If you’re participating in Secret Santa this year, lucky you. This group gift swap has a long and storied past; in the U.S., it was inspired by a 20th century philanthropist who generously distributed $100 to strangers in a Kansas City street. Elsewhere, anonymous holiday giving has been a long-standing tradition. In Latin America, it’s called “Secretos Amigos,” in Ireland, “Kris Kringel.” No matter where it’s played, the premise remains the same: a giver’s identity remains concealed, keeping the focus on the act of giving rather than the individual responsible for it.
We at Rose Hill Flowers have put together a couple of gift ideas that will make your Secret Santa gift stand apart from the rest.
One of the challenges of Secret Santa is picking the right gift for your randomly-assigned recipient, as you may not know their preferences and tastes. The answer to this is, of course, to give something anybody would love but that still feels special. Enter our Tennessee Christmas Basket.
This grouping of true Tennessee goodies is one of those unique, enviable gifts that’s so much fun to open in a group gift swap. There are several surprises to discover in here, too, so the gift-giving experience goes well beyond the initial reveal. If you know your recipient is counting calories this holiday season, try an equally distinctive green gift such as our Basket Full of Christmas Cheer.
This pretty little bouquet of greens is fragrant with cinnamon sticks and gilded with holly. This could stay on a work desk or travel home with your recipient, and there’s no wrapping required.
Look for thoughtful, seasonal, crowd-pleasing gifts for your Secret Santa this year. We’re here to help.