Wondering what white elephant gifts you should bring to the upcoming gift exchange at this year’s holiday party? We’ve got a wide assortment of white elephant gifts so you can be Johnny on the spot with the perfect gift for this occasion. Be the hero of the gift exchange by bringing anything from this list.
This squirrel feeder gives the impression that the squirrel has a big head when he’s eating from it. They bill it as the nuttiest squirrel feeder ever, and we have to agree. You just hang it from a tree or any other object in a well populated squirrel area.
This coffee mug resembles a prescription bottle, and is great for anyone who can’t function before they have their morning cup of coffee. It includes humorous rhetoric about dosage instructions, refills, and when it expires, so they’re sure to get a chuckle each morning as they take their medicine. Doctor’s orders!
This inflatable unicorn horn is great for anyone that ever wanted to pretend to be a unicorn. It is an entire 11 inches once you get inflated, and it’s sure to make for some hilarious photo opportunities during the white elephant festivities. Goes great with an ugly Christmas sweater too!
This apron is great for the self-described grill sergeant, and includes everything they need to master the grill. It has pockets for different condiments, and even includes a strap to hold ammunition in the form of beer cans. There’s a spot for spatulas, and a pocket for a water bottle sprayer, too.
This desktop set of pencil holders resembles the trash can and recycle bin that you take out weekly. It makes for a very cute office decoration, and it’s really a gift that will get talked about when it is revealed. Someone will definitely want it, while others might not want it at all.
This coin bank features a butt that you put the coin into, and when you do a farting sound emanates from it. This will definitely cause a burst of laughter from the participants in the gift exchange, and it might become that one gift that no one wants to get stuck with at the end.
This yodeling pickle has the purpose of, well, it doesn’t actually serve a purpose at all, it’s a yodeling pickle. This is the sort of gift that will leave them scratching their heads, and once you press the button and it starts yodeling, the party can finally start.
This word search puzzle claims to be the world’s largest, and it’s so big they’ve made it into a shower curtain so it stretches about 6 feet long. This is a Hollywood addition, so the puzzle is all about movies and celebrities. They’ve also given it a provocative cover, so it’s sure to cause a reaction from the crowd.
Here’s a tea infuser that looks like a metallic man repelling down a mountain. Only the mountain is your cup of hot water, and he’s filled with tea leaves. This is a great gift for anyone that loves tea, and a horrible gift for anyone that doesn’t, making it a great white elephant gift candidate.
For the holy rollers out there, this dashboard Jesus will be a gift they’ll want to keep. He stands four and a half inches, and has a base so you can stick him right to the dashboard. He’s on a spring so each bump or movement of the car will cause him to wiggle, reminding you of the question What Would Jesus Do?
This shower curtain features a shark, as well as ocean waves, and he looks like he’s ready to attack. This might make for a scary shower time, but it will be a gift appreciated by those who enjoy movies like Jaws, or who simply like to tune in during Shark Week on Discovery Channel.
This wine bottle glass is actually the size of a bottle. Its for those who make no qualms about being able to drink an entire bottle of wine in one sitting. Basically, filling this class involves transferring the contents of the bottle into the glass. Just hope they don’t ask for a refill.
For the bacon lovers out there, there’s no better way to get your teeth cleaned than with this bacon flavored toothpaste. This gift will either go over big because the person loves bacon, or it will be somewhere repulsive for someone that’s a vegetarian or vegan. You can guarantee someone will seek this gift out and trade for it.
These red shot cups resemble the red Solo cups common at keg parties and get togethers. They are made into miniature size so you can fill them with liquor instead of beer, and they’ll coordinate well with the full size 16 ounce red plastic cups. They can also be used for mini games of beer pong.
These naughty pigs just don’t know how to behave on the dinner table. They are doing what pigs do behind closed doors, but they are doing it for everyone to see. This gift is sure to raise a few eyebrows and cause quite a stir at your gift exchange, and nobody will want to get stuck with it.
This is for the person who is constantly singing the Scarecrow song from Wizard of Oz. Now they can have their very own brain, and this can serve as an emergency replacement for the one they had, or it can be the first one they’ve ever been able to use.
