Looking for white elephant gifts that everyone at the party will want? Here are 40 unique ideas to bring to your next white elephant gift exchange.
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White elephant is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. It’s so much fun because you never know what type of gift you’ll end up with.
Are you looking for that gift that everyone will want to trade for? This white elephant gift idea guide will have you covered.
Whether you’re looking for something popular, funny, useful, or trying to stick to a budget, I’ve included White Elephant gifts for everyone!
Our Top White Elephant Gift Picks
Want to get right to the good stuff? Here are our staff picks for the absolute best white elephant gifts this year.
- Best Crowd Pleaser Gift: Mini Ice Cream Maker This mini ice cream maker from the brand Dash is one of the most-loved gifts on this list. Everyone young and old will have fun making homemade ice cream in this little appliance.
- Most Popular: Microwave S’mores Maker The microwave s’mores maker is definitely one of the most frequently purchased items on this list. And for good reason! It makes it super easy to make s’mores in a microwave without making a huge mess.
- Most Useful White Elephant Gift: Smart Stickers These have to be one of the most genius products ever! You can create custom digital note pages and link them to each sticker. Stick them on your storage boxes, notebooks, luggage, etc. so that you always know what’s inside!
- Best Under $20: Mug Warmer This mug warmer is perfect for anyone who works from home or out of an office. It allows you to keep your coffee or tea at the perfect temperature all morning.
- Funniest White Elephant Gift: Shower Wine Glass Holder Who wouldn’t want to be able to enjoy a good glass of wine in the shower? This gift will definitely get some laughs while also being super useful!
- Best on Amazon: Electric Wine Bottle Opener This electric wine bottle opener makes it incredibly easy to open any corked wine bottle. And it looks really cool sitting on your bar cart or counter!
Best Crowd-Favorite White Elephant Gifts
Looking for some of the most well-loved white elephant gifts? Here are some gift ideas that pretty much everyone would love to receive!
You’ll definitely have the most sought-after gift at the party if you bring one of these:
1. Electric Wine Bottle Opener
This is a gift I’ve actually had stolen from me in a gift exchange. Trust me, everyone fights over these! Electric wine bottle openers are the perfect gift for just about anyone who drinks wine.
This is a great $20 white elephant gift that looks way more expensive than it is.
2. Compact Ice Cream Maker
This compact ice cream maker is such a fun idea for a white elephant gift! You can make fresh ice cream, gelato, sorbet, or frozen yogurt with just the push of a button. Plus it’s only $20!
This is probably one of my favorite white elephant gift ideas because it’s good for all ages and types of people.
3. Yeti Wine Tumbler
This will definitely be the white elephant gift everyone fights over.
Yeti makes incredible coffee mugs but did you know they make wine tumblers too? These will keep your wine chilled for hours and they’re pretty much indestructible.
4. Death Wish Coffee
Everyone can use a cup of double-strength coffee once in awhile, especially in these times.
Death Wish coffee is known as being the strongest cup of coffee in the world. It has twice the amount of caffeine as a normal cup of coffee.
If you know you’ll be around caffeine lovers, this would be the perfect gift to bring to the party.
5. Movie Night Popcorn Set
There’s nothing cozier than a movie night at home! This set has everything you need to make some incredible movie night popcorn.
The kit comes with three types of kernels and five different seasoning blends. This would be a great crowd-pleaser white elephant gift!
8. Bob Ross Heat Activated Mug
I’m pretty sure everyone on earth knows and loves Bob Ross. So who wouldn’t want to get this heat-activated mug that reveals one of his paintings when hot?
This mug would be perfect to pair with the mug warmer I linked further down in this article.
9. What Do You Meme Game
I’m so obsessed with this card game lately. It’s the perfect game to play with a group of friends and it would make an awesome white elephant gift.
Just a warning, some of the cards are a little NSFW so make sure you’re not giving it to your grandma (unless she’s a very cool grandma).
10. Aeropress Coffee Maker
I absolutely love my Aeropress and I use it every single morning. You get a perfect cup of coffee in just a few minutes. It seriously tastes like fancy coffeehouse coffee!
I would love to get this in a White Elephant gift exchange.
12. Tile Key Finder
This is one of the most useful white elephant gift ideas on the list. The Tile attaches to your keys and lets you track them from your phone if you misplace them.
I know of at least a few people in my life who could use this (including myself lol).
An alternative to this would be Air Tags if your friends and family all have iPhones. It’s basically the same things as the Tile but it connects to your Apple ID.
The Best White Elephant Gifts Under $20
Need a good white elephant gift on a budget? Here are some options for gifts that people will want that cost less than $20.
13. World’s Smallest Vacuum
One of my favorite white elephant gift ideas on the list. This is a hilariously small vacuum cleaner that would actually be super useful for cleaning your desk!
18. Smart Stickers
How genius are these smart stickers? You can stick them on boxes or storage containers and just scan with your phone to see what’s inside. No more rummaging through boxes!
Plus, they’re only $9! This was one of the most popular white elephant gift ideas on the list last year so make sure you grab a few packs of these before they sell out!
19. Wine Socks
Pair these hilarious wine socks with a bottle of wine for the perfect white elephant gift under $20.
They make them with the word beer instead of wine too if your friends are more of beer drinkers.
The Funniest White Elephant Gifts
Want to get a lot of laughs at the White Elephant gift exchange? Here are some of the funniest gift ideas to bring to the party:
25. Tiny Hands
Looking for a hilariously random white elephant gift that’s also under $10? This pack of tiny hands will have everyone laughing all night.
They’re perfect for taking funny pictures with random objects. Don’t believe me? Just read the reviews and see how amused people are by these tiny hands!
28. Shower Wine Glass Holder
I know I have this in the funny category but honestly I’d love to get this shower wine glass holder as a serious gift too!
Perfect for unwinding in the bath but also a funny gift to add to a gift exchange!
It’s super affordable, so you could pair it with a bottle of wine or a shatterproof wine glass if you have a higher spending limit.
32. Squatty Potty
This is one of those white elephant gifts that starts out being funny but winds up being super useful!
I know so many people that swear by their Squatty Potty. It basically forces you to sit in a more natural position while you’re doing your “business” lol.
Some people have said it’s changed their whole digestive life!
40. The Screaming Goat
The perfect little desk buddy to always make you laugh. Everyone needs a screaming goat on their desk.
This little screaming goat set comes with a book and a figurine. When you press down on the goat, he lets out a little scream. Such a funny white elephant gift idea!
This post was all about the top White Elephant Gift Ideas that everyone at the party will be fighting over.