We've been putting a lot of thought into what really makes for the perfect White Elephant gift, and we are pretty sure we have it figured out. All of the best White Elephant gifts have two things in common. They are (1) quirky or unique yet (2) practical. And if you think about it, that makes complete sense. No one wants a boring gift. That's not any fun in a White Elephant gift exchange. The only thing worse than a boring gift is one that is so impractical that it's completely useless! With these two features in mind, we have crafted the perfect guide to White Elephant gifts. The creative gifts you'll find below ride the fine line that makes for the perfect White Elephant gift idea.
White Elephant Gift Ideas for $30
|Mister Rogers Doormat||Friends Mug Set||Santa Pigeon Tree Topper||Minnesota Vikings Birdhouse|
|Pickle Rick String Lights||Christmas Story Leg Lamp Clapper Light||4 pc. Grinch Glasses||Spongebob Popcorn Popper|
Many White Elephant gift exchanges have a maximum present price so that everyone is getting gifts of roughly the same value. As you very well know, the best White Elephant gifts aren't always the most expensive ones. Rather, they're often silly yet practical, or sometimes they're completely outrageous in every way. (We're going to give you the best of both worlds here, because who doesn't like a little variety?) Popular licensed gifts from TV, movies, memes and the like are excellent White Elephant gift exchange material, such as the Christmas Story leg lamp clapper light. Or perhaps a silly Spongebob popcorn popper! Even ridiculous gifts such as the Santa pigeon on an ostrich tree topper are sure to get some chuckles at your office party or family event.
White Elephant Give Ideas for $20
|Rubber Chicken Sunshade||Scarves||Bob Ross Chia Pet||Jaws Apron and Oven Mitt|
|BBQ Branding Iron||Flamingolf Set||Unicorn Squirrel Feeder||Chestburster Surprise Mug|
Is it possible to get good White Elephant gifts for $20? We'd like to argue yes! You can find cool White Elephant gifts like the BBQ branding iron, or something a bit sillier like a weird car sunshade that makes it look like your vehicle is filled with rubber chickens. Of course, there's always the classic Chia Pet, many of which fall within the range of $20 gifts. Plenty of these unique presents would also be great for Secret Santa gifts, too—you could say that they're a brother or cousin to White Elephant exchanges!
White Elephant Gift Ideas for $10
|Dashboard Monk Figurine||Ugly Sweater Mug With Removable Sweater||Elf Quote Socks||Friends Central Perk Trivia Coasters|
|Twinkie Christmas Ornament||The Office Dwight Quote Playing Cards||Avocado Popper||Pop-Tarts Card Game|
A little goes a long way when it comes to these tiny but mighty White Elephant ideas. $10 gifts can be filled with lots of surprises, from the ugly sweater mug to the twinkie ornament or dashboard monk. Even some The Office playing cards with Dwight and several of his best sayings are sure to be stolen a few times if you're playing White Elephant games! You don't need to break the bank for your White Elephant or Secret Santa event, as these cheap gifts will prove.
White Elephant Gift Ideas for $50
|The Grinch Kigurumi||Death Star Toaster||Plankton Rising Board Game||Large Blobfish plush|
|Doctor Who Tardis Console Light||Star Wars Rebel Symbol Tie||Buddy Christ Sweater||"All Hail" Hypnotoad Figure|
While we previously touted the benefits of inexpensive gifts for White Elephant parties, nothing is stopping you from spending a little bit more if you're allowed to buy practically anything. Who wouldn't want a Death Star-shaped toaster that burns tie fighters into your toast? What about a Buddy Christ sweater with Mooby the Golden Calf icons? You can even get a large blobfish plush that's all kind of ugly cute. If you happened to purposely "forget" your budget because you couldn't take your eyes off the perfect White Elephant gift, we're not going to tell on you.
White Elephant Gifts Everyone Will Fight For
|Mug Shots Gangster Shot Glasses||Cute Cactus Lamp||Dinosaur Shower Head||Donut Ear Muffs|
|Admiral Ackbar Boxer Briefs||TMNT Shredder Cheese Grater||Cactus Slouch Beanie Hat||Bob Ross Rubik's Cube|
Some of the most fun White Elephant gifts are just plain weird, cute or puns brought to life. (Here's to looking at you, mug shots and Shredder shredder.) Winter essentials such as hats and earmuffs are also great, but when they're adorably made to look like a cactus or donuts, that makes them even better! The fact that they have both form and function will make everyone jealous. Of course, who could forget icons such as Bob Ross or Admiral Ackbar? These funny White Elephant gifts most certainly aren't a trap!
Elephant White Elephant Gifts
|DIY Dumbo Pop! Vinyl||Elephant Squishmallow||2 pc Elephant Planters||700 pc Elephant Puzzle|
What kind of a White Elephant gift exchange would it be without some elephant gifts—perhaps with an actual white elephant? Funko's DIY Dumbo Pop! figurine is just that, but the winner can decide whether they'd like their elephant to stay white or not. Other elephant gift ideas include planters, stuffed animals, and even a puzzle! You're sure to get a few good belly-laughs by giving actual elephants at your next office Christmas party.
When it comes to White Elephant gift exchanges, it really comes down to reading the crowd. Between your knowledge of who you're buying for and our wide variety of unique gifts, we are absolutely positive that there is the perfect gift for any gift exchange on FUN.com. Pick the right gift, and you'll be watching people chase it all the way around the room. What do you think? Did you find what you were looking for? If you have any advice for other White Elephant shoppers, please post it down below before buying the best gifts. Or if you're looking for our favorite holiday gifts and stocking stuffers, then check out our annual holiday gift guide. Thank you for reading, and happy holidays!