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The Ultimate List of the Best White Elephant Gift Ideas

Updated on November 6, 2019 Updated on Nov 6, 2019
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    The last time I attended a White Elephant gift exchange I left with a human dog chain collar. If you have been to one of these exchanges before with your friends or with your co-workers during your holiday party, I’m sure you left with something equally as useless and possibly disturbing.

    This is not your average secret Santa exchange so you’ll need to be creative this holiday season. It can be hard to find the perfect white elephant or Yankee swap gift. Here is the ultimate gift guide of the best white elephant gift ideas that are both interesting, somewhat useful and great for swapping. Also check out our Dirty Santa Gift Guide and other gag gifts that everyone will be fighting over.

  1. Truth Serum Decanter
  2. This decanter tells it like it is! Who wouldn’t want to leave with this gift. And it’s only $20 making it a great find for any white elephant or dirty santa gift.  Bottled up decanter is made of hand-blown laboratory glass with mirror-finish gold lettering. Four handsome styles to choose from. Unfortunately, liquor not included.

  3. Smell My Nuts Candle
  4. No, really, smell the nuttiness of this deliciously scented candle. Banana Nut Bread, Toasted Coconut and Hazelnut make this candle a truly outstanding combination of scents in a 13 oz jar of specially blended soy and paraffin wax. Lead-free wick with a patented straightener to ensure proper burning every time. 

  5. Wash Last Night Away Bath Salts
  6. Last night may have been a blast, but now it’s time to walk of shame your way right to the bathtub. Soak away the questionable acts of a wild night with luxurious pink bath salt crystals and start fresh. Showers are for getting clean, baths are for relaxation and rejuvenation. This funny gift for her will turn up the bath time magic with 23 ounces of girl-powered crystals!

  7. Star Wars Coffee Mug
  8. This Star Wars Ceramic Mug with Removable Lid is perfect for the ultimate Star Wars fan! Made from durable ceramic material, this mug is perfect for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or any type of beverage. It comes with a removable lid to keep your drink warm.

  9. Tequila Mockingbird
  10. Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, you’re gonna drink as you do! From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world’s bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. This one will sure be a hit at your white elephant exchange.

  11. Drinking Buddies Glass Markers
  12. Declare the bar open, your Drinking Buddies have arrived! Tcontains 12 hunky drink markers and includes a pen so you can allocate each guest their own buddy for the evening. As well as looking good in trunks, the boys help avoid mix-ups anytime the drinks are flowing. Set of 6 banana hammock wearing drink markers. Simply attach these little guys to the edge of your glass.

  13. Baconluxious Chocolate
  14. Delicate maple sweetness, a sprinkle of bonfire smoked sea salt and crispy, uncured bacon in milk chocolate. These bars are handcrafted with ethically sourced cacao and all natural ingredients.The richness and complexity of maple sryup goes so well with the creamy milk chocolate. The crunchy rendered bacon chunks with some smoked sea salt for texture makes for a great flavor balance.

  15. Shittens
  16. Shittens are disposable, mitten-shaped moist wipes. While old fashioned, square wet wipes put your hands at risk for all kinds of accidental fecal contamination, the genius mitten shape of a Shitten provides not only safety from poop, but on a larger scale, emotional peace of mind.

  17. Why Do Men Have Nipples
  18. Say you’re at a party. You’ve had a martini or three, and you mingle through the crowd, wondering how long you need to stay before going out for pizza. Suddenly you’re introduced to someone new, Dr. Nice Tomeetya. You forget the pizza. Now is the perfect time to bring up all those strange questions you’d like to ask during an office visit with your own doctor but haven’t had the guts (or more likely the time) to do so. You’re filled with liquid courage . . . now is your chance! If you’ve ever wanted to ask a doctor . . .

  19. Bears vs. Babies
  20. Stitch together a Handsome Salmon armed with knives and burritos or a Pomeranian of Light and Wonder in business attire who can run at the speed of light. Give your creation limbs, weapons, and special hats to help prepare them for the inevitable infant onslaught. In this highly strategic party board game, outbuild the babies and other players to win!

  21. Breakfast Sandwich Maker
  22. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, mornings are hectic for most people, especially families with children. So how do you cope with hunger pangs at breakfast time? If you’re like most people, you have to rush through the meal, gobble down whatever’s handy in the kitchen, or grab a quick, on-the-go bite. That’s where the Breakfast Sandwich Maker by Hamilton Beach comes to the rescue. It’s all about making a fresh breakfast sandwich you can grab and go.

