Creative White Elephant Gift Ideas
‘Tis the season for Christmas parties! And that means you likely need creative white elephant gift ideas… and LOTS of them! However, we know you don’t want to bring just another boring gag gift to your white elephant party — your gift needs to make your friends laugh out loud all night long! On top of that, why not shoot to have the BEST white elephant gift that everyone will be trading for?! Lucky for you, this list checks both boxes!
Types of White Elephant Gift Ideas
Check out the best of the best creative white elephant gift ideas that you can buy or make! We’ve even organized this ultimate list of gag gifts for Christmas into several different categories so that you can easily find what you’re looking for. Click to be taken straight to that category.
- Cheap White Elephant Gifts
- DIY White Elephant Gift Ideas
- Funny Gag Gifts for Christmas
- Useful White Elephant Gift Ideas
Keep scrolling for white elephant gifts you are undoubtedly going to love!
Cheap White Elephant Gifts (Under $5)
The point of a white elephant gift exchange is to get some laughs from your friends and family… And find ridiculous products! You don’t want to spend too much money on the gift itself, though. Here are some inexpensive but creative white elephant gift ideas!
1. Homemade Brown E’s
Bring a plate of brown E’s – no baking required! (These are part of an adorable White Elephant Party Kit!)
2. Air Guitar Strings
These hip new air guitar strings are a super easy and very inexpensive white elephant gift. (In the White Elephant Party Kit that these come in, you’ll find several other equally inexpensive and funny ideas!)
3. Donut Seeds
These cute “doughnut seeds” will definitely get a chuckle at your next party! (As well as all of the others in this adorable White Elephant Party Kit!)
4. Candy Cane Puzzle
Crush up some candy canes to create the ultimate expert-level puzzle!
5. Gift Not Included
All you need for this gift are some batteries and a bag. So easy!
6. Stress Relief
Can we all just agree that bubble wrap is the best stress reliever ever?! Attach a cute gift tag to it from our White Elephant Party Printable Pack.
7. Jigsaw Puzzle
Another option for a funny puzzle — gather some saw dust from the garage and add this label!
8. Gift Card Roundup
You know all of those gift cards you have with small remaining balances? Put them all together for a funny gift! You can even click the link below for some Christmas-themed gift card holders.
9. Exercise Block
Instructions to “walk around the block” for your workout. A silly but cheap white elephant gift idea!
10. In Case of an Emergency
Put this printable inside a frame with some chocolate inside! Pretty much a required item for all mamas out there!
DIY Creative White Elephant Gift Ideas
So many of these DIY white elephant gift ideas are easy to throw together with things you have from home, which makes it easy-peasy to do it yourself!
1. Mounted Stuffed Animal Head
Think of the possibilities from the random stuffed animals that you have at home! Hilarious!
2. Surprise Mason Jar Money Gift
While this jar at first appears like the lamest white elephant gift at the party, it certainly contains a wonderful surprise!
3. Melted Snowman
This is the sweetest DIY gift there is! A jar of hot cocoa with a twist.
4. Cold Hard Cash
Grab a freezer jar and freeze a bit of cash inside. Add this printable tag and you have a quick DIY gift!
5. Underwear Chip Bowl
This underwear chip bowl is easy to make and is a hilarious gag gift for Christmas!
6. White Elephant Towel
Watch this tutorial to give a literal gift of a white elephant. Talk about creative white elephant party idea!
7. DIY Boyfriend Pillow
We all could us an arm around us while watching a movie or falling asleep! What a fun DIY project!
8. Shave & Play Barbie
Barbie has a whole new look — hairy! Learn how to create this gift and get the printable to go with it!
9. Bra Purse
If you have some DIY craft skills, this would be hilarious to make!
10. Creepy Doll Coat Rack
Whether you think this is cool or creepy, this DIY white elephant gift idea will have everyone at the party talking!
Funny Gag Gifts for Christmas
These white elephant gift ideas pretty much have no purpose besides making people laugh. It’s like the very best practical joke! Here are a few of our favorite Christmas gag gift ideas that we think will get a big laugh at your next white elephant party.
