Every year at the annual family breakfast (menu to come), my dad's siblings and their children and grandchildren (if applicable) come together at someone's house to hang out, eat, listen to Christmas music, etc. Every year, we play the 'White Elephant' game. You bring a wrapped (or bagged) $20 gift, everyone gets a number, when your number comes up, you pick a gift. The next person can either take your gift (forcing you to steal someone else's) or select a new gift.
Everyone does awesome gifts they might want to take home themselves (coffee maker, gift card, money, popular cd(s), electric griddle) ... except the twins. Last year they brought TWO hideous "fragrance lamps". Excuse me, why do you think it's okay to bring two of the same crappy gift? Every other couple who plays brings 2 different things. You bring two of THE SAME CRAPPY GIFT. Not cool. This year one of the twins did the shopping so her, her husband, her twin & her twin's friend could play. Four identically-sized & identically wrapped presents. Everyone avoided them like the plague until it was no longer possible.
EVEN UGLIER FRAGRANCE LAMP. Pissed is an understatement. My mom and I had talked about their crappy gifts and how we were glad they weren't there to play... they walked in after only the 2nd person had gone. Oh even better Rashan had seen those ugly lamps in CVS/Walgreens/Family Dollar for $9.99. So you left here with a griddle, a food processor and $20 and three people left with your cheap, ugly fragrance lamp. *One cousin's friend had the last number and got stuck with that ugly lamp-- SERVES YOU RIGHT* You're 34 years old. You know you're wrong. I said, "Next year you can't bring the same gift." My aunt and cousin were quick to jump in and agree. Then gifts kept being stolen and one my cousins started going in about those terrible lamps. AWKWARD. But true. My mom said we should've made them leave with their own crappy gifts. If you can't afford to play, don't play. We won't hold it against you. We'll be very happy if you don't. Now there's talk of not playing next year because of their crappy gifts. Ugh!!!! So irritating.