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A White Elephant Gift on the Cutting Edge

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, October 19, 2012

Wacky gift will be magic at the white elephant gift exchange
One of the greatest magic tricks of all time involves sawing the lovely assistant in half. Maybe you could do magic in the kitchen with this sharp act knife sharpener…
Share a white elephant gift that is both practical and magical this holiday season. This unique knife sharpener will have the gift exchange buzzing with fun comments as the gift purchaser is recognized as a very sharp shopper…
Unique knife sharpener white elephant gift ideaThis is as cute as the picture and a great conversation piece to have lying around the kitchen. This is no… Read the rest »

The Coolest White Elephant Party Decoration

Posted by PartyWeDo on Thursday, October 18, 2012

An elephant ice sculpture would be very Cool…
It is time to start thinking about ways to out-due last years white elephant gift exchange party. How about commissioning a white elephant ice sculpture? The following are some cold hard facts on ice sculptures.
White elephant party decorations with ice sculpturesWhen you think of ice sculptures you usually think of parties or weddings but never a monstrosity like this one. In the city of Harbin in China there is a sculpture that has been carved into snow measuring a jaw dropping 115ft high and 656ft long. This is after being constructed in one of the coldest places,… Read the rest »

Special White Elephant Gifts – But Wait There’s More!

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Host an “As Seen on TV” gift exchange party
Every person who shops for a gift for the white elephant gift exchange party knows that opening unique gifts are what makes this party game so much fun. You could build a complete gift swap around exchanging gifts that come from television commercials. But wait… there’s more….
white elephant gift ideas from as seen on tv commercialsWe’ve all made fun of many of the “As Seen on TV” products. And yet, we’ve all secretly wanted one or two of them from time to time. Some of these As Seen on TV products are actually very useful. Many of us have… Read the rest »

Limit Re-gifting by Smart Shopping

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, October 15, 2012

Host a “high-value” gift exchange to reduce re-gifting
White elephant gifts re-giftedDon’t you just hate it when your gifts get re-gifted? You go through all the trouble and effort of buying someone a gift, not to mention spending a handful of your hard-earned cash only to find your gift handed over to another person. But even worse is when you get a gift that’s just so generic it’s practically screaming for you to re-gift it! In a situation like this, only your conscience can really stop you from leaving that gift on a bench somewhere for someone else to find.It’s definitely a sticky… Read the rest »

Save on the Gift Shopping List for 2012

Posted by PartyWeDo on Thursday, October 11, 2012

White elephant gift exchanges aren’t the only way to save this season
Spending money during the Holidays is always a balancing act that requires great planing and discipline. Besides using the white elephant gift exchange party to share gifts and save money there are still other ideas that will help you maintain financial sanity.
Saving money on Gifts 2012
No matter how hard we try to budget for all of our Christmas shopping it can still be difficult to find appropriate gifts for everyone without going over budget once or twice.  It is even harder if you leave all of your Christmas shopping until the… Read the rest »

Lefty the White Elephant – A Gift Exchange Story

Posted by PartyWeDo on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A great white elephant gift exchange idea for 2012
During the holidays we gather family and friends together to share conversation and gifts. A gift exchange has been a tradition in many groups or organizations during the season. White elephant gift exchange story - lefty the white elephant
In 2012 consider combining two gift exchange games into one by using the Lefty the White Elephant game ← (step by step instructions). The game uses the story of Lefty to help move the white elephant party to another level of fun and engagement.
The format is like a traditional Right-left game that you played in school. There are three keywords within… Read the rest »

Christmas Traditions Like the White Elephant Party

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, October 8, 2012

Unique holiday traditions join white elephant gift exchange
The white elephant gift exchange is a Christmas tradition in North America, but there are several other unique ways to celebrate the holidays. Most unique traditions involve some type of group activity, along with some type of gift giving.
Christmas traditions like white elephant exchangesEverywhere that celebrates Christmas has its own way of doing it. These can often seem strange to outsiders, but what seems normal to you is probably very odd to a stranger!
Here are some Christmas traditions from around the world that might seem odd, but who knows, maybe you might want to give… Read the rest »

The Bacon Wallet – Fun White Elephant Gift

Posted by PartyWeDo on Saturday, October 6, 2012

No real pork was harmed while creating this white elephant gift…
If you’re rakin’ in the bacon, takin’ a bacon wallet is the best move you be makin’ in your next white elephant gift exchange….
The Crazy white elephant gift is a bacon walletThis wallet is a perfect white elephant gift for a family member who is constantly teased about his love of bacon and other salted meats. This wallet makes a creative way to give a gift card or certificate – instead of the usual boring greeting card. When the bacon wallet is opened during the party there will be an abundance of fun comments and banter.… Read the rest »

Office Party Choices – Secret Santa or White Elephant

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, October 5, 2012

It is no secret that Santa and the White Elephant are holiday partners
Secret Santa and white elephant gift exchangesWe are big fans of any style of gift exchange party or game. We mostly focus on the white elephant gift party, but we also love to give a nod to the Secret Santa swap, particularly for office parties.
If you have ever worked in an office then you may already be familiar with the Christmas tradition of Secret Santa.  This is a popular Western tradition that livens up the workplace and gets everyone talking at the Christmas party.
I have played Secret Santa many times over… Read the rest »

7 Wacky White Elephant Gifts for 2012

Posted by PartyWeDo on Thursday, October 4, 2012

Get ready for another great season of white elephant gift giving in 2012. We have explored the AlbinoPhant gift idea center for wacky gifts to share in your gift exchange parties. Any one of these gadget gifts will demonstrate your gift selection prowess!
901 Storm O.I.C. Missile Launcher - white elephant giftDream Cheeky Missile Launcher – NR Electronic Reference Device
Let’s face it, most USB gadgets are clever ideas that really just need power–this is not one of those! (A USB reading light? Really?) The Dream Cheeky 901 Storm O.I.C. Missile Launcher, on the other hand, is the perfect combination of pointless, fun, and funny. The accuracy… Read the rest »

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