Buying for 10 aunts and uncles, 30 cousins, 15 different friends, etc can put a huge dent in your Christmas budget. This year, set up a gift exchange. Have each person draw a name out of the hat and set the budget at something reasonable. By buying for 1 person instead of 20 people, you will all save money.
Gift exchanges do not have to be ‘boring’. Here’s some tips on how to make it more fun:
- Have each person guess who bought them the item. If they guess it right, they win something (maybe some homemade candies that one person bakes).
- Don’t assign names. Instead have everyone bring their wrapped gift and pass them around in a circle like hot potato. The person who has the gift when the music ends, gets to keep it. And then you start all over again with another gift (eliminating that person).
- Play white elephant.
Do you have any more ideas on how to make a gift exchange fun?
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