Mystery Gift Game

Supplies: Gift items, wrapping paper, tape, music – that can be turned on and off


This gift has layer and layers of wrapping paper but who will be the lucky person to unwrap the last layer and win the gift! This hot potato type game has variations that can make each unwrapping entertaining.

Wrap a gift (or gifts if several groups) in several layers of wrapping paper. The number of layers depends on how long you want the game to last, plus the more people the more layers.

Have everyone sit in a circle and give your group / groups a gift and tell them when you turn on the music to pass the gift in one direction and when you turn off the music who ever has the gift gets to take off ONE layer of wrapping paper, continue this until the last layer of paper is taken off and whoever has the gift unwrapped gets to keep it.


Place a slip of paper in between each wrapping. On each piece of paper will be and Action / Challenge or Prize.



Action: Hop on one foot 20 times, Blow up a balloon and pop it, etc… something silly

Prize: Include 1 small prize in 4 or 5 wraps – Could be a candy bar or dollar store gift.


By adding these twists guests don’t know whether they want the gift or not! We recommend you randomly add in these pieces of paper so you don’t even know what is next. Then it is a surprise for everyone.