The Best White Elephant Gifts Under $30

No idea what to bring to a white elephant party or dirty Santa exchange? Check out these 15 gifts guaranteed to be the most sought-after items in the pool of presents.

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November 01, 2016

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Morning Mugs

Satisfy the dog lovers in your white elephant gift group with a furry friend named Dak! But don't let his grumpy appearance fool you - Dak is bound to have anyone smiling after their first sip of morning joe.

BUY IT: Pier 1, $7.95 (Sale: $5.48)

A Plant for Your Pens

If your friends tend to misplace their pens just as much as you do, lend a helping hand with this faux plant pen stand. No water needed to bring life to a desk - just your favorite writing tools.

BUY IT: Amazon, $11.50

Back to the Golden Age

We all love a good throwback to the good ol' days - your vintage obsessed friends will rejoice over this easy-to-assemble iPad stand that turns tablets into retro-style televisions.

BUY IT: Modcloth, $20

Good Luck Charm

Extend some good luck to your white elephant party guests with this miniature fortune cat light. Its calming, pale glow can add a decorative touch to a nightstand or keep a hallway dimly lit.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $15

Pop Culture Accessories

Have all your friends watched each of the Star Wars films? If so, they'll all want to munch on their favorite snacks in these bowls inspired by beloved characters from a galaxy far, far away. Whether they're a Chewbacca, Jabba the Hutt, or Wampa fan, there's a creature for everyone.

BUY IT: Amazon, $14.50-$15.22

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!

BUY IT: World Market, $14.99

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 cashmink plaid scarf is both budget-friendly and on-trend.

BUY IT: TJMaxx, $14.99

Tote Around In Style

This stylish tote bag is perfect for anyone in your gift group who's constantly on the go. Its eye-catching celestial design is bound to keep compliments rolling in. If you land a gift recipient that's environmentally conscious, totes are also efficient in saving bags at the grocery store!

BUY IT: Society6, $23.99

Password, Please

We're all guilty of hitting that cursed "Save Password For This Website" button on our internet browsers, but what happens when our gadgets fail us? You can always write your passwords down on a piece of paper, but these convenient notebooks are organized by category with notes for any site changes. For anyone who relies a bit too heavily on technology, this gift will be a steal at white elephant parties.

BUY IT: The Container Store, $9.99

Hanging Around

Forget the picture frames and use... sloths instead? Clips shaped as these fuzzy, adorable animals can help your friends hang up their most cherished photos along a wire. Get the sloth wall started by snapping some shots at your white elephant party!

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $16

Satisfy Your Wanderlust

A traveler's delight is to collect souvenirs from their favorite destinations. These appetizer plates with illustrations based on six vibrant American cities will appeal to any friends who wish to hop on a plane or take a sweet trip down memory lane.

BUY IT: Crate and Barrel, $21.95 (Sale: $11.87)

Light Up the Night

Sparkly disco balls can add a fun, retro feel to any sized gathering (and can illuminate a white elephant party!) Get down tonight with these disco ball-shaped string lights that'll add a dazzling touch to any room.

BUY IT: Amazon, $10

Keep Your Skin Smooth

The holiday season brings colder weather, which typically isn't great pair for those with sensitive skin. Check out these organic soap bars for a friend who might be curious to spruce up their skincare routine. The bars come in a variety of sweet scents including almond milk, lavender and honeysuckle.

BUY IT: Terrain, $10 each

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.

BUY IT: Target, $24.99

Pop Those Tops Off

Bottle openers are quite literally a handy tool. Crafted through the sand cast method and hand-painted as a true guitar replica, this bottle opener will impress any music lovers or antique collectors at your white elephant party.

BUY IT: Design Toscano, $12.95 (Sale: $10.95)

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