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ideas for secret Pal gifts Please...

Last post Jul 18, 2012 12:55 PM by jomaca . 32 replies.


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  • ideas for secret Pal gifts Please...
    We have secret Pal's at our church and I have ran out of idea that I feel If I use my ideas mynew secret pal will know who I am. In the past I have used idea's like a nice coffee mug with flavored tea and coffee. Themeideas. I need some new ideas can you please help...
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    Aunt Bee~Cathy
  • RE: ideas for secret Pal gifts Please...
    Candles!
    Spices
    Kitchen towels and dish cloths
    Bath stuff
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  • RE: ideas for secret Pal gifts Please...
    I had a secret pal once who gave me a cute piggy bank and everytime she gave me a little gift, she would include a few quarters or dimes in the package to put into the piggy bank. By the time the year was over, I had enough accumulated that the two of us went out to lunch. She made up a little poem about the piggy bank and the money each time she gave me a gift.

    Some ideas include movie tickets, a recipe along with a special ingredient that the recipe requires, a disposable camera, specialty foods like jams, dip mixes, bread mixes, etc.
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    candles, bath gels or something special for her.
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    Do you do crafts? How about a fun fur scarf, mittens for the winter time, some small crocheted item, etc. A gift certificate for a home made cake or other goodie, or out for lunch after you are revealed. Is she a gardener, some small garden item.
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  • RE: ideas for secret Pal gifts Please...
    Kitchen towels
    Seasonal decoration
    DOes she have a collection of something?
    Small plant, flowers, or bulb kit, depending on the season.
    pin
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    If she likes to cook how about a Taste of Home gift subscription?
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  • RE: ideas for secret Pal gifts Please...
    How old is this person? I have a secret pal in my sorority; and have had others in the past, too.

    In addition to gifts, I also like to send cards and/or postcards in the mail, even though we live in the same city .. just receiving a simple "thinking of you" always makes me happy. Even include a teabag with a note "when you are having a cup of tea, think of me ... I am no doubt having one and thinking of you".

    Have fun with your new "secret" friend. Do you know this person? I remember having a secret pal one time who kept telling my Mom all about the great gifts that she was receiving. My Mom knew that I was sending the gifts; but yet my secret pal didn't know it was me until the very last day!

    Postiette



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  • RE: ideas for secret Pal gifts Please...
    the little 'everything is a dollar' stores have tons of cute items, for only a dollar each.

    You could give:

    bookmarks
    lil seasonal statues
    candles
    scented soaps
    talc powders
    books
    cute plates
    mugs
    glasses
    stationery
    envelopes
    ink pens
    spoonrests
    scarves
    umbrella
    her fav hard candies
    rainbonnet
    gloves
    straw hat
    garden goodies
    (gloves, trowell, seeds, etc...)


    can you tell I used to do this a lot !!
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    Good luck and have fun.
    God Bless,
    linda
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  • RE: ideas for secret Pal gifts Please...
    These are great ideas I love the one about the tea bag and piggy bank. Yes I know this person she is my best friend and the pastors wife. Ihave already given her a 3 year subscribion to the TOH. It so hard is because she know me and we had do so much together even go to Amish country together. We love the Mc calls candles and we both have apple kitchen. We both love to cook. Just wanted some thing different and really special for my best friend and secret Pal. Thanks so much
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    Aunt Bee~Cathy
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    BUMP.....
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    Aunt Bee~Cathy
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    We have secret pals in our OES chapters. My secret pal gave me a lovely Christmas cactus several years ago & it blooms every year around Christmas & New Years. I have given candles, potpourri in a cute potpourri holder, T shirts with angels (the lady collected angels) on them, Personalized stationary, figurines(of whatever they collect), pretty mug with flavored teas,cute tac pins, ring boxes or trinket boxes, ect.
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    so you belong to oes too.
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    Aunt Bee~Cathy
  • RE: ideas for secret Pal gifts Please...
    If you have a JoAnn's Fabrics where you live, there's all kinds of things that can be bought on sale.

    Our church recommends that we try to keep the gifts around $5.00, but that's kind of hard for me to do. This year I've given my Secret Prayer Partner a hummingbird feeder, a windchime, a birdseed feeder, a candle and holder and for Valentines Day I got her a box of Russell Stover candy (this one was bought at WalMart).

    I hit really good sales just about everywhere and buy and save them until I need them. It's wayyyyyy fun.

    It's neat to see the smile that goes across their face when they open their gift.

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  • RE: ideas for secret Pal gifts Please...
    Oh my goodness. I am so intrigued. I never heard of secret pals lasting for more that one week. I like the secret prayer partner and the idea of getting neat little gifts all year. Maybe I could start something like that on my job.
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