Check out these 15 funny and weird items you can actually buy on Amazon that may make fun White Elephant Gift ideas this holiday season!
White Elephant Gift Ideas
Heading to a White Elephant Christmas party and need ideas?? We've got ya covered!
Not sure what White Elephant is?? A White Elephant Gift Exchange is a popular Christmas event where people try to walk away with the “best” present (or one they really want). Here are the basic rules:
- Each player brings one wrapped gift to contribute to a common pool.
- Players draw numbers to determine what order they will go in (everyone gets a number).
- Players sit in a circle or line where they can see the gift pile.
- The first player who drew the #1 selects a gift from the pool and opens it.
- The following players (going with the person who drew #2) can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift or steal from someone else.
- After all players have had a turn, the first player gets a chance to swap the gift he or she is holding for any other opened gift. Anyone whose gift is stolen may steal from someone else (as long as that person hasn’t been stolen from yet). When someone declines to steal a gift, the game comes to an end.
What types of gifts do you give at a White Elephant party??
1. Funny Gifts. Funny gifts make the biggest splash at the party and get people laughing, but may not always the most desirable items for swapping. (You just never know though!)
2. Weird Gifts. Weird and unique items and gadgets are also popular at Christmas gift swaps, and are often highly sought after for that reason.
3. Nice Gifts. There’s nothing wrong with buying a genuinely nice gift, especially since it has the potential to fuel a lot of competition during the game.
15 funny & weird White Elephant gift ideas
Here are some funny and weird items that may make great White Elephant gift ideas? 😂 (I had no idea Amazon sold half of these items and chuckled when I stumbled across them!).
Practice safe dipping! This 5-in-1 sauce gizmo can securely fit the four most commonly used sizes and shapes of sauce containers. Say goodbye to sauce-less fries and nuggets while driving around town!
Bread lovers will fight over this one! This highly rated baguette pillow is all they'll ever knead (and it will never grow mold!). This would make a great gift idea for any keto lover who's missing bread in their life.
Check out this fun review from an Amazon customer –
“I told my husband that I impulse-bought something on Amazon today. He wasn’t even shaken. The delight in his face was that of a kid on Christmas when he beheld the “carb pillow.” The printing is great. We sent some pictures to family and tricked them into thinking that we had baked a monster loaf. Stuffing-wise, it’s a bit lacking. Kind of floppy and not very firm. Still a comfy pillow, though. We’ll probably buy some extra stuffing in the future. The softness is great. We’ve caught our cat cuddling up to it a few times. All in all, it’s a fun pillow and I’m happy with the purchase!”
When you're frustrated or upset, all you need is a little goat scream to instantly make you smile?? Just put this goat on your work desk, near your bed, or in your kitchen when you need a distraction or laugh!
Check out this hilarious customer review –
“I spend about 90% of my day silently screaming at the computer because, well, welcome to customer service. Since this little goat arrived, I no longer look like I am practicing for my appearance on Jerry Springer. I just push the little goat. He screams (but not in a disruptive way). I smile, I am no longer annoyed and I survived peak season because of this goat. I owe my sanity to you, screaming goat.”
Want to be able to enjoy your morning brew while getting fresh and clean? This hilarious Portable Shower Coffee Cup Holder will do the trick (no suction cups, adhesives, or wall mounts needed!). Some reviewers have used this in their hot tub to hold their favorite beverages, too. So funny!
5. Bug Pants
Don't like ants in your pants? We don't either, especially when camping or hiking! These highly rated Mesh Bug Pants provide all-day protection from your waist, down to your ankles (and you can even get a matching jacket too!). With the adjustable drawcords, bugs can't find their way to the vulnerable spots. I could see these being really useful in the summer, especially if you're a mosquito magnet!
Check out this helpful review –
“I am extremely adored by mosquitos and decided to install grow boxes in my backyard to grow fruits and veggies. Perfect storm to encourage all types of insects into my urban farm ecosystem. I got tired of spraying myself down with repellants, and it was too warm in the summer to wear long sleeved shirts and long pants, so I saw this solution online and started checking prices. Some were pricey, so then I checked Amazon prices and these fit into my budget. I love them. When I wear them while tending to my bounty of fruits and veggies, I no longer get bitten. I am so happy about this non toxic solution. I recommend them for gardening, hiking etc!”
Oh my word. This unique pencil sharpener will make a hilarious back to school item for the student who definitely “nose” a good novelty. 😂 They work great too ~ just stick a pencil up the nose and twist, and it will come out clean and sharp! Several teachers use these for classroom rewards and say their students love picking these as a reward.
Check out a couple customer reviews –
“I bought these pencil sharpeners for my kindergarten class. They were worth every penny. With the thicker design, my students can grip them easily, plus they get a good laugh when using them.”
“Perfect for 4th graders! I bought these for a teacher and they’ve quickly become a great in-class reward. Sharpens nicely and when held right the shavings fall nicely into the trash.”
You'll definitely turn heads when answering the front door wearing these socks (can you imagine the look on the UPS guy's face when he hands you your package? 😂)!
Here's what one customer had to say –
“My wife bought them for me for Christmas. I wear us size11 they fit well. My dog seems to be impressed by how real they are too. Best funny gift ever!”
Ummm…if you've always wondered what different bugs tasted like (or just need an interesting conversation starter?), now's your chance! PPP Team Members Jamie & Cheree both bought these for their boys before and said they enjoyed a few licks. I don't think someone could pay me to eat those?? 😂
Have a friend who loves Arby's?? They'll love coming home from a long day of work and soaking in a bath full of Au Jus! One customer even paired it with a french fry shaped soap for a winning combo gift idea.
With room for up to 6 phones, the Jail Cell Lock Up can be used as a fun way of limiting access to your child's phone. Want to lock up their phone until chores or homework are done? No problem!
Check out a couple customer reviews –
“We don't have to actually lock it. The point is to help you not look at your phone. I don’t think we realized how much we looked at our phones until we used this jail. We put our phones in here for 2 hrs each day. During that time we have dinner and play a family game. My 5 year old son loves it. He collects our phones each night and loves to put them in the jail.”
“Absolutely love this! I use it in my middle school classroom when I have to take students’ phones away! Some even like to put their phone inside at the beginning of class so they aren’t distracted! It’s great!”
Want to dream of tacos every day…not just on Taco Tuesday? This giant double sided burrito blanket has a realistic burritos pattern and a comfortable single-layer design. Great gift for the tortilla lover!
12. Umbrella Hat
Don't let those rain showers bring you down! You'll never have to hold an umbrella again with this hands-free hat to keep you dry. Plus, it's great for keeping the heat and UV rays off of you in the summer!
Heads will turn as you carry this highly rated “Hen-bag” around town. It is sure to bring a smile to yourself and others each time you carry it. This would make a fun gift for any chicken lover!
Check out this customer review –
“So being a student of vintage comedy, when I heard there was a rubber chicken purse I did not hesitate. I was carrying it through Berkeley Bowl, and women were breezing past me saying, “That's an AWESOME purse!” Friends who know me well go crazy over it and say that it's “so you.” Plenty of room. My only very minor complaint is that the zipper is more narrow than the bag itself (wish it went all the way to the end of the tail), and I have to turn my wide pocketbook on its side to get it out. That said, if you like the style, go for it. You won't regret it.”
15. Chicken Leash
Because everyone has a chicken?? Yes, some cities actually allow you to keep chickens as pets…and now you can even take them for a walk around the block!
This adjustable chicken harness ensures that your chickens are 100% comfy no matter what. No more worrying worry that your clucking friends will get hurt or run loose.
What White Elephant gift ideas do you give? Leave a comment and let us know!