Post # 1
I have four secret santa gifts to buy this year, and I’m so unsure what to get. One is for work (all females and one very feminine male), two for DH’s family Christmas (because he will forget to get his own) and one for DH’s coworker.
I suck at this.
So…. what is the best/worst/funniest Secret Santa gift/White elephant/Gift swap gift you’ve seen or recieved?
The best was a beautiful set of mother of peal wine glasses. The funniest was a pair of slippers and a dildo (if she didn’t like the slippers she could go ………), the worst was when I was in elementary I got a snack sized bag of salt and vinegar chips and a basket. Who gives that to a kid??
I know that alcohol is always a back-up, but I’m trying hard to stay away from that.
Post # 3
I think of secret santa and gift swaps differently – for Secret Santa you know the specific recipient.
Personally, the worst I have got is a charity gift where the giver just gave to their own cause and gave no thought about what I liked. The worst I’ve seen was given weeks after the exchange, the giver gave zero thought about the gift. It was some bizarre statue thing with dragons and I think it had a letter opener.
For swaps, it all depends on the groups. I’ve been in some where chocolate was the #1 stolen gift. Others not so much. Ugly gloves (purposely choosen to be ugly) were the worst, but I know worse do exist!
Post # 4
The worst I ever saw was in HS. There was one girl involved who, I admit, did not always smell the best. But her Secret Santa gave her soap, perfume sprays, and deoderant. Terrible.
Post # 5
@PoppyH: I’ve only ever received ‘safe’ presents like bath stuff or chocolates etc. I really want to receive a jokey present this year.
Post # 6
@PoppyH: Last year my mom and FH got each other for the family secret Santa. My mom got FH a rice cooker…except this was primarily so he could make rice for me LOL
Post # 7
@PoppyH: one girl I know received a vibrator shaped like corn. It was called Horn on the Cob
Post # 8
I always give the same thing because it’s like $10 at Walmart and always well received… (unless I’m doing Secret Santa and specifically know the recipient wouldn’t use it)… i don’t even know what to call it but it’s one of those fancy wine openers… like this: