We’ve all played Secret Santa (or some variation on the theme) before, whether at work, among a group of friends or at a holiday party. And whatever we call it – Yankee Swap, White Elephant, or, if you’re in Latin America, “Amigo Secreto” – the group gift swap has one objective, to make sure that everyone gets a present.
It’s also tons of fun and an older practice than you may think. Its origins can be traced back to Scandinavia, where a Santa Claus-like figure would knock on doors and when they were answered, toss his present inside before he could be seen. Anonymity is still a key part of Secret Santa today. At Bagoy’s Florist & Home, we can’t help you with the staying anonymous part, but we can help with the gift part.
Since you likely won’t know all of your recipient’s preferences, it’s best to choose crowd-pleasing gifts that no one could possibly pass up. Pick up some Alaskan-made Bliss Toffee and you’ll definitely achieve that, as well as stay within the price cap your group has likely set.
On the other hand, you could offer a stunning gift that needs no wrapping paper. A Fresh Cut Tulips bouquet makes a glorious Secret Santa present that will have the other participants swooning.
Keep the Secret Santa tradition alive and well by giving your recipient something that won’t reveal your identity but will reveal your good taste.