New Uni mates and Christmas presents Watch

happy-and-lost
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Here's something I've been wondering about. Fellow freshers, do you intend to buy Christmas presents for your new best friends, even though you've only known them for ~9 weeks? Or are you just going to buy everyone a round at the bar and call that their present?

What is the general etiquette here?
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People are different. Do you mean the people you live with?
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I live on my own (long story). I was just wondering what freshers did in general. I mean, by now we're all running low on cash, and we won't be getting our next loan until the end of January.
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Wel when i was a fresher, we did secret santa. You could suggest that. If not, not I wouldnt buy presents
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I've grown close to a group of 8 people, so we're doing secret santa
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me and my housemates are doing secret santa. the other idea floating round our house at the mo is pooling all our money together and buying a house present that we'll all use. Tbh, i dont think that idea's gonna work because we're never gonna find something that 3 girls and 3 boys all want to use.
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I'm doing secret Santa with some mates from my course and probably buying small presents for a couple of closer mates.
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Yeah, we've bought presents for each other. We're going to meet up before everyone goes home for Christmas for lunch out and to swap presents.
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If anyone buys me a present I won't return the favour, so it's going to have to be a risk they're willing to take.
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secret santa within a group is usually the best way to go
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In first year, me and my friends did pound shop christmas which was fun. Everyone bought each other one present, for about 6 or 7 people, and you ended up only spending 6 or 7 pounds. Just as fun and as thoughtful, but without the worry that you're spending a lot of money on people you don't know that well.
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We didn't buy anything for each other. Just had a group kitchen party where we all chipped in for drink and food, so I guess that was everyone's 'present'.

I don't give a stuff anyway. I'd rather buy a uni mate a birthday present than a Xmas present.
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