Buying a good white elephant gift doesn’t have to be expensive. And since it’s around the holidays you’d probably rather spend that money elsewhere. So, we’ve come up with 17 cheap and unique white elephant gift ideas that’ll keep your friends laughing for years to come.
How to Choose A White Elephant Gift
- Consider your audience. You don’t want to give a gift that will be seen as offensive or off-putting. Or maybe your audience wants something a little racier. If you don’t already know the other party guests, ask before choosing a white elephant gift.
- Be kind to your budget. Thankfully, you can find some great gifts for your white elephant exchange at a low price. Everything on this list is around $10.
- Have fun. A white elephant exchange is meant to be enjoyable, humorous, and memorable. Don’t stress over which gift to buy. This list contains a great variety of gifts; at least one of them is sure to be a great choice for your party!
1. Justin Bieber Singing Toothbrush
Becoming brush buddies with Justin allows you to feel that much closer to him as you share the joys of proper hygiene. Better yet, it has a picture of Justin on the side. So, when it’s been too long between looks, you can satisfy your craving.
Overall, this has to be the sixth best toothbrush I’ve ever used. And I started saving money at the dentist the moment I bought this for my kids. They now brush their teeth 9-10 times a day and cavities are a distant memory. Win!
2. Bobcat Mullet
I once moved to a deeply routed farm community. After wearing the Bobcat Mullet (shown above) I instantly fit into that culture. The red, white, and blue stripes say “I love America” while the long hair in the back tells everyone I know how to party. When I need to head into the city for business, I simply leave it in the car.
It’s truly the best of both worlds and at just under $10 it’s a steal for something you’ll get thousands of dollars of use out of.
3. Bag of Unicorn Farts
I’ve known for years that unicorns poop skittles. But, did you know that they fart cotton candy? Now you can share a unicorn’s gaseous wonder with your friends in bag form! Best of all, your friends with gluten allergies will be good to go.
All the unicorns that are used in the creation of these bags are free range animals. So, you know that what’s in the bag will have especially good flavor. Since they are typically fed jelly beans, the 3 oz bag is fruit punch flavored.
4. Earwax Candle Kit
This Earwax Candle Kit is actually a box you can put anything in. There are graphics on all six sides with specs and writing so serious that it’ll fool even the most intelligent of gift receivers. The size is 11.25″ x 9″ x 3.25″ so it’s quite large and can fit any other white elephant gift you’d like to place inside.
I suppose you could always save a year’s worth of ear wax and place it inside the box as well. The great part is that it’s all up to you!
5. Lightbowl Toilet LED Nightlight
The LED nightlight for your toilet bowl is motivation activated, fits to any toilet, and has 8 colors in one light. Not only does it help you to find the right place to place your cheeks in the middle of the night, it also makes the throne look fantastic.
This is also a great way to potty train your children. Pretend that when they pee into the bowl it will magically change colors. Trust me, it works!
6. Accoutrements Gnarly Teeth
Accoutrements makes some pretty funny gag gifts for the holiday and these gnarly teeth are some of their best. Of course, for some, this may be an improvement over their current grill setup, but I digress.
This pack comes in a set of 9 various gnarly teeth. They aren’t really good enough to chew with. So, those of you thinking of permanent implants might be disappointed. Still, at a price of just under $1 per set, it’s a deal that is hard to pass up. Clearly if your teeth already fit one of the options above, then maybe you’d be better off with something else.
7. Farting Animals Coloring Book
If you’re as serious as me, I highly recommend you get this Farting Animals Coloring Book. The pages feature gas for everything from a horse to a meerkat. After I finished this, the wind from the animals seem to leap off the page, without the terrible odor of course.
This is a great alternative to going out into the wild and experiencing various animal gasses for yourself. All of this nature for under $10. I highly recommend it for you and your children.
8. Accoutrements Bacon Air Freshener
Recently switched to vegan? Now you don’t have to be completely stripped of the world’s greatest tasting meat. This bacon air freshener opens up your lungs with the sweet sense of drizzling pork belly. Not only will it leave your car smelling like bacon but your shirt as well.
Whether you’re looking for the right guy or girl in your life or are already matched up, this will drive pursuers in your direction with mouthwatering lust. It also covers up any unfortunate hygiene. Overall, it’s a great purchase for your white elephant party, your office, or your car.
9. The Screaming Goat Book and Figure
Goats have become extremely popular this year. Featured in video games, YouTube, and on television the goats bleat is so infectious that we’ve all fallen in love.
If you find that you can’t get enough, I highly recommend this screaming goat book and figurine.
