The 31 Best White Elephant Gifts Ever

Article by Anna Smith. Last Updated: Thursday, Nov 12, 2020.

White Elephant parties are a time honored Christmas tradition! Bring a gift for a lucky friend or family member to unwrap, and then watch the mayhem that follows as people swap their way to their most desired gift! Also known as Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa, these parties are a whole lot of fun! But how do you find the perfect white elephant gift ideas that everyone will love? Look no further than our awesome gift guide below!

We’ve rounded up dozens of white elephant gifts, ranging from funny gag gifts to stuff that’s actually useful! Whatever your taste, check out our list!

The Best White Elephant Gifts

  • Infinity Cube Fidget Toy
  • Composed with eight tough ABS plastic blocks linked together with strong stainless steel metal rivets. It's durable and can withstand constant flipping and folding. It has a smooth surface and curved edges that are easy on the hands and light on the wrist and arms. It has also met and exceeded the ASTM International Toy Safety Standard and CSPIA. It's a handy little gift they'll love to fidget with for hours at a time!


  • Game of Phones
  • Your smartphone already sits on the table while you're out to brunch, it lays next to you on the couch while you watch reruns and scroll through texts--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 smart phones (sorry, flip phone, you're not invited), 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. Collect the most points to win. Only the fastest and funniest will survive.


  • Have a Great Day Mug
  • This is a perfect gift for white elephant parties, and it's one they're sure to fight over. The funny design on the mug reads "Have a nice day", a nice enough message! But, tilt it up to drink and you'll see a hand flipping the bird at whoever is standing or sitting in front of you. It's hilarious, and perfect for meetings or just strolling through the office.


  • Decision Maker - Fun and Unique
  • Unsure of what to do? - just ask the Decision Maker. The pendulum will swing and stop and the "right" answer. Possible answers on this model are: Yes, No, Always, No Way, and Maybe. The text is deeply and crisply lasered into the wood. Great fun and a beautiful and unique item. They embedded 5 magnets into the hardwood base and there is a magnet embedded in the pendulum. The magnets cannot be seen on the base, only wood surfaces are visible. The bottom is felt lined.


  • Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers
  • One part game, one part conversation starter, you don't need to be a pun master to master Punderdome: the goal is to make bad jokes and have fun along the way. A player (the prompter for that round) draws two prompt cards from the deck, and then reads the prompts to the rest of the group, who have 90 seconds to create a single, groan-worthy pun that combines the two prompts. When time is up, pun makers share their puns with the prompter, who awards the prompt cards to the player whose pun he or she likes best. The winner then draws the next pair of prompt cards and the process repeats. Players win by obtaining 10 pairs of cards. One of the most unique gift ideas out there!


  • A Wine Accessories Gift Set
  • This 5 piece deluxe wine accessories gift set come with an elegant gift box. The high quality and all-in-on set is a perfect gift for any enthusiast or connoisseur, and makes an excellent gift for Christmas, or other occasions. Content of this set includes corkscrew opener, bottle stoppers, foil cutter, pourer, drip ring, all displayed in a bottle shaped case, which makes it convenient to carry for travel or picnic. The whole family will be fighting over this one!


  • Succulent Gift Box
  • These boxes make affordable, memorable, and adorable gifts for every occasion! They hand-make most of our products or partner with responsible suppliers to bring you the best gift ideas around! These boxes include a 4oz 100% soy candle, vegan, hand-poured in a glass container (choose your scent), a 2.5inch succulent (types will vary) in a white high-quality ceramic pot, a succulent patterned box of matches, a Greeting card as pictured and an elegantly printed gift box.


  • Water Painting Bamboo Brush & Stand
  • Here's the original, genuine, superior quality, authentic Buddha Board, made with only the finest high-quality materials. Simply fill the stand with water. Then dip in the bamboo brush (included) & start drawing, painting & writing. You'll create soft, beautiful images with a rich, inky Japanese look. Appreciate your creation in the moment, and then as the water evaporates and your masterpiece slowly fades away, practice the art of letting go. A gift they'll treasure!


Funny White Elephant Gifts

  • Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster
  • We once toasted a marshmallow THIS BIG. Hook and roast your favorite campfire food with this fishing pole-inspired skewer. Made of powder-coated steel and finished with a maple handle, this flipping-fun roaster will occupy a prime spot in your camp tackle box. Find a comfy spot in front of the fire, then jig the pole to flip your snack so it's evenly roasted on all sides. It's a funny gift that's ideally suited to be a white elephant gift.


  • There's Some Ho's in this House Wine Tumbler
  • Looking for gift ideas? Check out these funny insulated wine tumblers that feature an image of Santa Claus and read "There's some Ho's in this house" (get it, like ho-ho-ho)! A perfect gift for all the certified freaks on your list this season and an excellent homage to a song that's an instant classic. Available in both white or silver finish, so you can grab one of each or choose to suit your taste!


