One of my favorite things I have done with my friends recently is a Favorite Things Party. If you have been to one before, this is likely similar; it is a party where (like Secret Santa) you have a person you are giving to, you have a certain amount of money you should spend, and you shop for your person. The difference is that instead of buying something you guess the receiver would enjoy, you buy something that is one of YOUR favorite things.
I have been to another Favorite Things Party where more people are invited, and where the receiver is chosen by raffle/on the spot. But my friends really enjoyed the smaller nature of this gift exchange. We did it for Mother’s Day but you could choose any holiday, (or no reason at all!) It was really fun to all deliver our gifts to a friends’ porch on the same day, and to reveal what we received through a text chain. Many of us ordered some of the things we didn’t receive as well!
If you and your friends want to initiate a secret favorite things party, send out these instructions to all your friends you have included. We had a group of 7 which was PERFECT in my view.