67 Fun White Elephant Gifts That Everyone Will Want to Nab

2021-09-27 15:49:09 [db:来源]

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The holidays are slowly but surely creeping up, and we don't blame you if you wanna get a headstart on gift shopping! You're more than likely going to have one or two white elephant parties this season and, therefore, may need some help getting creative with what to buy. Thankfully for you, I'm here to be your guide and to show you all the best white elephant gifts that your friends will probably be stealing from each other the whole event!

Now, if you need a lil refresher on what a white elephant party is, here's the gist: Everyone buys a gift that's worth the same amount, and draws numbers to determine the order that they get to pick a random gift out of the group. Sounds easy, right? But there's a twist! You don't have to pick a new gift in the pile when it's your turn. If you've got your eye on a present that someone else has already opened, you can choose to steal their gift instead. Cue the drama, revenge, and suspense! In other words, expect even the closest of friends and family members to turn against each other in the blink of an eye and snatch gifts right from their loved ones. Gotta love the holiday spirit!

Because there are so many kinds of gift ideas you can bring to one of these get-togethers, you might be wondering where to start. You can go the quirky, random, funny route or you can choose to bring something functional and nice—just depends on the theme and the group. If you need some ideas to get the ball rollin’, here are 67 white elephant gift ideas $40 and under that’ll liven up any holiday party.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below1this cutesy necklaceHugs & Kisses NecklaceFrasier SterlingFrasier Sterling $38 AT FRASIERSTERLING.COM

Get ready to hear all the shrieks when this present is opened! IYKYK, but, any piece from Frasier Sterling is a coveted one.

2this sleek beanieDock Worker Recycled Beanie - BlackNordstromThe North Face $29 AT NORDSTROM

A bad hair day can easily be turned into a good one—without barely putting in any effort, mind you—by throwing on a chic beanie. You'll be doing them a major solid with this gift!

3this shower speakerWaterproof Bluetooth SpeakerAmazonINSMY $21 AT AMAZON

Jamming out to music in the shower is a must—and this smol but mighty device will turn their cleansing experience into a whole party. 

4this skincare kitFruit Babies Bestsellers KitSephoraGlow Recipe $32 AT SEPHORA

Treat their skin to a lil at-home facial with this refreshing skincare set.

5this crepe makerElectric Crepe MakerAmazonChefman $25 AT AMAZON

They won't have to spend their coin on buying crepes when they can easily make them at home, thanks to this delight!

6these sweet sunniesThe Maestro SunPrive RevauxPrive Revaux $30 AT PRIVÉ REVAUX

A pair of green sunnies will bring some edge and color to any of their 'fits. 

7these pink earringsMiami Coral Pink Large Statement Earrings Clay Jewelry1156East1156East $30 AT ETSY

Once you get them these eye-catching beauties, you're gonna be buying a pair for yourself!

8this adorable keychainWorld's Coolest Polaroid 600, MultiAmazonWorld's Coolest $9 AT AMAZON

A miniature polaroid camera keychain?? Be prepared for this one to be stolen multiple times!

9these *chef's kiss* cookiesSignature Cookie AssortmentLevain BakeryLevain Bakery $27 AT LEVAINBAKERY.COM

You can't go wrong with New York City's finest cookies!

10this bright cardholderThe Card Holder - Light Yellow CrocJW PeiJW Pei $25 AT JW PEI

Have them retire their bulky wallet for a sleek and handy cardholder where there's enough room for all their essential credit/ and debit cards and even some cash. 

11this fire candleCuffing SeasonForvr MoodForvr Mood $35 AT FORVRMOOD.COM

Once this is in their possession, you'll catch them burning this citrus-y dream for months.

12these fun chopsticksLightsaber ChopsticksAmazonChopSabers $11 AT AMAZON

Eating noods just got a wholeee lot more fun.

13this stunning ankeletFly AwayVai VintageVai Vintage $15 AT VAIVINTAGE.COM

Add some shine to their lewk with this sparkly anklet.

14this scalp massagerScalp Revival™ Stimulating Therapy MassagerSephoraBriogeo $18 AT SEPHORA

They won't remember what life was like without this scalp massager because it's that good.

