White Elephant Gift Guide | Seersucker Sass

Thursday, December 15, 2016

White Elephant Gift Guide

When I tweeted about potentially doing one more gift guide, a few of y'all suggested a white elephant gift guide!  If you're unfamiliar with white elephant gifting, it's a game where anything goes, but you're encouraged to bring a funny gift.  It's often played similar to "Dirty Santa" where you pick a wrapped gift, but also have the opportunity to steal a gift someone else has already opened.  This was a really fun gift guide to create, and also a challenging one because my typical white elephant gift is a six pack and bottle opener wrapped in the fanciest, girliest wrapping paper I can find.  Here are ten fun gifts, all under $20 and all Amazon Prime eligible.

Poo-Pourri ($10)  // Maybe a little crude, but a lot practical.  Here's to hoping whoever wins this one leaves it in the office bathroom!

Dammit Doll ($14)  // My friend Cori's mom bought me one of these with ladybugs all over it, and I kept it at my desk for the longest time.  It's a stress relief doll, and its made to be smacked against things when you're having a bad day!

Dachshund Scarf ($15)  // I laugh my butt off every time I see this.

Watermelon Neckpillow ($16)) // My favorite thing about this gift is imagining that whoever wins is probably sitting at home relaxing and using this thing!

Hand Pencil Cup ($19)  // Kind of creepy, but definitely funny and useful.

Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Snob ($15)  //  Instant fancy.

Dinosaur Soup Ladle ($10)  // I love white elephant gifts that are actually practical!  Bonus points if you include a bag of overpriced, gourmet soup mix with this one.

'All My Friends Are Dead' Book ($10)  // Prepare to LOL while reading this book.

Tabletop Zen Garden ($22)  // Perfect for a workplace white elephant... Here's to hoping that Mr. or Mrs. Busy gets this one!

Farm Animal Butt Magnets ($11)  // My mom gave me the dog version of these magnets, and they are currently on my fridge.  Catching a glimpse of them always makes me smile, especially when I'm having a bad day!

I want to hear from y'all!  What was the best white elephant gift that you ever gave or received?!

Also, I'm gearing up for another Q&A post, so if you have any questions, send them my way!

Happy Thursday, y'all!  We're one day closer to the weekend!


  1. I used to work at a store that sold Dammit Dolls and we couldn't keep them on the shelves!! So funny -- perfect White Elephant gift!

  2. I want that daschaund scarf it's both cute and funny! I always have a hard time picking presents for white elephant gift exchanges and this year my family is doing one on a Christmas Eve! Great suggestions girl!

  3. Haha how great is that Dachshund scarf!!!

  4. That book is one of my favorite gifts to give! I always give it at white elephant parties!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

  5. This is awesome! I've never participated in a white elephant gift exchange, but I have a Secret Santa party coming up + I'm definitely considering using some of these!

  6. lol I'm with ya, a six pack & bottle opener sounds like my kind of gift. Also v into that "instant fancy" book x

  7. I just heard about the scratch and sniff wine book and it sounds so cool!! I want one for myself. These are such great picks!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  8. When I first saw the Daschund scarf, I couldn't decide if I thought it was funny, really adorable or would be something I would actually wear. I've decided it's all three, haha! Great post, D!

    Kristine | My Little Box of Tricks

  9. These are so cute haha! Matt (my fiance) got a "deer in headlights" game that his co-worker picked up from Marshalls! I love shopping for white elephant haha!

  10. I haven't done a gift exchange since college. They're always so fun, I want to get back into them!

  11. OMG that wiener dog scarf is too cute!!! We did a white elephant party this year and it was so much fun! I ended up giving about 20 victoria's secret bags with a little bottle of Bailey's hidden deep inside, haha!


  12. HAHAH This is honestly one of the best white elephant gift guides. They're all so great! Definitely bookmarking this.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co