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White Elephant Gifts

14 Dec

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Because sometimes you need a White Elephant Gift.  The White Elephant Gift Exchange is easy on the budget and a fun way to celebrate with family and friends!

Why is it called White Elephant?

White elephant is defined as a possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one that is expensive to maintain or difficult to dispose of. Supposedly, the King of Siam gifted rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, that they might be ruined by the animals’ upkeep costs.

The term white elephant refers to a gift whose maintenance costs exceed its usefulness.  Throw that on a napkin and cover that saying up with your drink! 🙂

 

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Or if you are like my friends, we make up the rules as we go along!

White Elephant Gift Ideas

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Liquor tower with mini liquor bottles, gum and aspirin.  Best. Give. Ever!

 

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When Life gives you Lemons!  Nothing like a snappy pun!!

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Sanitizer dressed up as Santa-tizer.

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Reinbeer. 🙂  You can do this with any kind of beer.  Even Stella!

 

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Oh look…another Pun!

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Nothing like dressing up some toilet paper.  This, however, is rather clever.

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And some Tic Tacs, because it’s always good to have Tic Tacs in your purse.

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Not sure this is a good White Elephant Gift…but would make a fabulous stocking stuffer.

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Who doesn’t like popping bubbles?

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Jack and Coke…another very clever gift!

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A little bit of pipe cleaner and some red tape and Voila!

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Loafers!  🙂 🙂 🙂

 

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Gift not included.  My favorite!  Plus, who doesn’t need some AA batteries?

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A whole lotta nothing!

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Leftover gift cards.  I have about 38 of these, btw.

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No comment!

Best White Elephant Gifts ::

Toilet Coffee Mug

Toilet Mug

Shakespearean Insult Bandages

Shakespearean Insult Bandages

Toilet and Urinal Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Toilet and Urinal Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

Waxed Bacon Floss

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Sasquatch Soap

Sasquatch Soap

Bigfoot Research Team Car Decal

Bigfoot Research Team Car Decal

Diversion Safes

Diversion Safes

Bacon Flavored Toothpaste

Bacon Flavored Toothpaste

Bacon Flavored Gumballs

Bacon Gumballs

Savory Bacon Flavored Mints

Bacon Flavored Mints

Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Spinner Gift Box

(includes spoiled ‘milk’ and ‘dead fish’ flavors)

Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Spinner Gift Box

Soft Mermaid Tail Blanket

Soft Mermaid Tail Blanket

Unicorn Head Mask

Unicorn Head Mask

Pick Your Nose Cups

Pick Your Nose Cups

Mustache Bandages

Mustache Bandages

Dill Pickle Mints

Dill Pickle Mints

Dill Pickle Lip Balm

Pickle Lip Balm

Pickle Shaped Bandages

Pickle Shaped Bandages

Pickle Flavored Candy Canes

Pickle Flavored Candy Canes

Gravy Candy Canes

Gravy Candy Canes

Prank Pack Bathe & Brew

Gift box appears to contain ridiculous products from clueless companies.  Just pack your real gift inside, sit back and watch the expressions.”

Prank Pack Bathe & Brew Gift Box

Prank Pack Earwax Candle Kit

Gift box appears to contain ridiculous products from clueless companies.  Just pack your real gift inside, sit back and watch the expressions.”

Prank Pack Earwax Candle Kit

Pain 100% Hot Sauce

Pain 100% Hot Sauce

Sock Monkey Jack in the Box

Sock Monkey Jack in the Box

Leg Lamp Nightlight

Leg Lamp Nightlight

Crochet Beards

Crochet Beard Sale

Adjustable Visor with Spiked Hair

Adjustable Visor with Spiked Hair

Squirrel in Underpants Air Freshener

Squirrel in Underpants Air Freshener

Squirrel In Underpants Ornament

Squirrel In Underpants Ornament

Creepy Horsehead Ornament

Creepy Horsehead Ornament

Ugly Sweater Ornaments

Ugly Sweater Ornaments

LED Light Up Christmas Bulb Necklaces

LED Light Up Christmas Bulb Necklace at TheFrugalGirls.com

Boo Boo Kisses Bandages

Boo Boo Kisses Bandages

Bacon Shaped Adhesive Bandages

Bacon Shaped Adhesive Bandages

Crime Scene Bandages

Crime Scene Bandages

Go Away Glass Coffee Mug

Go Away Glass Coffee Mug

Pet Rock with Walking Leash

Pet Rock with Walking Leash

Slingshot Flying Screaming Monkey

Slingshot Flying Screaming Monkey

Princess Bride Novelty Coffee Mug

You Drank My Coffee Mug

Gnarly Teeth Set

Gnarly Teeth Set

Three Snakes in a Can Mixed Nuts Prank

Three Snakes in a Can Mixed Nuts Prank

Poop Emoji Plush Pillow

Poop Emoji Plush Pillow

French Fry Pen

French Fry Pen

French Fry Lip Balm

French Fry Lip Balm

Sriracha Lip Balm

Sriracha Lip Balm

Bacon Lip Balm

Bacon Lip Balm

Bacon Flavored Toothpicks

Bacon Flavored Toothpicks

Fanny Pack Kittens T-Shirt

Fanny Pack Kittens T-Shirt

Bigfoot Crew Socks

Men's Bigfoot Crew Socks

Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Socks

Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Socks

Public Toilet Survival Kit

Public Toilet Survival Kit

Motion Activated Toilet Nightlight

Motion Activated Toilet Nightlight

Polaroid Camera Shaped Toilet Paper Roll Holder

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Bigfoot Hide & Seek Champion T-Shirt

Bigfoot Hide & Seek Champion T-Shirt

Sasquatch Statue

Sasquatch Statue

Mopping Slippers

Mopping Slippers

World’s Largest Coffee Mug

World's Largest Coffee Mug

Money Soap

“Real Money in Every Bar”

Money Soap

Beer Soap

Beer Soap

Sloth Socks

Sloth Socks

Bacon Body Wash

Bacon Body Wash

Bacon Soap in Tin

Bacon Soap in Tin

Talking Toilet Paper Spindle

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Santa’s Naughty List Lump of Coal Gift Set

Santa's Naughty List Lump of Coal Gift Set

Exploding Kittens Card Game

Exploding Kittens Card Game

White Elephant Games

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White Elephant Wrapping Paper

White Elephant Wrapping Paper

 

 

(Source:  TheFrugalGirls.com)

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A different twist on the White Elephant gift exchange.

Happy White Elephanting!  Is that even a word?  Who cares. 🙂

xoxo,

T.

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One Response to “White Elephant Gifts”

  1. Louise Pochelski December 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    Woefully behind in my TOB blog-reading . . . And chose a good one to start again . . . did NOT know the origin of the White Elephant . . . so THANKS!!

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