(Closed) Xmas gifts… what would you do?

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

How does Secret Santa normally work with your group of friends? In my experience, everyone usually brings one gift that would be suitable for anyone attending the party that is of a previously determined value so everyone pays the same amount. So I wouldn’t expect you to bring more than one gift, but that’s just how it’s done around here, I think?

Anyway, perhaps you could ask the organiser of the party? If she’s your MOH, then surely you can say something like “Hey, I had forgotten/wasn’t told about the Secret Santa thing – what do you want me to do again?”

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Nic01:  I would go with gifts of those people I am close to and wouldn’t worry about gifts for the others. I’ve never seen someone I kind of know and thought ” oh wow why didn’t she bring me a gift” I think everyone understands you give to your close friends and I’m sure they won’t expect anything of you just as I’m sure you’re not expecting anything from them. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ah, now I understand! Sorry – so you didn’t get a designated person to buy for. I guess just check with your friend and let her know. It’s most likely just an oversight 🙂

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You could privately give gifts to those you want to and then just not mention anything to the others. Just meet with them a few minutes before/after the event.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’ve been part of Secret Santas where you were given a person in advance and where you weren’t… the intention may simply be that each person brings one gift for exchange. I’d ask the person who invited you what the deal is.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Nic01:  I’d err on the side of giving too much.  I’d make a small plate of brownines or cookies for each person, with a candy cane or small dollar store type ornament attached, and give one to every guest.  If I had anything for MOH or a friend I was close to, I’d find a different time to give it to them.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was always under the impression secret Santa was bring one gift for the exchange to be part of it. If you don’t bring one you do t get one. I have never heard of one for every guest ? Ask your friends in the group or the ones closest to you 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could just bring some extra, generic gifts (travel mugs, starbucks coffee, candles, box of chocolates, fuzzy socks, etc) to have on hand. Keep in a totebag or out of site, then if you get a gift you can reciprocate, if not, keep those gifts until next year!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow that’s a great idea 

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