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We already have awesome threads about handmade/homemade holiday gifts, and even eco gift wrap, though I think there is a lot of good humor out there about gift giving, too. Humor often loosely masks some salient philosophies.

This one isn't even loosely masked though - haha!



Someone replaced 'books' with 'plants' - I imagine either might work for permies!

What other holiday gift humor have you seen?

 
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I love funny/prank gift boxes, where the real present can be put inside. It made Christmas very entertaining last year when people thought it was their actual gift.
 
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Steve Thorn wrote:I love funny/prank gift boxes, where the real present can be put inside. It made Christmas very entertaining last year when people thought it was their actual gift.



Yes! I used to do a gazillion nesting boxes for my kids, or nieces and nephews. Especially if all they wanted was a gift card - they had to work for it! Heh heh.

Here's another funny about gifts.



I think this one is so, so true. It's also why I ended up creating samurai socks for Paul last Christmas!

 
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Hehe! I'm actually finding this to be quite true for myself. Especially, I love the nice hand-knitted socks that I have from one of my aunts. They are the best!
 
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I have in the past given clues in envelopes then watched as the people read the clue and went to find yet another clue in another envelope or box and usually I did around 10 of these clues per gift.
Great fun for me, but I might have given a bit of fun to the receiver too, since all of these folks loved to participate in the treasure hunt for their gift.
(one daughter was rather peeved the year she didn't get a clue envelope but a box that contained the actual gift)
 
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Bryant RedHawk wrote:I have in the past given clues in envelopes then watched as the people read the clue and went to find yet another clue in another envelope or box and usually I did around 10 of these clues per gift.
Great fun for me, but I might have given a bit of fun to the receiver too, since all of these folks loved to participate in the treasure hunt for their gift.
(one daughter was rather peeved the year she didn't get a clue envelope but a box that contained the actual gift)



I've done this, too - because my mom did it to us, but on Easter. Before we could hunt eggs, we had to hunt for our baskets, lol. I love that it takes the emphasis off the actual gift, and places it squarely on the interactions, while still managing to pique the curiosity about the gift. Last year, we had one recalcitrant teen, who only wanted money, so he could open it, & disappear to his room. We take turns opening gifts - 1 at a time, because there are typically only a few items each,  and it makes us all slow down and focus on each other. So, I wrapped his money in nested, individually wrapped boxes - and 1 more that they number of gifts everyone else had, so he was very happy, when we suggested he open one, first. When he opened it to a second wrapped package & started to tear into it, we stopped him, & reminded him, only one at a time. The result, of course, was that he didn't get to open his actual 'gift', until everyone else was completely done. About halfway through, he was getting pretty ticked off, but by the end, even he was laughing with us.
 
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I rendered down cow fat(made tallow), poured some into a mason jar and added a wick. A homemade candle for a gift.


The cat licked out the fat overnight.
 
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Yes! I used to do a gazillion nesting boxes for my kids, or nieces and nephews. Especially if all they wanted was a gift card - they had to work for it! Heh heh.



That's so fun! I had never heard of those before, I'll have to try that out soon!

Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Here's another funny about gifts.



I think this one is so, so true. It's also why I ended up creating samurai socks for Paul last Christmas!



I know it's true for me, lol. 20 years ago I would have been sad to get socks, and this year I actually ordered myself some and some for other people!
 
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