During your yearly holiday gift exchange, have you ever lost track of whose turn it is or how many times a gift's been stolen? Wish you had a timer to keep the game on track? Maybe you've wondered if there's a better way to find out what gifts you can steal than asking each of the 20 people who picked before you?

If so, it's time to give White Elephant Gift Exchange a try. It will help you run a more efficient, less stressful, and more fun game.

Features include:
- customizable timer and max steals settings
- up to 150 players per game
- create and save player lists ahead of time
- randomize player order
- automatically tracks turn order, timer, and white elephant rules
- uses camera to capture photos of gifts for steal review (can optionally save pictures to camera roll as well)
- steal review allows current player to look at all stealable gifts or search for a specific one
- supports (encourages?) mid-game adjustments to rules and player list
- undo - as far back as necessary to correct any mistakes


Logo is original artwork by Aaron Robles, copyright 2015.


Future plans:
* Add ability to delete and reorder players.

* Add a game recap button, so players can see everything that's happened so far.

* Add capability for multiple devices to connect to a game and see current game state.

What’s New

Version 4.0.0

This version fixes a few minor display issues, speeds up repeated randomizing (surely someone does that besides me?), and introduces the 'Saved Player Lists' feature, which allows users to create and manage player lists. For yearly games played with family or coworkers, enter your player names, then save them to a list for reuse next year. Or get ready for your game with 80+ people by entering player names ahead of time and saving them. When it's time to start the game, just load the saved list and you're ready to go!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

White Ely ,

Great app

We used this app for a big family gift exchange. I recommend it as the best White Elephant app available.

mabraham3 ,


This app definitely made our first holiday party a true party. Great and easy way to do White Elephant. Kudos to the creators!

jjjaaaalllllll ,


Couldn’t figure out many next steps. When it’s a player’s turn, two options: pick a gift and steal. Pick a gift takes you to the camera. Doesn’t say “take a pic”. It says pick a gift.
How do I find the camera roll?
How do players play remotely?
Needs lots of work.

App Privacy

The developer, Daniel Niceswanger, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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