My friend Lena hosted a White Elephant gift exchange/holiday party yesterday.
Lena is awesome.
In this type of gift exchange, each participant supplies one wrapped gift. The gifts are placed in a central location, and participants determine in what order they will take turns selecting them. The first person opens a wrapped gift and the turn ends. On subsequent turns, each person opens a new present and gets the choice to keep that present or to “steal” another person’s unwrapped gift. When a person’s gift is stolen, they swap gifts with the person who is stealing their gift. The game is over when the last person has taken their turn
Gifts are typically inexpensive, humorous items or used items from home. The term white elephant refers to a gift whose maintenance costs exceed its usefulness.
Somehow, I ended up with a frisbee. Reminds me of my old undergrad days playing late-night ultimate on the lawn of the capital or in the quad. Good times.xoxo -P