The 30 Best White Elephant Gift Ideas For $20 Or Less

If you’ve seen any of The Office Christmas episodes, then you know how perilous a game of White Elephant can be. (Seriously, people do not play around when there’s an iPod on the line!)

So, when that holiday party invite hits your inbox—and you learn there’s a game of gift grabbing in store—you might start stressing about WTH to get your friends, family, and especially work colleagues.

Well, don’t have to waste your time scouring the internet or trying to avoid overeager salespeople in actual stores this year.

Instead, check out these 30 hilarious White Elephant gift ideas—all for $20 or less. They’re fabulously outrageous and practically guaranteed to score you some smiles, whether you’re at your office soireé or your BFF’s ugly sweater party.

1. Classy Sassy And A Bit Bad Assy Mug

    Classy Sassy and A Bit Bad Assy Mug



    This mug is so insanely tacky (I mean, Comic Sans? Really?!), and thus the perfect White Elephant gift. Trust me on this—just think about Kevin from the marketing department unwrapping it…and then using it every d*mn day. Priceless.

    2. ‘The Only Gift Worth Giving’ Wine Stoppers

    5 Wine Stoppers + Gift Box

    The Only Gift Worth Giving


    Because a bottle of wine might be too on the nose (and frankly, a little boring), opt for this funny gift pack of five rubber wine bottle toppers instead. The best part? Each comes with its own groan-worthy wine pun.

    3. Fairly Odd Novelties Moustache Ice Cube Tray Mold

    Moustache Variety Ice Cube Tray Mold Novelty Gag Gift

    Fairly Odd Novelties


    Fact: You can never have enough mustache novelty items. You just can’t. And, if you’re lucky, the cocktail snob in the office will unwrap this.

    4. Someecards Uncensored Assorted Coasters


    Uncensored Assorted Coasters – 6 Pack



    These aren’t regular coasters; they’re cool coasters. My personal fave: “I’d like to offer moral support, but I have questionable morals.”

    5. Triceratacop Double Taco Holder

    TriceraTACO Taco Holder



    $10.97 (15% off)

    It’s a triceratops! It’s a taco holder! It’s the White Elephant gift everyone will envy. Speaking of which… you should probably definitely snag one for yourself, too.

    6. Crafting with Cat Hair Book

    Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat

    Kaori Tsutaya


    $11.20 (25% off)

    This book is a one-of-a-kind White Elephant gift that’s perfect for the cat owner in your life. But it’s even funnier if your dog-loving friend ends up opening it. This little gem teaches you “how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts,” like tote bags and picture frames. And yes, you can really make these.

    7. Bob Ross Self-Painting Color Changing Coffee Mug

    Bob Ross Heat Changing Mug

    The Unemployed Philosophers Guild


    Everyone loves a good mug, and most people could use another one in their collection, especially if they’re artsy. Any fan of Bob Ross will go nuts for this mug that changes the colors of Bob’s painting as soon as you pour a hot liquid into it. Their morning cup of joe just got so much better.

    8. Maybe Swearing Will Help: Adult Coloring Book

    Maybe Swearing Will Help: Adult Coloring Book

    Bazaar Encounters, LLC


    This gift puts the “adult” in “adult coloring book.” Pro tip: Add a pack of colored pencils so the White Elephant recipient can start rage-coloring immediately.

    9. Craft Cooking Kits Ugly Sweater Sugar Cookie Kit

    Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit

    In the Mix


    Finally! Instead of just wearing your grannie’s most heinous Christmas sweater, you can give the gift of making one everyone will **actually** enjoy.

    10. “Hellraiser” Ankle Socks

    Hellraiser Ankle Socks

    Blue Q


    Whoever said socks don’t make a great gift clearly never saw these babies. I mean, who can resist this hilarious, vintage-inspired pair with a ton of ‘tude?

    11. Gingerdead Zombie Gingerbread Cookie Kit

    Walking Gingerdead Gingerbread Zombies Cookie Kit



    Whether the receiver is a fan of The Walking Dead or gingerbread, they’ll have a hilarious time making these seriously effed up cookies.

    12. Sloths 2020 16-Month Wall Calendar

    Sloths 2020 Calendar



    The person at the party who considers the sloth their spirit animal will do whatever it takes (but, like, in a chill way) to end up with this White Elephant gift at the end of the night.

    13. Caboodles Pink Vintage Case

    Pink Vintage Case



    Remember this little guy? Any ’90s child will—and will legit flip over the chance to store her makeup in one of these Caboodle cases again.

