Yankee Swap Gift Ideas

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  1. asdf334

    asdf334 New Member

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    I'm not sure on what to do for this. It's an office one. Part of me wants to get something more practical(like a Starbucks giftcard), while part of me wants to do something fun/goofy(like a toy of some sort). I'm a baker in my free time, so I was also thinking of possibly giving a certificate for me to make an item of their choice. (Obviously, I could bring a batch of cookies or whatever, but the point was that I wanted whoever gets it to be able to choose what they want.) However, I'm not sure how that would be received by people. The assigned spending limit is $15.

    Thanks!
  2. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    Yummy: I wish I were the recipient of one of your baked items. The ideas are all good but I do like the idea of having a baked goody of my choice.
  3. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    As a complete non-baker myself, I'd go for something like that!
  4. Aimless

    Aimless New Member

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    What a sweet idea!
  5. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    We just had ours today. Everyone was fighting over the booze.
  6. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    I'd vote against a starbucks gift card. I was at one at a former job a few years ago and a good 40% of the gifts were starbuck gift cards. :lol:

    I think the idea of a baked good is perfect, but you may want to give them a choice of a few of your favorite or special items rather than leaving it completely open. A collection of some flavored teas are fun or even a bag of specialty coffee.
  7. Habs

    Habs Well-Known Member

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    Yup, that's what happens at ours too. The most popular gift in the exchange last year was a box filled with mini booze bottles.
  8. Ajax

    Ajax New Member

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    A jar of Trader Joe's cookie butter with some crackers. Nobody will complain :D
  9. Stormy

    Stormy Well-Known Member

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    At the Yankee Swap we just had, the most popular items was the wine, and oddly, a large plush throw blanket with a deer on it. My first year here, someone brought a live lobster....and after that we've had a rule that there can be no live animals. Last year, I brought a Shake Weight :shuffle:
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  10. KikiSashaFan

    KikiSashaFan Well-Known Member

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    At the last gag gift type exchange thing I went to, the most popular item was a Costco sized pack of duct tape and a set of Christmas coloring books and crayons :lol:
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