Secret Pal, Secret Santa, everyone calls it something different. At one of my old schools we use to have year long secret pals. You gave one gift a month and you would reveal yourself at the end of the school year in June. At the school I am at now, they do Secret Santa, five gifts over five days for $5.00 each. I did it last year, and I am doing it again this year.
Last year when I did it, one of my friends said that she didn't do gift exchanges or secret santa because it just added to the stress of the season. For me, even though I sometimes feel stressed by it, I also like to do it. I think that it gives me something to look forward to leading up to the holiday. I also like to get to know someone who I might not know otherwise.
This year I had to pick three times. The first time I got myself; the second time I got the person I had last year; the third time I got a person that is the polar opposite of me. Her favorite thing to eat is peanut butter, and I put on my form at the bottom that I cannot eat peanuts, but can eat things that are processed in a factory with peanuts.
So far, I have given Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Reese's Pieces in a gift bag and caramel corn with peanuts. I have another gift that I forgot to get out and give today. Then, I think a Tim Horton's Gift Card and a non-food item from the list of favorites will round out my gifts! I have gotten a bag of Chex Mix, a jar of Jelly Bellys, and Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses, all of which make me very happy!