The legs on this turkey pop up when the turkey is done, so you don’t have to worry if the internal temperature has reached the right spot. Rather than a turkey timer with a little red button that pops up, this one actually resembles a cooked bird so it’s very apropos.
No prescription necessary for this medical marijuana cigar box. This is a great storage box for your supply, and it will keep it separated from all of your other items in the home. It’s sure to appeal to at least one person participating in the white elephant fun.
These underpants come in handy when you have to ditch your old pair due to a stray turd or late night activities. When you need a clean pair of underwear to hold you over until you can get into a real pair, these come in handy. They’re not made for regular use, but they get the job done.
This toilet paper is in the likeness of $100 bills, so you can feel like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett and take care of business with money instead of toilet paper. It’s a way to get a taste of the good life without having to manage a multi-billion dollar corporation.
Here’s a golf mug that features a miniature club and ball so you can get your putt practice in whenever you have a spare moment or two. The bottom of the mug features a half circle hole so you can test your skill to see how many times you can make it, and from which distances.
These rockin’ wooden spoons will have you jamming in the kitchen, playing spoon guitar instead of air guitar. They’re shaped like an electric and acoustic guitar so depending on which song is playing, you can pick the right instrument to play along. Just be sure you stop rockin’ long enough to finish making the meal.
Never mind haemorrhoids, what about Polaroids? This toilet paper holder is a real flash of inspiration! Modelled on a real Polaroid camera, the Polaroll hides the tissue roll and dispenses it in the same way a photograph would be. Makes a great white elephant gift for the photo-mad among you.
Say ‘tata’ to boring gifts this Christmas with the Boobies! terrarium. This living moss ‘garden’ comes in a jar, ready assembled with moss and stones. All you need to do is place the flashing female inside for a touch of fun and mist it with water every few weeks. Definitely not a booby prize!
Give a couch potato some fresh air with this inflatable lounger couch, made for the great outdoors. The double layer fabric and two-port design make this super comfy lounger virtually leak-proof, meaning hours of relaxation in the sun, on dry land or water. No pump required, just a few swishes through the air.
Turn tacos into tactoes with these adorable knee length socks featuring the delicious Tacosaurus, that little known sub-species of the Stegosaurus. His body is made of stuffed tacos, so crammed in fact that his little legs can barely take the weight. We would take a nibble but we’d be scaredhesaurus. The perfect white elephant gift.
Keep Star Wars fans warm when it comes to the Dark Side, or in other words, Jedi Knight-time by giving them a themed adult wearable sleeping bag. Available in Chewbacca, Darth Vader, or Stormtrooper designs, the feet are detachable, meaning they can do battle without falling over (and stay warm at the same time).
“Waiter, there’s a cat in my soup”. This adorable mug makes the ideal gift for all your feline furball loving friends – the mug itself holds 17oz fluid and bears the legend ‘meow’ on the outside, but once they drain the last drops they will find a cute kitty peeking out at them. Purrrfection.
Don’t get left in the shade when it comes to buying gifts, just Deal With It instead. These super cool sunnies feature the pixelated design that is all over the internet right now, and as they come with UV 400 protection, even the glare off this white elephant gift won’t phase the wearer.
Not so much a white elephant as a rainbow colored unicorn, this gorgeous onesie is the most colorful gift you could give. The hood has eyes, nose, and teeth along with the obligatory horn for magical and unique-orn bedwear or loungewear. It’s going to be every girl’s fantasy gift, whatever the occasion.
Are you fed up traipsing around the ‘Maul’ looking for gifts for Star Wars fans? Look no further, because this Star Wars Jelly Belly Dispenser will certainly fit the bill. Filled with lovely ‘Chewie’ Jelly Belly beans, just one gentle (no ‘force’ needed) turn of the handle will deliver the goods.
Do you know someone who needs some more nuts? If so, a giant Snickers bar might just be the thing they need. This whopping 1lb bar is big enough to share, although we have a Snicking suspicion they might just keep it for themselves. Makes a perfect gift for the chocoholic on your list.
This adorable t-shirt will definitely not be a ‘waist’ of money for any fan-ny of cute kittens. Made from 100% cotton, this shirt depicts a couple of kitties sitting in a fanny pack, slung around the waist of the wearer, and as it’s Oeko-tex 100 Certified there are no harmful chemicals used in the making.
