These 41 Dirty Santa gift ideas will have everyone stealing from each other! Dirty Santa is a fun holiday gift exchange game that can be played with adults, children, or both! For more information on how to play, check out the Dirty Santa rules.
As for the gifts, Dirty Santa gifts are usually funny, clever little knickknacks that people will want to steal from each other. The more stealing there is the more fun and competitive the game becomes. This list has everything on it. You can’t go wrong from practical to clever to funny gifts if you pick any of these to bring to the Dirty Santa gift exchange.
Dirty Santa Gift Ideas:
1. Ravioli Spoon Rest
A ravioli spoon rest is all of the above! It’s clever, practical, and funny! Guests will 100% want to be stealing this one from each other. It’s absolutely darling and super helpful for the person who loves to cook and wants to avoid messy counters!
2. French Press
Not only is this a practical gift, but it’s one everyone will want. I mean, many of us have a rampant caffeine addiction, anyway. French presses are inexpensive and don’t require anything other than coffee grounds and water to make a nice steaming cup of joe.
3. S’mores Maker
Not many people have a s’mores maker. It’s a super-specific item but with delicious results. These s’mores makers run about $20-$30, so they fit nicely into a Dirty Santa budget. This s’mores maker is another gift that guests won’t be able to get enough of.
4. Popcorn Maker
On we go with another food item! This popcorn maker makes it easy and safe to make some popcorn! Let’s do away with making it on the stove and risking hot oil splattering everywhere! Simple gifts like these can go a long way in a game of Dirty Santa.
5. Vinyl Album
A vinyl album is a beautiful White Elephant gift idea if you’re playing with some music junkies. Pick an old classic album that everyone will know, and it’ll end up being a big hit. Grab an old record from your collection if you have anything to pass on!
A cookbook is one of our safe Dirty Santa gift ideas. We all know everyone loves to eat, so why not throw a good cookbook into the mix! Depending on the group of people playing, this gift can become a hot commodity.
Yep, you saw that right. Chocolate. There’s nothing simpler than plain old chocolate. You can get a little fancier by gifting a chocolate sampler with different flavor profiles if you like!
8. Ramen Sampler
Here comes another food sampler! Who doesn’t love a delicious bowl of ramen? This mystery sampler set is sure to be a big hit. The best part is, it doesn’t break the bank when coming to Dirty Santa gifts.
9. Singing Toothbrush
Here is a funny and obnoxious gift idea. Just think of the look on everyone’s faces when grandpa ends up being the one who unwraps the singing toothbrush! You may be surprised by friends or family members when this gift ends up being stolen the most.
10. Shake Weight
If you’re looking for a gift that will make people laugh, then this one is it. This gift might not be great for a work exchange, but friends and family will get a good laugh at this one. Who knows, there might be a fitness guru in the bunch who would love to have one of these bad boys!
11. Poop Plush Emoji
It’s cute, soft, and funny! If you’re playing a game of Dirty Santa with kids, then this gift is sure to be a big hit. Why is poop so amusing? We may never know, but this plushy sure is hilarious.
12. Pickled Pigs Feet
I’ve got to be honest; I didn’t know these existed. Imagine everyone’s surprise when someone unwraps a jar of pickled pigs’ feet! You never know there might be someone in the crowd who could make good use of these feet!
13. Cowboy Boot Mug
Here is a gift for all the cowboys and cowgirls out there. This boot mug is sure to be a big hit in the Christmas exchange game! I know if I was playing and someone brought this, I would be stealing it until it was mine.
14. Richard Simmons Workout DVD
DVDs may be a thing of the past, but this DVD never goes out of style! Get your guests to get a move on with this hilariously classic workout DVD. It’s an oldie, but definitely, a classic, and guests will get a kick out of this when they see it being unwrapped.
15. Bottle of Wine
You know a bottle of alcohol will go very far in a game of Dirty Santa. The best part about this gift is it can be cracked open right there at the party. Friends and family will be fighting to the death for this gift!
16. Toilet Coffee Cup
A toilet coffee mug is a novelty but still practical. I love how comically cartoonish this mug looks! It’s still super cute, even though brown liquid inside it might raise some questions!
17. Cookie Jar
This hilarious cookie jar is a must to bring to the holiday party. It reminds me of something that would be seen in grandmas home! It’s bizarre, but that’s what makes Dirty Santa gifts so fun! It doesn’t need to make sense to be great.
18. Giant Gummy Bear
Once again, you can’t go wrong with candy! This giant gummy bear is very much a novelty, and it’s kind of…gross? Could you even imagine taking a bite into this monstrosity! Bring this heavy boy to your Dirty Santa gift exchange, and it might be a big hit.
19. Banana Guard
You may be wondering what purpose this banana guard serves. To protect your banana, of course! Now you will no longer need to worry about your banana becoming smashed and bruised when it hangs out in your backpack all day.
