There’s never been a better time to shop for a Yankee Swap gift. Why? Because the internet never stops adding quirky, cute, cool and straight-up weird products – you know, the type of stuff that’s perfect for a holiday gift exchange.
The only trouble with having so many choices is trying to sort through them all. A good gift exchange features a variety of gifts – from prized items that generate lots of competition, to gag gifts that generate lots of laughs. Your options are wide open.
If you’re determined to add something fresh and interesting to the gift pile, then the following list is for you. We’ve rounded up what we think are the absolute best Yankee Swap gifts of 2015. You can buy all of them online, at a price that fits within the boundaries of the typical gift exchange.
Before we get into newer items, let’s look back at the most buzzworthy gift from last year’s list. This novelty wine glass is both funny and useful, which makes it an ideal gift for any year and any gift exchange.
This “Before-You-Go” toilet spray really works. But what makes it such an awesome Yankee Swap gift is the hilarious product name. For extra kicks, you can choose from different scents, including “Royal Flush” and “Deja Poo.”
This phony product box is the perfect way to wrap up a Yankee Swap gift. But if you don’t like the Turn & Churn Travel Ice Cream Maker, feel free to pick one of the many other Prank Packs you can find online. It seems the only ones who don’t love these things are the people who purchased them thinking the products were real!
Avast, me mateys! If it’s a Yankee Swap gift ye seek, then ye be wantin’ to plunder this fine piece of booty that’s certain to shiver their timbers. Lubber Translation: This combo corkscrew/bottle opener/foil cutter is simply awesome.
We don’t normally recommend political gifts for a Christmas party, at least unless you know (somehow) that everyone present shares your point of view. But, having said that, “The Donald” transcends politics. Everyone – Democrat, Republican, Trump fan, Trump hater – should get a laugh out of this ridiculous coloring book.
Eating inadvisable amounts of chocolate is a beloved holiday tradition. At 16 ounces, the Slice ‘N Share Snickers is roughly eight times the size of a standard Snickers. It doesn’t get much more inadvisable than that.
Wine stoppers make great little gifts, and the sayings on these add a humorous touch that’s particularly appropriate for a Yankee Swap. The only people who might not have a use for these are non-wine drinkers. But wait – they also work on beer bottles!
Is your gift for an office party by chance? If so, your coworkers might appreciate these MoodyCards, which allow people to express their feelings by choosing the appropriate sign to display on their desks. Options include “I’m Freezing,” “Buy Me a Coffee,” and “Longest Day Ever.”
These dolls have been around for awhile, and they’re always coming out with new styles. The concept is simple: Beat on this little doll rather than taking out your frustrations on other people. Obviously, this is another one that could be useful for coworkers.
The coffee table book Underwater Dogs was a huge hit and made our list two years ago. Since then, there have been numerous offshoots and copycats (some literally featuring cats). But it’s hard to top this followup from Seth Casteel, which takes the original formula and adds 50% more cuteness.
There are so many funny coffee mugs out there, it’s hard to pick just one. Well, actually not that hard, because this clear coffee mug is hilarious. In the same vein as the “Don’t Even Ask” wine glass, it provides a helpful indicator of the user’s caffeination level.
We’ve recommended gift cards on our last two lists, and we’re not about to break with precedent now. Of course, you can find them in many different looks from many different merchants. If possible, get something festive like the Amazon gift card pictured here.
That’s it for this year’s list of the best Yankee Swap gifts. If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, be sure to check out our complete collection of gift ideas.