10 White Elephant Gift Ideas for Kids of All Ages (and All Around $20!)
I didn’t know about the White Elephant Party holiday tradition until I attended my first present swap about five years ago. It was a mixed crowd of adults and teens, so gifts had to apply to anybody over age 12. Most of us used the get-together as a chance to “regift” something — for instance, my son hates the smell of any candle, so if I’m given one, I find it a new home.
These days, a White Elephant Party more often means buying a nice, new gift, usually for about $20. Unlike with “Secret Santa” the White Elephant gift might go to any of the guests. Kids often have their own round of gift passing and stealing, if not their own party. If your kid is invited to a White Elephant and needs a $20 gift that works for any child from about age 4 to 14, these are for you. And even if your party is a mix of ages, older teens and adults might fight for some of these as well!