Favorite White Elephant Gifts?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you usually buy for white elephant/yankee gift exchanges?
    booze : (7 votes)
    41 %
    food/sweets : (1 votes)
    6 %
    candles/stuff that makes your house smell good : (1 votes)
    6 %
    bath and body stuff : (1 votes)
    6 %
    something obnoxious :) : (3 votes)
    18 %
    other : (4 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    4218 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    DH and I try to be creative – last year, we did a holiday survival kit. It was a Christmas tin with airplane bottles of alcohol, popcorn, ear buds, and some Advil. It was very popular – got stolen multiple times – and made people laugh.

    Post # 5
    4433 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    …what’s a white elephant?  I’m thinking it was a lucky elephant sculpture or something.

    Post # 6
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  oh! i just did that for the first time this year and hated it because i lost a nice gift!

    it was a serving platter

    the gifts that i gave were a box of chocolates and a collage picture frame

    other people bought wine bottle sets, popcorn and candy sets, gift cards,

    if you are going to a party where the gift needs to be for either sex, i would keep the gift neutral. I wouldn’t give bath stuff because a man won’t use that, candles or incense, possibly

    Post # 7
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Booze is always good, but I have received coffee/tea gift sets that were really good too.

    Post # 9
    4433 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  OH!!!! Man I wish we did this…

    We did secret santa at my inlaws — Pretty non exciting.

    We’ll have to do this next year!  

    Post # 11
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I give movie tickets with a gift certificate for food at the movies too. That seems to go over pretty well every time.

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