It was only a year or two ago that I first heard the term “White elephant gift”. I didn’t realize it was a tradition that some people participated in? I’d heard of (and have both given and received) gag gifts, but to create a celebration around the gross and inappropriate…
I have a twisted sense of humour. I love the idea of someone unwrapping an inappropriate t-shirt from RushOrderTees in front of the whole family! It’s the look on their face as it dawns on them… Or, if that wasn’t enough, consider if it wasn’t just a one-piece ensemble. What if they slowly unwrapped a whole outfit of custom clothing as the present giving went on and on, starting with the shirt and ending with a pair of custom any face on socks? The build up alone would be absolutely hilarious!
Today I decided to showcase some of my favourite Christmas gag gift ideas from all over the internet – homemade and manufactured.
Don’t scroll down if you are uptight, tightly wound, politically correct or un-twisted:
(You can find these and many more at my Amazon storefront)
First up is this “Weiner Kleener” I posted on the blog a few years ago:
It’s a bar of soap with a hole drilled through the middle – and you can make the hole large or small to take the joke one step further. I have the free printable on the Weiner Cleaner blog post.
Know someone who is mechanically illiterate? They could probably use a jug of Blinker Fluid:
Do you remember, or are you in the throes of, those years where remembering to have batteries on hand was imperative to Christmas success? This is a Christmas gag gift that works in reverse:
I know that teachers receive more gift mugs than they can ever possibly use – but I think this Christmas gag gift might find its way to the front of the line-up.
If you are a DIYer, you probably have access to sawdust and shavings; challenge the puzzle wizard in your family to rebuild what you’ve cut down.
Know someone who loves Mac and Sephora a little too much? Give them a little Holiday hint:
Years ago I was visiting a friend and they wanted to introduce me to a few people I hadn’t met yet, but they thought it would make a better introduction if I had a fart machine in my pocket… that they had the remote for;
the looks of shock on everyone’s face as these horrible, wet noises came from my pocket…
Let’s face it – Farts will always be funny.
Christmas gag gifts don’t have to necessarily be delivered on Christmas Day – how about setting your recipient up for a smile every day leading up to the Holidays – like with this beer case advent.
This is a gag gift that everyone can use – and it will predict the weather far more accurately than any television weather person:
Tell me if you received this Christmas gag gift you wouldn’t immediately try it? I know you would – just to see if your bellybutton is actually dirty – admit it.
I’m not really sure why this would be a gag gift – this is my winter sweater.
Kidding (kinda), these are tights covered with thick-Italian-man-hair and I think they are hilarious! Show up to the next semi-formal staff party with these bad boys on!
If you’re going to give (or wear) the hairy man legs – you really need the accompanying purse to coordinate:
Madison is obsessed with slime – we have purchased gallons of glue and contact lens solution and have jars and jars of it everywhere. I think hiding gift cards inside some of the icky stuff would be kind of funny – especially if you have a somewhat germophobe friend. Labelling it as snot would just put them over the edge. lol
I have a friend that complains about being exhausted with making decisions – I think that’s just a Mom-thing – so this handy kit would make a great Christmas gag gift AND alleviate all that decision-making stress!
Wait, how would you decide on Chinese over pizza for dinner?
Oh my gosh – I totally have a set of these!
(mine are built-ins though)
This is a cute Christmas gag gift that the kids could make for their classmates… yup, I’m that bad-influence Mom.
Do you have a techie in your life? Someone that wants the latest and greatest technological experience?
They’d hate this (so it would be an awesome gift!)
Here’s a great Christmas gag gift for your sweetie – Twister sheets!
Just before he heads up to bed with the look of anticipation in his eyes…
send the kids in to greet him with a game. lol
Everyone gets slippers as a gift at least once in their life – but how many get real “loafers”?
I actually think this is a great gift idea – unless your rich friend wins another million.
What if you changed it up a bit and framed up scratched lottery cards with a note “you won $2” on it?
After you’ve made and/or purchased all of your Christmas gag gifts, you can close the white elephant with this fancy new money clip – because after the Holidays, this is all the cash most of us have left.