Some white elephant exchanges are gag gift exchanges (in which you’re typically told to bring something you already own). These often have items that are brought from year to year, especially with things that no one wants for 12 months straight.
And there are also gifts that are bought with a certain dollar limit in mind. I prefer these, as you typically get some sort of use out of something new and worth something. These are the gift exchanges I look forward to, and they’re the type I’ll be talking about here.
I’m going to a gift exchange this week. It’ll be highly sought afters simply because most people don’t splurge on these items on their own any other time of the year, and it’s just that: a gift set. It fits within the gift exchange’s proposed budget, so I’m going for it.
But I’ve been thinking of ideas for other things and figured I’d share them here. Some fall under the category of food and kitchen stuff, others fall under packaging supplies, but they all tend to be a bit unique and, because of that, should be gifts people will appreciate.
Alright, so I told you my list would be a bit off the radar of normal gift exchange ideas. But bungee cords are just “what the heck?” enough to fit into a gift exchange, especially if the gifts are supposed to be useful yet un-thought-of. Sure, you could probably find something more useful within the packaging supplies department, but why would you?
One month membership to a gym.
Maybe whoever ends up with would never be caught dead in a gym and refuses to leave their house so it’s ironic. Maybe someone secretly likes this gift because they needed the extra motivation to get up and go but just hasn’t taken the time to commit and throw down the cash needed. Either way, you can’t go wrong here.
Look, there are some cool cutting boards out there that I would love. I have three, and none really stick out to me as awesome. One is cheap plastic and the other two better ones are wooden, but I’d love a unique and somewhat well-crafted cutting board in my kitchen with all the cooking I do. This would make for a neat gift that could inspire someone to cook their own meals more than they may currently.