White Elephant Gifts for the Workplace

White Elephant Gifts for the Workplace

White Elephant Gifts for the Workplace

Having a holiday party that you want to dazzle your coworkers with the best gifts? We have a way to say thanks for your team’s hard work this past year. Here is our best gifts list for employees and ideas for White Elephant exchanges. I’m sure you will find something just perfect for the occasion.

1. Inappropriate Card Games

Exploding Kittens: A Card Game About Kittens and Explosions

Exploding Kittens: A Card Game About Kittens and Explosions, $19.99, Amazon.com

Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens. Exploding Kittens is the most-backed crowd funded project ever, the most-funded game in the history of Kickstarter, and has paved the way for peace and tranquility in the modern world.

Drawing Without Dignity - An Adult Party Game of Uncensored Sketches

Drawing Without Dignity – An Adult Party Game of Uncensored Sketches, $25.00, Amazon.com

Drawing Without Dignity is an uncensored party game that pits you and your friends against each other in a race to draw and guess undignified material, such as: nudist, pray to the porcelain god, blue balls, poop chute, titty twister and so many more that are way too inappropriate to put on in a gift guide! Roll the die, pick a card, and draw the clue. Join in the Orgy, beware the Cockblock, and leave your dignity behind.

Emoji Party - The Eggplant Grabbing Party Game

Emoji Party – The Eggplant Grabbing Party Game, $25.00, Amazon.com

Emoji Party – The internet’s favorite party game. Quick, Grab the eggplant! Emoji Party will have your friends on the edge of their seats with a smile on their face. This light-hearted party game can be learned in a minute and played in under twenty.

2. Foodie Gifts No one Else Thought Of

Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter, $19.99, Amazon.com

There’s just something about opening a bottle of wine. The ceremonial quality of removing the cork truly indicates it’s time to unwind. Whether relaxing solo after a long day at the office or hosting an intimate dinner soiree or holiday party, Oster’s electric wine bottle opener makes it easy to start the evening off in sophisticated style.

Hamilton Beach 25490A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach 25490A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker, $39.99, Amazon.com

Forget the fast food drive-through. With the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, you can enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast sandwich in under 5 minutes. Simply place the ingredients inside, build the base of your sandwich in the bottom layer, place the egg on the cooking plate and close the lid. Slide the cooking plate out and your sandwich assembles itself. Open the lid and your hot breakfast sandwich is ready to eat. The included recipe book provides a variety of breakfast sandwich options, from the traditional egg, ham and cheese to the unique cheddar, apple, bacon and egg croissant sandwich.

Nostalgia HDT600RETRORED Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster

Nostalgia HDT600RETRORED Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster, $17.99, Amazon.com

The Nostalgia HDT600RETRORED Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster is great for entertaining and as a fast meal solution for the whole family. The large hot dog cage fits two regular-size or extra-plump hot dogs. Adjust the heat setting to cook hot dogs to your preference. Easily remove the hot dog cage and use the included mini tongs for removing the hot dogs.

3. Gag Gifts to Bring the Laughter to the Party

Accoutrements Shakespearean Insult Bandages

Accoutrements Shakespearean Insult Bandages, $9.95, Amazon.com

Even knaves, rascals and scoundrels get scrapes and cuts that require bandages. There are 15 bandages in the included tin, each measuring 3-inches long x 1-inch wide. The assorted plasters (British for bandages) are decorated with an image of Shakespeare and 1 of 15 insults from his plays. The Shapespearean Insult Bandages come in a 3 3/4-inches tall metal tin with a free prize! Ages 15 and up.

NPW-USA Sound Machine, 16 Hilarious Sound Effects

NPW-USA Sound Machine, 16 Hilarious Sound Effects, $17.99, Amazon.com

Sound effects to enhance your daily life! Sprinkle your conversations with a burst of canned laughter, a round of applause or a wa-wa-wa-waaaaah. You may feel the need for a major explosion, or the load-and-fire of a pump action shotgun. You will soon wonder how you ever managed without a perfect push-button wolf-whistle, a raspberry, or a fanfare and drum-roll on demand. Quality sound-bites in a sleek, pocket-able machine including: applause, laughter, boos, wrong answer, ka-ching, drum roll, comedy punchline music, whistle, scream, and many more.

Accoutrements Mr. Bacon's 2.5 Oz Bacon Flavored Toothpaste

Accoutrements Mr. Bacon’s 2.5 Oz Bacon Flavored Toothpaste, $7.91, Amazon.com

Brushing your teeth with a strip of fried bacon is tricky. If it’s too crisp it will break apart as you brush and if it’s too limp you won’t be able to remove any of the plaque. So when it’s time to brush your teeth, leave the bacon strips for breakfast and try this Bacon Toothpaste. It’s the perfect way to keep your teeth and gums healthy while coating your mouth with the delicious flavor of smoky meat. Sealed illustrated box, tube not sealed.

4. Gifts for the Gadget Lover

COOLBROS White Elephant Cell Phone Stand

COOLBROS White Elephant Cell Phone Stand, $9.97, Amazon.com

PERFECT PHONE STAND & PEN CONTAINER: You can use it as a phone stand, tablet stand and pen holder simultaneously. The elephant nose can hold your mobile phone (Horizontal Placement) or tablet, while the body can be used as a pen holder to hold pens, rulers, pencils, scissors and other small stationery.

PopSockets Stand for Smartphones & Tablets

PopSockets Stand for Smartphones & Tablets, $9.99, Amazon.com

PopSockets are expanding grips and stands that attach to most phones, tablets, and cases. Add a single PopSocket, or a pair of PopSockets, to the back of almost any mobile device to transform its capabilities. PopSockets “pop” whenever you need a grip, a stand, an ear bud-management system, or just something to play with. Remove your PopSocket by pulling slowly on the base; you can reposition and reattach time and time again. You’ll always have the exact grip or stand you need. PopSockets not only make terrific phone grips and phone stands, they also make holding tablets and e-readers more comfortable and secure.

Google - Home Mini

Google – Home Mini, $29.99, BestBuy.com

Get hands-free help in any room. Google Home Mini is powered by the Google Assistant, so you can ask it questions and tell it to do things. Just start with “Ok Google” to get answers from Google, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment, and control your smart home. And when you ask for help, it can tell your voice from others for a more personalized experience. Google Home Mini works on its own or you can have a few around the house, giving you the power of Google anywhere.

5. When all else fails, Give the Gift of Coffee

Bodum BRAZIL French Press Coffeemaker

Bodum BRAZIL French Press Coffeemaker, $19.99, BestBuy.com

Brew a rich, aromatic cup of coffee with this French press, which features a permanent 3-part mesh filter for delicious results and minimal waste. A heat-resistant handle and safety lid make it easy to serve your beverage.

Keurig - Holiday Gift Box Original Donut Shop K-Cup Pods

Keurig – Holiday Gift Box Original Donut Shop K-Cup Pods, $12.99, BestBuy.com

Kickstart your day with these Keurig Donut Shop Collection 15285 K-Cup Pods, which are compatible with Keurig single-serving brewers to deliver beverages that suit your taste.

Kung Fu Fighting Mug

Funny Mug, Surely Not Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting, $15.95, Amazon.com

Of course we know what the song says, but sure it can’t be true. This fun mug has the quote “surely not everybody was kun-fu fighting” in dark black lettering designed to stand out. This is a great gift or collector’s item for the frequent beverage drinker.

About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.
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