Looking forward to the Christmas party? Well, first you've got to buy that ever so witty, but not offensive, present for your colleague...

A hideously new tradition that seems to have permeated most working environments in record time. Essentially, everyone’s name goes into a hat and you pull out a name of a colleague to “Santa” him or her.

This means you have to buy them a secret gift and on a designated day (usually just before the office party) everyone opens a Secret Santa present and merriment abounds. Or not.

This can be the ideal time for wreaking revenge on that colleague who showed you up mercilessly at the last company meeting heh heh. You’ll be surprised at what creative gifts your mind can muster.