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While the holidays may look different this year, at least one tradition remains the same: the Secret Santa and white elephant gift exchange. This year, we’ve found the ultimate white elephant gifts to wow your fellow swappers.
From ugly Christmas sweaters to Bluetooth speakers, this treasure trove of cheeky and useful white elephant gift ideas is sure to bring out the holiday (and competitive) spirit in all.
Let the games begin!
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Bestselling Secret Santa gifts
Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy
Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy $7.99 at Amazon
Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy $7.99 at Target
Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy $12.95 at Barnes and Noble
This mini wacky inflatable tube guy has a fan at the bottom so he'll dance and inflate wherever you put him.
The Screaming Goat (Book & Figure)
The Screaming Goat (Book & Figure) $8.26 at Amazon
The Screaming Goat (Book & Figure) $9.95 at Barnes and Noble
The Screaming Goat (Book & Figure) $9.95 at Books A Million
This one's exactly what it looks like: a goat figurine that screams when you press it! Perfect for that co-worker that needs to let out a little frustration.
VicTsing SoundHot Bluetooth Shower Speaker
VicTsing SoundHot Bluetooth Shower Speaker $19.98 at Amazon
Shower singers can put on the perfect bathroom concert with this portable waterproof speaker. It features a handy clip so you can hang it in the shower or attach it to a backpack for on-the-go listening.
"The Star Wars Cook Book," by Robin Davis
"The Star Wars Cook Book," by Robin Davis $13.99 at Amazon
"The Star Wars Cook Book," by Robin Davis $13.99 at Target
This bestseller was published in 1998 and has gained popularity recently with the release of the latest movies in the epic space saga. From C-3PO pancakes to Jedi juice bars, this intergalactic "Star Wars" cookbook features healthy snacks, delicious dishes, sweet treats and easy main courses that no rebel can resist.
Bob Ross Chia Pet
Celebrate "The Joy of Painting" every day with this Bob Ross planter, which is currently Amazon's Choice for Chia Pets.
Secret Santa gifts under $15
Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream Trio
Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream Trio $15.00 at Sephora
Winter is here, which means dry skin is ready to rear its ugly head. This set from Caudalie features three cleansing creams loaded with nourishing grape seed oil and shea butter, which is sure to keep you moisturized all winter long.
Men's Food Only 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar
Men's Food Only 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar $15.00 at Target
Quirky socks are a hilarious gift for an office gift exchange — so how can you go wrong with 15 pairs decorated with everyone's fave comfort foods?
Wow, No Thank You.: Essays
Wow, No Thank You.: Essays $14.45 at Barnes and Noble
Wow, No Thank You.: Essays $14.67 at Bookshop
Wow, No Thank You.: Essays $12.10 at Amazon
Samantha Irby has been renowned on the internet for a long while due to her wildly funny blog Bitches Gotta Eat and hilarious recaps of daytime court TV shows. Now the bestselling writer is back with her fourth collection of essays with a title that perfectly describes 2020.
Dash Mini Waffle Maker
Who doesn't love waffles? This tiny but mighty waffle maker is bound to be a hit and it has over 82,000 reviews on Amazon.
Bob Ross Paint with Water
Bob Ross Paint with Water $12.79 at Target
Bob Ross Paint with Water $14.71 at Bookshop
Bob Ross Paint with Water $12.78 at Amazon
Paint your own happy little trees and landscapes with this watercolor book inspired by the public television icon.
Don't Speak! Funny Coffee Mug
Don't Speak! Funny Coffee Mug $14.99 at Amazon
If you're heading to a work holiday party, this sassy coffee mug is sure to be hit with any coworkers who can't do anything before that first sip of coffee.
