Sunday, February 14, 2016

White Elephant Gifts Ideas

We attended several holiday parties featuring the increasingly popular white elephant gift exchange. I thought I would share a few of the unique, crazy, and comical white elephant gifts that were up for grabs this year!

Rootin' Tootin' Holiday
This white elephant gift was brought home from a family Christmas party. The box was wrapped with signs indicating “fragile” and “handle with care”. After carefully removing the gift wrap, the barely secured salt water taffy box gave a small hope this was going to be something good, but the weight of the package was a sure sign this would be a doozy of a white elephant gift. Sure enough, it was a can of root beer and a can of baked beans with the lovely sentiment to “Have a Root'n Toot'n Christmas!”…good times!

Knifes Not Included
This fine wooden cutting board and knife holder set had the knives it originally came with removed…for safety of course! At least the wooden cutting board is useful, right?!

Scientist & Engineer Formalwear
Superman, Batman, and Flash T-Shirts from Old Navy with a paper included that says “Scientist & Engineer Formalwear from The Sheldon Cooper Collection”.  This one was actually a great gift, useful and packaged funny!

What do you do when your kid receives one of those gigantic, artificially colored rainbow swirl lollipops (made in china) from a birthday party? Make it into a white elephant gift of course! Wrap it with a message that says “This may be the sweetest gift at the party this year!” When the recipient opens the package, they see their gift with the label “Sucker!”…whah wa.

If you’re not feeling creative or like you have a lot of time to put into your White Elephant Gift, check out Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray (the accompanying commercials are hilarious). Yes, it’s a real product and it makes for a super easy, possibly useful White Elephant Gift. Too bad I already had this year's gifts together, watch out for next year!

You might also like a favorite white elephant gift from the past:
- Gift Not Included! - Easy White Elephant Gift Idea

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