Gift exchange games are a great way to get people interacting and having fun together. They can be played at parties of all types – from small gatherings to big family holidays and office celebrations. They can help keep the mood light and make everyone happy without overwhelming them with overly expensive gifts they don’t need or want.
Gift Guessing Game
In this game, each person brings a gift that’s wrapped to conceal its contents. They have to hold it and feel it with their hands, or shake it if they prefer, to see what it looks like. Then, one at a time, each person holds their gift out and the other guests have to guess what it is.
This is a popular party game that can be adapted for a Christmas gift exchange. It’s a great way to build anticipation and excitement for the good gifts, and it can be very funny to watch as people are trying to figure out what they’re getting.
This game is a bit different from the others in this list because all of the participants bring individually wrapped gifts and put them on chairs somewhere in the room. Then, they sit down and listen to music while passing the gifts around until someone gets them.
A game like this is perfect for a small group of friends, an intimate dinner party, or even a lunch with the girls. It’s a great way to bond and give each other a chance to show off their creative side.
This party game has long been associated with children, but it can be very entertaining for adults. It’s a great way to have fun with a group of people, while also setting some guidelines for who can “steal” what.
All of your guests will bring a gift, but they must label it with a number. Next, give each guest a piece of paper and ask them to write down that number along with a little-known fun fact about themselves. They should then place it in a hat and the host will read off the fact to the guests.
The first person to read the statement out loud wins that gift. Once they do, they grab a new paper slip and read it to the next person in line. This continues until all of the gifts are opened and someone has guessed what it was that was given to them.
Draw a Card
This is a game that’s perfect for larger groups, especially those that may not have all of the same gift preferences or interests. It’s a great game for groups of all ages and can be played with one or three gifts at a time.
It can be played as an “orderly” game where each person follows the instructions on their card, or as a “crazy” game where you let everybody go crazy and try to fulfill their cards’ instructions. You can also set a time limit and have people try to complete their instructions within 3 minutes.