40 White Elephant Gift Exchange Ideas That Everyone Will Want

White Elephant Gift Ideas — Everyone loves a funny white elephant gift, and thankfully the season of gift exchange ideas is upon us! 

Funny White Elephant Gift Ideas header image by Sugar and Cloth - Header Image 1

Updated October 2020

It’s a tradition for us to throw an annual game night holiday party, and we’ve started adding a white elephant gift exchange to the mix! You know, instead of holiday beer pong… mostly kidding!

Before we get started with the funny gift ideas, here’s how to a host a white elephant gift exchange…

How to Host a White Elephant Gift Exchange

There’s really no right or wrong way to play a white elephant gift game. You might have also heard it called “dirty santa game” or “yankee swap”. 

They’re essentially all very similar gift exchange games, and the rules can be as strict or as loose as you want them to be! Guests can bring any type of gift — family-friendly gifts, regifted gifts, funny gifts, or even old items from home. 

White Elephant Game Rules —

  • Everyone brings a wrapped gift and places it in the center of the room where everyone can see
  • Players draw a random number to know when it’s their turn to pull a gift from the pile
  • The person who draws the number one will be the first to select a gift from the pile, then person number two will choose, and so on
  • Person number two and every one after can either choose a gift from the pile or choose to steal an already opened gift 
  • Each gift can only be stolen 3 times. On the third steal, it’s officially claimed and can’t be in rotation any longer. 
  • You can also only steal from a single person 3 times before they’re exempt from being stolen from
  • The game continues until all the players have had a turn, the player that drew the number one now gets a chance to steal a gift back from someone else as long as the gift hasn’t already been stolen 3 times. 

Of course, there should always be an honorary best white elephant gift trophy for whoever brings the best Christmas gifts!

things I want to say at work but cant funny coworker gift idea

1 | Funny Adult Coloring Book, $7

If you can’t say it at work, just color it with this funny Things I Can’t Say At Work coloring book.

best white elephant gift- photo of a drinking roulette game

2 | Shot Roulette, $17.50

Another fun game to play during the white elephant shindig is shot rouletteIf you’re not a fan of straight liquor shot glasses (we aren’t either) then try making mini old fashioned cocktails in them instead! 


best white elephant gift - funny kitchen towel gift idea

3 | Funny Kitchen Towels Gift Set, $19

Everyone needs kitchen towels, so why not make them funny, too?! 

photo of a pizza sliver shaped like a saw white elephant gift idea

4 | Circular Saw Pizza Wheel, $19

This circular saw pizza wheel is a hilarious and practical gift! We think anyone would trade their regular pie cutter for this version.

photo of on the potty put put game white elephant gift idea

5 | Toilet Golf Funny White Elephant Gifts, $11

Also known as “potty putter,” this game of mini golf is a great alternative to traditional toilet entertainment.


best white elephant gift -photo of the holiday spirits box set6 | Holiday Spirits Calendar White Elephant Gift Box, $19

It’s the 12 days of booze! Customize each surprise with mini bottles of liquor or wine for this alcohol advent calendar. This is an all-around awesome gift that even doubles as a secret Santa idea!

funny balloon gift set

7 | Funny Balloon Gift Idea

Shove them all in a giant box or wrap the deflated funny balloons and have the recipient blow it up in front of everyone, without looking at the words first!

photo of giant tortilla blanket for a funny white elephant gift idea

8 | Burrito Blanket Funny White Elephant Gift, $14

Who doesn’t need a burrito blanket?! This is the perfect blanket to roll up on a cold day.

photo of beer can or soda tool belt funny white elephant gift

9 | Beer Belt, $16

Your gift recipient will be party-prepared with this 6 pack beer or soda belt. Also available in camo print!

a yourinal personal urinal funny gag gift idea

10 | Yourinal Funny White Elephant Gift Box, $7

Prank your friends with this Your Urinal gift box to catch them off guard with another gift inside!

