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Gift Ideas For White Elephant Exchange

Updated on June 13, 2015

Useful and Funny White Elephant Gifts

Are you racking your brain for just the right Gift for a White Elephant Party? Do you even know what a White Elephant Gift is? Well, either way you have come to the right place.

A White Elephant gift exchange, sometimes called Dirty Santa is when everyone brings a gift. The dollar amount is predetermined by the host. You will have an opportunity to pick a gift or steal a gift from someone else. Some gifts are stolen several times, those typically are the winning gifts.

For more specific information on how to play, please visit my Dirty Santa page where I explain the rules in complete detail.

I have broken down some of the best White Elephant Gift Ideas into three price points of $10, $20, $30 and $50 amounts and sub categorized them into two lists.

Useful or Nice gifts which everyone could use. AND Funny gifts which no one ever needs, but usually do get some good laughs.

The traditional White Elephant Gift Exchange is a really fun way to exchange your gifts for the holidays. Whether it is for an office party or your Family. it is loads of fun for everyone.

So as you go through my list, relax, have fun and I hope you find that perfect White Elephant Exchange Gift.

Happy Holidays!

Photo Credit: Organic Plush White Elephant at Amazon.Com

White Elephant Gift Exchange
White Elephant Gift Exchange

Photo Credit: White Elephant Party Invitation - Dabble.org

White Elephant has many Names

You may not have ever heard White Elephant Gift Exchange but you may have heard it by it's many other names.

Some of these other names are Dirty Santa, Yankee Swap, Chinese Auction, Thieving Secret Santa, or Grinch Exchange.

There are many rules and variations of this game but the general concept is the same. If you need the play by play directions on how to play then head over to my Dirty Santa. Here, I break down all the rules for newbies to understand how to play White Elephant Gift Exchange.

$10 Gifts

To think or not to think, that is the question.

$20 GIFTS

Frostfire Mooncandles Vanilla Scented Flameless Wax Candles with Timer and Remote Control

Frostfire Mooncandles Vanilla Scented Flameless Wax Candles with Timer and Remote Control, 4-inch/ 5-inch/ 6-inch, Set of 3
Frostfire Mooncandles Vanilla Scented Flameless Wax Candles with Timer and Remote Control, 4-inch/ 5-inch/ 6-inch, Set of 3

Enjoy the ambiance of candles without the danger of fire. These Mooncandles Flameless Candles with LED Technology and remote control come with two settings, flicker or light mode. Three ivory pillar style candles with a vanilla scent, 4", 5" and 6" high. Use the timer to conveniently set candles to turn on or off automatically. Requires two AAA Batteries per candled which is included.

 

Funny...But Somewhat Useful Gifts

If you're anything like me, I like to give funny gifts but ones which are functional. Something which is not totally useless. The type of gift which will get a few laughs and the recipient will most likely use it in their home or personal life and think of you. Of course ... with a smile on their face.

$30 GIFTS

ReVIVE Series Solar ReStore External Battery Pack

with Universal USB Charging Port for Portable Smartphones / E-readers / MP3 Players & More USB Powered Devices

Bucky Balls make a great gift. These magnetic balls feel great as they roll through your hands and it is fun to create all types of things with them. They are a great item to sit on someones desk and help relieve a little stress. Now we could all use less of that.

NutHouse Squirrel Jar Feeder - Great Gift and Entertainment for You and Your Squirrels

$50 GIFTS

Cards Against Humanity - Hilarious, Off the Wall Fun...

Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity

Think "Apples to Apples" meets "Whose Line is it Anyway?". This game is pure fun and is totally raunchy and off-the-wall. Play with six or more of your friends, Just be prepared for some awkward explanations. This is definitely an 18 or older game.

 

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      SethPeters57 2 years ago

      I found this site that has more gift ideas.Some of my favorites are the 'Control Your Woman Remote Controller' or the 'Walmartian Calenders'.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Unbelievable Gifts... thanks for promoting...

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @anonymous: Thanks for the visit and have a great holiday.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Lovely gifts.

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @karen-stephens: Thanks for visiting! Have a great day. :)

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @kopox: Thanks so much for stopping by. So happy to hear you enjoyed it. :)

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      kopox 4 years ago

      very cute gifts.. love it :)

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      kopox 4 years ago

      very cute gifts.. love it :)

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      karen-stephens 4 years ago

      I agree they should be useful gifts. Great ideas. Angel Blessings to a fellow angel. xxoo

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @Sylvestermouse: Thanks so much for popping by. I am so glad you enjoyed this. And YES I agree White Elephant Exchanges are so much fun. Thanks again!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      LOL! What fun! These are great white elephant exchange gifts.

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      Kay 4 years ago

      A lot of fun gifts here. I always enjoy these types of gift exchanges!

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @aesta1: Thanks for stopping by. White Elephant or Dirty Santa Exchanges are definitely so much fun.

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      BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

      You've got some fantastic white elephant gift ideas here! I've been to a lot of these parties, and they're always fun. Most of the time when I've played, you can bring something from home or purchase an item for under the monetary limit. Usually it's near the bottom end of the spectrum...$10 or less.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a great collection. They're fun to give.

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @BunnyFabulous: Thanks so much for stopping by and the Angel Blessing you left behind. White Elephant or Dirty Santa Gift Exchanges are lots of fun. Our extended family gets together and does this every year. It is so much fun and the children who we all buy for are usually jealous of the fun we are having and look forward to turning 21 so they too can play. We usually do $25 to $30 so you can find more interesting items.

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @MichaelDubrovnik: Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @rooshoo: Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great day!

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      rooshoo 4 years ago

      These are some great ideas. I love the NutHouse squirrel jar, very original.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      This White Elephant Exchange sounds like fun.

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      MichaelDubrovnik 4 years ago

      Cool lens, makes me tempted to turn my place to a restaurant :)

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @BradfordBrain: Thanks so much for visiting! :)

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      BradfordBrain 4 years ago

      Great lens with unique gift ideas! Happy Holidays!

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      These are adorable ideas. I like the thinking putty!