What Is a White Elephant Gift Exchange?
Learn the origin of this classic game and explore 15 awesome gift ideas to ensure your present is the one everybody fights over.
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You know what’s always good for a laugh? Bringing an actual white elephant to a white elephant gift exchange. The 15 oz. elephant tea mug from Volar Ideas is made of high-heat-resistant ceramic and has a compartment for resting the used tea bag once it’s done steeping. Sure, it’s overly literal, but it’s also useful and adorable.
What is a white elephant gift exchange without a pair of socks? But not just any socks will do—they need to be colorful, funny, and something people will actually fight over. The Pizza Socks Box delivers, thanks to its four pairs of pizza-themed socks that come neatly folded in a pizza box and looks like a real pizza inside. Just make sure nobody at the party tries to sneak a bite. Need a gift for your boss? Don’t miss these 20 clever ideas under $25.
Countless studies show the health benefits of a glass of wine a day—but do they ever really state how large of a glass counts as one? You can easily skirt the issue with a giant wine bottle glass from BigMouth Inc. It holds an entire 750 mL bottle of wine and comes with a variety of clever sayings printed on the front.
Get the party started at your white elephant exchange the second somebody opens up your gift of a portable wireless Bluetooth speaker. It provides 12 to 15 hours of full, high-definition sound in a compact design and will seamlessly connect to your phone, tablet or laptop in just a few seconds. It’ll also shut down after Bluetooth is disconnected for ten minutes, which helps save the charge. In fact, it’s on par with the 41 coolest tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.
What does absolutely everyone need in their life? A ceramic pig measuring cup set reminiscent of stacking dolls. The vibrant colors, whimsical florals, and geometric patterns are sure to liven up any kitchen counter and your recipient will think of you every time they bake muffins. They also double as convenient prep bowls for more complex recipes.
If you’ve ever switched phones and lost all your contacts, you know how tough it can be to figure out who’s texting you. And, since that person thinks you know who it is, there’s almost never any context—which can lead to some pretty bizarre messages. Finally, this all-too-common practice has inspired an adults-only card game called New Phone, Who Dis? While it’s not exactly one of 12 classic board games everyone should own, it’s an entirely offline text message party game where players compete to create the funniest text message thread and sure to make you LOL.
Sit back and watch people throw elbows over a gift containing caffeine. No seriously, a mini coffee set including caramel, cappuccino, amaretto, French vanilla, mint mocha, and Irish cream lattes will be worth fighting over (and what is a white elephant gift exchange without a little bloodshed?). Simply mix in six ounces of hot water and enjoy a cozy cuppa without having to wait in line at trendy coffee shops. Next, discover 60 of the best gifts on Amazon Prime.