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Bank on this great white elephant gift
The real magic of the white elephant gift exchange is what happens when a great gift is revealed. Some gifts encourage conversation, followed by a bunch of stealing during the game. This Fuzzy Wuzzy Kitty Mechanical Novelty Coin Bankis purrfect for these gift exchange parties.
This bank is so cute. You just put the coin on the fish pad and press a little on it, it doesn’t just “go off.” Then, you hear a “meow.” Then, the cat peeks out and grabs the coin with his paw. Make sure to put the… Read the rest »
Musical magic for Christmas gifts
We love sharing great white elephant gift exchange ideas with you. The recreation team at AlbinoPhant have created a couple of music related gift parties: Handel’s Gift Exchange and the Caroling Exchange..
With these variations of the white elephant gift exchange you might want to expand the party to include gifts with a musical focus. The following are some ideas for gifts that would enhance the party theme.
What will budding musicians be finding under their Christmas trees this year?
The trade group National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and Making Music magazine have just… Read the rest »
Make a smart Mooove – Clean-up at the white elephant exchange
This small tabletop vacuum is formed like a small cow, and people are going to love it during the gift exchange party. Wacky white elephant gifts make the exchange such a wonderful social experience. The Cow Vacuum will cause people to say HAY, what a great gift!
Make crumbs and tiny dust balls disappear with an Animal Mini Tabletop Vacuum – Cow These powerful tabletop vacuums operate on two AA batteries. They easy to use one touch operation makes this mini vacuum a useful and convenient.
This cow is… Read the rest »
High octane white elephant gift exchange
The holidays are filled with excitement even without any extra stimulants, but some parties may find coffee as a great addition. Sharing white elephant gifts while drinking coffee can really warm things up.
Do you really need an excuse to plan a party? Okay, maybe you don’t but if you’re looking for a new idea to gather friends and family and have a good time, why not use coffee as the central theme? As one of the most popular drinks worldwide, it just makes sense to plan an event around different types of coffee… Read the rest »
Secret Santa Exchange – Halloween Style
We came across this idea in a forum discussion on the internet. We thought it sounded like a fun and unique gift exchange party for the Halloween season.
What is it? You’re familiar with Secret Santa? Well, this is a Halloween version. People that sign up will act on behalf of the Great Pumpkin and purchase a gift for another randomly assigned participant. The “Great Pumpkin” is code for “Secret Santa”.
How It Works You sign up and get randomly assigned a gift participant. You’ll be sent their info and have a limited time… Read the rest »
In a pickle for the best white elephant gift?
Our experts have found that white elephant gifts that make a noise or have some type of movement tend to get more play in the game. The white elephant gift exchange party is designed to be a social event in which all players have fun and then go home with a gift. The Yodeling Pickle is a perfectly wacky white elephant gift!
Sick and tired of trying to teach your pickles to yodel? Pickle training can be a sour experience, but with a mere press of a button this little pickle… Read the rest »
Secret Santa and other holiday traditions
As fans of the gift exchange we love the traditional white elephant gift party or the secret Santa swap. These and many other holiday events make Christmas a very engaging time of the year.
It doesn’t matter how old you are or how bad a year you’ve had, when Christmas comes there’s something a bit special in the air. Stretching back to that first Christmas you remember as a kid – running down to the Christmas tree and opening those presents in a state of pajama clad excitement – you can remember that something… Read the rest »
White elephant party drinks
The best events include a great guest list, unique decorations, fun activities, some tasty treats and refreshing drinks. We suggest that a very creative serving cup be added to your next white elephant gift exchange party.
Pick your nose cups
You can tell by the name that these drink cups will really help to bring a fun atmosphere for your evening of white elephant gift sharing.
These fun cups are available from Amazon with various human noses designs or with several animal noses printed on the cups. Get a little wacky this white elephant season… Read the rest »
Gift cards in white elephant games?
Gift giving during the holidays adds a special feeling of closeness and social connection between family and friends. If you choose to use a gift voucher for your next white elephant gift party you might find this short history lesson informative.
The History of Gift Voucher
For many many years, the humble gift card or voucher has been a staple gift for Christmas, Birthdays and Special occasions. For most of us, gift shopping can be nerve wracking as the pressure to get it right can be unbearable, or worse still, finding time to shop… Read the rest »
Non-traditional gifts for your 2012 gift exchange parties
Sometimes a white elephant gift exchange in not what is called for, so other gift giving events will provide the opportunity to share great gifts. No matter the party format, shopping for the right gift can be a challenge.
The best gift is one that is appropriate for whoever you are giving it to, so I hope you have at least a basic idea of this person – what they like to do, where they like to go, and other pieces of their personality – and then hopefully this will translate in… Read the rest »