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This Valentine’s Day is for Secret Singles!

When the Christmas season rolls around, one of the events I get most excited about is ‘Secret Santa’ at work. If you aren’t familiar with Secret Santa, which is similar to a white elephant gift exchange without the swapping, the rules are simple. Everyone who wishes to join in the fun puts their name in a bucket or basket. Once everyone’s name is in, everyone draws a name and buys a present for that person. Of course, if you get your own name you choose again. Then, at an agreed upon day and time, all gather together to exchange gifts. Sometimes people will opt to say who bought what before the gifts are opened, but often it is more exciting to put the person’s name on the present and not let anyone know who bought what until the exchange is over. In short, it’s great fun for all, and the perfect excuse to order a few pizzas!

So what does all this have to do with Valentine’s Day, you’re likely wondering? Thinking about how much fun Secret Santa is got me thinking of a similar concept for February 14th. Most often regarded as a holiday for couples, Valentine’s Day can leave singles feeling a bit lonely. Even if you aren’t really upset about not having a special someone on Valentine’s Day, it’s easy to feel a bit down when it seems everyone else is receiving Valentine’s gift baskets, Valentine’s flower bouquets, boxes of chocolates, or even a new puppy or kitten! But I have an idea that should help make Valentine’s Day more fun for singles. And it’s similar to Secret Santa.

Without further ado I present… Secret Singles! The rules are simple. Send an invite to your single friends and/or coworkers and see if they’d be interested in picking their secret Valentine’s name from a basket. Since it’s just a friendly thing, it doesn’t even have to matter if the person they choose is male or female. Just like they would for Secret Santa, they’ll buy a special Valentine’s Day treat for their Secret Single, knowing someone is buying one for them as well. Some of our favorite ideas from Bisket Baskets would be the Red Hot Valentine Care Package, Cupid’s Delight Gift Tower, and Be My Tweet Heart Cookie Bouquet. All are packed with goodies, less than $40, and not overly romantic.

What do you all think? Is Secret Singles something you’d be interested in trying?

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