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What’s Your White Elephant Idea?

Moonday Mania

it’s monday, people!

The holidays are coming, and they are arriving at light speed. I’m still finishing up the last of the turkey soup and yet I need to think about buying presents. Yes, that’s right. I haven’t even started. As usual, I have not put up the lights, or the tree, nor purchased a single Christmas present. And it’s December 9th!

yule wreathI have thought about it, though. One of my major shopping needs are white elephants and boy do I need help! My family rocks the white elephant. We’ve perfected it over the last fifteen years. If you don’t know what that is, it’s the party for cheap people. Our white elephant requires two presents per person, each under fifteen dollars, and we go two rounds of choosing anonymous presents, praying we get the wine and not the Obama Chia Pet.

Anyone over fifteen can play, and almost nothing is out of bounds. Keep it clean, people! The worst gift I received was the reindeer pooper that pooped out chocolate candy.

Recently, my daughter lamented that we never got to keep our white elephants that we brought, that no matter how hard she tries, someone else gets to take them home. We bring some nice gifts along with the weird ones. We’ve brought Godiva chocolates, super nice. portable. coffee cups filled with chocolate, cans of chocolate covered peanuts (fifteen dollars worth!). You get her sadness? All that chocolate and it ends up going to different people. Sigh.

So this year I’m bringing tea (and maybe a little chocolate). We live near the Celestial Seasonings Factory and I’m going to purchase a nice tea pot and make a tea basket. I’m thinking of using all those delicious holiday flavors like Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, and Candy Cane Lane Green Tea. Yum!

Okay, that’s one white elephant down and I’m stumped. Any ideas? Come on, I need help! Under fifteen dollars and it can be silly or serious. What would you bring to the party?

Don’t forget to come back on Wednesday for an early Thursdays Bite and the second round of the I Read Fantasy 99 cent sale! Lot’s of prizes available and some great reads for only 99cents! 


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