Dec 20, 2013

Secret Santa Exchange at Work

I received an email a couple weeks back about the departmental Secret Santa exchange.  Since I started in December a year ago, I missed out on the exchange.  Here's what my Secret Santa "snuck" onto my desk while I was in talking to the boss today...

Day 1 - Orange Green Tea

 
Day 2 - Peanut M&M's and a Glass Tray
 
 
Just so you know... I did get full bag of M&M's, lol.  And no, I didn't eat them all.  I actually put most of them in the bucket I received on Day 1.  I also drank the tea.  Yum!
 
Day 3 - Floral Arrangement Diamonds
 

 
Okay, I do have to say that I am scratching my head over this gift.  We all filled out Secret Santa questionaires before the exchange.  I did not say I'm into flower arranging nor does anything in my cubicle even remotely would elude to it.  (Personally, I think this is a re-gift because the packaging is very scuffed up)
 
Day 4 - Penguin List Pad and Bag of Tea
 
 
 Day 5 - The "Big" Gift


 
On Day 5, we were to buy a $10-15 gift.  I received a vase.  (Yes, to go along with the re-gifted diamonds)  Paris, flowers, vases, birds... none of these were on my Secret Santa questionaire.  It's been an interesting exchange, that's for sure.  The BF asked me, "Did you open *that* and say: What the hell is this?"  LOL (No, I didn't.)

13 comments:

Katie said...

Too fun.

Vickie said...

Neat! How fun to do in your work place. =)

Shelleen said...

Sounds like fun. Glad that you like your new job.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a secret Santa in your office.

Marl

Faith... said...

Sounds like a fun exchange! What was Day 3? What a cute bucket.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps another gift will show up that will go with it - like
artificial flowers for Christmas or something like that.

Blessings, Donna

Berly said...

But knowing you, you will find a use for them that no one else would have thought about! Great gifts!

Scooty said...

The diamonds are for the flowers that are coming later! Judi in Phx

Fay and Charlette said...

Well, a regift fron a coworker is better than one from one's MIL. We had something called a Yankee Swap at work.I am a yankee and never heard of it. Apparently, folks pic numbers to estabish an order and you go and pick a wrapped present but if you don't like it, you can steal someone else's present. crazy.

Faith... said...

well...the vase is not my style (or worth $10) but who knows - maybe you can find someone who might enjoy the birds and pass it along.

Akila said...

Lol, that's a whole lot of fun. We have secret santa on at out work place too and quite a lot of fun activities going on for the season. Lots of fun

glenda said...

That is always disappointing, especially when you go to a lot of trouble for your partner and obviously someone did not do that for you. I'm not much into that sort of thing, either, but I did have fun making a "fake" arrangement last year. You could do a couple with that vase...a spring and a winter. At the worst..you can donate it to thrift for someone else to be excited about finding :)

Rachel S-H said...

The vase is pretty!

We did an all-year Secret Pal at our job, and mine either got fired or got tired of it, because I got nothing after June. Oh well