The Lazy Gift Giver
December 18, 2012 12:48 PM Subscribe
This is a question about giving gift cards at a work Christmas get together.
posted by Fairchild to Work & Money (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Tonight I am meeting my boss and three other co-workers (our department is small) at a restaurant for our annual Christmas get together. Last year we started to do a Secret Santa thing. We each bought one gift worth 25-30 dollars and passed it to our left. Last year I bought a gift box of luxury shampoo/conditioner/hair stuff. The person it was passed to loved it, and without being an ingrate, I would say it was one of the better gifts that night.
This year I bought a $25 dollar Amazon gift card, attached it to a beautifully wrapped bar of luxury soap and wrapped it in Christmas paper.
I am now second guessing myself and feel like the gift card thing is not fun or festive. I only bought it because 3 out of the 4 people there love to read and I thought that would be a good gift. Picking out a novel probably would have been more thoughtful but I didn't do that.
Would you give a gift card at a Secret Santa thing with co-workers? Is it the most boring thing ever? I have time to stop by someplace to give more imaginative gift. We are all women, ages 40-65. We are a pretty frugal bunch.