Because there’s enough pressure just buying your holiday Christmas 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. The official rules say that 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?
For the ‘Over It’ White Elephant Gift
The ”My White Elephant Gift” T-Shirt – Buy It Here
The perfect option when you’re heading to the W.E party and need a little something funny to wear or it totally makes a great present idea. If this t-shirt was an emoji it would 100% be the eye-roll. This one also comes in other colors like black, light blue, heather grey, and pink. See colors and sizes here!
The Must-Have Choice
The Christmas Stocking Hidden Flask – Buy It Here
You can pretty much never go wrong with a hidden flask of any kind, especially when it’s Christmas stocking! It’s a top-seller, holds up to 2.5 liters of your favorite beverage, and will help Santa get lit this season. Learn more here.
The Potty Humor Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Scary Helpful Choice
The “Bear Hands” Oven Mitts – Buy It Here
Keep your hands protected when cooking and have fun chasing after everyone around your house while making bear sounds. What a time to be alive! Learn more here.
The Friendliest Choice
The Golden Girls Shot Glass Gift Set – Buy It Here
Drink up with your favorite girls, Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and, of course, Sophia! Not only does each glass have their faces on it, but this is also a drinking game with instructions on the back of each shot glass. See y’all at Shady Pines! Learn more here!
The Hmmm Choice
The USB Heated Mousepad and Hand-Warmer – Buy It Here
Because it’s actually real, it’s cheap, and they’ll never have to work cold again! Learn more here!
The Funny Prank Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Nostalgic Yankee Swap
The 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. Learn more here!
The Genius Choice
The Poo-Pourri “Before Yo Go” Toilet Spray – Buy It Here
Oh that’s right folks, now all you have to do is simply spray a little of this Poo-Pourri into your toilet and it will protect your nose from funky smells. Say goodbye to bathroom embarrassment once and for all. Learn more here!
The “Try It” Choice
The Official Squatty Potty – Buy It Here
It’s the “bathroom helper” that went viral online and is selling out everywhere! Don’t worry, it’s not the toilet you’re getting. It’s the official stool (pun intended) that is proven to help making going to the bathroom (the worst kind) way easier and more productive. You gotta see this. It’s super affordable too. Learn more here!
The Fashion Choice
The Green Grass Flip-Flop Sandals – Buy It Here
Apparently the grass is always greener. These (yet practical?) flip-flops feel just like grass, are available for men, women, and even the kiddos in a bunch of different colors. Learn more here!
The Flaunt-It Choice
The 3D Belly Fanny Pack/Waist Bag – Buy It Here
If you’re not gifting this at your next Yankee Swap, well, you’re not doing it right! It’s awesome, fully functional to be able to hold some of your stuff like your phone, keys, wallet, and more, and just is a total winner. Learn more here!
The Wine Lovers Choice
The Official Wine Condoms (Set of 6) – Buy It Here
Because, sure it’s funny, but it also totally works too! Keep that opened wine fresh (and safe) to it’ll last longer! This gift comes as a set of 6. Learn more here!
The Traditional Choice
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 pre-lit ceramic tree is 15-inches tall and simply plugs into any outlet. No batteries needed! Plug in the memories! Learn more here!
The Ultimate Game Choice
The 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. This one will never disappoint. Learn more here!
The Brilliant Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Gross, But Good Choice
A Classic Bag of Doggy Farts – Buy It Here
Ok fine it’s actually cotton candy, but what did you expect? Actual dog farts? I mean, we did. Either way, it’s a classic White Elephant gag gift. Learn more here!
The Racy Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Annoying Choice
The Baby Shark Fingerling – Buy It Here
We like to call this the “get back at them” gift. That’s right, it’s that Baby Shark that sings that song (you know it) and now it’s an official Fingerling that lives on your finger, is totally interactive, lights up, kisses you and, of course, sings the Baby Shark song. Horrible! Learn more here!
The Chefs Choice
The Nostalgia Hot & Bun Toaster – Buy It Here
Who wants to make hot dogs on the stove anyway?! Now you can cook them right in the toaster while you’re also toasting your hot dog buns. We. Are. In. Love. Learn more here!
The Anxious White Elephant 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. Learn more here!
The Winner/Loser Yankee Swap Present
The ‘Last Place Yankee Swap’ Tee – Buy It Here
Get ready to see this t-shirt make the rounds over and over again. Whoever wins will wear it like a badge of honor. Finally, last place is the only place you’ll want to me. This one also comes in other colors like holiday red, navy blue, black, heather grey, and heather blue. See color options here!
The Viral Internet Choice
The Heated Electric Car Blanket – Buy It Here
Because not everyone has heated car seats. What are they the King & Queen of England!? This comfy fleece throw blanket plugs right into your cigarette lighter/charging console, heats up quickly, and cools down when you unplug it. So fun! Learn more here!
The Ewwww Choice
The Rollie ‘Electric Egg Cooker’ – Buy It Here
Hooray for eggs? If they love eggs they’re going to love cooking them in this electric hands-free automatic (and vertical) egg cooker! There are so many combos they can make with this. Even better, this is the one that Chrissy Teigen was tweeting about this season. Learn more here!
The Comfy Choice
The Burrito/Tortilla Blanket – Buy It Here
Oh that’s right, it’s the actual blanket they never knew they needed. Spoiler alert, we need it too! Not only can you choose all different sizes, you can even choose all different types of burritos. What a time to be alive! Learn more here!
The Sports White Elephant Choice
The Basketball Hoop Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
It’s really the only way to drink your coffee, hot cocoa, or whatever! Shooting little marshmallows into the hoop is just plain old awesome. Learn more here!
