Don’t settle on boring
White elephant gifts aren’t known for being fancy, but it’s still fun to try picking a gift that everyone will fight over. Finding the best white elephant gifts can be a particular challenge when you’re saddled with a $10 limit on gifts. However, that doesn’t mean you have to settle on something boring for a white elephant gift exchange with friends, family or coworkers.
Funny white elephant gifts
Armed with these tiny hands, whoever ends up with one of these white elephant gag gifts can play all manner of pranks or simply pose for some funny photos. You can choose from regular tiny hands, tiny lobster claws, tiny boxing gloves or tiny pirate hooks.
Screaming goats have become viral video sensations. Whoever ends up with this gag gift can have their own screaming goat for their desk. It also comes with a book of fun facts about these goats, but let’s not pretend the screaming figurine isn’t the main event.
Anyone who believes the festive season is “the most wonderful time for a beer” will love this cute beer koozie. This white elephant Christmas gift keeps beer cans, or other drink cans, cold longer and is the perfect accessory for holiday parties.
Consisting of a mini punching bag and two tiny boxing gloves to be worn on the index fingers, this desktop boxing gift set is the perfect way of knocking out work stress. It even comes with a book containing finger-boxing moves.
This USA Today bestseller is perfect for that person who’s always cracking everyone up with corny dad jokes. It includes over 600 cringeworthy jokes that’ll have coworkers grinning, groaning and laughing out loud.
Other top silly and fun white elephant gifts
- The fast-paced white elephant game Uno is the perfect gift for anyone who has people to entertain over the festive season.
- This adult coloring book is the ultimate funny gift for cat lovers, featuring furry felines being jerks — pooping on furniture, knocking over coffee cups and the like.
- Fidgeters in the group will all be vying for this twistable snake toy that can be configured in numerous ways.
- This funny book is filled with facts that sound completely made up and is a great find for trivia nerds.
- This “F in Exams” book celebrates the most ridiculous wrong answers ever given on tests.
- Fans of crosswords will find this book of 200 USA Today crossword puzzles extremely fun.
- This adorable mini Bob Ross bobblehead comes with a mini book of Bob Ross paintings.
- In this magnetic poetry kit, 72 individual words can be rearranged to write poetry or notes to other household members.
- This prescription wine glass is a great gift for vino lovers, especially the doctor, nurse or pharmacist in your life — it even comes with a fun gift box.
- Fans of fast food will love this in-car french-fry holder that fits in a cup holder and means users can enjoy their fries on the go, without the risk of spillage.
- Everyone who loves a slice will be fighting over these cute pizza socks.
These poppable fidget toys are like reusable bubble wrap and infinitely fun to play with.
Practical white elephant gifts
This gift for dog lovers helps decode a pup’s behaviors and speech, so dog parents can communicate better with their furry pal. The set includes 100 illustrated cards with useful tips, including facts about different breeds. The brand offers a similar set for cat parents.
This tool has 11 functions, including a can opener, flat screwdriver, cutting edge, bottle opener, ruler, water compass and four-position wrench. Because it’s the size of a credit card, users can easily slip it into their wallet so they’re ready for anything.
With three straight and three bent reusable drinking straws in a set, plus two cleaning brushes, the eco-conscious folks in your group will want to get their hands on this gift. They come in clear- and colored-glass versions, some of which are frosted or half-frosted.
Anyone who knows the pain of forgetting about their hot drink for long enough that it goes cold will appreciate this coffee cup warmer. It has two temperature settings and comes in a range of colors, including a stylish woodgrain effect.
Gloves might not be the most exciting gifts, but they’re extremely practical for cold days and are easy to lose, so people always want more. These texting gloves have touchscreen-compatible fingers so wearers don’t need to remove them to use their phones.
Staying hydrated is crucial, and this reusable water bottle helps people on their quest to drink more water. It has a generous 40-ounce capacity and a soft straw lid that’s convenient to drink from.
Other top practical white elephant gifts
- This fanny pack is perfect for anyone in the know since fanny packs are back in style and they’re delightfully practical, too.
- This “What The F*ck Is My Password” logbook is perfect for someone who can never seem to remember their passwords. You might want to remind them not to leave it lying around, though.
- These silky satin pillowcases offer a more comfortable sleep and will keep the recipient’s hair smooth and frizz-free.
- Your giftee can make delicious cocktails, lattes and cappuccinos with this handy battery-powered milk frother.
- Anyone who gets annoyed by dirty keyboards and other hard-to-clean spots will love this cleaning gel.
- This guided journal is designed to help people let go of their problems, but it isn’t for the fainthearted.
- Cyclists will all want to end up with this universal bike chain tool for removing and installing chains.
- This stylish beanie is a practical winter choice and comes in a wide selection of colors.
- Crafty and artistic people won’t want to head home without this acrylic paint set.
- Not only is this pickle picker a practical item for lovers of gherkins, but it’s also sure to get a few laughs as a gag gift.
- Capable of soothing skin, this ice roller will impress health and beauty fans.
- This scalp massager is the gift that nobody knew they needed, but everybody wants.
- Everybody needs more tote bags these days, and this one comes in a range of adorable designs.
- Anyone who listens to records will try to swap for this vinyl record cleaning kit to keep their collection in good condition.
White elephant gifts for foodies
Tea lovers will all want to get their mitts on this chai tea sampler, containing 20 tea bags in six varieties, including original chai and Earl Grey chai. Each bag is individually wrapped and the warming spices are perfect for the cold winter months.
From gyoza to pierogi to stuffed pasta, there’s a wide world of dumplings out there that the recipient of this delightful foodie gift can explore. It’s simple to use and takes some of the effort out of crafting handmade dumplings, giving users neat results every time.
This fair-trade organic coffee has a classic medium roast and a great flavor that coffee fans are sure to appreciate. The company prides itself on only using beans that are fully traceable to the co-op where they were grown.
It’s becoming increasingly common for coffee aficionados to ditch the fancy coffee machines and stick with simple coffee drippers. This basic dripper might not look fancy, but it gets the job done well and lets the true flavor of the beans shine.
The 3- and 6.5-inch versions of the Lodge cast-iron skillet come in at less than $10 and will have keen cooks fighting over them. They’re great for baking deep-dish cookies and individual desserts and serving a wide range of foods, among their many other uses.
Other top white elephant gifts for foodies
- Keen cooks and food lovers can instantly make any meal fancier with a liberal application of this delicious white truffle salt.
- These cool blue lightsaber chopsticks are perfect for “Star Wars” fans who are also foodies.
- This cute bento-style lunch box features three containers, a spoon and a fork that are all microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
- Help your giftee make the best pizza pies and flavorful vegetables with this specialty seasoning.
- This literary cocktail kit contains a book with recipes for book-inspired cocktails, plus a jigger for measuring spirits and two cocktail mixing sticks.
- With this weekly meal-planning notepad, anyone who loves to cook can easily plan out their meals and keep track of their favorite recipes.
- Dip clips hold dips clipped to the side of a plate, so they’re conveniently located for dipping, without getting the rest of the food on the plate soggy.
- Anyone who’s into wine will love this insulated wine tumbler that keeps chilled wine cool and room-temperature wine from getting warm.
- This tasty apple cider jam is a beautifully spiced festive treat that’s sure to have foodies desperately swapping for it.
- Fans of candy will love this adorable petite jelly bean machine that can be filled with their favorite flavors (sold separately).
- This corn holder set is perfect for people who can’t imagine a more beautiful thing than corn.
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