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Oh, friends.  I’m here to rescue you from the depths of purgatory where all the good White Elephant gifts reside.  Hunting for such gifts can be a long and difficult journey.  These gifts (unless you get creative and make your own) can be found in the types of stores that make your skin crawl.  Items that haven’t left the shelves in decades and truly need a good dusting.  Much like the island of misfit toys these stores house the gifts that time forgot.  One might even come across some pretty great White Elephant gifts at the local flea market or yard sale.  Where ever the gifts are found the whole process can be quite grueling.

You know the White Elephant Party.  We all know the White Elephant Party.  It typically comes around at least once a year (or so it had been the case for us until those one friends moved away) and it kind of become this competition… On which party goers can come up with THE best White Elephant gifts.  Now I’m not saying that my husband and I loathed this party.  Nowhere near.  We actually loved the Jarvis Annual White Elephant Party.  It was a time to get together with our closest friends and just laugh.  Our 2015 wasn’t the same without it.  But the find of those gifts…  Sigh.  I’m the worst at that part.  The extent of our creativity went towards regifting some ugly picture frame from our wedding and hiding a gift card in the back.  Not that mind blowing, I know.  The throwers of the party always won when it came to the best White Elephant gifts.  They were good at it.

One year we were the lucky recipients of this awesome plaque made by that party throwing couple:

white elephant gift

Isn’t it awesome?!

I kind of wish now that we hadn’t gotten rid of it at the next party by hiding it behind an ugly Christmas platter.  Ahhh.  Memories.

In this day and age there’s not reason to search high and low for the White Elephant gifts at a store near you.  Nope.  Just turn to the world of online shopping and you are set!

Here’s my list of the best White Elephant gifts that you can buy ONLINE:

LED Ear Cleaning Tool


Ew.  Not to mention the fact that you are NEVER supposed to put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.  Seriously.  Devices like this for “home use” are job security for my Audiologist Man.


Drink Mitt


Oh. No.  Can I just say, “No words?”  Except… Have we really reached this new low in our society that we actually need a specialized hand mitt to keep our drink cold and our hand warm???

Cat Pillow


Oh dear.  I really don’t have too much to say about these here pillows.  I mean it’s probably 50/50.  Someone will fight for ’em and someone will be dreading going home with ’em.  You either like cats or you don’t.


There you have it, folks.  Some pretty dandy White Elephant gifts that I’m willing to bet will for sure be strong competitors at the next White Elephant Party.

Have YOU ever attended a White Elephant Party?  Perhaps YOU should plan to host one!


blog owner at Seeing Dandy Blog
A mom blogger for over 15 years, Tara Smith lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her audiologist husband and four kids. Her blog has been featured on local media television shows like News 4 Great Day and Show Me St. Louis, as well as in the Farmhouse Style Magazine for Country Sampler. She loves to travel, explore the Midwest, make crafts and read.

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