Because there’s enough pressure just buying holiday gifts, let alone trying to figure out exactly what a White Elephant party is or how it works. Or, wait, is that the same thing as a Yankee Swap? H-E-L-P!
First off, yes, a White Elephant party is the same thing as a Yankee Swap. Oh, and it’s also the same thing as a Dirty Santa Party, but it’s not the same thing as a Dirty Sanchez. More on that at another time. Everyone typically plays by different rules, but the point is everyone draws numbers to see who goes first and that person picks a gift out of the pile from what everyone brought to the party. You still with us? Then the next person goes, picks a gift, and decides if they want to keep that gift or take from the person before them. This goes on for multiple drinks, laughs, and even some tears until the last person picks the best gift of the night. These gifts are usually supposed to be funny, quirky, and often cheap. So we’ve rounded up some of the best White Elephant gifts (so far) this year that anyone in their right mind would want to pick last. Happy holidays?
The Potty Humor White Elephant: The Original Toilet Mug – Buy It Here
Because who doesn’t want to drink their brown coffee out of a toilet, you know, beside cats. Feel free to also eat a small amount of cereal out of it too, for sport!
The Nostalgic Yankee Swap: Bob Ross Collectible Figure – Buy It Here
Because anyone would love to win a little Bob Ross figurine in any kind of a gifting swap. Here’s such a happy little painter.
The Racy White Elephant Gift: Knock-Knock Slang Flashcards – Buy It Here
Because it’s really the only way to stay young…or feel free old. Either way, laughter will ensue. Keep this gift if you can!
The Anxious Yankee Swap Gift: Aaron’s Crazy ‘Gold’ Thinking Putty – Buy It Here
Because everyone is a giant ball of stress these days and this gold putty will help calm your nerves and keep you mind of things like, oh I don’t know, North Korea.
The Wine Lovers White Elephant Gift: BigMouth Original Wine Bottle Glass – Buy It Here
Because if you only have time for one quick glass of wine, this is the glass you’ll want. It actually holds a standard 750ml bottle of wine. Cheers!
A Classic Bag of Bunny Farts – Buy It Here
Ok fine it’s actually cotton candy, but what did you expect? Actual bunny farts? I mean, we did. Either way, it’s a classic White Elephant gag gift.
The Empowered Yankee Swap Gift: The Distressed ‘Feminist’ Tee – Buy It Here
Let her show her feminist pride (and you show your support for her) with this chic distressed “FEMINIST” t-shirt. This one is in heather grey, but they also come in baby blue, grass green, dark heather, and pink. Plus, there are even t-shirt sizes and cuts for guys and kids too.
The Literal White Elephant Gift Idea: Unisex Adult Elephant Onsie Pajamas – Buy It Here
Because if you’re going to a White Elephant Christmas party, you might as well either dress the part or gift it to someone who will want to.
The Trendy Yankee Swap: Pineapple Leather Clutch Purse – Buy It Here
Because carrying your junk around in anything other than a pineapple purse is just plain dumb.
The Punny White Elephant: ‘Oh For “Fox” Sake’ Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
Because, wait, what did that fox say? See what we did there? #OldJokes
The Geeky Yankee Swap: Star Wars ‘Yoda’ Tattoo Patch – Buy It Here
Because everyone loves Star Wars and they love even more a wise old Yoda.
The Big Kid White Elephant: Super Mario ‘Fox’ Plush Stuffed Animal – Buy It Here
Because we’d fight anyone at our Yankee Swap for this beloved Super Mario stuffed animal. We don’t care how old you are!
The Stressful Yankee Swap: Stress Buster Desktop Punching Bag – Buy It Here
Because you can bug any one of your co-workers with punching this all the live-long-day.
The Boyfriend Body Pillow – Buy It Here
The perfect companion for anyone who’s lacking one, or just wants an extra arm to cuddle with when they sleep. Perfect for women or men, this pillow comes in a variety of shirt color options because, you know, that matters.
Plush Narwhal Heated Slippers – Buy It Here
Because who doesn’t love the anti-unicorn? Meet the narwhal. These cozy little slippers keep your feet warm for up to 4-6 hours on a full charge.
Mini Desktop Bowling Game – Buy It Here
Because, yes, sometimes work is that boring and you need a little something to breath new life into your dull day. Simply flick the marble ball at the pins and see how many you knock down. Invite a friend over to your desk to challenge them.
Traditional Ceramic Tabletop Christmas Tree – Buy It Here
Because everyone grew up with one of these at their house or their grandparents home. You remember it. This prelit ceramic tree is 15-inches tall and simply plugs into any outlet. No batteries needed! Plug in the memories!
Ask Bubbe Doll – Buy It Here
Because we all need some advice from a loving Jewish grandmother. From the genius on Shark Tank behind ‘Mensch on a Bench’ this talking Ask Bubbe doll says 12 hysterical phrases and speaks Yiddish. What more could you ask for?!
Set of 2 Copper Moscow Mule Mugs – Buy It Here
Because, yes, everyone is still drinking Moscow Mules. Only because they’re so delicious. These 2 solid copper mugs also come with a copper shot glass so it’s perfect for measure the alcohol to pour into your mug or, you know, just to take a shot. Mazel!
The Original Redneck Wine Glass – Buy It Here
That’s right, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a mason jar wine glass. Who wouldn’t want this?! Even better, it’s made in the USA.
“But First, Coffee” Candle from Bath & Bodyworks – Buy It Here
Because we’re all obsessed with coffee. This large coffee scented candle has three wicks and will last you a while.
4 Piece Stainless Steel Copper Bartending Set – Buy It Here
Now they can make the perfect drink time after time. It comes with the copper cocktail shaker, double-jigger, stir stick, and ice strainer. Plus it just looks cool AF.
Mr and Mrs Claus Stemless Wine Glasses – Buy It Here
Because you’ll both need a glass or ten of wine after all the holiday shopping.
Coffee Flavored Candy Canes – Buy It Here
Because you totally know they’re obsessed with all things coffee. Sure these may be gross, but it’ll totally get a laugh. These must-have candy canes come in a pack of 6. A real win-win if you ask us.
Prank Pack ‘Earwax Kit’ Gag Gift – Buy It Here
Don’t worry, it’s only a joke box. You can pack whatever your ‘real’ gift is inside. This is one of our favorite white elephant gifts because no one will really want it, but the joke is on them when you hide a gift card inside!
Cards Against Humanity Party Game – Buy It Here
Because there are always people who haven’t played this game and it really is life-changing. This pack is the updated version with over 150 new hysterical cards.
The Sriracha Keychain Gift Pack – Buy It Here
Because who doesn’t love a little hot sauce and who doesn’t get pissed when their favorite restaurant doesn’t have Sriracha? Now you can bring it with you everywhere you go thanks to these handy-dandy keychains! You’re welcome America.
‘Don’t Be a Prick’ Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
It’s 11 ounces, ceramic, comic gold, and really gets your point across. Happy swapping!
The ‘I Literally Can’t Even’ Desk Plate – Buy It Here
Because we all know that special someone who literally can’t even…about anything. Now they can display their favorite phrase right on their desk. It’s 2-inches tall by 8-inches wide so it’ll pretty much fit anywhere.
Dill Pickle Lip Balm – Buy It Here
Perfect for the person who’s obsessed with all things ‘pickles.’ You know the ones. This pickle lip balm tastes and smells just like dill. What? People love that.
Toilet ‘Slam Dump’ Basketball Game – Buy It Here
Because who doesn’t want to shoot some hoops when they’re doing their business? They’ll thank you later.