|Capping off the night was the exchange gift, The White Elephant,
where we got to “steal” each others gifts! m/
This is a nice twist to the
boring usual exchange of gifts. Try it!!! ;)
1.) Lay out all the exchange gifts. Do not number them.
2.) Prepare numbered paper to be hand-picked by the participants. I got #7. The last number is usually the best because you have more choices of gifts to steal, having seen all the gifts already! ;)
3.) The person who gets #1 chooses the 1st gift. He/She has the option to either keep it, or choose another gift from the pile.
4.) Malu likes my gift (american heritage coffee maker) & decides to keep it. She no longer has the option to steal from the others. Unless another person steals the gift from her, then she gets to choose another gift from the pile (which can still be stolen until the 3rd time).
5,6,7) The person who gets #2 can either steal #1’s gift, or get another from the pile. Beng already has a coffee maker & decides to keep her gift, which is a portable fan with emergency light.
8.) Unfortunately for Beng, the portable fan is a popular gift, so the person who got #3 (Monsy) stole the gift from her. Beng has to choose another gift from the pile.
9.) Beng gets a body wash from the pile & decides to keep it. Fortunately for her, nobody stole it anymore, hahaha!
10.) Sheila (#4) however, likes the portable fan too! ;) So she steals it from Monsy (#3). Monsy has to pick another gift from the pile.
11.) Monsy picks another gift from the pile & decides to keep it for her self.
12.) It’s Emie’s turn (#5) & decides to steal the portable fan from Sheila. This is the 3rd steal for the fan, so Emie gets to keep it na for good, haha! ;P
13.) Sheila then has to choose another gift from the pile. She unwraps the bag organizer & decides to keep it.
14,15) Dolly got (#6), unwraps the BEATS earphone & decides to keep it as well.
16.) My turn! m/ I play nice & also decide to keep my unopened gift (coz I didn’t want to offend anyone by stealing/exchanging haha!), which turned out to be a nice decision since I got an ONEIDA wine stopper & drink muddler.