If you’ve been invited to a white elephant exchange this year, look no further than this holiday gift guide. Silly but useful, thoughtful yet lighthearted, these 10 white elephant gifts will be the talk of the party. And they’d be great stocking stuffers or host gifts too!
Long Live Kale
Bring along this gutsy tea towel to your next white elephant exchange and see which of your friends are true vegetable lovers. Made of 100 percent cotton and printed with “Oh Kale Yeah!” this kitchen towel has personality and practicality.
Have a Beer
Help your friends dress up a garage, man cave or kitchen with this wall-mounted bottle opener. Printed with the wise words, “Life’s too short to drink cheap beer,” this bottle opener is almost too good for a white elephant party. Handmade in Detroit, Michigan out of reclaimed wood, it’s a quality piece to surprise your dearest beer aficionado with.
Everyone Loves a Llama
Gift your white elephant recipient a little greenery with this set of two llama succulent holders. Made of ceramic and filled with faux succulents, these mini planters are perfect for decorating a desk at work or setting on the windowsill.
For the Christmas Tree
Receiving another ornament to hang on the tree is almost always welcome, and this set of two hand-knit tabby cats would be an adorable addition. Made by women in Peru and certified fair trade, this set of little tabby cat ornaments is sure to brighten anyone’s holiday — cat lovers and skeptics alike.
Freshly Baked Donuts
Inspire your friends to make freshly made donuts a weekend tradition with this mini donut maker. With a nonstick coating, this donut maker doesn’t require frying, so your friends won’t have to worry about getting oil splattered all over the kitchen. And as the official gift giver, you’ll have license to invite yourself over for donuts every Sunday morning!
A Holiday Pup
Who wouldn’t be happy to see this smiling chow chow in a meadow of flowers on their coffee table? None of your friends, of course. Made of wood with a cork backing, this set of two coasters is just the thing to bring to the party.
Allow your friends to pretend it’s summer again with this set of six stemless wine glasses. Made of acrylic and printed with hot pink flamingos, these wine tumblers are ideal for some poolside refreshment — or enjoying a glass of wine by the fire.
If you’re looking for something nice, but not stuffy or boring, consider this cutting board. Engraved with the phrase “Thyme to Turnip the Beet,” this clever bamboo cutting board is sure to be the coveted gift at your white elephant party. Made in Atlanta, Georgia, this quality cheese board would instantly spice up any cocktail hour.
Give the coziest gift of all with this set of two ceramic cat mugs. Designed in Japan, this whimsical set includes one black and one white mug, for the cutest cup of coffee.
Wipe Your Paws
Help your friends keep their homes clean of all that winter sleet and snow with this festive door mat. Featuring three black labradors sporting matching Santa hats, this hand-tufted rug is perfect for spreading holiday cheer. Weather and fade-resistant, it’ll last for many more holidays to come.