Are you participating in a White Elephant Gift Exchange this year? This tradition, also known as a Yankee Swap, is a popular party game for many companies, families and friends around the holiday season. It’s an easy way for a large group of people to exchange gifts without everyone spending a lot of money. If you’re looking for the perfect White Elephant Gift Exchange this year, stick with some funny home decor from The Funny Sign.
For those unfamiliar with a White Elephant Gift Exchange, we’ll explain the basics of the game. Each person brings a wrapped gift to the exchange, usually valued at a predetermined amount of money. All of the gifts are placed in the “pot” or gift box, filled with available gifts. Before the game begins, you write numbers (one for each participant) on scrap pieces of paper. Allow each participant to choose a number, and that will be the order in which people can choose their gifts.
Once the game begins, the person who drew the number one will get to go first. They’ll choose a gift and open it. Then the person with the number 2 on their paper will go next. They have a choice to take their chances by choosing an unopened gift from the pile of available gifts, or they can steal the gift that was just opened. There are many variations on the rules from there. Your group of participants will have to decide how the game plays out, like how many times a gift can be “stolen.”
Traditionally, White Elephant Gift Exchanges are notorious for tacky, inexpensive and under-appreciated gifts. The spending limit for this type of exchange is usually very low, thus resulting in trinkets as gifts or previously owned items being wrapped and re-gifted.
Do you want everyone fighting over your gift this year? Buy a funny sign! We have a wide variety of funny signs and funny home decor to sweeten the pot. You won’t go over budget, and you’ll have a high-quality gift, sure to be the envy of everyone playing the game.