Best White Elephant Gifts Of 2022

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It's time to start thinking about the holiday gifts to give your friends and family. It's probably pretty likely you'll do some sort of white elephant gifting this season. If you're not familiar with the white elephant party tradition, a white elephant gift is a present that is usually quirky, funny, or unusual. These gifts are often given as a joke. According to The New York Times, some report that white elephant parties are "tacky and tasteless," but often, these parties are "a really good time."

If you're stuck for ideas for white elephant gifts this holiday season, never fear. We've compiled a list of the best white elephant gifts for the 2022 holidays. From magnets to planters, and everything in between, there's sure to be something for everyone on your list. Whether you're looking for a white elephant gift that is funny, practical, or just plain weird, we've got you covered.

Gold dinosaur planter

Bring a touch of class — and a lot of kitsch — to your white elephant party with this Gold Dinosaur Planter. Perfect for succulents or cacti, this shiny dino will liven up any room. The gold planter is sure to start a conversation, or two. This gold dinosaur planter is a great holiday gift for anyone who loves prehistoric creatures and plants. This shiny planter also makes a great paperweight for people who can't keep plants alive. Check out more of this planter and other holiday gifts at the Plant and Color Etsy store. 

Britney Spears tree ornament

This holiday season, celebrate the end of Britney Spears' conservatorship by giving your friends and family the ultimate white elephant gift of a Britney Spears ornament. This shiny bauble will surely please even the grinchiest of Scrooges, after all, it's Britney from her "Baby One More Time" days. The Britney Spears ornament will get everyone in the holiday spirit, so get one for your white elephant party and one for yourself. Britney is finally free, and you can hang this ornament of the beautiful pop princess in a place of honor.

Cat Yoga Magnets

For the cat lover, Cat Yoga Magnets are a purr-fect white elephant gift! Your favorite cat lover can stick the kitty magnets on the fridge as a daily reminder that cats own people, not the other way around. 

Do you have friends who love cats and crafting? Be the hit of the white elephant party by bringing the "Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat" book as a gift. The step-by-step guide shows how to create all sorts of crafts using nothing but cat hair. It is weirdly satisfying. 

If Cauliflower Can Be Pizza, You Can Be Anything kitchen towel

Consider bringing an inspirational white elephant gift to your office party. "If Cauliflower Can Be Pizza, You Can Be Anything" is a funny kitchen towel that's ideal for anyone, no matter how much time you spend in the kitchen. The Main Event Etsy store has other funny kitchen towels as well. If this one doesn't fit, opt for the hilarious "Mr. Rogers Did Not Adequately Prepare Me For The People In My Neighborhood" kitchen towel. 

Dolly Parton Celestial Candle

We saved the best for last because Dolly Parton is seemingly one of the best humans in the world. Parton helped develop the COVID-19 vaccine, and regularly does so many nice things that Jeff Bezos gave the music legend $100 million to give to the charities of her choice. A Dolly Parton Celestial Candle is a superb white elephant gift, as it's something fun and different for anyone.

The folks at Illuminidol are so wild about the singer that they made a Dolly Parton Air Freshener, along with many other Dolly gifts. Have fun giving white elephant gifts this holiday season!