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2014 Top Fun Holiday Gifts: White Elephant Gift Ideas,
Top Ten White Elephant Gift Ideas

flaming skull wine bottle holder

#1 Flaming Skull Skeleton Wine Bottle Holder Sculpture
Fun and creepy wine bottle holder features a skeleton rising up from flames to take a drink. Display on your bar or counter and you've got an instant conversation starter with guests. Just add your favorite bottle of wine and this deadly funny skeleton holds it for you. 12" x 5 3/4" x 6 1/2" high. Polyresin. Item:10015871 (Regularly $29.95) SALE! $24.95

humorous chef figurine eye glasses holder

#2 Funny Big Nose Chef Figurine Eye Glasses Holder
Get a helping hand -- make that a helping nose in the kitchen! Differentiating between a tablespoon of salt and a teaspoon of salt is crucial, and this fun chef sculpture eye glasses holder will ensure your reading glasses will be clean and handy so you won't misread the recipe! Fun chef eye glasses holder is 2 3/4" x 3" x 5 1/4" high and makes a fun kitchen decoration or chef's gift. Polyresin. Item:15176 $11.95

bronze mermaid sculpture with blue lighted tail

#3 Mermaid Mood Lamp: Bronze Mermaid Sculpture with Blue Lighted Tail
What sailor could resist the charm and beauty of this mermaid lamp? Enticing table lamp features a lovely bronzed mermaid resting on top of sea waves. Her tail's detailed blue scales glow when the lamp is switched on. 11 3/4" x 7 1/4" x 6 3/4" high. Polyresin. UL Recognized with wall cord. Item:10015703 (Regularly $69.95) SALE!
$54.95

large wrought iron pink flamingo sculptures pair
#4 Large Life Size Wrought Iron Pink Flamingos Sculptures Pair
Brighten your lawn or garden with a kitschy pink touch of the tropics. Fun life-sized metal flamingo sculptures make a colorful splash that's a pure delight. Your friends will absolutely turn pink with envy! Wrought iron. Each metal art pink flamingo garden sculpture is approximately 11" x 14" x 41" high. Pair. Item:13772 (Regularly $99.95) SALE!
$74.95
humorous country western bar birdhouse

#5 Humorous "12 Step" Country Western Bar Wooden Birdhouse
This Country-Western dance hall has everything a bird needs to make a honky-tonk home. Decorated to the hilt with country charm, including a horse and motorcycle outside the front door, the birds will be two-stepping to the beat as they create a cozy nest inside. Clean out hole on back. 10 1/4" x 7" x 8 1/4" high. Wood. Item:15283 (Regularly $19.95) SALE!
$17.95

human skull sculpture

#6 Human Skull Sculpture - 6 1/2" High Skull Novelty Decor
Interesting decor for any guy's dungeon or man cave and makes a memorable gift for a science teacher, too! A realistic human skull is crafted in resin. Decorative human skull sculpture measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 4 5/8" high and makes a cool and unexpected decor accent for men's dungeon, den, lair, or garage. Item:36245 (Regularly $9.95) SALE! $8.95

human skeleton toilet paper holder

#7 Spooky Skeleton Toilet Paper Holder - Wall Mount Skull Decor
Bony skeleton fellow is grinning because the toilet paper is spinning. Spooky toilet paper holder makes a fun and most unexpected decor accent a frightful teen boy's or men's bathroom near Gothic den or Medieval dungeon! Polyresin. 8 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 8 3/8" high. Item:12608 (Regularly $24.95) SALE!
$17.95

humorous trailer birdhouse

#8 Humorous Trailer Birdhouse - "Home Is Where You Hookup"
Create a comfy campground for your fly-in backyard guests with this kitschy trailer birdhouse! Humorous "Home Is Where You Hookup" decorative birdhouse comes decorated with all the accessories of a retro outdoor paradise. Rope loop at top for hanging in garden or trailer. Wood. 8 1/4" x 6 1/8" x 6 3/4" high. Item:12503 (Regularly $22.95) SALE!
$16.95

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#9 Wrought Iron Bistro Chair Plant Stand Planter for Potted Plants
The potty chair! Pull up a chair and grow a while! This engaging garden plant stand looks like a chair at a bustling outdoor French cafe, complete with decorative curled metal accents. It holds three potted plants and will make your visitors say, "Ooh la la!" 17 3/4" x 14" x 29" high. Pine wood and iron. Item:15168 (Regularly $44.95) SALE! $37.95

