White Elephant Gift Exchange

Dress for the weather and bring a wrapped gift to our Royal Treatment White Elephant Gift Exchange this Saturday! This super-fun event is likely to send you home with a new treasure and provide tons of laughs in the process!
As this is a family event, please, no alcohol...The fun starts at 1:00 PM this Saturday, December 18th, in the front parking lot here at the shop. We'll have the campfire burning, EZ-up tents to get out of the rain, and some hot cider! Join us!

Here are the rules...

1. Each player brings one wrapped gift to contribute to a common pool

While there are no limits or themes, please remember this is a family event! Fly Fishing stuff, nic-nacks, and cool doohickies are perfect. Remember, it's the thought that counts!

2. Players draw numbers to determine what order they will go in


3. The first player selects a gift from the pool and opens it


4. The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift or steal from someone else.


  • A present can only be stolen once per turn, which means players who have a gift stolen from them have to wait to get it back.
  • After three swaps, the turn automatically comes to an end.
  • After four steals, the gift is out of play and cannot be stolen. It remains with whoever claimed it and that player is out.


5. After all players have had a turn, the first player gets a chance to swap the gift he or she is holding for any other opened gift, providing it is still in play. 


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