Grab Bag Gift Ideas – Christmas, White Elephant Gift Exchanges, Stocking Stuffers & Gag Gift Ideas

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Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange, Stocking Stuffers & Gag Gift Ideas

Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange, Stocking Stuffers & Gag Gift Ideas

Update!

If you did not get around to doing a gift exchange for Christmas, it is not too late to get friends and family on board for New Years! Add a gift exchange to your New Year's Eve or New Years Day celebrations!

Looking for the perfect holiday grab bag, white elephant gift exchange, stocking stuffer, or gag gift?   PartyIdeaPros.com has put together our best of the best funny, fun, strange, and yes, sometimes goofy, holiday gifts list. Keep checking back – we are adding items every day! This year we have also included a few gifts that would be appropriate business gifts too. Happy Holidays and Party Hearty!

We have moved a few or our favorite deals that should still arrive by Christmas to the top of the list! These are items people LOVE to give & receive!

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DIY Christmas Cracker Kits

Santas elves diy christmas cracker kit

DIY Christmas Cracker Kits

How cute are these Santa's Elves Christmas Crackers! Create your own cute crackers with this DIY Christmas Cracker Kit by Meri Meri as sold on Etsy.  Add your own small treats, toys or sweets and decorate with a selection of decorative thread. Each pack creates 6 crackers. We think this would be a fun project for the kids during their Thanksgiving break. Continue Reading →

50% Off Luggage Tags!

Luggage Tags

Going somewhere? Make your bags stand out with a one-of-a-kind luggage tag designed by you. Durable and vibrantly printed, these tags will stand out and stand up during your holiday trips.

Think stocking stuffers, grab bag gifts, teacher gifts, Hanukkah presents, party favors , and little gifts of thanks.  Stock up now while these adorable luggage tags are 50% off.  Hurry offer is only valid through December 9, 2012 11:59pm PT

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Top 10 Geek Gifts Under $20.00

Are you looking for stocking stuffers or grab bag gifts for the geeks in your personal or professional life?  Here are our top 10 geek holiday gifts for under $20.00

1.  Pi Christmas Stocking

What self proclaimed Geek wouldn't want a pi Christmas stocking with two feet for twice the stuffing

 

 

 

 

2.ThinkGeek Bluetooth Retro Handset ThinkGeek Bluetooth Retro Handset

These Retro Handsets are fun to use and are currently reduced 70%

3.Half Full Optimist's Glass Half Full Optimist's Glass

Great holiday gift for bosses to give to their employees – get them laughing while making it clear you expect them never to view the world through the lens of a half empty glass

4.Star Trek Spock Oven Mitt Star Trek Spock Oven Mitt

Bake long, and prosper.

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Have You Activated Your Nuts Today?

Activated almonds are trending everywhere today!  Social media is all abuzz mocking Australian celebrity Chef Peter Evans who recently revealed his typical daily diet includes activated almonds.  Our first question, like that of many others was, what the heck are activated nuts?  The Australian natural health magazine Wellbeing defines an activated nut as “a nut that has been soaked and sprouted to release its enzyme inhibitors”.

The article goes on to explain:

Why should nuts be activated?

All nuts (and this includes seeds too) have an enzyme inhibitor that keeps them from sprouting into a tree, bush or plant that they carry inside of them.  Once they are planted in the ground and given some water, the enzyme inhibitor is destroyed and the nut/seed can begin to sprout.

So, when you eat a lot of nuts and/or seeds, you can end up with a lot of that enzyme inhibitor in your digestive tract and that just slows everything down. It can actually result in digestive distress in much the same way gluten does. Constipation, stomach cramps and bloating are examples of some issues people have eating raw, unactivated nuts.

The more enzymes you eat, the less of your own body’s enzymes are required to break down food…which keeps you younger, longer too.

So in plain English, these are nuts that are soaked and dried for 12-24 hours in order to get rid of those things that slow down your digestive system.

Now that we know exactly what activated almonds are we spent way too much time trying to find them online . After a frustrating search we finally realized Amazon stocks various flavored raw organic activated almonds.  The best alternative is to make them yourself.

According to Easy Peasy Organic pretty much all you need to do is :

  1. Soak raw organic almonds  in water for 12 hrs.   NOTE: After soaking, the nuts will look nice and puffy and may even start to show signs of sprouting.
  2. Rinse the nuts under running water, and if you want to add flavor – now is the time to do it. Just shake a couple of tsp of  sea salt, garlic salt, dehydrated onion powder, tamari or curry powder over the wet (rinsed) almonds, and stir to combine well.      NOTE: If you want, you can use and eat the activated almonds as they are, without roasting them.
  3. Now, “roast' the almonds by drying out the nuts on low heat – either in a dehydrator or on the lowest temperature your oven will do (ie 140F). This will take anywhere from 6-24 hrs, depending on the temperature you're using. The nuts will be done when they feel (and taste) dry.

We do believe this would make a fabulous, funny and on trend holiday grab bag gag gift this season. Wrap up this great Activated Almonds T-Shirt with a bag of “activated nuts”!  Way better than  some of those other stupid gift ideas.

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