1. Bacon Air Freshener
Getting into a car with this scent would be quite the experience!
This is not actually a product — it is a prank gift box. The real gift inside can be something completely different. Check out the link for lots of different options!
3. Toe Tunes
Just one more example of a silly gift box! Your recipient will be surprised (maybe relieved) to open the gift to find something else.
4. Toilet Paper Origami
Wouldn’t this be an unusual hobby to learn and master? Imagine the pleasant things you can leave in the bathroom.
5. Jane Austen Tattoos
Nothing expresses the decorum and charm of Austen’s work like these temporary tattoos!
6. Chicken Legs Socks
Embrace your chicken legs with these hilarious socks!
7. Beer Belly Fanny Pack
Create the illusion of a beer belly with this functional fanny pack!
8. Bob Ross Heat Changing Mug
Reveal those happy trees with a little heat in your mug. This is brilliant!
A game for anyone who things that puns are punny.
10. Muffin Top Muffin Cups
Now having a little overflow is a good thing!
11. Nose Cups
Everyone LOVES these! A hilarious touch to any party!
12. Belly Swim Suit
Swimsuit season is right around to corner! Time to get ready. WINK!
13. Toilet Night Light
One product, SO many color possibilities!
14. Tiger King Puzzle
Any party gets more exciting with a little Joe Exotic.
15. Tortilla Blanket
Sleep in a tortilla and dream of tacos.
Useful White Elephant Gift Ideas
This might just be my favorite section of white elephant gift ideas! I love funny gifts, but they are even better if you can get some use out of them. Here are a few of our favorite items that put the fun in functional!
Now here is a useful white elephant gift idea. Mock all you want, this stuff actually works and can be very helpful in a time of need!
2. Nessie Ladle
The Lochness Monster floating around in your soup is hilarious but the spoon itself is actually very useful!
3. Tea-Rex Mug
We can all appreciate a good pun and a good mug!
4. Pig Mop Slippers
Comfy, cozy, and functional! Walk around in comfort and mop your floor?! WIN-WIN!
5. Tinkle Hair Razor
Yes, there is actually a product invented to shave that peach fuzz off your face — and it is actually really effective! We kinda love it!
6. Unicorn Shower Cap
Shower in style! Keep your hair dry and tap into your inner unicorn!
7. Shakespearean Insult Bandaids
What could help you feel better after hurting yourself more than sporting Shakespearean insults?
8. Dinosaur Taco Stand
A unique way to keep your tacos upright. Perfect if you are looking for a useful white elephant gift idea.
9. Hot Dog & Bun Toaster
Here is a product you didn’t even know you needed! We love this retro look!
10. Record Player Tape Dispenser
How fun is this unique little find? At first glance it is a vintage record player, but it is actually a tape dispenser!
11. Dachshund Hot Dog Slicer
What could be more adorable (and slightly disturbing) than a dog cutting your hot dog into slices?!
12. T-Rex Showerhead
Why not make showering a little more exciting… or terrifying?!
13. Sword Cheese Grater
I have a feeling that this one might be the white elephant gift that would be stolen again and again!
14. Shark & Pepper Shark Holder
Salt and pepper shakers are a kitchen staple. This Christmas gag gift would be a useful white elephant gift in any home!
15. Bicycle Pizza Cutter
This one is so clever! A unique pizza cutter that is functional and fun!
We hope you got some great examples of white elephant gifts that will be a hit at any Christmas party! You are officially set with oodles of Christmas gag gift ideas for all of the Christmas parties headed your way!
And ONE more thing! We love white elephant parties SOOOO much that we put together a complete kit to help YOU host your own epic white elephant gift exchange! Not only does it include the cutest invite, decor, yummy recipes, and food printables, but you ALSO get 14 ADORABLE printables to pull off hilarious white elephant gifts (many of which are featured above)! Click on the image below to check it ALL out!
With so many creative white elephant gift ideas you’re sure to get the inspiration you need. Now check out our other ideas to make your holiday even more magical!