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Old 11-27-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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Advice Request: $20 Gift Exchange @ Work

I work in a small office and it's been decided that we'll do some kind of random gift exchange for Christmas. There are 5 women and 2 men (one being me) and we're supposed to bring a wrapped, 'unisex' gift. The age range is mid-20's - about 50 years old. The group is small enough that I'll probably give each of the others something small and personal, but I'm just wondering if any of you have a Home Run $20 gift idea.

The party is December 18. Right now I'm leaning toward a nice bottle of Port, although I know that not all are drinkers.

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Old 11-27-2007, 03:08 PM   #2
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I was going to suggest wine so we're in the same ballpark.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:08 PM   #3
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I was thinking a bottle of wine, like a nice but basic red or white. Or how about a bottle of champagne for New Years?

You also could check out places like Costco (or BJ's or Sam's)--they have a lot of nice, generic gifty things this time of year--Starbuck's gift baskets, chocolate towers, snack baskets, soaps, that sort of stuff.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:12 PM   #4
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A box of Chocolates......Covered cherries maybe!
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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How about some really nice preserves or chutneys, bottled fruit or similiar in a small hamper.
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:11 PM   #6
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How about gift cards for movie theater? You can provide them with a ticket, popcorn and a drink for $20.00. Then they can go and watch a movie they have been wanting to see.
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:52 PM   #7
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Gift vouchers for a department store? Or something you have made yourself, and put in a nice jar wrapped up. That will be nice as it is personal.
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A bottle of Prosecco would certainly fall into the $20 range whereas I'm not so sure you can get a good drinking bottle of Porto for $20. Tis the season for Prosecco
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:00 PM   #9
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Another idea is go to Block Buster or someplace like that where they have some DVD's on sale. Get a classic movie and attach a bag of microwaveable popcorn and/or a Domino Pizza (or similar) giftcard.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:20 PM   #10
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I like the movie theater gift card idea, or a gift card for Blockbuster, etc. You could get a gas gift card. With the cost of gas, $20 doesn't go as far as it used to, but it still almost fills my car's tank.

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