27 Yankee Swap Gifts That Are Weird, Wild, and Seriously Unique

27 Yankee Swap Gifts That Are Weird, Wild, and Seriously Unique

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Whether it's a holiday tradition or something fun you want to try out with your besties, a Yankee swap gift exchange requires some serious creativity — but oftentimes, it can also prove to bring about some of the funniest and quirkiest gifts of the entire holiday season, too. Here's how it works: each person simply contributes a wrapped (and ideally unlabeled) gift to the swap, that way other participants are unaware of who exactly provided the gift and what the item could possibly be. Participants then go one by one in picking a wrapped gift of their choosing, and then once unwrapped, have the opportunity to keep the item or simply trade it in the next round (depending on how your family or colleagues prefer to set up their Yankee swap!).

There are so many funny Yankee swap gift ideas out there, and we're here to help you discover the very best. After all, we want to make sure that you're totally prepared for all the hilarity and complete outrageousness a Yankee swap exchange brings. With that, we've curated a guide to the best and most creative Yankee swap gift ideas. Whether you're hosting an office Yankee swap and need some cool, work-related Yankee swap gifts, or are gearing up for a more intimate celebration at home and need a few thoughtful Yankee swap gift ideas for the family, these picks are sure to make the whole room cry from laughing. Plus, many of these items are incredibly affordable too, so you can scoop up something great without having to break the bank. Ahead, browse our picks for the coolest and most unique Yankee swap gifts to bring to your next holiday celebration!

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— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Anvita Reddy


This Funwares TriceraTaco Holder Ultimate Dinosaur Taco Stand ($15) is something they never knew they needed. Not only will they get a laugh out of this, but it's also an incredibly helpful gift come taco night when they need something to help hold up their hard-shelled treat! The dino product can even hold two tacos.


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Can't make it out camping this winter? This Prep Solutions by Progressive Microwave S'mores Maker ($17) allows users to make s'mores a year-round treat (aka basically our dream come true!), and all with no campfire needed! It's perfect for the one who loves sweet treats.


Prep Solutions by Progressive Microwave S'mores Maker

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Even if they can't make it out to their local bowling alley as often as they'd like, they can still practice their hand at becoming the best bowler on the block with this Mini Bowling Game ($13). It's perfect for their home office desk or even as a tool to keep the kiddos entertained at any holiday parties.

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We don't know whether to laugh, cringe, or run to turn on the coffee maker with this BigMouth Inc Toilet Mug ($16). The mug is gross, funny, and straight up outrageous enough to evoke every possible emotion. It'll make them laugh every time they reach for the mug for their morning brew.

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This Wine Condoms Wine & Beverage Bottle Stopper ($15 for six) is funny, smart, and honestly something we never even knew we needed — let alone even knew existed! It's a great way to preserve a bottle, and hey, it'll give anyone a good laugh, too.


Wine Condoms Wine & Beverage Bottle Stopper

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Silver Buffalo Oversized Friends Central Perk Ceramic Mug

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The Ecolution Original Microwave Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper ($13) is the perfect complement for all their binge-watching needs. It's a useful find that can make the perfect amount of popcorn for one person. It comes in a variety of fun and totally unique colors, as well.


Ecolution Original Microwave Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper

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Any dog-lover will be kind of obsessed with this Dachshund Dog Shaped Silicone Ice Cube Molds and Tray ($10). The quirky mold allows users to freeze their next batch of ice with a pup-inspired flair. Plus, it can also double as a great tool for summer get togethers or any future birthday parties for their doggo.


Dachshund Dog Shaped Silicone Ice Cube Molds and Tray

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Ever find yourself in a fun situation with friends that you know could be made infinitely more memorable with the right beer or wine pairing in tow? Well now they'll be able to sneak alcohol into any situation with this JFeng Bangle Bracelet Flask ($12). No one will ever know they've got a few shots at the ready.


JFeng Bangle Bracelet Flask

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Help them take their love for sushi to new heights with this seriously quirky Sushi Socks Box ($20). The product is sure to become any sushi-lover's new favorite gift. Plus, not only is the packaging super-cute, but socks are always a reliable gift to give during the holiday season!

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Wine-lovers, this nifty gadget is just for you! The best way to level up their shower time is to get them this 30 Watt Sudski Silicone Wine Glass Holder ($15, originally $20) — because who wouldn't want to be able to unwind with their favorite glass in the shower?


30 Watt Sudski Silicone Wine Glass Holder

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These Dark Humor Misfortune Cookies ($14-$17) are a hilarious, yummy treat. With funny yet dark messages like "you have an inferiority complex, and it's entirely justified" and "there are no certainties in life, except that you will have another terrible day tomorrow," he'll truly get a laugh out of this.


