All posts tagged: Xmas

How to ace your Secret Santa gift

I always dread Secret Santa gifts…They tend to belong to two categories: “attempting humour” (all sorts of pranks) and “last minute” aka “bought on the way to work” (generally Cadbury chocolates, novelty games and books). “Funny” gifts are rarely that good, unless the person knows you well. And in worst cases you spend the rest of your office Christmas party trying to figure out who’s given you a tasteless sex toy (happened to me, for real!), so you can openly hate them for the rest of year 🙂 OK, I’m overdramatasing, no one really cares that much. But hey, nothing is stopping you from actually acing it and becoming known as the most thoughtful person in the department. So, where do you begin? Research is key! At work we use drawnames.co.uk,  a website which almost does the job for you – all names are entered onto the system, and everyone is randomly assigned one person to get a gift for. The best part is that it’s linked to Amazon, so you can pre-select a few things …

Amazing gifts for One Direction fans (and haters)… Take your pick!

Remember pictures of crying girls all over Facebook when One Direction announced their split? I think the official term used was “temporary break”, but we all know too well that those poor lads hated each other too much. Well, this also means that collectibles will become extra valuable, it may even be the last Christmas you’ll be able to give your daughter, niece or girlfriend (depending on your age!) a One Direction present. So, this is where I come in – your little gift fairy 🙂 Here’s my Top 5. An official 1D hat & scarf set The first website I looked at was of course the official 1D store. I found it quite amusing how most items looked like they belonged to a rock band (plenty of black!), whereas their target audience are teenage girls. But hey, I found this adorable set, so not all bleak. The best part – a photo of a teenage male model in these – why!?? Can’t imagine many guys keen to wear something like this in public, let …