2011 Gift Guide: White Elephant
Dec 15, 2011
White Elephant gifts are difficult because you never know who might choose your present. Thus, the gifts have to be gifts that anyone might like. Here are few that I thought would be good.
White Elephant Teapot ($12). (Sold out online, but can be found in stores.) This gift is as literal as a white elephant gift can be. It’s also functional for the tea drinker and decorative for the non-tea drinker. No word on how a Democrat might feel about receiving it.
Succulent Plant ($11). I don’t keep plants because I kill them, but a succulent is basically unkillable. It looks great on a desk or a kitchen windowsill.
Gourmet Marshmallows ($17). Handcrafted, these are the perfect addition to hot cocoa. They also taste pretty great on their own. Plus, it’s almost impossible to be allergic to marshmallows, so they might be the only acceptable food gift out there.
Shake Weight ($23). Yes, this thing actually works. Yes, you look like you’re having an epileptic seizure while you’re using it. But even if all the recipient gets is a good laugh, it’s worth the price tag.