35 Creative White Elephant Gift Ideas That Don’t Suck for This Holiday
White elephant gift ideas exchange is a classic holiday game, but just like its real-life namesake, an original, hilarious round is increasingly hard to come by. In a season devoted to genuine emotion and deep connection, a good game of White Elephant should serve as a welcome comical break from more serious traditions. Picking a gift that is hilariously fun or so good it’s bad is a fine art, but an art you are more than mastering with a little inspiration and a creative search of Amazon. No idea where to begin your hunt? The products below all walk the line between splendid and stupid in spades, perfect for the modern man’s White Elephant gift exchange.
Creative White Elephant Gift Ideas
Ugly Christmas Face Masks
Kick off your holiday season right with a bold, in-your-face reference to one of the modern day’s greatest holiday flicks! Elf holds is undeniably a holiday classic, and friends and family at your next White Elephant celebration are sure to rave over this fun, festive face mask rocking such an iconic quote. The polyester mask is one size fits all thanks to adjustable, elastic ear straps and variations with and without the built-in nose wire, making this Christmas gift an ideal option for companions of every shape and size. Boasting vibrant colors and unmistakable imagery, the reusable mask is a bold statement piece that every festive film-goer is bound to appreciate.
Men's Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater
White Elephant celebrations are often in strong contrast to the wholesome, family feeling of traditional winter holidays. It’s appropriate then that the ugly Xmas sweater takes such pride in its unconventional design. Replacing heartwarming reindeer and snowflake imagery, the 100% cotton sweater juxtaposes its snug design with the alarming, even morbid image of a survivalist Santa. The result? A humorously dark White Elephant gift designed to appeal to your off-kilter, nonconventional companions. Machine washable and well-crafted, each prank sweater is bound to make its owner feel far more content than poor Santa in this chilling scene.
Dicklicious Penis Lipstick
Make-up is an obvious go-to holiday gift, but White Elephant is all about inverting expectations. This holiday season, you can order your loved ones a quality lipstick – without skimping on the fun factor of the gift exchange. Penis Lipstick, available in 12 unique color options, will amuse companions as much as it will dress them up. And while your best friends might insist that size is of no concern, this delicious gift is a genuine full tube of lipstick that will last your loved ones for many nights out to come. Affordable, funny, and useful all the same, the penis-shaped lipstick makes the most of White Elephant’s hilarious nature while still giving incredible companions a high-quality present.
George Costanza Enamel Lapel Pin
Pins are truly an underrated accessory. Easy to incorporate into a casual outfit and full of personality, pieces like the Pinsanity Seinfeld pin are a must-have for every avid fan eager to show off their interests. Of course, as a White Elephant gift, the pin is guaranteed to get a laugh from all, even those unfamiliar with the 90’s sitcom, thanks to the clear, vibrant imagery of a half-dressed George takes center stage. Though less than 2-inches in length, this funny pin is impossible to miss and is sure to capture the attention of all who cross paths with its enamel self. Incredibly thick and durable, fans and non-fans can feel secure wearing this pin wherever they go, making it a strong contender every White Elephant gifter should consider at least once.
Super Pochaco Sexy Noodle Stopper Figurine
Though designed as a Ramen noodle stopper, the Furyu figurine makes for a great accessory as it does as a White Elephant gift. Despite only standing – or rather, leaning – at 5-inches tall, this well-crafted figure boasts an attention to detail and accuracy worth admiration. Furyu fans will admire the playful pose and high-quality of the Super Pochaco figurine, and non-fans can still find beauty in the unexpected nature of this colorful present. Get a laugh – or at least a blush – from loved ones by ordering a Furyu figurine and make this holiday a season that no one will ever forget.
Snow Globe Sweaters
The holiday season is a frosty time for all, and everyone could probably use a snug sweater to bundle up as the temperature drops. However, this next White Elephant is less likely to keep your loved ones warm than the name might suggest; in fact, they are actually fairly localized in their effectiveness. For a gag gift, this pair of knitted “sweaters” are effective at amusing thanks to colorful packaging featuring hilarious testimonials and images of the products in use. While your loved one might not end up using their Christmas sweaters, this unique gift is a quality product for the price and is ideally suited for a holiday as comical and unconventional as White Elephant.
