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Safe bets for the office Secret Santa

It’s that time of year — you're buying presents for your dearestfriends and closest family members. And that one quiet guy at theoffice.

It’s that time of year — you're buying presents for your dearest friends and closest family members. And that one quiet guy at the office.


It’s the office Secret Santa and you may find yourself buying for someone whose name you barely remember. To help, staff from Canada’s largest bargain hunting site, RedFlagDeals.com, have put together a list of top-notch but affordable gift suggestions:

Boss
Buying presents for your boss can be awkward. We’d suggest choosing a modest, meaningful gift over something overpriced or fancy — you don’t want to look like you're currying favour.
Something fun like a framed candid shot of your team at work or gourmet cookies can work for the executive in your life.

Receptionist
If there’s one thing a receptionist has enough of, it’s office supplies. Skip the cute notepads, novelty paperclips and colourful pens. Treat the secretary to a bottle of high-end hand lotion or a gift certificate to the local salon for a manicure/pedicure combo.

New person
This one is tougher. Keep an eye on what the new person likes to eat or snack on. Try putting together a gift basket.

Intern
Usually “intern” is a code word for “underpaid.” Skip the gag gifts and get your intern a gift card for Amazon or their favourite local store.

Tech Support
The people who fix your computer should be treated well. You can’t very well give piles of money or bars of gold, but a gift certificate to their favourite restaurant would go over nicely.

 
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