Secret Santa Safety

Whilst most employees take Secret Santa in the good humour and the spirit it is intended, research shows one in ten employees report they feel that the gift they received was highly inappropriate.


Here are our recommendations:

  • Give guidelines for employees to follow
  • Express that taking part is voluntary
  • Mutually agree a spending limit
  • Consider the feelings of others
  • Promote originality
  • Encourage employees to think whether they would happy receiving the gift that they are giving 

Urge employees to avoid gifts such as:

  • Deodorants and body sprays
  • Gifts with sexual connotations
  • Previously unwanted or recycled gifts
  • Diet Vouchers
  • Political or religious joke books
  • Self help books