I think we often get confused by what we see. So what if you never use that mildly pretentious book about fashion. What you display doesn't have to be an item you use. If it appeals to you, then it defines something about you. And that makes it all ok in my book.
Creating some gentle mischief is part of your Christmas elf's charm - have fun coming up with creative ideas for tricks your elf can play on the kids! Simple ideas include dropping green food colouring into milk, turning the toilet water glittery, setting up a 'zip wire' for the elves to play on, rearranging things, or spilling cereal on the shelf.