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
Everyone could use some lip balm and hand cream for the dry winter, no?
$9.99Check it out
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!
$12.79Check it out
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.
$10.38Check it out
Led Flashlight Torch
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.
$3.65Check it out
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.
$9.95Check it out
Scarf, Tie, Accessory Holder
One hanger can accommodate 18 scarves, ties or accessories. What an ingenious little tool.
$9.99Check it out
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?
$10.11Check it out
Police Strength Pepper Spray
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.
$7.32Check it out
Wine Saver 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.
$9.84Check it out
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.
$11.03Check it out
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!
Everything true taste better with bacon. Now bacon is even making bandages work better.
$4.45Check it out
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.
$1.76Check it out
Wet/Dry Nose/Ear Hair Groomer
Some people do need a nose/ear hair groomer. You are doing them a favor.
$10.19Check it out
The Butt Station Desk Accessory Holder
Such a useful little device that can provide her pencil-holding, tape-dispensing and paper clip-storing need.
$10.49Check it out
Periodic Table of Beer Styles Poster
The beer connoisseurs will not be able to resist this amazing poster.
$4.37Check it out
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.
$7.81Check it out
Multi Voice Changer
Imagine the blast you’ll have when you use this voice changer to talk on the phone. It will bring out your inner kid.
$11.50Check it out
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!
$4.72Check it out
Accoutrements Yodelling Pickle
Provide hours of mindless entertainment. ‘Nuff said.
$13Check it out
Pick Your Nose Paper Cups
I see which nose I’d like. Do you?
$8.93Check it out
Money Soap CASH In Every Bar
Each bar has a $1, $5, $10, $20 or even $50 bill in it. I suspect they are all actually one dollar.
$10.98Check it out
Comments? What do you think about these White Elephant gifts? Tell us your experience? Do share!