White Elephant Gift Ideas For Under $50

White Elephant Gift Ideas For Under $50

The most desirable presents are also the ones that will make the party more fun, competitive and memorable. As a rule, the best gift exchange parties involve way more stealing than gift opening. If you want everyone to try to get their hands on your present, you’ve come to the right place.

Coming up with unique gift ideas that everyone will like is not an easy task, but the Internet is packed with hilarious and entertaining items and novelties that are definitely worth fighting for.

Instead of scrambling an ordinary, last-minute present, consider these awesome gift swap ideas under $50 that are sure to be coveted at this year’s White Elephant game.

Lightning Reaction Reloaded

There is nothing that can make a person smile like the sight of their loved ones (friends and family) receiving a bit of an electric shock that hurts just enough to make them scream but not enough to really hurt. And that is what Lightning Reaction Reloaded is all about. It is designed for four players who each get a handle. They need to wait for the light to turn from red to green at which point they need to press the button on their handle. If they are the last to do so, or if they jump the gun, they get shocked and lose. Painfully simple.

Horse Head Pillow Case

Pretty much everyone loves the Godfather movies and remembers at least a few scenes from the films. One scene that everyone definitely remembers is when a film producer wakes up to find the severed head of his prize horse in bed with him, blood everywhere and those screams… With this horse head pillow case, you will relive this moment every time you wake up, only without the blood and what must be an incredible stench. It is all the fun without the mess of an actual horse head between the sheets.

Star Wars Nutcracker

Everyone loves Star Wars and everyone who knows a thing or two about Star Wars will tell you that Tie-Fighters are the coolest spacecrafts that were ever imagined. Well, the manufacturers of this particular toy-slash-kitchen-gadget decided to bring the Tie Fighter to your kitchen and provide you with a nut cracker that will be shaped like one of the Empire fighters. It is made very sturdy at 4” x 6” and weighing almost two pounds. It is also perfectly functional and there is no nut that will be able to survive its onslaught.

Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity is one of those party games that you will not bring to every party but which can be the perfect gift for the right person and the right crowd. In essence, people are given 10 white cards and in each round, one of the players chooses a black card which has a question to which you can respond with one of the white cards. The only problem here is that things are very adult and very politically incorrect, making everyone laugh at the most inappropriate ideas and concepts. Like we said, it is not for everyone.

World’s Biggest Coffee Cup

It takes great courage to call something the biggest anything in the world, but the guys from Accoutrements are doing just that with their novelty coffee cup which might actually be the biggest in the world. This particular novelty gift of theirs holds 20 regular cups of coffee and the best thing is that it is the real thing, made of porcelain and everything. Quite simply put, it is a giant cup for your coffee. The gift is perfect for those who are vocal about their love for coffee and who are getting on your nerves with their talks of coffee love.

RC Flying Fish

Helicopters and drones, step aside! It is time for a flying fish to take your place as the favorite RC flying gift for friends and family. The fish is made using very resilient foil material and the manufacturer says it is guaranteed to stay inflated for as long as you want it to be. It is colored brightly orange and it performs such fluid and lifelike motions that you will not believe this thing is real. It will look great anywhere, especially if there are kids around who will just go berserk when they see one of these.

Toilet Santa Sweater

People have rediscovered the institution of the ugly sweater with a fervor only ironic appreciation can provide. Come Christmas season, everyone around you is wearing sweaters that they would kill to get out of when they were kids. Well, why not turn it up a notch with this insane sweater that shows Santa doing his daily business. It is all about the eerie combination of adorable and disgusting with this sweater and you can rest assured that everyone with at least a smidge of sense of humor will know how to appreciate it.

Redneck Party Bucket

There is nothing worse than having to deal with warm beer and other booze during a party. Well, this gift is going to make sure that the person who receives it never has to deal with something like that again (and neither will you when you go to their parties). This Redneck Party Bucket will ensure that the drinks remain freezing cold for a long, long time. It is made from very high quality Melamine and it measures 10” in diameter and 8” in height. It is red on the outside and white on the inside for that bona fide redneck feel.

Terrorist Tea Pot

In case your tea parties are just too boring or you need something to spice the conversations with the in-laws up, there is nothing quite like this Terrorist Tea Pot with a knitted tea-cosy. This is a very British type of gift but there is no one who can stop you from enjoying in all of its politically incorrect glory wherever you are. The mean look on the teapot is enough to get the conversation going, but when you combine it with the balaclava; you just know that people will be at each other’s throats before tea gets cold.

Horse Head Mask

It does not matter if you want to make things funny or creepy everywhere you go, with this Accoutrements Horse Head Mask, you can rest assured that you will make it all that. The best thing about this particular mask is that it is so lifelike and yet it is so obvious that it is a mask. This combination of authenticity and pure latex is enough to make the most stable of people smirk uneasily when they see you wearing it. Plus, you can always do the scene from Godfather with this mask and a bit of ketchup.

Table Golf

Not everyone loves golf. For some people, it is too middle-aged and too boring. However, even those people will enjoy a game of Table Golf, especially if there are drinks around to make the game that much more interesting. It is very easy and quick to set up and it will provide every party with tons of fun and games. The rules can be found on the back of the box, but in practice it has been found to be far more interesting if people make up their own rules. Its surface is washable neoprene which means it can be enjoyed outdoors as well.

Let’s Cook Cooking Apron

Walter White has truly become an American icon and his face and his trademark phrase Let’s Cook has become a part of our culture. It was therefore just a matter of time before we would get an apron with his face and this phrase to top it all off. The one from Moment Gear features a stylized face of Mr. White and it is done with eco-friendly ink, so it’s perfect for your friends who are serious about being green. There is one thing that the manufacturer does not encourage and neither do we and that’s engaging in the kind of cooking Walter preferred.

