With the holidays approaching fast there are most likely going to be a few party invitations filling your e-mail or post office box in the next coming months. Whether you are invited to an office party, house party or your child’s school party, you will want to be prepared. It has been a tradition for a long time to give out secret Santa gifts at these locations. Once you have drawled a name out of a box or hat it is time to find the perfect gift for that individual. Here are a few tips on how to find the right one, and how to do so without busting your wallet.
Secret Santa Ideas for a Fellow Office Employee
Chocolate is always a big hit at any party. Surprise the recipient with a small box of their favorite chocolate this year. There is no need to spend a big amount of cash on this gift, as you can go to your local Wal Mart and find a decent size box of chocolates for less than $10.00.
Another great gift idea for an office party is something the recipient can display on there desk and possibly find a use for it all year long. How about a decorated pencil holder, a personalized name plate, or some post-it-notes of their favorite color with their name printed on them. These ideas are also a great way to give an appropriate gift without going over budget.
Secret Santa Ideas for a House Party
If you are invited to your neighbor’s house this holiday and you have picked the name of someone you know quite well, this is an advantage for you, as you have some idea of what they will like. Purchase the recipient something that can be used in the some, such as a canister set, can opener or home fragrances. Any one of these ideas will have the person receiving the gift really happy this Christmas season.
If you have picked the name of someone attending the party that you don’t know all that well, a gift card is a great idea. Giving a gift card to a local department store, a restaurant or craft store is a wonderful expression of spreading the holiday cheer, as well as, pulling off Secret Santa with a bang.
Secret Santa Ideas for your Child’s School Party
Has your child brought home a note informing you they plan to play Secret Santa this year? Well, there’s no need to panic on how to find the right gift for any little girl or boy. Why not buy something that the recipient can use throughout the rest of the school year. A nice book cover is a great idea, (i.e. Disney characters, super heroes or cartoons.)
In addition to book covers, there’s also the idea of markers, erasers, lunch boxes, notepads and more. If you wanted to go all out, you could buy a small backpack and fill it with the much needed essentials a child in that certain grade might need. Whichever idea you choose, when your child is revealed as the secret Santa, everyone is sure to be pleased.
Celebrate this Christmas and be a hit at any party by choosing one or more of these great Secret Santa ideas. The most important thing is to have fun with it and make this year’s parties you or your children attend be the one to remember. Happy Holidays Everyone!