About White Elephant
Tired of unwrapping strange Christmas gifts which are, oh God, non-returnable? Naughty Santa aka White Elephant exchange is at your service!
Extravagant but impractical stuff — that’s what we call White Elephant. The phrase roots back into a Thai king’s gladdening the courtiers who displeased him with… Rare albino elephants whose upkeep costs fell outside any budget.
Over time, the mocking favor evolved into a swap party tradition. Upheld by businesses, families, and friends exchanging less-than-desirable gifts!
To organize the best Yankee Swap ever, follow the basic rules. Agree on the maximum budget and present type with other participants. On the exchange day, pile the wrapped treats up and get ready to fight for the lucky package! The first player chooses the gift from the pool and opens it for everyone to see. Each guy following can either unwrap the next package or nick the previous giftee’s present. Making the under-wrapping visible every time is vital. The game is over when somebody refuses to steal a gift.
Consider the following twists to keep Dirty Santa moving along. For example, make gift robbing possible only once per turn. So you have to wait another circle if wanna return the stolen treat. Or have each gift heisted only once. Alternatively, finish the Grinch Game after three swaps to make it quick (and “endable”).
Keep it funny, weird, and nice. Check out giftscoach White Elephant gift ideas above!