This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, all thoughts, words, and opinions are my own.
My mom and I were teasing each other the other day about that fact that as adults, we typically buy what we need. Gone are the days of long, extensive Christmas lists and most of what we “want” includes expensive home items, vacations, and things we’d already buy ourselves. So if you’re in a pickle this Christmas and aren’t sure what to do for your family, something fun to consider is a White Elephant Gift Exchange! White Elephant Gifts are cute, silly, strange, or funny little gifts that you gift to another person as part of a game. Typically, there is a small dollar amount limit put on the gifts like $10-$15 and it’s a fun way to exchange gifts and have a laugh! Today I thought I’d share with you 12 White Elephant Gifts + a Free Printable White Elephant Rules sheet so you’re ready to play!
You can scour the Internet for ideas for White Elephant gifts, but the FIRST place I recommend you head to with a WIDE variety each year is your nearest Cost Plus World Market (find your nearest location here). I head to the Polaris Parkway location in Columbus, OH each year to pick out gifts and always have SO many ideas that I can’t decide what to get! So this year I decided that for my family, I’d choose 12 White Elephant Christmas gifts, wrap them up, and do a family White Elephant Gift Exchange as a surprise. There are six adults on Christmas together, so we’ll each get two gifts…and I’ll draw last since I know what they all are 😉
I had such a hard time deciding on what I wanted for my White Elephant Gift Exchange because there are SOOO many more in your nearest Cost Plus World Market including Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, as well as LOADS of awesome Stocking Stuffers!
They have gifts for the pet lovers, the coffee lovers, wine lovers, foodies, and more! …I literally spent an hour trying to decide on my White Elephant Gifts.
For my exchange, I started by buying a pretty red basket and some basket filling so that my gifts would have a pretty display. World Market has a HUGE selection of gift baskets to choose from! Then I picked out 12 gifts and wrapped them each with some wrapping paper. I wanted to find the goofiest wrapping paper I could, but World Market had surprisingly few non-gorgeous wraps available…so I decided to go with Christmas kitties as the closest silly wrapping I could find.
Here’s the gifts that I chose for my White Elephant Gift Exchange…all under $15!
Dog Butt Magnets / Boxed Water is Better / Unicorn Tape Dispenser / Topping Tower/ World’s Smallest Magic Eight Ball / Wine Lives / Cata Pencil / Predict a Pen / Pug in a Mug/ Moo! Talking Timer / White Elephant Salt Shakers / Cold Cold Heart Ice Cube Maker / Desktop Basketball
Here’s some other ones I like from online, but that I couldn’t locate at my store:
SPIN THE SHOT Drinking Game / Funny Coasters / Hot Dog Stapler / Sounds Effects Machine / Cat Wars Wall Calendar / The Perfect Man Ice Cube Tray
After I picked out all my gifts, I got to wrapping. My FAVORITE gifts? I kind of LOVE the Pug in a Mug…the Cold Cold Heart Ice Mold cracked me up…and the Predict a Pen makes for hours of amusement!
Get your gift(s) wrapped up, then use the instructions above to play the game!
Be prepared for lots of laughs, stealing of gifts, and fun for Christmas!
Stop by your local Cost Plus World Market store and pick up everything you need for the holidays from White Elephant gifts to home decor and more!