Yankee Swap – What It Is
Every year our family does a “Yankee Swap” gift exchange for our holiday party. For those of you who haven’t heard of a “Yankee Swap” (also sometimes called “White Elephant”), there are a few different variations of how it can work, but essentially everybody purchases a gift within a specified price range (typically -30). When you are ready to start the exchange, all of the wrapped gifts are placed in the center of the room. Everybody then picks a number out of a hat, bowl or bag. The person who chooses #1 will choose a gift from the pile, and will open it in plain view of everybody. After person #1 has opened their gift, person #2 picks a wrapped gift. They can then choose to keep that gift or take the gift that person #1 has opened. After person #2 has finished, person #3 then takes a wrapped gift, and can choose to keep the gift or take a wrapped gift from person #1 or #2. This continues until all of the gifts have been distributed. At the end, person #1 (the lucky number), then gets to make a final decision to keep his/her gift or to take somebody else’s gift. The swap then ends.
What to bring: As you can probably imagine, it is ideal to bring a gift that is desireable, useful and funny. This can sometimes be difficult when working within a small budget of -30. We usually end up running around making a “last minute” purchase for the Yankee Swap, which can be stressful. For those of you needing some help, here are some ideas:
1. Tool Bucket Organizer: This is probably my favorite gift that we purchased. It is a 5 gallon bucket with a tool belt organizer. Bucket Boss makes a wide variety of these organizers, and they range in price from -50, depending on how fancy you want the organizer. You will just need to purchase a 5 gallon bucket and the organizer, and if you have extra money to spend, you can also purchase tools for the bucket (or a gift card for your local home improvement store). You can find a bunch of the tool organizers at the following website: http://www.constructiongear.com/bucket-boss-bucket-tool-organizers.html
2. Gift Cards w/a funny gift attached: The advantage of giving a gift card is that it is easy, but the disadvantages are (1) it is somewhat boring and (2) it is lightweight and small, and therefore needs to be wrapped in a manner that makes it look desireable for somebody to choose from the pile. In order to make it less boring, you should also include an inexpensive and funny novelty or gag gift. You can find a bunch on http://www.prankplace.com or http://www.stupid.com. In order to make the packaging look more appealing, you can put it in a larger box/bag with weights. We have purchased gift cards for gas stations, liquor stores, home improvement stores and restaurants. I once included a “flying monkey” toy that was purchased from “Bed, Bath and Beyond,” which provided hours of entertainment during the remainder of the holiday party.
3. Wine/Liquor: You can never go wrong with wine/alcohol, but the problem of giving this gift is that it seems like EVERYBODY brings wine or a bottle of liquor because it is easy. If you are going to purchase wine or liquor for the exchange, I would recommend making the gift unique by attaching something special such as wine glasses, a flask, bottle opener, etc.
4. Gift Basket: This takes some work, but can be a great gift. To make it more simple, I would recommend creating a “gift bag” from your local natural and organic grocery store such as Whole Foods or Trader Joes. You can simply buy a reuseable grocery bag for .00, and then fill it up with delicious gourmet treats such as dry pastas, sauces and desserts.
5. Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt: For anybody looking to purchase the most popular t-shirt sold on amazon.com (which has become a sensation, and was recently worn by Dwight Schrute during the Wedding episode of “The Office”), I would highly recommend purchasing the “Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt” made by The Mountain. In fact, this is what I am planning to purchase this year as my Yankee Swap gift (I am going to buy an x-large — which should fit most of the crowd). Here is the link for the t-shirt on amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Mens-Three-Short-Sleeve/dp/B002HJ377A/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
6. Coffee Lovers Delight: Most coffee lovers enjoy Starbucks coffee, so you can make an easy “coffee package” by purchasing a gift certificate for Starbucks, and then including mug(s) and a bag of coffee.
7. Fruitcake: This is a gift that can be passed along for generations, and regifted at many following Yankee Swaps. You just might want to include a more “serious” gift (such as a gift card or something else).
8. Kitchen Items: An assortment of small kitchen items (such as vegetable peelers, knives, measuring cups, etc.) can make a great gift. To wrap them, try using a nice looking dish towel.
Finally, on one last note, you might consider having a nontraditional Yankee Swap this year. Rather than spending -30, you can have a “junk swap” by swapping an item from your house that you want to get rid of (foot soaker, old salad spinner, awful lamp). You can then take the money you were going to spend, and have everybody provide a -30 check to be donated to a local community organization. The “payee” line on the checks can be left blank, and the organization can be chosen during the party by having everybody’s name put into a hat, and the person whose name is drawn can choose the organization.
