White elephant parties can leave you delighted or disappointed depending on your expectations. We have a gift idea that will surprise, delight, and impress party-goers, which might include friends, family, co-workers, or even your picky neighbors down the street. But first…
What is a White Elephant Party?
This popular party involves giving gifts that are inexpensive and are given anonymously. If you’re hosting, you’ll want to set a dollar limit when you send out your invitations. If you’re a guest, then you should inquire if there’s price cap. It’s not about how much the gifts cost, it’s about how unusual they are in their own kitschy or humorous way.
How Does a White Elephant Gift Exchange Work?
Upon arrival each guest places their wrapped gift in a pile and draws a number. When the party starts each person that brought a gift, selects one from the pile in numerical order based upon their drawn number. As the gifts are awarded, they are unwrapped. Those drawing higher numbers can choose a gift from the wrapped stack of gifts or choose to commandeer one of the already opened gifts from another guest. The game ends when every gift has been opened. You know you’ve brought the best white elephant gift when guests battle for it before other gifts are unwrapped and the game is over. Some people think it’s funny to pick up useless items laying around the house and wrap them as white elephant gifts, but we have a better idea so read on…
A Perfect White Elephant Gift Idea
Look no further than the wine aisle of your local supermarket. Pick up an inexpensive bottle then go online to BYB and create a holiday wine label to put on the bottle. A wine bottle with a funny wine label for the holidays is sure to be a huge hit with everyone. Here are some suggestions:
Three Funny White Elephant Gift Ideas:
Idea #1: Santa Bod Wine Label
Idea #2: Naughty or Nice Wine Label
Idea #3: Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle Wine Label
What Does it Cost for a White Elephant Wine Gift?
A single custom holiday wine label is priced at $3.75 plus shipping and only takes two business days to ship out, (please allow for transit time.) A nice bottle of Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon costs under $10 at the local grocer or Costco. WineTransit has these recommendations for quality wine, rated 90 points or higher for around $10. All told, your white elephant wine gift will cost around $20.
If you need help creating the perfect White Elephant wine label we’re available via Live Chat Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm Pacific time. You can also email us: info at bottleyourbrand dot com. We answer any comments you leave on the blog as well. Happy Holidays!