Creative White Elephant Gift Ideas in 2018

White Elephant Gifts are supposed to be funny and entertain the receiver more so than be useful. Ideally, you’ll find a present that is both hilarious and useful. Also check out our secret santa gifts and quirky gifts, many presents in these categories overlap.Read More

White Elephant Gift Guide: Tips and Choosing what to Buy

1. Know the White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules

In a white elephant gift exchange, each member brings a gift, which is put into a large pile of gifts. The first person picks a gift and opens it. The next person can either steal another person’s gift pick from the pile. The game ends when everyone has a gift.

There are different strategies to make sure you don’t end up with a bad gift. If you end up pull a number so you get to pick last, you have a big advantage. Make sure you read the full list of tips below.

A white elephant gift exchange can be a fun way for family members or work colleagues to have a good time buying funny gifts for each other. White elephant gifts are traditionally suppose to be undesirable and more of a burden than something useful.

2. Don’t let them know you like it.

If you like your gift, make sure everyone knows you think its crap, that way they won’t steal it. There is something about human psychology that makes people want the same things that others want. If you have a gem and you know it, make sure you put your poker face on.

3. Beware of trap gifts

Of the biggest and best wrapped gift on the table will be what is considered a trap gift. They will put a small crappy gift in a large box so the person thinks it’s something big and expensive. In a white elephant gift exchange all is fair, so you need to know the common tricks.

4. Know who your friends are

Building alliances with your friends in the gift exchange is always a good idea. The more people you have an alliance with, the less chance you have of losing a great gift. Also, it’s always fun to team up on that person in the gift exchange that nobody likes, or say, the boss.

5. What are some good gift ideas for a while elephant gift exchange?

We have recently updated our funny and creative white elephant gift ideas 2018 list that will make the recipient laugh.

FAQ:

White Elephant Meaning?

Traditionally, white elephant refers to something that is burdensome and cannot be easily disposed of.

While gifts that fit this definition are great, white elephant gifts can also just be items that are unique, creative, or something that the recipient normally wouldn’t even think to buy.

White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules?

The rules of a white elephant gift exchange are listed in full at the top of this page. To read them just scroll to the opening paragraph.

What is the Difference Between a White Elephant Gift and a Gag Gift?

White elephant gift refers to a type of gift usually bought for gift exchanges involving 6 people or more.

These types of events are common between coworkers or family members. Gag gifts can be thought of as gifts that are just funny, stupid, and/or tacky. Gag gifts often make good white elephant gifts.

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