20. Fish Tank
Instead of gifting an actual fish, you can give someone the gift of this lovely fake fish tank. There is no care needed making it the best! This faux fish tank can even serve as a relaxing night light.
21. Pink Flamingo
Can you believe this pack of lawn flamingos is only $15? That means you can gift one or three and keep one or more for yourself. That makes this one of the best Dirty Santa gift ideas on the whole list! But seriously, this one is for sure to make people laugh.
22. Grab and Go Condiments
Here is one of our most random Dirty Santa gift ideas. That’s what the game is all about, though, so we must play by the rules! These grab-and-go condiment packets can be bought or pooled together from all the times you ordered that takeout.
23. Yeti Travel Mug
Okay, we’ve got a nice gift on this list for you guys. Enough of the novelty items for now! You already know your guests will be fighting tooth and nail for a Yeti travel mug because who wouldn’t be?
24. Round Ice Cube Maker
This gift is a little different and a little fun. A round ice maker will go a long way with the friends who are into making fun cocktails. I know I would love to have this as a gift, and maybe that’s because I already have one!
25. Wine Opener
Most people don’t actually need another wine opener. What they do need is THIS wine opener. The way the lever pulls the cork out will ensure it never breaks! This is a simple yet practical gift to bring to the Dirty Santa game, and people will actually want it.
26. Bag of Halloween Candy
You better run to the stores right after Halloween and grab a bag of clearance candy. A pack of Halloween candy is definitely out of pocket, but nothing is off-limits in a game of Dirty Santa.
27. Cast Iron Pan
Now here is a Dirty Santa gift we can get behind. You know guests will be FIGHTING for this cast iron skillet because why wouldn’t they be? These things are insanely durable, and you can pick one up for only $30.
Just like the ones we saw on TV, a snuggie makes a great gift to bring to a Dirty Santa exchange game. Snuggies fit nicely into a $20 budget, making them even more desirable to get as a gift. You already know everyone will be fighting over this one!
29. Bug-A-Salt Gun
I had never seen these until I started doing these gift ideas! This is a gun that shoots a spray of salt so you can go after annoying bugs! It’s not the most practical, but it creates a fun game. Just wait until everyone’s trying it out at the exchange party.
30. What Do You Meme
Everyone loves a good party game. What do you meme makes for a great gift because it’s hilarious and caters to many players. What’s even better is you can play this after your game of Dirty Santa.
31. Swiss Army Knife
A Swiss army knife is a classic gift to bring to the party. Whoever ends up with one of these bad boys will not be disappointed! These things are practical and durable, so anyone could get good use out of one of them. Again, these knives fall within a reasonable budget for a Dirty Santa exchange party.
We did have wine on the list already, but why not bring a boxed wine. This makes for a great gift because it comes in a large box, and it’s heavy. Franzia is an excellent item to bring to fool guests into thinking they’re hitting the jackpot!
33. Toilet Paper
This gift is random, and we know it. Isn’t that kind of the point of these exchange parties? Hey, if I were the one opening up a pack of toilet paper, I would think to myself, “at least I don’t have to buy any!” This would make a fun gift because it’s large, so people will be very unsuspecting!
34. Ant Farm
Who else would be absolutely stoked if they unwrapped one of these? Yeah, this ant farm will for sure be the most stolen gift at the party. If you plan on playing the game with kids, then an ant farm is a MUST.
35. Mushroom Log
We have an excellent gift for the person who is a chef and green thumb! With this mushroom log, you can grow and harvest your own mushrooms right from your kitchen. Better yet, these mushrooms are edible, so cook away!
36. Mini Waffle Maker
Mini waffle makers go on almost every single one of my gift guides. That’s because there are so many different things you can do with one, and they’re super practical when it comes to saving space. People will go crazy for one of these.
37. Fish Flops
As weird as these are, I want a pair. Fish flops are super funny but also functional! The only tricky part of this gift is finding someone with the correct shoe size! At least trading is prominent in a game like Dirty Santa!
38. Box of Cereal
Is this gift dumb or genius? You tell us the results after you bring it to your next gift exchange. I don’t know about you, but I love cereal. If someone got a box of cereal, I wouldn’t stop until it was mine! Cereal will also always fall in the gift exchange budget, making it funny and feasible.
39. Hot Firemen Calender
Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me? This gift is so hilarious you have to bring it to the party, just to see the reactions! Just imagine how hilarious it would be if one of the guys unwraps this gift!
40. Canned Unicorn Meat
This might just be one of our weirdest Dirty Santa gift ideas. We are not entirely sure what is inside this can, and it’s probably best not to open it. However, this gag gift is sure to garner plenty of laughs from the group, so we highly recommend it!
41. Yodeling Pickle
Have you ever seen such a magnificent specimen? This yodeling pickle is a must for the Dirty Santa gift exchange! Guests will be crying laughing when they see that this pickle actually does yodel; I know I would be.