Secret Santa etiquette

(8 Posts)
Dilbertian Tue 12-Jan-21 20:56:05

If your Secret Santa recipient loved their gift, is it OK to tell them who gave it to them? What's the etiquette?

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Stompythedinosaur Tue 12-Jan-21 21:11:38

I think that's against the spirit of SS. I would leave it as a secret.

Dilbertian Tue 12-Jan-21 22:07:26

I really enjoyed closing it, and I'm delighted that they are delighted, but I suppose I'll just have to sit on that delightedness.

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babyguffingtonstrikesagain Tue 12-Jan-21 22:17:57

I was part of a secret Santa with a group of friends this year and made the mistake of also entering my small kids into it. Which meant I had FOUR presents to source/buy/post. And of course the one person who never received a gift from their own secret Santa was, of course, me 🙁

Etiquette says that if you're in the draw, you buy a darn gift for your person dammit!

Sorry, I realise that doesn't answer your question op, I'm just still feeling a little sore!

FibroFighter81 Tue 12-Jan-21 22:18:55

I'd say "I'm glad you liked it" with a 😉

Babyfg Tue 12-Jan-21 22:19:23

I think you should always tell. Especially if you're happy. But no one ever agrees 🙄

JulianTheUnicorn Tue 12-Jan-21 22:38:19

I usually want to know so I can say thank you, especially if it's a really good present! Nobody ever agrees with me though!


CherryBlossomTree7 Tue 12-Jan-21 22:48:26

In the spirit of SS, no, you shouldn't say you bought it.

Then again, I understand what you mean and as a pp said, a little 'I'm glad you liked it wink ' might not be breaking the rules.

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