We all know about those White Elephant gift swaps where people bring a gag gift they’ve picked out especially for the occasion. At the end of the day everyone will be fighting over the best White Elephant gift!
For those who are not in the know, here is a wiki page on the White Elephant gift exchange in case you want to know more.
|Knock Knock Bathroom Guest Book||Best Overall|
|Accoutrements Public Toilet Survival Kit||Budget Pick|
|Bob's Burgers||Upgrade Pick|
1. Knock Knock Bathroom Guest Book
- Large and includes lots of cute pages
- Great for a gift for a newlywed couple
- Great alternative to a guest-soap/candle holder
- Great for a fun bathroom gag gift
- Great way to have a funny guestbook for future family members to enjoy
- Easy to gift wrap and fits nicely into a suit bag
- Great for out-of-town guests
- Sheets of paper are easy to rip
- Not for a person who refuses to write mean things about others
- Not great if you’re afraid of the bathroom
- Fun for a while, but then it gets old
The Knock Knock Bathroom Guest Book is a perfectly practical gag gift for a wedding present. We nominate this one for the wedding present people who you should avoid.
2. Enesco Our Name is Mud Hopeless Ramen-Tic Soup Bowl and Chopsticks Set
- Very cool looking design
- High Quality
- Made in the USA
- Food-safe and dishwasher safe
- Good for ramen, soup, ice cream, cupcakes, or eating out of
- Some complaints about the paint flaking off
- Quite pricey for a ceramic bowl set
If you’ve ever wanted to eat ramen noodles directly out of a ramen bowl, this Enesco set is a great and fun way to do it. The set features a container with a lid for all of your delicious ramen soup, ramen noodles, or whatever else you want to eat out of it. The container with lid has a division with small opening which makes it perfect for eating ramen noodles.
The bowl with lid also has a smaller inner bowl that is perfect for dipping sauces and/or chopsticks. The lid fits on both bowls. The outside of the bowls have decorative ramen themed images, while the outside of the lid has a ramen noodle swirl.
The outside of the container that holds the complementary dishwasher safe chopsticks also has a ramen noodle themed rim. The ceramic quality is very good, and unlike some other ceramic ramen bowls on the market, the paint on the Enesco bowl set doesn’t seem to flake off easily.
3. Czech Games Codenames
- Can play with any number of players
- Two different game modes
- Gets everyone involved in the game
If you've got some people in your life who have a knack for puzzles, you might want to check out this vocabulary based game called Codenames. This fun game is super easy to learn and will have your family and friends coming back again and again to play.
With a minimalistic design, Codenames plays the part of the game on the cards themselves and you will have to figure out which words in a grid card refer to certain players. This makes the game not only fun but incredibly challenging as well.
Bottom line: This prime example of a great board game is on our list of the best white elephant gift because it's perfect for a variety of game players and works well to throw at everyone at once.
4. Death Wish Coffee Company Ground Coffee
- Fair trade coffee
- Fairly priced compared to other, unique coffees
The bag will be empty in less than a month if you have at least one coffee drinker in the house.
Very bold taste. This coffee is not for weak stomachs.
5. Harry Potter Cauldron soup mug
- Makes a great gift for Harry Potter fans
- Pretend to skrew crucio your neighbors with this cauldron
- Dishwasher safe
- Can be used to heat soup as shown in the picture
- Very popular gift
What, are you cruel? There must be a time and place for intimidation tactics and even torture. This is a cauldron, after all. It is what the Dark Lord used to brew his dreadful potions. Those are things that you get when you weren’t good enough for Gryffindor but too good for Slytherin.
6. MAY CONTAIN ALCOHOL
- 11 oz capacity makes for a good-sized cup of coffee
- Enamel makes a beautiful material, resistant to scratches
- Build to last
This is a very nice cup, that can be engraved with a family name, a quote or title etc. If you know someone that just loves their coffee, let them know with this funny mug.
7. Poo-Pourri MCM-CB
- If you know someone who farts everywhere but can’t admit it, then this is definitely a gift set for them.
