Are you having a gift swap at the office, or are you invited to a white elephant gift party and want to be the one with the most original and fun gift of all?
White Elephant Gift Ideas
We have gone through hundreds of hilarious, unusual, and fun gag gifts, some more practical, and others not so much, to come up with the ultimate top list of the best white elephant gifts for 2022 for you.
Read on to find out more about these affordable and unique gifts, which will make your friends, colleagues, or family members smile and appreciate your sense of creativity.
These two freeze-cooling margarita cups are something that cocktail lovers will actually appreciate and may even use.
Pop them in the freezer before the party, and you will have ice-cold cocktails for at least two hours without adding any ice.
An excellent white elephant gift, these two 12-oz cups are made of BPA-free plastic and special gel, which will keep your drink at the perfect temperature of 43-53 degrees Fahrenheit for a long.
These soaps are a perfect crafty gift for beer lovers. It includes a set of six all-natural, high-quality different soaps that not only smell good but will make your skin feel great.
Great for showering, shaving, and shampooing, the recipient of this white elephant gift will get a choice of brew-inspired Honey Pilsner, Belgian Witbier, Apricot Wheat, Oatmeal Stout, Hoppy Ipa, and Vanilla Porter soaps made of real bear and other amazing premium quality US ingredients.
Well, these are some classy socks that your friend or colleague will love showing off. They are sold in different color combinations, depicting famous classical art like Mona Lisa, The Scream, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, and many more paintings.
These socks look great and are great conversation starters, so they can be worn on any occasion.
Probably, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has some of these socks in his amazing collection as well.
If you want your friend to have a reminder of you at any given moment, you can order a pair of these fun, personalized socks. Choose a picture of you or of anything else, submit it, and you will get a pair of men’s or women’s socks with your photo printed on them in no time at all.
Imagine the feeling of having your friend, family member, or colleague put on the socks with your smiling face on them and thinking of you every time? This gift is absolutely worth it.
This Burrito blanket is fun, soft, and made of fleece, and is the perfect throw for lounging at home. It looks like a real tortilla and will become the centerpiece of any living room or bedroom.
The unique blanket is available in various sizes, including 47. 60. 71 and 80 inches.
You will definitely make the recipient of your white elephant gift happy because just about anybody will enjoy cozying up in a soft tortilla blanket, looking like a giant Burrito, right?
Written by Randall Munroe, who is known for his iconic xkcd.com webcomic, this book includes serious scientific answers to the most absurd hypothetical questions you can ever think of.
Imagine getting a scientifically based answer to a question like – “what if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?
Just about everyone will enjoy the amazing interpretations of Mr. Munroe.
This Pasta Cooker is yet another white elephant gift, which is both fun but is also pretty nifty and can be used often by anyone.
It makes perfect al dente pasta in a microwave without the need to watch for the water to boil and to stir the pasta in it.
It is affordable and will ensure that the recipient has the delicious pasta ready in up to 16 minutes, without stirring, boiling, or having to clean up the stuck pasta from the pan’s bottom.
Well, this Cereal Killer handmade bowl is an excellent pun and will be truly appreciated by a person who is a horror flick fan or anyone with a sense of humor.
It is of high quality and has some really realistic blood splatters on it, making your friend feel like a true “cereal killer” every time they eat their breakfast in it.
Imagine the fun of getting to eat your morning cereal in a bloody bowl like this?
Brighten someone’s day with this delicious bag of cotton candy with the fun name “Bag of Unicorn farts.”
It is cute, original, and any recipient of any age group will enjoy the wonderful taste of this fruit punch cotton candy.
No matter whether you have a dog of your own or simply appreciate following the Dog Shaming blog, which is one of the most popular websites in the last 6-7 years, this day-to-day Dog Shaming calendar is bound to make you smile.
Open up a new card of an ashamed dog with a hilarious message, and it will brighten your day – 365 times next year.
Well. This portable campfire is actually a pretty cool and somewhat useful white elephant gift. It has over three hours of burn time, a wonderful eucalyptus scent, and is the perfect portable campfire for backyard parties, camping, the beach, or anywhere else.
It is easy to set up, store away and carry around, so it is actually a worthwhile present to give to someone you care about.
The book is extremely popular and is based on a website by the same name. It contains 50 brilliant recipes that will answer “life’s everyday question – What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner?”
