Yankee Swap Gifts: 12 Days of Christmas Gifting

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Do you do a Yankee Swap at Christmas time? I’ve done swaps among friends, at work parties, and my in-laws host one every Christmas with 20+ guests. It gets rowdy, and there are always some gifts that are way more coveted than others! Today I’m rounding up 10 incredible swap gifts – gifts that lots of people would love to receive and will be a hit at your next swap – all around $50!

Nest Candle TrioLeather Tassel Clutch Dipping Oil SetBarefoot Dreams Throw BlanketMoscow Mule MugsWhite Handle Cutlery SetStainless Steel Tumbler with StrawL’Occitane Gift SetCustom State Cribbage BoardCool Mist Diffuser


Gifts made to pamper are always great to give at swaps: luxuries that someone may really want, but wouldn’t spend money on for themselves normally. Nest is known for incredible perfumes and home fragrances, and this trio is made of their best selling holiday scents, all packaged in a luxe gold and red box. This year, I’m bringing a Barefoot Dreams throw blanket to our party. It’s made of the most plush, buttery fabric known to man and comes in great neutrals that will match anyone’s decor.

L’Occitane is another famous name in luxury, this gift set is under $50 and contains some of their most beloved products like almond shower oil (a personal fav of mine), as well as super-moisturizing body cream, and travel sized favorites.


You’re going to flip when you find out 15 piece white-handle cutlery block set is only $58 on Amazon. I was a little skeptical, but they have insanely good reviews. I would absolutely fight to snap these up at a swap! Or, just buy them for yourself. Merry Christmas!

This dipping oil set from Williams Sonoma has two yummy dipping oils and porcelain serving bowls – perfect for a foodie or excellent host in your life. I’m also a big fan of Moscow Mule mugs. I don’t drink, but these are just as nice for cider, cocoa, or a bit of holiday decor.


Our family is VERY proud of where they come from. We’re die-hard New Hampshirites, but with deep Minnesota roots, and my sister-in-law is a true Maine-iac. Wherever your family has roots, honor them with this sweet wooden cribbage board customized with their favorite state’s silhouette.

Some more just-for-fun gifts? I love this stainless steel cup with handle & reusable straw, a supple leather clutch with tassel, or a beautiful cool mist diffuser.

Need some more gift ideas for your next gift Swap? Try some of these:


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