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    Yankee Swap Gift Ideas

    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.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cachoo View Post
    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.
    As a complete non-baker myself, I'd go for something like that!

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    What a sweet idea!

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

    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.
    "The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceon6 View Post
    We just had ours today. Everyone was fighting over the booze.
    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.

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

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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

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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

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