45 Under-$25 White Elephant Gifts They Won’t Want To Give Up

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There’s a good chance that you’ve been invited to participate in some kind of holiday gift exchange (yes, even a virtual one). And while a White Elephant (also known as a Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa, depending on where you hail from) sounds fun in theory, the stress of finding a truly good gift within the designated price range can be slightly stressful. (If you’re a creative gifter that thrives on these kinds of challenges, please speak up in the comments section.)

If you're still working remotely, your average White Elephant might still look a little different this year, with participants contributing their kooky picks remotely and unwrapping the goods over Zoom, but whether IRL or not, we know that the weird and wacky spirit of this offbeat present party will be very much embraced — let’s be honest, we all could still use the levity of a gag gift (or three). Whether it’s Free Britney merch, donut-shaped soap, or a portable beer pong set, you’ll find a silly and still oddly useful trinket ahead — all for under $25.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

<br><br><strong>MerryXD</strong> Chubby Blob Seal Pillow, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3CnrI01" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


MerryXD Chubby Blob Seal Pillow, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Porter</strong> Utensil Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verishop.com%2Fw-p%2Fmarketplace%2Fporter-utensil-set%2Fp6857239462082" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Verishop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Verishop</a>


Porter Utensil Set, $, available at Verishop
<br><br><strong>TRUFF</strong> Hot Sauce Variety Pack, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffood52.com%2Fshop%2Fproducts%2F5032-truff-truffle-infused-hot-sauce-2-pack" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Food52" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Food52</a>


TRUFF Hot Sauce Variety Pack, $, available at Food52
<br><br><strong>Calzedonia</strong> Astrology Flock Tights, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.calzedonia.com%2Fus%2Fproduct%2Fastrology_flock_40_denier_mesh_tights-MODC1771.html%3Fdwvar_MODC1771_Z_COL_COLLD%3D019" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Calzedonia" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Calzedonia</a>


Calzedonia Astrology Flock Tights, $, available at Calzedonia
<br><br><strong>Hansel from Basel</strong> Polar Bear Cozy Socks, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Fpolar-bear-cozy-socks%3Fcategory%3Dshoes-socks-tights%26color%3D060%26type%3DSTANDARD%26size%3DOne%2520Size%26quantity%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a>


Hansel from Basel Polar Bear Cozy Socks, $, available at Anthropologie
<br><br><strong>Baggu</strong> Daisy Cat, Set of 2 Pillowcases, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fbaggu-set-of-2-organic-cotton-pillowcases%2F6148232" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Baggu Daisy Cat, Set of 2 Pillowcases, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Smashed Cereal</strong> Donut Soap, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F604004683%2Fdonut-soap-pink-donut-soap-pink-donut" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


Smashed Cereal Donut Soap, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Pinch Provisions</strong> Hand Sanitizer Key Chain, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Fpinch-provisions-hand-sanitizer-key-chain%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a>


Pinch Provisions Hand Sanitizer Key Chain, $, available at Anthropologie
<br><br><strong>Judy Chicago</strong> "A Goddess For You" Soap, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcomingsoonnewyork.com%2Fproducts%2Fa-goddess-for-you-soap" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Coming Soon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Coming Soon</a>


Judy Chicago "A Goddess For You" Soap, $, available at Coming Soon
<br><br><strong>MiloBearCo</strong> Free Britney Shopping Bag Ornament, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F883630682%2Ffree-britney-shopping-bag-ornament-laser" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


MiloBearCo Free Britney Shopping Bag Ornament, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Ichendorf Milano</strong> Animal Farm Tumbler, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcomingsoonnewyork.com%2Fproducts%2Fanimal-farm-tumbler" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Coming Soon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Coming Soon</a>


Ichendorf Milano Animal Farm Tumbler, $, available at Coming Soon
<br><br><strong>Uncommon Goods</strong> Scary Bingo, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uncommongoods.com%2Fproduct%2Fscary-bingo" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Uncommon Goods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Uncommon Goods</a>


Uncommon Goods Scary Bingo, $, available at Uncommon Goods
<br><br><strong>Cbiumpro</strong> Scalp Massager, 2 Pack, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3mZOmUD" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Cbiumpro Scalp Massager, 2 Pack, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Nestle</strong> Nesquik Tumbler Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FNestle-Nesquik-Tumbler-Set%2F28131318" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Walmart</a>