  • Bluetooth Banana Phone
  • "Hello, room service? Please send up another bunch." Add slapstick style to your phone with this handset worthy of a Marx Brothers gag. It connects through Bluetooth for wireless conversations that keep phone radiation away from your coconut. Just pair it with your device to receive calls and use your favorite voice assistant (like Siri) to make them. Talk for up to 10 hours with the USB-rechargeable battery and know you're helping keep the jungle green thanks to the 100% recycled plastic cover.


  • A Tortilla Blanket
  • This double sided Tortilla Blanket is 60 inches in diameter so they can create a warm and cozy burrito out of themselves, their kids, or pets! The blanket is made of flannel, and boasts a realistic pattern that is so lifelike! Your Yankee Swap party will have a surefire hit this year, look out!


  • The Original Shave and Play Borbie
  • Need a gag gift that will be the hit of the party? Get The Original Shave & Play Borbie! You've played with regular Barbie, but this is Shave & Play Borbie...and she is unlike any other doll you ever played with! She is FURRY and ready for a trim! Whip out the razor (included) and give her a style all her own! Borbie will love her new, silky smooth, hair-free self! Borbie doll styles, razors and dresses will vary. Absolutely one of the funniest gifts around!


  • Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy (Miniature)
  • Finally, the joyous dancing tube man -- who's been featured everywhere from Ricky Martin's stage to Broad City -- is available in a tiny, desk-friendly size. This box includes an 18-inch waving tube man with fan in base to make him dance, wiggle, and shake just like the real thing and a 32-page mini book exploring the larger than life (and utterly surprising!) origins of everyone's favorite flailing arm man. Fun and funny, this little desk toy gift is great for a white elephant work party or any other!


  • The Original Wine Condom
  • This protective covering was Invented by a mother son duo, inspired by a Macgyvered seal that looked like a makeshift condom. Unaware of the success that would come from this hilarious, yet effective solution to resealing opened bottles of wine, they set out to create this fun novelty gift. With a bigger is better mentality (pun intended), the newly upgraded wine condom version 2.0 is the ultimate in protection and preservation.


  • Dinosaur Taco Holders
  • Known for their hard shells and spicy dispositions, dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago. These taco-toting beasts are back for a blast of mealtime fun. The durable, dishwasher-safe triceratops and t-rex hold two hard shell tacos until you make them extinct. A hilarious item they'll laugh at as they unwrap!


White Elephant Gifts Under $50

  • Winter Survival Cocktail Kit
  • Love them or loathe them, the arrival of winter months bring chillier temperatures, multiple holidays, and cravings for warmer refreshments. Come to the aid of fellow libation seekers when the weather outside is frightening using this seasonal cocktail kit. With a bottle of wine or a half-gallon of apple cider, the mulling syrup becomes a spice-infused fireside-worthy elixir for snowy days and icy evenings. Fancying something fancier? The hot toddy mixture makes cold nights cozy and adds a festive touch to present-filled mornings or gift exchanging gatherings. Stored within a first aid look-a-like kit, these beverage builders transform you into everyone's favorite winter mixologist.


  • YETI Rambler 14 oz Vacuum Insulated Mug
  • The YETI Rambler 14 oz. Mug is the toughest, most over-engineered camp mug out there. The full-loop Triple Grip Handle is comfortable for wider hands, so you can fit your mitts fully around your morning joe. The thick gauge 18/8 stainless steel makes for stronger, more durable drinkware to resist dents and dings. Finally, the double-wall vacuum insulation keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot until the last sip. It's a useful gift they'll love!


  • An Electric Wine Opener
  • This electric wine opener sports a modern and luxurious design that will radiate opulence in any home, bar, or kitchen. It removes the cork from the bottle on contact, then automatically spits it out from the corkscrew without the push of a button! It works on all cork types, including plastic and synthetic. A secret magnetic foil cutter is included as the top cover of the corkscrew so you always have one handy. What a great gift!


  • A Camping Hammock
  • With this Double Camping Hammock from Legit Camping, you’ll have everything you need to relax in complete comfort on your next camping or hiking trip. Heading to the beach or taking in a festival? Don’t leave home without your parachute hammock. With its lightweight, spacious design and 400-pound capacity, it’s the camping companion you can’t go without. No need to take along a bulky pad and heavy sleeping bag; just stuff the hammock into the small attached sack, put it in your pack and off you go.


  • Bonsai Grower Starter Kit
  • Help them discover the relaxing hobby they didn't even know they needed! This kit has everything they need to grow 4 beautiful bonsai trees in one sleek box! It contains 4 types of organic seeds (Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Black Poui, Norway Spruce, and Flame Tree) stored in seed-safe vials for better germination, 4 biodegradable growing pots, 4 expanding-soil discs, 4 bamboo plant markers, 1 bonsai clipper and a beautiful, comprehensive and simple instruction booklet.


