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Funny White Elephant Gifts Everyone Will Want To Steal (Most Under $20)

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If you're lucky enough to be invited a white elephant party, you're going to want to be prepared. That means showing up with a gift that people will covet (translation: steal) for its usefulness, quirkiness, or unrivaled hilarity. Here are the best white elephant gifts that fall into all three categories, from a punny card game to a Star Wars Chia Pet.


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"Vert Der Ferk" Tee
TeePublic
Star Wars 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'
Amazon

'You Can Wear It Again' Book

$6 from Amazon
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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). 

Bob Ross Slow Cooker
Amazon
B014LIOC64
Amazon

Unicorn Squirrel Feeder

$19 from Amazon
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Sample review: "This is both ridiculous and spectacular. It just might be my best Amazon impulse-buy ever." Translation: a white elephant party hit in the making. 

Binge-Watching Survival Kit
Pinch Provisions
Saint Exhaustia Candle
Snark Gifts by Shopify

Saint Exhaustia Candle

$13 from Snark Gifts
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This candle will resonate with many of your party participants on so many levels, we'll bet anyone who doesn't end up with it will be asking you where you found it. 

Cute Animals for Hard Times
Amazon

'Cute Animals for Hard Times' Book

$13 from Amazon
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Literally everyone could use a serotonin boost these days. Give it to your party goers via unbearably endearing creatures.

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
Amazon
Swearing Is Good For You Book
Amazon

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

$8 and up 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."  

WTF Notepad
Amazon

WTF Notepad

$7 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

Snowfox Stainless Steel Cocktail Glasses

$35 and up from Amazon
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If your friends and family love cocktails, it's almost a guarantee that this stylish set of tumblers is gonna be a hot ticket white elephant item. You might even want to steal 'em back yourself.

The Original Toilet Night Light Tech Gadget.
Amazon
Dinosaur Taco Holders
Uncommon Goods

Dinosaur Taco Holders

$20 and up from Uncommon Goods
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Because cute but impractical gifts are just the type of gifts you should be toting along to the white elephant party. Each taco-dino holds two hard-shell tacos and makes meals a roaring good time for all.

Nut-Shaped Portable Mini Speaker
Amazon

Nut-Shaped Portable Mini Speaker

$16 from Amazon
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People cannot resist cute and miniature things, and we're guessing the participants at your white elephant get-together won't be any different.

The Clapper
Amazon
Ugly Sweater
Amazon

Ugly Christmas Sweater

$5 and up from Amazon
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Okay, yes, this is actually a sweatshirt, but with over 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

Bacon Blanket

$38 from Amazon
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Anyone can buy a tortilla blanket and think it's cute, but the truly imaginative know that bacon is going to trump tortilla at just about any white elephant gathering.

Bath Bomb
Amazon

Fortune Cookie Bath Bombs

$30 from Amazon
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A white elephant gift doesn't have to be funny or naughty to be stealable. Take, for instance, this set of 24 fortune-cookie-shaped bath bombs that are colorful, conceal a fortune inside, and contain "100% pure, natural ingredients and essential oils."

Stalwart Electric Heated Blanket
Amazon
'Dog Shaming' Book
Amazon

'Dog Shaming' Book

$9 and up from Amazon
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Dog shaming is popular on social media and it won't be any less so at your white elephant gathering. This book offers 192 pages dedicated to the naughtiest (but clearly repentant, in some cases) pups.

Cactus Coasters Sculpture
Amazon
Dogs Catching Treats Jigsaw Puzzle
Amazon
Scalp Massager
Amazon

Scalp Massager

$6 from Amazon
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It's funny looking, colorful, and provides pleasure — in other words, totally stealable.

Smudge Kit
Amazon
Lobster Slippers
Amazon

Lobster Slippers

$23 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 two colors.

Punderdome Card Game
Walmart

Punderdome Card Game

$17 from Walmart

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If you've got punny friends, this card game is sure to be a hit at the white elephant party. It'll be puns of fun.

Off Topic
Amazon

Off Topic Adult Party Game

$30 from Amazon

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After drawing a card that sets a topic, you have to give your wittiest response that'll begin with a randomized word or phrase. Not only does this game promise to be a highly coveted white elephant gift, but you can also play a round after exchanging gifts.

'Star Wars: Be More Vader' Guide
Amazon

'Star Wars: Be More Vader' Guide

$13 and up from Amazon

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Tired of the same old self-help drivel? Spice up your white elephant game with tongue-in-cheek advice from Star Wars' most assertive villains, from Darth Vader to Palpatine.