The Keep Away Choice
The Lunch Bugs ‘Roach’ Sandwich Bags – Buy It Here
Tired of people taking your lunch!? Well now you don’t have to worry. This pack comes with 24 plastic bags that look like they have roaches in them. The perfect way to protect your prized sandwiches and snacks. Learn more here!
The Party Game Choice
The Prosecco Pong Game – Buy I t Here
Move over beer pong, because this year it’s all about the super fun Prosecco Pong game. It comes with everything you need to set up a game with your friends (minus the alcohol itself). Learn more here!
The Meme Lovers Choice
The ‘What Do You Meme’ Adult Party Game – Buy It Here
It’s like ‘Cards Against Humanity’ but with famous memes! This one is for adults (kids need not apply). Learn more here!
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. Learn more here!
The Beer Lovers Choice
The Beer Socks – Buy It Here
Because at the end of the day, please just bring us a beer. These socks are pretty funny, pretty comfy, and even come in a gift box. Fancy! Learn more here!
The Political Choice
The Bag of Trump Hair Cotton Candy – Buy It Here
Whether you love him or, uh, don’t love him we can all agree we love his hair! It looks like cotton candy and, well, now it tastes like it because it is it! Learn more here!
The Pickle Lovers Choice
The Pickle Flavored Candy Canes – Buy It Here
Because you totally know they’re obsessed with all things pickles. 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. Learn more here!
The Only Choice
The People of Walmart Adult Coloring Book – Buy It Here
You love to see the hysterical People of Walmart photos on Facebook and now you can color them in! Learn more here!
The “Truth” Choice
The ‘Santa is a Woman’ T- Shirt – Buy It Here
The Yummy Choice
The Dash Waffle Bowel Maker- Buy It Here
Um, awesome! Now you can make your own little waffle bowls at home, super quickly and easily, and fill them with anything you want. Like, all the ice cream. Learn more here!
The Punny Choice
‘Oh For “Fox” Sake’ Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
Because, wait, what did that fox say? See what we did there? #OldJokes. Learn more here!
The Office White Elephant Choice
The Mini Pong Table Game – Buy It Here
It’s just like the beer pong game you all played in college (and, uh, still right now), but now it’s a mini version you can play with you pretty much anywhere you go! Learn more here!
The Magical Choice
The Magical Unicorn PopSocket – Buy It Here
It’s the most magical PopSocket we’ve seen all year! This cute little phone helper will make it easier to hold onto your phone without dropping it (fingers crossed), can help prop up your phone or tablet so you can easily watch videos, and so much more. Learn more here!
The Trivia Choice
The Golden Girls Trivia Game ‘Any Way You Slice It’ – Buy It Here
This is the ultimate trivia game for the ultimate Golden Girls fan! Answer trivia questions about the show and collect pieces of cheesecake to win! For the really obsessed fans, there’s also a super fun Golden Girls CLUE game too!
The Genius Choice
The Guardman 11-in-1 Beer Opener (Fits in His Wallet) – Buy It Here
This handy little tool is the size of a credit card, fits in your wallet, and does 11 different things like open your beer (the most important thing) and more! Learn more here!
The Bathroom Choice
The SipCaddy Bath & Shower Wine Glass Holder – Buy It Here
Now you don’t have to leave the shower, like, at all because now you have the perfect place to hide and drink! This suction cup holder not only holds a standard glass of wine, but also your beer too. Finally, a reason to shower! Learn more here!
The Cool Choice
The SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws – Buy It Here
Because, well, Oprah drinks out of stainless steel straws and so should you! These come as a set of 4 and includes the cleaning brush too. Bottoms up! Learn more here!
The Stressful Yankee Swap
The 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. Learn more here!
The Single Person White Elephant Choice
All the Jingle Ladies – Buy It In Red Letters Here / Buy It In Green Letters Here
As the wise old tale goes, if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it. Choose from a variety of colors and letter options too! See more colors here!
The Fan Fave Choice
The Tobias Funke ‘Never Nude’ Funko Pop Figurine – Buy It Here
He was the favorite on Arrested Development and now this cute little ‘Never Nude’ is all yours! Learn more here!
The Just Do It Choice
The Novelty ‘Potty Putter’ Toilet Golf Game – Buy It Here
Now you can get a hole in one while you’re also trying to put a hole in one. See what we did there? This funny little toilet golf game comes with the putting green, two golf balls, the cup with flag, the golf putter, and even a sign you can hang on the door that says “Do Not Disturb.” Perfect. Learn more here!
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The OMG Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Parenting Choice
The Funny ‘How to Traumatize Your Children’ Book – Buy It Here
This book is a total riot and should be taken as a total joke, in which it was intended. You can now learn how to traumatize your children in 7 easy steps deliberately and with skill. How did this not make Oprah’s Book Club list? Learn more here!
The Dads Choice
The Dad Bod T-Shirt – Buy It Here
The Lonely Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Fun Choice
The ‘That’s What She Said’ Party Game – Buy It Here
It’s the super fun party game all the adults are moving on to after Cards Against Humanity. There are over 400 cards to play with so many innuendos you won’t know what to do! Learn more here!
The Pets Choice
The Lion Mane For Your Dog – Buy It Here
We’ve been to a view White Elephant parties where there were dogs present (don’t ask), so make sure there’s a gift for them too! This cute mane is worn like a costume over their head and magically turns them into a lion. Don’t worry there are other mane colors too so you can match your dog. Check more color options here.
The Drinkers Choice
The Shipwrecked Drinking Game (Kinda Like Drunk Battleship) – Buy It Here
If you loved Battleship as a kid you’ll love Shipwrecked as an adult! It’s a similar concept, but with this game you can get pretty drunk! Learn more here!
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