40 Things Under $20 That’ll Help You Win At White Elephant Gift Exchanges

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These are so good, you may be tempted to steal your *own* gift.

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1.

A mini waffle maker, because who can say no to delicious, freshly made mini waffles? No one, that’s who!


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Promising review: «This product really is mini so it doesn’t take up much space like a full-size waffle maker would. The waffles are a little smaller than Eggo-size but so much better. It’s very easy to use. This product also works great as a gift. I gave one last Christmas in a white elephant exchange and everyone was going after it.» —Kayla

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in nine colors).

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A literary cocktail book so they’re never out of clever drink ideas, from Romeo and Julep to The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose. It’ll be the greatest gift in the game, bar none.


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Promising review: «Bought this as part of a white elephant gift exchange (along with Gone with the Gin) and it was a hit, everyone loved it. Had people taking pictures of the recipes and looking it up at the party.» —CF

Get it from Amazon for $9.04.

4.

A fuzzy sloth throw pillow that won’t be slow to get picked from the pile.


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Promising review: «Came compressed and vacuum-sealed but fluffed up throughout the day after opening it. The fur is softer than I expected and overall, this is just a really nice accent pillow/plush animal. I wanted a squishy pillow for my chair, the sloth factor is a bonus.» —Socket

Get it from Amazon for $15.88.

5.

A set of cat butt magnets to pounce on before someone else does.


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Promising review: «I got these for a white elephant party and they were a HUGE success. They’re damn strong magnets, too.» —Alexandria Tikalsky

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $17 (available in five animal combos).

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A ~bottomless~ wine glass so they can say, «I have a glass of wine with dinner» and mean it.


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Promising review: «I bought this for a white elephant gift exchange and it was such a huge hit! It’s hilarious and great quality all at the same time.» —amanda

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in eight styles).

8.

A pair of fish flops that may cause all the participants to flip out.


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These are actually flexible and reviewers say they are easy to walk in.

Promising review: «We bought these for a white elephant party gift and they were the biggest hit of the night. They were the most stolen gift.» —Joanie McGovern

Get them from Amazon for $16.88+ (available in women’s sizes 4.5–14/men’s sizes 4–12.5 and seven colors).

9.

An electric egg cooker anyone would want — no ~egg-ceptions~. It delivers perfectly cooked yolks every single time.


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Promising review: «I received this as a gift in a secret Santa. I’m so impressed. Easy set up, put water in with provided cup, pierce egg, cover, and turn on. The amount of water is the timer for when it shuts off. There are lines on the cup. Easy-peasy. BEST deviled eggs using provided recipe I’ve tasted! I’ve just ordered one for my son who makes pickled eggs.» —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors).

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A Nic Cage sequin throw pillow cover so they can laugh their face off.


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You can buy the inserts separately.

Promising review: «This thing is THE BEST! Got it for white elephant and it was the hit of the party. The quality is high and makes for a unique gift. I love Nic but even if you don’t, this will be sure to stand out. My friends couldn’t stop passing it around and playing with it!» —Anonymous

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in eight colors).

12.

A Batman-inspired sleep mask that’ll be ~Wayne~ cooler than any other eye mask they’ve ever seen.


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It has a contoured shape so it won’t apply pressure to the eyes.

Promising review: «I bought this for a co-worker for our secret Santa gift exchange. She works nights and is in love with this sleeping mask. She said that there is no pressure on her eyes when she uses it and it doesn’t matter if she sleeps on side, the mask doesn’t move.» —A Crewse

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

13.

A mini cactus humidifier even the ~prickliest~ co-worker would love.


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It automatically shuts off after four hours.

Promising review: «This little thing did wonders for my skin in my office. I’m right next to a window so I often have to run my space heater, which dries the daylights out of my skin. This thing is easy to set up, well worth the money, and super cute. My eyes and nose stay moisturized and my skin looks better than it ever does in the winter. It’s made for small spaces, so make sure you’re within a foot or two of the mist so you can benefit fully.» —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.89 (available in eight designs).

15.

A daily mood desk flipchart so their colleagues will know exactly how they’re feeling on any given day.


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Promising review: «I love this thing. I got one for a friend at a white elephant party. I loved hers so much my mom bought me one, too. I always keep it out on my desk and everyone comes to check it daily. It’s a huge office hit!» —Shae

Get it from Amazon for $9.64.

16.

A set of mini lipsticks that’ll make them say, «~Pill-ease~ don’t steal this from me!»


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Promising review: «Love these little guys. The lipstick is gorgeous. I love how small they are. Everyone who sees them wants them. A total win!» —AnnaBanan789

Get it from Nordstrom for $13.60.

17.

A wonderfully random screaming goat figurine (that actually screams) everyone will want ~baaaadly~.


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It even comes with an illustrated pocket guide of fun facts and trivia about goats!

Get it from Amazon for $6.75, Barnes & Noble for $7.08, or Paper Source for $9.95.


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Promising review: «Great product and works as described. Light has three settings that gradually get brighter as you click the power button. Definitely makes a difference in your pics.» —eryckahvii

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.


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Promising review: «Well-made and easy to use. I purchased one as a gift and liked it so much that we purchased a second one for our house.» —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.79.

20.

An art print any Oxford comma-defender will proudly show their friends, family, and colleagues.


PaperSonata / Etsy

This print measures 8″ x 10″ and is printed on matte white paper.

Get it from PaperSonata on Etsy for $15.

22.

A mug with an adorable little animal hiding inside that can brighten anyone’s day.


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Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (available in 19 designs).

23.

A pack of artsy socks the recipient will enjoy wearing very ~Munch~.


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You could say that they’re well worth the ~Monet~. These cotton-blend socks fit men’s shoe sizes 5–10 and women’s shoes sizes 6–11.

