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White Elephant Gift Ideas

I think White Elephant gift exchanges are the best, and there are SO many unique and fun ideas out there these days! I was wondering where the term “White Elephant” came from and here’s what I found…

“The term “white elephant” refers to an extravagant but burdensome gift that cannot be easily disposed of, based on the legend of the King of Siam gifting rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, that they might be ruined by the animals’ upkeep costs.”

Too funny! Seeing some of these hilarious ideas below makes me want to host my own white elephant gift exchange this year!

white-elephant-gift-exhange-tips-and-free-printables-by-hip2save-comAnd speaking of hosting a White Elephant gift exchange, here are some tips and free printables to help with this fun Christmas tradition!

20 FUN White Elephant Gift Ideas

1- Christmas Toilet Paper

Christmas Toilet Paper Gag GiftCan’t. Stop. Laughing! Get them HERE.

2- Wine “Glass”

White Elephant Wine GlassClick HERE to see more phrases, including “A glass of wine a day keeps the therapist away!”

3- “Understand Men” Breath Spray

Understand Men

Oh my goodness, this made me giggle! Get it HERE.

4- Toilet Mug

Toilet MugFor the coffee drinker in your life – Get it Here.

5- Unicorn Meat

White Elephant Unicorn MeatWhat’s actually inside is even funnier! Get it HERE.

6- NapSack

White Elephant NapSackDo you know a sleep deprived mom? Okay, full disclosure, this is actually just an empty box, but it makes a hilarious prank gift box for your real gift! Get it HERE.

7- Mystic Emoji Ball

Mystic Emoji Ball

Because we all communicate in emojis these days anyway, right?? You can order it HERE.

8- Emergency Underpants

White Elephant Emergency UnderpantsOhh myyy… Get them HERE.

9- Bacon Toothpaste

White Elephant Bacon ToothpasteOh man… I love bacon, but this sounds terrible! Get it HERE.

10- Muffin Tops Baking Cups

Baking CupsBecause this is pretty accurately me after the holidays…. lol! Get them HERE.

11- Scented Food Jewelry

White Elephant Scented Food JewelryEars that smell like waffles are now possible, thanks to Tiny Hands Scented Food Jewelry.

 12- Ax Pizza Cutter

Pizza cutter

Does it get any more manly than this Axe Pizza Cutter? No. No, it does not.

13- Poop Emoji Pillow


I can think of a few people who would love this! Haha! Get it HERE.

14-Bag of Reindeer Farts

Bag of Reindeer FartsOkay, it’s actually cotton candy, but hilarious nonetheless! PLUS, 10% of all profits donated to charities that provide toys for children in need. Get it HERE.

15- Gift Card Roulette

White Elephant Gift CardsWhich one has money on it?? You may never find out… Ha! What a fun idea found on Pinterest! You can snag great deals on gift cards HERE.

16- Batteries
White Elephant Batteries

So darn clever! Love this idea from CarrieSaid! Just pick up some batteries here, and print off a quick tag. So easy and super funny!

17- Fake n Bake Candle

White Elephant CandleThese brutally honest candles are awesome! Get them HERE.

18- Bubble Wrap Calendar

White Elephant Bubble Wrap CalendarIt’s bound to be a peaceful year if you get to pop a bubble everyday, right?! Get it HERE.

19- Pizza Cologne

White Elephant Pizza CologneBecause who doesn’t love pizza?? Get it HERE.

20- Adulting Stickers

White Elephant Adulting StickersReward stickers for our adult responsibilities… Yes, please! Get them HERE.

Written by Danielle for Hip2Save. Danielle is a proud mom to 5 amazing kids in Utah, who lives for coffee and baking. She’s dedicated to balancing her own interests and passions, while encouraging her children to follow their own paths in life.

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Comments 34

  1. Sherry

    Off topic, but does anyone happen to have the email from tiny prints with a $50 off code they won’t be using? I would be super grateful!! Happy Holidays;)

    • Junip

      I think that expired a few days ago.. last Thursday I think?