Delicious, profane, this cookbook is a brilliant gift for any occasion.
Well, everyone loves Corgi’s, not only the English Queen, so you can rest assured that the recipient of this gift will adore the idea of having this decorative, micro gardening pot for succulent plants.
To make the gift better, you can actually plant some aloe vera or another plant of your choice in it prior to setting it up as a gift for the white elephant gift party.
Many people swear on the calming effect which coloring books for adults have, so how about giving someone a “Maybe Swearing Will Help” coloring book with all kinds of puns and some cursing to help them calm down, even more, when they are filling those blanks with color pencils?
These socks are the absolute favorite gift for any wine lover. Add a bottle of wine to the present package, and you will have one appreciative friend with two pairs of hilarious and yet comfy socks. They are suitable for both men and women and will fit anyone wearing shoe sizes from 5 to 12.
Your friend will love you for this neat and funny gift!
Just about everyone loves America’s Golden Girls – Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia, right?
Well, these four fun shots are some of the great white elephant gifts for party-loving people. Each glass holds 1.5-oz. and has one of the Golden Girls depicted on them. They also have instructions for when to drink when watching another episode of the beloved series, such as “Drink when Blanche mentions Big Daddy.”
With this popcorn popper made of virtually indestructible, BPF-free, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe silicone popcorn popper, you will be gifting your friend with a pretty fun and pretty useful kitchen accessory.
Not only will it make perfect popcorn easily every time, but it will also help the recipient money for bagged popcorn and the Earth from extra trash from the disposable bags.
If your friends are wine lovers, then the Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass is the glass they need. It holds a whole 250 ml. bottle of wine and comes with different fun labels, so you can pick the hilarious one which your friends will truly appreciate and love.
The Hungover Cookbook by Milton Crawford is just what everyone needs for those mornings after when you are feeling like you want to die.
The book includes everything one needs to understand their exact type of hangover (The Broken Compass, The Comet, The Sewing Machine, The Cement Mixer, The Atomic, and the Gremlin Boogie), along with dozens of comforting recipes, as well as fun and clever graphics and jokes which will brighten up your day, when you need it the most.
Well, these handmade coasters are some of the most brilliant white elephant gifts anyone will love receiving. They look cool with their laser engraved mistaken texts of some of the most famous songs in the world.
Imagine drinking your favorite beverage on a coaster that says “on a dark desert highway, cool whip in my hair” – Hotel California, for example?
They are absolutely hilarious, and can also be bought in Classic Rock, the 80s, and the 90s variants. Each pack comes with six top-quality coasters, perfect for anybody with a sense of humor.
Remember writing all those feelings and thoughts in your Dear Diary when you were a kid? Well, this Journal in My Humble Opinion is the perfect adult version, which your friend can use to vent, as well as to get inspired by all of the 70 misanthropic quotes included in it.
Always loved playing with your food? Well with this original Mug with a Hoop you can enjoy some slam dunks with marshmallows in your hot chocolate or crackers in your delicious soup.
This oversized mug is the perfect gift for any sports fan. It is also available with a soccer goal and a baseball glove, so there is basically a perfect elephant for any sports lover out there.
If you are going to a white elephant gift party with predominantly female participants, we are pretty sure that just about anyone of them will appreciate this gorgeous and sexy McDreamy candle inspired by Derek’s character from the never-ending Greys Anatomy series.
It has a burning time of 50 and more hours, and is described as “smells like a fresh Seattle breeze off the ferry boat, on a perfect day to save lives.”
Oh, who wouldn’t love this McDreamy candle?
A game that is designed for people who are into kittens, explosions, laser beams…and goats? Sounds fun, right? Well, thousands of people have already backed this Exploding Kittens game on Kickstarter, so it is definitely one of the most promising games for people aged 7 and up.
With 56 cards and detailed instructions, this is a fun-filled party game for up to 9 players.
This variety pack of hot sauces infused with real beer is something you can be sure that nobody at the party has, so it is definitely an exceptional white elephant gift.
These three delicious hot sauces are handmade, in small batches in the USA, and come in Asian Sriracha, Garlic Serrano, and Roasty Chipotle variants which are mild, medium, and hot, so there is the perfect beer-infused sauce in the kit for any foodie, beer geek, and homebrewer.
