11 White Elephant Gifts Under $25 Guaranteed to be the Hit of the Party

No idea about what to bring to a white elephant or dirty Santa exchange? Check out these 11 gifts under $25 guaranteed to be the most sought-after items in the pool of presents.

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Mini Animal Planters

Cute animals are already pretty darn irresistable, but shrink them and add plants, and everyone at the party will want their own! Pictured is an easy DIY white elephant gift, but you can't go wrong with a panda planter from ModCloth either. $19.99; ModCloth

Quippy Coffee Mugs

Mugs with fun or cute sayings can assist with articulation before the coffee kicks in. Help anyone in your white elephant gift group with their expressive needs by adding a customizable metal mug with magnetic letters to the mix. $19.95; Paper Source

Chalkboard Cheese Service

A slate cheese board makes entertaining easy brie-sy, so it's only fair that the recipient hosts next year's white elephant party! $14.99; World Market

Kid Friendly, Adult-Approved Fun

If parents or kids are among the white elephant gathering guests, bring a present both parties will approve of, like this Lego-inspired holiday wreath. Kids will love redecorating the wreath daily while parents will be glad to have the loose pieces off the floor and out of the way of their feet. $19.99; ThinkGeek

Fixer Upper Style

Everyone wants a home decorated by Joanna Gaines, so give your friends a leg up by contributing a Fixer Upper-inspired home accessory to the pool of gifts. These wall-mounted mason jars offer rustic chic storage for writing utensils, makeup brushes and kitchen tools. We think Joanna would approve. $24.99; Target

Pop-Culture Accessories

Have all your friends binge-watched Stranger Things on Netflix? If so, they'll all want to pack their supplies in this tote bag inspired by the Hawkins Middle School A/V Club squad for trips to the Upside Down. $17.83; Etsy.com/BagApart

Cozy Winter Scarves

Baby, it's cold outside, and everyone needs proper winter wear to protect themselves from the elements. You can't go wrong bringing a cozy scarf to a white elephant party, and this plaid-print flannel scarf is both budget friendly and on-trend. $22.94; Old Navy

Kitchy Office Supplies

Everyone needs a little extra magic for long days at the office, and this unicorn tape dispenser does the trick. Two rolls of rainbow tape will ensure the gift recipient's projects are colorful and secure. $14.95; Paper Source

Blank Journals

Sure, smartphones can keep your thoughts organized on the go, but a blank journal has that old-school charm that invites more personal reflection. Kick the sophistication factor (and white elephant stealability) up a notch by selecting one in leather, like this beauty. $19.95; Barnes and Noble

DIY Cocktail Kit

Booze is a popular gift during white elephant exchanges. Put a little extra thought into it by boxing up all of the makings of a mixed drink like boozy hot chocolate or a cranberry mojito. The gift may not survive before it has a chance to be stolen!

Crowd Friendly Games

A good group game can liven up the dullest of gatherings, so anyone should be excited at a chance to add one to their own arsenal of party tricks. Try Codenames, a game where spymasters offer clues to help their teammates hunt down words while trying to avoid being assasinated. $15.99; Target

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