Julkapp! Engerl-Bengerl! Monito-Monita! Secret Matityahu! Whatever your part of the globe calls it, the Secret Santa tradition and the White Elephant Gift Exchange are guaranteed to conjure up holiday feels. I’m fortunate enough to recall warm, apple cider and pumpkin pie-flavored memories of hours-long battles of what my family called “The Present Game.” Alliances and rivalries always formed as we present snatched our way to victory, all in good fun. Some even traded gifts afterward just because they knew someone else wanted the item more than they did. Still, not everyone is as fortunate with their Secret Santa or White Elephant experiences. Given the nature of these games, sometimes the gifts enter the strange territory, but whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is up to the recipient. In either case, we’re here to unwrap some of social media’s unique Secret Santa experiences, from cross-stitched tweets to secret obsessions and frozen babies.
Not For Human Consumption
Christmas parties and gift exchanges typically have gift baskets galore. They’re a safe bet for gift-giving, whether you go with one stuffed with a cozy fleece blanket and hot cocoa mix, or you go straight to a snacker’s heart through their stomach with a basket full of smoky meats, cheeses, and crackers. But what about when you receive a single can of soda with a hazard label?
Many American 90’s kids have a soft spot for the short-lived Coca-Cola version of Mountain Dew. Still, a Redditor was puzzled when a Secret Santa gifted them a can of Surge with a large “NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION” label plastered over the nutritional facts. The Surge is probably safe, but the sticker leaves some unanswered questions about the sender.