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When it comes to gift swapping games like White Elephant, Yankee Swap, or Nasty Christmas, the master gifters must first forget everything they know about holiday gifting.
Gone are the cashmere scarves, Belgian chocolates, and those porcelain baby angel figurines Aunt Sharon collects. In their place, Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness, cookbooks punctuated by expletives, life-size cardboard cut-outs of your face, and door stoppers with “HODOR” emblazoned upon them.
Gift swaps reward the niche, novel, and irreverent, with bonus points going to those who can check the boxes of funny and useful. So, below, we rounded up 55 last-minute gifts that are perfectly primed for this occasion, and, admittedly, perhaps no other.
Most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days’ time, so don’t stress too hard about your last-minute shopping — just remember that the sooner you order, the better your chances of a timely arrival.
Below, you’ll find 55 of the best last-minute White Elephant gifts under $ 50 on the internet.
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks’ holiday gift guides for 2018 here.
A parody cookbook
Useful, funny, unexpected, and — dare we say it — provocative … this spoof cookbook is one of the best conversation starters and White Elephant gifts under $ 15 you’re likely to find.
A funny meme-inspired card game for adults
What Do You Meme is the second wave of whatever Cards Against Humanity was — and it’s really fun. The game is currently backordered on Uncommon Goods until December 27, so order from Amazon if your exchange is before Christmas.
A 2019 calendar celebrating only the cringe-worthy awkwardness of timeless family photos
Matching outfits, terrible stage direction, and a collection of 365 photos that will make you recoil in either recognition or secondhand embarrassment.
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