We’re not messing with the same old white elephant gift ideas, and you can get these in no time from Amazon
Are you totally over the same old white elephant gift ideas? Because we are. In fact, this particular gift exchange can be downright painful as you watch people pass around a re-gifted off-brand lotion set and try to laugh at another Big Billy Bass. We completely understand because we’ve been there. But this year? This year, we’re changing things up with this roundup.
The best white elephant gifts are either funny, ridiculous, useful, or actually cool. If they’re a combination of any of those, then all the better, but ideally, if your white elephant gift idea is at least one of those things, you did it right. And, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got funny, practical, and downright goofy gifts (and we’re not sorry). The best part? They’re available on Amazon, so it takes just a day or two before they’re to your door. In the market for something a little more traditional, but still need it fast? Check out our last-minute gifts from Amazon post.
Awkward Family Photos Greatest Hits
It takes 5 minutes to learn, but if you've ever played 'What Do You Meme?', you already know how. And Awkward Family Photos is just as funny (if not funnier).
Dino Nugget Plush
Available in stegosaurus, brontosaurus, or in a serving size—uh, we mean in a 5-pack.
Bicycle Pizza Cutter
This one has almost 5 stars from Amazon customers, so it's not a white elephant gift they won't use.
Retro Record Coasters
Even comes with a record player holder.
Snail Soap Dispenser
The snail soap dispenser comes in 3 colors to match any bathroom aesthetic that's missing a snail.
Snoop Dogg Cookbook
With hits like Go Shorty, It's Your Birthday Cake and Billionaire's Bacon, we might go ahead and snag one of these for ourselves.
Is this a shirt folding board like the one you had to use when you worked at The Buckle in 11th grade? It sure is.
Mall Madness Board Game
Remember how stoked you were to get the original Mall Madness for Christmas back in 1989?
Toast Night Light
His little toast feet even hold your phone.
It's just like Beer Pong, but with Prosecco. You know, because classy.
You can stuff this fish pouch to the gills. ...we're sorry.
Mermaid Tail Blanket
While we're on the subject of ocean life, why not bring this blanket to the gift exchange? Comes in 3 colors/styles.
Wet n Wild 'Sesame Street' Makeup Brushes
Includes a powder brush, contour/blush brush, eyeshadow brush, and a crease blending brush.
Elf Ear Buds
Seasonally-appropriate and functional, these ear buds are giving a vibe. What that vibe is, we aren't sure.
Collapsible Travel Cup with Straw
When you just have to have a 16oz cup, you'll be all set. Comes in multiple colors.
Programmable LED Display for Car
For when you just have to tell everyone on your route something.
Simply Lemonade AirPods Cover
Also available in Gatorade and Bubble Tape, in case lemonade isn’t doing it for you.
POPCO Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper with Handles
BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and available in multiple colors.
Liquid Death Sparkling Water 12pk
Don't worry. It's just sparkling water.
Music Genius Playing Cards
Featuring some of the most iconic music legends, these playing cards are actually very cool.
Dinosaur Folding Comb & Brush Set
Technically, dinosaurs probably had feathers, not hair, but we won't keep bringing it up or anything.
Whether they use it as a game or just for inspiration, creative artists everywhere will love this.
Glass Silly Straws
Comes in a set of 6 and includes a cleaning brush.
Andy Warhol Puzzle
Also available in Warhol's famous banana or Marilyn portrait.
Saucemoto Dip Clip
Keep that BBQ sauce or honey mustard just a dip away wit these dip clips, designed to be used in the car.
'How to Survive a Bear Attack'
Hopefully, they'll never need this. But if they do, it's kinda like having Ron Swanson helping you out.
Nicholas Cage Sequin Pillow Cover
This soon-to-be heirloom is just the pillow cover, so you may need to throw in a pillow insert.
Potato Head The Yamdalorian and The Tot
As is holiday tradition, here's The Yamdalorian and The Tot.
Balloon Animal Candle
It's sandalwood-scented. Like balloon animal dogs usually are, of course.
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