Most White Elephant gifts tend to prioritize humor over practicality. Your loved one deserves a gift worthy of their skills and intelligence, though, so devote this holiday season to introducing friends and family to an art unlike any other. Finger Breakdancing can be mastered by anyone, and White Elephant is the perfect opportunity for aspiring performers to practice a new set of moves. With a mat, boombox, and miniature shoes for your gift recipient’s fingers, the Finger breakdancing kit includes everything a person needs to break into the breakdancing scene in style.
Feisty Pet Santa Bear
Sometimes, you need a loyal companion to show you love and affection. Other times, the kindest thing a friend can do is offer you a reality check in the form of some tough love. The Feisty Pet is capable of both, changing its personality from nice to naughty with a simple squeeze behind the ears. Your White Elephant gift recipient will enjoy getting to know their new pet’s versatile personality when they give him a squeeze and are put in their place. Though only 8-inches tall, the Feisty Pet oozes with the wit and ego truly befitting a White Elephant gift. Be sure to order your while supplies last – the Feisty Pet is no longer in production, so now is the time to connect with your emotive new pal!
Upside Down Christmas Tree
Turn the holiday season on its head – literally! The Treetopia Christmas Tree is a fully-functional holiday accessory with one very unusual feature, just as any good White Elephant should have. 7-feet tall and 50-inches wide with over 1000 individual tips, it’s safe to say that this inverse tree doesn’t skimp on quality, boasting thick, lush branches capable of supporting dozens of ornaments. With an included stand to keep the structure sturdy, the Treetopia tree is a fun twist on a holiday classic, encouraging your loved one to get creative as they head into the holiday season like never before, with a tree as unique and unusual as they are.
Disguise No Face Chrome Mask
For some loved ones, the greatest white elephant gift you can offer is the ability to hide their face! Hide from the world with the no face mask, the creepy, chrome disguise designed for every face. Despite its solid-looking metallic face, the prank mask is made of a lightweight plastic that is easy to wear. Wearers can even view the world from behind the mask, allowing them to stay covered up without being hindered. The chrome mask is an amusing combination of a creative costume and a sharp insult, making it ideal for a tradition as amusing as white elephant.
Hilarious Christmas Tree Plunger
Christmas is a fun time for all, but decorating for the holidays is not necessarily practical. But what if your white elephant gift could deliver on both function and aesthetic? The FunisFun 16-inch Christmas tree allows your festive friends to bring a dose of Christmas cheer into their home in a completely original way – as a fully adorned plunger! Your white elephant giftee can decorate their one of a kind plunger in just minutes, but make great use of it for years to come. With a plunger, 4 colorful ornaments, 7 faux pine branches, and a gorgeous red bow, making the bathroom scream “Happy Holidays!” will be far from a crappy job for your gift recipient this year.
The Adult Party Game That Ruins Lives
White elephant is an opportunity to bring best friends and family together, so a gift that invites the whole party to play is sure to be a hit. Savage Choices is an amusing, adults-only party game perfectly suited to the humorous white elephant tradition. Take on the roles of well-known celebrities and convince your companions that your life is the best in this welcome escape from the stresses of real life. Each round lasts only 2-minutes, meaning the party can enjoy countless rounds of the simple, variable game. Offering numerous styles of gameplay and 450 different cards, this party game provides incredible replayability in one sleek little package.
Sarcastic Prank Book Jacket Covers
Books always make for a great gift, but for white elephant, you know that you need to up the ante. The prank book jacket makes it possible to give loved ones a genuinely magical tale without sacrificing the hilarity white elephant is known for. Each of the 5 variants of the book jacket advertises a strange, undesirable story in a cover quality enough to be compelling, making your gift recipient believe they’ve actually received a kale cookbook or a collection of public art. Get a laugh while still giving a worthwhile gift and appreciate the look of confusion on your loved one’s face as they unwrap their long-awaited present, courtesy of you.