Nestle Nesquik Tumbler Set, $, available at Walmart
<br><br><strong>Uncommon Goods</strong> Upcycled Floppy Disk Notebooks - Set of 3, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uncommongoods.com%2Fproduct%2Fupcycled-floppy-disk-notebooks-set-of-3" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Uncommon Goods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Uncommon Goods</a>


Uncommon Goods Upcycled Floppy Disk Notebooks - Set of 3, $, available at Uncommon Goods
<br><br><strong>The Container Store</strong> Bacon Bin Grease Keeper, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.containerstore.com%2Fs%2Fholiday-shop%2Fgifts-by-price%2Fgifts-under-twenty-five%2Fbacon-bin-grease-keeper%2F123d%3FproductId%3D11009137" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Container Store" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Container Store</a>


The Container Store Bacon Bin Grease Keeper, $, available at The Container Store
<br><br><strong>UO</strong> Patchwork Hardsole Slipper, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fuo-patchwork-hardsole-slipper" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfiiters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfiiters</a>


UO Patchwork Hardsole Slipper, $, available at Urban Outfiiters
<br><br><strong>Areaware</strong> Little Puzzle Thing (Papaya), $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcaracara.la%2Fcollections%2Fgifts-under-25%2Fproducts%2Flittle-puzzle-thing-papaya" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cara Cara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cara Cara</a>


Areaware Little Puzzle Thing (Papaya), $, available at Cara Cara
<br><br><strong>Uncommon Goods</strong> Chilli Peppers of the World Dish Towel, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uncommongoods.com%2Fproduct%2Fchilli-peppers-of-the-world-dish-towel" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Uncommon Goods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Uncommon Goods</a>


Uncommon Goods Chilli Peppers of the World Dish Towel, $, available at Uncommon Goods
<br><br><strong>Anthropologie</strong> Brynne Monogram Journal, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Fbrynne-monogram-journal" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a>


Anthropologie Brynne Monogram Journal, $, available at Anthropologie
<br><br><strong>Matsuura Co.</strong> Octopus Hair Claw, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.freepeople.com%2Fshop%2Foctopus-hair-claw%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Free People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Free People</a>


Matsuura Co. Octopus Hair Claw, $, available at Free People
<br><br><strong>Tech Taffy</strong> Dust-Devouring Compound, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.containerstore.com%2Fs%2Fholiday-shop%2Fgifts-by-price%2Fgifts-under-twenty-five%2F7-oz.-tech-taffy-dust_devouring-compound%2F123d%3FproductId%3D11011825" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Container Store" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Container Store</a>


Tech Taffy Dust-Devouring Compound, $, available at The Container Store
<br><br><strong>Fotini Tikkou</strong> Visage Mug, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Ffotini-tikkou-visage-mug" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a>


Fotini Tikkou Visage Mug, $, available at Anthropologie
<br><br><strong>LYWUU</strong> Dachshund Dog Shaped Silicone Ice Cube Molds, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H19I20M" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


LYWUU Dachshund Dog Shaped Silicone Ice Cube Molds, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Uncommon Goods</strong> Library Card Socks, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uncommongoods.com%2Fproduct%2Flibrary-card-socks" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Uncommon Goods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Uncommon Goods</a>


Uncommon Goods Library Card Socks, $, available at Uncommon Goods
<br><br><strong>Himalayan Glow</strong> Salt Heart Candle Holder, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bedbathandbeyond.com%2Fstore%2Fproduct%2Fhimalayan-glow-salt-heart-candle-holder%2F5261643" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath and Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath and Beyond</a>


Himalayan Glow Salt Heart Candle Holder, $, available at Bed Bath and Beyond
<br><br><strong>ModernPotteryShop</strong> Espresso Cup Hand Painted, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F813286372%2Ffun-espresso-cup-gift-perfect-for-coffee" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


ModernPotteryShop Espresso Cup Hand Painted, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Cost Plus World Market</strong> Jute Bath Mitt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldmarket.com%2Fproduct%2Fjute%2Bbath%2Bmitt.do" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cost Plus World Market" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cost Plus World Market</a>


