Yankee swap gift ideas

So you’re attending a Yankee swap game, but now you don’t know what to buy? I know what you’re feeling, I’ve felt it before! But i solved this problem quite easily, and now I´ll share how I made this process a lot easier!

What’s you Budget?

First, you have to decide what budget you’re going for. Maybe there’s already a budget set for the funny yankee swap gift ideas that you’re attending. If it is, then you’ve just completed this step very easily. If not, then you have to make up your mind on yourself. A personal guideline, for ~$50 you get a great and fun gift.

What type of occasion is it?

Yankee swap gift ideas

Will there be only adults in the game? Or is it only for kids? You have to make sure that you know what the potential receiver of the gift likes. It be quite strange if an adult got a toy, and vice versa. If you happen to be looking for a gift for kids. Then check out this video, you might get the answer right away!

The Gift

Ok, So now that you know what budget you have and what audience you have. Then it’s time to find the actual product and there’s a bunch of different methods to try here. Let’s dive into it! Here’s my personal list of things you can do

  • The Friend Method: This method is very easy. You basically pick up the phone and call some of your friends. Ask them if they have any suggestions. I’ve been getting a ton of gift ideas from friends. I usually ask them what gift they received last birthday / Christmas. With this method you’ll most likely many ideas!
  • The Amazon Method: This is also very simple. You just visit amazon.com and click on “Today’s Deals”. Here you’ll find a ton of different categories. Each category including many different products. This is the method that I´m using most often. Why? Simple because it’s so easy to just browse the web and buy product like wide yoga headbands. It takes no time and 9 times out of 10 you find something fun for a great price. Try it out!
  • The VA Method: This method is both fun and ver effective! However it comes with a price. But you could do this once, and then have a whole list of gift Ideas. And it´s not expensive, for around $40 you’ll get a list that can last you forever! So, what is the VA method? Well, VA stands for Virtual Assistant. You can hire someone in India / the philippines for ~$45/hour. You basically instruct them to make a big list of as many yankee gift ideas that they can find. I’ve tried this a couple of times. And wow they always over deliver! If you’re a bit more serious about your gift, then I could not recommend this method enough. Try it!


I hope this short guide did help you in any shape or form. If you have any specific questions or a very difficult audience that you’re buying a gift to. Send me a message and i´ll respond as fast as I can. I´d be glad to help!

Make sure to check out all of my other blog posts aswell. There’s a ton of other gift ideas in them that you don’t want to miss!