John's hipflask secret Santa
We were sent a story while we were on holiday over Christmas and it made us smile so much we asked if we could use it here on our blog, luckily for us, and you, we are allowed to so here is the story of John's Hip Flask Secret Santa.
Every year in John's office like thousands around the country they staff have a secret Santa in the run up to Christmas, but while many have a strict limit on price John's work are a little more flexible, there is no budget so long as the present is special or personal to the recipient, apparently it's to encourage the staff to really get to know everyone.
John this year got lucky; he got his project manager who he had been working closely with all year on a new database for the company. While he knew this woman well he wasn't sure how to make the present personal. He knew she enjoyed whisky and travelled around Scotland and Ireland each summer touring distilleries. So he headed to www.hipflask.co.uk and started to browse our selection of Stainless Steel hip flasks. He decided that he should engrave a message to make it more personalised than just allowing her to carry her favourite tipple around. So he discarded the leather wrapped ladies section and found our plain hip flasks. But what to engrave? He thought long and hard, deciding that getting her initials or Merry Christmas was not really good enough to make it personal, he wanted her to be touched by the thought he had put in.
John told us he had been helping her develop a new database for their company for over a year and it wasn't going well, they were constantly being greeted with error messages and it was beginning to grind all on the project down. John decided that this error message should be what was engraved on his boss' flask to make light of it.
He telephoned our customer service and was reassured that the flask would be able have the full message engraved onto it. And so the end of year party came and they all exchanged gifts. As in so many offices the secret element went out the window as each present was opened as it was usual quite obvious who had bought what.
John's boss was showing her present to one of their colleagues who asked
'Who got that for you?'
'John.' Came the reply.
John's colleague then shouted out that this was the best secret Santa present they'd ever had and everyone gave him a round of applause. His boss thanked him profusely and she seemed genuinely touched that he had put so much thought and effort into her gift.
So that is the story of John's secret Santa present, we are very pleased we were able to help John make his boss so happy and hopefully we have made many other people happy too with their Christmas presents. We love hearing stories like this from our customers so if you would like to tell us about how you used your flask or how your loved on reacted please get in touch.