Archive for April, 2012
Gift sharing for all ages
The white elephant gift exchange is a social adventure for gift givers of all ages. Even though many of these gift swapping parties are enjoyed with adults, kids have just as much fun sharing white elephant gifts as Mom and Dad do.
For kids, adding a theme makes the party even more exciting and allows them to expand their creativity. The party theme provides a framework upon which to build lasting memories and makes them want to stay engaged in the fun. Even gift purchasing is more engaging and creative when they have a theme… Read the rest »
We are the white elephant gift headquarters on the internet… so we take online gift shopping very seriously!
Shopping online for white elephant gifts is the easiest way to find unique items to bring to the party. Part of the fun of participating in the white elephant gift exchange is the time spent trying to find a gift that will get everyone talking. Because the price point of white elephant gifts is usually less than $50 dollars and with high fuel prices, it just makes good economic sense to use the computer to do the shopping.
There is no denying… Read the rest »
Are these structures White Elephants?
The term “white elephant” is often used to describe things that are expensive with unusually high costs for maintenance. And even though this is completely contrary to the real history of white elephant giving, many still use the term. Actual white elephants are extremely valuable, amazing and very beautiful animals, so it is hard to understand how the term has devolved into such a meaning.
Nowhere is the term white elephant used more than in describing large building projects that some feel are a bad investment or that seem to be aesthetically different. We found… Read the rest »
A white elephant gift exchange on Earth Day
Sunday April 22nd will mark the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, and about a billion people will participate.
You can say you are green or you can really help to change the world and participate in an Earth Day Gift Exchange party! This event is just like a traditional white elephant gift exchange, except that you only exchange something that could be recycled or reused.
Earth Day Gift Exchange Themes
For this party you could create a planet-friendly theme and then require that only “green” gifts or recyclable gifts be a part… Read the rest »
A White Elephant Gift Exchange on NBC
Popular TV host Howie Mandel is adapting the popular group gift exchange game into a television game show format. The white elephant gift exchange is popular in family and friend gatherings so it is logical that a TV version would be in demand. NBC has stepped in to purchased 7 episodes of Howie Mandel’s White Elephant.
The early reports suggest that the game-flow will be similar to the traditional white elephant gift exchange rules, with presents opened, gifts revealed and the possibility of stealing between players.
We also understand that the white elephant… Read the rest »
White elephant gifts gleaned from the Junkyard…
We all understand that the real purpose of a white elephant gift exchange is to gather friends together and have fun sharing unique white elephant gifts and great conversation. We also know that these group activities are more memorable when the host suggests something different.
We suggest that you do something unique this year and host a Junk and the Trunk white elephant party?
The rules are simple – Only gifts from a salvage or junk yard will be allowed.
Given that this weekend will mark another Earth Day, why not share recycled… Read the rest »
A White Elephant honor from the kingdom of Thailand
Every country has its top-level awards – like the Congressional Gold Medal, or the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Country of Thailand has high-honors as well.
Here at the white elephant gift exchange headquarters, we strive to highlight all white elephant focused information so that you will be a completely informed party host. Therefore – We give you Thailand’s highest honor…
The Exalted Order of the White Elephant
Listed as a high honor by the King of Thailand, the White Elephant award has a long history. It was started in… Read the rest »
Old books can make great white elephant gifts to share with family and friends. We have heard of reading groups that host a white elephant gift exchange to share their favorite books among themselves. We came across some other fun ideas for your old books.
By Rose Simpson
Those who enjoy curling up on a cold day to read a book will tell you that there’s nothing like the feeling of holding a real book. But what do you do when you’re finished with it? Many homes contain vast libraries of well-read books. Those true book worms will likely… Read the rest »
By Erin Nolan – Guest blogger
As the weather continues to warm, your mind may be dreaming of your next great white elephant gift exchange party. But to do it right it takes a good bit more than merely opening a bag of chips. Fun get-togethers seem effortless yet they are anything but. Before sending out the invites make sure you’ve got a handle on how to have a fun and safe shindig.
A truly evolved person most likely has friends from all walks of life, but that doesn’t mean they’ll all necessarily be appropriate together in one evening.… Read the rest »
We welcome this guest post from Angela Mason and suggest that any of these great ideas could be added to your Easter-time white elephant gift exchange party. Thanks to Angela for these suggestions for enhancing this special time for family and friends.
If уоu will bе entertaining children (уоur оwn оr оthеrs) thіs Easter, соuld уоu usе sоmе unique аnd fun Easter Egg hunt ideas? Оnе оf thе mоst fun activities fоr children оn Easter holiday іs tо dо аn Easter egg hunt.
Тhеrе аrе mаnу variations оf thе traditional egg hunt аnd hоw іt саn bе performed. Іf уоu… Read the rest »