Secret Santa Steal Edition
To throw a spanner in the works, some groups decide to do a Secret Santa, ‘steal’ edition. This simply means that a person from your group can steal the present you received from your Secret Santa.
The following rules then apply:
- Once a present is stolen, you can then steal another person’s gift or open a wrapped one.
- A steal can only happen once during a turn (a turn ends when an unopened gift opens). For example, if a gift is stolen from round one, it can’t be stolen back until a later round, if still in a position to select a gift. It also can’t be stolen back immediately from the player who just stole it.
- Once a gift has had 3 ‘owners,’ that gift is kept and can’t be stolen again. Make sure you keep track!
- The gift exchange ends after the last wrapped gift has been opened.
After the last turn, the first person (since they didn't get a chance at the beginning) can put back the gift and steal a gift according to the rules, starting the gift exchange process again.
Either way, your group decides to play, we’ve crafted together some amazing gift ideas that are perfect for all budgets.