There’s no need to pee on your leg with this jellyfish in the water, because the only danger with this one is that it will send you to sleep too quickly! Designed to float in the tub or pool, this cute little guy pulsates with a soft glow to soothe and relax.
Give someone some light entertainment with a light up cocktail shaker. This BPA free shaker packs quite a punch when shaken with all the ingredients inside, and glows with red, orange and blue for a stunning light show. Give this as a white elephant gift and drink in all the appreciation.
Shoes a gift that will really appeal to the girl who loves her footwear. This Scotch Magic Tape dispenser is shaped like a black stick-letto and comes with a roll of tape already in place. It might be a white elephant gift, but it’s one she’ll really be soled on.
Make someone’s dream come true by letting them see their name in lights! This light box comes with 90 letters, numbers and symbols which can be changed as often as they like. Need to tell them something? No problem, the writing will clearly be on the wall. USB or battery powered.
For an eggstraordinary white elephant gift that’s actually really useful, this cactus egg separator won’t ‘desert’ you. Just break an egg into a bowl, place the cactus on top, squeeze, and watch as the plant sucks it up, leaving just egg white in the bowl. The perfect eggsample of a kitch-en gift. We’re not yolking.
An ordinary Magic 8 ball is pretty polite when you think about it. This sarcastic ball will give you your answer and a snide remark, so you not only get the answer to your question but you get a laugh at the same time. Just remember not to get too upset, it is just an inanimate ball.
This six pack of beer holster keeps everything you need at arm’s length. It equips you with the entire six pack of beer so you won’t have to go to the fridge every time you need a re-up. It looks like a Batman utility belt if Bruce Wayne were an alcoholic.
The Extendable Spoon lets you covertly take food off of someone else’s plate. It features an extendable handle so you can stay put while the spoon does the dirty work. You can use this to try to play tricks on your coworkers or family members, and see which ones you’re able to get away with it.
This soap set includes a bar of soap for your face, as well as one for your butt. This is very helpful because you wouldn’t want to wash your face with the same soap you just washed your butt with. No matter which way you take your shower, or which part you wash first, it’s still good to keep things separated.
Want a zombie play set that glows in the dark and features a number of different zombies ranging in gender and age? Probably not, but you can use this to set up mock zombie apocalypse, or just have fun with it and do whatever you want. Zombie fans will make a play for this gift once it gets opened, while others will back away slowly.
These mustache bag clips let you get in on the mustache craze where people are putting mustaches on just about anything. Now your leftover potato chips can look very stylish because you can choose between different mustache styles and decide which one best represents what Ruffles or Doritos stands for.
This bathroom accessory plays on the 50 Shades of Gray craze and reminds everyone that even the sexiest people out there still need to use the bathroom and do their business.They recommend two quick spritz before you leave the bathroom so you don’t leave a scent behind and ruin the mood.
This bottle opener resembles a luchador, and he is putting a head lock on your bottle cap in order to pry it off. This makes a quirky gift for anyone in need of a bottle opener, and it comes in different styles for you to choose which wrestler looks the best.
Trade in your usual way of taking out a smoke with this new donkey cigarette dispenser. The cigarettes are placed into the top of the donkey all at once, and then come out of his butt one at a time. This gift will only appeal to smokers, and further, the subcategory of smokers that want their cigarettes to come out of a donkey butt.
This magnet set features an assortment of dog butts, including a fire hydrant so you complete the theme. This would be a funny gift for dog lovers, because you have to take the good with the bad when you love something. Whoever gets stuck with this might say they got the tail end of the deal.
Solar power keeps the Queen doing her famous wave, and as long as there’s light out she’ll be waving. She measures over six inches tall, and actually bears a pretty good likeness of Queen Elizabeth, for being a cheap plastic doll. Great gift for the Anglophile in the room, but headed for the trash bin for someone that’s not.
These cats come to life as you play, and appear to jump off the cards. The cards themselves are regulation size, so you can really get some use out of these. The two jokers feature dogs, making this a cat lover’s delight, since cats get to be royalty amused by the dog jester.