Bob Ross Bingo Game
Few figures are as wholesome and beloved as the late Bob Ross. With Bob Ross Bingo, you and your loved ones can rediscover the captivating peace of watching the man himself paint as you compete to get 5 chips in a row. Each of the 16 Bingo cards will have your party searching for Yellow Ochre, Big Ol’ Brushes, and Little Friends in the most artistic take on the classic party game. 42 calling cards allow for traditional play, or tune into an episode and compete as Bob paints his iconic scenes. This bingo set is a fun, family-friendly gift sure to bring the group together for an evening of colorful bliss – after all, everyone needs a little friend!
The Official Pimple Popping Toy
In a chaotic world, stress-relieving gifts are sure to be a hit at your next white elephant celebration. Still, it wouldn’t be white elephant if the gifts were not at least a little bit off-putting. Pop It Pal helps your stressed family and friends find peace of mind as they pick at pimples on this realistic silicone prop. Complete with 16 potential pimples and a handy refill of pus, it lets loved ones pop their pimples over and over without causing damage to their skin or breaking the toy. This pimple popping toy is available in 3 colors – peach, brown, and glitter – to ensure that every pimple popper can occupy their fidgeting fingers in style. As gross as it might seem, your loved one’s pores will thank you for the gift.
Floral Penis Coffee Mug
Appearances can be deceiving, as every white elephant participant knows all too well. The penis floral mug, for instance, is not as grandmother-friendly as it might appear at a glance. At first, your white elephant gift recipient is bound to appreciate the simple elegance of the 15-ounce funny coffee mug. Look again, though, and they will find that those pretty blue flowers aren’t really flowers at all. Test your family and friend’s attention to detail with a cute ceramic mug that is very much not safe for work – but only to those who take a look closer at the intricate floral imagery.
Wingman Shot Glass
Everyone needs a reliable wingman to make the most of an evening of fun – especially when it comes to sipping from the original Wingman shot glass! A polycarbonate shot glass for 2, the Wingman challenges you and a loved one to work together as you sip from this bonded pair. The 6-inch monstrosity is sure to provide a pair with an evening of fun, with each party enjoying up to 2.75-ounces per shot; and, when morning comes, clean-up is no problem when you simply take the 2 glasses apart. Guarantee your Wingman that this white elephant, you’ll be delivering the gift of twins.
Daron Doody Head Game
White Elephant is a time for crappy gifts, and they don’t get much crappier than this! Daron’s Doody Head game will have the party in stitches as you each attempt to land your projectiles on the targets your unfortunate recipient wears. Young and old alike can enjoy the juvenile joy of flinging poo at friends and family, perhaps even ensuring this silly game a permanent spot in the family festivities. Forget getting your head in the game – make your head the aim of the game with this hilarious game today!
Football Helmet Toilet Paper Holder
The Excello toilet paper holder is a hilarious addition to a sports fan’s bathroom, transforming their bland, boring toilet paper into a star defender of hygiene! To those less enthusiastic about football, Excello’s high-quality US build and gorgeous vintage details are more than enough to ensure any White Elephant participant that their gift, even if unexpected, is a well-considered, effortful one. However, most loved ones will be thrilled with this easy-to-install bathroom accessory that not only protects their toilet paper, but also fills their heart with nostalgia along the way – no assembly required.
Potato Pal - Your FACE on a real potato
A framed picture of you and the gang always makes for a nice keepsake, but traditional frames and scrapbooks take unnecessary space in the age of computers. This White Elephant, gift your loved ones a picture that, after the reminiscing ends, makes one delicious baked potato! The Potato Pal is the perfect mix of strange and useful for a comical gift exchange – the image of your face plastered on a potato is undeniably funny, but afterwards, this genuine Idaho potato is sure to be put to good use in the kitchen. No other gift says “Best Spuds!” quite like the Potato Pal, and the odds are good that no one will have ever received a similar gift in their life. What more could you want from a white elephant?
Rainbow Socks are accessories that look good enough to eat – though you don’t want to chow down on these playful gifts! Within this fast-food order, your loved one will find, rather than the classic burger and fries, 5 mouth-watering pairs of food-themed socks. Available in 2 different size options, men and women alike can delight over these cozy cotton comfort foods. Each set of meal socks box is made in central Europe and shipped using eco-friendly materials, ensuring your friends and family receive a quality product that they can feel good about wearing. It’s time you treated your companions to some literal comfort food!
