Saturday, December 20, 2008

Shut up stupid, you just fired at a White Elephant

We have an Xmas tradition in our family called the White Elephant- everyone wraps a secret ridiculous gift and puts them into a pile. Then each person either picks from the pile, or they can steal a previously opened gift. Every year, we try to contribute the most ridiculous gift possible, and usually succeed. One year we wrapped up an old wooden pulley and a statue of an old school sea captain that we bought down the shore. The best thing ever was watching our 18 year old cousin open up the sailor and having one of the grandparents say, "oh, you could put that in your dorm room."

This year, I was on a mission to find the worst gift ever, so we headed over to the Five Below. We were not disappointed. I found a giant action figure of Jack Bauer kicking down a door. Random. Mr. Stix found an old school somersaulting monkey wearing a vest and holding maracas.

Among the items we didn't end up buying were:

  • action figures of the girls from Lost wearing bikinis and packaged with a tiny airplane
  • Cocoa Puffs t-shirt/ baseball cap sets
  • Dilbert mug set
  • Tiny fake excavation site
  • Biggy Smalls and Tupac glasses
and my personal favorite, the Bling Apron, which had the words, "Kiss the Cook" in giant rhinestones across the front. Hot!

1 comment:

  1. how fun! I love those white elephant gift exhanchanges... although I almost always pick the duds that no one else wants ha!

    My all time worst ever gifts opened and that i got stuck with: A light bulb one year and a used mini notebook--the kind that are 50 cents at the drug store. Some folks are shameless in the garbage they bring to the the pile. Of course this happened through our church white elephants --not at home.