(Closed) Yankee gift exchange at work – what would you rather get?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which of these gift(s) would you like to get?

    gift card to local, artisan ice cream shop

    fancy maple syrup

    thermos and high quality coffee

  • Post # 3
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @kerensa:  We call that Dirty Santa, lol.

    I’d rather have the coffee, because I can’t have sweets. Are any of your coworkers diabetic?

    Post # 5
    4045 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    #1 choice would be the gift card. Ice cream? Yum! And I love buying local.

    #2 choice would be the coffee and thermos!

    Post # 6
    9950 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Lol, they are ALL Food, so I am thinking you cannot really go wrong !!


    Post # 7
    265 posts
    Helper bee

    I’d rather have the thermos and coffee because I’m a coffee person!

    Post # 8
    2609 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    They all sound good, but my first pick is the coffee. But I’d like any of the ones listed. 

    Post # 9
    1915 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

    We call that White Elephant, no idea where the name comes from, but I guess we couldn’t call it Yankee:)


    Post # 10
    2484 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We call that white elephant haha

    interestin all the names

    Post # 11
    10635 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Ice cream is awesome, but I don’t think I would go to an ice cream shop in the winter.

    Post # 14
    441 posts
    Helper bee

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    @Aqualov:  Haha!  I’m from the Capital of the Confederacy so we call it Yankee ’cause your stealing from someone else.  I know, I know, the war is over.

    We call it White Elephant when everyone brings the absolute worst, tackiest gift you can find (even from your attic) but then you can also steal gifts there too.  My favorite one I ever got was a fake lighted TV looking thing that rolls the same scene over and over.  It is extremely cheesy BUT it’s so old it shows the NY city skyline with the twin towers still on it.  It’s actually quite meaningful to me.

    Post # 15
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Can’t go wrong with any of them, but I think coffee is a pretty common gift to give so other people might be giving that as well. I vote maple syrup because it’s different. Ice cream isn’t really wintery but I loooove me some ice cream. All gifts are appropriate and yummy!

    Post # 16
    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I picked ice cream! I live in Canada where it’s currently freezing cold, and I would still eat icecream. Just not outside 😉

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