Barfly Talon Ice Tong
At first glance, the Barfly ice tongs might not seem like such an unusual gift: brass plated stainless steel, intricate detailing, and a practical purpose certainly don’t scream White Elephant initially. However, these tiny tongs, upon closer inspection, are not simply artful in design, but rather reflective of the iconic legs of everyone’s favorite barnyard fowl. A set of chicken foot tongs is just what your loved one’s bar most needs, though, with the unique talons designed to expertly grip ice cubes without slipping or dropping them. Barfly ice tongs are 8-inches long, providing more than enough reach for a neat, hygienic round of drinks with the hens.
Nobody likes to talk about toilet turmoil, but White Elephant is the perfect excuse to confront your business head-on. The Poop Knife is exactly what it sounds like, gifting its recipient the power to cut through the murkiest debris. A tough metal core makes the gag knife sturdy enough to withstand the dirty work, while the silicone exterior is comfortable to hold, easy to clean, and safe to scrape around the toilet bowl. The poop knife is even dishwasher safe (though you might not want to run this special knife with the rest of your dishware…) for simple, mess-free maintenance in even the messiest of circumstances.
Penis Print Face Mask
To anyone who suggests that protection can’t be fashionable or edgy, Lazzine face mask is the only gift that will do. While the colorful, cartoonish fabric of the unisex face mask is rather charming at first glance, it soon becomes clear that this White Elephant gift is truly for adult’s faces only. Made of 100% polyester, the mask is soft and pliable, and adjustable straps ensure a comfortable fit for anyone confident enough to rock this statement piece. Protect against pollen, dust, bacteria, and debris, all while showing off an edgy sense of humor with the penis face mask, the ideal gift for anyone that’s a bit of a d*ckhead and proud of it.
Who Sh.. Their Pants?
A warm, soothing air freshener is always an incredible gift for family and friends, but this is White Elephant – every gift needs to be a little unexpected. For The Fich, this air spray is certainly bound to change the atmosphere of the room, but perhaps not in the most desirable way. It boasts the distinct scent of diarrhea rather than vanilla or sandalwood, making it less of an air freshener and more of a hilarious prank in a spray bottle. Though certainly an incredible White Elephant gift, be warned – be sure not to let The Fich fall in the hands of a devious companion or worse, a devious roommate.
Archie McPhee Office Possum
It’s always nice to bring a bit of life to a room; how about some wildlife? Archie McPhee is a possum of business, with clinging hands ideal for climbing into drawers, desks, and other like receptacles. True to the size and image of a live possum, this model is more than a convincing prankster with endless potential and a mind for mayhem. Place him in the office of a colleague and watch the panic unfold, or simply hang him in your own space and admire your new desk companion. One thing is for sure – whoever receives Archie McPhee during this White Elephant is bound to have an awe-possum time with their new pet.
Ups Pal Dog Costume Costume
This year, white elephant is delivering an extra dose of cuteness! An adorable, appropriate, and humorous gift for families of all ages, the Ups Pal costume is tailor-made to fit everyone’s four-legged friend. Ranging from sizes x-small to large, there’s a uniform for any pooch looking to fetch their own treat budget. 100% polyester fabric and 100% polyurethane foam ensures that no pet is weighed down or uncomfortable in this fashionable get-up, so family and friends can enjoy watching Fido as he makes his important delivery. Even the box can be removed once man’s best friend’s work is done!
Marvel Legends Interactive Deadpool's Head
Deadpool and white elephant should go hand in hand in theory – unfortunately, this Deadpool doesn’t seem to have a hand to spare! That won’t stop its head from being the life of the party though, with over 600 recorded sounds and phrases all accessible through a free corresponding app. Even without the app, Deadpool’s head features incredible expressive motions that respond to motion. Make white elephant more exciting than ever with the rude, crude hero with a mouth that won’t stop talking – just be sure there are no kids around before powering him up with 4 C batteries, lest you want to introduce them to a range of vulgar, Deadpool-esque ideas.
