The Best White Elephant Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Some of the best parts of the holiday season are the traditions and celebrations. From roast dinners and holiday movie marathons to visits to Santa’s workshop, there are many ways to get into the festive spirit.

White elephant gift exchanges join the long list of holiday activities to enjoy. It involves a group of individuals playing a fun roulette version of gift-giving with some twists and turns along the way. If you are joining in on this amusing tradition this holiday season, here are some of the best white elephant gift ideas to consider.

Practical Gifts

Not knowing who will receive your gift makes picking out the perfect present more challenging, especially when trying to cater to all. It rules out foods due to allergies, age-restricted goods (if playing with families), and many other options. Opting for a multipurpose gift ensures that whoever ends up with it receives a useful and enjoyable item. Practical gift options that work for anyone include:

  • Gift cards
  • Cozy socks
  • Mugs or reusable bottles
  • Mini boardgames set
  • Coloring book and pencils
  • Notebook and stationery

Comedic Gold

As with many traditions, white elephants come in numerous variations. One classic rendition involves only gifting comedic items. The humorous spin broadens your options and reduces limitations. Plus, there are many ways to approach humor, from puns to political commentary and randomness. Here is some comedic cold to wrap up this year:

  • Bandages shaped as food
  • Weird socks (i.e., socks that look like sushi)
  • Random As Seen On Tv inventions (i.e., hoodie pillow)
  • Comedy books and card games
  • Rock pets

Festive Pieces

Most white elephant celebrations occur earlier in December, making festive gifts appropriate options and top contenders. Festive items like ornaments, home decor, and seasonal-themed pillows and socks make great holiday gifts for a white elephant exchange. A popular festive goodie—and our personal favorite—is a cute Christmas shirt. It’s festive and practical, and it will work for all ages. Plus, if someone ends up with the shirt and it doesn’t fit, they can always regift it.

Celebrate the holiday season with a traditional white elephant gift exchange. From practical to humorous presents and festive-themed goodies, there are lots of gift ideas to explore. Ensure whoever ends up with your white elephant present leaves with a smile on their face by wrapping up the perfect gift for anyone.

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