She Mail: Woman Wants Out Of Office White Elephant Exchange
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My office is planning on doing another Secret Santa this year and I’m getting a lot of flack for not wanting to participate in it.
I think it’s a total waste of money spent on gag gifts and candy that nobody wants.
I asked everyone if they just wanted to donate money to a charity instead this year and they looked at me like I ran over a puppy.
How do I bow out of Secret Santa without ticking everybody off?
Sincerely, Ms. Scrooge
Dear Ms. Scrooge,
You might be over-thinking this one. I understand your frustration, having been on the receiving end of a lame Secret Santa gift before, but they don’t HAVE to be wasted money. Bring something you TRULY LIKE that’s inexpensive, like a book or baked good. It’s better to give than to receive, right? Maybe sharing something YOU enjoy will make you feel better about the exchange. Then start an early campaign next year to replace Secret Santa with a White Elephant party or maybe a holiday pot-luck dinner. Happy Holidays!
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