White Elephant, Yankee Swap, Secret Santa. What you call it depends on where you’re from, but it all means the same (stressful) thing. Show up to a family party event, or the office party where your co-workers get blitzed, bring a gift for an unknown recipient – and sweat it out. Will they think it’s cool? Or will they look at it with disgust and happily pass it along to the next poor fool, who in turn looks disgusted and defeated? While nothing says unnecessary stress like the holidays, it’s actually supposed to be fun. And whether you call it a White Elephant party or a Yankee Swap Grab you’ll still have the same amount of fun/stress. So stay cool, we’re all in this together.
We’ve rounded up some of the most fun white elephant gifts (and Yankee Swap must-haves) in 2021 that won’t break the bank – and keep the mood light. No gift cards here!
Pirate Beer Corkscrew Wine Bottle Opener Keychain – Shop It Here
These arghhh the perfect gift for anyone who needs open up beverages on the go. The durable stainless steel, and soft touch plastic material helps easily remove corks, bottle tops and foil. The endless pirate jokes are just an added bonus.
Pizza Socks – Shop It Here
Everyone loves pizza! And everyone needs socks, so win/win. This funny set of socks includes 4 pairs, all set up in a cute little pizza box.
My White Elephant Gift Tee – Shop It Here
The perfect white elephant pick (that’s actually kind of funny) when you want to let people know you’ve done the absolute bare-bones-minimum. It comes in different colors and sizes for women, men, and kids.
Cat Mug with Tea Infuser – Shop It Here
Adios tea bags. They can brew their loose leaf tea of choice with ease, whether it’s to unwind and destress, or sip a seasonal favorite.
Reusable Lunch Bag – Shop It Here
Measuring 11” (h) x 8” (w) x 5” (d), these spacious lunch bags will keep food and snacks fresh – whether at the office, in a backpack or headed to the beach. Available in lots of colors, and patterns.
Pacman Ghost Lamp – Shop It Here
Iconic! At 8 inches tall, this little guy lights up in 9 different colors. But wait, there’s more. When party mode is selected, this Pacman ghost flashes through all 9 colors to the beat of the music. Even your tweens and teens will dig it. Not to mention, we love a good side-eye.
Pasta Monster Salad and Past Server – Shop It Here
Really kick pasta and salad up a notch. After all, meal prep is a chore – so you may as well have yourself a good time.
Microwave S’mores Maker – Shop It Here
Enjoy s’mores all year round – no campfire required. Fill the water reservoir, set your graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow on the tray and s’mores are ready in 30 seconds or less. Marshmallow and chocolate heat at the same time. Even Steven!
Last Place Yankee Swap Tee – Shop It Here
If you call it a Yankee Swap Gift Party we’ve got a little something specific for you and your squad. The t-shirt says “Last Place Yankee Swap” and it’ll likely be the one gift that people actually want to win! It comes in a ton of different colors and sizes too.
Self Care Kit – Shop It Here
Contrary to popular belief, people are more stressed these days. (shocking). This cute little kit includes a cozy hoodie neck pillow and eye mask, a manual head massager (tingly!), lavender bar soap and travel candle, an adult coloring book and colored pencils, and a squishy stress relieving polar bear. Let’s hear it for stress management and self care.
Dumpster Fire Figure – Shop It Here
It’s only funny, because (sadly) it’s true. Let’s send 2021 right into the trash! Measures 3.5 inches by 2.75 inches.
Cold Beer Coats – Shop It Here
Well for crying out loud. How cute are these beer coats? These little parkas are sold separately, and keep your drink bundled up, and chilled out. Your kids may not wear their coat, but your beer can. See what we did there?
Mars Dust Globe – Shop It Here
‘Tis the season for the magic of a dust globe. Give it a shake, and this creative spin on the traditional snow globe transports you into a martian dust storm. Once it settles, it reveals the planet view of Mars. Far out.
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