Here's how it goes:
- Everyone buys and wraps one of their favorite things. It should cost around $15-$25 (You can choose the price range).
- Bring that gift to the exchange, and proceed with the White Elephant.
- Choose numbers, or pick names out of a bowl to determine the order.
- The first person unwraps a gift. The second person can steal the first gift, or open a new gift. The third person can steal one of the first two gifts, or open a new gift, etc.
- Items can be "stolen" twice during the game. There are no take-backs, and once it's been stolen twice, it's locked and cannot be stolen again.
- At the end of the game, everyone can go around and say what they brought, and why it's one of their favorite things.
This year I brought a Kate Spade cosmetics case which was on super sale, and left with these adorable bowls from Anthropologie. Or, as Oprah would say, "CUTE BOOOOOOWWWWWLSSS!"