And as usual, they've outdone themselves when it comes to spotlighting whimsical weirdness of the sort that will make you the hit of your white elephant gift exchange, the person everyone else loves to hate, or both.
Arc operates 28 thrift stores and seventeen donation stations across Colorado, and while you might not be able to locate these specific items at its outlets — bad news for those of you with a hankering for a stuffed pig who seems to be on an acid trip or a frighteningly authentic-looking toad coin purse — odds are good you'll track down something equally strange for well below the $5 limit my own family has placed on our own annual white elephant celebration.
See what we mean by perusing the pics below, featuring descriptions from Arc's twisted elves.
Number 10: Corgi Dog Watering Can
"Oh, BOY! That is some watering can!"
Number 9: Flamingo Trophy
"No flamingos were harmed in the making of this special award."
Number 8: Goose Wearing a Wreath
"No 'goosing' allowed!"
Number 7: Toad Coin Purse
"He'd be hoppin' mad if anyone tried to steal from THIS guy!"
Number 6: Satin Sticking High-Heeled Boot
"The dainty stocking? What the thrift!?"
Number 5: Bob Ross Chia Pet
"Happy little trees for Christmas."
Number 4: Green Pig
"Put some lipstick on that pig!"
Number 3: Cast Light
"'Cast' some light on that painful memory."
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Number 2: Roller Skating Mug
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Number 1: Fish Socks and Flip-Flops
"You bet your BASS this is the best Christmas gift EVER!"