Fun Office Gift Exchange Games to Jazz Up Your Holiday Season

Fun Office Gift Exchange Games to Jazz Up Your Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means – it's time for some festive office fun!

Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or just the joy of being together, gift exchange games can add some extra sparkle to your workplace festivities.

Here are a few delightful office gift exchange games that are sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.


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1. White Elephant Exchange

This game is a classic for a reason – it's a blast! 

Everyone in the office buys a quirky, amusing gift (think funny socks or a novelty mug) within a set budget.

Then, draw numbers to determine the gift selection order.

The first person picks a gift and unwraps it. The next person can either choose a new gift or steal an already unwrapped one.

But watch out – a gift can only be stolen three times! The game continues until everyone has a present. It's always hilarious to see which gift becomes the hot commodity of the exchange!

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2. Secret Santa

Secret Santa is another beloved office tradition. But it's even better with a twist!

Set a budget and create "Santa lists" with gift ideas under that amount.

Then, draw names to find out who you'll be playing Santa for.

The best part? It's a secret! Everyone will sneakily deliver their gifts to their chosen colleagues' desks, spreading joy incognito.

Will they reveal themselves as the gift-givers, or keep their identity under wraps? It's all part of the fun!

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3. Regift Rumble

Ever received a gift that made you go, "Hmm, what am I going to do with this?" Fear not – it's time for a Regift Rumble!

For this game, encourage everyone to bring in a gently used item from home that they're ready to pass along. Or, if thrifting isn't your thing, you can always pick up something new within a tiny budget.

Then, exchange treasures in a lively game of give-and-take.

Who knows – you might end up with the perfect present that someone else was ready to part with!

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4. Stocking Stuffer Surprise

Next, you can shake things up with a Stocking Stuffer Surprise!

Instead of one big gift, everyone will bring in several small, inexpensive presents to stuff into a communal stocking.

Then, take turns reaching into the stocking and pulling out a surprise.

It's like a mini Christmas morning right there in the office!

From candy to tiny trinkets, the possibilities are endless.

Who says good things can't come in small packages?


5. Holiday Trivia Gift Swap

Last but not least, In this fun challenge, everyone in the office will put their holiday trivia skills to the test!

Before the exchange, everyone submits a trivia question related to the season.

Then, as you unwrap our gifts, take turns answering the questions.

Correct answers earn the chance to choose a gift from the pile, while incorrect answers mean you have to wait for the next round.

It's a fun way to learn something new while enjoying some friendly competition!


So there you have it

Here are five fantastic office gift exchange games to make this holiday season one to remember.

Whether you're swapping presents with coworkers or spreading cheer as a Secret Santa, these games are sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.

Let the festivities begin!


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