- No one wants to smell other people’s farts!
- This is a gag gift, not a product designed to be useful for any purpose.
Poo-Pourri is a wonderful smelling spray for people who have issues with letting a few flatulent friends. One quick spritz of this interesting spray after you have passed gas and no one will know.
Just a quick spray before you leave the cubicle will do. Kids, men, women and especially husbands can all benefit from this. Just to be fair, Poo-Pourri can also be used by those who suffer from constant flatulence or diarrhea at home and in public toilets.
8. Bob's Burgers
- 100% ceramic
- Did we mention that it's ceramic? That means it's sure to last, and so will your collective sanity.
- They're Bob's Burgers, for God's sake!
- You remember that bit with the Christmas tree? That could happen here, too.
- The biggest question at anyone's Christmas party is, "Where did you get these salt and pepper shakers?" Seriously, whoever gave them to you will endeared themselves into your life once again.
Bob's Burgers is that perfect blend of cleverly-but-not-overly-so comedy and family-based, coming of age melodrama. It was also nominated for an Emmy, which is always nice.
What else do you want us to say? You can't go wrong. Get them because they're freakin' awesome, and then get ready to roll with all your new friends.
9. F-color Waterproof Case
- Fit most smartphones
- Clear enough to watch videos
- Easy to use
- One reported that the bag tore after a few uses
- Some complained that it doesn’t fit well
- A few reported that it looked clear online but it’s really yellow
You need to protect your phone from water and the F-Color case can make that possible! They come in packages of 4 and you can even choose your favorite color. The case is transparent enough so that you can see the phone inside, but also waterproof. You can use the bag to protect your phone from all types of water.
10. Jasonwell Inflatable Rainbow Cloud Drink Holder Floating Beverage Salad Fruit Serving Bar Pool Float Party Accessories Summer Beach Leisure Cup Bottle Holder Water Fun Decorations Toys Kids Adults
- The drink holders can be placed as close or as far apart as you wish
- Easily be inflated and deflated
- Very lightweight
- Easy to store and to transport
- Safe for indoor and outdoor use
- Fun and colorful
- Only holds one beverage
- The drink holder doesn’t float as close to the water as we hoped
- The screw cap for the inflation doesn’t seal all the way, so we have to enjoin it with a rubber band
- The drink holder can sink, so it’s best to be near a lifeguard
The Jasonwell Inflatable Bubble Drink Holder Rainbow Cloud float is great fun for parties. It comes with two inflatable drink holders, and each friend can carry their favorite beverage with them while they float and just relax.
This rainbow float is made of sturdy, scratchproof PVC material, so it’s perfect for outdoor parties, picnics, pool parties, the lake, or for lounging in the backyard.
11. Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bourbon Barrel Aged Cocktail Bitters
- Distinctive bitters
- Designed to enhance the flavor of other drinks
If you love cocktail bitters, then you’ll love this bottle of Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bourbon Barrel Aged Cocktail Bitters. It’s handcrafted in Paris, KY. The bitters are regularly infused with real Kentucky bourbon to create a rich, robust flavor.
Specialty bitters can be used in many different ways. They can settle a stomach after a few too many alcoholic beverages, or be used as a late-night summertime digestive aid. You can even use them in cooking!
The Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bourbon Barrel Aged Cocktail Bitters are best stored in a cool, dry place away from direct light. It should be tightly closed at all times to avoid oxidizing or solidifying. They’re 99% sugar and contain no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors.
12. Bicycle Pizza Cutter Wheel,Ninonly Non-stick Dual Cutting Wheels Stainless Steel Bike Pizza Slicer
If you’re into serious pizza that is being wheeled around, then look no further than a bicycle-mounted pizza cutter. Now, you’re probably thinking that a bike is the last thing you need for cutting pizza. You won’t be wrong to think that at first.
But when a little bit of creativity gets involved and your imagination goes into overdrive, you’ll end up with a present that’s far more interesting than anything else on the list.
