Real Life MMD: Should I still get him a secret Santa present?

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
Money Moral Dilemma: Should I still get him a secret Santa present?

We're doing a secret Santa at work, £5 maximum spend. I'm not particularly fond of the guy I picked out of the hat, and overheard him talking the other day about who he picked out (it happened to be one of my closer work colleagues) and that he was basically going to give her something crap from the bottom of his cupboard. Do you think I should tell my friend? And, more importantly, should I still get him something?
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  • I would buy "him" a gift for a family abroad through Oxfam or another charity :T helps others and he gets nothing :rotfl:
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  • mayling03mayling03 Forumite
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    I think you should leave your personal differences aside and just buy a £5 gift. You can hardly expect a 'good' gift for £5 can you nowadays? If you really don't like him, you can buy him a rubbish present too! After all it's meant to be secret - i know it never pans out this way.
  • robpw2robpw2 Forumite
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    im sorry but as an mse , if i had something i bough off a deal i would probably give this as my secret santa gift and so i don blame him howerver i think you need to put your personal differences behind and if you cannot perhaps swap secret santas with someone else


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  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
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    Yes you still get him something - it's the deal you bought into.

    Don't believe what you overheard, it might have been ego speaking and secretly he's stressing over what to buy that's not cr4p. And, even if he did get something from the bottom of his cupboard, it's probably something somebody else bought him last year and he simply didn't like, so is actually giving a good gift.

    And no, you don't tell your friend, unless you're still only Aged 8,
  • jamespirjamespir Forumite
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    gees what childishnees miss he said hes not getting me a proper pressie


    come on grow up you buy a present like your supposed to
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  • MSE_Lee wrote: »
    Money Moral Dilemma: Should I still get him a secret Santa present?

    We're doing a secret Santa at work, £5 maximum spend. I'm not particularly fond of the guy I picked out of the hat, and overheard him talking the other day about who he picked out (it happened to be one of my closer work colleagues) and that he was basically going to give her something crap from the bottom of his cupboard. Do you think I should tell my friend? And, more importantly, should I still get him something?


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    Which one is it ?

    The one on the left or the one on the right ?

    Also you do realise he will now know you aren't that keen on him ...:D
  • If you agreed to take part, you agreed to the rules - whether you like it or not. Get him a present, even have a bit of fun at his expense, and then move on to something that matters.

    Remember, it's only a secret santa, not a major contribution to human ethics.

    Happy Christmas.
  • oldtroutoldtrout Forumite
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    It's only a fiver!! Surely a jokey thing is expected anyway. The 'something crap from the bottom of his cupboard' might have cost more than that anyway so she will end up with a better gift than all of you. Don't sweat the small stuff!
  • Remember it's Christmas. Peace and goodwill to all men and all that...
  • Jeez, it's a fiver, you must have agreed to the secret Santa deal knowing full well you may end up with him. What do you expect for a fiver anyway?? Get the gift....it's what you signed up for!!!

    I hope, if you have kids, this is not the kind of petty attitude you teach them to be normal.
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