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What are some good white elephant gift ideas? Trying to get a bit more creative this year, but am drawing a blank. Gag gifts aren't out of the picture, but I don't want to be that person..

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I achieved legendary status at my firm several years back in the holiday white elephant. I was an associate and had a manager who had a great sense of humor. He would regularly pull pranks on us. One time, he sent out a practice-wide invite for a real demo we were doing and he included an actual glamour shot of him (full-Napoleon dynamite, with fist under chin and soft blur) and the absolute worst picture of me ever taken (fully washed out, awkwardly cropped so that my face looked like a blimp, etc). Sent it out to the entire office.

Well, for the white elephant I knew I had to do something worthwhile. To add to it, i had already put in for a transfer to commercial and was moving to a different state, so I figured I had to go big. I got on vista print and ordered a coffee mug, stress ball, and pack of stickers with his glamour shot on it. Put it in a nice box an left it in the pile of presents for our 60+ account team white elephant. My partner actually picked the gift, opened it in front of everyone, and lost it. Started handing out stickers. My manager was mortified.

I have been told that the coffee mug remained on her desk for 1 year and was re-submitted to the following year’s white elephant. My manager (now director) actually had to barter to win it back and (presumably) destroy it.

Go big or go home

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Giant box, filled with crumpled newspaper and a $20 bill in the bottom.

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PwC3 needs to work on brevity

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An electric wine bottle opener. It was the most popular gift at ours last year

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$20 budget. I like that idea a1

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Anything alcohol related is usually desired.

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Twenty-four buck chuck truck will fuck you up like a goddamn car accident

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Trader joes has nice honey samples for $10. Tjmaxx has a bunch of shit, which can be a pretty good fit for white elephant gifts

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Funny coffee mugs.

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Scratchers are always the best

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It’s great if you have arthritis or some or lame excuse for using a manual corkscrew. I’ve used it twice in a year. Bought from Amazon

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Last year someone got a succulent in a white elephant holder

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If for office white elephant than Excel or ppt for dummies book

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What’s the budget?

Go to steepandcheap.com and look at the grouping they have for 20 or less (often labeled stocking stuffers). Good if target audience includes some outdoorsy persons.

Charging station

Onesie!!

This year, I’m getting a case of two buck chuck for ours.

Etsy!!!! Goldmine for gifts

A pair of movie tickets for practical. Goldfish in a tank for gag gift.

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