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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.
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 »
Finding secondhand white elephant gifts
Many people share slightly used gifts during their white elephant gift exchange events. We think that idea is fine, as long as the host is OK with that thinking.
We suggest that you check with the host prior to the event to discover if used items or regifting is approved for the party.
If all is well, then get out to the thrift store and find that perfect white elephant gift among the shelves of Goodwill, Salvation Army or many others.
Thrift store shopping is exciting, and it’s always unique. Whether you’re doing it out… Read the rest »
Kitchen gadgets – White elephant gift treat
You can never go wrong purchasing kitchen products to share in a white elephant gift exchange. This is particularly true if your guest list has a number of people who enjoy time in the kitchen.
Some savvy white elephant party hosts even create a cooking theme for their gift exchange event. We like to call these culinary focused gift parties “Cooking a White Elephant” exchange. In these parties the white elephant gifts all have a cooking theme and the party includes swapping homemade treats and sharing favorite recipes.
Most use the white elephant… Read the rest »
Gift exchange research is informative
Our passion is finding ways to share gifts with family and friends in white elephant gift exchanges. Most of our efforts focus on white elephant gift ideas and the party games used to pass out the presents. Our recreation specialists use the science of game-play as a way to engage groups in a social gift giving event.
Today we would like to share some research from major universities to better understand the practice of gift giving. We thank Emma Waight for this information.
The Art of Gift Giving
Gift giving is something of a ritual.… Read the rest »
White elephant gift giving retro style
The tradition of giving a white elephant gift dates back centuries in the Far-east. Vintage white elephant giving was a royal event and is much different than how we view the process today.
The white elephant exchange is the perfect venue for sharing gifts in a social activity and is why it so popular. The smartest hosts know that memorable parties use great themes that give guests something unique to remember.
There is a huge craze for all things vintage at the moment. Vintage shops are popping up left, right and center and vintage… 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 »
The center of white elephant lore and history – Thailand
Any self-respecting white elephant website must acknowledge the rich history associated with these wonderful and rare animals. As the white elephant headquarters on the internet we take this responsibility very seriously – Even though we spend most of our time sharing fun gift exchange ideas.
We dedicate this page to the story of Thailand – The center of white elephant lore and history.
By Bangkok florists, John and Ning
Geography & Society
Thailand is a country that is located in Southeast Asia in the center of Indochina. Thailand was formerly… Read the rest »
White Elephant gift ideas at $15 dollars
We all know that great gifts turn a fun gift exchange into a real party experience. The more unique or unusual the white elephant gift, the more conversation it will start during the gift exchange. The more banter the more fun…
We have highlighted some of the 15 dollar gifts that can start some big conversation and friendly banter. We have used yellow highlights to point out some conversation starters in 15 unique white elephant gifts.
Use your creativity and imagine how you might create fun banter around these these unique gifts.… Read the rest »