White Elephant Gift Ideas That Will Be the Envy of the Party

Photo: Design by Viviana Duron

White elephant gift exchanges are a traditional part of the holiday season. For those who aren't familiar with the event, the rules are simple: Each person chooses a present from the pile, unwraps it, and then gets the option to keep the gift or swap it for someone else's. By the end of the game, there are always that keep changing hands.

If you're taking part in a  gift exchange, you'll need to think beyond typical gifts—the game calls for items cut from a different cloth. Stylish, practical, and fun goods are sure to be a hit. Ahead, we've rounded up a few of our favorites: Think cheeky key chains, board games, and cool bar accessories. Trust us—everyone will want these cool, quirky gifts.