50 White Elephant Gift Ideas

White Elephant Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year! Office parties, neighborhood get togethers, and church activities galore! And there’s nothing worse than scrambling at the last minute to find a White Elephant gift for the party. I mean, there’s only so many times you can get away with only bringing a roll of toilet paper! So spare yourself the headache and don’t let yourself be caught unprepared… and heck, why not even shoot to have the BEST gift that everyone will be trading up for!?

{Not sure what a White Elephant party is, check out all the scoop HERE and there’s even a few more ideas!}

The Dating Divas have rounded up 50 of the most hilarious, memorable, and creative White Elephant gifts we could find! We’ve done ALL the work, so that you can be the STAR of the party!


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Below you will find  lot of gifts you can buy, but if you’re in a crunch, short on money, or just have a knack for crafts, there are some quick and easy DIY ones too! After all, there’s nothin’ like a hand-made gag gift to get the crowd laughing!

So here we go..!

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1. Muffin Top Muffin Holders – Serving up muffins in these is sure to get a laugh!

2. Bacon Flavored Toothpaste  Oh, well wouldn’t this be delicious?! (Blech!)

3. Finger Forks  These actually look so fun! My kids would love them! They’d be great for April Fools, too!

4. Thumb Wrestling Ring  1, 2, I declare a thumb war!

5. Sandwich Coaster Set  A must for any sandwich lover…I guess?! Ha!

6. Mustache Drink Ring – These are advertised for beers, but they’d be great on any bottle of soda, too!

7. Stress Relief  Can we all just agree that bubble wrap is the best stress relief ever?!

8. Car Band-Aid  This would make everyone on the road laugh with you!

9. “As Seen on Facebook” Tee – In today’s day and age, this is just too funny!

10. Cat Unicorn Horn  Your cat would love this…wouldn’t they? (*sarcasm*!)

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11. Awkward Family Photos Book – This is always a classic!

12. Talking Toilet Paper Holder – Things can get a little lonely in there, am I right?

13. Mistletoe Headband – Ha! You’d be the hit of the party with this, for sure!

14. Corn on the Cob Holders – These may be good for a laugh, but they are actually pretty useful come fresh corn season!

15. Nose Cups – Everyone LOVES these! A hilarious touch to any party!

16. Bald Guy Comb – Have a lovable baldie in your life? This would be a perfect gag gift!

17. Instant Excuse Ball – Now you will never run out of excuses — thank heavens!

Now, if you are in a pinch or in the mood for DIY, the rest of these are for YOU!

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18. Empty Bag – Perfect for the person who has everything!

19. Gift Not Included – Just an empty bag with batteries! Hey, well, you always need those!

20. Tiffany & Co. Fake-Out – Oooh man, this one might make me a little upset! Use with caution!

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21. Gift cards with a remaining balance – It’s the thought that counts, right?

22. Air guitar strings – Perfect for that budding musician.

23. Camping Blow Dryer – a “must-have” for every camper in your life!

24. “In Case of Emergency Break Glass” – Grab the vinyl, stick it on a 5×7 frame, and place some chocolate inside! I’d be pretty excited about this one!

25. Cold Hard Cash – Grab a freezer jar and freeze a bit of cash inside. Genius!

26. When Life Hands You Lemons – A Life cereal box with lemons inside! How clever!

27. Snow Man Toilet Paper – Some wiggle eyes stuck onto a roll of toiler paper, along with a bit of orange construction paper, makes actually a pretty cute little gift! And hey, you always need toilet paper…

28. Autographed Picture of Yourself – Something they will cherish for years to come, I am sure!

29. The World’s Easiest Diet Fork & Spoon Set – Talk about portion control!

30. Dehydrated Water – This would be so useful to have in my emergency supplies!

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31. Snowman Poop – Grab some marshmallows, a bag, and a label, and you are good to go!

32. Fish & Chips – A couple of live goldfish and some chips — too funny!

33. “Lottery Winnings” – A clever card explaining the details of a “lottery winning” experience, along with a bit of cash. But hey, that money could always buy a lottery ticket, right?