The figurine gives you that satisfying goat scream you need every day to get yourself out of bed. The included book is a 32-page guide to knowing everything you ever wanted to about this beloved animal.
I highly recommend you use this as you’re listening to Taylor Swift’s trouble song. The full version along with extra goats nearly gets me to tears every time. You can watch it below.
10. Kama Pootra
Who cares about a bunch of positions in bed when you can experiment with 52 various ways to use the porcelain throne? As the average human has around 25,000 bowel movements in their lifetime, this is a great way to branch out and get creative about your inescapable hobby.
The best part is that no matter how you’re feeling you can get excited to try something new and exciting in the bathroom. This book is under $10 when bought in hardcover form or completely free as a Kindle book. I suggest you get both!
Once you’ve memorized this life-changing book, place it in your guest bathroom to enlighten your guests.
11. Family Blankeez Gift Box
Who wants their own snuggie when you can get a family one? Blankeez gives your friends the impression that such a truly fantastic item exists in real life. Use this box to place a funny white elephant gift or standard gift in to get some laughs.
Like the other box above this one is large and about the size of a phone book so that you have plenty of room to place your desired gift inside. For anyone thinking about making your own family snuggie and putting it in here, it’ll probably be too large. Just a warning from a guy that was deeply disappointed!
12. Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray
This is one of those gag gifts that will get stolen in your inner circle because it’s actually very useful.
Poo Pourri is a spray that masks the odor in the air before it begins. Simply spray it on the water before you go and instead of a horrible smell you get a delightful one.
Want an example of how great it is? Watch the video below.
13. Pickle Shaped Adhesive Bandages
Do your kids love pickles as much as mine do? Now they’ll be happy to wear bandages over their cuts with these pickle-shaped adhesive bandages.
This pack comes in a pack of 15 and unlike some pickles I’ve tasted are completely sterile.
Really though, these pickle bandaids are a lot of fun but not super high quality. So, don’t count on them for your outdoor spelunking trip. That being said, they’re still great for your white elephant party.
14. Accoutrements Emergency Underpants
Are your party guests getting a bit up there in age? Why not joke about all the accidents their having by giving them this amazing pair of extra underpants. One size fits most adults. So, even though it may seem like a gag gift, this one will likely get used eventually and it’s better than going commando in an awkward moment.
It comes in a small retro tin container that it’ll fit in any purse. It’s also a great stocking stuffer.
15. Flingshot Slingshot Flying Screaming Monkey
Who doesn’t love a screaming monkey you can flick across the room? This soft sock monkey is the perfect time waster and a great alternative to playing ball with your child. It goes up to 50 feet!
My kids got a great laugh out of it and it’s a lot of fun to play with. This toy is also available in a wide variety of other animals, so you can pick and choose from a variety of options.
16. Favorite Child Award
Have a naughty child? Nothing will inspire them more then when you pin this ribbon on their sibling.
It can also be used as an award for a month of behavior. The best child gets to wear it.
Certainly nothing can go wrong from adding to an already existing sibling rivalry. It’s good for them! Sure, the lesser of your favorite child will get a bit envious, but now they’ll know how the world works!
17. GeLive Elephant White Ceramic Succulent Planter Flower
You don’t want to show up to a gift exchange with the same item as someone else. Here is the answer you are looking for.
Nothing says “white elephant” like a white elephant. And this one lets you grow a flower out of the elephant’s back.
Your friends will get a good laugh out of this one!
18. Animal Paw Socks
One of the most important white elephant exchange rules is that the receiver has to wear any wearable gift. These animal paw socks are realistic looking. Choose from cat, dog, elephant, dinosaur, tiger, horse, or zebra socks.
Not to worry–these socks fit up to a men’s size 13, so likely they will work for any of your party guests! Your kids would get a “kick” out of these as well.
19. Big Mouth Toys Exercise Block Toy
Friends help friends stay healthy. Am I right? Help your friends get a couple extra walks around the “block” with this funny white elephant gift. This weight block is bound to get some good laughs and help your friends exercise some weight demons. Don’t worry–no actual calories were burned by working out with this gift.
20. Big Undies
These big undies measure 60″ around and are 30.5″ long. Best of all they are 100% Polyester so they won’t shrink when you need them to fit and stay big! That man in your life will also love the black lace trim.
All joking aside these big undies are a hit at any occasion. Give them at a bachelorette party or as a gag gift and the crowd will go wild guaranteed!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of cheap and unique white elephant gift ideas. Be sure to let us know which of these was your favorite and white elephant gift you gave at your party this year in the open area below. Most of the descriptions in this article are completely sarcastic. If you didn’t realize that, perhaps a white elephant party is not right for you.