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When it comes to gift swapping games like White Elephant, Yankee Swap, or Nasty Christmas, the master gifters must first forget everything they know about holiday gifting.
Gone are the cashmere scarves, Belgian chocolates, and those porcelain baby angel figurines Aunt Sharon collects. In their place, Renaissance-style portraits of pets, life size cardboard cut-outs of your face, and DIY books like “Crafting with Cat Hair” with a reviewer base evenly split between “this is a hilarious gag gift” and “I wish they taught you more than just finger puppets in here.”
Gift swaps reward the niche, novel, and irreverent, with bonus points going to those who can check the boxes of funny and useful. So, below, we rounded up 52 gifts that are perfectly primed for this occasion, and, admittedly, perhaps no other.