  23. Dino Taco Holders
  24. Dinosaurs + Tacos = Prehistoric Awesomeness! Thought to be extinct the prehistoric taco holder is back… and ready to carry two of your favorite tacos on its back. Turn your next Taco Tuesday Jurassic, and devour tacos with style! Great gift for kids and kidults that are looking to add a bit of fun to the dinner table!

  25. Trump Scented Candle
  26. The Trump-Scented Candle is a phenomenal deal. Just phenomenal. We’ve made a great, great candle. It combines all of the classiest smells (suntan lotion and steak) to produce an aroma that is tremendous. (To be clear, by “tremendous,” we mean “large in scale or intensity.” We are not claiming that it smells good.) The candle comes in a beautiful shade of orange that looks very natural and not at all weird and off-putting.

  27. Nicholas Cage Mug
  28. There are really no words for this except for awesome. Bring this and get lots of high fives at your white elephant gift exchange party.  High-quality creepy as shit coffee mug made of durable ceramic that is microwave and dishwasher safe.T his is the perfect gift and sure to be a big hit at your white elephant party. Pair this with a Starbucks gift card to add extra value.

  29. Golden Girls Prayer Candles
  30. Back in St. Olaf…well you know how the story goes. Cozy up with this Rose Nylund celebrity prayer candle and recount the fond memories of a more simple life. White wax. Handmade high-quality gloss label. 8 inches tall. Burns 100 hours.

  31. Game of Phones
  32. Fun Is Coming. Your smartphone already sits on the table while you’re out to brunch, -you might as well give it the official party invite. Game of Phones turns your trusty cellular companion into the subject of a scavenger hunt between you and your friends. Just gather your friends and their smartphones draw a prompt card and see who can use their phones the fastest to create an emoji masterpiece, show off the last photo you took, or find the weirdest Google Image result for your name. Game of Thrones fans will definitely appreciate this one.

  33. Fuego Hot Sauce Gift Set
  34. Fuego Hot Pepper Sauces are inspired by exotic flavors and peppers from around the world. Enjoy the rustic flavors of Mexican chipotle pepper or the legendary spice of the Indian Ghost Pepper, right from your home! 7 different hot sauce varieties to satisfy daring culinary explorers.

  35. Someecards Coaster Set
  36. This six pack of funny Someecards coasters are a great way to add fun to any party. Either way, you look at it, it’s a win/win. Your friends and family will have their fair share of LOL moments, plus your tables and surfaces will be protected from drink stains. These unique and hilarious coasters are like no other! Each coaster features an illustration and a funny caption that revolves around drinking with friends and just having a good time. If you love a good laugh, then you’ll love these coasters.

  37. Muffin Top Baking Set
  38. We’ve all seen the “muffin top” look before, but not like this. Fill these adorable jean-style cupcake pants with your favorite cake batter. As the muffin tops bake, they develop that little extra bulge around the middle. Silicone construction is dishwasher safe and easy to clean. Eat up, it’s just a little more to love. Comes in a colorful gift box with baking tips included inside.

  39. The Bathroom Guestbook
  40. Everyone loves a little toilet humor! Turn the everyday bathroom break into a chance to record your deepest thoughts for the ages with this quirky guest book. Let friends and family mark each trip to the loo with thoughts, doodles, and assessments of the local décor so others can enjoy their ruminations from the can for decades to come. This padded hardcover journal, complete with foil stamping and a ribbon to mark its 112 pages, will make any water closet just a little bit cheekier.

  41. Shut Up Liver
  42. If you’re looking for a fun and cheeky gift for an upcoming White Elephant Party, then look no further! These fun wine glasses bring a smile to the face of any friend or guest and are a sure hit. 

  43. Smores Set
  44. Bring s’more fun indoors and roast marshmallows to perfection over the tabletop electric Flameless heater. Forget the hassle of cutting wood and open flames. This unit is built with safety in mind. The electric Flameless heater requires nothing but an electrical outlet to start making perfect golden brown s’mores.

  45. Mini Desk Vacuum
  46. The perfect little companion for your desktop, Henry is always there when you need a little friend to help tidy up. Two vacuum attachments allow you to reach the tightest spaces—even the crumbs in your keyboard. A powerful motor enhances the vacuum performance. Tools and accessories store inside.

