My place of employment is having a Christmas party where you buy or make a gift for about $20. We all pick numbers. We get to pick a present as our number comes up. The person next can take your gift or anyone else's, etc. Any good ideas on a general gift? Last year I did a movie package with Blockbuster rental with popcorn and candy for a movie night. Any ideas of any kind are welcome. We have some pretty crazy people there.
Karen, I just love that kind of gift exchange, it can get wildly funny. When I was at a party and we did this, I found the most popular gift was a basket with a bottle of wine, some glasses, and some snacks. There was also a basket with spa type items that was pretty popular; but I always like to give food type items, even if the person doesn't like the food they can use it at their own holiday gathering to put out for their guests. I think a stationary basket would be good, with some note pads, envelopes, pens, and some stamps in it. I like your movie rental idea too, a big bowl with microwave popcorn, candy bars, some cans of soda pop and a dvd all wrapped in some cellophane wrap and a bow that you can buy at the dollar store would be a great gift. Have fun at your party!
Ice cream sundae basket is fun-Buy toppings, inexpensive sundae or banana split dishes at a dollar or thrift store, ice cream scoop, chopped nuts, cherries, and add a $5 GC for an ice cream shop like baskin -robbins or a $5 gc to the grocery store to pay for the icecream. You could do this up in an empty, rinsed out ice-cream carton!
Lottery tickets have been popular or Wal-Mart gift cards along with candy or fruit. A George Foreman small grill was also desired. A lot of ceramic serving dishes is also popular with any who entertain.
I think food items would go over good. A gift card is nice or how 'bout a prepaid phone card?
We used to do that type of gift exchange in a club I belonged to and it was the Christmas decor items that went over big; however most these days have enough Christmas decorations. I know I do!
I know Sam's Club has some nice already made up gift baskets that will be coming out soon if they aren't already. I remember seeing one that had all chocolate items!
Get a big, honking roll of duck tape. We did that one year the guys went NUTS! It was hilarious. LOL
Kinda like the Ice cream sundae basket... Root beer float basket: Beer mugs (walmart less than $3) ice cream scoop and bottled root beer. I etched my glasses to personalize them but I already had the materials (etching cream is expensive)
I love this game! We had a party last year and the one present that kept being 'Taken' was a bottle of Vodka with 2 shot glasses :)
a close second was cash
I have gotten 2 super gifts this way: a bound journal and a pair of coffee mugs.
A case of beer...
We have done this at our employee party. Buy the current TV Guide, some microwave popcorn, hot chocolate mix, etc. for one basket. Another popular one was Pamper Yourself: A basket of bath oil, bubble bath, a good CD, some candles, bath sponges, etc. Or dinner for two: Some canned dinners (or frozen or microwavable), deli bread, salad mix, candles, etc. An exercise video with some deluxe sugar free drinks, snacks, etc. Breakfast in bed included pop tarts, juice, granola bars, fancy coffee mix, scone mix, etc. We had fun with all of it!!
Last year I picked up a DVD set of all the Ghostbusters movies. It was under $20 at Wal-Mart and a HUGE hit at the party.
The gift I brought was stolen until frozen (that's how this game was played) it was so popular. 20$ of lotto scratch off tickets. I stole the four $5.gift certs to kfc, jamba, starbucks & in & out till frozen. Another good gift is a money jar that counts your change or $20 gift cert to target or walmart.
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