15this luxe mugCarter Everywhere MugFellowFellow $30 AT FELLOWPRODUCTS.COM

It's time they level up and get a ~fahncy~ travel mug. This particular one (that's incredibly nice on the eyes) retains heat for 12 hours and keeps cold drinks cool for 24.

16these yummy coffee beansWhole Coffee Beans AmazonRed Bay Coffee $20 AT AMAZON

Speaking of drinks, this coffee bean set would go great with the mug and could be put together as a "coffee lover's package."

17this toilet light Toilet Night LightAmazon BSASHF $5 AT AMAZON

They won't ever have to worry about tripping on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night with this genius invention!

18this exciting card gameActually Curious Card Game: Curiosity EditionMadewellMadewell $25 AT MADEWELL

A card game is honestly always so clutch to have chilling in a home. This one is a conversational-based one that will be so fun to play with friends. (Maybe pull her out during the white elephant party?)

19this popcorn packMovie Night Gourmet Popcorn Gift SetMacy'sUrban Accents $31 AT MACY'S

The holiday season isn't the same without an assortment of flavored popcorn!

20this portable coffee pressGo Portable Travel Coffee PressAmazonAeropress $32 AT AMAZON

I mean espresso machines are nice, but also kind of outrageously expensive. Snag them this portable coffee maker that they can literally take anywhere with them. Plus, it's less than $40!

21these dryer ballsWool Dryer BallsAmazonLOOHOO $30 AT AMAZON

You'll be helping with their laundry budget immensely when you grab 'em these dryer balls. And yes, they can be reused many times!

22this calming diffuserLemongrass DiffuserAromaologyAromaology $40 AT ETSY

Their overall energy and aura will be transformed once they get their hands on this soothing and refreshing diffuser.

23this beloved back massagerCordless Back Massager with Handheld Percussion - 482SnailaxSNAILAX $34 AT SNAILAX.COM

Um, so, who wouldn't freakin' love a handheld massager they can pull out any time they're feeling achy and sore?!

24this belly button cleanerBelly Button Lint BrushEtsyWydeNoggin $4 AT ETSY

You already know they're probs not cleaning their belly button as much as they should. I said what I said.

25this cocktail kitPineapple Moscow Mule Cocktail KitInBoozeInBooze $18 AT ETSY

Four words that are music to anybody's ears: Cocktail in a bag.

26this cool soap dispenser2-in-1 Kitchen Soap Dispenser with Sponge Holder AmazonOMAIANow 34% off $10 AT AMAZON

I guarantee you'll catch them doing the dishes just for funsies once they have this contraption in their home!

27this chicken nugget bbChicken Nugget Pet EtsyNeatEats $11 AT ETSY

May I present to you a pet that'll bring them the utmost joy with little to no tending: Chicken Nugget Pet. <3

28this TikTok-inspired gameThe TikTok ChallengeLaurence King PublishingNow 22% off $12 AT AMAZON

Since you've already got a group together for the white elephant, this game would make the perfect gift so y'all can play it after the exchange. With 200 challenges for lip-synching, dancing, and more, you'll lose track of time playing this TikTok-inspired game just like you would scrolling on the app.

29this body mist100% Chilled Eau De Perfume for WomenEau de Juice $8 AT WALMART

Everyone could use a little more chill in their life, which is why this cozy body mist with warm notes of musk and cedarwood and fruity notes of berries and orange blossom is a good gift for anyone who has no chill.

30a butt polishBuns Of Glowry Tighten & Glow Smoothing Butt PolishTruly $28 AT ULTA BEAUTY

This jar of whipped cream looks so good you could eat it—but don't! It's actually a butt polish that only looks like something you'd want to eat. If you want a gift that's equal parts practical and playful, this butt scrub is it.

31this mercury retrograde topSorry I Can’t. Mercury Is Retrograde Sweatshirt in RedCosmopolitan $35 AT SHOP COSMOPOLITAN

A sweatshirt with the perfect excuse on it is a great gift for any of your astro-loving friends. 

32these fancy sugar cubesMinute Mimosa Sugar Cube TrioTeaspressa $30 AT UNCOMMON GOODS

These might look like your average sugar cubes—scratch that, these don't even look like basic sugar cubes! These luxe little flavored sugar squares contain actual fruit and can transform your average glass of champagne or cup of tea into a fancy cocktail.

