Christmas excitement is building, and it’s getting to that time of the year where crucial decisions about what gifts to buy are to be made. Present giving is an art form which requires the patience of an angel, as it can be difficult to find the ideal gift before the big day. What we know for sure is the Secret Santa phenomenon has altered peoples’ buying behaviour.
Primarily a Western tradition, Secret Santa was first practiced by a philanthropist named Larry Dean Stewart, who devised the idea of giving anonymous gifts during the Christmas holidays*. For over twenty years, Stewart made it his prerogative to secretly give gifts to those less fortunate than himself. These acts of kindness were recognised by the media and soon became a mainstream pastime.
This tradition continues in modern times, with offices across the nation partaking in the scheme to keep the mysteries and merriment alive in the lead up to Christmas. Participants draw their randomly generated co-worker’s name from a hat, and the hard work behind the scenes begins. Finding a compromise-able, neutral present for the selected individual which is deemed ‘workplace appropriate’ can be a curveball for some but fear not!
To fit these requirements, Ryman Stationery has produced a wide range of Secret Santa gifts for under £10.00. If you’ve been lucky enough to draw your favourite co-worker in the tradition, or most unlucky to draw the hard-to-buy-for type, this array of gifts will have you spoilt for choice.
The Lunch Break Enthusiast
If you work in a corporate office, it can sometimes be difficult to find time in the day to get out and be active. Unleash your co-workers’ competitive side at lunch time with the Desktop Table Tennis (£5.99), or take the fun outside with this Unicorn Popper (£6.99).
For those who keep their fingers busy, this Professor Pengellys U.V. Hyper Reactive Putty (£7.99) is perfect to keep your colleague entertained for hours.
The Gadget Lover
For the person who loves tech, look no further than this Intempo Bluetooth Shower Speaker (£4.99) to get their morning off to a great start, or The Source Mini Slot Machine (£9.99) to bring the weekend closer to work.
Alternatively, gifts to hide from your boss during working hours include this UFO Colour Changing Flyer (£9.99), or to pester the neighbours down the corridor, this Remote Control K10 2 Channel Helicopter (£9.99) is perfect to drive your colleagues crazy.
There’s always one who loves to be the office clown. Why not tell your co-worker what you really think of them at work with this Sloths Wall Calendar 2019 (£8.99) to gain a few laughs from your colleagues!
Drawing your colleague who can’t stay away from their desk is a dream with this Parker Jotter Bond Street Black Chrome Trim Ballpen (£7.99).
For your globe-trotter colleague who is always away on business, this Mini Globe 14cm (£8.99) is perfect for planning their next trip away.
If you’ve drawn your co-worker who loves their home, this Yankee Candle Votive Stocking Filler Gift Set (£4.99) is the perfect gift to create a calm atmosphere in the office.
As Winter is fast approaching, look no further than this Warmies Fur Seal Microwavable Toy (£9.99) to keep warm at all times during the working day.
You’re sure to be in for a treat with this range of Secret Santa gift essentials from Ryman Stationery!
* Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/articles/198836-why-do-we-do-secret-s...
Prices are correct to the time the press release was issued.
Henry Ryman opened the doors of his first shop on Great Portland Street, London in October 1893. 125 years on, Ryman Stationery continues to provide essential stationery items and unrivalled product knowledge, range and service to its customers. In 1995, successful businessman and star of BBC TV’s Dragons Den, Theo Paphitis, bought the company.
Theo Paphitis is one of the UK’s most high-profile businessmen with an empire spanning retail, property and finance. Theo, through his staff at the Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG), has continued the Ryman tradition of excellent customer service.
Ryman offers an extensive range of school, university, office and home products which includes stationery, office supplies, technology and office furniture.
With 209 stores throughout England and Scotland and operating online, Ryman also has business accounts and special discounts for students.
The most western store is in Penzance, the most eastern store in Lowestoft, the most northern store in St Andrews and the store furthest south is in Brighton. The company’s head office is in Crewe, Cheshire.
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