The office can be a funny place at Christmas, and people are much more likely to feel relaxed, let their hair down and let their guard down a bit more. If you’re hosting your office Christmas party in Birmingham, finding a nice way to break the ice before you head to your Christmas party venue can help get the festive fun started. The office Secret Santa is a time-old tradition, but what are the most interesting and unique gifts you could give this year?
Birmingham is a great city for your corporate Christmas party, so get the evening off to a great start by giving one lucky colleague something a little different in their Secret Santa round…
Four Unique Secret Santa Ideas for Your Birmingham Office Christmas Party
A Personalised Mug
We all know that feeling of disproportionate rage when we see our special office mug on someone else’s desk. Giving a colleague a personalised mug with their name on it means they never have to go through that trauma ever again. You could even try and link it to something you know they care passionately about – whether that’s cats, cars or cricket.
A Retro Chocolate/Biscuit Tin
Almost all of us have a secret stash of chocolates or biscuits in the desk drawer. Give a colleague a retro biscuit tin to keep their sneaky snacks fresh and they’ll get plenty of use out of it year-round.
If you’re heading on to Edgbaston Stadium for your office Christmas party, foodies are well catered for. Crowned ‘Best Venue’ at the Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards 2016, the world-class culinary team lay on a fantastic spread of traditional festive fare. The Top of the Pops party theme which is available is also a great way to get everyone into the seasonal spirit!
A Gym Bag
You’ve probably got a lot of gym bunnies in your office, and given the cost of gym bags has fallen, they can make a great Secret Santa gift. Most people are looking for something compact enough to store in a locker or under their desk, but spacious enough to keep their trainers, water bottle and other kit in.
If your office is full of sports fanatics and fitness fans, there are few better Birmingham Christmas party venues than the iconic Aston Villa Football Club. As well as allowing guests to soak in all that sporting history, the events team are able to transform the versatile floorspace into a winter wonderland where everyone can let their hair down and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
A Luxury Make-up or Travel Bag
For the well-travelled colleague, a high-quality make-up or spongebag can make the ideal Secret Santa gift, and they’ll be able to travel in style and pack a few little luxuries as they jet off once again and make the whole office jealous.
If luxury and travel are important, then you can’t go wrong with choosing the SnowDome for your Christmas party in Birmingham. Recreate the phenomenal après-ski atmosphere of the Alps and enjoy the UK’s premier indoor ice and snow attractions during your late-night revelry. Christmas parties at this fantastic venue can be given an Alpine theme, with an exquisite three course menu and live brass band – certainly a night to remember!
This year don’t pick the run-of the mill novelty socks or thermal gloves for your Secret Santa - get the party started on a high with something a little more unusual. For more information on these or any of the other fantastic, unique venues Lime Venue Portfolio can offer you, simply get in touch with our expert events team today.