December 9, 2009
Are people in a small group supposed to buy gifts for each other?
I'm not sure if you've noticed yet, but Christmas is coming soon. So I thought it would be fun to have a Yule-inspired Question of the Week for you: What is the proper etiquette when it comes to giving Christmas gifts within a small group?
Should group leaders give gifts to their group members? Should group members give gifts to their group leaders? Should group members give gifts to each other? If one person brings in a gift for everyone, does that mean that everyone else should go out and get some gifts? Is it appropriate to give a Christmas present to certain people in your small group, but not others?
In all my years of leading small groups, these are questions that I have never figured out. So please help me.
And if you do give Christmas gifts within your small group, let us know some good gift ideas that have worked in the past. (And when I say "good," you should read "inexpensive.")
posted by Sam O'Neal on December 9, 2009 11:02 AM