Giving the right White Elephant gift is like giving the gift of OMG, in the best way. From the delightful to the delicious to the why-didn't-I-think-of-that, this collection of out-of-the-box finds is sure to cover your funny office gift swaps, budget-friendly Yankee Swaps and annual White Elephant gift exchanges ideas (and then some). Find more Holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list.
White Elephant vs. Yankee Swap gift exchange
What do you call this infamous holiday tradition? Depending on where you are in the country, you might use one name or the other for the same game. There are a variety of variations on how to execute this gift exchange, but the fundamental difference between these two monikers lies in what you’re gifting. Is your gift exchange all about funny, impractical gifts? Then you’ve likely been playing White Elephant all along. If your gift exchange is more about universal, practical gift-giving- that’s a Yankee Swap. However you choose to play, coming up with the perfect gift can be tricky. Browse these gift exchange gift ideas for more inspiration.
Budget-friendly gift exchange gifts
For the White Elephant groups that like to stick to a budget, you’ll need a sleigh full of amazing gifts under $25 you can pull from at a moment’s notice:
Funny White Elephant gifts
Some people can’t resist a good gag. For those pranksters who would rather give a silly gift that’ll get lots of laughs, consider one of these:
White Elephant gift ideas under $10: the ultimate challenge
Diehard Yankee Swap & White Elephant players are always looking for a way to up the ante. Don’t let them stump you with a $10 gift limit: