25 best white elephant gifts for coworkers, family and more


An ultimate gift guide for White Elephant, Secret Santa, and more.

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Not quite ready for your White Elephant gift exchange? Whether you’re planning an in-person or virtual gift swap this year, the pressure of finding the right gift can seem overwhelming, even though white elephant swaps are meant to be fun and light. If you don’t feel like going down the gift card route this year, we’ve rounded up a list of affordable, thoughtful, and unique White Elephant gift options.

For techies, TV enthusiasts, movie buffs, and more, read on for 25 of the best White Elephant gifts to give to coworkers, family, friends, and anyone else on your list. Of course, you can also use this gift guide for secret Santa Claus and Christmas presents. For more seasonal shopping recommendations, check out our list of Holiday Cocktail Books, Board Games, and Advent Calendars.

“I Can’t Become an Adult Today: A Snarky, Slightly Juicy Adult Coloring Book” by Crazy Diamond Studio

The adult is difficult. The “Can’t Adult Today” coloring book is a great gift that comes in handy when adulthood gets overwhelming. It features delightfully sarcastic illustrations to make you feel better about your reluctance to become an adult on any given day. Find floral designs, butterflies, oceans, western designs, mandalas, tropical designs, feathers, mushrooms, cacti, natural designs, yoga humor, millennial humor and more. still others.

Insignia 5000 mAh portable charger

This Insignia cell phone charger is on sale for just $ 7. The USB port provides 12W of power to charge most smartphones, tablets and other USB devices. This portable battery also has a capacity of 5000mAh and a slim design that fits easily in your purse, pocket or backpack.

Aduro U-Stream Flex Tripod for Phone

Social media has made phone tripods more popular. If you know someone who could use one, this flexible yet compact design from Aduro works as a tripod or selfie stick, and it has a remote control.

2022 Page-a-Day Calendar of a Year of True Crime

For fans of real crime, this calendar lets you indulge yourself all year round. Learn the sordid tales behind the Black Dahlia and other infamous crime stories, plus anecdotes, real crime quizzes, inspiring survivor stories, and a list of documentaries to keep you awake at night. Click here for more gift ideas for the real crime obsessed.

Box of pizza socks, 4 pairs

Hunger? You really can’t go wrong with a box of pizza socks! Surprise a pizza lover on your shopping list with this set of four socks featuring Pepperoni, Capricciosa, Italian, Hawaiian and Vegetarian designs. The set includes different mixes so that each sock has a different pattern.

TMNT Shredder Cheese Sorter

If pizza socks make you crave more pie-inspired accessories, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Shredder Cheese Grader is a smart gift for TMNT fans. And it goes well with that TMNT Waffle Maker.

Baby Yoda Chia Pet

Who doesn’t love Baby Yoda? This adorable Chia pet will make a fun and entertaining gift option for adults and kids alike. Easy to make and fun to grow, you’ll see a full layer within a week, and you can reuse it over and over again by replanting it with Chia seeds.

Anker Soundcore Mini portable bluetooth speaker

Anyone can use a Bluetooth speaker. This ultra-portable mini speaker from Anker Soundcore costs just $ 25, but it delivers powerful sound and rugged bass thanks to an advanced 5W driver and passive subwoofer. Additional features include Bluetooth 4.0 with connectivity up to 66 feet and up to 15 hours of playback on a single charge. Want more affordable technology options? Check out our list of portable photo printers and tech giveaways under $ 100.

Bentgo waterproof, lunch box with 4 compartments

The Bentgo lunch box is ideal for maintaining healthy portions. Each compartment is designed to keep your entrees, sides or snacks in place. The 9 “x 7” lunch box is available in red, blue, green, purple, aqua and gray. It holds up to five cups of food and lets you customize your meals from three to four bento-style compartments. Bentgo lunch boxes are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Icewater 3-in-1 Smart Water Bottle

Another useful White Elephant gift: the Icewater 3-in-1 smart water bottle. It keeps your water cold for up to 24 hours at a time and hot for up to 12 hours. This 20 oz bottle has a double-walled, vacuum-insulated, leak-proof stainless steel bottle. It even glows every hour to remind you to drink more water.

Theory11 “Saturday Night Live” Playing Cards

Playing cards are a cool collector’s item for a White Elephant gift exchange. This particular set pays a stunning tribute to “Saturday Night Live”, but these specialty playing cards come in several designs.

Adesso Dimmable Desk Lamp

Shopping for someone at the office? Check out this economical desk lamp for only $ 20. It has a built-in 300 lumen dimmable LED bulb and a USB charging port in the base that lets you charge the device while you work. This high powered, high tech and high functionality lamp with a sleek and modern design will look great in a desktop setup, and it is available in white, black and gray.

