yankee swap

Ten of the most hilarious gift ideas

Yankee swap, dirty Santa, naughty Santa, white elephant, or thieves Christmas. Whatever you call it, odds are good you’ll be attending one of these events this holiday season. What to take to such an event is always the most difficult decision. Most parties set a spending limit, and the gift should be more for fun and a good laugh than something someone would have on their Santa wish list. If you’re not familiar with this festive event, here are the details. At the beginning of the party, guests draw numbers to determine their swap order. Each person gets a chance to choose a gift based on their number. The person who picks the first gift opens it and shows it to the rest of the guests. Then the number two participant picks a gift and chooses to either unwrap it or swap it for an unwrapped gift. If the gift is swapped, the person who has their gift taken from them gets to unwrap the chosen gift and the turn passes. When all the gifts have been opened, the game is over. Afterward, some trading should be expected and is perfectly acceptable so that, as much as possible, everyone goes home with a gift they are happy with. Below are 10 gift ideas that can sweeten up the party.

1. Donut tattoos.

donut tattoo hilarious gift swap idea

These yummy tattoos really show your commitment to the sweet treat.


2. The dad bag.

dad bag fanny pack hilarious gift swap idea

This fanny pack is sure to be the most swapped item at the party.


3. Bathe and brew prank gift.

bathe & brew hilarious gift swap idea

Showers and coffee go together like….well I don’t know, but this duo is sure to wake you up for the day! (This is just the box. Put whatever you want inside – maybe a bar of soap and instant coffee)


4. Bacon scarf.

bacon scarf funny gift idea

Not so tasty, but you wear it well.


5. Muffin tops.

muffin top baking dish gift idea

Which muffin top came first?


6. Facebook shower curtain.

facebook shower curtain

Update your Facebook page every morning with this fun shower curtain.


7. Peanut butter and jelly purse.

pbj purse funny gift idea

It’s no designer bag, but who doesn’t love some PB&J!


8. Foodie dice.

foodie dice yankee swap gif tidea

What’s for dinner tonight? Just roll the dice.


9. Thumb wrestling ring.

thumb wrestling wring gift idea

If it’s going to be official, you should have a ring.


10. Lottery tickets.

lottery tickets gift swap idea

Buy $20 worth of lottery scratchers, wrap them up in a giant box, and let the winner of that gift find out what it’s really worth.