By World Wide Ed
Every Christmas season, I'm in search of that great grab bag gift. Of course, everyone as their own opinion of a great gift. I would appreciate Claire Robinson's “5-Ingredient Fix” cookbook, but really, would the next person? The buying is a little easier when you know the crowd you are buying for - a group of friends or family members. But, what do you when you need a generic unisex gift? Would guys go gaga over the latest eco-friendly tote bag, Hawaiian printed insulated lunch bag, or pretty coffee cup. Or, ladies over that Black Friday-acquired flashlight, tape measure, or screwdriver set? Probably not.
What about grab bag games? What's you favorite? Personally, I love the cut-throat version. That's where you have the option of either stealing another's gift or selecting a new gift from the pile. Don't you feel proud when it's your gift that's being stolen over and over? And, at least with this game, there is a better chance that you get a gift you like; and, not something that gets re-gifted for next year.
What do you when there are more people than grab bag gifts? The obvious answer would be that the person who didn't bring a gift doesn't participate. But, what if you don't know who the non-gifter is? As party host, are you required to put in the missing gift; or opt out of the exchange?
And, when it's stated to bring a $10 gift – that means $10, not less, right?
Please share any grab bag ideas/suggestions you may have. At this point, a gift card to the ever-popular Costco or Longs is looking great. I'm just wondering if I should disguise the gift-wrapping somehow.
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