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Gift Ideas for a Company Christmas Party Gift Exchange

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.

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November 3, 20060 found this helpful

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!

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November 5, 20150 found this helpful

Blockbuster rental??? Thought they went out of business in 2008.

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November 3, 20060 found this helpful

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!

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November 3, 20060 found this helpful

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.

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November 3, 20060 found this helpful

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!

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By guest (Guest Post)
November 3, 20060 found this helpful

Get a big, honking roll of duck tape. We did that one year the guys went NUTS! It was hilarious. LOL

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November 3, 20060 found this helpful

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)

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November 3, 20060 found this helpful

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

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November 4, 20060 found this helpful

I have gotten 2 super gifts this way: a bound journal and a pair of coffee mugs.

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November 5, 20060 found this helpful

A case of beer...

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November 14, 20060 found this helpful

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!!

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December 10, 20080 found this helpful

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.

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December 24, 20080 found this helpful

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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