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Today’s gift is all about fun and good vibes. It’s a gift exchange game printable to make gift swapping a fun and feel-good event.

This post is part of the 25 Merry Days of the free printables advent calendar.

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What is a gift exchange game?

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You know the Secret Santa game where you buy a gift to someone, and they don’t know who they’re getting the gift from? Or the White Elephant gift exchange game where you try to walk away with the best possible present.

Well this gift exchange game printable is a combination of those two and it’s all about feel-good and fun. 

There are two versions: one, where you only swap the gifts and everyone gets to open a gift, and another one where you open the gifts during the game and swap also the opened gifts.

I sometimes like opening the gifts even more than the gift itself, so that’s why there’s also a the “vanilla” version where you only swap gifts.

It’s a simple game: 

1. Everyone will bring one gift and the gifts are chosen randomly.

2. One by one everyone will take one slip from a bowl or a bag and swap the gift according to the slip.

Option 1: After all the slips have been used or after everyone has taken one slip everyone gets to keep and open their gifts. (this is the vanilla version and sometimes vanilla is the best way to go to have fun!)

Option 2: You can also print the second printable and choose to open the presents during the game – it’s up to you. (if you know that everyone is ok that someone will swap an opened gift, then you can play the game this way too.)

You can find the download links for the gift exchange game printables at the end of this post.

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A FUN GIFT EXCHANGE GAME {FREE PRINTABLES}

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There are two Fun Gift Exchange Game printables:

1. A sheet with the instructions how to swap the gifts (without opening them). You can use only these ones and exchange the unopened gifts until all slips are used and then everyone gets to open their gifts. 

  • These slips include instructions like:
    • Swap gifts with the person with the smallest gift
    • Trade gifts with someone with dark hair
    • Everyone pass their gifts to the left
    • Switch gifts with a player wearing a tie
    • And so on..

2. A sheet with different instructions to open the presents. You can add these ones with the gift exchanging slips and open the presents during the game.

  •  These slips include instructions like:
    • Open a gift and keep it
    • Open a gift and stay in the game
    • Open the gift and keep it OR stay in the game
You’ll need to print the gift exchange game printables, cut the slips, fold them and put them in a bowl or a bag.
 
You can download both of the gift exchange game printables at the end of this post.

The instructions for the fun gift exchange game:

Here are the detailed instructions for this fun gift exchange game:

1. Ask everyone to bring one wrapped gift

2. Print the gift exchange game printables and choose how many slips you’d like to use (more slips = longer game).

3. Cut along the dotted line and fold the slips and put them in a bowl or a bag.

NOTE: If you just want to swap the gifts and everyone gets to open their gift at the end of the gift exchanging then use only the gift swapping slips. If you’d like to open the gifts during the game then print, cut and put those slips in the bowl too.

4. Everyone will pick a wrapped gift (not their own).

5. On their turn everyone will take one slip from the bowl or a bag and swap (and or open) the gift according to the slip. 

NOTE: if you get a slip that asks you to open the gift and you already have a gift that is opened, then just dismiss the “open the gift” part and follow the instructions otherwise.

6. The game is over after all the slips have been used or after everyone has opened their gifts.

You can download both of the fun gift exchange game printables at the end of this post.

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