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Christmas Gifts for a Gift Exchange

Gift Ideas
November 13, 2023

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.

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Several of the gift options in this category are bundles you could split between several recipients. The Spongelle bath sponges were my top selling gift suggestion a couple of years ago, and I heard great reviews from women who gave them to everyone from granddaughters to Secret Santa partners to office mates.
Holiday Hand Trio
Moisturizing Spa Socks
Lip Balm SPF 25 Set
Lipstick and Libre Mini Ornament Gift Set
Warming Body Wrap
Crystal Facial Roller
La Chatelaine Deluxe Hand Cream Gift Set Tin
Freesia Pear | Wild Flower Bath Sponge


If you and your husband are attending a gift swap together, you may need gifts for either gender. James and I recently got the wireless charging dual alarm clocks and really like them. We also love playing the board game Planted. A Christmas ornament is a fairly safe gift exchange present. And items such as the mesh bag bundle, the wine glass rings and the infinity wick candles are the ones people fight over in those "dirty Santa gift swaps." Oh, and I thought that book club enamel keychain would be perfect for all the women you read with.
Wireless Charging Dual Alarm Clock
Planted Game
Infinity Wick Burgundy Pillar Candles
Rifle Paper Co.
Book Club Enamel Keychain
Gold Glass Tree Decoration
Kikkerland Design Rainbow Wine Rings/Stopper Set
Voluspa Noble Fir Garland Classic Candle
The Laundress
Mesh Bag Bundle
Gingerbread House Ornament
Popcorn Maker
West Elm
St. Jude Glass Winter Sports Ornaments


I love giving brooches for Christmas. But I suggest you purchase more of those than you originally think you'll need. You're going to want to keep one for yourself, and your daughter, granddaughter or sister will see them and want one too! We've got lots of other "little gifts" here that will mean so much to the lucky women who receive them.
Oh Deer Brooch
Festive Cardinal Brooch
Scrunchies Ornament Set
J. Crew
Ribbed tech-touch gloves
Women’s Merino Wool Blend Hiking Quarter Socks
Winter Touchscreen Gloves
Women’s Marl Ankle Sock 4-Pack
Women’s Holiday Calf Socks

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.

xoxo, Kay
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2 thoughts on “Christmas Gifts for a Gift Exchange

  1. Nice ideas! This is making me think about a Christmas party for my Bible study. We are a small gift and it would be fun to just buy five little gifts and surprise them with a gift exchange game.

    I also love the Rifle pens. I think you have talked about them before. I love a beautiful pen!