They are infused with American Lager, American Pale Ale, and Farmhouse Ale from the Swag brewery.
The ingenious CouchCoaster is something we have always been dreaming about but never knew it actually existed.
It is a one-size-fits-all drink holder which you can securely attach to the armrest of your couch, couch, recliner, or chair, so you have your favorite beverage beside you are all times, without tipping it over.
Excellent white elephant gift for any couch potato, or anyone who simply likes to relax and lounge without spilling their hot or cold drink all over them.
No, this is not what you think! This book is filled with wonderful photos of hunky men who are (fully clothed) performing all kinds of house chores and tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, asking for directions, listening, taking out the trash, and other unbelievable situations.
They are paired with some steamy and funny captions which will make any of your female friends laugh.
It is safe for work, and has no nudity so don’t worry about the title – it is a wonderful pun.
This mischievous cat munching on small garden gnomes is an amazing white elephant gift that will add humor and style to any garden. It is absolutely perfect for garden gnome haters and lovers and will make any garden look less boring.
The cat figurine is handcrafted from durable resin, and its design is definitely a conversation starter.
Tell the mailmen and the neighbors not to worry because this cat only eats garden gnomes!
This hilarious coffee mug will crack a smile every time your friend gets to use it. Shaped like a toilet, the mug fits 12-oz of coffee or another beverage and is perfect for potty-mouthed tea or coffee drinkers.
Your gift will be the hit of the night if you pick The Original Toilet Mug for your white elephant gift party.
We all know just how Dad jokes are. They either want to make you hide away, groan or cringe, especially when dad is trying to make a joke on a, particularly important occasion with a lot of strangers.
This book by Elias Hill includes just about any dad joke you have ever heard, and even more.
It is a great gift for any dad, any future dad, or anyone who has a dad who likes telling those terrible jokes at the wrong time and in the wrong place.
Yes, this clear dome-shaped umbrella is covered with men raining from the sky, so the pun is definitely there. Yet, it is still a fully functional and convenient umbrella which any of your females, and why not male friends will love to have and use on those rainy days.
Well, these handy and fun flashcards will finally help all of your friends understand those weird slang words and phrases you have been hearing but never really understanding.
The box set includes 50 cards with detailed explanations of modern-day slang.
The flashcards are a superb white elephant gift option for people over the age of 30 who have absolutely no idea what the youngsters today are actually saying.
The Knock Knock flashcard series is also offered in an Escapist and in a Feminist variant.
This gift is a great way to avoid going to the bathroom with your phone, tablet, or other electronic device.
The recipient of this inexpensive and very clever Potty Putter can enjoy practicing putting while on the potty.
The set includes a putting green, a cup and flag, two golf balls, a club, and a hilarious Do not Disturb bathroom door hanger.
Only somebody with zero sense of humor will not appreciate this white elephant gift. The calendar depicts 12 different pooches that are in awkward pooping positions for every month of the year 2022. Of course, the dogs are pooping in suitable settings and climatic conditions for the month in question.
This is the ultimate prank gift, and it even comes with a good cause, because a dollar worth from each sold calendar will go to the Maui Humane Society supporting animals in need!
Well, this set of 16 absolutely hilarious stickers for adults is a perfect gift for anyone who is no longer a child. Everyone will appreciate these adult achievement stickers, which include achievements like – I shaved my legs today, I paid my bills in time, I almost went to the gym today, and My plants are still alive, right?
This book is by the authors of the hilarious and weird podcast The Dollop. It contains some enthralling true, untold, strange, and absolutely hysterical stories from American History, along with illustrations that will make reading it an absolute blast.
The friend that receives this gift will definitely learn something nobody has taught them in history class and will love it all!
The super-soft plush poop emoji slippers are definitely a gift which anyone will appreciate. They are amazingly comfortable and will keep your feet warm on those cold winter days.
Plus, they are cool and funny to wear, and you are bound to get compliments from your guests for these unique-looking slippers.
This white elephant gift is yet another one that the lucky person who gets it will surely appreciate, because who doesn’t like the chewy edges on those delicious brownies?
The design of the brownie pan is one continuous chamber where the brownie batter can easily be spread and adds two mouthwatering chewy edges to absolutely every piece you cut.
The pan comes with a spatula as well as a booklet with several brownie recipes.