33this bottle of pinot Uncorked by Cosmopolitan Pinot Noir 2019Uncorked by Cosmopolitan $15 AT WINE.COM

A bottle of red with notes of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry is a non-expensive but chic-looking white elephant gift that anyone would want to receive. 

34this simple ear cuff Ear CuffBy Chari $18 AT BYCHARI

A dainty gold ear cuff for just $15? The jewelry lovers in the gift exchange will def want to snag this style. 

35this screen cleanerWhoosh! Screen Shine Go Screen CleanerWHOOSH! $10 AT TARGET

It might seem random to you, but any neat-freak would want to steal a touchscreen smudge cleaner—if they don't already have one, that is.

36this clever cocktail kitCocktail KitW & PW&P Design $22 AT AMAZON

This tiny tin box comes with all the goods: small-batch aromatic bitters, cane sugar, bar spoon, muddler, and linen coaster.

37this foldable coffee dripperThe Pourigami Travel Coffee DripperMIIR $30 AT NORDSTROM

Any confusion they might have after opening this gift will shortly change to amazement when they realize it's a foldable, collapsible device for making drip coffee on-the-go.

38this drink infusion kitInfuse & Pour Holiday Alcohol KitUncommon Goods $25 AT UNCOMMON GOODS

Who has the time to take all the steps to make a fancy cocktail? Enter: this cocktail infusion kit. It comes with all the dried fruits and spices you need to make a batch, and all you gotta do is add some alcohol and leave it for a week to let it work its magic.

39these relaxing bath bombsChill Pills Bath BombsOUAI $30 AT ULTA BEAUTY

The label on this canister of bath bombs would be funny if you weren't so serious about needing some super-chill relaxation time. This is one gift everyone will fight over, so you might have to tell them to chill out.

40these funny socksSophia Golden Girls SocksBioworldNow 11% off $11 AT AMAZON

Anyone who says they don't want a pair of Golden Girls-themed socks is lying to your face so they can steal your white elephant gift before it freezes. You can choose from any of the main characters, but Sophia is obviously the best choice, IMHO.

41this chain necklaceRadical 18K Gold Plated Choker NecklaceBrowniePointsCompany $39 AT ETSY

Are you allowed to steal your own gift? Because if you bring this, you're gonna want to. This gold "radical" choker is absolutely gorgeous. 

42these sustainable lollipopsBeginning Garden Essentials 12-Piece Seed Based Lollipop SetAMBORELLA ORGANICS $27 AT NORDSTROM

Someone will definitely appreciate a colorful set of lollipops that comes with biodegradable sticks that you can plant to grow herbs and flowers afterward. It's the gift that keeps on giving!

43this set of srunchiesBoucle Scrunchies, FWBXEternally in AmberEternally in Amber $10 AT ETERNALLYINAMBERSHOP.COM

Scrunchies are REALLY having a moment. They're the perfect throwback white elephant gift, plus, they are super functional and don’t leave hair dents.

44these cool earringsU-Turn EarringsCanDidArtAccessories $30 AT ETSY

No, you’re not required to get a gag gift (although some are funny). Everyone would want to be the lucky person to unwrap these super-cool U-shaped earrings.

45this cute waffle bowl makerMaker Machine for Individual Belgian WafflesDASH $70 AT AMAZON

A. Mini. Waffle. Bowl. Maker. That’s it. That’s the caption.

46tarot cardsEveryday Tarot Mini Tarot Deck (RP Minis)RP MinisNow 20% off $10 AT AMAZON

The person who ends up with these might not know how to read 'em, but they can learn! And once they do, they can go around the room and get *real* deep with their friends.

47this not-so-scary T. rex plant holderDino Planter with Air Plant // Unique Plants // Indoor PlantsBlackFloraCo $17 AT ETSY

A painted T. rex that fits an easy-to-care-for air plant on its back is a surprisingly chic and unique gift.

48this pretty shoe puzzleShoes, Shoes, Shoes PuzzleCosmopolitan $22 AT SHOP.COSMOPOLITAN.COM

All the accessory fans at the party will totally love a puzzle that features all these drool-worthy shoes.

49a set of funny magnets Cat Butt Magnets, Set of 6 Kikkerland $16 AT AMAZON

Hanging things on their fridge will be so much more fun with these magnetic cat butts. Trust me. 

