Whether it's an office Christmas Party, party amongst friends or a family gift exchange tradition, there's almost always a white elephant gift involved. I've come up with 5 of the most popular/funniest/common white elephant gifts.

Before I get into the list, I've gotta tell you this...sometimes it's not all that bad to get a white elephant gift, here's why! About 3 years ago we had a white elephant gift exchange at the company Christmas party and one of the gifts was a Chia Pet. That Chia Pet was traded for 3 times and it was locked in and the girl who ended up getting stuck with it didn't seem to happy. The game went on and everyone had a great time. At the end of the game, the president of the company, who came in from out of town, asked where is the Chia Pet?

The girl who had it stood up and he said, "What you see is a Chia Pet, but remember looks aren't all there are to people, things and businesses. Open the box!" Inside the box was $250 CASH!!

So getting a white elephant gift isn't always that bad!

Here are my top 5!

  • 1

    Chia Pet

    You only see and hear this commercial at Christmas time! Ch- Ch- Chia! Now you'll be singing that song all day long! Especially after watching the commercial!

  • 2

    The Clapper

    Clap on, clap off. The Clapper! This product is amazing and the commercials are even funnier too!

  • 3


    These warm products made their way into our world a few years ago and they've kept you warm ever since!

  • 4

    Ove Glove

    I see these oven gloves advertised every year, but I'm a little skeptical when it comes to actually using them though. I'll stick with my old fashioned pot holders and singing the hair on my arm over the grill!

  • 5

    All Edges Brownie Pans

    I'm not sure if it actually works, but it sounds like it would and seeing how most of us like a ton of edges on our brownies it's the perfect white elephant gift.