holiday parties of year's past: 2010 & 2012
(PS I'm an awful blogger for only having blogged 2 of these parties in the last 4 years of blogging)
Over the year's we've done..
Secret Santa - each person is randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift.
Favorite Things Exchange - each person brings their 'favorite thing' (i.e. a beauty product, book, etc.) for each of the other people.
Christmas Cookie Swap - everyone bakes a few dozen of their favorite cookies and everyone swaps cookies at the party, taking home a variety of cookies.
Themed White Elephant Exchange - Instead of bringing a gag gift we pick a theme and everyone brings something they think falls into that category (i.e. glitter, cozy, red, etc.) then we swap gifts according to the standard rules of a White Elephant exchange.
No matter what the theme is I'm often stumped for what to buy for my friends. As much as we all love a Starbucks card or body lotion / bath wash set I like to make my gifts a little more special and thoughtful. Here are my ideas for what would be a great Holiday gift for any friend...
What are your favorite gifts to give to your friends?