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Is your boss your Secret Santa?

Pulled your manager’s name out of the Secret Santa hat? Here are some 6 gift ideas suitable for men and women.


Colouring books for adults have been one of the biggest trends of the year as colouring is a great way to help with stress and tension, helping people unwind after a hard day. A Harry Potter colouring book is currently top of the Amazon books chart, FYI.

Gin – this is certainly one for gin lovers: this quarterly sipping service from London-based independent distillery Sipsmith means you get four unique gins delivered to your door every three months. Fail-safe for serious tipple enthusiasts.

Notebooks always come in handy – Sloane Stationery specialises in elegant leather goods – notebooks and diaries in various colours, suitable for men and women. Make it that bit more special and opt for it to be personalized – just ensure you leave yourself enough to time for it to be ordered, especially taking into consideration the last-minute Xmas rush…

Candles. Simple, easy and always well received. Jo Malone is always a good idea. If you fancy trying something a little more unique turn to Beefayre who create homeware, fragrance, and beauty products inspired by the shortage of honey bees in the UK. Its Winter Garden collection showcases an array of festive aromas such as Winter Berries and Spiced Orange.

Tea/coffee. A cup warmer may sound like not the most interesting of gifts but it is certainly useful and one that will prove a great gift in the long term for all those late nights, and for those continually called away from their desk. The hot cookie USB cup warmer keeps your tea warm for up to 30 minutes. Simply plug the cup warmer into a USB port to heat up and place your drink on top. And at £6.99 it is a bargain!

Card holders are a must for busy professionals. Georg Jensen rocks slick stainless steel versions, alternatively opt for more traditional and go with leather. Thomas Lyte is the go-to brand, affordable at £30 – you can get initials embossed too.