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Family Christmas Gift Exchange Tradition in Holiday Season

On this Christmas let's do something new and gift exchange with family and friends.

Posted By- Khyati Rathod | Posted On - Nov 14, 2019

Christmas appears to get more and more complicated every year, with more and more decorations, more and more festivities, and more and more gift exchanges—each of which presents the most challenging aspect of the holiday season. While there are many questions that come up during this Christmas season, take a break from them and read our straightforward guide to a family gift exchange.


Easy Ideas for a Christmas Gift Exchange


I'll admit that a few years ago, I began to think about Christmas, and around this time, I was starting to feel a bit stressed. At this point, I'm unsure of how I would make Christmas special for my family and bring them joy given that we are now residing in another hometown and do not have a location in which to decorate for the holiday.


And things just got harder...


Once we learned that we would lose money on the sale of our home and would have to move, it was just around Christmas time. Then, I was in a desperate state of mind and wondered, "How can we make a small boy's day wonderful?" Even though we are all aware that the gift is really irrelevant because the child is so little and won't even notice, we nevertheless want to buy the nicest Christmas presents we can on a tight budget.  Check out the Christmas Countdown first. 


My almost 2-year-old son informed me that Christmas should be over. The pure joy he displays while playing with a ball, digging in the soil, or even something simple like an empty toilet paper tube has mesmerized me as I watch him develop. He has a little bit of a wild imagination, and the object won't be long enough for them to play with.


1. It doesn't matter to him how much stuff he owns.


He merely engages in one-on-one play. We can claim how perfect and expansive or how shiny something is, but that doesn't mean that the boy automobile won't still create "noise" and be able to leave a track through the dirt. This is something I would like to suggest when we think about the gifts we were able to buy during the holiday season.


2. Our Christmas gift-giving rule


I've been repeating this for a very long time, and I've always enjoyed it. It is a guideline for Christmas gift-giving and, if you're stumped for ideas, it can offer some helpful suggestions. This can be a useful guideline for creating ideal gift-exchange ideas for large families.

Each member of our family receives four gifts.

  1. Something they want
  2. Something they need
  3. Something to wear
  4. Something read

My husband will buy me gifts, I will buy him things, and we will both buy kids' gifts.
It is incredibly easy. Nothing more or less.


3. Advent & Christmas Eve Box


We came up with a few ideas to add a little extra magic to Christmas week without spending any additional money. We utilize an Advent calendar with a daily-added nativity scene. We never add extra candy or other toys; we just fill it with the tiny figures that come with it. If you decide to add to it, there are many inexpensive or free items that are ideal for stuffing an advent calendar like this.


Every year for the four weeks preceding Christmas, we observe Advent in our home. To ensure that we always have a Christmas story to read, we have been striving to develop a particular collection of Christmas books. We will soon begin reading the Arnold Yitreeise stories I used to read as a child.


4. Ideas for a gift exchange with extended family


Every year, we do a name-drawing gift exchange for our family so that each of us only needs to purchase gifts for one person. Therefore, buying a Christmas present for a large family may be extremely easy and we never feel anxious about it. We always have a budget for Christmas gifts, so we set a $50 cap on the value of each gift to ensure that the giver has enough money to buy gifts for everyone on their list as well as themselves this holiday season.


5. Secret Santa


With the classic, you truly can't go wrong, and it also functions well in most contexts (the office, friends, family, classrooms, etc.). If you've never participated in a Secret Santa or Secret Snowflake gift exchange, the idea is rather straightforward: Each participant chooses a recipient's name secretly out of a hat after setting a price cap that works for your group. They must purchase a gift for the person whose name they have selected. Then, when gifters distribute goods, they may either reveal their true identities, or you can ask everyone to guess who their Secret Santa was.


You're motivated to locate something spectacular in the hopes that everyone is making the same effort, even though it is incredibly tempting to find out who is buying your gift!


6. Yankee Swap


In a Yankee Swap, each participant buys one lovely, high-quality gift (that stays at or below a predetermined price point) and wraps it while keeping their gift a secret rather than drawing names and shopping for specific people. On the day of the exchange, each person draws a number that corresponds to the order in which people get to select their gifts. Then the second person picks, the first person will open their chosen gift, and so on. Recipients have the option of opening a new gift or stealing one of the already-opened gifts from the person who went before them (the person who has opened one would get to open a new one in this scenario).


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