When Christmas time roles around, everyone’s favorite gifting game–white elephant–rears it’s head. And there’s a reason it comes back year after year. The game is funny, it’s memorable and it gives everyone the chance to bond over the holidays. Unfortunately, many of the gag gifts we give and receive during games like white elephant can be pretty useless in the long run. While they’re funny for 30 minutes or so, they’re quickly forgotten about and thrown in the back of the closet. Worse yet, they’re doomed to be labeled the official re-gifting gift of the season.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. With these gifts, you can have fun while also being purposeful.
This hand made soap from the Etsy shop, Soap by Nadia is the perfect example of a hilarious gift that still serves a purpose. Nadia’s money soap is made with all natural ingredients like coconut oil and oat protein. Plus, it’s stuffed with real money! Got a middle schooler that could use a shower? Money soap is the gag gift you’ve been waiting for.
You may think that the time of this tried and true classic is long gone, but you would be mistaken. Snuggies are unintentionally hilarious yet undoubtedly useful. Especially during the chilly holidays, everyone can make great use of a functional and cozy blanket. Throw it on with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book in hand, and you’ve found yourself the recipe for the perfect evening at home.
Practical and cute, these appreciation plant cubes from Baudville provide the thrill of growing fresh herbs at home, alongside an encouraging message. Whether you want to show the office homies that you care, or it’s your family that could use a little extra encouraging, these plant cubes are bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face for months to come.
Cat Scratching Pad w/ a Twist
Any cat lover knows that cat scratching can take a toll on furniture and other valuables. So what better way to let the cats get their energy out without destroying your valuables, all while getting a laugh, than with this DJ Cat Scratching Pad? Watch your friends’ cats go crazy while they unknowingly look like the next hottest DJ on the strip.
Taco Tuesday is all the rage, and these Dinosaur Taco Holders will be too. These hilarious, dish washer safe dinosaurs allow you to easily stuff your tacos to the brim, making the perfect addition to Mexican food night. Great for kids and adults alike, you really just can’t go wrong with any gift that’ll make your food even more delicious and fun.
Jewelry should always be cute, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be funny too. With a hilarious and encouraging hidden away message, this fashionable cuff bangle is simply stylish and perfectly practical. Whoever’s lucky enough to receive it is sure to be excited at first glance, and cracking up the next.
It’s time we give new meaning to the phrase “gag gifts”. No longer is white elephant just for giggles. With these gifts in mind, it can be practical too.