  47. Flowchart Book 
  48. A hilarious and utterly relatable collection of flowcharts, rants, and lists about adulting. This guide to adulthood in a collection of 54 charmingly illustrated flowcharts and pros-and-cons lists that each address an all-too-real question, from the mundane to the life-changing. Will I survive this hangover? (Probably not.) Should I cancel my plans? (YES! Cancel immediately.) Am I having a quarter-life crisis? (Probably.) This inspired book of humor disguised as invaluable advice is a gift to make anyone feel better.

  49. Liquid Ass
  50. Liquid Ass is an overwhelming, stinky, funny prank product. Once unleashed, this power–packed, super–concentrated liquid begins to evaporate filling the air with a genuine, foul butt–crack smell with hints of dead animal and fresh poo. Each spray of this soul shattering liquid summons the Ass Genie to manhandle your senses. Even if you don’t buy this one I reecomend you read the hilarious reviews. 

  51. Sushi Socks
  52. Sushi Socks Box is a fantastic idea for a funny gift that will always spark a lot of laughter. Food socks are a fashionable motif in the world of modern sock fashion – just like the Japanese style. We’ve combined these two things to bring you very funny, colorful, and hipster sushi socks. Our socks ideally match casual clothes or a suit making your outfit more colorful and turning it into something exceptional and modern.

  53. Unicorn Ice Cube Tray
  54. Make any drink or punch bowl magical with unicorn-shaped ice cubes. Perfect for unicorn or fantasy themed birthday parties and everyday fun. Soft silicone ice cube tray lets you pop out cubes with ease.

  55. Exploding Kittens Game
  56. Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.

  57. Bubble Wrap Calendar
  58. The Bubble Wrap Calendar is a wall calendar you can’t stop popping! Each day is covered with a bubble that you can pop throughout the day. They will love this calendar for the satisfaction they get every time they pop a bubble. The calendar is typeset in Helvetica Neue for easy reading and a clean, modern look. Can you just pop one? (Don’t worry, there are bonus bubbles for tough days!)

  59. Ravioli Spoon Rest
  60. Mama Mia! who dropped one of the raviolis? oh, never mind, it’s just Fred’s sauced up, a pasta-shaped pillow designed to catch the sauce before it settles on your stovetop. Made of stain-resistant silicone, you’ll be glad you have a pasta-riffic place to rest your spoon.

  61. Tiny Lampshade Night Light
  62. This tiny lampshade will turn any smartphone into a fun and stylish nightlight. Just clip it onto your phone, launch your flashlight, and let there be light! No longer will you bother your significant other or cat when you are reading late at night.

  63. Gourmet Sea Salt
  64. Everyone will be fighting over this white elephant gift. Integrate one of the most esteemed delicacies in the culinary world into your finest entrées with Italian Black Truffle Salt.  Pure, crisp sea salt is enhanced with Black truffles from the Italian Region of Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, and Marche in Northern and Central Italy to add authentic gourmet Italian wonder to your dishes. 

  65. You Suck At Parking Cards
  66. Set of 10 “You Suck At Parking” cards. Taking up two spots in a busy neighborhood, parking extremely close to your car, blocking a driveway… this card says it all. Learn to park, asshole.

  67. I Hate Everyone Oven Mitt
  68. Honestly is the best policy. If you and your friends hate everyone else but each other then this white elephant gift will be a hot commodity. Literally the best gift ever. The recipient will laugh for a good 5 minutes. It also helps hold hot pots. Super insulated and 100% cotton.

  69. Personal Library Kit
  70. For a bibliophile, there’s no greater pleasure than sharing beloved books, but no crueler pain than losing them for good—until the Knock Knock Personal Library Kit! Revive old-fashioned library circulation techniques for fun and book retention with our classic bestseller!

  71. Dick Soap
  72. Uncle Richard’s World Famous Dick Soap turns a shower into an hour of pure joy! Getting clean has never been such a pleasure. As soon as Uncle Richard introduced the world to his amazing wiener cleaner, statistics for daily – sometimes hourly – bathing skyrocketed!
    This naughty stocking stuffer will have him pumped! Every man will be laughing his way straight to the shower on Christmas morning.

  73. Dammit Doll
  74. When life gives you that crazy urge to scream and destroy, Dammit Doll is here to support you. Go ahead – THROW, SLAM, and WHACK the ultimate stress relief tool. The Classic Dammit Doll is engineered to absorb all that negative energy so you can let go and get your happy back on. Available here in a surprise print, but also available to purchase in a print of your choice.

