Above all, gift exchanges are meant to be funny. A lot of the laughs come from the rather un-Christmasy spectacle of friends, family, and coworkers stealing prized items from one another. But the presents themselves can also be hilarious – in fact, that’s the quality most people look for when searching for a good Yankee Swap gift.
Tacky re-gifts and handmade items are always a hit, but nothing you can scrounge together in your home can compete with the wacky and weird crap they have for sale on the internet. To prove it, here’s a list of funny Yankee Swap gifts that are sure to get a big reaction when they come out of the wrapping paper.
You can get most of these gifts online for $20 or less. Click a product image to see the current price.
Novelty coffee mugs are a dime a dozen. Well, not really. They’re actually more expensive than regular coffee mugs. But you get the picture. They’re common. What’s not common are novelty coffee cups that are as amazing as this one. Drinking brown liquid from a mini toilet? Eww.
This goofy pencil sharpener seems like a perfect gag gift for work – it’s funny-but-inoffensive, office-related, and cheap. If you need a lowbrow gift for under $10, this is the one to pick (see what I did there?).
Despite the convincing appearance, this item isn’t really intended to carry human organs for transplant. Bologna and cheese is more its style. This is actually a fully functional insulated lunch tote – one that has some pretty solid customer reviews behind it. Obviously, this is one of the all-time great gifts for people who work in medical professions.
Most people will instantly recognize this as a parody of the unbelievably popular erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. If not, it’ll be fun explaining it to them. As you can probably guess, this clever cookbook uses a lot of saucy language about thighs, breasts, and juices to keep the joke going throughout.
Everyone remembers A Christmas Story. In fact, many of us have it burned into our memories thanks to interminable holiday airings on cable TV. But if anyone needed a reminder of the kitschy lamp from that movie, this little item would be perfect.
If your Yankee Swap group is totally twisted, or includes unicorn fans, you have to get this item. In case you’re wondering, the can doesn’t actually contain meat (unicorn or other). Instead, it contains a dismembered plush unicorn. Sick, right?
Sadly, the Pet Petter isn’t an actual product. This is just a funny box you can put your real gift in. Prank Pack also offers boxes for the Beer Beard, the Crib Dribbler, and many other phony products.
Looking for more funny Yankee Swap gift ideas? In addition to checking out the other articles on this site, you can always try searching Pinterest (general ideas), Etsy (handmade), and Amazon (everything). To get the maximum number of results, don’t forget to use the terms White Elephant, Dirty Santa and other Yankee Swap synonyms.