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13 White Elephant Gift Ideas

Heading to a White Elephant party this year?

Prepare yourself for some good laughs with these crazy and practical white elephant gift ideas!

Our neighborhood rules include a 50/50 rule – half the gifts are gag and the other half are nice.  I won’t color your opinion on which type you’ll find below.   One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp

The Leg Lamp

A collection of  lotion bottles, used or new…lotions and candles tend to multiply themselves in my cupboard.  Share the scents.

Rubber Chicken

DIY Swine Flu Vaccine Kit (1 rubber chicken + 1 pack tissues + 1 bottle hand sanitizer)

Pack of rechargeable batteries with a (Toy Not Included) note

A box of chocolates, all cut in half, or a bite taken, or donuts with a bite out each.. you get the idea.

White Elephant Gift Idea Bacon Soap

Jaime’s got a list that includes Bacon Soap for your favorite vegetarian.

Emergency Underpants (because they really do come in handy)

A stack of your old CDs – I’d be willing to share Young MC and George Michael. Oh wait, those were on cassettes.


Jersey Shore Christmas Ornaments

Jersey Shore Christmas Ornaments – Because some things really do become collectibles.  Six seasons was just a few too many and the real Jersey shore has been remodeled thanks to Sandy. Oh, p.s. these are probably out of the $10 gift range now.

Sock Puppet Kit : A bag of unmatched gym socks + the extra button cards + instructions

A giant calculator

Old college text books – Tax Code c.1996 anyone?

Autographed Picture of Harry Connick Jr.

Frame a picture of your favorite celebrity and autograph the front.

The best gifts are hiding in your house right now. Useful, practical, or a complete joke – up to you!

What are your favorite white elephant gift ideas?


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  2. Amy Allen Johnson 12/19/2012 at 2:41 pm

    Apparently the debate rages on.. two years in a row now I’ve wrapped up something that I feel is “valuable, yet redundant” in our house. When my DH finds out, he can’t believe I’m giving the stuff away! “We could use that!” Yes, but 10 years later and it’s still in a box unused. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a white elephant

  3. Sarah Christensen 12/02/2012 at 5:33 pm

    I am a white elephant gift exchange aficionado, so you are speaking my language here!
    The real fun in a white elephant gift party comes from the fun banter that develops as the unique and silly gifts are opened and shared.
    I like the leg lamp, the chicken and the rest of your list. I further would suggest that any white elephant gift that moves or makes a noise creates even more conversation.
    The slingshot chicken and the yodeling pickle have tested well with our team of recreation specialist at AlbinoPhant.
    As a bonus, I would suggest that you share the story of Lefty the White Elephant and give the game one extra dimension this year.
    Happy Holidays!

  4. Melissa 11/29/2012 at 4:34 pm

    The Emergency Underpants are hilarious! Actually, I like them all. Very clever. My own go-to white elephant gifts are a baker’s basket with powdered sugar, brown sugar, frosting, and maybe a whisk and Christmas kitchen towels. You can find lots of add-ins at the dollar store, like recipe cards and books, pot holders, etc.