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The Star Umbrella is one of those new gifts that stopped us in our tracks. We’re extremely proud of this unique and wonderful LED fibre optic Umbrella that is already one of our most talked about products. Guaranteed not only keep you dry but to brighten up even the dullest of days.
Being black in colour with a silver lining and completely waterproof it’s an ideal gift for anyone. It has a three function switch on the handle which allows you to select a twinkling effect which creates the appearance of a beautiful star filled night sky, a static effect where all the fibre tips are lit continuously, and for the less adventurous the off setting. This setting will leave you carrying a normal boring umbrella. Don’t do it, kids!
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The Star Umbrella is a thoughtful and stylish gift that is sure to be appreciated by a loved one and bound to get them appreciative glances in the street. Keep a friend or relative same and warm with this caring yet cool gift.
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Three switch controlled lighting functions: ‘all lights on’, ‘slow random phasing lights’ and ‘off’.
An automatic open button.
Available in Red with 8 phasing light strips.
The lights strips phase blue, green, yellow, purple and red.
Available in Black with tiny constellation lights.
These delicate lights glow and phase in blue.
Suitable for ages 5 years+.
Requires 3 AAA Batteries (not included) per umbrella.
Size: 87 x 6 x 6cm (unopened).
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Outdoor Toys at Find-me-a-gift
Tear yourself away from the TV the weather outside is glorious and find-me-a-gift have a great range of outdoor toys that make the perfect gift. From Giant Jenga to water gun games to water slings they have everything you need for some great summer parties. Adults and children alike will love the find-me-a-gift range!
Giant Jenga – Giant Jenga Garden Game is huge version of the much loved and played indoor Jenga. The Giant Jenga Garden Game is a fun game for all the family.
Giant Jenga can be played indoors as well as outdoors. It certainly adds an extra element of fun to BBQ’s, garden and dinner parties. Your guests will be amazed when you suggest a game of Jenga and you bring this Giant Jenga game out of the cupboard.
Sack race – This sack racing game will help you relive school days racing in these specially designed adult sized potato sacks. Choose from five characters and take on your family and friends. Made from jute with double stitching for strength and durability. A fun addition to the outdoor play collection.
Limbo Garden Game – The Limbo Garden Game is a classic for all the family and is a great garden game for all sorts of garden parties and BBQ’s, whether kids are involved or not. The Limbo Garden Games make it easy for the kids to beat the grown ups fairly and squarely, as they are smaller and won’t have to bend half as much. So you can take on your family and friends with this Garden Limbo Game.
Giant Garden Board Game Set – For kids of all ages! Giant Snakes and Ladders, Giant Ludo and Giant Chess. Find-me-a-gift garden games are ideal for garden parties, party games, pub games, schools, garden fetes, barbeques, business promotions, companies, or those quiet days lazing in the garden. Fantastic value for hours of fun! Classic games that will keep everybody entertained.
Space Hoppers – 3 Pack of Racing Odd Balls – The Space Hoppers Odd Ball Racing 3 Pack is the most fun grown ups can have in a garden, magically transporting you back to when you where a kid hopping round your parent’s garden in one of those long hot summers. These ADULT SIZE Space Hoppers called Oddballs and are very good quality. Oddballs are made of thicker rubber than the other 3 and 4 packs on the market, which can puncture more easily. These Oddballs are larger than the Space Hopper you used to have and because there are three Space Hoppers in this Odd Ball pack you can have proper grown up races, which are three times the fun!
Garden Commando Water Pistol Game – Splashda la vista baby!
Its wet, its wild it’s the ultimate in garden combat! There’s always time for some sharp shooting water pistol action.. Compete with friends and family and see who can get the highest score by shooting the targets on the frame and ultimately trying to soak each other at the same time!. Set-up the targets on the frame and fill you pistol…Its time to get wet!
Giant Four In A Row – Wooden Garden Connect 4 – Four in a Row brings the magic of Connect 4 to your garden! Who hasn’t spent many a happy hour playing friends and family at this classic game? Take it outside in the sunshine with this giant-size wooden set, ideal for party games on the lawn, patio or balcony.
Giant Ludo – Giant Ludo Garden Game is a fantastic garden game for all the family, the kids will absolutely love it, it’s much more fun than the normal Ludo game and it gets them out of the house and away from the TV.
The Giant Ludo Garden Game can be played as a team game or as individuals and it takes fun to a totally new dimension because you and the kids are actually in the game, you all act as counters.
