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    white elephant ideas...

    Hi TFPers,

    I have a holiday party coming up where I need to get a tacky white elephant gift. I'm looking for some ideas. Anyone have some good ones?

    I have another one that I go to each year but the gifts are more practical rather than tacky... so i'm having trouble thinking of funny stuff.

    I want a TFP (trouble free party) ha.

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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    Pink flamingos are always a good idea.
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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    I allways love the white elephant parties. The Cat lady is an awesome idea. I gifted a Susan Boyle Cd that I got from a travel center/truck stop one year. It got a lot of laughs. I think the best gifts we've seen are out dated CD's, movies, cheap alcohol, candy from south of the border, fire crackers and a funky pinata. Have fun!
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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    Trichlor pucks.


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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    Vacation in a box.... use an old shoe box. A post card of hawaii, a plastic lei, some Mai Tai mix, a Don Ho tape. Some directions.. Mix Mai Tai, play Don Ho tape, put on lei, drink Mai Tai, stare at postcard, imagine you're in paradise....
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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    I like that idea Bobo! Totally going to use that one next time I need a white elephant!

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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    Quote Originally Posted by bobodaclown
    Vacation in a box.... use an old shoe box. A post card of hawaii, a plastic lei, some Mai Tai mix, a Don Ho tape. Some directions.. Mix Mai Tai, play Don Ho tape, put on lei, drink Mai Tai, stare at postcard, imagine you're in paradise....
    This is fantastic.
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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    Those are some great responses... I like 'em! Thanks for the input, all.

    Top 2 for me are (so far) Crazy Cat Lady and Vacation in a Box. Actually, I laughed hard at the sleep mask, but that is for a different target audience. I hope I get invited to the right party for that one.
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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    A freedom pouch is always popular at my party's hahaha (google it)
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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    Quote Originally Posted by Karmann
    A freedom pouch is always popular at my party's hahaha (google it)
    No joy on google. Freedom flask, but not pouch.

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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    Yes freedom flask is what I'm referring to, see you found it
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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    Ewwww

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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    Quote Originally Posted by bobodaclown
    Vacation in a box.... use an old shoe box. A post card of hawaii, a plastic lei, some Mai Tai mix, a Don Ho tape. Some directions.. Mix Mai Tai, play Don Ho tape, put on lei, drink Mai Tai, stare at postcard, imagine you're in paradise....
    I saw this and we used the idea to make a WE gift for my wife's work Christmas party. It went over pretty well and was even "stolen" once. Didn't have a Don Ho tape but had a Hawaiian music CD that was not very good so it was an opportune way to dispose of it.
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    Re: white elephant ideas...

    How about the coconut shell bikini top thing. You only need to buy 1 and with a little cleavage (no pun intended) its a one-size fits all gift.

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