Reverse Christmas

By | December 3, 2012

Reverse ChristmasI’ve decided to try something new this Christmas for my family gift giving. Excluding the young kids and those too old to shop, I’m trying the reverse Christmas. Here’s how it works:

Pre-Christmas you and each member of the family participating agree to have a reverse Christmas. You buy yourself what you want to get from the other person, then wrap it and open it in front of them during your gift exchange. They do the same, buy themselves what they want from you. You each get exactly what you wanted and needed and you spend what you want. The surprise is still there, but the surprise (what gift they gave you) is your gift to them.

No more worrying about getting the right size or if the person will love the gift.

Have you tried this? How has it worked for you?

2 thoughts on “Reverse Christmas

  1. Kristin Overton

    my boyfriend & I are doing this with our stockings this year (we always do a joint gift, a snowboarding weekend this year)

    everyone thinks we’re insane, however I’m having fun shopping for my own stocking! We’re keeping our purchases a surprise to each other until Christmas morning. I think we’ll both be surprised by what we chose for ourselves 🙂

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