Attending a holiday party with family or friends? We’ve found the best white elephant gifts that will be everyone’s favorite at the party!
Whether you’re hosting the Christmas party this year or attending a gift exchange with your friends, finding the best White Elephant gifts isn’t always easy.
But with this big list of budget-friendly gift ideas, you’re sure to find the perfect present for every party you go to this year!
Each of these fun gifts are guaranteed to be the best present at the party. And the best part is that each of one comes in at under $25!
The Holiday Gift Swap Goes By Multiple Names
A white elephant party can also be called a yankee swap, dirty Santa, or a secret Santa gift swap.
Whether you’re hosting or attending as a guest, there a few things you should know in order to find the right gift!
What to Bring to the Party
We recommend having all of the guests on the same page about what kind of gift to bring. It can be helpful to set a budget and also to let guests know if there is a theme.
For example, some white elephant parties are mostly funny gag gifts while other parties include really nice, but affordable gifts.
Whatever you decide, a gift swap is one of our favorite Christmas party games and always a good time!
49 Best White Elephant Gifts for 2022
All the guests at your White Elephant gift exchange will be fighting over the present you bring when you wrap up one of these awesome gifts!
From hilarious Christmas gift ideas to useful presents anyone would want, you’ll find tons of great ideas for your Dirty Santa game on this list.
Warm up on a cold winter night with this cool gift! This cozy flannel blanket looks just like a tortilla!
This handy dip clip will help your friends enjoy dip with their fries and nuggets while riding in the car. Making it one of the best White Elephant gift ideas you can find!
Give your friends a chance to grow their own Bob Ross with this Chia Pet kit.
Make sure your friends have plenty of entertainment in the new year with this fun book of activity ideas you can do with just one stick!
When you give the gift of dinosaur taco holders at your gift exchange, you're sure to make Taco Tuesday a little more fun for your friends.
With the help of this handy microwave popcorn popper, your friends will never have to make a bag of microwave popcorn again.
Your adult friends will have a blast playing this Exploding Kittens card game together after the gift exchange is over.
Your friends will have a laugh every time they open a bottle of wine with this cute pirate corkscrew.
With this festive light-up Christmas hat, your friend is sure to be the most well dressed attendee at your Christmas party.
Turn drinking wine into a challenge for whomever receives this gift by wrapping up a wine bottle puzzle for your White Elephant exchange.
When you give the gift of beer mittens at your White Elephant gift exchange, your friends will never have to worry about their hands getting cold while they sip their beer again.
With this cool mermaid tail blanket, your friend can instantly transform into a mermaid.
Essential oils are a great idea because you can choose a roll-on style like this, an infuser, or even infused bath bombs!
These cute Hallmark movie Christmas socks are a fun way for your friends to show their Christmas spirit during the holidays.
Help the winner of your Christmas gift protect their countertops with this scaredy cat silicone trivet.
Have some holiday fun after the gift exchange is over by giving this fun card game based on the popular Christmas movie, Elf.
Make eating Chinese takeout a little more fun by giving a pair of these light saber chopsticks for Christmas.
Turn any car cup holder into a French fry holder with this fun White Elephant gift idea.
Make sure your friends are ready for the holidays by giving them an ugly Christmas sweater featuring a Home Alone quote.
Test your friends' knowledge of stuff you should know with this fun Trivial Pursuit card game.
With these cute angry mom cleaners, the winner of your gift can have a sparkling clean microwave.
Add some retro style to your friend's home with the help of these record coasters.
Make sure your friend's bathroom smells amazing every time they go with a set of Poo-pouri in different scents.
With this silicone wine glass holder, your friend can enjoy a glass of wine no matter where they are.
With 90s inspired scents, like VHS Rental 'n Chill buttered popcorn scent and pink Dial Up Delight strawberry scent, this Play-Doh pack is perfect for nostalgic adults.
Turn dinner time into fun time with these cute pasta monster serving spoons.
Inspire some creativity at your gift exchange with this adult coloring book.
Give your friends a chance to predict their own future with this crystal ball game at your gift exchange.
With 12 tools in one, this is one handy White Elephant gift idea.
Make sure your friends stay organized in the new year by giving this adulting notepad at your gift exchange.
Your friends will have a blast mixing their own margaritas at home with these different flavored mixers.
Your friends can clean their floors in comfort this holiday season with these cleaning slippers.
Who says you can't play with your food? You can if you have a baseball bowl!
Enjoy cookies and milk (or coffee) all in one mug with this cool dipping mug with a cookie compartment on the bottom.
Share your love of Christmas movies at your White Elephant exchange with this rustic Christmas Vacation sign.
Help your party guests decorate their home for their holidays with this funny redneck Christmas tree.
Pass on the Christmas spirit to your party guests with this cute Grinch tumbler at your gift exchange.
With this cool appliance, your friends can enjoy freshly baked s’mores without the campfire.
Your friends can stay warm in style this winter with this wearable blanket.
Enjoy a hot dog with a toasted bun using this handy kitchen appliance. We also love that it comes in different colors!
Keep the party going after the gift exchange is over with this funny gift!
With this indoor herb garden kit, the winner of your gift can start their own garden right on their windowsill. It's perfect plant lovers or anyone looking to see if they have a green thumb in the new year!
Give the gift of spice at your White Elephant gift exchange with this hot sauce gift set.
These cute succulent candles are a great gift for your gift exchange! We love to decorate our homes with them!
We own this mini waffle maker, and it's not only adorable, it's also practical! We love how easy it is to use, and it comes in a bunch of fun colors!
A jigsaw puzzle with a fun picture or design is another great gift idea!
The coffee connoisseurs in your friend group will love this glass set, and it'll be something they can use everyday!
We love this "This Book is Literally Just Pictures of Animals Silently Judging You" coffee table book, and it'll make a great addition to your friend or family member's living room!
If you aren't in a hurry and looking for last-minute gift ideas, you could whip this hot cocoa kit up and take it as your present or hostess gift.
White Elephant Gift Rules for the Game
If you’re never played the white elephant game before, it can be a lot of fun, and you get to leave with a cool gift after! Here are the rules for your next holiday or office party!
1. Each person brings a wrapped gift to the party.
2. Then each person who brought a present, draws a number to see what order they’ll select from the gifts.
3. Everyone playing then sits in a circle with the gifts in the middle.
4. The person with #1 selects a present from the pile of wrapped gifts, opens it, and shows the group.
5. The next person (#2) can either pick the already-unwrapped gift (Stealing) or pick from the remaining wrapped presents.
6. After everyone has a turn, the person that was #1 has the final chance to either keep their gift or steal the perfect gift from someone else!
The game continues until everyone has a gift and doesn’t want to steal.
How Stealing Works
Anyone who has their gift stolen can choose a new present or steal someone else’s. They can’t steal their present back from the person that just took it though.
We also like to say after 2 or 3 steals, the present is “locked” and can’t be stolen again.
We hope you found the perfect white elephant gift from this list of thoughtful, fun, and inexpensive gifts!
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