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Best White Elephant Christmas Gives in Denver for 2018

Courtesy of Arc Thrift Stores
Each year since 2010, we've shared photos of the best white elephant Christmas gifts in Denver as rounded up by the folks at Arc Thrift Stores.

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.
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