Get four pairs from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 10 combos).

24.

A hilarious farting animals coloring book you might be tempted to keep for yourself. It’ll be a ~toot~ and a half.


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Promising review: «The kids AND the adults were after this white elephant gift at Christmas! Put it with a couple boxes of markers and crayons and it was the biggest hit!» —Rachelle F. Gitter

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

25.

An adjustable neck phone mount so they can enjoy the new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel hands-free.


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Promising review: «Works great. Ever wanted to lie in bed and watch Netflix or YouTube on your phone? Yeah, me too, and now I do.» —John W. Vaught II

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in six colors).

26.

A sticky note packet that can help them get their life in order.


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Promising review: «Perfect for an office gift! Got these for my coworkers and they LOVED them. Good quality, too. I would highly recommend.» —Melanie Cooper

Get it from Amazon for $11.74+ (available in four versions).

27.

An adorable boba tea light no one will want to pass ~oolong~ to another person.


Urban Outfitters

Promising review: «I turn it on when I am on my phone before I go to sleep. It has a built-in timer, which allows it to turn itself off after approximately an hour. It has just enough brightness. In the mean time, I can still easily fall asleep while leaving it on. Most importantly, it’s so ADORABLE.» —avocados

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 or Firebox for $19.99.

28.

A waterproof speaker for turning their shower into a karaoke chamber.


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Promising review: «We’ve had this for a few months now and it’s been awesome. The sound is amazing for the size, good bass, and battery life is longer than what we expected. Easy to use, easy to connect, and easy to charge. We mostly use it for the bathroom (while in shower, cleaning, or getting ready) but we’ve taken it outside when we’ve been working on projects and it works great for us. For the price, honestly I’m amazed! We charge it once a week and use it every another day for about an hour.» —D dot O

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four colors).

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A quirky set of colorful pencils so they’ll always know the right collective noun for animals like giraffes and flamingos.


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30.

A donut lunch tote that can actually fit a ~hole~ lotta food inside.


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Promising review: «I can’t even handle how cute this is! It came just as pictured and it has plenty of room for my lunch! You need this in your life!» —Tmpedroza

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

31.

A pretty water tumbler sure to be a popular pick because everybody has to stay hydrated.


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Promising review: «Oh my goodness, I can’t say enough good things about these tumblers! We initially bought a few to have around the house. We thought they would encourage us to drink more water. Since then, we’ve been giving them to friends as gifts, and everyone is raving about them. I’ve even brought one to work, and my coworkers keep stopping by to pick it up and admire it!

The silicone, wood, and glass parts are all very well-made — thick, sturdy, and beautiful. Every piece comes apart for easy hand-washing. I think you can put these in the dishwasher, too, but we just wash by hand. The silicone jacket keeps the glass from sweating, and it makes it easy to grip and carry. The silicone seal under the wood lid is removable and seals nicely to the glass to protect from 1) major spills, and 2) things dropping into the tumbler when outside. The straw is sturdy, too, and is easily washable with a straw brush.» —Stevi88

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).

32.

A parody cookbook they’ll definitely get a ~cluckle~ out of — and some pretty awesome recipes, too.


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Promising review: «White elephant gift for a restaurant work party, but not gonna lie… I definitely wrote down some of the recipes! Not only is this absolutely hilarious, but the recipes sound amazingly delicious. This is the best buy I’ve made in a long time. Great quality hardback, smaller than regular printer paper, about 150 pages long. Highly considering trying to snag my own gift!» —Kayla

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

33.

A pair of Dwight and Michael necklaces (or keychains) so you can win the Dundie award for «Best White Elephant Gift-Giver.»


ShopBenji / Etsy

Get one for $12+ or both for $18+ from ShopBenji on Etsy (available as necklaces or keychains).

34.

A ~dino-mite~ taco holder people might take ~Jurassic~ measures to claim as their own.


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Promising review: «So much fun. I got this for a white elephant gift at work. It was the most stolen gift in the group. Everyone wanted it. My boss ended up with it, and three months later he’s still saying how his grandson only wants tacos when he comes over so he can use the Tricerataco holder. The best unique gift I have ever found.» —Paul K

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three designs).

35.

A five-year journal for a meaningful gift they can enjoy for years to come. It only requires one line a day so it won’t be too much work to fill in!


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Promising review: «I love this journal and think it would make a great gift for just about anyone. It’s small and only gives you a few lines to keep your entry simple. There is a string attached as a bookmark to help you find your place. It’s a very beautiful blue color and the outside edges of the pages are gold.» —Sara

Get it from Amazon for $10.17.

36.

A pack of Harry Potter playing cards (featuring the four Hogwarts houses) both wizards and muggles will ~wand~.


BoxLunch

Get it from BoxLunch for $6.93.

37.

A cable yoyo to solve the universal problem of tangled headphones.


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Promising review: «I’ve been looking for something like this forever. Cord wraps up neatly, unwinds even more neatly. Wrapping a cord up the old way gives me loose or tight coiling, and eventually results in damaging the cord at the jack. Plus it would still tangle part of the time. This is hardly any larger in your pocket than the earbuds alone.» —D. Jones

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors).

39.

A tabletop vacuum shaped like a little cow that no ~udder~ gift can compete with.


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Promising review: «Can’t believe these little guys work so well. Table crumbs, spilled salt, and small seeds are all whisked away. Not only cute but actually do a great job. Also, did I mention CUTE?» —harlow’s mom

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three designs).

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A pair of oven mitts you can’t ~bear~ to see given away. (Is it wrong to pick your own gift?!)


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Promising review: «I bought this as the white elephant Christmas present. It’s super cute and was immediately ‘stolen’.» —P. Luu

Get them from Amazon for $17.52.

You, watching everyone fight over your white elephant gift:


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Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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