50a trivia gameThings They Don’t Teach You in School Party Trivia GameHYGGE GAMES SHOP NOW

Everyone loves a good game of trivia! This game has tons of useless facts you’ll (hopefully) remember. 

51a problem-solving flowchart bookThe Best Damn Answers to Life’s Hardest Questions: A Flowchart BookBy Tess KomanNow 36% off $8 AT AMAZON

Tess Koman’s debut book can answer all your burning questions—like, “Should I wear a bra?” and “Should I cancel my plans?”—all while making you laugh and say, “OMG, yep, that’s exactly what I should do.”

52cozy corgi slippersCorgi SlippersPosee $35 AT AMAZON

Whoever is lucky enough to receive fluffy slippers modeled after a corgi's butt will have the priceless gift of warm, funny feet all winter long.

53a mermaid blanketMermaid Tail BlanketLAGHCATNow 26% off $14 AT AMAZON

There’s always one item that everyone steals in these gift exchanges, and you already know that a mermaid-tail throw blanket is totally THAT present.

54an insulated shower beer holderShower Beer HolderShakoolie $14 AT AMAZON

They’ll stay in the shower even longer with a fun suction-cup beer holder, so they can drink and get themselves clean at the same time.

55a cheesy holiday sweaterChristmas Reindeer Snowflakes Sweater Pulloverv28 $20 AT AMAZON

It’s not a white elephant gift exchange without at least one Christmas sweater, and this classic line from Home Alone does just the trick.

56a popsocketPopGrip with Swappable Top - CristalesPopSockets $10 AT AMAZON

A design with shimmery crystals on it will add a cool look to their phone with the convenience of a good grip.

57a set of colorful shot glassesColor Changing Mood Plastic Shot GlassAAkron $12 AT AMAZON

These shot glasses change colors depending on the temperature of whatever alcohol is put inside them. Like a mood ring, but, you know, for adults. 

58a sexy bookCosmo's Fantasy Sex Games: Steamy Role-Playing Challenges For Next-Level Bedroom Fun $8 AT AMAZON

You can guarantee that this role-playing book will definitely turn heads when it's opened. 

59a pretty nail polish setNail Polish, Quad: Tis The SeasonZOYA $15 AT AMAZON

If your friends never go without their nails painted, they need this gorge set of shimmery, bold polishes.

60a fancy drinking gamePROSE-PONG Prosecco Pong Bachelorette Party Drinking GameTalking Tables $18 AT AMAZON

Who wants to play beer pong out of Solo cups when you can be sophisticated and drink prosecco out of mini champagne coupes? The game even comes with little pink ping-pong balls!

61a multicolor corkscrewDouble-Hinged Corkscrew, MirageBlushNow 23% off $10 AT AMAZON

Bringing a corkscrew to a white elephant gift exchange is never a bad idea. Plus, the colors on this one will definitely make it a hot-ticket item.

62a drink bellCoffee/Cocktails Ding Ding BellKnock Knock $8 AT AMAZON

Be careful of which person ends up with this bell, because they might ring it constantly—once for coffee and two times for cocktails.

63a bingo game for cat loversCat BingoMarcel GeorgeNow 28% off $22 AT AMAZON

A *purrfect* present for a cat-loving crowd, this bingo game features 64 breeds from all over the world.

64an umbrella with a play on wordsRaining Men Clear Bubble Dome UmbrellaMaad $18 AT AMAZON

Whoever receives this white elephant gift will be singing “It’s raining men!” All. Night. Long. And it’ll come in handy when it actually does rain.

65a book of punny cocktail recipesTequila Mockingbird: Cocktails With a Literary TwistBy Tim Federle $5 AT AMAZON

Whether or not you’re obsessed with the classics, everyone can appreciate the genius of these literary cocktail puns and recipes—and they’ll also love the fact that the book is in an adorable mini size.

66a glass for *that* personWine Snob Stemless Wine GlassChloe and Madison $11 AT AMAZON

Can your friend or relative tell the difference between a cab and a merlot? Or better yet, can they tell which region their wine is from? They’ll LOVE a glass that makes sure everyone’s aware of how much more they know than you.

67pizza BFF necklacesYellow Pizza Slice Chain NecklaceLux Accessories $10 AT AMAZON

Give someone a pizza your heart with a golden slice of pepperoni they can wear around their neck at all times. You guys can even match!



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