A Peek at the Fun: This stocking stuffer gift exchange game is seriously such a blast. It’s a perfect gift exchange game for all ages and any type of party. From family parties to office parties, this gift exchange is perfect.
Every year I host my family Christmas party. It has become one of my very favorite traditions of the season, I love it so much. This year I decided to add this stocking stuffer gift exchange game and let me tell you…it was a BLAST!!! Seriously, my whole family absolutely loved it and we have decided to keep this new tradition at our party.
I can’t wait to tell you all about it.
Stocking Stuffer Gift Exchange:
This game was played at my family Christmas party which included my extended family, 19 people in total. That’s one of the perfect things about this idea is that it can work for any group, any size, any age.
For our party I wanted my family to choose one of their favorite items or something that represents themselves. They were asked to bring 19 of the same item, wrapped with no names. Because it was a family party I didn’t feel like we needed to set a price limit, people were free to spend whatever they wanted. But depending on your group, you may want to consider giving a price limit.
I did a favorite things theme, but you can choose to ask your guests to bring any type of gifts. Just consider who your guests are and what works best for them.
- Candy/Favorite Treat
- Funny Gifts
- White Elephant (Anything They Want)
- Cosmetics (Maybe a Favorite)
- Most Bizarre or Random
Really just decide who your guests are and what you want to end up with at the end of the game. I had 19 people involved in this gift exchange so I’m not sure we would have wanted 19 pair of socks or 19 funny gifts. So the favorite things worked great because we got a little of everything.
So how to actually do the exchange part.
First, you will need a stocking to put all the gift in. You can get stocking from the dollar store if you are looking to keep things more cost effective. Because I was doing this for my family, I didn’t mind investing in stockings that will hold up for years because we will use them for many years to come.
I found these cute stockings on Amazon. You can order your own here (affiliate link).
Don’t forget that you need your stockings labelled. I found these cute tags on Amazon as well and they worked perfectly.
Gift Exchange Ideas:
Once you have the perfect stockings, it’s time to get them set up. Just lay them out somewhere that they are accessible. When your guests come to the party have them discreetly put their items in the stockings, one per stocking.
After all of the guests have had a chance to put their gifts in the stockings, it’s time to get to the exchange part.
Circle up, give everyone their stockings and it’s time to start to open the gifts. Start with everyone finding the same shaped gift so everyone is opening the same thing at the same time. Once the gift is open everyone gets to guess who brought that gift. See if people can guess who would have brought that item. Once you choose the gift giver, it’s time to move on to the next gift. It’s really such a fun way to do a gift exchange and I promise you will love it.
Here are some of the things my family brought at our fun Christmas gift exchange.
You can see that we had a large variety of gifts. It was really fun to see what everyone brought. But the best part is all of the laughing. We laughed the whole time we were opening gifts, it was such a fun addition to our Christmas party.
Add this fun stocking gift exchange at your next Christmas party and I promise you’ll thank me. Seriously so fun!!
Have FUN with this gift exchange game.
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