34. Exercise Block – A simple piece of wood featuring this clever description is sure to make someone smile!

35. Snowman Soup – Poor snowman who melted away in my cup! (Hee hee!) This would also work really well as a neighbor gift!

36. iPad – Give the gift that everyone always wants — an “iPad”! 

37. Can Wreath – Eww, can you imagine the smell of this?! Blech! Funny nonetheless!

38. HO+ME sign – Yikes, give this one with caution!

39. “Redneck” Party Cup – Oh this is just “so classy”, isn’t it? A great gift for your favorite redneck!

40. White Elephant Towel – Watch the tutorial to give a great “white elephant” gift!

41. “Redneck” Bubble Bath – Just eat and make your “own bubbles”!

42. Slipper Genies – Clean and be comfortable at the same time!

43. Box of Chocolates – How nice, right? Well, not if you take a bite out of each one! Ha!

44. Nuts & BoltsGrab a can and fill it with nuts and bolts!

45. The Toothbrush Treasure – Grab a large box, then fill it with progressively smaller boxes to reveal a used toothbrush!

46. Emergency Underpants – My grandma always used to say to pack up extra underwear, just in case! You would be such a thoughtful friend to give this!

47. Caramel Onion – Dip an onion in caramel for a “pleasant” surprise!

48. Potty Golfing – Perfect for that golfer in your life!

49. Phone Book Surprise – Cut the middle out of an old phone book and put a DVD inside! This one is a fun way to give something typical.

50. Yodeling Pickle – Doesn’t everyone need one of these in their lives?

*2016 UPDATE*

Guys, so many awesome White Elephant gifts have come out in the past few years, we just couldn’t resist giving this post a lil’ update with 10 fresh ideas!

Here are some of our newest favorites:

51. Toilet Mug – Mmmm…nothing says delicious like drinking from a toilet mug! Great for a friend at the office.

52. Crib Dribber – Could you imagine giving this to a new parent?!

53. Poo-Pourri – Mock all you want, this stuff actually works!

54. Pet Rock – Perfect for any “pet” lover!

55. Bacon Air Freshener Getting into a car with this scent would be quite the experience!

56. BlankeezWell, this may be a great prank gift, but I have to say — I kind of want one for myself!

57. Unicorn Meat The humanity! That poor unicorn! {WINK!}

58. Toe TunesA great way to listen to music on the go!

59. Pickle Band-AidsMy kids would get a kick out of these!

60. Unicorn FartsA perfect pairing with #10 and #57!

There ya have it! But if you’re looking for even MORE hilariously awesome White Elephant Gift Ideas check out our 101 White Elephant Gift Ideas Post!

And ONE more thing! We love White Elephant parties SOOOO much, that we put together our own kit. Not only do you have the cutest invite, decor, yummy recipes, food printables… but you ALSO get 14 ADORABLE printable to pull off hilarious White Elephant gifts!!!! Including the “Shave & Play” Barbie!! Click on the image below to check it ALL out! 

White Elephant Party Pack

Merry Christmas & Happy Partying!!


About the Author: Chrissy

I am a busy wife and Mother to three beautiful children! I was raised in California but I now call Texas home, and I love being with my family more than anything in the world! I have LOTS of different interests and love learning new things. Photography and being a wife/mommy are what make me the happiest, but water skiing on a hot summer day isn't a bad second choice!

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13 Responses to 50 White Elephant Gift Ideas

  1. I LOOOVE this post, Chrissy!! I can’t decide which of these we wanna do! lol Hope none of my friends have seen this post… or we will all show up with the same stuff! 🙂

  2. The rules at our party was to NOT spend money but to just bring something you already had at home, but weren’t using. The hubby and I went and bought a bag of adult diapers, opened the package, pulled out one diaper and wrapped up the package. It was a hit! 😀

  3. Some of the ideas you’ve brought up here are really creative. White elephant gifts at their best! I love how you come up with the snowman poop idea. Maybe I’ll try it this year 🙂

  4. A quick gift in a pinch is a pair of tube socks with “Right” and “Left” drawn across the toes.
    No worries if there’s a hole. .pPlace them in a zip lock withe the heading Sunday Socks because they’re “Holy”