My best friend Holli came up to visit for the night. We went to a White Elephant Christmas party with Christopher and his brother Bryan. Holli had never participate in a white elephant exchange before. I was happy to explain to her the rules. We ran to St. Vinnie's to find her a fabulous gift to bring, but they were closed. I realized I had a few things in my very own basement I could get rid of so... we shopped at my house instead.
Holli had a really hard decision to make. Should she choose the Palm Pilot (that doesn't turn on), a complete outfit (from the bags of clothes I keep meaning to drop off at Goodwill), or a light up witch in a pumpkin or holographic cat?? She went with the holographic cat. Good choice, right?! I went with a manicure kit I had received last year at a different exchange.
The party was a lot of fun. Christopher and I left with 'real' gifts. He got an automatic ball return (for golf practice) and I got a bottle of Captain. Holli went home with rubber zebra print gloves, a poncho, and.... um... other stuff too. :) Bryan went home with the lovely manicure set that I had provided. I bet he's excited to try it out.......or wrap it for the next party he goes to! Either way!
After the party, Holli and I exchanged gifts. I love what she got me... but the highlight of the night was that for the first time ever, we got each other the same thing! As soon as she saw the box wrapped up, she knew what that part of her present was. Andes mint cookies.
Holli - Is that box on top edible?
Me - No! (I hate ruining gifts. I'm a horrible liar. I always give them away when asked.)
Holli - Are you sure?
Me - Why? (See, I caved immediately)
Holli - I think I know what it is. I think I gave you one too.
Me - Is it... something you've never seen before this year and something you were excited to find?
Holli - Yes. Is it something that is made from something else that we both love?
We compared boxes and burst out laughing.
So, if you haven't tried these... you need to. You're welcome. :)
What I wore...
Sweater: Charlotte Russe
Belt: Forever 21
Boots: Steve Madden