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Office gift parties build unity
Your employees work hard year round to make you money, so what better way to show them your appreciation by getting them a nice Christmas gift and hosting an office party. You can go simple and just provide time for gift sharing or take it up a notch with a white elephant gift exchange or Secret Santa swap. Anything that you plan will go a long way to build employee unity improve moral. Whether you have men or women working for you, techies or chocoholics, you’re sure to find some great employee gift ideas.
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White elephant parties are not the only way to save
Regular readers will know that the white elephant gift exchange is a great way to save money on gift giving during the holidays. Beyond a fun party, there are seven easy ways to save money while giving gifts this Christmas.
Don’t break the bank this holiday season; instead, check out these unbeatable tips on how you can save your hard-earned money this Christmas!
Create a Holiday Budget
Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter festivities, it is vitally important to determine a budget. You should always devise a budget for… Read the rest »
Secret Santa Exchange – Halloween Style
We came across this idea in a forum discussion on the internet. We thought it sounded like a fun and unique gift exchange party for the Halloween season.
What is it? You’re familiar with Secret Santa? Well, this is a Halloween version. People that sign up will act on behalf of the Great Pumpkin and purchase a gift for another randomly assigned participant. The “Great Pumpkin” is code for “Secret Santa”.
How It Works You sign up and get randomly assigned a gift participant. You’ll be sent their info and have a limited time… Read the rest »
It is no secret that Santa and the White Elephant are holiday partners
We are big fans of any style of gift exchange party or game. We mostly focus on the white elephant gift party, but we also love to give a nod to the Secret Santa swap, particularly for office parties.
If you have ever worked in an office then you may already be familiar with the Christmas tradition of Secret Santa. This is a popular Western tradition that livens up the workplace and gets everyone talking at the Christmas party.
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White Elephant Gift Party Rules
The most complete list of gift exchange rules anywhere!
The white elephant and secret Santa exchanges are the most popular gift swapping parties for groups during the holidays. Similar group parties are used by direct sales companies like Tupperware every day of the year. The PartyWeDo recreational experts monitor the gift exchange industry to assist you in finding the best ways to share presents with family and friends. Our team has collected the most complete list of gift exchange rules and suggestions available on the web. We encourage you to share these ideas with your… Read the rest »
Elfster has the Elf Score but AlbinoPhant uses the Banterithm
Elfster has been helping thousands of people organize their Secret Santa activities over the years. They join many other mystery gift shopping tools that have been developed both on and off the web.
Here are some links to similar secret Santa organizer programs:
Secret Santa Organizer . com
Secret Santa Name Picker at Boogspace .com
Secret Santa . com
Draw Names . com
Sneaky Santa .com
Sly Santa .com
Elfster has developed a site that allows secret Santa gift sharing activities to have a social component, like a social network… Read the rest »
35 great Secret Santa poems
You may not be aware of the fact that poetry and gift exchange events have a long partnership in fun. Joining unique gifts, these poems add more fun to these gift swap events. Whenever a group gets together in creative conversation there usually arises an opportunity for a fun poem to be shared within the gift exchange party.
There are many poems associated with Christmas, Santa Clause or Kris Kringle. We will not catalog them all here, but will instead focus on those associated with the secret Santa exchange and then we will share… Read the rest »
Gift exchange rules
The gift exchange party is the most common way to share unique white elephant gifts among groups of family and friends. These events are held during various holiday celebrations and for office parties, family and class reunions.
The most common and popular gift exchange is the Secret Santa gift swap game. It is primarily used to exchange gifts directly from one person to another. This activity is akin to the standard name draw exchange that many groups use to establish the rules of gift purchasing among groups during important life events. But before we move into… Read the rest »
We have been suggesting that sharing REAL gifts through social networks is a viable solution for dispersed family and friends. We have even built a demonstration application called AlbinoPhant to prove our point.
Sometimes we feel like our story if falling on deaf-ears; because the idea is so new and unproven…
But we know it can be done and are just waiting for others to agree.
We would like to thank the Reddit users for their absolute proof that a gift exchange can be organized and completed using internet connections.
Antonio Cangiano’s Blog shares the story: Antonio writes; “Dan McComas… Read the rest »
You have been invited to attend an online gift party like no other.
Your host has used a special offer code (1234) to begin a “test-drive” party that allows you to experience a gift exchange without spending any money…
Like a real test drive!
Here are the step by step instructions on how to get the invitation, RSVP, find a gift (virtually), get it wrapped and then join the party.
It is really easy, once you have done it one time!
Step #1 (these screen shots seem to display better in Firefox than on Explorer browsers, sorry)
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