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Holiday Fun: Secret Santa, College Style


Being in college, it’s probably been quite a while since you believed in the magic of Santa. That doesn’t mean you have to stop doing all the activities that came with the holiday season when you were younger! With so many gifts to buy, and so little money, you can’t go wrong with doing a “Secret Santa” gift exchange.

Not everyone has the same financial situation, so be considerate of others and create a price range for the gifts. In fact, you may want to sit down with those who are participating and come up with a price range together. A typical Secret Santa budget should be a maximum of $20. However, you’re not allowed to give money as a gift (that’s no fun!).

Put the names in a hat and have everyone draw one; this will ensure that there are no favorites. Once you find out who you’re gifting, don’t just blow off their gift until the last minute. Take the time to find out what they like and even create a basic theme for your gift.

When looking for your gifts, don’t look in the most expensive places first, and remember to be creative. This won’t be quite as easy as going into your favorite store and heading to a specific aisle. It requires a little time and brain power.



Going for something more personal? Make a goody basket! It’s simple, personal and not too time consuming. This gift will be warmer than the socks you get each year as “stocking stuffers.” Put all their favorite items in the basket; if they have a favorite character, get something with that character on it or do a basket in that theme. Once you’ve got the bigger items, add little things they may like.

The most important tip is to have fun! There should be no pressure with Secret Santa. After all, it’s the thought that counts!

By: Kiarra Sylvester | Image: Source

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