I LOVE the holidays, but this year is obviously different (blame it on the shitshow that 2020 has been). I think we all could use a little fun, a lotta holiday cheer, and to put our stressors on pause, even if it’s just for a short time.
Every year since I was a tiny tot, my family has done a White Elephant party. It’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year and exchange gifts! We haven’t quite ironed out the details for this year yet, but will likely go the Secret Santa route and safely drop off (or mail) each gift to our randomly selected family member.
Funny & Unique: 20+ White Elephant Gifts Spot-On For 2020
In light of this crazy, roller coaster of a year, I decided to take a more humorous approach when pulling together this gift guide. Everything here reminds me of friends, past co-workers, and family members (in the best possible way) and I’m sure you’ll get a good laugh from some of these gifts. And they’re not all impractical, either…if I had to guess this toilet paper will sell out FAST! It is bougie AF but insanely popular!! Who knew?!
For even more White Elephant ideas, be sure to check out my roundup from last year!
Okay, okay, onto this year’s list!
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1 / Oh, For Fox Sake Wine Glass
Wine glasses are aplenty in my household, but catchy wine glasses? That’s a rarity. For fox sake, don’t we all love a good pun?!
2 / Granny PottyMouth’s Fast as F*ck Cookbook
I first saw this cookbook on Zulily, and instantly knew it was going to be part of my White Elephant gift guide this year! Not only is the title hilarious — I think we could all need some inspo for some quick and delicious home-cooked meals right about now.
3 / FMK Twists of Fate Game
A total TBT! This game is a classic that we used to play back in middle school, and spoiler alert: our students of today are still playing this game too. Perfect to add to your rotation for adult game night!
4 / Third Drawer Down Don’t Touch My Stuff Rinse-Free Hand Wash
If you’re going to gift practical this year, at least make it enticing. This hand sanitzer brand has the cutest, funny labels (making it perfect for gifting!).
5 / Wearable Nail Polish Holder
Another practical gift for the win! Since so many of us are now working on our DIY nail skills, this is a great addition to anyone’s manicure kit.
6 / Sha Duh Fuh Cup Mug
The sayings on these Mantra Mugs (a Black-owned business) are amazing! I am personally a fan of this Sha Duh Fuh Cup mug. It makes me laugh so much, but I have to admit…I don’t think I would be brave enough to drink out of it with company!!
7 / Soon Skincare Get Handsy Hand Mask & Manicure Kit
Another great option for that person in your life who is all about the at-home manicure. This kit is super-cute and comes with a hand mask for an ultra-moisturizing experience.
8 / The Stranded Stitch Boob Crew Cross-Stitch Kit
My favorite gift of the list! I am a huge fan of crafting, and this boob crew cross-stitch kit is exactly what I want to work on in my free time.
9 / Things to Do While You Poo On the Loo
Nothing like a little light bathroom reading! This book is full of great ideas for those err…extended bathroom visits.
10 /MoMA Design Store Self-Watering Pot
We all have that friend or family member who can’t keep their plants alive. This genius self-watering pot is for them.
11 / Kitsch Microfiber Headband
Have a friend loves their self-care Sundays?! Then this microfiber headband is a great pick. I’m a huge fan of all things Kitsch, and I love their microfiber scrunchies too!
12 / Tushy Bamboo Toilet Paper
Bougie AF toilet paper?! Yes please! Tushy toilet paper is the luxe toilet paper that you will actually want to keep on display. Tushy is made with 100% unbleached, silky-strong bamboo fibers and has plastic-free packaging!
13 / Flikr Fireplace Portable Tabletop
Funny story: I had a coworker who would regularly roast S’mores…over a Bath & Body Works candle…while laying in her bed. (She’s the only person I’ve EVER known to do that — is it a thing??) But when I saw this portable S’mores maker, I immediately thought of her.
14 / Per My Last Email Dad Baseball Hat
If I had a penny for how many times I’ve wanted to send this statement…I’d have enough money to retire. Maybe if we start wearing the hat, people will be more inclined to read their emails…
15 / Elephant Plant Window Box
I am pretty sure no White Elephant party is complete without at least one elephant-themed gift. How cute is this little plant pot!?
16 / Champagne Problems 500-piece Puzzle
I love a good puzzle, and this champagne puzzle is so posh. It’s fun to put together and pretty enough to frame, too!
17 / A F*cking 2021 Calendar
Here’s hoping that 2021 is a little bit brighter, better, and less of a shitshow than 2020.
18 / Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women
Words of affirmation, mantras, witty stories…sometimes even the badass babes need to read ’em and hear ’em, too! One of my favorite affirmations from the book reads, “some people say I’m attractive, I say I agree.” We ALL need this book, y’all!
19 / Anecdote Quarter Life Crisis Candle
Smells Like All Panic and No Disco = best candle name EVER. I love a good candle and everything about this one is making me want it.
20 / Norah Beanie + Reusable Face Mask
Maybe the most practical gift for winter 2020 = a hybrid beanie / face mask.
21 / Shower Sudski
Remember the Sipski?! Well, this is her cousin. The sudski holds your beer or White Claw while you hide away in the shower. An absolute must-have if you ask me!
Well, that’s it from me. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season filled with laughter and cheer!
XX – Kat
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