I’d like to think I’m a White Elephant expert as my items are ALWAYS highly sought after – heck, even fist-fight worthy! I jest, but really the point about having a White Elephant party is to have a mix of REALLY COOL USEFUL items blended in Funny ‘WTF’ items. Both cool and funny items are typically the ‘hot’ items. The host should throw in an item that is worth more than the recommended base amount just to make it even more interesting. The gifts that people pass around like a dirty diaper are boring candles, picture frames, plates and other snoozefest items. Add some FUN to your White Elephant party with these items! All items are about $20 or less in the spirit of the ‘average’ White Elephant game value amount.
There’s SO much going on with this hat, your party guests are going to laugh and then want to look at it. It’s basically everything that is amazing on the planet crammed all into one big trucker cap!
PARTY TIP! If couples are coming, make sure they both bring a gift. Couples often have a hard time sharing in this game, or they want different things! Need to refresh your memory on the rules? Check out this older post I did recapping the White Elephant game concept here.
This all in one Bluetooth karaoke microphone is a bit over the $20 budget, but it’s a HOT White Elephant gift. Simply pair up the charged microphone to a phone via Bluetooth and play music on one of the many free karaoke phone apps. The sound quality is superb and it’s a really fun party item! Pro tip: charge it BEFORE the party – your party guests may want to use it after the White Elephant gift exchange!
PARTY TIP! If you are having heavy hors de’ oeuvres or dinner, play this game AFTERWARDS with drinks! Everyone is relaxed and looking forward to the game by then.
This raised glass embossed glass says, ‘This is the Good Shit’ and has a pretty gold rim. Pair with one of those little boozy bottles that you get on the airplane! Tasteful and will look super appealing in a sea of blah cookbooks and salad tongs.
The Embossed Lowball Glass is $15, but shipping is about $5 on Amazon. This may require a bit more shipping time, so plan ahead.
Everyone will be fighting over this one because it’s cute AND functional! In a sea of crazy, this will be the stand-out that your BFFs will be clamoring over in a White Elephant ‘stealing’ moves. Remember and item can only be traded THREE times in the game!
Add some cute makeup and brushes, and this guarantees a VIP spot as most coveted.
The Cactus Print Bag is on Amazon Prime and only $14!
PARTY TIP! Although there are different rules, make sure that an item is ‘dead’ or non-tradable after 3 trades! Otherwise, the game can focus on one or two hot items.
This funny kitschy bag will get a lot of people talking. Those guests who have already had a few drinks will proclaim their love and be willing to trade their car for it. In the morning, they may feel differently, but for game play – this is a fun one. The Sardine Can Purse can be used as a fun handbag, or a travel makeup case as the purse strap is detachable. It’s also slightly padded, so it’s a good choice to put small electronics in while traveling. Regardless, it’s NOT boring and it comes right in line at the $20 price point and free Amazon prime shipping! Great for the stylish foodie or super drunk person!