Attending a Christmas white elephant party can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the season. However, with the financial stresses of the holidays, you don’t want the extra burden of spending a lot of money on a white elephant gift. No need to worry–we’ve found 28 hilarious gifts for around or under $10 each. These unique white elephant gifts are sure to be a highlight of your event!
Things to Consider When Buying A White Elephant Gift
- Who is your audience? You don’t want to offend or make other party guests uncomfortable. If you have any concerns about what might be appropriate, ask the host for the guest list ahead of time so you can plan accordingly.
- What’s your budget? You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the perfect gift. Often, the most enjoyed are those that are least expensive. All of the options on this list are around or under $10.
- Don’t worry about it. This is all about fun, and we have made it so easy to find just the right gift. Look through the list; you are sure to find a gift that will keep everyone laughing.
1. JoJo Siwa Singing Toothbrush
Nothing is more exciting on a Saturday night than a singing toothbrush. Pair it with the exciting tunes of JoJo Siwa, and it doesn’t get any better! The other guests will think this is hilarious, but they won’t want to take it home and hear their kids play it over and over. It’s the perfect choice for a unique budget white elephant gift!
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. 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.
4. Light Saber Chopsticks
Who wouldn’t love the combination of chopsticks and light sabers? Battle the dark side over a meal! Your guests will fight over (or with) these light up utensils. They come in 5 different colors and are perfect for a casual lunch or a romantic dinner.
The LED lights are bright and beautiful and the light sabers are easy to clean. They are food grade (or at least I’m pretty sure…).
5. Accoutrements Emergency Underpants
Are your party guests getting a bit up there in age? Why not joke about all the accidents they’re 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.
6. 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.
7. Toilet Nightlight
The LED nightlight for your toilet bowl is motivation activated, fits to any toilet, and has 16 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!
8. Bob Ross Bobblehead
Who wouldn’t love to have Bob Ross sitting on their desk or dresser? Not only is it fun to look at, it also plays 10 different favorite Bob Ross sayings. And what would Bob Ross be without some artwork? Included with this lovely toy is a flipbook of Bob Ross paintings that you can display along with the bobblehead.
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. World’s Smallest Violin
Who doesn’t have that one friend or family member who whines about everything? The world’s smallest violin is the perfect white elephant gift to play sad songs for the complainer.
Whether the recipient is a musician or a music appreciator, they will love the tinny tunes from this high quality violin! It even includes a tiny screwdriver to open the battery cover (or to beat the violin with–whichever you prefer)!
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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. To be clear, this is an empty box.
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!
16. 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.
17. Unathletic Dept. T-shirt
This is a great white elephant gift for athletes or non-athletes. Poke a little fun at any of your friends with this “unathletic” shirt.
At under $10, this Hanes brand shirt is not only inexpensive, it’s actually good quality too. That means your friend can get lots of wear out of it. Or, if your friends are like mine, you might see this make its way back to another white elephant party in a few years! This shirt comes in sizes small to 3X-large.
18. 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.
19. Santa Snot Fidget Putty
Who doesn’t enjoy having a toy or other random object to play with while trying to concentrate or relax? Enter Santa Snot Fidget Putty. This soft, squishy, satisfying putty is a cotton candy pink color and even has glitter, just as you would expect from Santa’s snot!
Squeeze out the stress of the season with this putty, which stays moist so it can be used time and again. Whether you are catering to adults or kids, this is sure to be a treasured keepsake!
20. 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!
21. Dr Dingus Tiny Hands
I am a big guy with large hands, and I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have tiny hands. Good news–now I know! These tiny hands have made all my dreams come true!
My family and friends think it’s hilarious when I use these tiny hands for pranks, surprises, or just to wear around the house. I can’t wait to use these as a white elephant gift this Christmas!
22. Gnarly Teeth
This pack comes in a set of 12 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 $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.
23. Memory Mints
These aren’t just for old people. Memory mints are great for any failing brain, whether it’s from staying up all night with a baby or trying make sense of a teenager’s emotional roller coaster. Memory mints are made from one ingredient–sugar, so you can be sure they will make your brain crystal clear!
24. HR Approved Ways to Tell Co-workers They Are Stupid
We’ve all been there: stuck with a co-worker who doesn’t have it all going on upstairs. This book explains the best ways to tell that fellow office pal he’s just plain moronic in a way that you won’t get in trouble. Even your HR department will approve of these great insults.
25. Book of Terribly Awesome Dad Jokes
Dad jokes–can they even really be classified as jokes? This book is full of 200 ridiculous jokes the listeners will all roll their eyes at. Party guests will enjoy sharing some of these gems with each other at the party!
26. Caveman Chopsticks
For your friends who eat a little like cave people, how about these caveman chopsticks? Completely organic, each set of these chopsticks is completely unique. They are perfect for any type of diet–vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, carnivore. Everyone will want a set for themselves!
27. Worst $5 White Elephant Gift Ever
Why not go with an obvious choice? This 120 page notebook is exactly what party goers are hoping for, right? It wouldn’t be mistaken as anything but a white elephant.
And don’t worry–the recipient will be getting the best with each and every perfectly lined page. They’ll think of you with every word they write. Best of all, this only costs $5 so maybe you can afford to buy a cheap pen, pencil, or crayon for the recipient to record all their deepest secrets!
28. 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!
29. BEYELIAN Rubber Mannequin Head
Who doesn’t love a creepy rubber head? A rubber mannequin head is a random white elephant gift, but it’s one that party goers will be talking about. This head is roughly the size of the average human head. It’s a fun gift you can use for pranks, costumes, or to scare your friends!
30. GeLive Elephant Succulent Planter
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!
31. 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.
Fun Ideas to Exchange White Elephant Gifts
Wondering how to make your white elephant party memorable and different? Here are some good variations:
- Have a theme. Choose a theme for the gifts and list it on your invitation. Options could include: wearable gifts, homemade gifts, re-gifted items, edible gifts, practical gifts, items that begin with a specific letter, movie-related gifts, etc.
- Draw names before the party. Assign each guest another guest to buy for so gifts can be tailored to a specific person. This is especially helpful if you are hosting a virtual white elephant party.
- Play a game as part of the exchange. Decide who opens a gift first and if others can “steal” the gift on their turns. Make the game rules ahead of time on how many times a gift can exchange hands.
- Have guests draw a number. Assign each gift a number and then have guests draw a number out of a hat. The gift with the corresponding number will be theirs.
- Incorporate ugly Christmas sweaters. Ask party goers to wear an ugly Christmas sweater or have everyone bring an ugly sweater to exchange.
- Make a rule that any wearable item has to be worn. This always seems to make the party more exciting.
- Have some extra gifts on hand. Just in case someone forgets to bring a gift or if there are duplicates, having a few extra gifts ready is a good idea.
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. Enjoy choosing which white elephant gift you’re going to give (it can be difficult to narrow it down to just one or two) and look forward to some good laughs!