Many a times, the gifts that we give or receive may not be something useful, which makes it a total waste of time and money. To solve this problem, there are family Christmas gift exchange games, where a person has to give a gift to just one member of the family.
This can range from some old gift that you got from someone, and has been lying in your wardrobe for sometime, or maybe something that you brought but did not use. Wrap this gift in a nice gift pack, and gift it to someone who you think will love and appreciate it.
Write the name of every family member on a piece of paper, fold and place them in a bowl. Every person in the family should pick up one piece of paper, and buy a gift for the person they have selected. To make it more interesting, keep this a secret affair, and when all members have received their gifts, they can guess who brought it for them.
To ensure that everyone receives something that they want, ask each one of them to make a wishlist on the same paper that has their name. This is one of the most common whole family Christmas gift exchange ideas, and surely will be perfect if you are on a budget.
The following idea will be perfect if you want to hold a large family Christmas gift exchange. If you are a part of a large extended family, with many uncles, aunts, cousins, children, etc., most likely you may not be meeting them on a regular basis.
As you do not know many of them closely, buying gifts for them may become a very difficult task. Here, this family gift exchange idea will come to your rescue.
Each person will pick out a number from a bowl. The person who gets the first number should pick a gift from the lot and open it in front of everyone. The second can either grab the gift from the first person or select a new one. This should continue till the last person receives a gift.
This gift exchange will not only make sure that people get a gift that they want, but also will add fun to the party. However, children may not understand this concept, and it is always better to give each child a separate gift.
So, this Christmas, try one of these ideas, and we assure you that every family member will enjoy giving as well as receiving a thoughtful Christmas gift.