It’s that time of year where many of us are scurrying to secure that perfect Secret Santa gift for our colleagues and coworkers. While you want to make a great impression, it can be hard to procure a gift that says it a without doing too much.
I’ve had a few of my own Secret Santa snafus. There was the one time that I bought perfume for my receptionist back in the day who had an allergic reaction from it and had to call of of work for two days. And who can forget the time that I received a Secret Santa gift that was not safe for work.
There’s an art to giving that perfect Secret Santa gift. But, never fear. I am here to give you a few tips that’ll make you the hero or shero in the office with your selections.
Say no to gift cards and yes to personalization. If you know the person you are Secret Santa’ing, make it a gift that they will like. Utilize their personality and show how much you care! Do they like music? Perhaps make them a specialized playlist on a CD or better yet, buy them a few albums (yes vinyl) that they can use as decor in their office!
Does your coworker like arts and crafts? Purchase a basket and add items like paint, brushes, stencils, markers, and other items that can help them get crafty with it.
The thing is to keep in mind what they love and enjoy, and let that work its magic.
When you give the perfect Secret Santa gift, it’s one that helps out the recipient—proactively. In the busy office environment, we all lose things, so Tile is an assistant in the clutch. It’s a bluetooth tracker that you can put virtually on any item, and it helps you find it when lost. They can put it on their keys, remote control, luggage, tablets, and more! When lost, simply use the Tile app and voila! Press ‘Find’ and the Tile on the lost item will beep.
Quality and quantity
And speaking of Tile, they have multipacks available that allow you to purchase a helpful Secret Santa gift for everyone on your list. Easy for you since there’s less running around that you have to do, and added time to the recipient that they will have not looking for lost all of the time.
Make it Special
Nothing is more memorable than you adding a note or card with your gift. You can share a special moment from the year (like the time you fell asleep during a meeting and they woke you up on the sly), or write out some words of encouragement that can help lift their spirits and usher in a fabulous new year. It goes a long way to show you care and create a bonding moment.
Selecting the perfect Secret Santa gift isn’t always easy, but hopefully with these tips, it’ll be a breeze for you this year.
For more gift ideas, visit Tile.
Michelle Marcus says
I just wanted to say thank you for posting this as these are the PERFECT gift for my teenage nieces and nephew! It’s inexpensive…but techie…and teens are always losing stuff! THANK YOU!!
The Cubicle Chick says
You are welcome! Here’s to helping them find it all 🙂
I would LOVE to find Tile under the tree. I am a notorious loser of all things. It’s pretty bad. LOL
I have Tile and I love it. I have one attached to my keys and my phone. I never lose them anymore! This is the perfect gift for anyone.
Sarah Bailey says
OK I need a whole host of these, my handbag, purse, keys, phone and probably the TV remove could all do with one for sure!
I need that!! I loose stuff all the time and this would help me so much! What a great idea! Christmas gift idea here I come!
Bill Sweeney says
I think Tile would be perfect for anyone! I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t misplace something! Great Secret Santa ideas!
I love it! I am going to have the Purple Rain soundtrack going through my head all night and that’s not a bad thing! I love these Tile IT things! I just saw them for the first time this year and want them!
I need one of those Tile Mate things for myself. I am constantly losing my keys and phone. HA!!
Chubskulit Rose says
This would be great to have for a person like me who loses things so easily. This would work great for my husband too. I would love to have one.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
Those are awesome ideas on how to be a successful secret Santa! Love being able to surprise people, it’s totally exciting!
What a great little device! I get SO frustrated when I lose something. I am most mad about losing all that time, because I really hate wasting time. And I can think of a bunch of people who would benefit from a Tile!
This sounds like a great device. I may need to pick one of these up for myself. I know I could certainly use it.
steph parrell says
I have never heard o this product before and it looks awesome! I am already finished my Christmas shopping for the year but I have a birthday coming up in January. Might have to ask for one of these bad boys.
I need to get one of these things for my mom or mother inlaw! I think it would come in handy for them!
Sheena Tatum says
I am in love with this Tile gadget. I lose too many things to not own this. Helps a ton.
I’ve heard a lot about the Tile! I think it’s such a practical and useful gift.
I cannot live without my Tile. I seriously misplace my keys a few times a day! The tile makes such a great gift for anyone who is the least bit forgetful.
Lisa Favre says
I’m all about quality over quantity! Sometimes, it’s the quality things that are a bit more expensive that people never want to get themselves, so I try my best to gift those type of items!
Other than making my gifts extra-special for my loved ones not only during the holiday season, but in other special occasions as well…I am all about the quality too. Great tips!
Cyn Gagen says
I first saw Tile a few years ago when my brother in law received several for Christmas. We all oohed and ahhed over them and put them on our own wish lists.