We do a White Elephant party for gifts for the adults. Children get pounded with presents.
The White Elephant gifts are fun, especially when you can steal somebody’s gift. Only 3 steals on a gift. The person who got their gift stolen can choose a new gift or go steal somebody else’s gift. It’s a lot more fun and easier on the finances than trying to buy gifts for everyone. Bring a gift, put it under the tree, draw numbers and let the fun begin. Since #1 didn’t get to steal anything, at the end, #1 has the choice of any gift.
Mom and Dad are getting bath towels this year. Theirs are quite ratty. The things are well over a decade old. Maybe 2 decades. Mom really believes in wearing stuff out. She wouldn't have got new ones herself for many more years.
Maybe I can convince her to take some of the even older ones to the pound or a vet. They appreciate them.
Maybe. I've had towels foisted off on me before. The 1970s hand towels are much longer than modern towels. I use them to wrap the side mirrors on hubby's truck on freezing nights. An old bath sheet covers the windshield (close top edge in doors). He never has to scrape windows that waym
Ok...not gift idea BUT -- the ages of old towels made me think. As I filled my coffee cup, one of several with a "FL State Fair" imprint on it, that those were from winning classes at mini horse shows -- in 1995!! so, these cups are 28 yr old. Really?! clearly I use until.....