THE BEST White Elephant Gift Ideas
‘Tis the season for Christmas parties! And that means you likely need 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 gifts that everyone will be trading for?! Lucky for you, this list checks both boxes!
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Types of White Elephant Gift Ideas
Check out the best-of-the-best white elephant gifts that you can buy or make! We’ve even organized this ultimate list of gag gifts 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 White Elephant Gifts
- Useful White Elephant Gift Ideas
- Amazon White Elephant Gifts
Keep scrolling for funny 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 the best white elephant gifts that are also cheap!
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 make super easy and inexpensive white elephant gifts. (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 “donut 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 sawdust 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 some funny white elephant gifts! 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 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 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 at first this jar appears like the lamest gift at the party, it 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 for actual white elephant gift ideas. Talk about fun!
7. DIY Boyfriend Pillow
We could all use 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, funny white elephant gifts like this 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.
1. Bacon Air Freshener
Getting into a car with this scent would be quite the experience!
This isn’t 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 Leg 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 thinks that puns are punny.
10. Muffin Top Muffin Cups
Now having a little overflow is a good thing! These would be the best white elephant gift ideas for bakers.
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 Party Exchange Gifts
This section might actually be filled with the best white elephant gift ideas! I love funny white elephant 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 idea. Mock all you want, this stuff actually works and can be very helpful in a time of need!
2. Nessie Ladle
The Loch Ness 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 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 Bandages
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 fun, yet useful, white elephant gift ideas.
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 looks like 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 Shower Head
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 Salt and Pepper Holder
Salt and pepper shakers are a kitchen staple. This Christmas gag gift would be useful in any home!
15. Bicycle Pizza Cutter
This one is so clever! A unique pizza cutter that is functional and fun!
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 invititation, 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 at the end of this post to check it out!
Amazon White Elephant Gifts
We absolutely love utilizing Amazon around the holidays, don’t you? After all, where can we find hilarious gifts like the following that have fast and free shipping?! Take a peek at some of our favorite Amazon picks.
1 . Golf Club Pens
What better way to liven up a boring desk job than with your own, putt-themed set of pens?
2 . Poop Shoot! Game
This game is guaranteed to get players laughing!
3 . Toilet Timer
Tell your favorite friend that their toilet time is taking just a little too long with this cooky gift.
4 . Paw Socks
Okay, is it just us or are these paw socks strangely adorable?
5 . Donut Blanket
We’re big fans of the tortilla blanket, but this donut blanket is a very close second!
Ready, set, bowl! Score a spare or a strike – all without leaving your desk.
7 . Desktop Boxing
Sometimes we all just need to get out a little (and we do mean a little!) bit of aggression.
Of all the random and silly white elephant gift ideas, this one definitely takes the cake!
No need to carry around an emergency whistle or pepper spray. It’s Emergency Chicken to the rescue!
10 . Dad Jokes Book
This silly book of jokes is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
We hope you got some great examples of white elephant gift ideas 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 don’t forget to click on the image below to check out our White Elephant Party Kit!
White Elephant parties! One of my favorite parts of the holidays! Thanks for the ideas!
You’re welcome, Amy!! It’s one of our favorites, too. Merry Christmas!
My teenagers have to take white elephant gifts to school just about every year, and we have a hard time coming up with ideas. This list is perfect! I’m pinning it for future reference!
That’s exactly why we wrote it! To make all of our lives easier when it comes to White Elephant ideas. They can be tricky! Glad it’s helpful for you and Merry Christmas!
Never could get the “Blankeez” to come up. What is it???
Hi! It is working for me. It is a bacon blanket. 🙂
I love the “Gift Not Included” idea. Useful and funny and sure to get a couple of confused looks. I’m going to use this one!
Cara, so funny! Do it and let us know how it goes. We love White Elephant parties. XO
There’s some interesting ideas for white elephant exchanges at whiteelephantcrap.com
I think my favorite is the fish training kit.
A fish training kit sounds hilarious! Thanks for sharing that with us! 🙂
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”
Hi Janine! Those are both such great ideas! Thanks for sharing and thanks for reading!!! Xoxo
We have a toilet plunger that continues to be gifted so this year I am turning it upside down and adding leaves and flowers for a redneck bird bath.
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 🙂
A individually wrapped tea bag with google eyes added to it is perfect for that Techi IT person in your family. IT= eye tea 🙂
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! 😀
Thanks for featuring my fish & chips!
Oh my goodness I can’t help but laugh at these!!! Sooooo funny! Great round-up girl! xox
Thank you so much for these! My family will get a kick out of these but which one to choose!!??
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! 🙂
I’ve never seen such cute gifts! Love the Redneck Bubble Bath, to cute! Glad I’m now following you.