Ideas Needed: Yankee Swap

posted 9 months ago in Holidays
Post # 2
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Helper bee

My go-to for yankee swaps are Yankee Candles from tjmaxx/marshalls/homegoods. You can generally get 2 for around $25! And who doesn’t like candles? 

Post # 3
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Worker bee

What is yankee swap? I haven’t heard of it before.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I usually buy some type of alcohol, like a nice bottle or two of wine, or a small bottle of whiskey. Sometimes I’ll do a bottle of wine with a wine accessory, like wine glasses or a wine opener or something. Or a bottle of whiskey with whiskey stones or whiskey glasses. Or a good beer with some nice beer glasses. I find that alcohol is pretty much universally liked at parties like these lol. But then my group of friends all like alcohol, and my office is very alcohol-friendly. Either that, or some type of food gift – coffee, good hot sauce, good chocolate, local snacks and goodies, etc.

I haven’t really planned out most of the gifts for my family, but I have decided on a few – a portable Bluetooth speaker and a nice necklace for my mom, a nice comforter for my brother, makeup for my sister, some local snacks and hot sauce for my brother (he used to live in my city, and misses a lot of the local stuff here), and an Instant Pot for my FI’s sister who’s in college and just moved into her first apartment.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

splatt :  since Yankee Swaps are typically before the actual holidays a popular gift I’ve given before is a nice wrapping station caddy with some paper, scissors, tape, ribbon, and bows. There is at least one person in your office who is a little behind the eight ball on their holiday prep and they’ll appreciate the help! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Coffee shop gift cards are always a hit at my family’s yankee swap. For a friend’s swap this weekend I have a 4 pack of local craft beer with a matching glass from the brewery as DH’s gift and a nice winter hat from another brewery as my gift. 

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