White Elephant Gifts That Everyone Will Be Fighting Over
Sure, White Elephant gift exchanges are sort of about swapping presents, but really, they’re about being the person who comes with the most-wanted, hottest item.
Also known as Yankee Swap, Dirty Santa, and Pollyanna, White Elephant gift rules are pretty simple. The game begins with everyone bringing a small, wrapped gift to the exchange. The first player starts by picking a gift from the pile, and then follow-up players either steal the opened present or choose an unopened one until everyone has a gift.
Some of these White Elephant gifts are useful (it shows you care), others are funny (let’s bring levity back to the holidays!). What they all have in common, though, is that everyone in your group is guaranteed to fight over them. Trust us, they’re definitely worth stealing.
OstrichPillow Light Travel Pillow
If you’ve ever wished flying sucked less, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are some great tools available these days to help get you through those cross-country hauls, so often peppered with noisy children and fidgety seatmates.
This funny-looking (though not quite as startling as the OstrichPillow Original) travel pillow will let whoever gets the final steal cancel out the discomfort around them entirely with light- and sound-blocking features.
ban.do Compliment Pencil Set
Sometimes we need a little reminder that we're doing OK—and this pencil set embellished with phrases like "yes you totally can" and "you are so smart" will do just that.
Kate Spade New York Lunch Tote
It’s the year of the chic lunchbox, and if your group isn’t carrying them, it’s time to catch up. This deco dot version by Kate Spade is almost cute enough to use as a purse, but the insulated lining makes it the perfect place for your leftovers.
Godiva Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box
Whether you’re going to a last minute gift swap or a holiday exchange where you’re aiming to impress, chocolate is always a good idea. An 8-piece set of Godiva sweets is a great, low-investment way to show your appreciation, and the 140-piece option is truly an exercise in luxury.
"I Was Told There'd Be Wine" Wine Glasses
These fun wine glasses from Ban.do are likely to be the most sought after gift at your White Elephant. Seriously, expect people to fight over them.
AdirChef Grab N' Go Personal Coffee Maker
PopSocket Sparkle Snow White
Your White Elephant crew knows perfectly well that feeling — like you can barely hang on to your own phone (seriously, how many times have you dropped your iPhone on your face mid-scroll?) Far from just the utilitarian yet cute Popsockets you’re familiar with, spring for this glitter-encrusted edition that looks as good as a diamond ring perched between your fingers as you text.