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Secret Santa Gifts For Your Colleagues That Aren’t Lame

Ho ho ho! It’s that time of the year again! 🎄 ’Tis the season to feel the pressure of Secret Santa 🎅: Find the perfect gift under a very tight budget.

Sure, ‘it’s the thought that counts’ but who would want their ‘thought’ to be collecting dust like last year’s useless Christmas present? (C’mon be honest. You re-gifted the mug, didn’t you?)

Fret not, we got you covered. We have pulled in our ideas this Christmas and shortlisted wonderful gifts that won’t break your bank! 🎁

Move over coffee, today is a day for pumpkin spiced latte.

Something For The Skin

Before you start jumping into conclusions and yelling, “Something for the skin can’t be cheap!”, you honestly don't need to spend a fortune on skincare 💁

Anyone concerned about their face will welcome any if not most sheet mask with open arms. If you don’t know what’s good or know nothing about beauty products, pop by any Korean cosmetic store and grab any mask. You should be safe (don’t get the foot mask by mistake 🤪).

Alternatively, check out the facial mist! You have no idea how dehydrated your skin gets in an airconditioned room.

Something For The Phone

Does your office only have that one phone charger which everyone shares? Kind of annoying especially when you have to take a queue number even though its YOUR charger, right? 🙊

Boy, you guessed it!

Why not get a portable charger? Better yet, get him/her the wall plug charger plus its accompanying USB cable. If you have a slightly bigger budget, you can always consider a wireless charger which you can easily (and affordably) get from that 24-hour Japanese penguin supermarket.

You might be wondering, “why not get a phone cover instead since it’s more personalised?”. Well, regardless of how ugly or unauthentic a wall plug/USB cable/portable charger looks, when you’re desperate, you’re desperate 😩 On the other hand, for a phone cover, it’ll be re-gifted.

Something For The Belly

Alright, this section is for all of you who drew a name that you don’t know, but you still want to impress this stranger 💯

Get them a gift card. No, it’s not lame. How is it lame if a ‘stranger’ buys you two cups of bubble tea of your choice? Or five cups of Kopi-O kosong?

First and foremost, you need to be strategic about which gift cards you give. Before you choose one, you should consider the person you are giving the card to their likes and dislikes 🤔 Pick a card that will be appreciated and more importantly, used.

Tip: You can never go wrong with a food gift card. Take it from this perspective, who would reject supermarket vouchers?

While you’re getting a gift card, why not pen down a note apology to make this gift unforgettable? 😀

No Grinches Allowed

Whether your Secret Santa is the work wife you spend more than eight hours a day with #separationissues or your bus/lift buddy a.k.a Hi-Bye friend, everyone deserves a special gift this festive season 🎉

What are you waiting for? Time is ticking! Why do you think we published this article two weeks before Christmas? 😏

PS: Secret Santa if you’re reading this, I would like to stock up my mask stash TYVM ❤️️


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