"on strike" garden gnome statue

#10 Sleeping Gnome Garden Sculpture - "On Strike" Gnome
Cute kitschy Mr. Gnome stands up for his rights! Actually, this gnarly gnome lies down in protest! A witty tribute to hardworking folk that's right at home whether gracing your garden, or even a humorous decoration for your office! Stone/polyresin blend. This totally tacky, kitschy garden gnome statue is 9 1/4" x 4" x 9" high. Item:37095 (Regularly $24.95) SALE! $17.95

presidential "White House" birdhouse with USA flag

Honorable Mention: "White House" Birdhouse with USA Flag
A stately manor that your feathered friends will gladly vote to make their home! This fantastically detailed bird house looks like a miniature White House, complete with a waving American flag and potted plants outside. Hang this presidential bird palace in your yard and watch as birds flock to it. Wood. 11 1/2" x 7" x 12 3/4" high. Item:10015498 (Regularly $34.95) SALE!
$29.95

garden gnome sculpture that holds your beer can

Honorable Mention #2: Garden Gnome Sculpture That Holds Your Beer Can
When it's time to relax or celebrate, let this helpful garden gnome be your sidekick! Place a can of your favorite beer or soda pop in his hands and he'll stand by to make sure your thirst doesn't go unquenched. Gnome beer can holder sculpture is 5 1/2" x 5 1/8" x 11 3/8" high. Polyresin. Item:10015552 (Regularly $19.95) SALE! $17.95

red coffee mugs with chalkboard bubble and chalk

Honorable Mention #3: Fun Chalk Board Ceramic Coffee Mugs & Chalk
Leave Santa a message! Turn your early morning thoughts into a statement with this charming coffee cup duo. Two 14-ounce coffee mugs in red feature chalkboard thought bubbles, and the set even includes two chalk sticks. The mugs are ceramic and top-rack dishwasher safe. Set includes 2 mugs and 2 chalk sticks. Each mug is 3 5/8" x 5" x 3 3/4" high. Item:10015726
$9.95

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Fun White Elephant Gift Ideas: Some white elephant gift exchanges and white elephant holiday grab bag gift parties suggest theme gifts, including gifts representing "your neck of the woods." Aspen Country's fun Theme Birdhouses make great white elephant gifts for recipients of all ages, all around the country!


The Ultimate White Elephant Gift: An Actual White Elephant!
An Elephant with Its Trunk Up Symbolizes Good Luck & Fortune

white elephant figurine ring holder

Elephant Figurine on Plate: White Elephant with Trunk Up Ring Holder
This modern pachyderm is as useful and he is artistic! He will gladly hold your precious jewels when you aren’t wearing them, and on his own is a modern sculpture for your counter or dresser. 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" x 4" high. Polyresin. Item:10016118
$7.95

faux tusk with elephants design
Elephant Family Motif Faux Elephant Tusk Sculpture
Faux ivory elephant tusk makes a fun white elephant gift (ironic because the elephants on the tusk are black!) and adds a touch of the wild to any decor. Handsome tooled end-caps set with sparkling gems elegantly offset the intricate carvings and graceful shape of this faux elephant tusk. Polyresin. 16 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 8" high. Item:39349
(Regularly $39.95) SALE! $24.95  
elephant family carved decor on wood base

Lucky Elephant Family Carved Decor on Wood Base
This bejeweled family of elephants brings good luck and great design to your living space! The polystone carving features a wood-like texture that is inset with four beautiful ivory-inspired elephants dressed with dazzling accents. 13 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 7 3/4" high. Polystone, metal, and MDF base. Item:10016143 (Regularly $49.95) SALE!
$43.95

faux carved elephant tusk with green accents

Faux Carved Elephant Tusk: Elephant Family with Green Accents
Worldly style arrives in your room by way of this charming elephant accent. It features intricate carved details and an inset row of four merry elephants on a journey that starts and ends on your mantel or tabletop! 15 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 4 1/2" high. Polystone. Item:10016145 (Regularly $29.95) SALE!
$24.95

carved faux elephant tusk with pink & green accents

Carved Faux Elephant Tusk Decor with Pink and Green Accents
Marvel at four elephants in a row with style and grace that will add a dash of the exotic to your mantel or table. This features a tusk-shaped base accented with pretty details that is the perfect display for the quartet of elephants wearing pink and green ensembles. 15 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 4 1/2" high. Polystone. Item:10016144 (Regularly $29.95) SALE!
$24.95

elephant sculpture wine bottle holder
Playful Baby Elephant Sculpture Wine Bottle Holder
What's tickling the tummy of this roly-poly baby elephant? A bottle of any wine you please! Baby elephant sculpture wine bottle holder playfully cradles your wine and makes a fun party decoration or white elephant gift. Polyresin. 10 3/4" x 6 1/4" x 6 1/2" high. Item:12615 (Regularly $24.95) SALE! $17.95 
faux wood elephant sculpture
Carved "Wood" Look Elephant with Trunk Up Sculpture
The folk lore stories are true: a person who owns this gorgeous elephant is a lucky decorator indeed! Impressive elephant statue features the rich appearance of a hand-fashioned work of art in natural brown color. Polyresin. 11 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 10" high. Item:13047 (Regularly $39.95) SALE! $27.95
faux wood trunk up elephant figurine
Lucky Trunk Up Elephant Figurine - Faux Wood Elephant
Legend has it that an elephant figurine inside your home brings good fortune, so why not see for yourself? Small in stature but big on looks, this collectible natural brown color wood-look elephant makes a winning addition to any decor. Polyresin. 6 3/8" x 2 5/8" x 5 1/8" high. Item:13046 (Regularly $19.95) SALE! $13.95
carved elephants totem decor on wood base