  • Wine Bottle Puzzles Game
  • At first glance, this engaging Wooden Puzzle Brain Teaser for Wine Bottles looks incredibly simple to unlock... but looks can be deceiving! The brain teaser will provide hours of entertainment as you watch the lucky recipient attempt to crack the puzzle in order to quench a thirst! It's sure to be a hit at any party or gathering. Don’t worry, if partygoers are unable to unlock it, you can put them out of their misery as this brain teaser comes with release instructions.


  • Original Bamboo Tumbler with Tea Infuser
  • These high capacity 17oz Tumblers are made of Bamboo, giving them a unique and stylish look. All of the flask's interior are made from 18/8 Food-Grade Stainless Steel, which helps the insulated water bottles utilize the latest Vacuum Insulation Technology to keep coffee, tea and all other beverages piping hot for 12 hours or ice cold for a whole day!As a bonus, they get a 2 piece detachable Tea Infuser and Strainer. Brew your favorite loose leaf tea, use it as a fruit infuser water bottle or even brew herbal beverages!


  • Butter Churner
  • What could be more quaint than a batch of butter you churned yourself? In a world where even bananas can be bought pre-peeled, pretty darn quaint. Packed with a basic butter how-to along with several flavored butter recipes, this butter churner features all the components you need to whip up a fresh addition to your breakfast spread. Pour the whipping cream into the churner, turn the handle, and enjoy a fresh batch of butter.


White Elephant Gifts Under $20

  • Chop Chop B! - Funny Cutting Board
  • CHOP CHOP B$#!. It's that simple when you put to use one of these hysterically vulgar, yet elegant cutting boards. The perfect gift, this board is crafted from the highest quality, eco-friendly Bamboo. If you have a custom request or a question, do not hesitate to reach out to them via Etsy Convos. They welcome your ideas to create a design to your satisfaction. Due to the natural beauty of the wood grain, there may be slight color variations in each finished product.


  • From Crook to Cook - Snoop Dogg Cookbook
  • Looking for cookbooks with a little more personality? Welcome to tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen, The first cookbook and recipe book from Tha Dogg! You've seen Snoop Dogg work his culinary magic on VH1's Emmy-nominated Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, and now Tha Dogg's up in your kitchen...with his first cookbook. It's a fun and funny way to ring in the season and a perfect gift idea for white elephant parties!


  • Drunk Stoned or Stupid [A Party Game]
  • Drunk, Stoned, or Stupid includes 250 cards to decide who in the group is most likely to... "#1 Wake up with half a burrito in bed", "#27 Have 20-minute conversation with Siri" and "#147 Shame people for going to bed". Over 1 million copies sold! First, gather 3 or more of your friends who you have incriminating stories about. New friends will work too. Next, decide who in the group should be tagged with the card and why. Finally, the judge makes the final call on who gets tagged with the card. First one to 7 cards loses. There are no winners– only losers!


  • Super Magnetic Putty
  • Made with micron-sized iron-based particles distributed throughout, the astonishing moldable magnetic putty takes on the properties of a magnet itself when placed in close contact with the included Neodymium Iron Boron magnet. Put it near the magnet and within five seconds, the putty will stretch itself out to reach it almost as if it were alive. Press the magnet into it and the whole piece of putty becomes magnetic, able to lift tacks and paperclips on its own after charging in a magnetic field. It's perfect for science-loving kids, or for any adult that loves intelligent play! Use the magnet to do the "snake charmer" trick. Or leave the it on your ball of putty and watch it engulf that magnet in about an hour! What can you do with it? The possibilities are endless!


  • Circular Saw Pizza Wheel
  • Show that pizza you mean business with Fred's Pizza Boss 3000! This unique pizza cutter will blast through pepperoni, extra cheese, and even those pesky anchovies. Pizza Boss is shaped like a circular saw, so it makes whoever's doing the cutting look like a carpenter in action. The Pizza Boss 3000 is built from tough engineering-grade plastics and a laser-etched, food-safe stainless steel blade.


  • Funny Absorbent Drink Coasters
  • We’re pretty sure boring will NOT be one word used to describe your house when you entertain with these coasters. It’s a hilarious way to remind people to keep their drinks off the table and get a few free laughs too! Don’t be that dude that gets water stains on your table tops - get your fancy on with these drink coasters and instantly turn your ‘eh space into a fun, interesting, sophisticated and unique hangout. Be that trendsetter!


  • Bag of Coal Soaps
  • Here's a good excuse to land on the "naughty" list. These cheeky little lumps of "coal" are cleverly disguised soap made with organic activated charcoal. They moisturize as they clean and feature a delightfully smoky aroma reminiscent of crackling firewood. Presented in a canvas bag, this cute holiday gift makes a great stocking stuffer for naughty and nice alike.


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