Now, you should be aware that the bicycle pizza cutter will be challenging to operate. The very last thing you want to do is bump into people around the house as you’re racing around on your favorite bike.
13. Fred BOTTLED UP Glass Spirits Decanter
- 9-inch tall
- Durable glass
- Suitable for storing alcohol of all types
- Ergonomic handle
- Comes with a gift box
- Difficult to assemble
- Lid can be difficult to remove
The Fred BOTTLED UP Glass Spirits Decanter is an elegant and classy glass bottle that will store your alcohol in style.
It measures eight inches tall, so it will take up less space on your counter because you won’t have to fill it up all the way. Since it is made of medical grade glass that has been treated with copper, it is completely safe to use for storing alcohol.
The decanter has an ergonomic handle that is easy on the hands. The lid is a bit troublesome to remove. The glass bottle comes in two pieces that must be assembled, so be prepared to take a few minutes to make sure that they stay securely in place.
14. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
- Easy to clean
- Comes with a recipe guide
How many of you love breakfast sandwiches? Well, if you like breakfast sandwiches, then you’ll love having the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker in your kitchen.
It allows you to cook what you want. There are three heating plates to prepare a variety of sandwiches. Not just sandwiches, though, as you can prepare bacon, hot dogs, and sausages. You can even prepare French toasts and pancakes, as well.
The sandwich maker comes with a recipe book that offers meal ideas that you can make. This helps make things easier for you to quickly cook if you’re busy trying to rush off to work. There’s even a Spanish version, too.
15. Magnetic Poetry Original Kit
This is definitely one of the best white elephant gifts that will make everyone love you at the party.
16. Queen Majesty Hot Sauce Trinity Sampler
- Great packaging
- Spice from different regions
- Variety of chilies
- Too spicy for some people
- More of a novelty product
Sometimes you just need to add a little spice to your life and we’re not talking about in the bedroom. This is a fantastic spicy hot sauce sampler pack that offers you a great variety of sauces from different regions.
This hot sauce pack features three of the most pepper based sauces: Jamaican Fiery Hot Hot Sauce, Thai Chili Sauce, and Smoky Chipotle Sauce.
The hot sauces are amazing to have around for your meals, but please choose wisely if you know that you are sensitive to spicy food. Despite being spicy, each of the sauces is flavorful, and you’ll find yourself using them on everything from your eggs to pizza!
17. Raining Men Clear Bubble Dome Umbrella
A great white elephant gift is one that is more suitable for the person who ends up receiving it, not necessarily the person who gives it. This is a perfect white elephant gift. Get it to use in the summer. — The House of Rose
If you like practical gifts, this is something that you will appreciate – even if it was a white elephant gift. The idea is that this clear bubble dome umbrella will keep the rain from getting in your way as you walk. The seller says it is like having a bubble around your head. — Gia
It looks like there is no going back to a tanning bed for you. This white elephant gift allows you to tan when and where you please. The seller says, "Let the sun kiss your skin in style with this 1000 watt high output sun lamp! Gives a deep brown tan in minutes." — Ohana Girl
18. Stanley Classic Flask
- Lifetime warranty
- Stanley is a well-known brand
- Pewter finish
This flask by Stanley is truly a classic. The flask’s lifetime guarantee will give you a piece of mind in case something does go wrong. It is known for being a good quality flask.
This Stanley flask, while it comes at a higher price point, looks much better than your typical cheap flask. It’s noted for being great looking and holding ice pretty well.
If you’re looking for a quality flask, the Stanley Classic Flask is one to consider.
19. PIZZA SOCKS BOX 4 pairs MIX Hawaii Italian Capriciosa Cotton Socks Made In EU
- Lativan Design
- Super Popular
- 100% Cotton
- Sock Size 10-13
- Comes in 4 Different Pairs
- Cute Designs
- Great conversation starter
- 4 Mix Colors is Random for Each Set
- Some People Resolved to Cut Off the Sock to Work as a Hot Pad or Other Function
- Not Really Tall Enough for the Tall Person
- Not Really Wide Enough for the Wide Foot
Lightweight cotton blend with reinforced heel and toe. Cotton/Polyester blend is great for people with allergies or sensitive feet.
