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White Elephant Gifts?

hi everyone....been reading this term a quite few times now on facebook and here as well....what do you guys mean with it?...What is a White Elephant gift?
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For us a white elephant gift is something you have in your house that you want to get rid of, or it can be somethig inexpensive &/or funny.
We had a white elephant exchange last night - we drew #'s & whoever drew #1 got to go 1st to open a present that is in a pile under the tree. #2 can either open a new gift or steal the present from #1 - #3 can steal from #1 or #2 or open a new gift...so on & so forth. The person who gets their gift stolen can either open a new gift or steal from someone else. Last night we had everything in the exchange from a ratty old doll that looked like the Frischs' Big Boy, to bottles of wine, to a 12 pk of toilet paper, to mugs, to things you hang on a wall, to a basket with Santa glued to the bottom of it. Always interesting!
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It's a gift that's like a white elephant... odd, unusual, rare... but you have no real use for it and you don't want it around your house... but, sometimes, it's given to you by a well-meaning friend or favorite relative and you CAN'T get rid of it
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we do this every year with our family, so much fun! We draw names as to who gets to pick one and you can either pick an unopened gift or take one you like that someone else opened.
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thx for the answers....sounds like loads of fun
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