Fun gift exchange ideas
If you’ve found the perfect Secret Santa gift or Christmas gift, it’s now time to design the perfect gift exchange game. There’s so many fun ones around, including games that can also be adapted to the size and makeup of the group, so whether it’s you and your closest friends or the whole office team together, there’s sure to be a fun Secret Santa gift exchange game to fit the bill. These are some of our favourites that we can’t wait to try out at our office Christmas party!
1. White Elephant gift exchange - This unpredictable game is a great idea for a Secret Santa gift exchange game if you’re playing with a group of colleagues. The idea is that everyone contributes a wrapped Secret Santa gift which is placed under the tree to form a large gift pile. Then numbers are drawn from an elf hat or stocking (gotta make it festive!) The person who gets to go first chooses and unwraps a Secret Santa gift and shows it to everyone. The player who drew no. 2 gets to go second and either ‘steal’ the first present or choose their own from the pile. Once again they must unwrap the gift and show it off to the group. Player no.3 does the same and so it goes. Everyone whose gift is stolen gets to go again, until everyone has a gift.
2. Secret Santa Musical chairs - Start by giving everyone a seat and a gift, then push play on the festive Christmas song or Christmas carol. While the music plays the gifts are passed around the circle until the music stops. Whichever gift you’ve ended up with is the Secret Santa gift for you! You can always make it last longer by limiting the number of gifts per round, and everyone with a gift sits out the next rounds.
3. Holiday Trivia - Who doesn’t love a bit of Trivia? Prepare for some heated game playing for this one! Give it a festive twist with Christmas themed questions and you’ve got yourself the ultimate Secret Santa gift exchange game.