99 of the Best White Elephant Gift Ideas Ever
Brit + Co never plays around when it comes to holiday parties (or any parties for that matter). But around these parts, ain't no party like a white elephant party, because a white elephant or Secret Santa party is prime time for ridiculous gifts. From kitschy necklaces to cowhide wrapping paper, we've found the ultimate buys for gift swap domination. That's right — we're your one-stop shop for the absurd, the unusual and the totally delightful. Read on and prepare for a serious celebration of the random.
Now, let’s get this White Elephant gift party started.
What lights up and will instantly turn you into the opposite of the Grinch?
Horse head masks were a big hit at last year’s Brit + Co holiday party (the two pictured here were actually purchased by me… and I ended up taking them home at the end of our white elephant exchange). They also make for a great couples Halloween costume.
Magnets, in dog butt form. Why not?
Boobs. Tatas. Bosoms. IN A TERRARIUM.
The best white elephant gift, you will have.
Bring the good vibes home.
For the beer lovers on your list, give ’em a brand new way to get their hopped up fix.
What’s cuter than a sloth face on a tote bag?
More horse heads! What?! If you haven’t seen this ridiculous thing going viral, it’s time to get in the know. It’s a squirrel feeder shaped like a horse head, so it looks like the squirrel is a mini-horse when he’s snacking. Amazing.
Love HANGING OUT everywhere you go? Have lungs, will travel.
Every guest at your white elephant exchange wants to go home with a dinosaur.
Adorable holiday makeup sponges. Yes.
Keep things chill with this funky air freshener.
Looking to rock a new set of tatts every week? Go temporary and put your best golden finger forward.
You know how your clothes smell after a weekend of camping? Now you can smell like that ALL the time.
Yes. Those words all go together. (See also: Glass Tubes for Displaying Carved Crayons)
($39+): Is your pup or cat so narcissistic it only wants to snuggle with itself? There’s a custom pet pillow for that.
Literally or figuratively, depending on your giftee.
Excuse me, but I mustache you a question.
If you’re able to be generous enough to gift the Switch at a Secret Santa or white elephant exchange, please invite us. Pleeeeease!
MEW-ve over, forgettable gifts! This gift is so specific, it will never be forgotten.
Give gratitude to friends and family with the gift that keeps on giving.
This avocado body pillow is comin’ in hot, and ready to snuggle.
Kitties AND a fanny pack. All in one shirt!
When it comes to egg love, we don’t yolk around. P.S. Your dad called, he wants his pun back ;)
For the impromptu puppet show you’ve always dreamed of.
Shine bright this holiday season with this battery-powered Christmas sweater that will help you literally get lit.
Your pizza-in-bed dreams can now come true. Don’t forget a matching pillow ($8).
Just like Yoncé said.
This is the perfect gift for the gamers in your life.
May the force be jelly bean-flavored.
Duunnn dunnn… duuuunnnn duun… duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn.
The perf gift for the weekend warrior in your life.
Hey bathtub buddy, thanks for keeping our soaks lit.
Tropic like it’s hot.
These would look pretty darn *sweet* on a Christmas tree.
What better way to end a long day than with a tasty bottle of brewski opened with a bottle opener from a galaxy far, far away.
We promise, these taste amazing!
This has “stocking stuffer for your science-y friend” written all over it.
Hotline blings are an instant win.
Glitter always wins.
Style your wrist with these fun faux watches.
Something you don’t know you need until you’ve actually used it.
This white elephant gift cures every kind of sadness.
It’s time to bring home the bacon.
These tanks are out of control. We would like one right meow.
Throw this classic holiday record on before your white elephant party ends!
Just imagine being able to say, “Cool beans!” when it’s unwrapped.
Remember the #cheesepocalypse? One year, Velveeta was flying off the racks and causing the first ever Velveeta shortage! Luckily, we’ve always got a backup supply so we can make queso all the live long day.
Get lit, stay lit.
Your holiday party outfit just got a whole lot brighter.
The perfect thing to pair your light up jacket with? A light-activated bow tie, duhhh.
We love the kitty patches!
Are you that person always asking for a bottle of Sriracha at the table? We feel you. And so does this new company that’s offering keychain-sized Sriracha bottles just for you! At $4 a pop, these empty keychain bottles (you fill ‘em yourself) seem steep but also terribly handy.
The perfect throwback addition to a cozy girls’ night in.
The kiss pillow pretty much takes the cake.
We bet you can think of a friend to buy this for in less than 60 seconds.
Cuddle up with this furry-bunned sloth!
Could the German Shepherd mask be the new creepy horse mask? Only time will tell.
Cue Kanye’s “Flashing Lights” and let’s get this happy hour started.
Because nothing quenches thirst like… milk.
Perfect for a friend who is unicorn-obsessed, this suit actually looks pretty comfy!
Decorative beards and mustaches are definitely here to stay, so give that guy in your life the products he needs to keep things tidy.
Anytime can be a good time for brunch with this champagne-scented candle.
Finally, a pizza cutter for the manly man.
This flask has an extra shot glass built right in, in case you feel like sharing.
Treat yo’ self.
Protect your cookies from… people who apparently steal your cookies so often that you need a safe?
The dark side beckons and now there’s a sleeping bag for that.
What is this, a Rubik’s Cube for ants?
We could all use a little support when we’re binge-watching.
Say it loud, say it proud, say it when you’re sleeping.
Whoever ends up with this white elephant gift is obligated to bring poo cookies to the next one.
Orange you glad you found this gift idea?
Me llama es Llama Drama.
Avoca-don’t let your phone run out of battery.
Flying, multi-colored, patterned cats FTW.
We’ve reached the bacon section of this roundup. First up, bacon + chocolate + lollipops + saltwater taffy = endless noms.
Make every room smell like bacon.
Keep your bathroom smelling like a magical animal’s… fruity booty?
For the ladies, a scent from French royalty.
Perfectly sums up your mood pre-coffee (changes color and mood when heat).
Remember way back in the day when we made a chocolate iPhone? These are totally our iPhones’ much classier and more official cousins.
Flamingos are festive, no bones about it.
You never know when you’ll need to carry a slice to-go.
Two words: Banana. Phone. (And it actually works.)
Ideal for Gilmore Girl fans.
Are you kitten me with this egg mold?
And finally, the mother of all White Elephant Gifts. Does it get better (read: weirder) than this? Not safe for your work party ;)
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