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Frivolous and Fabulous White Elephant Gifts!

What’s more fun than a neighborhood gift-giving party where the point is to find the worst, most laughable, least desirable gift imaginable to give to another partygoer? The gifts are not hard to find — although some of us like to give presents that will actually be used after Christmas, and not just re-exchanged next year! So, we collected the best of the worst white elephant ideas plus a few practical gifts that will likely be the most sought-after prezzies at the party!

Popular White Elephant Gifts 

If you’re looking for a truly WANTED gift (one of the highlights of the white elephant gift exchange game) here are a few useful ideas that are fairly inexpensive (you don’t want to spend more than $20 on a gag gift!). The electric wine opener will open 60 bottles of wine with a single charge (a great REAL gift for someone throwing a New Year’s Eve party!) and the s’mores maker is just one of 60 gifts at Cool Things Addict that will have people fighting to dibs. 

As a white elephant gift idea, mazes and handheld toys are fun, interactive, and sure to draw out some competition. Thanks to a classy display stand, though, everyone will be scrambling to claim this particular $15 brainteaser from Uncommon Goods, since it also doubles as desk decor. Or, get an entire toolbox in one clever package, with everything from wire cutters to screwdrivers to pliers included in this 10-in-1 multi-tool

Funny Finds Nearby and Online

Walmart at has its very own gag gift collection where you can find whoopie cushions, gassy sounding noisemakers and realistic eyeballs to plop in someone’s drink or water glass. The store across from Southlands just five minutes from Southshore should also have our personal favorite, hoax stickers that say “Voice Activated” and “Motion Activated.” Made for pranksters who want to videotape a friend yelling loudly or vigorously waving at an object to activate it – these might actually be in high demand for an elephant exchange!

These white elephant gifts will make you laugh just looking at the pictures! The ideas on the White Elephant Rules website, which incidentally has the game rules in case you’re unfamiliar, are gag gifts extraordinaire! From a Toilet Bowl mug (we can’t EVEN imagine drinking coffee out of this!) and a beard hat, to a stack of novelty cups called “Pick Your Nose” – something you’ll want to open on the spot and create a party game of its own! 

You can find weird and funny white elephant gifts on the Off the Wagon Shop website, from a yodeling pickle Christmas ornament, to bacon candy and nose flutes. And Amazon has a whole section of its website devoted to white elephant gifts – from candles that start out smelling great, then smell terrible, to a potty putter toilet game. We’re not sure it will improve anyone’s golf game, but it’s a fun diversion, while seated on the throne.

Holiday Life in Erie, Colorado

We’re especially thankful during the winter holidays for our neighbors and friends in the master-planned community of Colliers Hill. If the Hill isn’t home yet, check out the stunning model homes from KB Home, Richmond American Homes – and coming soon, Boulder Creek. Priced from the $400s, this fast-growing new home community in Northern Colorado has lots of exciting amenities to offer new home buyers, too!