How to Be the Best Secret Santa Ever
Most of you who have worked in an office setting know about Secret Santa. It’s the anonymous gift game where you have to draw a colleague’s name from a hat, buy them a present that they’ll hopefully love, and then see if they can guess who the gift came from. Though some might roll their eyes at the holiday tradition, we here at Who What Wear embrace it (we actually call our version Secret Gnome).
That’s why we decided it was an appropriate time to round up some key tips to make sure your present isn’t a dud. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to be a top-notch Secret Santa, which we’ve proved with six simple suggestions below.
Scroll down to make sure you check all the boxes this Secret Santa season, and shop some of our selections if you’re still feeling stumped.
Stalk Your Giftee's Feeds
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Yup, we're approving a little cyber-stalking. Check out your giftee's Instagram, Facebook, and any other public social media platform that might give you clues about where their interests lie. Don't blow your cover by requesting to follow them, though. Play it cool!
If they work in your direct vicinity, embrace your analytical side and see what they say and do day to day. Do they mention they've been dying to try a new fragrance? Do they always light a candle at 4 p.m.? These seemingly insignificant behaviors could lead to a meaningful gift.
Ask Yourself Would I Want This?
This one seems fairly obvious, but think about what you would actually be excited (and not excited) to unwrap come unveiling time. It doesn't have to be an all-star gift, but a gift card to the local salad spot simply won't do.
Avoid Obvious Stores
We know Zara's affordable prices may lure you in, but try to visit a specialty shop that gives your gift a story.
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