Dirty Santa Gift Exchange

Although it’s name might suggest otherwise, the Dirty Santa Gift Exchange is a family friendly game! It is called dirty because game participants steal gifts from each other in the attempt to end up with the best possible gift.

Gifts for Dirty Santa are typically something fun, new, unique, and in good taste.

Check out these $10 Dirty Santa Gift Exchange Ideas.

Unlike the White Elephant gift exchange, Dirty Santa gifts are usually items the recipients will want and use.

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Christmas without spending a lot?! Check out the Dirty Santa Gift Exchange! You will love it!

Dirty Santa Gift Exchange

If you are hosting a Dirty Santa Gift Exchange there are a few things to keep in mind.

  1. Often a $10 amount is placed on Dirty Santa gifts. It’s best to let your guests know the dollar amount you choose.
  2. Have your guests place their gifts just inside the door to keep it anonymous.
  3. Encourage your guests to steal. Stealing makes for a fun, lively game!

Dirty Santa Gift Exchange Rules

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Christmas without spending a lot?! Check out the Dirty Santa Gift Exchange! You will love it!

Because I like you so much, here’s a PDF of rules you can pass out to your guests just in case anyone tries to get a little persnickety. Oh, you know it happens!

Dirty Santa Gift Exchange Rules

Simplicity at it’s finest! Click on the picture below and you will have a handy dandy PDF show up! Print and cut to your heart’s desire. You’re welcome! I’m just nice like that!

Are you playing Dirty Santa this year?! Check out these easy to print Dirty Santa numbers. Just cut them up, put them in a basket or box and let the guests draw their lucky number!

There you have it! Everything you need for a Dirty Santa Gift Exchange. Well, everything but the people and the gifts and the printer and the paper and the ink … you get the idea!

You will also find the teenagers and kids, who are now adults, find this an easy way to participate in Christmas festivities without the pressure of purchasing a gift for everyone. It’s a win win!

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12 comments… add one
  • kay ~ lifestylevoices.com Dec 16, 2014, 5:17 am

    You’re so funny, Jayleen! I’ll bet you are a hoot at parties! 😀

  • How Do The Jones Do It Dec 16, 2014, 11:41 am

    Oh, I try Kay, I try;0)

  • jennifer Nov 20, 2015, 4:32 am

    We love playing this game every year with our friends. It never clicked to have the rules printed for everyone. Thanks!

  • How Do The Jones Do It Nov 22, 2015, 11:18 am

    Isn’t it a great game? It does seem like everyone understands the rules a little differently so having clarification helps a lot!

  • Joe Dec 24, 2018, 10:35 am

    Theres a different version we play every xmas eve and its 10x. Better then this.

    Everyone brings a gift under 15 bucks. All wrapped. You grab a set of dice. If you roll a 7 or a 11or get doubles you get a gift. The dice go around the tables till the last gift is taken.. DO NOT OPEN THE GIFTS… now here’s where it gets fun. Have everyone decide a time limit. Usually 15 mins. Roll the dice if you roll 7 or 11. You can steal a gift from everyone .

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