Taking a bat to Christmas
November 20, 2008 3:02 PM Subscribe
What have *you* always wanted to find inside a pinata?
posted by puckish to Grab Bag (43 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going home for Christmas this year, and instead of gift-wrapping presents I want to make personalized pinatas for everyone in my family. Partly to jazz up the kind of rote Amazon wish-listing part of Christmas -- mostly because I think it will be awesome to have giant eyeballs, spiders, and octopi hanging under the tree for the month of December.
The problem? What to put in them! Specifically, what do you put in a pinata that's NOT candy? I've got the wrapping down -- can the hive mind help me with the gifting? Requirements include:
- Relatively indestructable. I'm not sure how seriously they're going to unwrapping, but my brother especially kind of likes to hit things.
- Thematically linked? So I can spend most of my time making the pinatas, rather than finding awesome, highly specific gifts for each person.
- Worth the effort! No stocking stuffers here -- I still want them to be actual gifts.
- Must fit easily inside a pinata (a papier-mache container roughly the size of a balloon)
I'm at a complete loss here --- usually I just give people books and music based on whatever I happen to be reading at the moment, but this seems kind of lame. Thoughts? What would you want to find inside, after having just smashed open your Christmas gift?