Christmas is my favorite season for many reasons, snow, hot chocolate, the smell of pine, lights, gifts (both giving and receiving), just to name a few.
Speaking of gifts, I especially love the annual white elephant gift exchange. I have one with my family every year as well as my close friends and it’s always hilarious.
I have rounded up some of my all time favorite white elephant gifts at different price-points.
Also, we are all adults here, some of these white elephant gifts are dirty and might not be appropriate for every gift exchange.
I have found gifts that are naughty, hilarious, and adorable! (So, there’s something here for everyone)
And since some white elephant gifts can get pricey, I have made sure to find gifts in all different . price points.
What Are White Elephant Gifts?
White Elephant – also known as Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa – is a popular Christmas party game where everyone supplies a wrapped gift. Typically there is a budget allocated for the gifts.
During the Christmas festivities, it’s decided the order in which the gifts will be opened. The first person to pick selects their wrapped gift, open it and their turn ends.
The next person has the option to open an unwrapped gift or ‘steal’ the first persons gift. The person who’s gift was stolen can then open an unwrapped gift themselves or ‘steal’ someone else’s gift.
In order to avoid a never ending turn, a common rule is that a gift can only be stolen once per turn.
The game is over when everyone has a present.
That is the main gist of it, although a lot of rules and variations have been invented in the past years to avoid the game getting too long.
Some are simple, like ‘after a gift has been stolen more than three times, it is ‘frozen’ and cannot be stolen anymore.’ This stops everyone from fighting over a particularly great gift.
Another ‘fun’ variation is a person has to take a shot for every time a gift they steal has been stolen. Meaning, if you want the airPods that have been stolen 4 times, you have to take 4 shots., This pushes people to pick unwrapped gifts and being more careful with their steals. Play at your own risk
Best White Elephant Gifts
A Mug With A Twist
A hilarious mug is the perfect way to kick off the yearly white elephant gift exchange.
Anyone who loves coffee and is a bit sassy will absolutely love this gift.
The Best Cookbook Money Can Buy
Electric S'mores Maker
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