Do you take part in a Secret Santa at your place of work? I remember fondly the fun of buying something for another member of staff who’s name had been picked out of a hat. I always wanted to buy something that would last so it was never smelly’s or chocolates but something that they would look back on in years to come and remember where and when they got it. I remember one year I had to buy for the undergraduate who was doing work experience with us. I’d just bought myself a really lovely green and white mottled pottery bowl and as it was in the right price bracket I decided to buy one for her too. I used my bowl for salads regularly but it recently slid off my draining board as I watched it fall in slow motion. I wonder if she still has hers? I do remember wrapping it in a big box with a hug green ribbon and she was so pleased with it even before she’d unwrapped it. When she opened it she was over the moon which made me feel greatJ I may just have broken the secret rule in “Secret Santa” that day as I couldn’t help myself in telling her I was her Secret Santa!
Funnily enough I can only remember one Secret Santa present I received which was a blue glass bowl with floating candles, after a few years of not coming out of its wrapping I think it ended up at a car boot sale. I think the other gifts must have been smelly’s and chocolates, hence the point I made earlier!
So having not done a Secret Santa for over a decade I was very excited to be invited to take part in the John Lewis Blogger Secret Santa. Next week I will be assigned a random blogger and given 48 hours to read their blog in order to decide what gift to pick for them! Oh and a random blogger will also be doing the same for me. I’m quite excited as we had our wedding list at John Lewis and I’m sure I’d be happy with anything from there!
I’ll be receiving my gift towards the end of the month so I shall reveal all then. What’s the best or worst gift you’ve ever received in a Secret Santa? Do let me know in the comments below.
NB: I have not been paid for this post and all opinions are my own.