I absolutely love being invited to holiday parties that involve a White Elephant gift exchange. I’m one of those people who will totally jack your gift in the game, and if you aren’t paying close enough attention, I’ll incorporate some strategy to make sure that it’s mine in the end. As with anything else, I’m super competitive.
This year, we’ve been invited to 3 parties that have a White Elephant gift exchange, so I’ve been trying to think of some excellent gifts to bring. When I saw this video from Pop Sugar with a list of affordable and stylish White Elephant gifts, I was really excited to check it out.
So, I thought I would put together some gift guides for gifts that you could pick up at your local grocery store or drug store. These gifts are certainly not as stylish as those from Pop Sugar, but they are definitely better than some of the things I’ve come home with in the past. Today, we’ll be looking at tame White Elephant gifts for things like work parties, and later I’ll talk about funny White Elephant gifts for parties where that would be well received.
Tame Gifts that You Can Buy On Your Way to a White Elephant Party
1. Wine/Liquor – Let’s be honest. Most of the time, you just can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine or liquor. Maybe it speaks volumes about me and my friends, but the alcohol is always one of the first things to be stolen. Get creative and pick a wine with a really fun label or pick up some liquor that will really get the party started (Fireball, anyone?). I’ve even been to a White Elephant party that was a liquor/wine only exchange, and the end of that night was pretty memorable.