Saturday, December 4, 2010

Let the Stealing Begin

It is December 4th.  I have not bought one Christmas gift yet.  Scratch that, I bought two gifts for our staff dinner party, one for hubby and one for myself for our gift exchange.  However, hubby surprised me because he actually bought his own gift so I am ahead of the game with an extra gift already wrapped and it is perfect for someone I have in mind.

This time of the year is the only time I enjoy shopping.  I love buying for friends, and I especially enjoy buying for our staff gift exchange because there is a limit on the price of the gift (ours is $30).  This makes buying somewhat more challenging and you’ve got to be creative which for me is fun. I looked for a non-gender gift but was not too successful.    

We play a Chinese gift exchange game (has nothing to do with Chinese).  If you want to know the rules go here.  Essentially, everyone brings a wrapped gift and place it in the centre of the table.  We begin with picking a number to see who will pick the first gift.  Hopefully people will steal one another’s gift this year, last year everyone was satisfied with their gift and kept it.   Or rather, no one wanted to steal someone’s gift for fear that a fight would break out.  But this year, I’m going to steal to get everyone in the right mood.  So, if it looks like they really like the gift they've chosen no matter what it is...i'm stealing it!

P.S.  We really had an enjoyable time with everyone stealing and ending up with a gift they wanted.  Except for the person who was leading the game, she ended up with a beautiful basket of chocolates.  I knew she didn't really fancy them, and lucky for her I brought an extra gift for this exact reason.   She decided to let the chocolates go and take the extra gift I bought, which she loved!

 I know so out of character for me to be stealing, but I had to steal this mug! 

5 comments:

Paul Garrigan said...

Hi Angelina, we played a similar game called 'secret Santa'. There was no stealing though; you had to be happy with what you picked :-)

Angelina said...

Paul,
Yeah, I know. : )

DUTA said...

Well, I've learnt something new, a game, a gift exchange game. Thanks for the tutorial.
So, you intend to 'steal' this year. Angelina you surprise me.

Happy gift exchanging! Have Fun!

Angelina said...

Duta,

I had a great time and stole the mug pictured above. This will be the only time I'll be stealing... until next year that is. : )

Climb2Nowhere said...

Those Secret Santa games can be tough! Happy Holidays!

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