The holiday season is upon us…so that means your office doing the bare minimum to show some Christmas spirit. Decorations that are a fire hazard, a tray of cookies made by someone’s kids that probably didn’t wash their hands and someone is going to pitch doing “Secret Santa” because it’ll be “fun.” Nope, nope, and no thanks!
If you’re anti-anonymous gift-giving, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, over a third of Millennials want to ban secret Santa and other Christmas gift-giving money pools. Why? They want to save their money.
What starts out as a quirky little way to gain synergy or some other business teamwork synonym, quickly gets out of hand with the spending.
- 73% of millennials on this holly jolly survey said they often contribute more than they could afford to an office celebration,
- 25% of us say we’ve even had to dip into our savings or go into overdraft to participate. It’s like reverse Scrooge-ing.
Combine this with the fact the average millennial reports spending around $166 annually on a coworker’s gift…the 17% say they’ve been “called out” for being stingy. Ouch!
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This is my first year doing this, but I’ve heard such fun things, so let’s do it! ???????????? There’s this thing called Secret Sister and apparently it’s a thing! I am looking for some ladies who choose to join me in a holiday gift exchange. It doesn’t matter where you live, you are welcome to join! You only have to buy one ☝️ gift for ten bucks or more and send it to your secret sister. (Hello, Amazon!) You will then receive random gifts in return (they say six to dozens)! How much fun is that?! Who doesn’t LOVE being able to send a gift to a complete stranger, knowing that she would have a bright spot in her day because of what you sent to bless her (and vice versa)?! Let me know that you choose to join in and I will message you further details and info on your "secret sister"! Cheers to ALL the happy mail! ❤️ #secretsister #secretsanta #happymail