Does your family or company have a tradition of giving white elephants gifts? It seems people either LOVE or HATE this idea. I personally think it can be a lot of fun if you have the "right" gift.
While there are several variations of the white elephant gift exchange, the general thought behind it is to give a tacky gift (think Chia Pet!) in exchange for another tacky gift. And a good time is usually had by all!
Interestingly, the term "white elephant" originated from the legend of the King of Siam gifting rare albino elephants to those who had displeased him, hoping they might be brought to ruin due to the large animal's upkeep costs. Thanks, Wikipedia!
So, if you're invited to a party this year that involves a white elephant gift and are not sure what to bring, maybe some of these ideas will get your wheels turning. Trust me when I say they're sure to make you cringe in a good way, and don't worry, they're not likely to bring your co-worker or family member to ruin...
Who doesn't need or want, really, a giant cupcake shower cap? It's perfect for keeping hair dry in the bath or shower, one size fits most, and it's incredibly stylish!
I'm not sure who is responsible for this current trend, but "man buns" appear to be all the rage right now. And good news for all you hair-challenged fellas out there, you can now buy a clip-in man bun—wow. If you're looking for a particularly tacky white elephant gift, then this one's for you!
A Bag of Dirt
O.K. this one is for all of you who wait 'til the last minute to do your shopping. Go get a bag and a small shovel, head outside your door, and dig away. Once you've filled the bag, tie a pretty bow on it and you're all set for the party!
It's sweet, it's tacky, and it's yellow...a winner in my book!
This all-natural spray, when spritzed into the toilet bowl before you, ahem, "go", promises to eliminate embarrassing odors, hence the name Poo-Pourri! Surprisingly, it actually has great reviews on Amazon!
Flask Tie or Scarf These are just what they sound like--a flask built into a tie or a scarf. It gives either a guy or a lady the chance to look stylish while having a little...drink!
This one-of-a-kind squirrel feeder could provide a very bored person with hours of mindless entertainment as it make a squirrel, while feeding from it, look like they have a giant head. What more could you ask for from a white elephant gift?
This is the perfect gift for the individual who always needs to feel special! This inflatable, 11" long flashy unicorn will make them feel like the rare and unique creature they are!
This is the ideal white elephant gift for the person who has everything...except a yodeling pickle. It is sure to provide hours of mindless entertainment, and frankly, who wouldn't love it?
Bacon makes EVERYTHING better, even toothpaste. Just get it.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this fun blog post on the BEST worst white elephants gifts. What's the best "worst" one you've ever received?
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