White elephant (or Yankee Swap) games are a fun holiday party for the home or office. But coming up with good ideas for a funny gift that will either cause a lot of trades or a lot of groans can be tricky sometimes - when all else fails, you usually you can't go wrong with a bottle of wine.
Turning a box of chocolate into a box of chocolate and cash is a fun and creative idea for a white elephant gift. We gave this as a white elephant gift and it was a big hit. To make it, we carefully opened the candy box and removed a few pieces of chocolate and replaced them with some folded bills (within the agreed upon budget for the white elephant), and then slid the box back into the cellophane (taping it back shut to avoid any suspicion). Then we wrapped the box in wrapping paper. To our surprise, the box went last. But the reaction when he opened it was great - especially since this particular box was avoided by everyone else since they thought it was just a box of chocolate. You could probably do the same thing with coins but would need to tape them down so they don't rattle.
What fun white elephant gifts have you given or gotten?