Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Gift Exchange Party

Earlier this week my friend McKinsey hosted a gift exchange party for 14 girls in her home. Out of all of the gift exchanges I've ever been to this was the dirtiest and most aggressive one yet, which meant it was a blast! The gift limit was $35 and some girls definitely went above it or brought items you normally wouldn't splurge on for yourself without a special occasion...these gifts were the hottest items at the exchange.
I brought a gift card for a pedicure at Polished Nail Bar and walked away with my favorite  Rewined Candle and a $10 Starbucks gift card!
There were tons of great presents under the tree, but the gifts below each hit their limit of THREE steals max as soon as they were opened! So if you ever need a gift idea for an exchange party...

Gift Exchange Party
pedicure gift certificate // max & chloe bib necklace // volcano candle // rewined candle // OPI Christmas collection // starbucks gift card // target gift card // tory burch umbrella

After the exchange was finished everyone hung around drinking wine and snacking on appetizers to rekindle friendships that were at stake during the exchange war. Kidding, well kind of.
 
What are some of the best gifts you've fought over at gift exchanges this year?
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15 comments:

  1. So fun! IThose Rewined Candles are always for sale in the old Charleston market, they smell so good! I posted about gift ideas today too, and a Starbucks gift card was definitely on my list!! :)

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  2. Man I need to be invited to the gift exchange next year...those are some amazing gifts!

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  3. I always love gift exchanges! We're having one at our office tomorrow -- and I'm interested to see what everyone brings (mine includes a Starbucks card...) Those Rewined Candles are perfect! I'm definitely needing one of those!
    xo A Southern Style

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  4. yahh! that rewined candle is on my wishlist! my friends and i are doing our gift exchange this weekend! xo jillian

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  5. I love love love those candles, they are amazing! xoxo

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  6. How fun! It's such a fun time of year. I agree with all of the above recommended gifts. I would be happy with any and all of those ;) You have to add Trader Joe's Cookie Butter to that list! ;)

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  7. Now this is a gift exchange I can get behind! Such fun items! I hate the ones where people buy tacky junk. Such a waste. At our annual friends' holiday party last year there were legitimate arguments and claims of collusion (!) It was not pleasant. So of course the host has decided to do it again this year. Oy vey. Wish us luck!

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  8. I got one of those candles as a bridesmaid last year and LOVED it!

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  9. What fun gift ideas! I have never been to an all girls gift exchange... it sounds like my kinda party! ;)

    xo Always, Abby

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  10. I love Rewined! Their shop is right along my way home from work here in Charleston and if you drive by with the windows open, it smells so good!

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  11. Great blog, love it
    Tatiana
    http://tatibook.blogspot.it/

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  12. I want to go to the swaps you guys have!! I would have definitely wanted anything in that gift exchange!! Especially that necklace!! :)

    http://blovedboston.blogspot.com

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  13. You know, I haven't done a gift exchange EVER but it seems to fun! It's so nice when people actually go out and splurge on things I would never buy for myself! I think I'll have to organize one for next year!

    jess | Quaintrelle

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  14. Rewind Candle Company has become a new favorite of mine this year! I love giving gift cards, scarfs, and cute stationary... three things I feel you can never go wrong with :-)

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  15. I want to try those Rewind Candles so bad! I have read about how much you love them! They look amazing! Such fun gift ideas!

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