Don’t ax someone what they want for Christmas – if they like pizza they will love this! Shaped just like a real ax, this pizza cutter will bring out the hunter-gatherer as they slice their way through the day’s spoils. Just add a checked lumberjack shirt and beard for a real pizza the action.
There’s nothing quite like the sound of bacon sizzling in the pan. Now bacon lovers can recreate that sound and taste with Sizzlin’ Bacon Candy. Just sprinkle a few pieces of the carbonated candy on to the tongue for a taste explosion that really brings home the bacon. Trust us, we wouldn’t tell you porkies.
For a blinking great white elephant gift this year, try these babies on for size! Sunglasses with Christmas trees on…what could be better? Oh wait…LIGHT UP Christmas trees! Keep the light steady Eddie, flashing fast and furiously, or lazily blinking for a totally flashy look. Definitely a gift for the shadier characters on your list.
This is an eye opening gift if ever we saw one! Start someone’s day off the right way with a mug that acts like a human does – not functioning until we’ve had our coffee! When cold the eyes stay firmly shut, but fill it with coffee and whoosh…the caffeine kicks in and our day begins.
If you’re looking for a gift that’s a little s’more interesting, this microwave s’mores maker is a really sweet idea. The little arms hold crackers, chocolate and marshmallows in place for two perfectly heated s’mores in 30 seconds, which leaves just enough time to scoff the ones you’ve already made before the next lot are done!
Oh my! This combination is a match made in Heaven! The finest milk chocolate blends with the Applewood smoked bacon pieces for the sweetest bar of chocolate you will ever find. Vosges Haut Chocolat has made this such an irresistible bar that you may well end up making a pig of yourself!
Put your foot down when you’re buying white elephant gifts, or should that be pink flamingo ones? These battery operated string lights make great decorations for indoor or outdoor parties, or just as fun home décor, and with such a warm glow even the most unromantic person won’t have a leg to stand on.
If there is someone on your gift list who has been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, lead them away from temptation by giving them this time-locking container. Featured on Shark Tank, this ‘safe’ can be locked for up to 10 days at a time, meaning they can look but definitely not touch.
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Get your tats out with this totally random pack of temporary time-piece tattoos from Tattly. Each pack contains eight differently colored ‘watches’ that last for 2-4 days, and are easy to apply. It’s not a big gift, in fact you could say it’s minute. Will the recipient love it? Only time will tell!
Cards Against Humanity. What a game. If your friends are proudly and politically incorrect then you’ve just found the gift for them! Irreverent fun for the foul mouthed, this card game challenges each player to come up with the funniest response to the black card prompt – may the best card win.
For a totally radishal white elephant gift, ink-lude this set of tats on your list. We know it’s really corny, but Christmas and birthdays are a time for bean fun, and these temporary tattoos really are a recipe for gift-giving success. Perfect for when it’s time to turn the veg-tables on the prankster in your life.
Go through the emotions of gift buying with this set of ten emoji pillows! Each 12” bright yellow plush features a different emoji, to put a real smile on the face of whoever you give them to. The recipient will be crying with laughter as he or she blows you a kiss and hearts you.
When you need a little Dutch courage, but can’t face drinking from the bottle, this hip flask is hard to beat. It’s the world’s first hip flask with a collapsible shot glass built in! Fits neatly into the side when not in use, and when needed, pull it out and fill it up! Bottoms up!
If you have a nose for a great white elephant gift, you’re bound to pick this one. Paper cups might not seem like the most inspiring of gifts, but printed with 12 male and 12 female photorealistic noses, these cups will have people snorting with laughter. Definitely not a gift to be sniffed at!
What do you get for the outdoorsman who has migrated to the city but yearns to be back in the wilderness? Fire in the Hole cologne, that’s what! One sniff of this solid smelliciousness will bring him right back to campfires, hunting, and whiskey because, well, that’s what it smells like.
Here’s the fin – buying fun gifts can be hard, and ordinarily slippers would be a no-no. But if you know someone who really enjaws having toasty feet, these make a great white (shark) elephant gift! With non-slip bottoms, they’re definitely not safe to go back in the water. Because they’re not waterproof. Because they’re slippers.
Got a knobbly gift to wrap but can’t make a neat job of it? Then prank someone by putting it inside this Prank Pack Nap Sack box. Watch their face as they rip off the paper, only to see what looks like a bag to put over their head! Charming!
