5 easy peasy Secret Santa gifts for under a tenner

Is it just me, or is office Secret Santa a little bit painful? Like what half decent thing can I buy for my colleague I barely know with hardly any budget? I suggested we all just give each other a tenner instead, but that idea was shunned for "not being festive enough". Hmph. So instead I have spent the last week racking my brains for jovial Christmas gift ideas that can appeal to anyone. And I thought I'd share them with you all in case you are also struggling and don't want to go down the singing tie/dodgy mug route. I'm kind like that, and it is the season of goodwill after all.

So here you go, 5 easy peasy Secret Santa gifts for under a tenner...

1) Ladybird's books for grown-ups

You can read more about these fab books here, but essentially Ladybird have created some spoof books about a whole variety of topics. My personal favourites include The Ladybird Book of the Hipster and The Ladybird Book of The Hangover, but there really is a title out there for everyone. Perfect if you're looking for something a bit light hearted.

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2) Chocolate

Because everybody loves chocolate and tis the season to binge eat and gain weight. The team at Thorntons have created The Amazingly Choctastic Christmas Gift Finder which is a pretty fun way to find a Secret Santa gift that your recipient is bound to love.

3) Personalised Nutella

How do you make Nutella even better? Add your name! That way there's no excuse for anyone to steal your jar of hazelnut goodness. It's pretty simple to do too - buy a jar of the good stuff and head here to create your personalised label and then ta da! A perfect gift that's personal too.

personalised-nutella-exclusive-to-selfridges-c2a33-99-available-in-store-only-e14162294454994) Stationery

In my opinion, stationery always makes a good gift because it's pretty and practical - what more could you want! By buying a snazzy notebook, you know that the gift will definitely be used and you can add a touch of personality with the design. As ever, Paperchase have some bloody lovely ones.

5) Adult colouring book

It's official, colouring in is good for the soul. Everyone wants to relive their childhood, so an adult colouring book is a sure fire way to impress even your grinchiest colleague. There are tonnes to choose from these days, including Harry Potter and Game of Thrones versions.

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What do you think of these ideas? Do you have any other ideas for me?