funny 2020 face mask gift idea

11 | A Funny Face Mask, $10

2020 was quite the year, so why not make it extra memorable with this funny face mask gift idea?

photo of a six pack holder that says it's the most wonderful time for a beer white elephant gift pack

12 | Set of Beer Packs (set of 4, $16)

Bringing a six-pack of beer to your white elephant party? Do it with one of these 6 pack greeting cards so you can share a funny note inside.

photo of a wine bottle with extinguisher hose attached funny white elephant gift

13 | Novelty Pump Beverage Dispenser White Elephant Gift, $10.50

The best white elephant gifts are the ones the whole party can enjoy – like this beverage tube that dispenses as you pump. We suggest pairing this with a bottle of booze, you know, for demonstration purposes.

photo of a poop better potty foot stool funny white elephant gift ideas

14 | Squatty Potty

If you haven’t heard, the squatty potty is designed to keep your body at the optimal alignment when you use the restroom. This gift may be silly, but it might actually come in handy!

photo of a birthie stick as a funny white elephant gift idea

15 | Birthie Stick Funny White Elephant Gift Box, $7

Get ready for the crowd to cringe in unison, and then laugh with relief! This Birthie Stick gag box is another great way to disguise your actual white elephant gift or gift card.

photo of sunscreen, liquid bronzer, and hair gel tubes funny white elephant gifts16 | Tipsy Tubes Secret Flasks, $10

Whoever receives this white elephant idea will be the life of the party next summer with these Tipsy Tube flasks!

photo of clear umbrella with raindrops and men on it funny white elephant gift

17 | Raining Men Umbrella, $20

Cheer everyone up with this Raining Men umbrella. Bonus points if you can get the party-goers to sing the tune!

photo of a plastic pizza pocket pizza slice holder on lanyard as a funny white elephant gift idea

18 | Pizza Pocket, $7.50

Unfortunately, a pizza pocket is not exactly practical, but we can dream.

photo of a box of wine condoms white elephant gift

19 | Wine Condoms, $15

Practice safe drinking with wine condom bottle stoppers! These latex bottle savers serve to protect your wine from spilling and spoiling.

photo of a 4-in-1 breakfast grill appliance funny white elephant gift idea

20 | Breakfast Sandwich Maker, $25

This breakfast sandwich maker will be a party hit and a morning favorite! 

a baseball funny oven mitt gift idea

21 | Baseball Glove Oven Mitt Funny White Elephant Gift, $12

It may be a quirky oven mitt, but it will surely get people talking.

photo of a glass of wine hanging in a suction wine glass holder

22 | Silicone Wine Glass Holder, $15

We know a lot of people would be grateful to unwrap a silicone wine glass holder, so snag this bathtime bestie and head to the party!

photo of a grilled cheese toaster as a white elephant gift

23 | Grilled Cheese Toaster, $20

A warm gooey grilled cheese is always a crowd-pleaser, so gift the toaster that will make perfect grilled cheese every time.

funny shakespearean insults coffee mug white elephant gift idea

24 | Shakespearean Insults Coffee Mug, $15

Give the gift of having the last laugh. Your receiver will be able to roast their friends with any of these Shakespearean insults on their coffee mug.

desktop corn hole gift idea

25 | Desktop Cornhole, $10

Desktop cornhole is the perfect gift for a white elephant idea with coworkers!

photo of deconstructed fortune cookies with silly fortunes as funny white elephant gifts

26 | Printable Fortune Cookies

This set of FREE printable fortune cookies lets you fill in the blank with your own funny fortunes!

photo of hairy belly fanny pack funny white elephant gifts

27 | Beer Belly Fanny Pack, $13

You can carry large items in this head-turning beer belly fanny pack. We think the receiver should have to try this on in front of the group!

a fishing pole camp fire roasting stick gift

28 | Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster

A “S’more to love” fishing pole campfire roaster,$12.38 for the camping lover.

