The Best White Elephant Christmas Gifts

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Gifts are wrapped as the game begins, but are revealed as each selections is made.

The "white elephant" game is a popular way to exchange gifts at holiday parties. To play the game, each person must bring a gift and put it into a collection of presents. Participants take turns picking a gift from the pile and deciding if they want to keep it or swap it for a gift someone else has already picked and unwrapped. Finding a gift that would appeal to everyone is no small task, so if you want to bring a present everyone wants, shop thoughtfully and with consideration for the people who are participating.


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Foot Massager

At Christmastime, people spend hours wandering shopping malls and standing around holiday parties in uncomfortable dress shoes. Finding a few moments to sit down and comfort aching feet is a luxury during this time of year, which can make a portable foot massage tub an attractive gift to bring to a party.

Gift Card

A Christmastime survey of over 3,000 people found that a gift card is one of the most widely appreciated Christmas gifts. Amid the jumble of odd items that are usually found in a white elephant gift exchange, a gift card to a popular store or coffee shop could quickly become a hot commodity.


Comedy DVD

During the holiday season of socializing and family gatherings, a genuinely funny video is a handy thing to have around, so a DVD of a popular comedian might be a good choice for a gift exchange. In keeping with a lighthearted theme, you could include a silly gag gift along with the video.