♪♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year ♪♫  Turns out, about 58% of workers plan to give gifts to people at their office, according to a recent survey of 2,800 senior managers. Getting everybody involved in an office secret Santa is one way of keeping the costs down with an average of £15 (€20) being spent on a gift.

CV-Library has found that 74.6% of Brits enjoy getting involved with this festive gifting game, and whilst Secret Santa is a great opportunity to have some fun with your colleagues during the festive period it can be tricky to know where to draw the line.

What Secret Santa Gifts Should You Buy?

Nearly half (47%) of Brits think you should give a funny gift, 33.7% a personal one and 17.9% say something generic, but surprisingly 1.5% of your fellow Brits think a rude present is acceptable.

Not sure on what to buy? Here’s what the nation believes are the best Secret Santa gifts for colleagues this year:

• Novelty items (41.1%) – From Christmas socks, to ‘A dummy’s guide to XYZ’, you can have a laugh with your gift without crossing the line.

• Sweets/chocolates (40.1%) – You can’t go wrong with a bit of festive confectionery, so this is a good option if you’re stuck for a gift idea.

• Vouchers (39.7%) – If in doubt, find out what shops your colleague likes to buy from and get them a voucher – even better if there’s a running joke about it.

• Personalised mugs (26.1%) – Is there a memorable quote from your office? Stick it on a mug! You can’t go wrong with a personalised gift.

• Alcohol (24%) – If you’re stuck for ideas and know your colleague’s favourite tipple, get down your local supermarket and pick up a bottle. There’s plenty of plonk for under a fiver.

• Stationery (8.3%) – From notebooks and Post-its, to pens and fancy folders, brighten up your co-worker’s desk with some nice looking stationery.

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