Secret Santa

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  1. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo Supporting Member

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    I have to get one of my coworkers a secret santa present. I don't really know the guy, though. So, what should I get someone I hardly know for $20? Suggestions?
  2. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

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    I love gift cards - can never go wrong. The person always gets what they want! Times are too tough to spend money on something that's going to get re-gifted or tucked away in a closet.
  3. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo Supporting Member

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    Yeah, gift cards are a great idea, but, i'm almost certain everyone will receive a gift card. that would just seem boring and uncreative.
  4. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Give Me Chocolate! Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep, gift cards are a good bet. Either that or a nude picture of yourself. I mean; everyone likes art right?
  5. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    Put some effort into getting to know the guy, at least his superficial interests, and then get him something along those lines.

    I signed up for reddits secret santa gift exchange. They match you up with someone and you get to read their profile info. I got some 15-20 year old who likes South Park, Joseph Heller, and Masturbation. I got him a South Park gift kit, 'Closing Time', and a picture of my gf's boobs.

    Someone who was matched with me sent me a $50 Amazon Gift Card (though it suggests we spend no more than $20).
    I used it to by a Korg Pitchblack tuner, as I want a tuner on my pedalboard.
  6. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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  7. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Give Me Chocolate! Gold Supporting Member

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    These are so epic, I don't even know where to begin! :D
  8. stevetx19

    stevetx19 Supporting Member

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  9. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo Supporting Member

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    Man, you guys are hilarious.
  10. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    This year, I purchased a Hummingbird feeder, a "See Rock City" minature barn/bird house, a soft sided cooler, and 2 lbs of Starbucks coffee for 20.00 each.
  11. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    My best friend received some from me for his birthday last year.

    "What am I supposed to do with this!?!"
  12. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Give Me Chocolate! Gold Supporting Member

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    Geez... Use your imagination?
  13. Gazman

    Gazman

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    The correct answer should be a 12 month supporting membership to Talkbass
  14. placedesjardins

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    Movie theater passes.
    Restaurant gift card.
    Coffee mug/thermos bottle.
    LED flashlight.
  15. Tat2dHeart

    Tat2dHeart Only two strings away from an attitude problem. Gold Supporting Member

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    I didn't know my gift recipient very well, but found out enough to buy a lovely scarf for her. Not sure who got me, but whomever it was knows the office admin who sits next to me. She and I occasionally go to concerts together, and we trade ideas on shows to attend. My secret santa bought me a ticket to an upcoming Mother's Finest show that I've been wanting to attend.
  16. mellowinman

    mellowinman Unmanageable Member Supporting Member

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    Two years ago, my secret santa bought me the Fender Custom shop wall calendar, and she gave me a good number of picks, from very very thin to pretty darn thick. She put a tiny bow on each pick, and she hid them all over my cubicle, so that I was finding picks for months afterwords. That was my favorite secret santa ever. This year, I declined to participate. Let's face it, no one will ever top that one. I saved all the pictures from the calendar, gave the thick picks to Arthur, and use the thin ones for acoustic guitar.

    NICE

    As for the cream/lotion, above, google Steve Martin's All Natural Beauty Creme, and see what you get.
  17. bassteban

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  18. dukeisdog

    dukeisdog Supporting Member

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    No kidding!

    Now that's money well spent! :D
  19. bassinplace

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    That's awesome! Didn't know they still played. I'm gonna see if they're coming to my neck of the woods! To OP: talk to someone who knows him and go from there.
  20. bmc

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