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If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday season with your friends and family, you can’t go wrong with a white elephant party.
For those unfamiliar, a white elephant is a gift exchange where everyone brings the most random, quirky, and funniest gifts they can find. Usually there is a fixed price range, while some parties encourage everyone to bring gifts they have received but never used. Partygoers can trade and steal gifts, making it a fun game and a great all-in-one gifting experience.
Since the purpose of a white elephant party is simply to have fun, finding gifts for the exchange is an exciting quest. That totally random kitchen gadget you really don’t need but still want? Dark! The ridiculously punny t-shirt that made you laugh? Why not! A white elephant party makes you forget everything you know about holiday gifts. And funny enough, everyone always walks away with something they love.
Below, we’ve outlined 35 white elephant ideas ranging from clever knick-knacks to quirky decor — all under $50.