Knock Knock Shit Four-Letter Puzzle
A puzzle is always a safe gift idea, but the best white elephant gifts are anything but safe. That’s why Knock Knock presents a Puzzle with an edge – or rather, 4 separate puzzles with a powerful message to share. When constructed, 394 holographic foil pieces take the form of 4 letters, spelling out one of 4 different iconic words. Fun and funny, these vibrant puzzles capture the best of the white elephant atmosphere and are sure to provide its recipient with an afternoon full of familiar, four-letter exclamations of glee.
Politics can be a touchy subject to discuss, so this white elephant, why not approach the conversation from a new angle? Pee-Litical targets make every trip to the bathroom an opportunity to look down upon the figures that frustrate you the most. Motion-activated, the sensor light won’t waste battery power projecting to an empty restroom, allowing this lucky gift recipient to get the most from their Pee-Litical. Right leaning American’s can choose to shine the image of Biden, Obama, Clinton, or Pelosi into the base of their porcelain throne and show the government their thoughts on Democratic policy, however they see most fit. 3 AAA batteries will be needed to run Pee-Litical targets, but for a white elephant with your most conservative companions, the satisfaction provided by this handy projector is more than worth it.
The Big Lebowski Jeffrey Sweater
When you’re low on white elephant gift ideas, you can never go wrong with an homage to such a classic cinematic masterpiece. A cult classic like The Big Lebowski offers a range of ideas sure to appeal to your white elephant guests, perhaps none as iconic as this beloved garment. This holiday season, one of your favorite companions can turn themselves into Jeffery the Dude himself with the cozy, comfy sweater featured in the film. A vintage sweater that is 15% wool and 85% acrylic, the Dude’s famous get-up is relaxed and easy to care for, ideal for the laid back souls that make up your guest list. This original sweater is available from sizes small to 4XL, allowing it to accommodate most any fan of the beloved 90’s film.
Cleaver Clutch Bag
Depending on your crowd, a bit of gore could be just the idea to add a bit of excitement to your upcoming gift exchange. The Kreepsville cleaver clutch is an incredible accessory for any creepy companion low on pocket space, mending together style and scares in a nearly seamless manner. At 14-inches by 7-inches, this hefty cleaver is more than large enough to hold all the essentials, and a wrist strap provides additional support to your knife-wielding friend. Inside, a coin pocket and card pocket keep the clutch organized and neat, allowing the bag to be wielded without creating disorder inside. For your gothic get-together, the Kreepsville cleaver clutch is the perfect gift to cut through the quiet and get the conversation started.
Funny Bible Study Premium T-Shirt
It’s time to pick out the sinners from the saints. This white elephant, the Bible study shirt is sure to earn a number of laughs (and perhaps a few head scratches) as your guests try to place the familiar font. Order from size small to 3XL to guarantee an appropriate fit for your most inappropriate friends, and takes turns admiring the light cotton material and humorous, tongue in cheek message on the front. Naturally, the Bible Study shirt is best cared for when machine washed on cold, and though the cycle might last more than just a few minutes, the result is a pure, unadulterated gift that your white elephant guests are bound to be fighting over.
No doubt we’re all beyond frustrated with the current epidemic, so here’s a gift idea: use your white elephant to finally take out your frustrations on the accursed virus! Along with a mask and social distancing, your gift recipient can destroy Covid-19 with this all-too-appropriate Pinata. At 10-inches in diameter, the Covid-19 Pinata is a fair bit larger than its real-life counterpart, but that only adds to the satisfaction of smashing the virus in the face at a quarantine-friendly get together. While this year might not have gone according to plan for anyone, at least you can be sure that the only infectious part of this white elephant gift will be the laughter as the famous virus faces its timely demise.
The Original Snot Mittens
When the weather gets cold and the noses start running, your white elephant guests might get more than a bit gross. Snittens are the ideal gift for the outdoorsman with a nose that’s “snot” bound to stop dripping any time soon. Capable of absorbing up to 28x their weight in fluid, these winter gloves are made to catch phlegm subtly and efficiently. Before the cold season arrives, it’s a smart idea to ensure your loved ones are prepared to face the season with the heartfelt white elephant gift that they never knew they needed.