    14. Hot Dog Stapler

    Hot Dog Stapler



    This “delicious-looking” stapler strikes the perfect balance between functional and weird AF—a winning combo for a White Elephant present. And, if nothing else, it’s sure to start a conversation at any party.

    15. Twig Marshmallow Skewer

    Twig Marshmallow Skewer



    For the resident s’mores aficionado. You’re welcome.

    16. Henry Googly Eye Planter

    Henry Googly Eye Planter

    Urban Outfitters


    Fingers crossed this gift gets picked by your coworker who has a literal forest on their desk. Because, how cute are these little guys?

    17. Squat N Go 7” Folding Squatting Stool

    Squat N Go 7″ Stool

    Squat N Go


    People swear these stools help them go number two more comfortably. But also…lol…poop.

    18. PacMan Ghost Rain Ponchos

    Paladone 2 Pacman Ghost Rain Ponchos



    Think about all the shenanigans the office jokester or your zaniest friend can get up to in one of these. The possibilities are almost endless.

    19. Flapjacks Stylish Designer Laptop Keyboard Cover for Apple Magic Keyboard in Donut Pattern

    Flapjacks Stylish Designer Laptop Keyboard Cover for Apple Magic Keyboard in Donut Pattern



    C’mon, if this laptop keyboard cover wasn’t made for a game of workplace White Elephant, I don’t know what is. The lucky recipient can put it on their office computer ASAP… but you may get blamed for their constant donut cravings. (Oops?)

    20. Kingsley South Pole Penguin Soft Touch Winged Wine Opener Corkscrew

    Kingsley South Pole Penguin Soft Touch Winged Wine Opener Corkscrew



    Wine night is already fun, sure, but a penguin corkscrew will take it to the next level. This cute little birdie is the kitchen kitsch your friend never knew they desperately needed.

    21. Dad Bod Fanny Pack

    Dad Bod Fanny Pack



    $10.99 (34% off)

    Fanny packs and dad bods are having a serious moment right now, so it only makes sense to combine them, right? Right?!

    22. Potty Putter Toilet Time Golf Game

    Potty Putter Toilet Time Golf Game

    Fairly Odd Novelties


    Whether the recipient plays mini golf or the full-size game, everyone could use some extra putting practice. And this, ahem, handy game is such a time-saver!

    23. The Hungover Cookbook

    The Hungover Cookbook

    Clarkson Potter Publishers


    Be a local superhero with this White Elephant gift that will definitely come to the rescue the morning after your holiday party.

    24. Desktop Cornhole

    Desktop Cornhole

    Running Press


    $8.28 (17% off)

    Okay, so you’re not supposed to play drinking games at work, but it’s just nice to have the option, ya know? After all, an after-hours tournament totally counts as team-bonding.

    25. Adulting Achievement Stickers

    Adult Achievement Stickers



    Adulting is hard, but congratulating yourself for doing the absolute bare minimum? That’s pretty easy—and fun with these hilarious stickers. Case in point: “I wore a bra today.”

    26. Dirty Word Search Book

    Dirty Word Search Book


    For the Stanley Hudson in your life, this word search book contains more than 50 puzzles overflowing with naughtiness. It’s, uh, definitely a change of pace from your office mate Karen’s daily New York Times crossword (which is what makes it even funnier when she opens the gift wrap).

    27. Hidden Alcohol Flasks

    Hidden Alcohol Flasks

    Tipsy Tubes


    $9.95 (38% off)

    Make your bestie’s next beach day instantly better with these three hidden alcohol flasks parading as sunscreen, tanning oil, and hair gel. (Brb, gotta grab one for myself…)

    28. World’s Okayest Employee

    World’s Okayest Employee Mug

    A Mug To Keep Designs


    This mug tells it like it is—no matter which one of your coworkers receives it. Just, uh, maybe don’t tell them who this White Elephant gift came from…

    29. Funny Kitchen Towel

    Funny Kitchen Towel



    Tacos make everything better, even kitchen towels. This one is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face (and probably inspire a little food envy, too).

    30. Retro Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster

    Retro Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster



    It’s a ’50s-inspired hot dog toaster. Need I say more?

    Lindsay Geller is the Associate Love & Lifestyle Editor at Women’s Health.
    Jessica Migala is a health writer specializing in general wellness, fitness, nutrition, and skincare, with work published in Women’s Health, Glamour, Health, Men’s Health, and more.

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