Christmas comes but once a year, and with it brings a sense of joy and fear when celebrating it in the workplace. Never mind worrying about being on your best behavior at the work Christmas party, we’re talking about something even more fun/serious. Two words: Secret Santa. The brainchild of Larry Dean Stewart, the Secret Santa sparked a global trend. It was only a matter of time before this tradition of exchanging presents anonymously made its way to your office. But whether you’ve been there for a few months or served as a long-standing member of the company’s social committee, you’re still completely unprepared as to what you’ll be getting your assigned colleague. Sure, you’ve been given a budget so you don’t have to worry about spending too little/much, but what do you do if the person you’re buying a Secret Santa for is your boss? January’s only a short ways away, and the last thing you want to do is ruin your chances of that impending promotion! Thankfully, a solution is at hand. May we present to you this very colorful and helpful infographic on suitable presents for your co-workers – complete with timeframe tips as well as some fun facts to wow your friends with back at the office. Did you know that 80% of employees have never taken offense with their Secret Santa? That statistic should help put your nerves to rest. With the help of this detailed gift guide, you no longer have to worry about having to resort to buying seasonal socks. And that obligatory pen set? Swap the standard stationery for some personalized confectionery instead. We’ll show you how to survive Secret Santa with a few tricks of the trade, all without having to break the bank. It only comes round once a year, so enjoy it while it lasts – after all, you’ll be getting a Secret Santa present of your own, too!
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