Mon Dec 14, 2009
This past week saw not one, but TWO white elephant gift parties that I had to attend. I understand that the normal rules of a white elephant gift are that it needs to be something silly that you own, that somehow came to be in your possession. This doesn’t quite work for me though, because I’m not even a little bit of a packrat. If I don’t want something or am not using it, I donate it to the Goodwill. I don’t keep it in a box in the closet for years.
So. I always have to buy my white elephant gifts. This year I came across the perfect white elephant gift. The Snuggie. Why is it perfect, you ask? Well – it is a truly ridiculous item, thus perfect, but it’s also a sort of public service. At any party there is at least one person who is secretly dying to own a Snuggie, but would be far too embarrassed to purchase one. So I figure I’m doing a service. They get to act as if it’s the most ridiculous thing in the world, then happily take it home.
I am just assuming that everyone knows what a snuggie is, hence not linking to one of the plethora of places carrying them. I will say that the pepto-bismal pink is even more heinous than the leopard spotted. :)
Hope you’re all having a wonderful December!