Wednesday, December 15, 2010

white elephant ideas?

there are so many times when i'm out shopping and i think "i would love to get (or give!) this as a gift." but now, when its time for a white elephant exchange, i can't decide what to get!

criteria: gender neutral, $25 or less, no gag gifts. (let's be real, as funny as it may be, i'd rather spend money on something useful!)


here's what i've come up with so far:


1. something useful - like an umbrella or flashlight? clear bubble umbrella - $18
2. a board game or maybe a puzzle (man, i sound boring.) balderdash or apples to apples - $20
3. alcohol related gifts - margarita glass set + tequila (or champagne flutes + a little bubbly) zazz margarita glass - $4 each
4. coffee related gifts - reusable coffee mugs + a gift card to starbucks? travel mug - $6 each
5. appetizer plates - i just love the colors! set of 6 travel plates - $25

do any of you lovely, creative readers have other ideas? 
what would you want to get?

thanks for the help!

12 comments:

Morgan said...

All good ideas! I was just at a white elephant party and the best gifts were wine and/or champagne glasses or tervis tumblers. All were a hit!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I LOVE the bubble umbrella! They are all great though.

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh those plates are awesome!

Liz said...

These are awesome ideas! Love the umbrella and the games!

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Claire said...

ooo the coffee idea is a great one! Lets face it, we all love it but it's a bit of a luxury these days!! so the gift voucher is fab! (luckily for me i work in a coffee shop haha)

Amanda* said...

All SO great! Personally, I'd love to get them all!

Justine said...

Awesome ideas! I am in love with the little travel plates...may have to purchase those for myself:)We actually have our gift exchange at the office tomorrow...so I may have to steal one of your great ideas instead of going with a gift card!

Kinsey Michaels said...

i think the board games are perfect for the swap!! i LOVE apples to apples. really any party game i can see being a big hit! i love the drink/alcohol gift suggestions but i could see those as being a popular item to give at a thing like that.

*D* said...

great ideas! i'd love to get any of those gifts. :) i love trying to find unique gifts for gift exchanges like this.

Rosie said...

I love the plates with the cities from around the world...they're such a fun and unique gift!

Courtney said...

Such great ideas! I just had a white elephant at work I think the most popular was wine and chocolate..not very creative!