White Elephant Gift Ideas
Have a white elephant gift exchange coming up this holiday season? We’ve put together the greatest wish of wild and wacky white elephant gifts so that you can be a hero at the party.
Our experts sorted through thousands of the best gifts offered by Amazon, Etsy, and more to curate this list of the 21 most wonderfully hilarious white elephant gift exchange ideas this holiday season. Bring anything from this list and you are guaranteed to be celebrated. When they ask “where did you find that!?” you might want to tell them it was at Cool Things Addict… but we recommend you keep it to yourself. You can’t give away all your secrets 😉
Ever wonder what the term means? Turns out, “white elephant” refers to a gift where the maintenance costs are more expensive than the gift itself. In other words, white elephant gifts are usually funny, fairly cheap, and often impractical! Have fun.
Ok, that holiday party is getting closer by the second. With no further ado, here is our delicious list of White Elephant Gift Ideas:
You’re at a party and you’ve had a bit to drink. Hey, sounds like a white elephant gift exchange already! You start feeling a little more comfortable. You ask your boss: “Hey, why do guys have nipples?” Your boss doesn’t know. You say: “Well, I know!” Your boss runs out of the room and is never seen from again. Great success! This book will help you start a revolution at work. Stupid questions never had such interesting answers!! Hilarious fun to pass around. If you can sneak a joint into the party… even better.
This mug will warn your co-workers that you haven’t yet drank your morning coffee, so stay the #$%@ away until you do! The adorable mug changes faces after a hot liquid is added.
It will go from a sleeping frowny face to a smiley grin with some color in your cheeks.
This handmade gift from Etsy is sure to get a big laugh. This is the PERFECT White Elephant gift. “So random!” will yell one colleague. “It’s beautifully done!” yells another. “Is it…slightly racist??” might say a third. We hope not, but it is a bit odd. Handmade with love, this will definitely be a gift exchange item that half the room fights to have and the other half fights to get rid of. Also known as the perfect gift exchange item!
This is the perfect white elephant gift idea for that person who puts pride in their garden. Actually, it is even funnier if it lands in the lap of someone who doesn’t have much in their garden at all – even better if it is the only thing there. Ladies and gentlemen, Cool Things Addict brings you the squatting garden gnome. “Why are your tomatoes so ripe and red, Margie?” asks a co-worker. “Because the squatting garden gnome fertilizes my vegetables,” comes the inevitable reply.
The perfect gift for that beer lover at your party who wants to go camouflage and not get caught by the boss or the spouse. NOBODY WILL SUSPECT A THING if the person is using their trusty camouflage beer holder. Have up to SIX beers without getting caught at work. Hilarious.
A mug where you can be heard without opening your mouth. Subtly tell your co-workers that you look down on their spelling skills. Actually, maybe this isn’t so subtle – after all – their pretty dumb. They probably didn’t even notice that I wrote “their pretty dumb” instead of “they’re pretty dumb.” Yup, this is passive aggressive, alright. For the right person, this will give them a huge smile.
Cards Against Humanity has got to be the best game to play near the end of a white elephant gift exchange. If you have never played, buy this for yourself! But definitely get one, for somebody, because the laughs spread like wildfire and make the world a better place. The game works like a demented version of mad libs: each person puts together silly combinations of words in order to answer odd challenges. Each person takes turn voting on the winner. You will learn the game in under 10 seconds – 20 seconds if you’ve had quite a lot to drink. Check this game out.
This button has has 10 funny fuck it phrases. It is unbelievable how often the ‘f$ck it’ button can come in handy. “Take out the trash?” F$CK IT. “Stay late to finish that expense report?” F$CK IT! This button can provide years and years of therapy. Press it liberally and with gusto. Make your opinion heard with the mighty push of a button. This is one white elephant of gift ideas.