Oh White Elephant gift exchanges, They’re *chef’s kiss* chaotic-neutral holiday activities. Not to mention, an excuse to step outside of the confines of regular gift giving, and scratch your “as seen on TV” itch. Because maybe you don’t need a candle that looks and smells like a bowl of childhood cereal, but someone you know definitely does. That’s why we’ve scouted the absolute best White Elephant gifts under $20 on Amazon.
on a budget has never been so breezy. Unless you’re an emotional magpie (hi, same) with a closet of gimmicks to regift, you’re going to need a new arsenal of affordable grab-bag treasures. Tap on through for this year’s delightfully silly bounty, which includes but is not limited to reusable wax wraps, a cinephile’s keychain, and a veritable pizza garden. Yum.
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Cereal Candle Bowl with Spoon
Here’s to relishing in a childhood treat that doesn’t spill.
Generic Cereal Candle Bowl with Spoon, $, available at amazon
Nituyy Unisex Knit Shark Socks
This gift is sure to take the biggest bite of them all.
Nituyy Unisex Knit Shark Socks, $, available at amazon
Sioloc Flower Pillow
A dose of flower power for the one who eats potatoes on the couch.
Sioloc Flower Pillow, $, available at amazon
Wootrip Mini Karaoke Microphones, Set of 2
A fun way to interview your pet, sing karaoke, or record a podcast…in a tiny way.
Wootrip Mini Karaoke Microphones, Set of 2, $, available at amazon
The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
Because everyone’s a secret bird person.
Chronicle Books The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, $, available at amazon
FLOITTUY Alarm Clock with Backlight
No doubt, this is downright the most annoying but also the most useful gift for the sleepyhead of the bunch.
FLOITTY Alarm Clock with Backlight, $, available at amazon
Dagashi Assorted Japanese Snacks
The holidays are all about indulging in treats—but this year, why not expand that sweet tooth palette to the saccharine flavors of Japan?
Dagashi Assorted Japanese Snacks, $, available at amazon
Tatuo Acrylic Self Adhesive Decorative Cloud Mirrors, 8 PCs
File under: instant gratification decor.
tattoos Acrylic Self Adhesive Decorative Cloud Mirrors, 8 PCs, $, available at amazon
One Hundred 80 Degrees Ceramic Egg and Toast Salt and Pepper Shakers
Don’t serve breakfast without these cuties.
One Hundred 80 Degrees Ceramic Egg and Toast Salt and Pepper Shakers, $, available at amazon
Sekopesy Mushroom Cocktail Glasses, Set of 2
This gift is reserved for the fungi fan.
Sekopesy Mushroom Cocktail Glasses, Set of 2, $, available at amazon
TonyMoly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk
Yes, this hand cream actually smells like banana — and it actually leaves skin moisturized as well.
Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk, $, available at amazon
Bouryo Heart-Shaped Polarized Sunglasses, Set of 2
For the person in the group who’s got figurative hearts for eyes. (Now they can literally have hearts for eyes, too.)
Bouryo Heart Shaped Polarized Sunglasses, Set of 2, $, available at amazon
Aneew Pineapple 32GB USB Flash Drive
Everyone deserves to have a little fun at the office, even if it’s backing up files.
Aneew Pineapple 32GB USB Flash Drive, $, available at amazon
Tamicy Mop Slippers, 5 Pairs
In which the cleanest person and the dustiest person at the gift exchange will have to duke it out for these handy (footsy?) mop slippers.
tamicy Mop Slippers, 5 Pairs, $, available at amazon
Mini Raclette Machine
“Raclette” is a Swiss cold-weather tradition. In essence, you melt cheese in a mini-shovel and pour it over your taters.
yosoo Mini Raclette Machine, $, available at amazon
Peeking Baby Yoda Sill
No one will be able to deny this peeking Baby Yoda car window decal.
Saturdays Co. Peeking Baby Yoda Cling, $, available at amazon
Fiji Water AirPods Case
The recipient of this quirky AirPods case could use this to store their wireless earphones or just flaunt it as a stylish addition to their keyring.
STSNano Fiji Water AirPods Case, $, available at amazon
Resin Hair Barrettes, 12 Pcs
Terrazzo, faux tortoiseshell, confetti — all the hottest #aesthetic trends make their way into this set of barrettes.
cridoz Acrylic Resin Hair Barrettes, 12 Pcs, $, available at amazon
Reusable Beeswax Wraps
An excellent alternative to plastic wrap and Ziplock bags.
Bee’s Wrap Bee’s Wrap – Assorted Set of 3, $, available at amazon
The Shining keychain
All keys and no fob makes Jack a hot mess.
Chillkat Vintage Hotel Motel Keychain, $, available at amazon
This moon lamp is just over 4 inches and can change into 16 color options on your (or the remote timer’s) command.
DTOETKD Moon Lamp, $, available at amazon
Little Pizza Garden Kit
All you need to grow the freshest pizza toppings, including seeds for oregano, tomato, basil, scallions, bell pepper, and parsley. Plus, the carton is made out of 100% recycled materials.
Backyard Safari Company Little Pizza Garden, $, available at amazon
Foldable Wine Bag, 4-Pack
The it-bag of every season. This set of four portable bags even comes with a funnel and a wine opener.
Senhai Foldable Wine Bags, 4-Pack, $, available at amazon
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