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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Redneck Toilet Plunger

Redneck Toilet Plunger

This Red Neck Plunger is a unique white elephant gift that will make everyone laugh. It stands upright just like a normal plunger. This plunger, however, looks like a shotgun and makes shotgun noises as it clears the toilet. This is a great little addition to lively up any bathroom. Great idea for a hunting lodge ...

Darth Vader Star Wars Toaster

Darth Vader Star Wars Toaster

This Darth Vader Shaped Toaster is a funny gift that that makes imprints “Star Wars” on toast. The toaster itself looks like Darth Vader’s Head. There are other shaped toasters and prints available as well. Click the picture above to see them all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVVrm62eQ6Q

Car Seat Gap Filler

Car Seat Gap Filler

This drop stop was a product featured on shark tank that is pretty clever. Everyone has dropped things between the seats and struggled to fish them out. You don’t realize you need this product until you have it.

Hidden Alcohol Flask

Hidden Alcohol Flask

These hidden alcohol flasks are a super funny gift idea. With these bottles the recipient will be able to sneak alcohol into the movies, pool, beach, cruise, or other even. They are made with BPA free plastic and are very safe. They are machine washable, so they will be able to use them over and over again.

Microwave Smores Maker

Microwave Smores Maker

Everyone loves s’mores, and this microwave s’mores makes the perfect smore one press of a button away at all times. It perfectly cooks 2 s’mores in 30 seconds. Include chocolate and marshmallows along with it and this would be a home run gift. The entire device and water troth are dishwasher safe and the plastic is ...

Nap Sack Sleep Hood

Nap Sack Sleep Hood

This is another white elephant gift box that appears to have a ridiculous gift inside. Like the product above, you can pack your actual gift inside. It is 6 sides with jokes and graphics everyone can pass around and read. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgP0BuVuLPU Whether you need a gift for a white elephant gift ...

Motion Sensor Toilet Light

Motion Sensor Toilet Light

This motion activated toilet night light is a creative gift idea that help the recipient navigate through the dark. If is powered by 3 AA batteries and has thousands of great customer reviews. It fits and any size toilet. Click the image to read more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uObTEBs-j5A   The toilet ...

Complaint Department Grenade Mug

Complaint Department Grenade Mug

This is a great gift for the desk at work. It reads "complaint department, please take a number on a grenade. The only problem is the number is attached to the pin on the grenade, so it makes them think twice about bitching about their problems.

Toilet Putting Green

Toilet Putting Green

This potty putter is a hilarious white elephant gift. With a busy work life it can be hard to find time to get to the golf course. With this potty putter the recipient will be able to work on their golf game in the one place where they get peace and quiet. If you're looking for a gag gift or something funny for a ...

Biggest Snickers Bar in the World

Biggest Snickers Bar in the World

This one pound snickers bar is the biggest snickers bar in the world. It makes great white elephant gift that the recipient will be able to use as a decorative piece or to share with other members of the gift exchange. You can also get the 1 pound snickers almond or crisper. ...

Engraved 50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Opener

Engraved 50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Opener

The bottle breacher 50 cal was another product featured on shark tank. It was developed by a US Navy Seal and has become a popular groomsman gift mostly because it’s awesome. It is made from an actual once fired 50 caliber round. This is a very reputable product, if you have any questions feel free to leave them ...

Hot Dog Toaster Oven

Hot Dog Toaster Oven

The toaster oven comes with tongs to take the hot dogs out of the toaster. There is also a removable crumb tray at the bottom of the unit for easy clean up. You can set the cook time to your preferences so you can get your hot dog and bun cooked just the way you like it every time. Whether you're buying this for ...

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