20. Accoutrements Public Toilet Survival Kit
- Comes with toilet paper, deodorizer, anti-bacterial hand cleaner, mints, toothpicks, needle/thread, comb, and breath freshener
- Surprisingly useful
- Perfect gift for your favorite camper, hiker, and/or outdoorsman
- Great for your office or wherever shared bathroom facilities are.
If you’ve got an outdoorsman, hiker, camper, or just someone that’s got to be ready for anything, this is a great gift to get them.
Some of the items in this kit are super useful, but some of them are just a bit on the silly side. The deodorizer is definitely something very practical to have, and shouldn’t be taken away from the kit, but the breath spray might be a bit much.
Perhaps the most useful item of the kit, socks, is not included. Be sure to include a pair of good merino wool socks to complete the kit.
21. Kikkerland Dog Butts Animal Magnets
The Kikkerland Dog Butts Animal Magnets, Set of 6 includes 6 different different-shaped dog butts that come in a 1.25 by .8 inch size. These magnets are perfect for popping in an envelope for a gift.
They’re highly affordable, too, so you can get a dozen of them without it affecting your budget too much. They’re also perfect for getting a good laugh out of your family and friends. They also are a thoughtful gift for someone who is into collecting magnetic anything.
As far as the quality goes, a lot of people have reported that for the price, these are actually a very good quality little set of magnets. They’re not so big that you can’t see the detail that goes into the dog butt designs, and they’re very amusing.
22. Progressive Prep Solutions Microwave S'mores Maker
- Microwave safe
- Saves time
- Quite large
- You have to put the marshmallows in the microwave to melt them first, which takes time
- The finished product is a little messy
Here’s a must-have kitchen tool for any serious gourmet chef…the s’mores maker that let’s you prepare delicious s’mores in the comfort of your own home.
The nifty device is simple to use. Simply place a Graham cracker, a little bit of chocolate and a few marshmallows on the cup, secure the lid, then microwave.
You’ll have your own s’mores in 2 to 4 minutes! Slather some butter on the cracker for a true old-fashioned taste.
23. From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen
- A collectable and a quality good
- Funny book
- Celebrity Cookbook, has Soul Food Recipes
- Not one of the best white elephant gift ideas for a group
This cookbook actually belongs to Snoop Dogg who is a gangster rapper and a famous TV and film personality. So you could let the non-believer understand how great a cook this man is.
The book is a complete guide on the food that is cooked with marijuana ingredients. Perhaps, the book is a way Snoop dogg, wants to promote the legalization of marijuana. The book has some of the best stoner food recipes.
It comes with a built-in scale that you can carry in your pocket along with the book. Furthermore, it also comes with a cannabis grinder that is embedded into the book. This book is a collector’s item and is a great gift to offer to the music and entertainment lovers.
24. Gone with the Gin: Cocktails
- Unique cocktail recipe book
- Covers classic cocktail recipes and new twists and also includes a guide to the tools you’ll need to get started with cocktail-making
- Easy to follow instructions
- Recipes are accompanied by gorgeous illustrations
- Drinks are designed for sipping and sharing with friends
- Makes a great gift idea for the holidays or a birthday
- Gives you a wide breadth of drink-creating possibilities
25. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails
- Contains 200 cocktails
- Black design
- Recipes accompany the cocktails
- Inspired by famous authors, poetry, and literature
- Spoon in the back of the book
- Complete with a glossary of cocktail terms
The Tequila Mockingbird was written by the owners of the famous bar White Trash Taqueria. It contains drink recipes with literary connections. The book was reviewed in the New York Times which inspired other bartenders around the world to create their own literary cocktail recipe book.
