Let’s talk about the White Elephant in the room. This much-loved holiday game has become as popular as an Ugly Sweater party, played at Christmas gatherings and office parties alike. The rules are simple: find a gift that’s quirky, funny or a little bit bonkers, and at the end of the party make sure you go home with the best one. Sounds simple, but between novelty pasta shapes & questionable mug slogans, there are a lot of gifts that are considered NSFW.
Stumped? We’re here to help. Take a look at our top picks for office-appropriate White Elephant gifts that’ll delight your colleagues and keep you out of trouble with your boss…
1. Prosecco Doormat
Funny, cheeky and practical. This is the perfect White Elephant gift for colleagues who love a tipple or two. After all, first impressions count.
2. Eat Cake for Breakfast Mug
A slogan mug that won’t land you with a warning. If your colleagues are straight to the kitchen when there’s free cake, they’ll love this kate spade new york mug.
3. Jingle All the Way Salt & Pepper Shakers
Spice up their boring work lunches with a pair of adorable dachshunds. But remember, porcelain salt & pepper shakers aren’t just for Christmas.
4. Cat Bookend
Any cat lovers in your workplace? We have a feline they’ll love this bookend. Made from synthetic leather in the shape of a charming cat, it’s as playful as it is practical.
5. Gin Lover Accessory & Tasting Set
They’ll be gin-gling all the way to the water cooler with this gin accessory & tasting set. Featuring packs of juniper berries, star anise & hibiscus flowers, it’ll bring flavor to their Friday nights (or Monday afternoons, we’re not judging).
6. Guinea Pig Salt & Pepper Shakers
What’s better than an adorable guinea pig at the dinner table? Two adorable guinea pigs at the dinner table. The perfect gift for any animal lover.
7. Ceramic Pug Pen Pot
They say a tidy desk is a tidy mind, and this pen pot will make them smile on gloomy Monday mornings.
8. Fuchsia Flamingo Candle
Featuring a subtle summer scent and a bright fuchsia color, this flamingo candle will keep their Sunday blues at bay.
9. Thermal Mug
They won’t have to leave their best friend at home with this thermal mug from ban.do. The perfect gift to get them through those meetings-that-could’ve-been-an-email.
10. Champion Cake Licker
Hiking, cooking, cake licking… whatever their hobby, they should be proud of it. Show your support with this charming plate from Jimbobart.