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23 Jul 2021

By Steve Jacobson

Secret Santa the group gift swap where anonymous 'santas exchange presents may seem like a new idea, but nothing could be further from the truth. It evolved from Scandinavia's Julklapp or Christmas knock, where gift givers knock on doors and toss a present inside once theyre opened, all without being seen. The progenitor of this custom was Knecht Rupert, St. Nicholas's servant.

Scandinavia, Ireland, Latin America and many more Western cultures share a Secret Santa tradition that has been in practice for a long time. But it's the U.S. version that we at French Florist want to help you with this year.

One of the trickiest things about Secret Santa is also its best the random assigning of gifter and giftee. It's what injects so much fun into the gift swap, but there's no guarantee youll know your recipient well enough to pick the perfect gift. And if youre trying to avoid the usual suspects a bottle of wine, a coffee mug, a gift certificate then it's harder still. We love the idea of selecting a crowd-pleasing gift, something that anyone would love to receive. Were talking about flowers, and specifically something like our A Fitz and Floyd Holly Berry Ornament.

What's sweet about this choice is the fresh seasonal blooms, which can be kept on a desk if youre doing Secret Santa at work or taken home to be enjoyed from there. The adorable ornament container makes for a charming piece of decor that your recipient can use again next year.

At French Florist, we take gift-giving seriously, but we also know it's important to have a lot of fun with your giving. To us, a game of Secret Santa is one of the best opportunities to do this.


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