or what my favorite sister-in-law likes to call a chinese polyanna - ever done one? With the family or at work? Maybe with all the neighbors? The idea of this gift exchange is that everyone brings a wrapped gift of similar value. It's all anonymous and everyone who is participating draws a number. The person with #1 selects a gift and opens it so all can see what it is. The person with #2 can either "steal" #1's gift or choose a wrapped gift from the remainder. The game continues for each subsequent player so that higher numbers are more desirable (because you have more open gifts to steal) - and that's the fun of the game - the stealing!
I've only ever done these where you have to go out and buy a gift to participate, but at our holiday party at work tomorrow we're doing a white elephant with *unwanted or gently used* items from home. Ought to be interesting, I bet. Of course, I throw anything like that away (can't stand the clutter!) - so I wrapped up a little box of Godiva chocolates received as a freebie for spending a bit too much there of late.
I'd love to hear of any wacky gifts you may have received (or gotten rid of) in a similar gift exchange. Stories, please!
a return Visit
10 months ago