I love the exchange of White Elephant Gifts. With it’s with coworkers in the office, or with friends in Christmas parties, I had loads of fun every time. Especially with close friends, whose competitive spirits just made things so much crazier, since they just ripped the presents off people’s hands just for the spectacle of it. No one ever got mad; everything was just for fun.

Secondarily, the exchange of White Elephant Gifts is a great way to give gifts to many people without having to buy for each.

I remember joining some that required people picking something that they didn’t use from their homes. But the more common ones were setting a price limit for gifts, usually in the $10 to $15 range.

Some groups exchange somewhat normal and practical gifts while some groups exchange humorous gifts that people otherwise wouldn’t buy. So let me give you some gift ideas for both categories.

Normal/Practical Gifts for White Elephant Gift Exchange

Since you have no idea who will end up getting your gift, you are not able to customize your gifts based on the recipient’s interest. You have to pick something that is widely like.

Burt’s Bees Basics Boxed Gift Set: Beeswax

 

Burt's Bees Basics Boxed Gift Set: Beeswax (Beeswax Lip Balm 0.15 Oz. & Hand Salve 0.3 Oz.)

Everyone could use some lip balm and hand cream for the dry winter, no?

$9.99

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Whisky Stones

 

Whisky Stones Set of 9 Rounded Soapstone and Bag

Whether the recipient is a whisky drinker or not, they can always use these stones for their favorite beverage. No more water-down drinks with regular ice!

$12.79

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Digital Sports Watch

Casio F91W Digital Sports Watch

It is just amazing that for such an amazing price, it has a alarm and is water proof. It even has a dim light so you can read it int he dark. It’s perfect for traveling, where you don’t want to take your expensive smart phone out or wear your multi-thousand-dollar watch to attract unwanted attention. You could lose a couple of these and wouldn’t worry about it.

$10.38

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Led Flashlight Torch

FordEx Group 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight Torch Adjustable Focus Zoom Light Lamp

A little flash light is so handy around the house. This one is an LED, that means you will never have to change battery on it and it will last an eternity and beyond.

$3.65

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Hanging Tear Drop Oil Warmer

Hanging Tear Drop Oil Warmer

She can put her favorite home fragrance in it, set a tea light candle underneath, then her house will smell wonderful.

$9.95

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Scarf, Tie, Accessory Holder

interDesign Axis Scarf Holder

One hanger can accommodate 18 scarves, ties or accessories. What an ingenious little tool.

$9.99

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Fred M Cup Measuring Matroyshkas, Set of 6 Dry Measuring Cups

Fred M Cup Measuring Matroyshkas, Set of 6 Dry Measuring Cups

These are seriously cute, yet extremely useful measuring cups. Who says measuring cups have to be boring?

$10.11

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Police Strength Pepper Spray

SABRE RED Police Strength Pepper Spray - Compact, Pink Case with Quick Release Key Ring & 25 shots, 5Xs more than the competition for max protection

If the White Elephant Gift Exchange has many women participants, why not bring this pepper spray as a gift? It is sure be stolen by the ladies many times around.

$7.32

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Wine Saver Stopper

Vacu Vin Wine Saver Blister Pack -1 Pump 1 Stopper

True, why would someone not finish the entire bottle of wine? But it does happen. And this wine saver stopper would ensure that the wine tastes equally yummy like when it was first opened.

$9.84

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Octopi Salt & Pepper Shakers Set

Octopi Salt & Pepper Shakers Set

These octopi salt and pepper shakers are adorable. They don’t only help you spice your food, but also spice up the dinning table.

$11.03

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Gag Gifts for White Elephant Gift Exchange

White Elephant Gift Exchange is meant to be a friendly competitive game. Why not make it extra fun with these gag gifts? And some of them are even marginally useful!

Bacon Bandages

Bacon Bandages

Everything true taste better with bacon. Now bacon is even making bandages work better.

$4.45

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Flingshot Slingshot Flying Screaming Monkey

Flingshot Slingshot Flying Screaming Monkey

Don’t doubt it; everyone wants a slingshot flying monkey. This little stuff animal has the ability to make boring meeting tons of fun. Everyone will want to attend your meeting.

$1.76

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Wet/Dry Nose/Ear Hair Groomer

Panasonic ER415SC Wet/Dry Nose/Ear Hair Groomer

Some people do need a nose/ear hair groomer. You are doing them a favor.

$10.19

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The Butt Station Desk Accessory Holder

The Butt Station Desk Accessory Holder

Such a useful little device that can provide her pencil-holding, tape-dispensing and paper clip-storing need.

$10.49

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Periodic Table of Beer Styles Poster

PERIODIC TABLE OF BEER STYLES Poster

The beer connoisseurs will not be able to resist this amazing poster.

$4.37

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The Official Bullsh*t Button

The Official Bullsh*t Button

In the office, sometimes you really need such a button. This is a great tool when combined with the bullshit bingo game.

$7.81

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Multi Voice Changer

Multi Voice Changer by Toysmith: Change your voice with 8 different voice modifiers - Kids Toy

Imagine the blast you’ll have when you use this voice changer to talk on the phone. It will bring out your inner kid.

$11.50

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Bluw Inc. Racing Grannies

Bluw Inc. Racing Grannies

If you think there’s no real use for this Racing Grannies, you are completely right. But all ages will love this and it’s all for fun!

$4.72

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Accoutrements Yodelling Pickle

Accoutrements Yodelling Pickle

Provide hours of mindless entertainment. ‘Nuff said.

$13

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Pick Your Nose Paper Cups

Fred 12-Ounce Pick Your Nose Paper Cups, Pack of 24

I see which nose I’d like. Do you?

$8.93

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Money Soap CASH In Every Bar

Money Soap CASH In Every Bar!! Delightfully Scented Practical Joke Gag Gift

Each bar has a $1, $5, $10, $20 or even $50 bill in it. I suspect they are all actually one dollar.

$10.98

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Comments? What do you think about these White Elephant gifts? Tell us your experience? Do share!