The White Elephant Christmas Gift exchange game is a big hit at most Christmas parties. Whether it’s for your sorority, college group, neighborhood party, family or a group of friends, it’s sure to be quite entertaining. This article provides several ideas for the White Elephant Christmas (or “Dirty Santa”) gift exchange game.
If none of these work for you, read this article with alot of ideas and this one too.
Grab an old white t-shirt, a sharpie marker and right something like “I went to a Christmas party and this is all I got.” It’s funny and cheap.
Old Used Toy
One excellent idea for a white elephant Christmas gift idea is to go to a thrift store and pick out an old used toy. It could be a hit for guests who are parents. One clever idea is to get on eBay and buy a toy that was popular when you were a kid, but they don’t sell them now. (One idea is a pogo ball.)
An Assortment of “Cream of” Soups with Recipe Ideas
For this gift, purchase about 10 cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups. Put it in a nice box and add some recipe ideas. If you need some recipes, read “5 Great Casserole Recipes for Potlucks.” You also might try “5 More Great Casseroles for Potlucks.”
A Collection of Used Gift Bags
If you recently got married and had a Bridal shower, or if you just had a baby, you probably have a plethora of gift bags. Put all of them into one big give bag, cover it with tissue paper, and you’ve got an excellent white elephant gift!
This one’s funny and perhaps someone who wears retainers at night will be happy to have it!
A Variety Cookie Mixes
Buy an assortment of cookie mixes. This gift probably won’t be something that everyone will gag at, but it’s a nice gift exchange gift!
A Little White Elephant Trinket
Search for “White Elephant” on eBay and several cheap items will appear. There’s even a little white elephant necklace currently selling. It would be a cute gift.
Bag of “Mini Reindeer Noses”
For this gift buy a packet of red hot candies. Pour them in a ziplock bag and attach the poem “I was going to bring a dozen roses, but since it’s a Christmas party, I brought a bag of Reindeer noses.“
Someone with a dog might be happy to receive this bizarre gift!
Old Stonewashed Jeans from the Late 80’s/ Early 90’s
Go to a thrift store and see if you can find a pair of stonewashed jeans, which were very popular many years ago. This will bring some laughs for sure. You might also search on eBay for them. (I just searched and found three pairs.)
A Half Empty Bottle of Mouthwash
This is a hilarious cheap gift!
This is definitely a gag gift. Wash out a jar, poke several holes in the top, and label it as a “firefly cage”. If that’s not a ridiculous white elephant gift, I don’t know what is!
Buy a pair or two of cute socks. You can find them at Old Navy, Walmart and other stores. You can find them with butterflies, frogs, etc.
Old Exercise Video
Find an old exercise video, such as a “Sweating the Oldies” tape. You might include it with a bag of cookies or doritos. It will be something a little different.
A Jar of Loose Change
This will probably be the gift that everyone tries to steal and fight over! Wrap it in ugly wrapping paper, like a big brown paper bag, sealed together with duct tape.
Random Kitchen Gadget
Go through the kitchen section of your local Wal-Mart or Target and pick out whatever gadget you think would be the most unusual. This could be a very practical gift for someone!
Happy Partying! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!