The holidays are fast approaching and this year things are feeling a little different. These unprecedented times have us uncertain if we will be seeing friends and family and unsure what the holidays will look like. If you’ll be away from your loved ones this holiday season don’t fret. You can enjoy the magic of the holidays from the comfort of your own homes with a social-distance secret santa! Here’s some fun and unique ways to pull off the perfect gift exchange.
1) Pick Names
One of the best parts of a secret santa exchange is the anticipation of drawing names. The best way to choose names for a social-distance exchange is by using an app or website. That way nobody has the surprise ruined for them! Websites like drawnames.com or namedrawing.com are both popular choices.
2) Find the Perfect Gift
Everyone has been paired up and now it’s time to shop! Picking out the perfect gift is easy if you know where to look. Think about what types of things your loved ones could find the most joy in right now. Maybe that’s something cozy like luxurious slippers and plush robe. Maybe it’s a new juicer or a fancy new set of knives! Not sure where to start? Visit our Gift Section for recommendations for all!
3) Exchange Gifts
You’ve picked the perfect present, wrapped it up with festive paper and a gorgeous bow, but how to get there? For loved ones who live close by it can be fun to do a surprise drop off at their door. Don’t forget to make sure they are home to grab them if you choose this option. If you need to send a gift further you can pop it in the mail, just make sure you leave plenty of time for shipping during the holidays.
4) Open the Gifts & Celebrate!
Gifts have been exchanged now it’s time to plan the big reveal! A great option for opening gifts is to organize a video call where everyone opens their presents on camera. Have everyone decorate their background space for the holidays to really make it feel like a party. To make it a little more festive you could throw an ugly sweater party and have everyone attend the call in their festive attire. Other great options include a cocktail party where the host emails everyone a drink and appetizer recipe to make and you all enjoy them together while opening gifts or even a video call carolling session.
No matter how you celebrate this year make sure you and your loved ones stay safe! Happy Holidays!