Give this to someone and it’ll be like a scene from James and the Giant Beach ball. This mahoosive 12 foot ball will take beach volleyball to beach gollyball, and really dwarf the other balls on the sand. Inflate with an electric pump though, or you’ll have no breath left to play with!
White elephant gifts can be great fun for kids, and offer a perfect opportunity for getting them away from screen time. Puppet shows are a timeless favorite, and with this set of 11 shadow puppets kids can put on their own puppet show for their friends and family. It’s a gift with no strings attached.
These gloves are made to resemble underpants, and more specifically tighty whiteys, so they keep your hands warm and whisk away moisture from your palms. The only question is which person at your gift exchange would wear these in public, as they are pretty identifiable as being underpants on your hands.
Muffin tops are nothing to be ashamed of – in fact, they should be celebrated in all their curvaceous glory! These denim-look muffin cases make irresistible gifts for the baker in the family as the batter creates delightful love-handles as it rises. A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips never tasted so good!
One of a chef’s perks is tasting the goods as they go along, and this set of three cookie cutters makes gingerbread men who look well and truly tried and tested, thanks to the ‘bites’ that have already been taken out of them. Please note: no gingerbread men were harmed in the making of this description.
This set of coasters resembles a hamburger when they are not in use, and when you use them each layer of the burger becomes its own coaster. Someone might be using a tomato for a coaster, while someone else will use the bun, or a piece of lettuce. It’s a fun set for summertime grilling.
Poor Fred has been impaled by your pen for this penholder. In order to put your pen back you have to stab Fred, and his dead body will keep it where you last left it until you need it again. There is also some miniature crime scene tape sold separately that would really complete the picture here.
These push pins are meant to resemble the Loch Ness monster when they are used next to each other. One of the push pins is the head, while the others make up the body, and finally the last pin is the tail. Nessie might not be real, but these push pins really work to hold up important memos.
This door stop resembles the action font used by comic books, as well as TV shows like the old Batman live action show. It’s a way to tell your door who’s boss, and remind everyone what purpose it is serving. Comic book fans will love this one, and likely go after it.
This soap ring is meant to clean just one thing. They say that one size fits most men, and surely most men would care to disagree. This gift will definitely get passed around and cause quite a conversation at the white elephant exchange, and it will be interesting to see who is bold enough to take it home.
Keep an eye on your lunch with this eyeball lunch bag that looks like a big bloodshot eye, but is made to function like a real lunch bag, so you could actually take your lunch to work with it. It comes with zipper tags that have an eye chart, so it’s just a lot of fun to creep people out and also to give impromptu eye exams.
Love the taste of ranch but want to maintain good oral hygiene? This floss is flavored to taste like your favorite creamy salad dressing, while also helping you to clean between your teeth. Rather than a minty aftertaste, you’ll feel like you just had some ranch dip. 9 out of 10 dentists agree this is a goofy gift.
If you are in need of fan support, this instant audience hand controller will give you access to laughter, applause, and even boos. You’ll be able to have control over the sort of response you get so that you can finally get the credit you deserve, or get a crowd to help you boo things you don’t like.
This poor unicorn has been turned into a can of Spam, and simply reading the label will cause many people to have a reaction. Just wait till they open it up and see the dismembered unicorn inside, it’s sure to cause quite a stir, and is the gag gift no one will want to leave with.
These narwhal finger puppets will turn your fingernails into finger narwhals. You can put one on each of your index fingers to have a narwhal conversation, or you can load up all of your fingers with them to form a family of narwhals. Take part in the narwhal trend and adorn your fingers today!
This welcome mat is made into the form of a Sasquatch footprint, so you make it look like Bigfoot is welcome, or that they’ve already been there. Either way it is an off the wall gift that Bigfoot enthusiast will jump at, while others will try to get rid of.
This hand soap tells it like it is, and reminds us why washing our hands is important. Keep your hands clean for potential handshakes, and don’t worry that you’ve been to the bathroom recently. Just hope that everyone else is washing their hands when they go as well.
Nobody is happier than this guy, and it’s because he spends a lot of time corking up a bottle of wine and keeping things fresh. When he is not in use he still remains pretty happy, and ready for use at a moment’s notice. You’d be hard pressed to find a sillier bottle topper.
