5 Awesome Holiday Gift Exchange Games to Play

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Let the holiday fun begin with these awesome Holiday Gift Exchange Games!  I’m sharing 5 of my all time favorite gift exchange games that everyone will love.

5 fun and festive Holiday Gift Exchange Game Ideas

5 Awesome Holiday Gift Exchange Games to Play

Raise your hand if you love a fun game?  The holidays should be about having fun while spending time with friends, family, co-worke and the best way to have fun is to play a game!  But, we’re not just talking about a regular game. We’re talking about gift exchange games!

We have a secret gift exchange every Christmas with the adults in our family. This is awesome for multiple reasons. Not only does it cut down on the number of gifts we have to buy but it makes the gift giving process exciting. Plus, it gives us something fun to do on Christmas with the entire family. I can honestly say it’s a fabulous family tradition that we all look forward to every year.

Christmas Exchange Chaos Free Printable Christmas Game

Gift Exchange Chaos

This is a very fun game. Cut the cards and place in a bowl. Players take turns choosing a card and trade gifts according to what the card says. Players open their gift after everyone has picked a card and switched gifts with someone.

The Left Right Christmas Game

The Left-Right Christmas Game

Another fun game that requires everyone to carefully listen to a story being read aloud with many occurrences of the words “left” and “right.” Players follow these verbal cues, passing gifts to their left or right until the story ends and each person keeps the gift they’re holding.

A few of my favorite Left-Right Christmas stories:

Musical Gifts

Just like the game Musical Chairs but everyone gets a gift! Have everyone sit in a circle. Start with one gift and play a Christmas song. Players pass the gift until the music stops. The person holding the gift keeps that gift. Continue playing until every player has a gift.

Fun Gift Exchange Games

Switch Steal Unwrap Gift Exchange Game

This game sounds AWESOME! Find all the directions and details over at Play. Party. Plan. Britni definitely knows how to make life fun!

Santa Toss Gift Exchange Gift

Santa Toss

This is the game we’re playing this year. Players stand up when they hear a statement that applies to them. Everyone standing exchanges gifts and then sits back down. Gifts may be traded more than once to ensure that everyone has a new gift. Once all the statements have been read, each player opens their gift. Doesn’t this sound fun?

Need fun Gift ideas for your Holiday Party?

Do you have a fun gift exchange game that you love to play?

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  1. Thank you for all the cool games! We plan to play the Santa Toss Gift Exchange! One question…What if you are the only one that stands up for a statement?