Yankee swap, dirty Santa, naughty Santa, white elephant, or thieves Christmas. Whatever you call it, odds are good you’ll be attending one of these events this holiday season. What to take to such an event is always the most difficult decision. Most parties set a spending limit, and the gift should be more for fun and a good laugh than something someone would have on their Santa wish list. If you’re not familiar with this festive event, here are the details. At the beginning of the party, guests draw numbers to determine their swap order. Each person gets a chance to choose a gift based on their number. The person who picks the first gift opens it and shows it to the rest of the guests. Then the number two participant picks a gift and chooses to either unwrap it or swap it for an unwrapped gift. If the gift is swapped, the person who has their gift taken from them gets to unwrap the chosen gift and the turn passes. When all the gifts have been opened, the game is over. Afterward, some trading should be expected and is perfectly acceptable so that, as much as possible, everyone goes home with a gift they are happy with. Below are 10 gift ideas that can sweeten up the party.
1. Donut tattoos.
These yummy tattoos really show your commitment to the sweet treat.
2. The dad bag.
This fanny pack is sure to be the most swapped item at the party.
3. Bathe and brew prank gift.
Showers and coffee go together like….well I don’t know, but this duo is sure to wake you up for the day! (This is just the box. Put whatever you want inside – maybe a bar of soap and instant coffee)
4. Bacon scarf.
Not so tasty, but you wear it well.
5. Muffin tops.
Which muffin top came first?
6. Facebook shower curtain.
Update your Facebook page every morning with this fun shower curtain.
7. Peanut butter and jelly purse.
It’s no designer bag, but who doesn’t love some PB&J!
8. Foodie dice.
What’s for dinner tonight? Just roll the dice.
9. Thumb wrestling ring.
If it’s going to be official, you should have a ring.
10. Lottery tickets.
Buy $20 worth of lottery scratchers, wrap them up in a giant box, and let the winner of that gift find out what it’s really worth.