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What sort of funny things do you come up with for "White Elephant" parties?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (22663 points ) November 29th, 2012

For those who don’t know, White Elephant (also called Chinese Christmas) is explained here.

I usually try to think of funny or bizarre things to take. I just finished crafting something that I think will be hilarious!

Do you have a “typical” gift you like to take or do you think of different things from year to year? Is there something particularly funny you’ve taken before?

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snowberry's avatar

Considering that folks here have no clue what it is, mock turtle soup http://www.amazon.com/Worthmore-Mock-Turtle-Soup-10-Ounce/dp/B00473LWT4

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Your link doesn’t work. :)

bkcunningham's avatar

I am one of the hosts for our swimming pool group’s holiday get together this year. We have asked everyone to bring a wrapped gift valued at $5 or less to play a game similar to the White Elephant/Chinese Christmas game. I am providing a few extra gifts just in case any of our elderly friends can’t afford or forget to bring a wrapped gift.

Today at the Dollar Tree I found a Bare Lift. Considering the average age of our friends in this group is around 75, I thought it was pretty funny. I’m have some really nice gifts I bought at Tuesday Mornings, but I couldn’t resist The Instant Breast Lift. I’ve got an actual box from some Viagra I’m wrapping, a denture cup, some condoms and an early pregnancy test.

bkcunningham's avatar

My husband wants to wrap a toilet seat. What did you craft, @WillWorkForChocolate.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

A toilet seat would be great! I bought a jock-strap and decorated it with ribbons, flowers, bows, and rhinestones… all pink. Oh, and I sewed on little purple bells around the waistband.

I thought about taking Depends or denture cream, but someone did that last year. I also thought about a Justin Beiber Christmas ornament, but alas, someone took a poster of him last time. :( I couldn’t think of anything else funny, hence the princessy jock-strap.

bkcunningham's avatar

May I steal your crafty gift idea? That is too funny.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I don’t mind at all. Seriously? I’m not fishing for compliments, I swear. You really think it’s funny? I thought it sounded hilarious, but now I’m second guessing myself and wondering if it’s just stupid.

bkcunningham's avatar

It will be a big hit. I think I’ll make it with a little dainty sign attached that says, “For the woman with balls.”

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Haha! I used pink rhinestones to spell out STUD directly above a huge pink silk flower.

bkcunningham's avatar

I laughed out loud. Good one!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Oh good. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought it would be funny!

Coloma's avatar

A plunger, fly swatter, cans of silly string, stupid toe socks, enema bag, kiddie toothbrush and toothpaste, a bag of potatoes. haha

Sunny2's avatar

A nicely decorated plastic urinal for the bedridden might be fun.
Or a box of jawbreakers, if you can find them.

ucme's avatar

I’d take a barrel of this new fuel I just invented, it’s made from dead homeless people.
I call it tramp-oline, when I make huge profits I hope the cheques don’t bounce ;¬}

225barbie's avatar

I have a couple to attend in the next couple days. One is a $20 gift exchange; I was thinking a Walmart shopping kit: pajama pants w/ a Walmart gift card…a nice one would be car wash gift cards w/ car air freshener and a car trash bag…gift card to buffalo wing restaurant w/ some buffalo flavored treats and sauce included…gag one; prune juice, magazines and toilet paper-

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