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Old 11-30-07, 10:47 AM   #1
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Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

I need to give a secret santa gift to a co-worker. I don't know much about the guy.

Here is the low down..

Male 24 years old,

Likes
Mets
Life TV show
Finance Major
Really uptight
technology freak

Dislikes
Ugg Boots
People who don't pull their weight

I really don't want to give a gift card since we work in retail already. The gift limit is 25 dollars.

His usb key drive just broke. I was thinking about getting him a new one. But I would like to give something nice that would not make look like a real a-hole.

Please I need the Other's help.
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Old 11-30-07, 10:49 AM   #2
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Buy the USB drive and fill it with Life episodes.
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Old 11-30-07, 10:52 AM   #3
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God, do I hate Secret Santa gifts. You give meaningless crap and get meaningless crap. It's a waste of time.

He may replace the key drive before you can give him one.
Since you work in retail, buy him something from your store. That's gift that says SOD OFF.

Or a coffee mug that reads, "Happy Mondays!"
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Old 11-30-07, 11:22 AM   #4
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Old 11-30-07, 11:43 AM   #5
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You could go ask the really uptight, technology freak Mets fans in the sports forum what they'd like.
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Old 11-30-07, 11:45 AM   #6
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Old 11-30-07, 12:59 PM   #7
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BOOZE is almost always popular (unless you know they don't drink, AA or something else)

anyone that works retail needs booze.
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Old 11-29-12, 03:14 PM   #8
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

I could use some ideas for a secret santa gift. 5 of us pick out a hat for each other. I drew a Cowboys fan. We also usually give someone a nice sex related joke gift. We keep it at a $20 limit too.
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Old 11-29-12, 05:14 PM   #9
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

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I could use some ideas for a secret santa gift. 5 of us pick out a hat for each other. I drew a Cowboys fan. We also usually give someone a nice sex related joke gift. We keep it at a $20 limit too.
Totally easy. If they like the Cowboys, they'll like anything.

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Old 11-29-12, 05:23 PM   #10
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

If you can handle the awkwardness, get them something totally random. Like a box of light bulbs.
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Old 11-29-12, 05:38 PM   #11
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

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Old 11-29-12, 07:31 PM   #12
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

Fleshlight.
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Old 11-29-12, 07:34 PM   #13
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

Have you ever heard of an organization called The Human Fund?
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Old 11-29-12, 07:49 PM   #14
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Have you ever heard of an organization called The Human Fund?
Money for people?
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Old 11-29-12, 08:42 PM   #15
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

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BOOZE is almost always popular (unless you know they don't drink, AA or something else)

anyone that works retail needs booze.
This is the right answer for most people.
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Old 11-29-12, 09:13 PM   #16
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

A gift card to the 99 cent store.
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Old 11-30-12, 01:42 AM   #17
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

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BOOZE is almost always popular (unless you know they don't drink, AA or something else)

anyone that works retail needs booze.
+1

Go to Sam's Club or Costco and buy a couple bottles of red wine, maybe a Merlot and a Cabernet Sauvignon. You can buy nice bottles of wine for $12 or so.

Or you could give him a gift certificate to Steamworks, along with a note saying that you would be happy to show him around.
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Old 11-30-12, 12:46 PM   #18
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

http://www.cafepress.com/gifts

You might find something appropriate in the "Special for my Friends" section.
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Old 11-30-12, 12:54 PM   #19
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

A gift card to app store or google play would work. It's online so it doesn't feel like you're just giving him a gift card to another retail store.

And if he's a Mets fan, get him something Mets related. It's always an easy gift.


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God, do I hate Secret Santa gifts. You give meaningless crap and get meaningless crap. It's a waste of time.
Not the way me and my friends do it. We do 'Secret Santa Roasting on an Open Fire'... before you give your secret santa the gift, you go up in front of everyone and roast the guy for 2-3 minutes. Adds lots of holiday cheer to our proceedings.
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Old 11-30-12, 02:22 PM   #20
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

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And if he's a Mets fan, get him something Mets related. It's always an easy gift.
Yes, a paper bag to wear over his head is very cheap and easy to find.

If I was going the gift card route, Amazon seems to be the safest unless you know he has a particular device that could use it. They sell almost anything, and you're not locked into a tech ecosystem (an Apple App Store card may not be useful for someone with an Android phone, for instance).
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Old 11-30-12, 08:07 PM   #21
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

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Fleshlight.
that's over the $25 limit.

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Old 11-30-12, 11:55 PM   #22
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

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that's over the $25 limit.
Someone has already priced one
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Old 12-01-12, 11:27 AM   #23
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

technology freak
you should be able to throw a dart at thinkgeek.com and find something he would like

also video tape yourself throwing the dart.. he will dig watching the video of it hitting your monitor
also post it here
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Old 12-02-12, 12:49 PM   #24
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A lifetime membership to DVDTalk(make sure to measure his penis first so that he meets the 2 ft. requirement.)
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Old 12-02-12, 01:26 PM   #25
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Re: Help! I need to give a Secret Santa Gift...

I don't know. The guy doesn't sound like a yacht owner.
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