What Are White Elephant Gift Exchanges?
White elephant gift exchanges are holiday events in which each person brings a present within a certain price range. Everyone takes turn choosing a present from the pile. After unwrapping, they then gets the option to keep the gift or swap it for someone else's.
White elephant gift exchanges are a traditional part of the holiday season. By the end of the game, there are always a few interesting gifts that keep changing hands. White elephant gifts are meant to be fun, a bit unpractical at times, and never incredibly expensive.
If you're taking part in a white elephant gift exchange, you'll need to think beyond typical gifts—the game calls for items cut from a different cloth. Stylish, practical, and fun goods are sure to be a hit. Ahead, we've rounded up a few of our favorites: Think cheeky key chains, board games, and cool accessories. Trust us—everyone will want these quirky white elephant gifts.
Toss the die to decide what to cook (or order in) tonight.
This Benedict Cumberbatch coloring book is both unexpected and funny.
Toss out those single-use plastic bottles and replace them with this reusable one.
Upgrade their morning cup of coffee with this gorgeous handcrafted ceramic mug.
Inexpensive and cheerful, this is one gift that'll be used again and again.
A cheeky yet very self-aware white elephant gift.
This game is the ultimate party pleaser. And if you haven't played by now, just know that things can get a bit... raunchy.
Shopping on a budget? It doesn't get better than this affordable set of colorful coasters.
Perfect for the avid traveler.
Make popping bottles more fun with a mermaid-shaped opener.
Ponder life's existence with these glittery pencils.
There are bound to be some interesting recipes in Snoop Dogg's cookbook.
Never miss a texting beat with these convenient gloves.
Shine bright and sparkly with this eye-catching tumbler.
For the DIY-er who can handle the heat.
Wring in the holidays with a travel-friendly towel.
Even Fido deserves a fun gift, don't you think?
Now, these are just plain fun.
Infuse some personality to your home before you even step inside with this quirky doormat.
Let your state pride fly with these state-shaped cheese boards.