photo of four ribbon awards with jokes on them funny white elephant gifts

29 | Adult Award Ribbons

Congratulate your recipient an award ribbon, $4.95 for an everyday accomplishment

funny scented candle

30 | Sassy Scented Candle

Hopefully, the person who opens this sassy savage candle, $12.95 loves it as much as we do!

photo of tote bag that says 'kind of a big dill' over a dill pickle white elephant gift bag

31 | Kind of A Big Dill White Elephant Gift Bag

This tote is a gift in itself, but if you feel so inclined, this “kind of a big dill” tote, $12.95 makes a great gift bag too.

photo of apron with custom selfie print all over as a funny white elephant gift ideas

32 | Selfie Apron

Surprise your friends with a silly custom selfie apron, $29 with your face, celebrity crush, or a pet!

photo of two baguette shaped slippers

33 | Baguette Slippers White Elephant Gift

These baguette slippers, $16.99 will keep feet toasty and make everyone giggle. Hooray for warm feet and belly laughs!

toy cash dispensing gun that says 'make it rain' funny white elephant gifts

34 | Cash Cannon

Bring the rain with this cash cannon, $18! Pulling the trigger releases a rainstorm of fake dollar bills! 

photo of a Trump scented candle with an orange toupee on the lid

35 | Funny Scented Candle White Elephant Gift Idea

“Make America Smell Great Again” with this hilarious scented candle, $22 that will bring the lol’s to the party!

photo of Bears vs Babies game white elephant gift

36 | Bears vs Babies Card Game, $25

We’ve never played Bears vs Babies, but the description notes that it works with 2-5 players and only takes 20 minutes, so if your white elephant party is small, why not go for a round after the gift exchange for some extra fun! The winner gets to steal a gift…

Photo of 'White Trash Cooking' book by Ernest Matthew Mickler

37 | White Trash Cooking by Ernest Matthew Mickler

We’re not entirely sure what constitutes a white trash delicacy, but this cookbook by Ernest Matthew Milker, $18 is full of them. 

photo of tote that says 'mostly wine'

38 | Mostly Wine Tote to House Your White Elephant Gift

Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t? Fill this “Mostly Wine” tote bag, $15 with an unwrapped gift or few bottles of vino for a complete gift!

photo of book 'From Crook to Cook' by Snoop Dogg

39 | From Crook to Cook by Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is not the first celebrity with a cookbook, $14 but he definitely seems more fun!

photo of people of Wal-mart boxed calendar funny white elephant gifts

40 | People of Walmart Boxed Calendar

People of Walmart is one of the funniest websites on the internet, so it makes perfect sense that the people behind it turned their concept into a calendar

In case gag gifts aren’t really your thing, you can find all of our other gift ideas here —

27 thoughts on “40 White Elephant Gift Exchange Ideas That Everyone Will Want”

  1. Hi,
    Your blog is providing us with useful information. I want to draw your attention toward a wonderful article based on “10 Quick Quilted Christmas Gifts for the Whole Family”. Go ahead and check more information at https://craftbuds.com/10-quick-quilted-christmas-gifts-for-the-whole-family/

  2. I just wanted to point out that having what looks like a wad of cash hanging from your rear view mirror is a really risky move. Someone who sees your car parked might try to break in to get the “money”.

  3. Did you paint those trees yourself or buy them in MULTIPLE colors? My sister and I spray painted one of our trees gold this christmas and it turned out beautifully, but it took a lot longer than expected.

    Also, I have an amazon wish list of funny gift ideas and over half of this list is on there. haha! Along with literally everything from archie mcphee.

  4. I played white elephant for the first time this year – so much fun. Thanks for the inspo for the one I have coming up, the little sriracha is such a good idea

    – Natalie

  5. I think playint white elephant is so fun and I love these gift ideas! I’m definitely thinking of getting that to-go Sriracha bottle for myself! That Drake mask is also hilarious!



Leave a Comment