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12 White Elephant Gift Ideas to Unwrap and Snatch

Does thievery go hand-in-hand with Christmas? It does when Dirty Santa is involved! Also known as White Elephant or a Yankee Swap, this year we hope you get the luck of the draw and are able to snag the best Dirty Santa gifts.

Better yet, go ahead and bring the best gift in the pool by thinking inside the box with some of these fun and unique monthly subscription boxes. Delivered right to the recipient's door, these gifts can help take some of the guesswork out of what to bring and can be bought at an affordable price point.

The added element of surprise brings a little bit of extra Christmas magic to these White Elephant gift ideas.

1. Exotic Noods

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Price: Starts at $20.00/month

What You’ll Get: Is there anyone out there that doesn’t like ramen noodles? They are a pretty safe bet for pleasing just about anyone, making Exotic Noods a great option for this year’s Dirty Santa. Along with a clever name, this box delivers between 4-8 exotic ramen noodle packs, depending on your choice of premium packs, just-add-water packs, or a mix of the two.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 15th of each month

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2. Stick in a Box

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Price: Starts at $15.00/month

What You’ll Get: What’s better than a Stick in a Box? Not much when that stick is some gourmet jerky just waiting to be snacked on. With 3 different subscription levels sending anywhere from 2 bags of jerky up to 21 jerky products, enough to feed the whole office, there’s a box of small-batch artisanal dried meat that’ll work with any White Elephant gift budget.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month

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3. Skulls Unlimited International, Inc.

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Price: Starts at $24.99/month

What You’ll Get: It’s always fun to be ‘that guy’ at the Yankee Swap that brings the gift that’s a little out there. Depending on the crowd, Skulls Unlimited’s monthly Bone Box is that kind of ghoulish gift that appeals to the more eccentric participants. A leader in real osteological products, this box delivers professionally cleaned authentic bone specimen, perfect for bone lovers and oddity collectors alike.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st full week of each month

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4. Slime

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Price: Starts at $15.00/month

What You’ll Get: While it might be the gift that someone thinks they got wrongly stuck with, that’ll all change when they get their hands in the oh-so-good gooiness contained in the Slime box. Perfect for kids or for those forever young at heart, each month’s themed box sends a wide variety of premium slime. A little slimy fun for everyone!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of every month

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5. Succulent Lovers

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Price: Starts at $11.00/month

What You’ll Get: The Succulent Lovers monthly subscription is a White Elephant gift that’s sure to be on point. Each month’s box delivers either succulent cuttings or potted succulents to spruce up your office or home. Whether they get in the hands of a plant lover with a green thumb or not, these easy-to-grow and hard-to-kill succulents are sure to thrive wherever they end up.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 2nd Monday of every month

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6. Madmen & Heroes

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Price: Starts at $30.00/month

What You’ll Get: One of many unique White Elephant gifts, the Madmen & Heroes subscription box allows the giftee to enter a world of days gone by. A story will unfold in front of them as they work their way through unraveling an intriguing historical mystery. Each month brings a new game, rooted in history, with plenty of truths to uncover and challenges to be worked out.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 28th of every month

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7. Unicorn Dream Box

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Price: Starts at $19.95/month

What You’ll Get: Whether you’re on board with this fandom or not, it’s likely that any Yankee Swap you head to will have someone who’s dying to get their hands on the Unicorn Dream Box. Catering to all things unicorny, this subscription is available in 2 levels and delivers 3-9 unicorn-themed items including makeup, stationery, decor and a special sweet treat in every box.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 18th of the month

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8. Henny+Roo

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Price: Starts at $29.95/month

What You’ll Get: Sure to be snatched up by the backyard coop-keeper in the crowd, the Henny+Roo monthly box makes the perfect gift for both friend and flock. Keeping chicken enthusiasts in mind, this box is curated to include high-quality chicken-tending supplies and treats for the hens, along with a few gifts for the happy chicken rearer, too.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on or close to the 7th of every month

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9. Rox-Boxs

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Price: Starts at $29.99/month

What You’ll Get: Ensure that someone leaves the Dirty Santa exchange with a veritable box of rocks with the Rox-Boxs subscription. Far better than a stocking full of coal, this monthly box is packed with a carefully curated selection of rocks, including gems, minerals and fossils. With attention to quality and rarity, along with the unique geological findings, there’s a bit of education and rock swag in every box.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around 14 days following receipt of order

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10. Worldwide Treats

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Price: Starts at $28.00/month

What You’ll Get: Ever wonder what Santa is snacking on throughout his intercontinental flight? Give the gift that helps unravel that mystery with Worldwide Treats! With 4 geographical regions to choose from, including a worldwide option, each box drops off 8 or more hard-to-find snacks. Including something sweet, something salty, and something to wash it all down with, it’s the perfect gift for the munchie-obsessed.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. the day following receipt of order

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11. Paper Kitty

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Price: Starts at $12.99/month

What You’ll Get: The Paper Kitty subscription is a great gift to bring along to this year’s office Dirty Santa gift exchange because it’s a great way to add a much-needed touch of whimsy to the daily routine in the office. Focusing on fun supplies from the best stationery makers around, each box delivers items that are as productive as they are smile-inducing.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 1st-5th of the month

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