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?
People are different. Do you mean the people you live with?
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.
Wel when i was a fresher, we did secret santa. You could suggest that. If not, not I wouldnt buy presents
I've grown close to a group of 8 people, so we're doing secret santa
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.
I'm doing secret Santa with some mates from my course and probably buying small presents for a couple of closer mates.
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.
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.
secret santa within a group is usually the best way to go
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.
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.