Whether you’ve drawn names in your large family for a gift exchange or you’re gathering with girlfriends to share simple, thoughtful tokens of your friendship, I’ve got some great gift ideas for you. So many readers said they needed ideas for white elephant gifts, Secret Santa gifts and party gift exchanges, and I know how hard it can be to stay within the set budget and still bring something to the circle that is fun, meaningful and – most importantly! – desirable. So my assistants and I have come up with some winning Christmas gifts for a gift exchange.
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Now every situation is a little different. If you’re exchanging gifts amongst a tight circle of friends you may have a spending limit of $50. But if you’re swapping gifts in a circle at a women’s brunch at church, the price may be capped much lower. And your selection for the gift exchange will also depend on whether you’re gifting someone you know and love or a woman you barely know. So we’ve gathered gift ideas in a full range of prices and that work for different levels of intimacy, too.
Be sure to check out all of my Christmas Gift Guides for others on your list. You’ll always find them in the Gift Guide 2023 tab in the top menu of my blog, too. And I have a whole collection of gift guides in my LTK Shop, too.
Blessed for My Day
And Mary said:
“My soul exalts the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
For He has had regard for the humble state of His bond-servant;
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed.
For the Mighty One has done great things for me;
And holy is His name.
And His mercy is to generation after generation
Toward those who fear Him.
He has done mighty deeds with His arm;
He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones,
And has exalted those who were humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
And sent the rich away empty-handed.
He has given help to His servant Israel,
In remembrance of His mercy,
Just as He spoke to our fathers,
To Abraham and his descendants forever.” ~ Luke 1:46-57
56 Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.