Christmas gift game ideas – Christmas is just around the corner. I have a tradition where I provide ‘early opener gifts’ on Christmas Eve for family and friends. I remember a game where each party guest receives a gift and has the opportunity to swap with another guest’s gift and the request must be honoured. Does anyone know the full details of this game?

Posted by anon, 29/10/13

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  • There really interesting comments on this!



  • Never heard of it. When I saw the question asking for Xmas gift game ideas, I was going to suggest Monopoly or Uno. Lol



  • We have played a game where you choose a number out of a hat and you get the gift with that number. Every person then gets a chance to swap their gift or not swap depending what you got. We usually sit in a circle and start with one person and go round the circle to swap. The gifts are usually cheap items like packets of lollies, small Christmas decorations up to the $5 amount so it’s fair for all.



  • there are some good comments here



  • I like the sounds of this game, love to find out more about it too.



  • Did you ever find out how the game went?



  • I was watching a Kardashian special and it seemed that they were playing the game you were talking about



  • Game sounds interesting – never heard of it though.



  • I have never heard of it



  • Just use some age appropriate stocking stuffers and do pass the parcel.



  • We sometimes do Kris Kringle



  • Friends of ours played this last Christmas at their family Christmas. Didn’t go well as some people did not spend the agreed amount and they were the ones to switch pressies for the better pressies. Caused resentment.



  • I remember playing that in my teenage years a long time ago



  • I’ve played this one at a work Xmas party and I agree with alidam it can leave people unhappy with their gift. I think it ended up being that if someone seemed happy with their gift then the next person became determined to get it. But if everyone stays jolly then it should be fun.



  • secret santa is a big hit


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