Yankee Gift Swap

Last night was the holiday party for work and it was at a nice restaurant. My Sprout was a sweetheart and came out for it so I could show him off. He was a hit, of course. The supervisor of the department talked to him for a while about punk bands since the day he noticed my Naked Raygun t-shirt which I explained was my boyfriend’s not mine. One of the analysts talked to him for a while about string instruments since she played the cello.

There was a yankee gift swap which meant you were supposed to wrap up something from your house and give it as a gift. Everyone picks a number and you pick a present and each person can switch with the other person. I gave a frame we never used and luckily I got #1 which meant I would get whatever I wanted. I almost ended up with a scary reindeer mug but instead got a framed picture suited for the kitchen.

Lastly they handed out awards and this was mine. Anyone surprised?



  1. Maureen

    December 12, 2005 at 11:52 am


    We did a Yankee Gift Exchange among my siblings last year & it was such a hit, we’re going to do it again this year (and probably from now on). The little kids loved watching us all fight over the good stuff & try to pass off the weird things 😀 Almost as entertaining for them as opening their own presents.

  2. Robin

    December 12, 2005 at 11:55 am

    I’d certainly be up for doing it with the family though I’d probably end up giving something away one of them already gave me.

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