Have you ever been to a white elephant party? It’s a great way to recycle some of those unwanted gifts from last year. Each person brings “a white elephant gift.” If they don’t have an unwanted gift to bring they can bring a joke gift. It’s a lot more fun than a regular gift exchange!
You can do a regular gift exchange this way or play various games with it, like “Dirty Santa.” As I understand it it’s version of a game where if you roll a certain number on dice you get to take someone’s gift from them. Keep the gifts wrapped until the trading is over. Then take turns unwrapping so all can see your loot.
Make sure everyone knows to bring a white elephant gift per person and not per couple. Keep a few gifts on hand in case someone forgets. And perhaps give a prize to the person who gets the worst gift. Be sure to take pictures of everyone with their gift!
This might be fun in combination with an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party or even a cookie exchange. Click here for a fun way to make your own ugly Christmas sweater that no one else will have!