If you're planning a Secret Santa party, it's your responsibility to ensure it's perfect, and a lot of fun for everyone. Here is a list of questions for a party.
These questions are solely meant to know more about a person's likes and dislikes, and should not be used in a way that will hurt or offend anyone.
The Secret Santa custom is indeed a lot of fun, the surprises, the secret shopping, sending gifts anonymously, and then finding out who your Secret Santa is, all makes for a wonderful and joyous Christmas tradition.
However, it can get a little difficult to shop for someone whose tastes and choices you don't really know very well, which might be the case in a workplace, or in an extended family. At such times, a questionnaire comes to the rescue.
Using a list of questions for Secret Santa ensures that each person buys a great gift for the person he/she has picked, and it ensures that no gifts go to waste. You can create a list of questions applicable to that group, and give it to each person a couple of days before the party.
Each participating member will then fill the questionnaire, and at the party, will read out their answers and opinions in front of everyone. You can do this either before or after each Secret Santa is assigned―it will probably depend upon the group itself.
Each person picks up a random chit of paper that contains someone else's name on it, and the game begins! You get a stipulated time period during which you have to send your Secret Santa gift to the person you've picked, anonymously. At the end of the period, there's a party where everyone reveals their identities! That does seem like fun, doesn't it?
Here's a list of questions for a Secret Santa party, remember to choose only the ones which you think are applicable for the group of people you're doing the Secret Santa gift exchange with! Have fun!
List of Questions for a Secret Santa Party
✜ What is your favorite food? ✜ What do you like to do during your spare time? ✜ What is your favorite color? ✜ Where do you like to go shopping? ✜ Where would you most like to go for a vacation? ✜ Who is your favorite author? ✜ Name your favorite band/musician.
✜ Which TV show do you most prefer? ✜ What is your shirt size? ✜ What is your pant size? ✜ What is your fondest memory? ✜ What is your most embarrassing memory? ✜ What is your personal status? ✜ Which beverage do you like the most? ✜ Do you have any hobbies? If yes, what are they?
✜ Which cheese is your favorite? ✜ What is your favorite snack? ✜ What is your favorite thing about Christmas? ✜ Do you like stuffed toys? ✜ Are you a sweet tooth? ✜ What is your favorite scent? ✜ Do you have a favorite liquor? If yes, which one is it?
✜ What brand of clothing do you like the most? ✜ What makeup brand do you use? ✜ Are you allergic to anything? ✜ What are your initials? ✜ Which is your favorite restaurant? ✜ What do you like the most about your job? ✜ Which is your favorite sports team?
✜ Which is your favorite movie? ✜ Do you like jewelry? ✜ What is it that you absolutely dislike? ✜ Which is your favorite sport? ✜ Do you play video games? If yes, which one is your favorite? ✜ What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
✜ What genre of music do you like the most? ✜ If you were given a chance to become a superhero for a day, who would you want to become? ✜ If you could travel to any fictional place, where would you want to go? ✜ What do you prefer? Gifts or gift cards? ✜ How religious are you?
✜ Do you believe in God? ✜ What do you prefer - store-bought presents or homemade ones? ✜ Do you collect anything? ✜ What is your favorite store-bought treat? ✜ What is your favorite homemade treat?
✜ Do you like pet toys and accessories as gifts? (assuming the person has pets) ✜ Do you like to solve puzzles? ✜ What, according to you, would be the worst Secret Santa gift? ✜ Is there anything else you'd want your Secret Santa to know about you?
These questions will help each person participating in the Secret Santa program to know about the other person's likes and dislikes without having to ask him/her outright. Sounds good, doesn't it? You can use these questions for your family, your friends, and your colleagues.
Now, you're all set to buy the perfect gift for the person you've picked based on his preferences, and you can set your budget accordingly. Using a questionnaire like this will, more than anything else, ensure that there are no Secret Santa gifts in the trash the next day!