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HC’s Guide To White Elephant Gifting

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Miami (OH) chapter.


Everyone loves having a holiday party to attend. One of the most entertaining holiday parties is a White Elephant get-together. But do you ever have trouble deciding which idea of yours is worthy of great-gift-giving? Don’t fret! This year our guide will help you find the absolute perfect gift for someone to draw at your next festive outing.

If you want to give actual gifts instead of DIY gifts, these are your best shot.

You can never go wrong with anything “superhero-esque.” These hilariously awesome Batman socks would make anyone happy during the holidays, whether a guy or gal draws this gift.

Batman Caped Knee High Socks; $10.00

White Elephant parties can be a wee bit awkward sometimes. Lots of shouting, lots of people, and lots of noise. Why not make it more uncomfortable and throw a little “Awkward Family Photos” into the mix? The “Awkward Family Photos” collection can entertain folks year round, and guarantee them a laugh any day.


Although mustaches are typically directed at men, women enjoy a wonderful mustache tribute every now and then too. Anything mustache is a fun and witty choice. Some of the items can actually be helpful too. I don’t know about you, but a mustache pillow looks awfully comfortable to me!

Mustache Gifts That’ll Tickle Her Fancy

There are real White Elephant gifts, and then there are true White Elephant gifts. If you’re a Sarcastic Sally, then make your own “When Life Hands You Lemons” present. All you’ll need is a box of Life cereal and some lemons! Anyone that’s lucky to snag this gift will definitely enjoy it. Maybe you could sneak in a little something extra at the bottom of the cereal box!

The Life cereal box is a little more on the sassy side, so if you want to create a DIY gift that’s a tad more lighthearted, try this one. Grab a mason jar, and fill it up with your favorite candy (it could be holiday themed if you like), inside you can put dollar bills, or perhaps even a gift card!

All of these gifts will surely make someone a happy camper at your next holiday party! Remember, White Elephant gifts are meant to be fun, but it’s always thoughtful to put in some creative effort into your gift as well. Receiving and giving presents are a nice perk to the holidays, but at the end of it all, remember to cherish the time you get to spend with your loved ones!