Garden Skittles Water Slide Game – Ever wondered what it would be like to be a bowling ball?…. can’t say i have but now you can feel like one!
Throw yourself down this water slide into 10 inflatable skittles and see how many you can knock down…Will you get a strike or will you be a gutter ball?
Wild Sling Solo Water Bomb Launcher – Wild Sling Solo is the new water bomb launcher from the makers of the fantastic Wild Sling. Long gone are the halcyon days of lobbing a water-filled balloon out of the window onto unsuspecting passers by. In those days, the only way to efficiently get decent velocity out of a water balloon was to drop it from a great height. Well, now that’s all changed. Someone with too much time on their hands has invented a startlingly simple and yet supremely effective high-speed delivery system for water balloons.
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Gifts for the fairer sex are always important because the ladies pay attention to every detail. Regardless of the occasion, whether it?s her birthday, Mother?s Day, Christmas or anniversary, finding that perfect gift can be a real challenge. But personalized gifts for her are always a big hit and finding that perfect personalized gift can really put you over the top in her book.
Here are some great personalized gifts for her that she?ll love:-Some great gifts she?ll love have to do with jewelry. Women love getting rings and bracelets, earrings and necklaces but getting them a personalized jewelry box not only gives them a place to put their baubles plus she?ll love the fact it?s personalized.-Another great personalized gift idea for her is a silver personalized compact mirror, mirrored lipstick case or personalized pill box. You never see a woman without a mirror in her purse, so a personalized one will definitely be appreciated and pill boxes can serve a thousand purposes. -If she?s the type that works out or runs, she?ll love a personalized stainless steel water bottle. That?ll be a gift she?ll use every day.-Photo totes she can put pictures of the kids so everyone can take a look is a neat gift, especially on Mother?s Day.-One thing you can get as a great personalized gift for her is a personalized map jigsaw puzzle. This is cool because you can either do your hometown or a map of the town where you met. Neat to put together and a great sentiment for an anniversary gift.-For the business woman, personalized business card holders, personalized locked photo key rings and eyeglass holders brings a touch of class for her desk. And if she?s a teacher, schoolhouse frames for kids? pictures, a teacher water bottle and glass apple paperweights are all great gifts.
There are lots of great personalized gift ideas for her that she?ll love. Not only will she love getting a personalized gift, but those she can use or look at every day will remind her constantly about who gave it to her and the occasion that she got it for. Memories like that are things she?ll treasure forever, so take a look at all the great gifts you can have personalized for her and get something she?ll love. There is never enough time to pick out that perfect gift and gift giving opportunities are always coming up. Getting that perfect gift personalized just for her will make you the big winner of the day.
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There are many reasons to give gift baskets: new neighbors and you want to welcome them, someone is having a garden party, someone gave you a gift and you feel you should give a gift in return or your reason could even be because you need a cheap yet thoughtful gift during these economically trying times. Whatever your reason is for giving gift baskets you don’t have to give the conventional or traditional gift basket ideas but rather you can personalize each gift basket so every recipient feels the time and thought you put into their gift basket.
Kids and Teenager Themed Gift Baskets
If you’re giving gift baskets to kids then you have an unlimited amount of ideas you could do for their gift. Many kids associate gift baskets with the Easter baskets they get so they’ll love any surprise that comes in a basket. For little boys fill up a gift basket with boy toys like cars, dinosaurs, sports balls, etc. A pleased look will grace his face each time he pulls out a new toy. Little girls are really simple, too. Carefully place in a doll or two with some extra clothes and a little girl has years of entertainment. Throw in a tea set as well and your little girl gift basket will be complete.
For teenage boys little car toys aren’t going to fit the bill exactly. Depending on what the teenager likes will depend on what your gift basket contains. For the athletic boys include real athletic gear (or even a gift certificate to a sports shop) with sports balls. Teenage boys also like car or airplane models which fit perfectly within a small gift basket. There are some really cheap models that will help those teenage boys get started in a model building hobby. Teenage girls are even simpler than little girls because most all teenage girls are thinking about one thing: makeup. Fill a gift basket with lip balms, nail polish, some neutral colored blush and eye shadow and you’ll make any teenage girl’s day.
Adult Themed Gift Baskets
Adults can be a little trickier when it comes to finding the perfect gift basket because toys aren’t usually acceptable from one adult to the other. Themed gift baskets filled with sumptuous hot drinks that your adult friend or family member will enjoy. For women a bath gift basket is always loved and appreciated. For men sports themed gift baskets are still always appreciated. Though rather than trying to fit all sports in fill a gift basket with items related to his favorite sport.