Secret Santa gifts under $25
2021 Cartoons from The New Yorker Day-to-Day Calendar
2021 Cartoons from The New Yorker Day-to-Day Calendar $15.99 at Barnes and Noble
2021 Cartoons from The New Yorker Day-to-Day Calendar $14.39 at Amazon
2021 Cartoons from The New Yorker Day-to-Day Calendar $14.71 at Bookshop
2021 will be here before you know it, so ring in the new year with a calendar filled with witty, provocative cartoons from The New Yorker.
Fa-La-La-La Llama Ugly Sweater LED Christmas Hat
Fa-La-La-La Llama Ugly Sweater LED Christmas Hat $16.99 at Amazon
Who says ugly Christmas sweaters only have to be for your body? This beanie definitely fits the bill with blinking LED lights and a cozy llama ready for the season.
Hover to zoom. The One with All the Recipes: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Friends
Hover to zoom. The One with All the Recipes: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Friends $24.95 at Urban Outfitters
Hover to zoom. The One with All the Recipes: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Friends $22.49 at Barnes and Noble
Hover to zoom. The One with All the Recipes: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Friends $19.04 at Amazon
This cookbook is sure to be a huge hit at your gift exchange, especially if there's a few "Friends" fanatics there who've seen every episode at least 15 times. Whip up delicious dishes inspired by the iconic sitcom. Thanksgiving turkey for one, anyone?
Poo~Pourri In A Pinch Pack
Poo~Pourri In A Pinch Pack $19.99 at Ulta
Poo~Pourri In A Pinch Pack $17.99 at Amazon
Poo~Pourri In A Pinch Pack $19.99 at Walmart
This is the ultimate set for going on-the-go since it contains five pocket-sized bottles of Poo-Pourri that can conveniently fit in your purse, backpack, luggage or any other kind of baggage you're toting.
H2OGO! 69" Unicorn Snow Tube
H2OGO! 69" Unicorn Snow Tube $19.99 at Target
H2OGO! 69" Unicorn Snow Tube $19.99 at Walmart
H2OGO! 69" Unicorn Snow Tube $24.99 at Kohl's
If you dream of riding a unicorn, now’s your chance! This giant inflatable snow tube brings out the kid in all of us.
"Raining Men" Bubble Dome Umbrella
"Raining Men" Bubble Dome Umbrella $19.95 at Amazon
The Weather Girls have inspired a first-rate white elephant gift! So don’t be surprised if the recipient of this clever umbrella starts singing, “It’s raining men, hallelujah!” at the top of their lungs upon opening.
Secret Santa gifts under $50
OUAI Chill Pills Bath Bombs
OUAI Chill Pills Bath Bombs $30.00 at Ulta
OUAI Chill Pills Bath Bombs $30.00 at Sephora
OUAI Chill Pills Bath Bombs $30.00 at Amazon
If you have a friend or colleague who needs to take a chill pill, give them several this holiday season! Made with hemp, jojoba and safflower seed oil, these bath bombs are specifically designed to nurture and soothe your body.
The Comfy Oversized Blanket Sweatshirt
The Comfy Oversized Blanket Sweatshirt $49.99 at Amazon
This cozy and oversized sweatshirt is basically a blanket you can wear. There's even a handy pocket in the front to stash a few snacks.
Fire TV Stick 4K
Fire TV Stick 4K $29.99 at Amazon
The Fire TV Stick is perfect for the TV aficionado in your life. This streaming stick has access to popular apps like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+.
Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce
Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce $34.99 at Amazon
This truffle oil-infused hot sauce was one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2019, so you know it'll be a hit.
Hydro Flask Travel Coffee Mug
Hydro Flask Travel Coffee Mug $29.95 at Amazon
This travel-friendly coffee mug is designed to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for hours.
Burrito Blanket $36.99 at Amazon
This blanket is perfect for any burrito-loving bro you know — and it's bound to get stolen more than a few times during a white elephant exchange.
Le Chateau Wine Decanter
Le Chateau Wine Decanter $44.95 at Amazon
This elegant wine carafe is hard to beat for a wine lover.
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