How clever is that? Even you aren't doing a swap, it would be a great way to shop for a secret Santa or a close friend. Of course it would be even more fun to make a big show out of it. Add a large letter to each gift so they know what it spells.
Here are some ideas for the word JOY. I choose the shortest word so you could see how easily three small gifts could turn into one big, thoughtful present.
J: Jelly beans, Jade green, Jewelry, cookies in a Jar*
O: Ornaments, Oatmeal, Office Supplies, Off-white, bottle Opener
Y: Yarn, Yummy, Yule
*Okay, so here's a link to a TON of cookie in a jar recipes by Razzle Dazzle Recipes.
Are the not they not the cutest little Jar O' Yummy! hehe See what I did there? Oh man.