What’s the best gift to bring to a holiday gift exchange? It all depends on the group, the guidelines, and your own personal style.
Gag gifts are always a big hit, but there’s also nothing wrong with bringing a nice item that people actually want. Better yet, if you can find something that’s both funny and useful, you’ve hit the White Elephant jackpot.
Fortunately, the internet is chockfull of unusual products for sale, if only you know where to look. Here are my picks for the top White Elephant gift ideas. Some are hilarious, some are nice – but all are perfectly unique.
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So, what’s the scoop on this pooping puppies puzzle? It’s obviously hilarious, but unlike the typical gag gift, it’s also something a lot of people would love to have. In other words, as a White Elephant gift, it’s practically perfect.
To be clear, the NapSack isn’t a real product. It’s just a funny parody box that you can put the real gift inside. What I love about this is that it allows you to turn any gift into a hilarious gag. Also, the sense of mystery (what’s really inside?) adds a fun touch.
This gift combines two tried-and-true elements of gift swaps: coffee mugs and toilet humor. If you have a higher price limit, you can sweeten the deal with a pound of gourmet coffee.
The holidays are a time of big portions, but this is ridiculous. Given how popular Snickers bars are, you can count on this 1-pound monster being a popular item. Just remind the lucky winner of this giant candy bar that it says “share” right on the wrapper.
If you’re looking for something that people will fight over, you probably can’t do better than this electric wine bottle opener. It’s a brilliant invention, and a lot of people don’t even know that such a thing exists.
When the weather makes you go brr, wrap yourself up like a brr-ito. Terrible puns aside, this flannel blanket is funny, practical, unisex, and just plain awesome to bring to any gift exchange.
This soap has two sides – a white one for your face and a brown one for your you-know-what. It’s a great way to promote personal hygiene. Or maybe it’s just a hilarious gag gift that you can buy for less than $5.
It might be getting a little cold outside for grilling, so for some lucky gift exchange participant, this kitchen gadget is just in time. This is a particularly good White Elephant gift for men, but really, who doesn’t love a freshly toasted dog?
Fans of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will instantly recognize this goofy moose mug. But even those who don’t get the reference should get a big kick out of this gift.
Nachos and dinosaurs… could there be a more lovable combination? This chip-and-dip set will have everyone at the gift exchange buzzing. If you have the budget, you can top it off by including some yummy chips and dip.
Wearing one of these beard beanie hats is undoubtedly the funniest way to stay warm during the winter. While bringing clothing to a gift exchange is usually a bad idea, these are one-size-fits-most. Great for groups of men, but can also make for lots of fun swapping if women are participating.
Hot chocolate is a holiday staple, making this gift set a particularly apt pick for a Christmas gift exchange. The ultra-cute packaging seals the deal.
There are a lot of different novelty pizza cutters to choose from, but this one stands out for its clever concept and overall quality. It’s makes a particularly good gift if there are lots of do-it-yourselfers in the group, but honestly, not too many people are likely to complain about walking away from the gift exchange with this baby.
If you’re looking for a gift that really shines (get it?), look no further than these quirky lightsaber chopsticks. This particular pack comes with four chopsticks in different colors, but you can find a number of different options online depending on your price range and preferences.
You didn’t think there would be only one wine gift on this list, did you? Wine-related items are always a big hit at gift exchanges, and if you bring this cute Penguin corkscrew to the party, it will be no exception.
Food is always a safe pick, and popcorn is even safer because seemingly everyone loves it. This sampler is extra-fancy (not to mention tasty), making it a worthy prize for someone at your gift exchange.
This rubber coaster makes it look like you’re crushing a little man with your coffee cup. Who wouldn’t enjoy that? Another solid option for office gift exchanges.
This cooler is simply the coolest. If there are any beer drinkers in the crowd, they will be all over this novelty koozie. If your budget allows, you could even throw in a six pack.
They say bacon makes everything better. This bacon peanut brittle puts that statement to the test. Find out who the real bacon lovers are in your gift exchange.
If you’re looking for a wholesome gift with a holiday tie-in, look no further. Anyone who has seen the movie Elf should get a kick out of this funny ornament.
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