Dark Humor Misfortune Cookies


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The Chambong ($18) is a Champagne shooter glass flute — truly a gift that keeps on giving. It's a fun novelty gift for the one who is the life of the party. And hey, it might even get some extended use at your next Yankee swap gift exchange, in particular!

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The Playful Sports Mugs ($25) is such a fun way to start their mornings off. You can choose between a basketball mug with a hoop, a hockey mug with a net, a soccer mug with a goal, or even a baseball mug with a glove.


Playful Sports Mugs


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This Banana Phone ($40, originally $50) screams '80s vibes and is about as fun as it gets. The tool is incredibly easy to use, and they can simply connect this device to their phone, and then enjoy the fun that ensues as they talk through a banana.


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If they love binge-watching Hot Ones, they'll truly enjoy the Hot Ones Truth or Dab The Game ($24, originally $38). The set comes with 150 truth cards, 34 roast cards, 25 pop quiz cards, 10 BFF trivia cards, 31 one up cards, eight spoons, and the Last Dab hot sauce.


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Any gamer or self-proclaimed Disney fan will totally get a kick out of this Cable Guys Toddler Groot Device Holder ($25). The cool Yankee swap gift is such a fun and useful find that will surely entertain. Toddler Groot can hold their gaming consoles, smartphone, headphones, and more.


Cable Guys Toddler Groot Device Holder


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Who says stuffed animals can only be enjoyed by kiddos? Your loved ones will definitely adore cuddling up to this plush Smoko Souffle Pancake Mochi Plushie ($40). It's super-soft and snuggly, perfect for those wintery cozy vibes. Plus, it's even a bestseller at Urban Outfitters!


Smoko Souffle Pancake Mochi Plushie


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Keep them entertained during mundane meetings with this Urban Outfitters Retro Tetris Arcade Game ($34). The handheld gaming device is such a fun and nostalgic find, you'll probably end up playing a few rounds at the party yourself! If they have a deep affinity for video games, they'll definitely appreciate the old-time nature of this unique Yankee swap gift.


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Help them take their mornings to a galaxy far, far away with this Star Wars Darth Vader Waffle Maker ($45). The waffle maker is such a funny Yankee swap gift and can be put to good use during the holidays with family. Plus, any morning where waffles are being made is a good morning.


Star Wars Darth Vader Waffle Maker

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Everyone has their hands on their phones all the time, making this Smartphone UV Sanitizer ($35, originally $80) a practical and totally thoughtful Yankee swap gift idea. One POPSUGAR editor even claimed that the tool "changed her life" in this product review of the Phonesoap Smartphone UV Sanitizer.

Editor Quote: "The smart device first gained attention on the ABC show 'Shark Tank,' and the double-duty cleaner features a convenient USB port so you also charge while using it. The brand boasts that the UV light kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, which is also great for your skin and can help prevent pesky breakouts. It even goes beyond cleaning just your phone; anything that can fit can be cleaned, from your credit cards to a smartwatch." — Krista Jones, Former Editor, Commerce


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We all know someone who would appreciate this Raining Men Clear Bubble Dome Umbrella ($26). The useful pick is also super-hilarious with its depiction of men quite literally raining from the sky. Any Yankee swap recipient will get a laugh, and will also probably inspire a few giggles from those they pass in future rainstorms, too.


Raining Men Clear Bubble Dome Umbrella

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In an unexpected turn of gifting events, we found something so unique, both pizza-lovers and sock-lovers alike will swoon over it — and we're referring to this Pizza Socks Box ($26), of course. It'll keep their feet warm and cozy for the colder months but also make them laugh at such a cute and thoughtful gift!

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Looking for a few more creative Yankee swap gift ideas? This Letterfolk Tile Mat ($75) is totally customizable, allowing anyone to update the mat to say whatever they'd like. Our editor even went so far as to call the tile mat "genius" in this Letterfolk Tile Mat product review.

Editor Quote: "If you have a creative spirit and love changing up your decor, you'll enjoy using this tile mat. It's fun to create designs or follow along with the brand's suggestions — I've found there's lots of inspiration on Instagram. Just know that to keep your mat shiny and perfectly new, you will need to wash it every few weeks." — Macy Cate Williams, Former Content Director, Commerce

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In terms of seriously cool Yankee swap gift ideas, we're convinced this UnHide Shleepy Robe ($119) takes the cake as the absolute coolest. One POPSUGAR editor compared the style to feeling like she was "wearing a fluffy cloud" in the UnHide Schleepy Robe product review.

Editor Quote: "If you're the type of person looking for a convenient robe to feel warm and cozy in, Unhide's robe is a great option. It comes in four colors, plus standard and plus sizes for the perfect cozy fit. This robe doesn't have absorbent material and isn't meant to be put on after a shower, but it's the perfect thing to slip into once you're dried off." — Haley Lyndes, Assistant Editor, Commerce


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