Christmas

Choosing the most thoughtful gift for your Secret Santa

Most of us will encounter some form of Secret Santa in our lives. Secret Santa is a fun way to create community within a group. Choosing a thoughtful gift for someone you might not know very well can be intimidating. Because of this, we have put together a list of gifts to help you to focus on the fun!

While we may not know the people we work with intimately, it doesn’t mean we don’t know enough about them to choose a thoughtful gift for Secret Santa.

The coffee connoisseur

How to spot them…

They won’t partake of the office coffee. Your office coffee connoisseur will arrive with their own coffee, often even their own beans, and they likely won’t share. Watching their coffee-making ritual will be hypnotising. There will be the smell of fresh coffee wherever they go… And they will go there fast.The Secret Santa gift for them…

While we may not know the people we work with intimately, it doesn’t mean we don’t know enough about them to choose a thoughtful gift for Secret Santa.

The coffee connoisseur

How to spot them…

They won’t partake of the office coffee. Your office coffee connoisseur will arrive with their own coffee, often even their own beans, and they likely won’t share. Watching their coffee-making ritual will be hypnotising. There will be the smell of fresh coffee wherever they go… And they will go there fast.

The Secret Santa gift for them…

  • Bean Box Coffee Sampler – $24

A 3-month coffee subscription, allowing them to sample four roasts every month. “Every Bean Box Sampler features a half pound of freshly-roasted whole bean coffee, tasting notes and brewing tips, and an artisan caramel.”

Choosing the most thoughtful gift for your Secret Santa
  • Silver Phantom Jewelry Caffeine Molecule Necklace – $29.99

Something a little bit fun, this trendy-looking necklace shows caffeine’s chemical structure on a 16-inch oval-linked chain. You can personalise it further by taking note of the preferred jewellery worn by the person, and matching it in rose gold, gold, carbon black or silver.


The tea devotee

How to spot them…

They usually have a variety of flavors of tea in various forms, which they will leave in the communal kitchen. Your tea devotee will offer to make you a tea that will be perfect for the state you are in. The tea drinking is a slow and savoring affair and your tea devotee will wrap their hands around their mug, no matter what the weather.

The Secret Santa gift for them…

Choosing the most thoughtful gift for your Secret Santa
  • Tea Forté KATI Cup Ceramic Tea Brewing Cup – $20

In a variety of tasteful designs, this double-wall ceramic tumbler, stainless steel infuser basket and lid to keep the tea hot while steeping is a gorgeous and thoughtful gift for a loose-leaf tea-drinker! The double wall stops the cup from getting too hot on the outside, while keeping the tea inside warm. The infusing basket is extra fine, ensuring you don’t end up with leaf residue in the cup and it is easy to clean. It can steep the perfect 12oz cup of tea from any loose leaf tea leaves.

  • Tea from Around the World Set – $55

Wow your Secret Santa recipient with this amazing set of 10 tubes of tea varieties from around the world. Each tube has enough loose leaves to brew a 6 to 8 cup teapot. It also comes with an informative book full of background information and brewing tips.

The Journaler

How to spot them…

You will be able to spot the Journaler from day 1. They will always be carrying a beautiful notebook, journal or diary with them. If you glance across at them throughout the day, they will often be hand-writing something with notable stationery.

The Secret Santa gift for them…

  • Italian Leather Journal – from $59.95

Handcrafted in Rome, this beautiful soft genuine leather journal with wrap closure is a wonderful luxury gift. Measuring 9” x 7”, this journal has 192 thick ivory lined pages. Classic craftsmanship, in a lovely warm brown, this journal is a gender neutral winner.

  • Handmade Rose Wood Fountain Pen + Personalized Pen Sleeve –  from $75

Maybe stepping away from the journal itself and gifting a beautiful handmade rose wood fountain pen is the way to go… Have their initials engraved in the genuine leather pen sleeve. Elegant, beautiful and practical!

The eco warrior

How to spot them…

Your office eco warrior will have driven the charge to ensure that there are recycling bins available and that there is a notable reduction in the use of plastics in the office. A true eco warrior will actively communicate with those around them about how they can do more for the environment in practical ways.

Choosing the most thoughtful gift for your Secret Santa

The Secret Santa gift for them…

  • LifeStraw Go with 2-Stage Filtration – $44.95

The LifeStraw Go is a solid, leak-proof BPA-free Tritan bottle, with a removable filter and mouthpiece. No need to buy bottled water, using unnecessary single-use plastic bottles… The 2-stage filtration process removes bacteria and protozoa and reduces organic chemical matter and chlorine. Your gift recipient will be able to carry their bottle with them wherever they go, getting water from taps, streams or rivers and helping to save the environment! In 5 different colours, this is a practical but thoughtful gift.

  • Globe In – Cozy Box – $60

GlobeIn offers a variety of artisanal free trade subscriptions. Your Secret Santa gift can be a once-off experience with the Cozy Box for $60 or, if you can spend a little more, sign them up for a subscription. The Cozy Box is a bestseller with rave reviews and includes a hand-painted Malika Mug from Tunisia, a Fair Trade scarf from Thailand, Fair Trade Cocoa powder from Ghana and a gorgeous Gallito Palm Lead Basket from Mexico.

The flower lover

How to spot them…

They could be anyone! But your true flower lover will bring flowers for the office or their own desk regularly. When a gift arrives for them, it will likely be a bouquet and they will literally stop and smell the flowers every time they pass them.

The Secret Santa gift for them…

A beautiful and personal bouquet from Enjoy Flowers. With free shipping, guaranteed freshness for 7 days of beautiful long-lasting fresh blooms, there is no greater gift.

  • Enjoy Flowers Signature Bouquet – from $59

Did you know that, even though Enjoy Flowers is an incredibly special subscription service, you could spoil someone with a gorgeous one-time bouquet? With free shipping, guaranteed freshness for 7 days of beautiful long-lasting fresh blooms, there is no greater gift. If your Secret Santa recipient is someone closer to you and you want to give the gift that keeps on giving, you can gift them a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription to Enjoy Flowers…

Choosing the most thoughtful gift for your Secret Santa

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