Tis the season for office Secret Santa parties! If you're taking part in the office Secret Santa, you might have gotten lucky and picked the name of someone you know really well, but chances are better that you pulled the name of someone you hardly know anything about. Am I right?  If you've thought about what to get your Secret Santa recipient, but are still stumped, here are six gift suggestions.

  • 1

    Hand Lotion and Hand Sanitizer

    This would make a great gift for a male or female co-worker because it's something they can keep on their desk and whenever they think about it, they'll think of you. If you're going to go this route, just make sure that you get something with a light scent, rather than an overpowering one. Maybe something super moisturizing for chapped winter hands.

  • 2


    Candy is pretty much a universal gift that everyone loves. You might want to stay away from giving chocolate or anything with nuts though just in case the person you're giving it to has an allergy.

  • 3

    Christmas Ornament

    Another universal gift is an ornament and the best part is that there are so many choices. You can get something more generic, or one that matches the recipient's personality.

  • 4

    Scarf and Gloves

    This is such an easy to buy gift for anyone. And, if you want to step up your game, try to match the scarf and gloves to whatever color coat your co-worker wears most often.

  • 5

    Business Card Case

    I did this one year for our company Secret Santa and it worked really well. I drew the name of someone I didn't know very well at the time but asked around to find out what sort of things they liked and ended up buying a Star Wars business card case and it was a hit.

  • 6

    Coffee or Tea Sampler

    If you're buying for someone who's always walking around with a full mug, find out if it's tea or coffee that they're drinking, and then gift them with a sample pack. They'll love it. Oh, and you should probably find out if they're a regular or decaf drinker.

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