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Fun and Funny White Elephant Gifts Everyone Will Want to Steal (Most Under $20)

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White elephant parties might not be as prevalent when the holidays coincide with a pandemic, but if you're lucky enough to be invited to one, you're going to want to be prepared. In addition to taking safety precautions, that means showing up with a gift that people will covet (translation: steal) for its usefulness, quirkiness, or unrivaled hilarity. Here are ideas that fall into all three categories. 


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Swimsuit Calendar 2022
Uncommon Goods
"Vert Der Ferk" Tee
TeePublic

"Vert Der Ferk" Tee

$20 from Tee Public

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This T-shirt is funny no matter if you know the character on it or not (for the record, it's The Swedish Chef from "The Muppet Show"). It's available in five styles, more than two dozen colors, and sizes up to 5XL. 


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Social Distancing World Champion Funny Bigfoot Mask
TeePublic
The Mandalorian Chia Pet
Amazon
Animal Paw-Print Socks
Amazon

Animal Paw-Print Socks

$10 and up from Amazon
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Let someone's inner animal out with these socks, printed with images of animal paws. Make your choice based on the animal they remind you of the most, including dogs, polar bears, and more.


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E.M.T. Lunch Tote
Amazon

E.M.T. Lunch Tote

$20 from Amazon
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This makes a great gift for someone who is sick of everyone asking them what they're having for lunch. The insulated tote is made to look like they're transporting human organs, something anyone with an offbeat sense of humor will love.


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The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Amazon
'You Can Wear It Again: a Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses'
Always Fits

'You Can Wear It Again' Book

$15 from Always Fits
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This hilarious book pays tribute to decades of bad bridal fashion that will have female white elephant guests in fits of laughter (that is, when the book isn't being stolen from them).


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Bob Ross Slow Cooker
Amazon
B014LIOC64
Amazon
Surviving COVID-19 2020 Candle
Natural Annie Essentials

Surviving COVID-19 Candle

$12 from Natural Annie Essentials
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Looking for a timely and topical gift? While there's no telling what this candle smells like, reviewers say it's got a "phenomenal" scent, which we're guessing means it doesn't evoke a dumpster fire.


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The Adventure Challenge Books
The Adventure Challenge

The Adventure Challenge

GIVE THE GIFT OF ADVENTURE

Make the season truly memorable with a scratch-off activity guide to suit everyone on your list.

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The activities contained in every Adventure Challenge edition are designed to add a little mystery and a whole lot of fun to bonding time with family, friends, or that special spouse or partner. Just scratch the entry to reveal a new "surprise" adventure; each challenge comes with an estimated time commitment and cost, usually $20 or less. There's also a version for solo adventures and bundles that include an instant camera.


Adventures Over Things!

–"The best gift ever!"

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Binge-Watching Survival Kit
Pinch Provisions

Binge-Watching Survival Kit

$20 from Pinch Provisions
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This 18-piece kit contains lots of steal-worthy stuff: a snack clip, comfy socks, face- and hand-cleansing towelettes, sporks, a sofa yoga guide, and a two-sided coin to help decide: "one more" or "go to bed."


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Saint Exhaustia Candle
Always Fits
Cute Animals for Hard Times
Amazon
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
Amazon
Swearing Is Good For You Book
Amazon

Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

$7 from Amazon

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Directly contradicting the concept that swearing is a sign of "a stunted vocabulary or a limited intellect," author Emma Byrne takes a scientific look in this book at how profanity can actually have "surprising benefits." 


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WTF Notepad
Amazon

WTF Notepad

$5 from Amazon
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This notepad is great for that loved one who would rather just leave a grouchy message than argue. The WTF notepad offers plenty of prickly options such as "WTF were you thinking?" and "WTF is wrong with you?" and the notes can be applied to any situation they find annoying.

Snowfox Stainless Steel Cocktail Glasses
Amazon
The Original Toilet Night Light Tech Gadget.
Amazon
Dinosaur Taco Holders
Uncommon Goods
Nut-Shaped Portable Mini Speaker
Amazon
The Clapper
Amazon
Ugly Sweater
Amazon

Ugly Christmas Sweater

$13 and up from Amazon
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Okay, yes, this is actually a sweatshirt, but with nearly 30 styles to choose from, you can find an option that someone at your white elephant party will decide they can't live without.


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Bacon Blanket
Amazon
Bath Bomb
Amazon
Stalwart Electric Heated Blanket
Amazon
'Dog Shaming' Book
Amazon
Cactus Coasters Sculpture
Amazon
Dogs Catching Treats Jigsaw Puzzle
Amazon
Scalp Massager
Amazon
Smudge Kit
Amazon
Lobster Slippers
Amazon

Lobster Slippers

$18 and up from Amazon

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What could be more off-beat and beachy than a pair of novelty pool shoes in the shape of a lobster? Available in four colors.