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Have you ever had a Secret Santa that gave you the absolute best gifts?  If so, you are lucky, because there are a bunch of Secret Santas out there that seem to be shopping from the "Do Not Buy" list.

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15 of the Absolute Worst Secret Santa Gift Ideas in Minnesota

Right now at work, we are in the middle of the fun game called Secret Santa.  Not sure how you play it but in our office we can leave as many gifts as we want throughout the week, we just can't spend over $30.  On the last day, we have to reveal who we are with the gift.

I've been pretty creative as a Secret Santa throughout the years.  One year, I even set up a fake e-mail account and sent secret e-mails with clues about where the gift was located in the office.  I am NOT that creative this year but I do have a few fun things planned.

Before I figured out my plan to get the gifts to my person without them seeing me, I had to figure out what they liked.  I immediately went to Facebook to see what they posted recently and was a little bit disappointed that NOTHING was there.  NOTHING.  Facebook was a bust.

TIP:  Help a Secret Santa out and put on Facebook a list of your favorite things so you don't get items you are just going to re-gifted.

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

If you do have to take a stab in the dark on what your person might like for a gift, here are a few more tips:

  • Ask people what they like.  When asking people if they want to join in on the fun, also have them fill out a list indicating where they enjoy eating, what their favorite activity is, or if they have a sweet tooth, what their favorite candy might be.  You know, questions like that to help you learn a bit more about them.
  • Shop local.  Now more than ever, it is vital to search those local websites for deals and help the businesses in our community.
  • Avoid buying any item on the "Absolute Worst" list. 

15 of the absolute worst gifts you could buy for Secret Santa

The Body Shop did a survey and found out that there are 15 items that people keep buying for their Secret Santa that the gift receivers are not happy about. You can see the full list below.

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Now, everything on the "Absolute Worst" list isn't going to be true for everyone.  There are quite a few items on that list that I'd like!  (hint, hint)

What's the best gift you've ever received from a Secret Santa?

I'd love to hear about it.  Send me a message now on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

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