  75. Smart Phone Fan
  76. You are stuck at the airport, waiting endlessly for your plane to arrive. You are hot and bored, so you whip out your iPhone 6 and start watching a video. Oh, how you wish you had some circulating air while you watch your movie If you had the Smartphone-fan Micro USB, you could have a light wind cooling you down and keeping you calm when your plane’s delay is mentioned over the airport’s speakers.

  77. Unstable Unicorns
  78. A strategic card game that will destroy your friendships…but in a good way. One of Kickstarter’s Top 50 Most Backed Projects of all time! Build a Unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now.

  79. Table Topics
  80. Are you hosting a dinner party or in need of a hostess gift? This dinner party game can be a gracious host’s best friend. Get every guest talking, laughing and enjoying each other’s company with this card game of fun, inspired conversation starters.  Guaranteed to entertain in even the most awkward situations, every question is perfectly appropriate for any combination of friends and acquaintances. Good food, good friends, and great conversation. What could be better?

  81. Wonder Women Apron
  82. Cook your next meal in superhero style with the Wonder Woman DC Comics Be the Character Apron! This fun apron lets you become your favorite DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman. This apron is sure to be a hit at your next party. One size fits most. Made in the USA.

  83. Bike Pizza Cutter
  84. What a cosmopolitan way to slice a pie! Durable stainless steel, double-wheel pizza cutter will take you on a gastronomic tour from crust to crust. Includes stand. A fun and trendy cute fun gift for any pizza lover on your list.

  85. Mop Slippers
  86. Funny and practical these slippers can be used to clean the kitchen or your bathroom, it is a very useful tool when you use it to clean the fine dust. You can just wear this slipper while walking from room to room and putting dishes and laundry away, at the same time, you also clean the dusty floor.

  87. Giant Googly Eyes
  88. Nobody needs and yet everybody needs these. Turn your house into PeeWee’s Play House with these giant googly eyes. Great gag gift or fun to stick on posters or bulletin boards. They measure 7 inches in diameter and come as a set of 2.

  89. No Shit Lavatory Mist
  90. Did you poop? No shit Sherlock. Two quick veils of mist erase evidence of any offense – no matter how foul. Light lemon and cedar scent. I bet everyone at the office party is going to want to gift swap with you.

  91. Girl Power Socks
  92. Yep, she’ll like these. Blue Q Socks are made of a premium cotton-nylon blend for comfort and help one to both actively and passively express how you truly feel inside.  Cotton, nylon and spandex blend. Machine wash cold.

  93. Light Saber Chopsticks
  94. Be the life of the party with your friends and family by owning a pair of these uniquely designed utensils. compact and so you can carry them easily in your pocket. Impress that date or your kids. Convenient LEDs illuminate in bright colors with easy to use on and off push button.

  95. The Wine Rack
  96. Not the classiest white elephant gift but sure is interesting. The Winerack: every girl’s best friend. Now you can drink what you want, when you want, where you want, with no hassles and for less money. Sports bra holds up to 25 ounces of your favorite beverage. Removable polyurethane bladder custom-shaped to fit bra. Long drinking tube with easy-to-use on/off valve controls the flow. Don’t they have the guys covered too with this beer belly?

  97. Bear Oven Mitts
  98. Fred and Friends BEAR HANDS oven mitts, don’t burn your paws. These oven mitts are made from insulated cotton. The “paw” pads are constructed of heat-resistant silicone, letting you handle hot food easily. One right and one left “bear paw” mitt are included. Two mitts are included in each package. It’s a product that combines fun and functionality in one.

  99. Umbrella Hat
  100. Who likes holding umbrellas anyway? Keep your hands free on rainy days with the Beistle Umbrella Hat. This hat has a blue, green, red and yellow nylon umbrella attached to an elasticized headband. It is one size fits most. This is a fun hat that can be worn on many occasions!

  101. Mac and Cheese Cookbook
  102. Macaroni and cheese is one of America’s favorite comfort foods, beloved by kids and adults alike. But there’s no need to rely on prefab mixes—all you need is a handful of kitchen staples, some tasty cheese, and a little insider advice courtesy of Homeroom restaurant. This perennially popular Oakland, California, eatery—with its entire menu devoted to mac and cheese—now shares its secrets for the best-ever mac recipes that will help you think outside the box!

