Found: The Best Under-$20 White Elephant Gifts On Amazon

    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.

    Shopping playfully 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

    moon lamp

    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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