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Bacon Alarm Clock will shake up the white elephant party
There is really nothing better than waking up to the sounds and smells of sizzling bacon. Now you can have the next best thing every morning with the Big Mouth Toys The Wakin Shakin Bacon Alarm Clock .
This shaky bacon dude dances, raps and sizzles to jar you from your sleep in a new and exciting way. Set the alarm and awake to him rapping about his love of bacon and the sizzle of bacon cooking. All that is missing is the yummy bacon smell. Everyone will love this… Read the rest »
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….
We’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 »
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.
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 »
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….
This 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 »
Gift exchange on the patio this Fall
Fall is one of the nicest times of the year. Finally through the harsh summer, the temperatures are beginning to drop, making spending time outdoors much more attractive. The weather is excellent and also reminds us that cold is just around the corner, meaning we should take advantage of the beautiful weather while it is around. Fall is the perfect time of year to host a simple outdoor patio white elephant party that will allow you to take advantage of the gorgeous weather while spending quality time with friends and family.
A… 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 »
Some Very Useless White Elephant Gifts
Sometimes it just makes perfect sense to do something truly wacky. And what could be more fun than to gather your family or friends together for a white elephant gift exchange with totally useless stuff?
Some people believe that white elephant gifts are supposed to be gag gifts or other less practical items, others use the event to share valuable items. White elephant gifts can be useless or practical, it is completely up to you.
Of course, we always promote giving gifts that will get the conversation going within the game. Most of the… 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 »
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 »
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 »