  103. Bling Cleaning Gloves
  104. Cleaning sucks. These gloves make it better. Fred and friends playful wash gloves have a dazzling gem built in, so you never have to sacrifice style while getting down to the business of cleaning.

  105. Cat Pen Holder
  106. Consider this pen holder from mark’s japan your new agenda assistant. this cat will help keep track of your pen, can mark an important page, and is wearing a bowtie. that’s really the only thing that matters, right?  Always got a pen handy! Hope your favorite cat lady scores this gift.

  107. Clean Dreams Sponge Holder
  108. Once the dishes are clean and bright, lay your sponge in its bed and let it sleep tight. Adorable sponge rest that will fit most sponges (slides under the pillows which remain intact). Great also to accompany a gift set of kitchen towels and cloths. This makes dishes almost fun again!

  109. Dad Bod Fanny Pack
  110. A waterproof beer belly fanny pack? If this isn’t the best white elephant gift idea I don’t know what is. The beer belly fanny packs are made of PU and canvas leather with a 3D print fake belly. And it is waterproof. The main compartment provides independent protection for your phones from screen scratches, cash, key, and watch. It is easy for outdoor sports with no worries. Easy to put on and take off with quick release buckle.

  111. Tampon Flask
  112. The Sunscreen Flask allows for 8 oz. of party fun. No one will question your sunscreen. Fill it with your fave drink and go right in. Guys won’t even look at a tampon much less handle it at security. The tampons shot holder will never be questioned at your venue. Bring alcohol onto cruises, Vegas pools, concerts, sporting events, clubs, bachelorette parties and more. Includes 5 Fake Tampons with Wrappers.

  113. Unicorns Are Jerks Coloring Book
  114. Unicorns think they’re so great because they’re all mysterious and magical, but they can be real jerks sometimes. This coloring book features eighteen examples of unicorns texting in theaters, farting in elevators, eating your leftovers, and generally acting like jerks. Theo Nicole’s Lorenz’s humorous, offbeat coloring books are perfect for anyone looking to break outside the world of patterns and mandalas, and add some laughter along the way!

  115. Champagne Bong
  116. The Chambong Mini is to Cocktails what the Chambong is to Champagne. It’s the cutest, easiest, and most fun way to take a shot or mixed drink. The Chambong mini 2-pack is a perfect gift and goes great with your drink of choice. Comes with two Chambong Minis each with 3-ounce capacity in luxurious packaging and is made of dishwasher safe, hand-blown high borosilicate glass.

  117. Veggie Spiraler 
  118. Replace high card pasta or noodles with healthy and colorful veggie ones. Get the picky people in your family to eat plenty of healthy veggies in disguise. Built from BPA-Free ABS plastic and heat-treated stainless steel and has two Japanese blades. Create noodles and create julienne spirals from a great variety of vegetables including Carrots, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Squash, Radish, Sweet And Regular Potatoes, and lots others.

  119. Bath SipCaddy
  120. SipCaddy is the only portable cupholder in the world that also holds wine glasses! Attach it to any smooth surface for an instant drink butler for your beer or wine vessel of choice, or for many other household items. Designed and developed by a small team of drinking enthusiasts, architects, and designers, extensively prototyped with 3D printing, SipCaddy is now available worldwide. Here’s to your next shower beer and shower wine!

  121. Fun Q-Tip Holder
  122. A unique cotton swab holder in the form of a snow globe with a Christmas tree in the center will keep a bunch of cotton buds clean and sanitary. Cotton swabs are always ready when they needed in the bathroom or at cosmetics table in this modern holder winter time designed by creative brand Qualy. This designer bathroom accessory will make great white elephant gift.

  123. Electric Wine Opener
  124. The Ozeri Nouveaux II Electric bottle opener removes a wine bottle cork with the gentle push of a button. Unlike other electric wine openers, it features a transparent corkscrew shell that makes the cork removal process completely visible. When in use or while being recharged with the included compact adaptor, the Nouveaux II illuminates its transparent bottom shell with calming blue indicator lights.

  125. Dog Butt Magnets
  126. These dog butts may not sit when you them or fetch your paper, but they will stay attached to all of your magnetic surfaces. Man’s best friend. Designed by Steph Mantis. Set of 6 magnets, Scottie butt, Pug butt, Retriever butt, Dalmatian butt, Poodle butt, and hydrant.