Everyone Will Want to Steal These Genius White Elephant Gifts
Some would say that a White Elephant exchange runs counter to the holiday spirit. “Stealing presents?!” *Gasp* Our response? Those are the rules—and when approached with the right mixture of levity and mischievousness, the best White Elephant gifts can be a rip-roaring good time. There’s a time and place for stocking gifts for mom and gifts for tweens under the tree—but this is not that occasion.
Perfect for playing with friends and family members, the gist is basically this: Everyone brings something, people choose a gift according to an agreed upon order—numerical, age, whatever—and then you either steal something that’s already been opened or brave the mystery beneath the remaining wrapped presents. One thing to note, this game will definitely bring out the competitive side in just about everyone and a few solid laughs.
The key to a perfect White Elephant game is of course, the gifts. Usually, the organizer will establish a reasonable price point, but you'll still want to find something unique and desirable within that range. Try thinking of it as a stocking stuffer—one that everyone will (playfully!) fight over. It might seem tricky to pick something that will please anybody at your gathering, but luckily we've included a variety of useful ideas below, from an $8 bath bomb to an adorable mini heart-shaped pillow. You’ll also find exfoliating foot masks, a toilet night light, a terrarium kit, various unique gifts for family, and more.
Ahead, shop the best White Elephant gifts that will make you the talk of the holiday festivities. And, some of these selects are discounted right now, so be sure to purchase before they’re back to full price!
Your white elephant gift should make whoever winds up with it sincerely happy. It’s a tall order, but we have the best ideas here.