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Thursday, December 7, 2017


Every year for Christmas, my family does a little Gift Exchange Game; we roll dice and each time you get doubles, you get to choose a gift from the pile in the middle of the room!  There is always a mix of fun gifts, useful gifts and total gag gifts that are all wrapped up so that it is a complete surprise when we open them up!  After we open them, we set a timer for 10 minutes for a "stealing" round, where you can snag someone else's gift if you get doubles!

I thought that it would be fun to make a little White Elephant Gift Guide this year, since it is my absolute favorite part of not only the game, but Christmas Shopping in general!  I usually try to order majority of the gifts from Amazon since I have Amazon Prime (who doesn't love free shipping?!) but I also find some just out and about while I'm shopping or browsing online!  I will try to link as many of the White Elephant Gifts that I will be bringing to my family Christmas as I can!  

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This first set of White Elephant Gifts were found on Etsy, and I just couldn't pass them up! 
- The first is a jar of "Chill Pills" listed for $9.35.  It includes a 16oz jar with a funny "prescription" label on it.  This doesn't include the candy, but I thought it would be a funny/cute gift!
- The second is a Fart In A Jar listed for $11.99.  It is disguised as a "Memory in a Jar" but little does the recipient know, the second they open the jar, they will be met with a stink that can send even the strongest stomachs to the bathroom. 
- The third gift is a Box Of Scorn listed for $12.00.  This box includes 24 "bad parking" cards with funny phrases such as "Next time you try to park a car, don't. Just keep driving, far, far away!" and "If you insist on parking like this, consider taking a cab next time."
- The last gift I found on Etsy was the Holiday Poop Pack listed for $11.25.  It includes "Elf Poop" made of Wild Cherry and Green Apple Candy Nuggets and Sour Bawlz, "Snowman Poop" made of Vanilla Glimmer Nuggets and Tropical Sour Bawlz, and lastly "Reindeer Poop" made of Wild Cherry and Brown Cola Candy Nuggets and Sour Bawlz.

The next set of White Elephant gifts I found from one of my favorite stores, World Market!  I really enjoyed these because they are things my family would get a kick out of.  
Bingo Shots was something I knew the guys of my family would enjoy!  I found this on sale for  $12.49 (+ 4% cash back on Ebates) and it includes a wire bingo ball spinner, 48 balls (eight balls each in six different colors) and six color-coordinating shot glasses. When a ball is selected from the wire spinner that matches the color of your glass, you take a shot! 
Fart In A Can was a necessity - I knew that it would create some of the most laughs and we would all have a good time with it, regardless who ended up with it.  For only $6.99, I couldn't pass it up! It is completely odorless and makes six different classic fart sounds.
Cat Butt Magnets were purchased solely with my brother in mind!  I had gotten them a few years back for the same reason, and thought it would be funny for them to make a reappearance! I found them for $12.99! 
- Bean Boozled has always been a family favorite, so I thought that Bean Boozled Christmas Edition would be perfect and enjoyed by the daredevils of my family!  All the classic flavors but find out who's been "naughty" and who's been "nice" this year!  I found it for $5.99!

The last set of White Elephant Gifts I found were from Amazon!  They are all just small goofy items, but still funny and semi-useful! 
- The Awkward Turtle Game was an item purchased with my brother and Joshua in mind, because they both LOVE turtles!  It is described as "like playing Taboo with that awkward neighbor you had to invite over." It was listed for $14.99 and I couldn't pass it up! 
Duck Money Soap just seemed like something everyone would fight for, and I decided to buy it purely for the entertainment of watching people fight to keep it!  It was $14.90 and contains a real US Bill ($1, $5, $10, $20 or $50)
- The 2018 Bubble Wrap Calendar is a poster sized wall calendar with a bubble to pop for every day! There really wasn't a reason behind this one, it just seemed fun and completely useful!  I might even decide to go for it!  This was available for $24.95.
Foodie Dice are 100% something most people in my family need!  They are a fun way to shake up your cooking routine and help decide whats for dinner!  The pack includes 5 primary dice (protein, cooking method, grain/carb, herb, and bonus ingredient) + 4 seasonal veggie dice!  Its also Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly (yay!) - so the protein dice includes both meat and vegetarian options! These were listed for $24.00.
- The Toilet Fishing Game is purely for laughs!  Last year for Christmas I got Joshua a Toilet Golfing game (as a joke because he loves golfing and always seems to disappear for a long time when he goes to the bathroom), so I thought it would be funny to include in our Gift Exchange Game!  It is available for $10.58 and includes a mat, the fish, a rod, a bowl, and a Do Not Disturb sign.
Dill Dough Putty could not have been left behind.  I am a pickle lover, and the name of this item had me in tears.  It is listed at $12.81 and is described as a "stress relief putty" so who wouldn't be able to use it/have fun with it?
- The Buh Fucking Humbug Coloring Book is said to "release your inner Scrooge" and is available for $5.99!  I planned to pair it with a pack of colored pencils & I know one of my cousins will definitely enjoy it!
- The Poop Emoji Cookie Cutter was purchased with hopes that my grandma would end up with it!  She makes some of the best sugar cookies that I have ever had, and I just couldn't stop thinking about how funny it would be if she showed up to some holiday with poop cookies!  For $7.99, it was 100% worth every penny!
- Lastly the Exploding Kittens Game was another item purchased with my brother in mind.  He is obsessed with cats, so I know he would be into this game!  It said that this card game is for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats, and that it is a family-friendly, party game for 2-5 players.  Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead (out of the game) unless that player has a Defuse card (which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches). All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.  This game was $14.99 and I already know it will be opened up Christmas night and played by the younger generations of our family!

I am already giddy with excitement to see who ends up with each gift.  I'll try to do a fun little update later on with who received each gift and what the family reactions were!

SNAPCHAT:: jordanrenie

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