This year more than any other I have seen status after status on Facebook about secret Santa and they are occurring all over.
Once upon a time they were the few and far between and predominantly found in an office type environment. However it seems they truly are everywhere.
I have spotted them occurring in playgroups, staff canteens, a local car dealers and even in blogger groups.
Personally I have a love/hate relationship with the whole idea of secret Santa. I adore the concept of them but for me unless my bestie was picking for me I would be slightly concerned at just what I would receive.
A few years back at a hockey club Christmas do, secret Santa gifts were required and there were some eye openers let me tell you!
However in comparison to some of the gifts that were given when Hawkin’s Bazaar recently asked online about what were some of the bad secret Santa gift …. They certainly got some eye watering answers! After all who would really think that buying pants for a secret Santa gift was a good idea? But apparently someone did … along with an edible thong?
I guess it would come as no surprise that 41% of the people who were asked knew where to find a gift and 4% had a secret Santa stash of unwanted gifts for just such an occasion.
I have however been in some wonderful secret Santa groups too over the years, receiving some incredibly well thought out gifts. Although I guess it boils down to just how well someone knows you really doesn’t it and if they are going to pull something random out of an unwanted gift stash!
Although if truth be told it could be worse, hating it is better than not knowing like the 31% of people in the recent survey … although a further 2% of those obviously got their answer when the recipient unfriended them on Facebook!
I think that the secret Santa survey has made my night, laughing is good for the soul apparently and if you have yet to buy a secret Santa gift for this year … my advice is, don’t get it out an unwanted gift pile at home or at least read the survey first!
*This is a collaborative post*