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Christmas is a time of joy but also desperation to bring gifts for people you don’t like to events you don’t want to attend – but we’ve got your back.
Secret Santa is one of those polemic traditions more associated with the extended family you avoid the whole year than other wholesome Christmas events like, say, Christmas eve. Unlikely other holiday traditions which are quite nice and docile, Secret Santa’s natural habitat is a bit wilder, a bit more hostile.
The Secret Santa tradition lives in the depths of the dark forests of corporate events. It is hidden behind the snowy hills of people you deeply dislike. Nestled around poisonous bushes full of strangers whose name you struggle to remember every-single-time.
There is, however, a secret formula to ensure you master that wild Secret Santa tradition: if you don’t know your Secret Santa, have fun at the expense of their gift! Gift-giving, after all, is an art in whose the best master is the weird and wonderful. Besides that, there is also the under £5 gift for those who are cheap, the over £15 for the millionaires and the serious gifts for your boss.
There are, of course, many more secret formulas, but you’ll have to read on to find out.
Quirky gifts for people you don’t know
Gifts costing up to £15 – if you’re an aristocrat
Gifts under £5 if you’re cheap like me
Gifts for your boss
Gifts for those cousins you successfully managed to avoid the whole year but now they’ve confirmed they’re coming over for dinner and it would look bad if you cancelled
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