Hold all of your elastic bands on this mummy figure, and wrap him up like they are bandages. He will keep them handy until the next time you need them, and will keep your desk free of rubber band clutter in the meantime. A creepy fun desk item any time of year.
Take a note on one of these Handy Notes and you can start to get really clever with what you do with it after that. You can bend three fingers down to make it point, or a couple fingers and a thumb to give the peace sign, or three fingers and the thumb to give the one finger salute.
18 DIY Gifts for White Elephant Exchanges
These stud earrings are made out of actual alphabet pasta. It’s the sort of gift where you just don’t know what people are gonna make of it at a white elephant. It may be in high demand or it may get avoided.
This necklace has a lot going on, and it’s the sort of gift that someone out there will probably really want, and other aren’t going to want at all. That’s the fun of a gift exchange, bringing something that will appeal to just one person maybe.
These candy rings are made out of those chalky Valentine hearts. They look cool, but they are a gift that doesn’t really serve a purpose, and probably not something you’d wear every day all year long as part of your wardrobe.
This tray looks modern enough, but when you start to take a closer look at the pieces you realize that it was made out of auto parts. That makes it an item that will be in demand for car enthusiasts, but likely to get traded by anyone else.
These giving bunnies are just too cute. They come with a special message that lets you know you’ve just adopted them into your family. The message lists their name and it’s all part of a larger Giving Bunny Project.
These car jars look cool or weird depending on who you ask. It’s just the thing for a white elephant because some people are going to trade something in order to get it, and others are going to be glad that they did.
Pumpkins just shouldn’t have fur on them, it’s just not right. That’s why no one will know what to make of this fur-covered pumpkin. It’s just the sort of gift that will leave them scratching their heads and wondering who brought it.
Here’s a groovy welcome mat that will resonate with all the free spirits out there. It requests that all who enter be groovy, and if they can’t then just leave. It’s a fun gift that will shake up some of the monotony from any white elephant.
These watermelon earrings are super cute, but they may not be the sort of thing that everyone is vying for when it comes to getting a good gift from a white elephant exchange. They’re easy to make if you need something in a hurry.
These handmade russian dolls look like they’re vintage, and that they’ve been in your family for generations. They may be just the sort of quirky white elephant gift that causes a stir and gets people trading for them again and again.
If you’re looking for a juicy DIY white elephant gift that will definitely leave a bitter taste in the recipient’s mouth, fill up an empty LIFE cereal box with a stash of lemons. After all, they do say when LIFE gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Why is it that men’s belly buttons always have lint in them? Now they can remove it, with this hilarious (but we suspect useful) gag gift that you can make at home. Using a long bead and a pipe cleaner, you can create a genuine belly button lint remover for the men in your life.
This is the sweetest DIY gift, and it can be rustled up in a matter of seconds. Simply fill a craft or bead box with different types of candy, print off the free downloadable label in this tutorial, and you can give someone a delicious set of chill pills or happy pills to help them recover.
It’s 5PM on Christmas Eve and you realize you’ve forgotten to buy a gift for someone. The only place open is a filling station, so what do you do? Buy a stash of batteries, wrap them up and attach the downloadable ‘gift not included’ label for a last minute useful and funny gift.
Buy a stash of TicTacs and set to work, printing these free labels to attach to the boxes. Suddenly you have a collection of snowman poop, candy cane seeds, reindeer noses and more to slip into everyone’s stockings for a fun gift idea that’s cheap and easy.
When you have a group of people to buy token gifts for, Christmas can get expensive. Ease the financial burden with these cute packs of Grinch Pills and Reindeer Poop which cost next to nothing but will make the recipient smile. Free downloadable poems really complete the gift.
Give a glassy not classy gift this year to someone with a sense of humor. Using canning jars and glass candlesticks you can produce an awesome set of Redneck Wine Glasses that will raise a laugh every time they raise a toast. We’ll definitely drink to that.
Is someone in the family suffering from beard envy? Is there a wannabe lumberjack whose chin is still as soft as a baby’s bottom? Help them feel less naked with a fake beard as a great gag gift. With just a piece of felt and a little time, this project is sew easy to do!