  2. Rachel

    Hillary Clinton Chia Pet!

  3. Sherry

    I have some shutter fly codes I can trade…

    • kiana2014

      I have one if you still need it. Send me your email

  4. Samantha Dominik

    I am struggling so hard to find a good yankee swap gift for under $10. It’s not supposed to be a gag gift, Something good for men or women. Some people don’t drink and some don’t eat sweets. I am stuck!

    • Katie

      Gift cards are always a hit.. Maybe a cool board game or a nice fuzzy throw.

    • Laura

      Ozark trail insulated cup from Walmart – under $10 and compares to the yeti

      • Rae

        Liquor -variety of the little $2 bottles

    • Brandon

      Lottery tickets

    • Stefanie

      A small book or journal to write in.
      A pack of colored pencils or sharpies (I brought sharpies to a holiday gift exchange one year and they were one of the most coveted gifts!).
      A paperback book of a new or old classic.
      A picture frame.
      A travel mug or regular mug.
      A bag of coffee or tin of tea.

    • Robin

      A throw

    • MrsRodney

      One of those portable charging banks/cubes for your phone. Flavored K-cups seem to work for about everyone I know, too. Cant go wrong with gift card to local gas station!

    • Junip

      The insignia Bluetooth speaker from Best Buy that they posted the other day would have been great. It was $10 with free shipping. Not sure if it’s still on sale or not but this max and Marshall’s have a bunch of portable speakers for fairly cheap right now too.

  5. kerri

    I guess i would be glad the bubble calendar is tacked on the wall so there would be some padding after i repeatedly banged my head into it after spending $27 on it !! Funny gift but wow….

    • Lori

      Hahaha…good one kerri!

  6. Shannon

    Why are these all potty themed gifts? Is that what a white elephant party is supposed to be? I’ve never been to one before.

    • Tiffany

      Ha it wasn’t all poop gifts! It was only 5 of the 20…which is basically the ratio at our recent party. Just usually gets laughs.

  7. Jane

    You could totally make your own bubble wrap calendar! 0

  8. chris

    I just gave tattoo sleeves at a historical society meeting where the average age is 70. Apparently every one else there thought that a white elephant gift was supposed to be really nice… nice chocolates, nice candles, pretty picture frames, etc. By the time they got to my gift, I was crying from laughing so hard. When the 65+ year old woman sitting next to me couldn’t figure out what the tattoo sleeves were and then tried to wrap them around her arm, I almost came undone. Next year I am bringing a framed 8 x 10 of my face. These are great ideas!

    • Ericat0605


    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh my goodness, thanks for the laugh! LOL

  9. Bridgette

    Michaels Craft Store has the emoji poop pillows for $5 and they even have pink (must be from a unicorn)

  10. Colleen D.

    I have seen Christmas saying printed toilet paper and mystery emojiballs both st 5below( everything $5 or less).

  11. Sarah

    These are great! The muffin top tins! 😂

  12. Lolie

    Thanks for the ideas and some great laughs! 😂

  13. Jessica

    I found a denture shaped ice cube tray and added mini liquor bottles and a cheap glass tumbler! Fun gift for under $15 😂

  14. BMore

    These are awesome!

  15. Laura

    I gave a squatty potty and toilet paper at the last white elephant party I went to. Everyone fought over it! 😂
    Side note- if anyone has a $50 tiny prints code they aren’t using, I would love it!!! My email address is laura30(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!

  16. Karla

    I purchased a similar item as the empty napsack box from Kmart for a white elephant exchange. It was hilarious! The looks on the receiver’s face are priceless. I got mine on sale after Christmas. It is expensive for an empty box, but makes for a fun gift. (I placed my “real” gift inside the box.) I just placed my order for the emergency underpants and hope it arrives in time for this year’s exchange!

  17. Alicia

    The reviews and questions on some of these products on Amazon are hilarious

  18. Sarah

    My middle school daughter would actually like the waffle earrings, went to the site though and they are $38 dollar!!! WOW

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