December - Gift Exchange at Work

@holdoors (1327)
Malaysia
December 7, 2017 2:30am CST
Yes, it is that time of the year. You buy gifts and exchange them with your colleagues. Getting the right gifts is pretty difficult if you do not know your recipient well. Well, we have not gotten our allocated recipients so far but it is going to be an exciting moment. Do you do gift exchange at work , at home or even both ?
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• Philippines
7 Dec
When I was a couple years younger we use to have this all the time. But as time goes by, I stopped making gifts as they grow up.
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
Do you mean you make DIY gifts ?
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@cahaya1983 (9678)
• Malaysia
7 Dec
We used to do this back in college, it was fun. We had to give them to random people so I've gotten some of the most random gifts ever.
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
Yeah, that is what happens when we buy gifts and do not know our recipients like or dislikes.
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@sishy7 (27365)
• Australia
7 Dec
Sometimes the recipient is random so we have to get a neutral gift...
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
Yeah, we might end up with similar practical stuffs.
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@rina110383 (23472)
7 Dec
Yes, we exchange gifts here at work.
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
That's great to know. Hope you have fun and receive some good presents.
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@dodoazo (11306)
• Philippines
7 Dec
While I was studying and working exchanging gifts among classmates and co-employees is a common practice during Christmas Day. Everyone is excited to open his own exchanged gift received.
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
Yeah, I did this back when I was a student too. Fun times.
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@maezee (27880)
• United States
7 Dec
Nice. We did this last year but dont know if we will do it thid year. Sounds like a.fun thing to do at work :-)
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
7 Dec
We usually do it during Christmas lunch. It does depend on the company. Some staff will do it among their own colleagues.
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@Blondie2222 (18204)
• United States
7 Dec
We had our gift exchange Monday. I got 2 bath and body works lotions and a candle that i love. The lady i got i gave her a dunkin donut gift card as that's her favorite place to go.
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
I see. That's pretty nice. Your gift exchange is pretty early though.
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@Blondie2222 (18204)
• United States
8 Dec
@holdoors Well I was going to be out for surgery and then it got cancelled, that's why we had it early.
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@peachpurple (10708)
• Malaysia
7 Dec
Nope, in Malaysia we do not exchange gifts, it is not our practice
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
Yeah, it does depend on the social groups or work groups.
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• Philippines
7 Dec
Yes we do exchanging of gifts at work and its was fun! =)
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
Yeah, it is a special event indeed.
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@Frenzys9 (114)
• United States
7 Dec
I love secret Santa! I am doing it with a couple of friends this year!
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
Sounds great. The challenging part is to know what gift to purchase.
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@shubhu3 (13559)
• New Delhi, India
7 Dec
We exchange gifts at home.
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
Among family members only ?
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@shubhu3 (13559)
• New Delhi, India
8 Dec
@holdoors Yeah among friends too.
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@kepweng (6407)
12 Dec
i remember before when Someone exchanges me a gift that Used clothes and the smell is Awful!
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@holdoors (1327)
• Malaysia
12 Dec
How could they do that. It's disgusting!
13 Dec
I'll likely be getting gifts for two young ladies at work. They happen to be twins and remind me so much of myself at their ages (and of my daughter). One of the twins said she'd be getting me a gift as well
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