Tardis Projector Alarm Clock

Doctor Who is one of the most popular sci-fi shows of all time and it has seen quite a revival in the last decade or so. The Tardis Projection Alarm Clock is perfect not just for the fans of the show, but anyone who likes cool gadgets. It is shaped like Doctor’s phone booth spaceship Tardis and the best thing about it is that it projects the time on the wall, together with the Doctor Who logo underneath. When the alarm goes off, the entire alarm clock flashes and you are awakened by the sounds of the show itself.

Beer Boot

Everyone who has ever seen the movie BeerFest remembers the scene with Das Boot, the glass boot from which the characters drink beer. Well, you can now do the same with this machine pressed beer boot which holds 2 liters, or half a gallon. It is perfect for drinking games and parties where people are serious about their beer. It also has that German flavor to it thanks to the pointed tip which is characteristic of boots from the country. It is also reinforced in all the important places to prevent breaking and shattering.

Gnome Massacre

Garden gnomes are definitely not for the young crowds, no matter how you cut it. They stopped being cool even before they were imagined and produced for the first time. And what better way to acknowledge this fact than with this Great Garden Gnome Massacre lawn feature which has a T-Rex chomping and stomping his (or her?) way through an army of garden gnomes. Those little suckers simply didn’t stand a chance. It’s totally waterproof and it can be used in the yard. In fact, that is where it belongs.

USB Fridge

USB-powered gadgets are many and they are usually hit or miss, with the emphasis unfortunately often being on the miss. This one, however, is something that even the most skeptical of USB gadget fans will love. It is a small UBS fridge which can also act as a heater, although it loses some of its coolness in that case. It fits a single soda can, it requires no drivers or anything and it looks so cool on every desk. Even if it didn’t cool the drinks it would be cool. When you consider it also gets the job done, it becomes an incredible gift.

Dart Vader Toaster

If you have a friend or member of family who is crazy for Star Wars and if statistics are anything to go by, you probably do, we have something that they will just adore. It is a Darth Vader shaped toaster which gets the job done in style. It does toast with the Star Wars logo burnt into it, which is another feature that will make all Star Wars fans go nuts. The level of craftsmanship is just incredible and you can feel that it is a quality made toaster the moment you pick it up. It’s not just plastic and wires.

Butt Face Towel

Ah, the eternal shower conundrum – which part of the towel should do what? Which part should get used for the butt and which for the face? With this particular gift, the conundrum will become a piece of history as you will get very clear instructions (even colored differently) as to which side of the towel dries what. This is a perfect towel for the guest rooms and what the best part is that it also comes with a two-sided soap which also features the butt and the face sides, once again colored differently. This gift is the perfect combo of both funny and hygienic.

Buddy Bumper

If you are looking for a gift that will get your friends and family outside for some fun and games, then the Buddy Bumper is just perfect. It is basically an inflatable ball which you can enter and then bounce around without suffering the consequences that you would otherwise suffer while doing the same stuff. For the added fun, get two of these and you will be able to bounce and bump into one another until the cows come home. Let’s just say that Buddy Bumpers are great for when people have had a bit to drink.

Pencil Earphones

Pencil Earphones are a very useful play on the visual gag concept of an arrow going through your head. One of the earphones has the point going out of your ear, to the other side of the bud and the other one has the eraser bit. When seen together, they look as if the wearer has an entire pencil going from one ear to the other. The earphones are not just about looks. They are actually of quite respectable quality and they are compatible with Apple products. They also feature play, rewind and fast forward controls.

Pooping Moose Scarf

From afar, or if you are not entirely concentrating on the figures, this looks like any other knitted Christmas scarf. However, if you look closely, you will notice that it features moose (mooses? meese?) in the act of defiling the forest with their poop. This makes the scarf perfect for someone who is a bit of a prude and who might not even notice the “theme”. What is interesting is that the knitting and the material are so much nicer and higher quality than you expect from your usual gag gifts.

Hopside Down Beer Glass

There is always room for another novelty beer glass in everyone’s collection and this one is just too cool to miss out on. It may look like a regular beer glass, but when it is actually filled, you notice that it is designed so that it looks like there is an upside-down (hence the name) longneck bottle inside of it. The effect will be the same with other drinks, but the color will be off, so it’s mostly a beer glass. It is made from high quality borosilicate glass and it can hold 12 ounces of beer.

Katana Bookends

Novelty bookends are not a new thing and there are quite a few of those that everyone will love. Well, we just have to put this one on the list – the Katana Bookends. The idea is that a samurai sword has gone through the books, DVDs, comic books, whatever you decide to hold in it. The tip of the blade is on one side and the handle (hilt) is on the other. The brackets are hidden. The effect that this bookend produces is unusually convincing and it truly does seem as if someone impaled your book collection with a sword.

Cheesus Sandwich Press

As you might have guessed from the name of this particular gift, or more likely the picture, this one is not suitable for particularly religious folk, or perhaps it is perfectly suited for them? Depends on how you look at it. In any case, this sandwich press has only one holy mission and that is to put the face of our savior Jesus Christ on every sandwich that you make. Nothing beats seeing the faces of people who get their Jesus-ornamented sandwiches for the first time. It is a truly godly gift fit of Christmas.

Chalkboard Thermal Mug

The Not Paper Cup Ceramic Cup is exactly what it name says it is. It is a ceramic cup which holds beverages nice and hot while the cup is cool to the touch. The cup features a sticker with the words I’m Not A Paper Cup written on it and it truly is not a paper cup. It is made from ceramics and it is coated with a chalkboard layer from the outside. This will enable the owner to write on it using chalk, just as they would a real chalkboard. It is also quite a sizeable cup which can hold 12 oz., enough for even the heaviest coffee drinkers.