Seven Smile-worthy Gifts
Whether you are shopping for a white elephant gift exchange, a birthday present or a gift just to brighten someone’s day, we have you covered. Our Happy Shopping experts have picked seven fun gifts to give to friends, coworkers or family.
So how about a fire-eyed gnome with red light up eyes? Or maybe a Lantern Fish lamp or a hair brush that doubles as a travel safe? Whether you’re looking for something hilarious, nerdy or practical, we’ve rounded up a few smile-worthy gifts that run the gamut — from yard ornaments to conversation starting home decor. Check out these great gifts guaranteed to make you smile.
1. Figglethorpe the Fire-Eyed Garden Gnome
We give this gnome a welcome home happy face.
The Solar-Powered Garden Gnome, with Red Glowing Eyes
Get ready for “It’s Mine!” party banter as Fire-Eyed Figglethorpe makes his appearance at your white elephant party. The solar-powered garden gnome, with red glowing eyes, is ready to guard any nighttime yard, garden, porch or fence line from trouble lurking in the night. Standing 11 inches tall, this gnome arrives in a fun decorative gift box, making him the perfect gift. Figglethorpe is weather resistant, made of strong poly resin, and is powered by a solar panel in the back of his hat to keep him on garden patrol from dusk till dawn. Everyone at the party will battle to take this gnarly gnome home. We give this gnome a welcome home happy face.
2. Fairy Door for Trees & Walls with Light Up Porch & Window
We give this fairy door two fairy wing smiley faces!
Yard Fairies Will Thank You
This smile-worthy Fairy Door for Trees and Walls comes with a porch light and window that both light up at night to beckon fairies home. Whoever receives this gift will surely delight their garden fairies and house guests alike. The 11-inch tall solar-powered Fairy Door easily attaches to tree trunks, stumps, fence lines or garden walls and lights up at sunset to help fairies evade those troublesome trolls and find their way home safely. We give this yard ornament two fairy wing smiley faces.
3. Car & Camper Retro Salt & Pepper Shaker and Sunny Day / Starry Night Napkin Holder
The Ideal Gift for the RV Lover in Your Life
This cute car and travel camper salt and pepper shaker set includes a reversible sunny day and starry night napkin holder. One side shows a sunny mountain side and the other a starry night under the moon. Camping enthusiasts in your life will go bonkers for this adorable camp-themed spice set. Best of all these functional salt and pepper shakers are easy-to-fill, food safe and come with a tight-fitting plastic plug on the bottom. Happy reviews by pleased campers on Amazon make this set a true Happy Shopping winner. We give this dinnerware set a happy camper happy face!
4. Atlas World Globe Lamp Portable Touch Night Light
We give this lamp a weight of the world happy face!
A Bright Gift Idea for Greek Mythology Geeks
This portable tap/touch light is advertised as a kid’s nightlight, but adults love it too. A cool glowing world globe lights up when touched, and the LED light inside includes four glow modes. Featuring a Greek Mythology inspired Atlas figurine holding a glowing globe on his shoulders, the night light stands 8.5 inches tall. Quite the conversation starter, this smile-worthy gift is great for birthdays, white elephant parties or just because. Ideal as a bedside lamp for kids’ bed room, dorm room or for study decor. We give this lamp a weighty world happy face.
5. Freaky Fun Angler Fish Lamp, Lantern Fish Light
We give this lamp a toothy-smile happy face!
Must Have Deep Sea Decor – The Freaky Lantern Fish
Get ready to snap a pic of the lucky person unwrapping this fishy gift. Artsy, wild, funky, and unique, this toothy Lantern Fish lamp is sure to make waves with deep sea lovers. Made of strong molded polycarbonate, surface-plated iron, and including a weighted bottom, the lamp does not easily tip over when adjusting, and the long-lasting, no-change light bulb is designed to last 7000 hours. The bendable lantern design also allows users to direct illumination high, low, or to the side. With a full 5 star rating on Amazon, consumers are hooked, and appreciate the option to connect via USB. We give this lamp a 5-star toothy-smile happy face!
6. Holy Water Flask Hidden Inside a Dracula Mini-Bar Book Safe
We give this flask set a tipsy grin!
What’s a Party Without a Hip Flask Hidden in a Book Safe?
Bachelor party, Halloween or white elephant party, you name it this Holy Water Flask hidden in a Dracula book safe is ideal for Dracula lovers, great for Halloween costumes, and fabulous adult parties. Hide your flask on a shelf, or conceal it in its faux book safe to take a few sips on the sly. Open your mini bar book safe just about anywhere for a party on the spot. The flask also slips into any jacket pocket, making it easy to take a nip as you see fit. Great for sporting events, parades, weddings, walk about. This holy water flask, book/mini-bar and shot glasses are perfect for sharing literature-inspired spirits anytime. We give this flask set a tipsy grin!
7. The Stash N Style Y2K Secret Compartment Hair Brush
We give this brush a sneaky smile!
How About a Stash Brush to Hide Valuables and What Knot
Perfect for college students and those who travel, this hair brush comes with a hidden compartment. A stylish brown and black leopard design handle and real round brush head with massaging bristles work to brush and style hair as good as any other hair brush on the market today. But the Stash and Style Y2K Secret Compartment Hair Brush also offers a safe place to stash money or other goods you wish to keep private. Use it a few times to deposit some hair, and no one will ever guess there is a hidden compartment inside. Take this brush to the beach or carry it along in your travel bag knowing few will suspect a real hair brush to be a secret hiding place. We give this brush a sneaky smile!
IDEAL FOR WHITE ELEPHANT PARTIES
Any of the above gifts would be great gift-giving ideas for your next white elephant or dirty-santa party. See below for rules to play.
How to Play the White Elephant Game at Your Next Party
A White Elephant Gift Exchange is a popular game where people vie to walk away with the best present. It also goes by Dirty Santa, and is easy to play. Here are the basic rules.
- Each player brings one wrapped gift to contribute to a common pool
The gift exchange organizer should provide information on what type of gift people should bring.
- Players draw numbers to determine what order they will go in
Alternatively, someone can draw names from a hat, or the order can be set by the organizer prior to the event. This can relate to a theme or provide a cost range to spend on the gift.
- Players sit in a circle or line where they can see the gift pile
To make things easier, everyone should sit in the order in which they will take their turns.
- The first player selects a gift from the pool and opens it
Make sure everyone can see the gift!
- The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift or steal from someone else.
To keep things moving along, there are a couple of limits on gift swapping:
- A present can only be stolen once per turn, which means players who have a gift stolen from them have to wait to get it back.
- After three swaps, the turn automatically comes to an end (otherwise things could drag on for a long time).
- See “Popular Variations” below for other possible twists.
- After all players have had a turn, the first player gets a chance to swap the gift he or she is holding for any other opened gift. Anyone whose gift is stolen may steal from someone else (as long as that person hasn’t been stolen from yet). When someone declines to steal a gift, the game comes to an end.
Note that for this last “extra” turn, the three-swap rule doesn’t apply. Players can keep swapping until someone decides to stand pat, or there are no other eligible people to steal from.
Have fun and good luck on coming away with the best gift!