Woman horrified over ‘offensive’ work Secret Santa gift which is so bad people say she should report it to HR | The Sun

FINDING the 'perfect' Christmas present can be a difficult task, particularly if you're shopping for someone that you aren't especially close with.

Particularly when it comes to buying a gift for someone at work, it can be even more complicated.

While many taking part in Secret Santa will buy chocolates, sweets or maybe even a beauty set for their colleague, one woman has revealed that she was horrified when she received an “offensive” Secret Santa gift from one of her work colleagues.

Not only this, but people are saying that her gift is so bad that she should report it to HR.

The unnamed woman took to Mumsnet to share her upset after being given a "really unpleasant" present from an anonymous colleague.

The mum revealed that she was given an adult colouring book, called 'Go F**k Yourself, I'm Colouring.’

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The colouring book is said to offer the opportunity to colour in sweary designs with words such as 'Idiot' and 'S**t' as well as a number of sexual slurs.

Alongside a snap of the book, the woman wrote: "I like a robust swear and I have a job that can very much cause stress but I finally looked at it properly today and a lot of the words to colour are not swear words per se but really, really unpleasant misogynistic, sexual slurs and terms that I associate with pornography not swearing.

"I have actually found myself quite offended that someone thought this was an appropriate gift for a fifty-year-old female colleague in a professional environment.

"My quandary is whether I should say something to the group or just hide it in the recycling and forget about it?"

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Fellow Mumsnet users were quick to agree that the gift was "gross" and "inappropriate", as one said: "This is so grossly inappropriate for the workplace and so sickly misogynistic that I couldn't let it stand."

Another commented: "I would absolutely take this to HR.

"If it was an honest mistake, then they can apologise and learn to be more careful."

However, not everyone agreed and many thought that she was overreacting to the situation.

One person noted: "Well I work in a professional environment and got the very same book last year. I personally found it funny and gave it to my husband.

"It was obviously given in the spirit of a bit of fun, no matter how many pearl clutchers are here."

Whilst someone else wrote: "Yes, that's pretty horrible. Bin it. But I wouldn't be taking it personally or saying anything. 

“Secret Santa is a nightmare for all kinds of reasons including this one of allowing people to demonstrate their very poor taste and judgement."

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Meanwhile, another person stated: "Get over yourself.

"Regarding the messages in the book itself, I suspect your colleague didn't look at every single one. Recycle and forget."

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