Dec 25, 2014

Secret Santa at Work

Last year was my first time and I was not too pleased with receiving gifts that were clearly "re-gifted" or "second-handed" (maybe "third-handed"?).  Don't get me wrong.... I don't mind re-gifted or second-hand gifts if they are something on my wishlist or things that are clearly "me".  Last year's gifts were clearly not tailored towards me.

How it works: Participants fill out a generic survey of things they like -- hot/cold drinks, Christmas type items, scents, things we collect.  Then for four days, we give our Secret Santa recipient a small gift worth $1-2.  On Day 5, we all get together to give a $10 gift and try to guess who our Secret Santa is.

So this year, even though I was a bit iffy... I decided to bite the bullet and I once again participated in the Secret Santa Exchange at work.

My partner paid attention to my questionaire
and gave me things along those themes.
I liked everything :)
I will probably do this again next year!


Shebafudge said...

I think your Secret Santa was better than mine! I got a thermal vest and a tablecloth!! Do you want to swap ??

Merry Christmas. xx

Faith... said...

Glad to hear that your Secret Santa actually paid attention and you got some good stuff!

htimcj said...

Nice gifts!

Pam in IL said...

How fun! Glad your Secret Santa did good this year.

CJ said...

Hi Meari -

Very nice exchange, I love the Santa ornament.

Happy Holidays.


Vickie said...

Now isn't that nice?! Good for you!

Katie said...

Exchanges can be very frustrating. Seems like either they are really bad or perfect.

Lana said...

Looks like you got a good secret Santa this year!! Good for them... And you too!

Kay said...

Looks like secret Santa was very kind to you this year!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad this year's exchange was better than last year's. You got some cute gifts.

Sandy in NM

Anonymous said...

So glad this year was better than last year. Looks like you got great gifts too. Enjoy.

Betty in AZ (ilcs)