I have just finished a series of Christmas gifts and exchanges again and here are my thoughts on two separate events.

Friends Christmas Gift Exchange

What I Love About It

  • It is a great excuse for us to meet up. My wife and I are JC classmates and we have a rather tight clique of about 7-10 that have kept in close contact over the years. But as we grow older, everyone becomes “busier” so this is really a great opportunity.
  • We have a fun exchange game. Basically, each of us will prepare a “Heaven” gift with a budget of $50 and another “Hell” gift which is bounded by nothing. On the day itself, everyone will be assigned a number and a number generator will decide who gets to pick first and opened gifts can be snatched away.
  • We roll back the years. This year, a great buddy of mine and I …