White Elephant Gift Ideas That Work for Any Exchange
The white elephant gift exchange is a delicate dance of tact and frugality. Striking the right balance of silliness, practicality, and cool factor with your gift is, of course, ideal—everyone wants their gift to be the one that's coveted and repeatedly stolen. But hitting even more than one element of that trifecta is difficult, especially if you're working within the constraints of a price limit for your gift. To help out, we've rounded up 11 products from our deal inventory that make great white elephant gift ideas, whether you're exchanging gifts with friends, family, or coworkers.
We're pretty sure it's impossible to be sad when there's a smiling sloth hanging onto the inside of your tea mug.
Watching Han Solo's carbonite encasement slowly melt away in your iced drink is not only more fun than doing the same with an ice cube, but it's also faithful to the plot of Return of the Jedi.
Not every white elephant gift needs to be a practical joke, and it's always a good feeling to be the one who brings the one "serious" gift everybody wants.
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Sure, any mug could hold cookies or hot chocolate, but not both at once.
This is a much prettier and easier way to explain all the places you've been than scrawling "BEEN HERE" on the countries on your globe.
I mean, nobody ever really loses when roulette's set up like this, do they?
You really think someone in a gift exchange is gonna look at a freaking puppy and pass it up? Didn't think so.
The best part about this white elephant gift exchange idea is that you can make whoever ends up with it "try it out" by mixing up some glasses for everyone at the party.
There aren't many gifts that you can say are literally out of this world.
Even those who aren't die-hard sports fans rave about these docs' outstanding production and storytelling, making them an excellent pick for a gift anyone will love.