Join us on Tuesday, December 12th, for our Annual RIG Winter Party. When you purchase your ticket this year, you will select your Entree.  Be sure to bring a gift for the Dirty Santa Gift Exchange.

A Dirty Santa Gift Exchange is another term for a traditional gift exchange game variation, often known as “White Elephant” or “Yankee Swap.” In this game, participants bring wrapped gifts and take turns selecting a gift or “stealing” one that someone else has already chosen.

“Dirty Santa” typically implies a playful and sometimes mischievous twist to the game. Unlike a standard Secret Santa exchange, where participants know who their gift is for, Dirty Santa involves mystery and strategic decision-making. Here’s how it usually works: 

  • Gift Selection: Participants bring a wrapped gift without any tags or indications of who it’s from.
  • Drawing Numbers: Participants draw numbers to determine the order in which they will select or steal gifts.
  • Gift Unwrapping: The first person selects a wrapped gift and opens it for everyone to see.
  • Subsequent Turns: The next person in line can either choose a new wrapped gift or “steal” an already opened one from someone else. If a gift is stolen, the person who had it stolen can choose a new wrapped gift or steal from someone else. There are often rules about how many times a particular gift can be stolen.
  • Continued Rounds: The game continues until all participants have had a turn, and the last person may have the opportunity to swap or keep their gift without the possibility of it being stolen.

Dirty Santa gift parties are known for their element of surprise, competition, and the potential for humorous or unconventional gifts. Participants often enjoy the strategic aspect of the game, adding an extra layer of fun to the holiday gift exchange.

Look around the house for that gift that needs “re-gifting” or that garage sale item that didn’t go. Wrap it up and bring it for the Gift Exchange. If you must purchase a gift, please do not spend over $10.