Carved Elephant Family Totem Decor with Wood Base
An elephant statue in your home is said to bring good luck, so imagine the great fortune you’ll enjoy when you have a whole family of elephants on your table! Striking decor features a herd of elephants with regal adornments set inside a wood-look display. It stands tall on its wood base to delight all who gaze upon it. 11" high. Item:10016142 (Regularly $29.95) SALE!
$24.95

trophy elephant head wall sculpture

Elephant Head Trophy Wall Sculpture: African Elephant Wall Decor
Indulge your wild side when you dress up a dull room with this lifelike sculptural plaque! Lovingly detailed re-creation of Nature's gentle giant makes a breathtaking addition to any area. Hole on back for hanging. Polyresin. 19 1/2" x 11" x 16" high. Item:12611 (Regularly $79.95) SALE!
$64.95

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White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules

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What Are the "White Elephant Gift Exchange" Rules?
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Q. What is a "White Elephant Gift Exchange?"

A. White Elephant Gift Exchange specifications are set by the group or family involved in the gift exchange. White Elephant Gift rules tend to differ regionally. Sometimes white elephant gift exchanges involve generic gifts suitable for any age with a pre-determined price range. Other times, creativity or "weird-factor" is the only pre-requisite!

Occasionally the goal is to find an item that you already own but have no use for, and to pass that "white elephant" onto somebody else via the gift exchange. (If you don't happen to own anything completely useless that you'd like to "re-gift," Aspencountry.com can certainly help you out!)

Sometimes the recipient is pre-determined, but other times the gift recipient is drawn from a hat. In any case, the main objective of a White Elephant Gift Exchange is for everyone to have fun!


Q.What are the rules for a White Elephant Gifts Exchange?

A. White Elephant Gift Exchanges are more about entertainment, laughing, joking, and having a good time, than they are about receiving a great gift. It's not about money; it's about having fun!

White Elephant Gift Exchanges are sometimes known as Dirty Santa, Thieving Secret Santa, or Yankee Swap. There are variations with each, but these are the basic rules to the gift swapping game:

Before your party:

1. Suggest a dollar amount for the gifts exchanged. These days $20-$25 is typical, but $10 is doable. You can even set the dollar amount at $0 and require that the gift be some useless item the participant already owns.

2. Suggest a theme for the White Elephant Gifts such as: "recycled or used," "your neck of the woods," "retro," "totally tacky," "unforgettable," "humorous gag gift," "completely useless," "animal," "mineral," or "smaller than a bread box," or "anything goes."

Let the Game Begin!

3. Select a location at your party where guests can secretly place gifts to keep the White Elephant Gift Exchange anonymous.

4. White Elephant Gift Exchange participants pick a number out of a hat to determine the order of gift pickers.

5. The lucky person with #1 chooses first, unwraps the gift, and shows it to everybody else. The person with #2 can choose to open a new gift, or to steal the first opened gift. If he doesn't steal the first gift, the game moves onto #3. When a gift is stolen, the person who lost his gift chooses another and opens it. The order resumes. When the last gift has been opened, the game is over.

6. Nobody can leave until the game is over! If somebody has to go, they have to leave their gift behind and let somebody else play in their behalf. No cheating is allowed!

7. Variations to the rules:

• Most Common Variation: After the last participant's turn, person #1 has the option to keep their current gift and end the game, or swap gifts with anybody else.

• Very common: A limit to the number of times any gift can be stolen is sometimes set, usually 3 times. If the same couple of gifts keep getting stolen over and over and over again, your White Elephant Gift Exchange may never be over! The larger the group exchanging White Elephant Gifts, the longer the game takes.

• In Thieving Secret Santa, gifts are not unwrapped until the game is over. Players can shake, smell, or rattle the gift, but can't unwrap and open. Participants still have the option to keep their gift or steal somebody else's, but the gifts are a secret until the very end when they're all opened.

• White Elephant Gifts are usually anonymous, but it's also a fun variation to require that gifts represent the giver so that everybody can try to guess and point fingers at the very end.

• Another way to speed up an eternal White Elephant Gift Exchange: A gift that was just stolen in the last turn cannot be stolen by the next player, but can be stolen by the following players.

• A gift can only be stolen one time during a turn, but it can be stolen back by the same participant on a later turn.

• In Yankee Swap, the person who brings the "best" gift, the gift most often stolen, is rewarded at the end of the exchange. The person who brought the best gift has the last option to swap.

• After the game is over, anybody who agrees can swap gifts with anybody else who agrees. But, no theft is allowed!

8. Have fun!

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