Every year, the prospect of the dreaded white elephant gift exchange brings to mind that episode of The Office wherein Michael Scott brings an iPod (haha what’s an iPod, am I right?) and chaos ensues. Even without an iPod in the mix, there’s always one gift everyone tries to diabolically scheme away from supposed loved ones. Seriously, how is this a holiday game? It’s designed for people who like to watch the world burn. But since there’s a 95% chance you’re going to attend a white elephant gift exchange this year—a number we arrived at in a completely scientific and not-made-up manner—we rounded up nine gifts to bring. We know gift giving is “not a competition” but bring one of these and you’ll totally win.
White Elephant Gifts
Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna
Chaos is a ladder—or, in this case, a Fenty Beauty highlighter.
Baby Steps Socks
10/10 would use our steal for these socks.
Cold Brew Coffee Maker
This cold brew coffee maker is sure to inspire some Game of Thrones–level scheming.
‘Tis the Fantasy-son With USB Foot Warmers
Unicorn. Slippers. With. Foot. Warmers. We've seen friendships end over less.
More than a third of Americans don't get enough sleep (actual statistic), which means 35% of the people in your white elephant group are going to do battle over this snooze-inducing set.
Bento Box Cheers 3Pc Bento Box
Three booze-inspired flavors that will be the undoing of at least one BFF-ship.
Adult Party Game
What do you meme?
The person who walks away with this game will probably end up playing it with a different set of friends.
JF Universal Salt
To cause a rift in your bougie-est friend group.
Therapy Bath Salts
Organic To Green
Because it's 2017 and everyone needs all the help de-stressing they can get.