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If you are looking for a fun idea for a Christmas gift exchange this is it! Yesterday my high schools friends and I met for our annual Christmas gathering and instead of exchanging gifts the traditional way we each brought a pair of Christmas socks filled with goodies! It was a really fun and creative way to exchange gifts. We all loved it so much we decided to make this our new annual tradition. It is a great alternative for the traditional white elephant gift exchange.
The holiday sock exchange is perfect for families and friends. It is a fun twist on the traditional Christmas Gift Exchange, or White Elephant Gift Exchange. We also liked it more than an ornament exchange too. It was fun to see what each other got and we each opened our socks one at time to see what was inside.
We each brought one pair of Christmas socks that we filled with goodies. There was a wide variety but some of the items included: a paperback book, chocolate, lip balm, bottle of wine, candle, nail polish, pin, key chain, necklace, earrings, adult coloring book, homemade string art ornament. The sky is really the limit! Wrap it with a cute tag and a bow and you have a gift that your girlfriends will love! This would also be a great idea for a work gift exchange. One tip that we thought of after the fact would be to set a limit on how much each person should spend. You could set it at whatever amount you feel comfortable with.
Here we are with our socks after the exchange. We have been friends all our life and the bond that we share is such a blessing to each of us. You could use a left right poem to pass the gifts or do like we did. We put numbers in a bag and we each drew one. Then #1 went first and selected a pair of socks. #2 could either “steal” or select a pair of socks and so forth. It was so much fun!
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