I haven’t participated in a Secret Santa exchange in a long time. I know a lot of people who consider it a tradition and look forward to every year. Those people probably haven’t received a gift like the ones listed below.
BuzzFeed put out a list of the worst Secret Santa gifts their readers have ever gotten. Here are a few highlights:
*”I work in a lab and once received bobcat urine in a perfume bottle as a gag gift for Secret Santa! I did not realize what it was until it was too late and had sprayed it on myself. My Secret Santa thought it was hilarious, though.”
*”A magazine that featured ‘how to lose weight,’ a Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer, and a dog Christmas ornament. I have cats.”
*”I bought a nice blanket for my then-boyfriend’s grandmother. Sadly, that following year she passed away, and to my surprise, I was gifted the same blanket from his aunt!”
*”When I was 15, my aunt messed up Secret Santa, so my cousin got two gifts and I got none. My uncle felt bad so he grabbed some ham from the leftovers, wrapped it in a napkin and wished me Merry Christmas.”