Office Christmas parties can be a great time or an awkward social responsibility. A lot of that can ride on how good the white elephant game is that year, and that can be stressful. Many folks are on a Christmas budget that doesn’t give a lot a wiggle room. We’ve solved that dilemma by curating a list of 20 white elephant gift exchange ideas all under $20. This way, you can enjoy the season with your coworkers without the extra stress or breaking the bank.
1. Wine Socks
Not only is this a cheaper gift, it’s also a funny white elephant gift idea. Get it for the wine enthusiast in your office. These socks also fit sizes 6 to 12 and are machine washable. The colorful design makes these wine socks appropriate for any time of year, and their no slip design will ensure they stay on your feet for as long as you need!
2. Dad Bag 3D Beer Belly Fanny Pack
This next one is definitely for the pranksters, but it is also, surprisingly, a very useful white elephant gift idea. The fabric is waterproof leather and has an adjustable belt for anyone’s comfort. It also has a 15 X 7 inches pouch that you can fit a water bottle, keys, wallet, and headphones all at once. It’s even durable enough to use during recreational activities.
3. Big Momma Undies
These novelty undies are sure to get a laugh. At 5’ around and 30.5” long, folding these comically oversized undergarments could be a game in and of itself. What’s more, it comes with a little black lace trim to elicit even more giggle from the group. These bloomers are sure to be a favorite at any white elephant exchange party you attend.
4. Adult Achievement Stickers
Everyone could use a little more recognition to get them through those tough days at the office. These adult achievement stickers are perfectly creative for helping you (or a coworker) get over a case of the Mondays. Pat each other on the back for the accomplishing the everyday, mundane tasks that make adulating hard. This one is sure to be a group favorite.
5. Motion Activated Toilet LED Nightlight
For any man that has ever got in trouble for “missing” in the middle of the night, this product would make quite a useful white elephant gift. With its 8 color options and the choice to have either a single color or set the colors to rotate, the device can also make potty training fun for little ones. The newer parents in the office will probably fight for this gift, so be ready to see it travel during the game.
6. Burt’s Bees Essential Everyday Beauty Gift Set
This is a serious white elephant gift idea, because who wouldn’t want to be pampered head to toe with these high quality lotions and creams? The set includes travel-sized versions of Beeswax Lip Balm, Hand Salve, Coconut Foot Cream, Milk & Honey Body Lotion, and Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream. These all natural products will ensure clear, clean skin to whoever is lucky enough to snatch them.
7. Cookie in a Jar
This next idea is completely DIY. Just take a clean mason jar, your favorite cookie recipe, and layer the ingredients in a fun, colorful way. Use craft scissor and some colorful ribbon to attach a creative recipe cut out to the front of the jar and a small strip of fabric on the lid to make the entire package more festival. Your coworkers will love the recipe for years to come.
8. Tweeter’s Composition Notebook: Think Before You Tweet
This next white elephant gift can be a bit deceiving on first glance; it may look an ordinary composition notebook, but, for any tech savvy coworkers, this gag gift will make a subtle reminder to think before you tweet with its step by step etiquette reminders found within its pages. Save your vocally opinionated coworker some embarrassment by passing the around in the next white elephant game.
9. Savvy Infusion Water Bottles
These bottles are perfect for anyone trying to kick that soda or coffee habit. Coming in either 24oz or 32oz, these sleek bottles will make infusing your tap water with a little flavor a breeze. The central container allows you to place your favorite fruit within and promises no leaks or spills. The entire bottle also fits nicely in any cup holder, making it a perfect on the go treat. Make sure not to leave this one out in the next round of white elephant.
10. Competitive Toilet Slam Dump Set
This funny gift will make any dad in the office get competitive. With a mat to go around the toilet bowl and three small basketballs to shoot at the hoop on the door, this novelty gift will make the bathroom a busy place.
11. Elephant White Ceramic Plant Pot
You can’t get more literal bring this next gift to the white elephant exchange; this white ceramic bowl (in the shape of everyone’s favorite pachyderm) is both cute and functional. Its high durability means that you can place it in whatever part of the house you wish, and the draining hole and saucer means that their won’t be any mess.
12. Sling Backpack
If your office is full of hike-enthusiasts, this white elephant gift will be incredibly useful. Its durable material means it withstands whatever you put it through, and the headphone hole means you can jam out while you do it.
13. Potato Gun
You might have to get multiple of these and have a potato office war. These potato guns take chunks of potato by pushing the barrel into it. You’re then ready to fire!
14. The Holding Cell
This universal cell phone holder makes for quite the useful white elephant gift. It fits neatly under any mattress and props up your phone, providing easy access to late night notifications or turning off your alarm in the morning. It also comes with a built in charging cord holder so you don’t have to worry about all your wires getting crossed.
15. Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special
Many are familiar with this hilarious ventriloquists work, so making his Christmas special part of your white elephant gift exchange is sure to go over well.
16. Novelty Coffee Mug
The prowess of your coworkers’ hunting ability can be brought to light with this “World’s Okayest Hunter” mug.
17. Organic Bath Bombs
The holidays can be a stressful time, so these organic bath bombs will be a welcome sight. Expect to see them fought over.
18. Owl Farts Cotton Candy
This delicious treat adds a definite “ewwww” factor to your white elephant gift exchange but will also elicit a laugh when it first comes out. Plus, who doesn’t like a good snack at work?
19. Sound Machine
Most offices have a prankster, so make sure this gift stays out of his hands at all cost! If you don’t, brace yourself for some embarrassing experiences in the coming year!
20. You Parked Like a Moron 25 Note Pack
Most people have walked into a grocery store or work or the gym and have seen the infamous bad parker. It can be infuriating to not be able to tell the driver to get their act together. With this note set, your coworker can now safely vent their anger. Nobody’s taking Karen’s parking spot anymore once she gets her hands on these!