Uncommon Goods Recycled Disc Bottle Opener

For music lovers: Pop a bottle with one of these awesome bottle openers, each featuring a unique vinyl design. Made from stainless steel and recycled discs, these handmade bottle openers measure 6.5 “x 1.5”.

Nostalgia stainless steel indoor electric s’mores machine

It’s s’mores season! This stainless steel indoor s’mores maker from Nostalgia allows you to eliminate the need for a bonfire and bring the taste of the campfire to the kitchen. Simply fill the compartment tray with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers, and roast the marshmallows on the flameless electric heater until golden brown. The set comes with four compartmentalized trays, making it easy to hold and share all of your s’mores.

Artinova elephant wooden pen / pencil holder

An animal shaped pencil holder might be a bit of a cliché for the occasion, but it’s a nice gift for anyone who enjoys elephants and the organization of the office. This uniquely designed desk accessory isn’t just for pens and pencils – the elephant’s trunk is designed to hold a smartphone.

ChopSabers Lightsaber Wands, 2 Pair

Here is a perfectly affordable gift for a “Star Wars” enthusiast. Bring “The Force” to lunch or dinner with ChopSabers Ultimate Lightsaber Chopsticks. These 10 “chopsticks feature red and blue LED lights powered by three LR41 batteries (included).

“I work hard so that my cat can have a better life” desk plate

A hilarious conversation starter that cat lovers can relate to, Zazzle’s “I work hard so that my cat can have a better life” desk plate comes in two sizes, with interchangeable plastic inserts printed in digital color. This desk plate is available in silver, black or rose gold.

Set of Adult Santa Hat Christmas Masks

It doesn’t look like we’re going to throw away the face masks this holiday, so why not make it festive? The set shown above includes a Christmas hat and two Santa beards with two adjustable length mask straps. Hat and masks should be washed before being worn for the first time.

“Schitt’s Creek” Ew, David Mug

Celebrate “Schitt’s Creek” by gifting a fan of the series this 12 oz. ceramic mug. You can almost hear Alexis Rose say “Ew, David!” just looking at the photo, but if you’d rather buy something more holiday-friendly, Amazon has a wide selection of holiday mugs.

Foster & Rye Instant Stainless Steel Bottle

Drink responsibly and have fun with this photogenic flask hanging around your neck. Measuring 2.5 “x 4.5” x 3.75 “, this discreet bottle holds up to 11 ounces of liquid, and it is available at several major retailers, including Macy’s, Walmart, and Amazon. If you are interested in other bottle designs, try this binocular shaped bottle, which has two separate chambers that can hold up to eight ounces each. Push the envelope even further by purchasing this biblical vial.

Grandin Road Ice Metallic Battery Powered Candles

Grandin Road’s Icy Metal Battery Operated Candles provide a luminescent ambiance – without worrying about an open flame. The optional remote control (sold separately) allows users to turn on / off, adjust brightness, select flickering or continuous light, or set the timer for 2-8 hours of operation.

Stitched Knit Beer Mitten Gloves Cup Holder

Hold my beer! Whether you’re looking for a white elephant or secret Santa gift, stocking stuffer, or gag gifts, this beer mitt is a super useful (and inexpensive) choice. Perfect for watching the game at home or spinning outside, this knitted wool glove has a hole for a beer and other bottled liquids.

Popcorn Ecolution Original Microwave

This cute little microwave popcorn makes 1.5 liters of popcorn. It’s made of temperature-resistant, easy-to-clean borosilicate glass with a 3-in-1 lid that lets you measure, cover, and melt butter. There’s also an ergonomic handle that stays cool to the touch and a wide-mouthed lid that’s easy for making and sharing your popcorn. No butter or oil is needed beforehand, just place the grains inside and put them in the microwave. One thing to note: Use fresh kernels for the popcorn popper (if they don’t start popping within two minutes, replace them with new ones).

Monopoly Hallmark Channel Holiday Edition

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! Experience all the thrills of classic Monopoly, but with a festive touch from the Hallmark chain. Browse the game board to buy, sell and trade properties inspired by the holiday season.

Saucemoto Dip Tongs, 2-Pack

If you know someone who likes to eat in their car, Saucemoto is the solution to creating a mess in your vehicle, or worse, having to eat food without sauce. These dipping tongs fit perfectly in your car’s vent and work great for dipping barbecue sauce, ketchup, ranch and more.

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