I’ve never been a huge giver of white elephant gifts and I think I might be missing out. I have friends who exchange them with family and friends and always share such fun tales about the gift exchange and what a great time everyone has. I think I’ve always been too practical to start this tradition on my own. But when it comes to teens, I’m finding ~ at least for our youngest ~ it’s ALL about white elephant gifts.
Maybe it’s because she loves to be involved in ALL the things ~ 3 clubs, sports, Girl Scouts ~ and she loves to spend time with her friends. But right now I’m looking at a request to take her shopping for a longer list than expected of must-have white elephant gifts for upcoming holiday gatherings. So…I set out to find a few fun ideas and WOW was I surprised! Let’s just say it takes some digging to find age appropriate white elephant gifts so if you need one for teens, be careful what you choose.
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To make things easy for you, I’ve got 6 that I think would not only be fun to give and receive but also make the appropriate content cut too. Check it out!
Holiday Slipper Socks
Perhaps best given in a group of teen girls, in this house it’s all about holiday socks and these are a perfect choice because they double as slippers.
Tetris Ice Cube Block Mold & Tray
Super fun for the the teen who loves games, a perfect choice for bakers too! Love that these can be used to make ice, candy, brownies, fudge, and candles as well.
Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster
Hot dogs in a toaster ~ who knew? Don’t judge but all of our kids have had seasons in their lives where hot dogs were a primary food group. Teens aren’t any different than toddler so if the bun fits…
Rogue One Water Bottle
My girl never leaves the house without a water bottle and because we are huge Star Wars fans, a Rogue One Water Bottle would be equal parts useful and trendy too.
Teens blow through batteries like crazy and since they are old enough to find and replace them. Stock the battery organizer if you like, either way, it’s sure to bring eye rolls and laughs with equal success.
White Elephant Ring Holder
It wouldn’t be a white elephant party without someone bringing an actual white elephant as a gift. Thanks to elephants being on trend, a ring holder is the perfect useful white elephant gift of all!
When there are so many people who need our support at that holidays and all year long, I can’t bring myself to spend money on things that won’t possibly ever be used. That’s why this list is full of things that are practical, useful, and affordable too. Being resourceful while having fun is a priceless gift to your teen and this is a perfect time to share that too. Tell me…
Do you exchange white elephant gifts at the holidays?
For more clever gift giving ideas, be sure to stop by our Holiday Gifts Pinterest board. Thanks so much for stopping by ~ see you next time!