Here is how it works - everyone brings a wrapped gift OR in our version Mom had bought all the gifts.. some great like the Money Tree and the movie tickets and others funny and goofy like the holiday hair scrunchies and jingle bell earrings. We had the little kids in elf hats hand out the gifts to all the crew. Each person opened their gift and displayed it to everyone. Now the fun begins.. everyone drew three of the printable exchange coupons and the trading began. The coupons are quite clever.. with coupons like TRADE with the person who has the best smile TRADE with anyone wearing a watch.. you can see some more samples below! There are 45 of them in the printable download. As you can imagine, whoever had the money tree was definately the person wth the best smile! You exchange gifts until all the coupons are gone and at that point everyone keeps the gift they are holding! It was easy to organize providing lots of laughs and comments for sure! If you were doing this for an office Christmas party activitiy you simply set ask everyone to bring a wrapped gift of their choice. You could set a dollar limit or for more fun let everyone simply bring what they want.. you will get more diversity of gifts to trade that way!
See all our ideas for creative gifts, more fun Christmas party activities like our free printable SING IN THE HOLIDAYS, a fun version of Name that Tune, easy Christmas crafts like this cute snowman ornament made from a tealight. Start a new holiday tradition and spread the Christmas spirit by JINGLING the neighborhood with our free printable kit. Our family secret for the easiest Christmas cookies ever and holiday traditions you can start at your house! You can find all these family friendly Christmas celebration ideas here!