Everybody loves gift baskets because they usually mean more than one surprise that’s more thoughtful than prewrapped chocolates you can get at the store. Gift baskets are far cheaper than many of the other gift ideas out there so if you’re looking for something to fit your budget these serve that purpose, too. Get creative with your gift baskets and your recipients will appreciate each gift.
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There are many creative gift topper ideas for adults. Adding a creative gift topper to your gift will add that special touch to your gift. This article will discuss several creative gift topper ideas for adults.
ACEOs are art cards that can portray a wide variety of art. They are about the same size as a playing card and they can be found with all sorts of images and sayings. Many of them are handmade, and you can find an ACEO that suits anyone’s interest. Add an interesting ACEO to the top of your gift and it will be a little gift that the recipient will treasure for years to come.
Another creative gift topper idea is tickets to something the recipient of your gift will enjoy. Tickets to a local play, movie, or game are awesome gift topper ideas that anyone will love.
Real or fake flowers make beautiful gift toppers. Be creative when choosing what type of flower to top your gift with. You can also purchase plastic flower feeders to keep the flowers fresh, or you can wrap stems in plastic and wet paper towel.
There are plenty of edibles you can use as a creative gift topper idea. Candy, chocolate, dried fruit, pretzels, or nuts are all excellent edible ideas that can be places in small bags and attached to the top of the gift with ribbon. You can also add small jars of preserved jams, pickles, or sauces. Another edible gift topper is cookies, brownies, or cupcakes. Simply wrap in plastic and secure with tape. Or try mixing up the dry ingredients of your favorite soup into a plastic bag. Add instructions and tie to the top of your gift for a creative topper.
Beauty items can be creative gift toppers for both men and women. Women will love seeing barrettes jewelry, shower poufs, and lotions on top of their gifts. Men will enjoy exfoliating soaps, razors, and shaving cream on the top of their gift. Cologne or perfume is also a nice touch that will look special as a gift topper.
Clothing and Accessories
There are many clothing and accessory items that can make a great gift topper. Try using scarves, gloves, hats, socks, or ties as interesting gift toppers. If you are feeling more creative use a shirt, sweater, purse, or dress; just fold it into a fun and interesting shape and attach it to the top of the gift.
These creative gift toppers are guaranteed to please the adult on your list. Instead of using a plain old bow, try surprising your gift recipients with a special and creative gift topper.
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She is your special woman and you want to give her something that will be outstanding as a wedding gift. One of the nicest things that all brides enjoy getting is Asscher cut diamond stud earrings. You will find that these beautiful earrings are not very expensive but are a gift that all women enjoy wearing for many different special occasions. The bride could be your sister, favorite cousin, niece, or daughter a beautiful pair of diamond earrings is an appropriate gift for her wedding day.
The Asscher cut diamond stud earrings are a very eloquent gift for her on her wedding day. They are very beautiful and something that she will enjoy for the rest of her life. You can control your spending by the amount of carats that you select for these beautiful diamond earrings. The .35 carat cut diamond is not very expensive but it is a sign of real eloquence in gift giving on your part.
You can have them wrapped in silver or gold with a tiny bow to make them even more exquisite for the bride.
The groom often will buy his new bride a more expensive set of Asscher cut diamond stud earrings to give to her on their wedding night. There are many gift choices that you can make when it comes to giving the bride a gift for her wedding day but diamonds are always considered a ladies best friend and when you give a gift that counts you become her best friend.
When it comes to selecting a wedding day gift for her, most men prefer to give diamonds. They know that she will always enjoy wearing jewelry that is made with a beautifully cut diamond. You can buy diamond necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories to go with her diamond earrings.
When you give your fiancé or bride diamonds, they will say it all for you. Then you know what to give her on each anniversary a piece of diamond jewelry to go with the eloquent set of Asscher cut diamond stud earrings.
The gift that you give her as a wedding gift can make her realize how much that you really do love her and appreciate her beauty. Those who receive diamonds cherish them not always, because they are valuable but because they represent warmth and love from the giver. That is why many women like to have diamonds mounted on their gold wedding band. The use of three diamonds together represent the past, the present, and the future.
This is a very sentimental way of saying that I have loved you, I do love you, and I will love you forever. Just as the gold wedding band represents eternal love that never ends, so does the diamonds that you give her. You may want to put the diamonds in the ring but an additional set of diamond earrings will just add to the message of love that you want to give to her as a wedding day gift.
