Wow Your Secret Santa
Choosing the perfect Secret Santa gift can be an intimidating process. It's likely that you chose a random name from a hat, and are not especially close with whomever it is you selected. You also have to consider the fact that the gift should be tasteful and creative, all while staying in a relatively low budget. Sure, plenty of people will head straight to their local mega–mart to pick up a generic gift card. But with a little planning, you can be the life of the party, just by gifting a Secret Santa present that will have everyone else wishing they could Yankee Swap.
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Conquering The Yankee Swap
Yankee Swaps are similar to Secret Santa gift exchanges, but party participants have the opportunity to select a gift at random, or "steal" someone else's gift. You'll know just how fabulous your gift is by how many times it gets stolen. Try to choose an item that is unisex, since you never know who will end up selecting your gift at random. The key to making a big splash is to choose an unusual gift
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Planning Your Own Gift Exchange
Secret Santa-style gift exchanges are a great way to celebrate the season at home or the office, without breaking the bank. With everyone gifting just one single Christmas gift to a chosen recipient, the whole gang will save a lot of green. Consider setting a moderate limit on the amount that should be spent on a gift — this is typically between $20 and $50, depending on your group's situation. To cut costs even more, you can also ask everyone to bring one dish or snack instead of having the gathering catered. Then just throw on a playlist of Christmas-time hits, switch on the Christmas lights, and let the good times roll.Shop Christmas Movies & Music