Secret Santa at work is always so much fun! I have a wonderful time thinking up surprises and gifts for my co-workers. I love decorating their desk, bringing goodies and planning what to get them for Christmas. This year, I was a little stumped because I had to play Secret Santa for a boy! It’s easier when it’s a girl, you just need to put up ornaments and lights and it will make her happy. But for a boy, I wasn’t sure what sort of decor or surprise would bring a smile to his face. Thankfully with a little help from his friends, I came up with a creative DIY which was fun for me to plan and for him to receive during Christmas!
I had recently done a post on advent calendars, and I thought it might be a good idea to do the ’12 days of Christmas’ but with a twist. So I printed this watercolor advent calendar and created 12 paper boxes to fill with goodies such as Christmas stars, bells, chocolates and other ornaments. I then brought a 3D car puzzle and distributed the pieces in these 12 boxes. I placed these 12 boxes on his desk with a note asking him to open a box a day and put together the puzzle for a fun surprise! On completing the puzzle, he would receive his final gift for Christmas (one of his favorite Frank Sinatra albums). I know he likes cars and music, plus boys in general like having a puzzle or two to put together, so this seemed like a good surprise to put together for him.
So this was my fun Secret Santa DIY for office, what did you do for Secret Santa this year?