Deciding what to bring a white elephant gift exchange can be ridiculously stressful. While most work-related white elephant exchanges have a price cap to prevent people from getting salty over the disparity between expensive and cheap gifts, there's still a wide variety of options to choose from.
Some people opt to go the funny route to ease the stress of buying a gift for a colleague. While few people desperately want a whoopee cushion of a made-for-TV junk utensil, they would look silly complaining about something obviously meant as a joke. Others go the safe route, buying candles or soft socks or something universally useful and pleasant that they themselves wouldn't mind receiving.
And then, there are the few, the terrible, who somehow find a way to royally mess up the basic pleasantries of a white elephant party.
WIBTA if I brought an invitation to my wedding as a white elephant gift