Each drink in this book has a literary connection, so you’ll recognize the inspiration when you order from the menus in the book. Books like The Great Gatsby, Gone With the Wind, and Othello are referenced by these recipes. The book features 200 cocktail recipes, but also includes the measurements and ingredients in a glossary. There’s even a literary cocktail dictionary in the back of the book so you can quickly find out the inspiration behind a cocktail.
We love that this book is different than other cocktail recipe books available in the market. The book was inspired by a successful manager of a bar in Austin, Texas, and has a beautiful black and white cover. Even though the book may not be an Amazon bestseller, it has received positive reviews since its release.
26. Drink Periodically Lab Beaker Wine Glass
- Available in multiple color options
- 3-set pack
- 4-piece beaker wine glass set
- Shoddy quality
- No color indication on beaker size
If you want to serve your guests a beverage in an unusual way, you can do it in style with the Drink Periodically Lab Beaker Wine Glasses Set. This 4-piece set comes with a 25, 30, 35, and 40 ounce beaker wine glass, which you can use to serve your favorite vino, or store your pens and pencils.
The lab beaker wine glass set is made out of durable and heat-resistant borosilicate glass that can be used in a microwave and dishwasher. It also has an ergonomic shape, which ensures that you’ll hold the glass comfortably along with a round base and grip-friendly bottom with classy looking graphics. It’s also made in the USA.
27. Fred FORTUNE CAKES Baking Cups
- Adorable: These cupcake cups are wonderful for shaping cakes in the shape of little presents.
- Different: Here’s how you can quote yours, “It’s my birthday and I want cake shaped like presents!”
- Good size: They are easy to clean, and they are not tiny, they are pretty good size.
- Great quality: These are really good quality. The line is much better than cheaper ones. The colors are great too, they are really vibrant.
- Only for small cakes: These are great if you are making standard size cupcakes for kid parties. If you are making big cupcakes for adults or huge cupcakes for a wedding, these probably won’t fit. They are also too small for muffins.
- Hard to empty: They are BPA free and food safe. However, they are almost impossible to empty. I had to use a spoon to scoop out the contents just to empty them.
- Ugly: Just because they are well made and big doesn’t mean they would look good on your cake.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a good gift for white elephant?
What is a good white elephant gift for $25?
If you need a present for someone but nothing too expensive, then you need to go with one of these! Giving a gift of laughter encourages people to come together, which is why white elephant gift exchanges are so enjoyable.
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what the best white elephant gifts are, and the following list is the result of that time spent.
Do you put names on white elephant gifts?
Normally, white elephant gifts are left un-named. Its a fun game where the names don’t matter. However, it’s not uncommon to decide ahead of time to the name of the gift while writing it down. This makes it fun because either way you write, you know the other person had it. That’s what makes the game so fun!
NOTE: For a fun twist, our readers always seem to love the gift when you play a little something like the following:
- Angel [Name] – A Little Something in Hopes that [Angel's Name] Lights Your Tree.
- A gift of joy so bright, it will put Rudolph's nose out of business.
- Loreena – For someone as beautiful as you, this is truly the least I can do.
What is a good white elephant gift for $30?
When it comes to white elephant parties, the most common gift suggestions are tacky Christmas sweaters or chocolate fudge. Both are funny, but can get old pretty quickly. Tacky Christmas sweaters, for example, are only funny until the ninth person wears one.
Legendary white elephant gifts like these change the game completely. They are so weird and quirky that they make people genuinely laugh out loud.
As the games get more heated and the wine consumption goes up, you’ll want to dip into the pool of sure-fire gifts. Be the MVP of this year’s white elephant by honoring tradition with a few items on this list�we promise you won’t go home empty-handed. So go ahead, choose an item from this list to welcome the guest of honor this year. But don’t forget: the best white elephant gift is going to be the best one to bring the whole party together in laughter, so make sure you have a great gift that will win hearts and start some great conversations.
|Knock Knock Bathroom Guest Book||Best Overall|
|Accoutrements Public Toilet Survival Kit||Budget Pick|
|Bob's Burgers||Upgrade Pick|