Why not give your wife a Personalized Book Voucher. What are Personalized Books? Imagine both of you starring in a novel this Valentines Day. As a couple, the personalized book will whisk you away to the romance capital of Paris in France or even Amsterdam, or on a wild Safari, and across various exotic locations for a steamy romantic adventure.
When shopping for your wife on occasions such as Valentines Day, why not consider getting her something unique. By letting her be the star in her own personalized romance novel, you will not only get points for being original, but will likely enjoy the benefits of her appreciation as well.
She can choose to play the lead role in any adventure with you as her lover in a tale that will whisk the two of you away to a remote place where for example, a killer is on the loose, and envy, power, and lust will collide.
Many soldiers in the armed forces whom left for Afghanistan have wives back home who became obviously worried in times of communication breakdowns. It became important to keep connected to their hubbies no matter the distance in-between them. Anything from sending photos, letters and memorabilia always works. Then many wives came cross the personalized novels and one commented,
In your wife’s own personalized book, she can have the two of you travelling various Italian cities while trying to rekindle your love for one another. She can also have you play the roles of secret agents, or enjoying a sensual weekend in the French Riviera.
As a Valentines Day gift, you may also find yourself dealing with the dilemma of just which one to order.
These personalized romance books can be a gift that no other friend or family member will be giving to their significant other, making you stand out from the crowd.
Getting your wife a voucher for her own personalized book will just keep you out of the dog house for a little while, and even bring about some extra attention as well.
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Birthday is certainly one of the important days of everyone’s lives and very rarely anyone would be not happy on that day. You can add to the joys of a person by presenting to him/her birthday gifts that they will cherish forever. But choosing a perfect birthday gift is not easy. You really need to know the person in order to give a perfect birthday gift.
Try to get some idea about them such as: Are they married? Do they have children or pets? What are their hobbies or interests? Once you know about the person and what actually he/she likes, you can then start planning about the gift. Some of the important things you should consider while choosing a birthday gift are:
Whether you are gifting your mother, father, wife, husband, sister, brother or friend, whoever it is, the gift should be unique. Unique gifts show that you have made an extra effort to present the person with one-of-a-kind gift. It shows your love and affection. The person may be dissatisfied if you could not find any unique gifts even if you have spent hours trying to find the right birthday present.
One of the best parts of a birthday celebration is birthday surprise. In fact, it makes the birthday party livelier. The birthday surprise not only makes the person happy but also makes them feel more special. We can directly know what they want by asking them itself but it will not be a surprise. It also takes away a lot of the suspense factor.
Birthday gifts should always be in such a way that they can truly express your feelings for the person. The gifts should be such that they express your feelings about him/her and shows how much you love, admire or like them. Perfect birthday gifts express your feelings when words aren’t enough. Every birthday is special, whether it is 21st, 30th, 40th or 50th birthday. A thoughtful gift will always bring a smile to your special person’s face.
Birthday gift should be exclusive and should suit the person’s personality, likes and dislikes and they should truly appreciate it. Gifts should match the occasion and be in such a way that they can leave an impression on the person’s mind for years to come. Your gifts should suit the age of the person as we are talking about the birthday gifts. Your gift should be age appropriate. You can choose a perfect gift if you concentrate on the receiver, not just on the gift itself.
Almost anything you give will be appreciated by the receiver. But you should choose the one which lasts long and has impact on the person so that they can use and treasure it for life time. The best way to choose the gift which has impact on the person is to think about his hobbies and interests. Most importantly, the birthday gift should be able to create unforgettable memories of the occasion rather than just fulfilling the purpose of that particular day.
Everyone has hobbies and interests that they love. A perfect birthday gift will enhance one of the recipient’s hobbies or interests. As birthday gifts are individual, try to find something that aligns with the receiver’s interests. For example, if the person likes listening to music, a compact CD player or an iPod shuffle may be a perfect choice. This will make your gift appealing and also shows that you really care for them. People generally do try to buy what they like, instead of what the receiver likes. What is the use of choosing something that doesn’t make the receiver happy?
You should make sure that the person is not having the gift you are planning to give. It’s like no-brainer giving the gift which he/she already owns and not much useful for them. If you are unsure, ask someone close to the recipient to get some gift suggestions. But if you give the one which they already have, it shows your carelessness towards them.
Your birthday gift represents your feelings or thoughts towards the recipient and he/she will treasure your gift regardless of its price. Gifts don’t stand for materialism, but each and every gift thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort. The perfect gift shows that the person is known, remembered, cared for and above all loved.
october 29, 2008