colleague does not catch a nasty cold this winter by buying her/him a fashionable hat, a delightful scarf, or fluffy socks.

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    1. Ultra Fluffy Mittens – Asos (£10.00)

    2. Christmas Tree Beanie – Asos (£10.00)

    3. Sock in a Box – Next (£6.00)

    4. Urban Eccentric Christmas Santa Slipper Sock – Asos (£4.00)

    5. Touchscreen Jersey Gloves – Marks & Spencer (£9.50)

    6. Wine Stripe Check Scarf – Dorothy Perkins (£8.40)

    7. Faux Borg Palmwarmer with Paw and Heart – Asos (£7.00)

    8. Christmas Glittery Dinosaur Ankle Socks in Bauble – Asos (£3.50)

    9. 2 Pack Penguin Hand Warmers – Matalan (£3.50)

    10. Christmas Unicorn Cosy Sock Gift Box – Asos (£5.50)

    Games

    Bring some fun in your colleague’s life by offering her/him an entertaining game. Quizzes, puzzles, and colouring books remain highly appreciated.

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    1. Paladone Festive Trivia Quiz – Boots (£4.00)

    2. Sudoku Puzzle Cube – Debenhams (£5.00)

    3. Play that Tune Quiz Game – Tesco (£9.99)

    4. Inconsequential Dilemmas Book – John Lewis (£9.95)

    5. Magic Tricks Set – Marks & Spencer (£12.50)

    6. Colour Your Own Globe – Marks & Spencer (£10.00)

    7. Pub Quiz – Marks & Spencer (£12.50)

    8. Domino Cube – Find me a gift (£7.99)

    9. The Biggest British Pub Quiz Book – The Present finder (£9.99)

    10. Dog & Cat Origami – Marks & Spencer (£8.00)

    11. Talking Tables Quirky Trivia – John Lewis (£4.00)

    12. Fun Sticks TV Film – Marks & Spencer (£5.00)

    13. Great British Bake Off Colouring Book – Amazon (£4.99)

    14. Photo Booth Kit – Marks & Spencer (£8.00)

  2. Christmas wrapping: tips and tricks

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    Wrapping presents is a crucial task during the festive season. Time-consuming, this activity can be quite stressful. However, there are many ways to make wrapping easier! Here is a complete guide to help you save time, act in an eco-friendly manner, personalise your wrapping, and send parcels on time.

     

    This post has been made in collaboration with Claire Brain (Boom-Online)

    Here is the full piece: http://www.13-ten.com/blog/ultimate-guide-wrapping-packing-sending-christmas-presents/

    Ultimate Guide To Wrapping, Packing, Sending Christmas Gifts