If you’re looking to liven up this year’s annual office or family holiday party, add a Dirty Santa gift exchange into the mix. Think of it as a White Elephant or Secret Santa gift exchange, but with more drama. With a Dirty Santa gift swap, everyone — family members, friends, or coworkers — will have to use their smarts to take hold of the present that they want most.
Here’s how it works: Each person brings a wrapped gift to the party, adhering to the budget you set ahead of time ($25 and under is typical). Once the party starts, assign everyone a number and then go in ascending order. Each player decide if they want to open a new gift from the pile or steal someone else’s. The catch: No one can steal back a gift, which means the game calls for a lot of give (and not to mention, frustration).
Before the fun and games can begin, browse through these Dirty Santa gifts until you find a funny idea that aligns with your party’s theme. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas, which include silly-yet-useful picks (the world’s smallest vacuum) and affordable gifts that will spruce up their home or office space (cute catch-all trays and candles).
Hot Dog Toaster
You can always stick a hot dog in the microwave or on the grill, but toasted dogs are where it’s at. This retro-style toaster cooks two hot dogs all while it toasts their buns to perfection.
FunSaver Disposable Camera
Film cameras are back in a big way, and anyone can use this disposable Kodak to capture their memories with some vintage grain — without learning how to use a manual 35mm camera.
World’s Smallest Vacuum
You might think this is a gag, but this tiny vacuum is actually perfect for picking up crumbs or tiny specks of dust. Leave it near the computer keyboard to keep the crevices crumb-free.
Portable Camping Hammock
These durable, lightweight hammocks are popular with college students, campers and the most chill among us. It’s an affordable, unique swap gift that people will actually use.
Grilled Cheese Toaster
Each month, they can look forward to flipping to a new image of a dog doing his business in 12 different destinations around the country. FYI: $1 of each purchase goes to the Maui Humane Society to support animals.
You can choose between five burrito styles, two waffle styles and two pizza options for this happy blanket. Be sure to tell the recipient to wash it on cold and tumble it dry on the lowest setting.
Beer Belly Waist Pack
This fanny pack changes the definition of beer belly, because a can of beer can literally fit inside of it. The hair looks so real, it’s scary.
This adorable dumpling light has proved to become a popular gift choice for teens, but adults will find it equally as cute — just look at its little face!
Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy
It’s only natural to chuckle when you see a red tube guy waving in the wind. This mini version will bring the laughs in any home office.
Potty Fisher Toilet Fishing Game
If they ever disappear for a long period of time, you’ll know exactly where they are. They can set up this small fishing pond to make the most of their time in the bathroom. Fishing pole included!
Rainbow Unicorn Slippers
At first glance, these comfy unicorns look like something your tween would want for Christmas — but don’t be surprised when a friend tries to steal them mid-exchange.
Baby Yoda Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Cold Case Murder Mystery Game
Here’s a fun way to put their sleuthing skills to work: Crack open three murder-mystery cases after sifting through 50 fake police documents, newspaper clippings and crime scene photos.
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margarita: More Cocktails with a Literary Twist
For their next book club meeting, they can serve up a batch of these literary-inspired cocktails, anything from Little Soused on the Prairie to Fifty Shades of Grey Goose.
Fleece Blanket with Sleeves
They might laugh at how ridiculous it looks when they open it, but we bet they’ll get more use out of it than they think.
The Choco Challenge 2.0
Wake up their tastebuds with this spicy white chocolate, which is actually infused with the “world’s hottest peppers.” They warn that it’s “stupid spicy,” so beware.
Dinosaur Taco Holder
2-Sided Jigsaw Puzzle
They can live out their daydreams while putting together this 500-piece puzzle, inspired by one of Gray Malin’s iconic beach photographs. It’s a two-for-one deal: The puzzle has two sides — one is glossy, the other is matte — so they can keep busy for hours.
Face Novelty Planter
Stick a real or fake plant inside this desktop-friendly planter, and then let them customize their new office buddy with dry-erase markers. The built-in nose and ears double as a glasses holder, so they don’t lose sight of their eyeglasses ever again.
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Sexy Man Candle
Made with eco-friendly soy wax, this 6 oz. candle smells just like a musky men’s cologne.
“If You Can Read This, Bring Me Some Coffee” Socks
These socks are perfect for the coffee-obsessed friend in your life. Just don’t be around them when they decide to wear the socks — unless you want to test your barista knowledge.
“If the Dog Is Home” Wine Glass
The sentiment on this stemless wine glass couldn’t be any more true. Pair it with a bottle of their favorite wine for a little bonus gift.
Mini Karaoke Microphone
Concrete Hands Catchall
Frog Mochi Plushie
Because everyone loves an incredibly cute plushie.
“World’s Best Boss” Beer Can Coolies
Cool Coast Products
If your boss loves The Office and has a great sense of humor, gift them this funny beer koozie.
Cottagecore Coloring Book
The cottagecore aesthetic continued to flourish online this year, making this coloring book a trendy way to chill out.
Toilet Coffee Mug
Some might cringe at the sight of drinking out of a toilet bowl mug, but practical jokers will appreciate this throne.
Strawberry Grow Kit
They can get a jumpstart on next summer’s garden with this compact grow-your-own strawberry kit. Plant strawberry seeds inside this blue ceramic basket and then transplant them outside once they start to sprout.
“I Drink and I Know Things” Wine Tumbler
Sipping from a wine tumbler emblazoned with Tyrion Lannister’s famous quote, it’s almost as if they’re back in King’s Landing.
You Tried Trophy
Stick a soft-boiled egg, small succulent, or tiny trinkets in this ceramic trophy, which serves as a constant reminder that it’s about the journey, not the destination. It’s the effort that counts, right?
Slay All Day Stationery Set
Every time they put pen to paper, they’ll be inspired to take on whatever the day throws at them. The entire set comes with 10 double-sided cards and matching marble envelopes.
Leg Lamp Nightlight
If your friend is a fan of the beloved holiday movie A Christmas Story, they’re definitely going to try and swap something for this clap-on nightlight.
Boba Tea AirPods Case
Boba tea AirPods case. What more is there to say?
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