Thursday, January 03, 2008

Any ideas?

Phil and I have a work party to go to in a week. We have to bring 2 gifts, $25 each, of the "nice" White Elephant type. I'm not very good at coming up with ideas, so I'm appealing to you, dear readers, for help.




What's your best idea for a funny yet useful White Elephant gift?

14 comments:

Lucky Red Hen said...

A White Elephant gift is hard to do if it's suppose to be NICE AND USEFUL (regular gift) ...and... FUNNY (White Elephant) in the $25 range. Sheesh.

But I'll try...

Battle of the Sexes board game
Mike Mainieri CD "White Elephant"

Corrie said...

A nosehair trimmer? Or over the shoulder back hair trimmer (my bil specializes in these kind of gifts)

A Mr Clean car wash kit?

Kalli Ko said...

donny osmond cd??

Kathy's Korner said...

oh my heavens!!! I am horrible at white elephant gifts....and then you have to make it useful???

I think I would google white elephant and hope some website would pull up something that has an elephant on it....that happens to be white

The Daredevil Mom said...

White Elephant gifts I've received in the past:

Harry Potter 7 (now I have two copies)
giant mug filled with packets of hot chocolate
gift bag of pedicure stuff
Gift card to Victoria's Secret
tools

Briahna said...

$25 worth of toilet paper. What is more useful than that?

Elizabeth-W said...

A Bed-Snake Bat.

Gerb said...

I like the toilet paper idea. It's WHITE, it's USEFUL, and it would definitely be FUNNY. $25 of tampons may use less wrapping paper, though. Maybe Phil could go pick out a couple of nice pair of ladies pumps?

Kimberly said...

Okay, I just read the whole front page of your blog and you are a hoot!

As for ideas...mmm...what about a smoothie maker with some of those foil smoothie mixes in it? Electric can opener? Lava lamp? A funky clock? Cheap DVD player (walmart has a few in the price range)?

compulsive writer said...

I have no ideas. I just piped in to say I find the concept of a "nice and useful" white elephant gift a bit oxymoronic.

Good luck!

Julie said...

Amen, compulsive. When Phil told me the restrictions, I said, "What? How do you do a 'nice' white elephant gift?"

And thanks, everyone. Your ideas brought many, many laughs to our house. I think our top choices (at this point, anyway) are the nose hair trimmers and the toilet paper. (I voted for the tampons, but Phil was a bit weirded out by that one.)

~j. said...

Best white elephant gifts I've ever encountered, both at a ward party:

~a glass jar with the candle all burned out of it.

~a bottle of tequila.

Jessica said...

A little more $$, but how cute is he?

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8207579

jeans said...

Can of Spam. No-fail white elephant gift. It's not in the 25$ range unless you give a case of 10, though.