White elephant exchanges can be awful – nobody likes seeing five pairs of socks making the rounds when the potential landing spot lies with them. But with the right gifts, the event can be the highlight of a great office party. Here are some gifts that will garner laughs and appreciation.

PixelPillowSociety6Society6 Gaming Throw Pillows

Add a little gamer cred to your living room decor. For a safe gifting bet, get a pillow with a vintage character such as Mario or Pac-Man. $20


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Recipes include “Dripping Thighs,” “Chicken with a Lardon,” and “Erect Chicken.” Poultry’s never been so scandalous. $12



GoT-horn-mug-courtsey-Jell-DragonGame of Thrones Coffee Mug

Coffee drinkers (all of us) who are Game of Thrones fans (most of us) will clamor for this awesome Rustic Horn mug. (OK, so it’s supposed to be for beer, but who doesn’t want to walk around the office with this?) $60


FlaskTieUseBaxbo Flask Tie

This flask tie features a built-in 8-ounce liquid bladder to hold whatever type of liquid you’d like. $25


Maritime Pacific Jolly RogerGrowler-Plus-22

Everyone likes booze around the holidays, so fill up a growler of Seattle’s most famous Christmas-themed beer. $14 (new growler plus beer)




90516---Star-Wars---FRONT4Groovy UK Star Wars Onesie

The new Star Wars movie debuts this Christmas. Support your favorite galactic franchise while sleeping like a baby. $42