Secret Santa – a group gift swap where presents are given anonymously – has been around for a very long time. It can be traced to Scandinavia, in fact, where it first existed as the “Julklapp” or “Christmas Knock,” which was carried off by a very Santa Claus-like figure. Back then, if you heard a knock on your door, you’d open it to find a gift and no one there. The giver would have run off, preserving his anonymity. Sometimes, he’d leave a few lines of verse behind as a clue with his gift.
Today, variations on the Secret Santa theme cross the globe, each with their own take. Here in the U.S., we typically draw names to find out who we’ll be buying for. Then, we select our gift, wrap it up and leave it for them to find. After that, it’s a guessing game. At Beneva Flowers, we want to help you pick out the perfect thing for your recipient this year.
Since we usually don’t know the exact tastes and preferences of our lucky giftee, it’s best to pick something that anyone would like to get. And what better contrast to the doodads and gimmicky presents certain to be in the Secret Santa pile than a gorgeous Fruit and Wine Gourmet Basket?
We’re certain that this lush basket overflowing with fruit, cheeses and wine will have all of the other players suddenly wanting to turn your Secret Santa into Yankee Swap. The best part of this gift, other than that it will make you look like the best Secret Santa gifter ever, is that it doesn’t need to be wrapped. Simply top it with a bow and wait for the fun to begin.