Girlfriends’ Guide to Gift Swapping

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Hosting the annual girls’ gift swap party this year? From fine-tuning your guest list to laying down the gift exchange rules, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks for a successful soiree so everyone goes home happy! Here’s how to get ready…

1. SET A PRICE POINT 
Not everyone’s in the same financial situation, so it’s smart to set a maximum spending limit, or set a range to work within, such as $10-$20, or under $25. This way no one is leaving with a bag of candy when you brought diamond earrings. Win-win for all.

2. HAVE A THEME 
Themes will help guide you when shopping for a gift, especially when you’re not shopping for a specific person. Just make sure to keep it broad enough so the gifts aren’t so obvious and everyone still has a little room to get creative!

3. ESTABLISH THE GROUND RULES
· If someone steals your gift, you can steal someone else’s gift or choose and open a wrapped one
· A gift can only be stolen twice
· A gift cannot be immediately stolen back from the player who just stole it
· Continue until everyone has had a turn for a gift

4. SERVE AN INDULGENT MENU OF BITE-SIZE SNACKS 
You don’t need to host a full on dinner party, rather serve small bites that you can eat with one hand to leave the other free for the swap. An easy cheese plate, an assortment of your fave sweet treats and pretty champagne flutes go a long way!

Whatever the outcome, just make sure to have fun! ‘Tis the most wonderful time of year after all! And who better to spend it with than your closest girlfriends. Need a few gift ideas under $25? Check out our picks below!

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Gifts under $25: Studio Mercantile 10PC. Tic-Tac-Toe Game;  INC International Concepts® 3-PC Nail Polish Set; Whimsical Shop Monogrammed Water Bottle; MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eye Shadow; Whimsical Shop Monogrammed Trinket Tray; Towle Moscow Mule Mug Collection; Brookstone Swivel Speaker; kate spade new york all in good taste Set of 2 Deco Dot Food Prep Boards.

Need more gift ideas for everyone on your list? Shop gifts under $25, under $50 and under $100 all hand selected for our Happy Giving Holiday Gift Guide!

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