Monday 14 October 2019

Crowd-pleasing office Kris Kindle gifts

Chocolate heaven for under €5

€4.95/35g; Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer St and Rathmines, Dublin
€4.95/35g; Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer St and Rathmines, Dublin
€9.99; Aldi
€18; next.ie
€29; urbanoutfitters.com

Festive overindulgence is rife but nibbling on Willie's Cacao praline truffles will make the recipient feel more gourmet than glutton. Made from single estate dark chocolate with freshly roasted hazelnuts and Cornish sea salt, these are all-natural with no artificial ingredients.

For the drinks connoisseur, the Boyle's Irish Gin tasting set is an attractively packaged box containing three 5cl bottles of small-batch gins. There's the award-winning Classic Boyle's gin as well a Raspberry Blush, with naturally occurring sweet flavours and the limited edition Sloe & Damson gin liqueur.

€9.99; Aldi

As a rule of thumb, unless you know your colleague reasonably well, it's advisable to steer away from clothing when it comes to Secret Santa presents. A scarf is an honourable exception however as they're always useful; you don't have to worry about sizing and this one is pleasingly sporty.

€18; next.ie

The Lomography Simple Use disposable camera is a must for capturing Christmas party antics in an old-school, non-digital way. Preloaded with 36 exposures of 35mm colour analogue film it has a built-in flash as well as attached colour filters.

€29; urbanoutfitters.com

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