11 White Elephant Gift Ideas

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If you’re looking for white elephant gift ideas (also known as dirty Santa), your search is over. This list is full of fun and unique gifts that will be sure to make the recipient laugh—and maybe even get them to let go of their own white elephant gift. From air horns and lobster claw oven mitts to hot sauce-making kits and more, this list has everything you need for a memorable Christmas party.

What is a White Elephant Gift Exchange

Have you been invited to a white elephant but don’t know what it is? It’s a gift exchange where everyone brings a present to the gathering. Then, all participants gather and draw numbers. The first participant picks a gift and opens it, allowing everyone to see it. Then, the next player decides whether to steal it or open another gift. You can see the full rules at https://www.whiteelephantrules.com/.

Festive Flasks

“Festive Flask” is a term you may have heard around the office (or on TV), but what does it mean? These are cute holiday-themed flasks. They range from stocking flasks to ordinary flasks decorated with cute, humorous, or naughty Christmas themes. Remember, white elephant exchanges are supposed to be fun for the adults, so know your audience.

Everything I need to know I learned from a Little Golden Book Set

Little Golden Books were a staple of many people’s childhood. This isn’t your childhood book set! The book set is filled with life tips and humorous advice taken straight from the classics. It’s the perfect thing to bring to a more reserved white elephant.

Foodie Dice

Foodie Dice are the perfect gift for any foodie, whether they’re a professional chef or someone who enjoys cooking in their own kitchen. These dice are used to choose meals during a dinner party, so your recipient can play along with their friends by rolling the dice and making one of several different recipes!

The best part of this gift is that it’s a complete surprise—there’s no way to know what meal you’ll make until you roll the dice, but it will always be something tasty. This makes Foodie Dice an excellent present for anyone who loves experimenting with new cuisine.

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Hot Sauce-Making Kit

If there are creative types or hot sauce lovers in your group, this is a fun gift to put into the pool. Making hot sauce will bring out anyone’s creative side.

Smoko Giant Food Light

The group will go wild over this fun, battery-powered light. It’s a silly, cute light that gives off a warm glow. It’s large enough to use as a desk lamp. The boba tea-shaped lamp is color-changing and easy to clean.

Leather Coasters

Leather coasters are a great gift for a white elephant gift exchange. You can buy them in bulk, making them especially good for large families or workgroups who want something inexpensive and useful. Leather coasters will last forever, so they’re also an excellent choice if you’re looking for something that’s fun but won’t end up sitting in the bottom of someone’s junk drawer after being used once or twice.

Creature Cups

Wondering what a Creature Cup is? It’s a relatively ordinary mug with a create at the bottom. There are sea, land, and “creepy” creatures to choose from. There are even Cthulu and dragon cups. These are creative, unique, and fun for any party. 

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Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray Bottle

Looking for something funny and steal-worthy for your white elephant? Try this one out. You spray the bowl with the Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go spray, and no one will know or smell your business. 

Exploding Hand Soap

You heard us! Exploding Hand Soap.

The Splatz hand soap explodes when squished. Who knew handwashing could be so much fun? Just picture an unexpecting person’s face when they use this soap! This one definitely caught our attention as a gag or a fun way to complete routine hygiene. 

Exploding Kittens Card Game

Ok, exploding isn’t becoming a theme here. 🤣

Card games are great for people of any age, and this game is no different. Its theme is amusing, and the cards themselves are hysterical. Your mission is simple – don’t draw the exploding kitten. 

Lobster Claw Oven Mitt

Looking for something light-hearted? You can find these oven mitts on Amazon. Lobster claw oven mitts are made of silicone, so they are oven-safe up to 450 degrees. They are dishwasher safe and don’t need to be hand washed. They’re also a great gift for the person who has everything—you’ll have no problem finding something they don’t already own!

There you have it: the best white elephant gift ideas for your next party. We hope this list has helped you find something perfect for your white elephant party!

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