Cost Plus World Market Jute Bath Mitt, $, available at Cost Plus World Market
<br><br><strong>Max</strong> Playful Sports Mugs, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uncommongoods.com%2Fproduct%2Fplayful-sports-mugs" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Uncommon Goods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Uncommon Goods</a>


Max Playful Sports Mugs, $, available at Uncommon Goods
<br><br><strong>Bitty Boomers</strong> Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child Bluetooth Speaker, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3qnsipJ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Bitty Boomers Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child Bluetooth Speaker, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>OXO</strong> Good Grips® Cookie Scoop, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bedbathandbeyond.com%2Fstore%2Fproduct%2Foxo-good-grips-reg-cookie-scoop%2F102818%3FcategoryId%3D13873" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath and Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath and Beyond</a>


OXO Good Grips® Cookie Scoop, $, available at Bed Bath and Beyond
<br><br><strong>Old World Christmas</strong> Smartphone Hanging Figurine Ornament, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Fholiday-decor%2Fpdp%2Fold-world-christmas-smartphone-hanging-figurine-ornament-owcs2935.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>


Old World Christmas Smartphone Hanging Figurine Ornament, $, available at Wayfair
<br><br><strong>Mr. Coffee</strong> Mug Warmer, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2Ftijwo" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Btree</strong> LED Ring Light, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CC4F9BZ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Btree LED Ring Light, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>St. Nicholas Square</strong> Santa Sweater Fox Wine Bottle Cover, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kohls.com%2Fproduct%2Fprd-5084356%2Fst-nicholas-square-santa-sweater-fox-wine-bottle-cover.jsp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kohl's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kohl's</a>


St. Nicholas Square Santa Sweater Fox Wine Bottle Cover, $, available at Kohl's
<br><br><strong>The Holiday Aisle</strong> Gosling Square Pillow Cover & Insert, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Fdecor-pillows%2Fpdp%2Fthe-holiday-aisle-gosling-square-pillow-cover-insert-w003050938.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>


The Holiday Aisle Gosling Square Pillow Cover & Insert, $, available at Wayfair
<br><br><strong>Sanrio</strong> Hello Kitty Organic Pasta, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldmarket.com%2Fproduct%2Fhello-kitty-org-pasta-1764z.do" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cost Plus World Market" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cost Plus World Market</a>


Sanrio Hello Kitty Organic Pasta, $, available at Cost Plus World Market
<br><br><strong>Ridley's</strong> Kazoo That Tune, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.madewell.com%2Fridley%2527s-kazoo-that-tune-game-MD009.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Madewell" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Madewell</a>


Ridley's Kazoo That Tune, $, available at Madewell
<br><br><strong>Thumbs Up</strong> Lazy Arm, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fthumbs-up%2Fthumbs-up-lazy-arm-tablet-version%2Fprd%2F20284221" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Thumbs Up Lazy Arm, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Balanced Co.</strong> Ruth Bader Ginsburg Notorious RBG Bottle Opener, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3qkQIA0" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Balanced Co. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Notorious RBG Bottle Opener, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>As Seen on TV</strong> Pillow Pad Multi-Angle Lap Desk, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bedbathandbeyond.com%2Fstore%2Fproduct%2Fpillow-pad-multi-angle-lap-desk%2F5346942%3FcategoryId%3D13873" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath and Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath and Beyond</a>


As Seen on TV Pillow Pad Multi-Angle Lap Desk, $, available at Bed Bath and Beyond
<br><br><strong>Uncommon Goods</strong> Stay Chill Slim Can Parka, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uncommongoods.com%2Fproduct%2Fstay-chill-slim-can-parka" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Uncommon Goods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Uncommon Goods</a>


Uncommon Goods Stay Chill Slim Can Parka, $, available at Uncommon Goods
<br><br><strong>Wireless Express</strong> Singalong Pro Karaoke Microphone, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fwireless-express-singalong-pro-karaoke-microphone-black%2Fn3016693%3Fcolor%3DNONE%26eid%3D429699" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>


Wireless Express Singalong Pro Karaoke Microphone, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<br><br><strong>Bright Life Toys</strong> Pickle Plush Toy, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F575997599%2Fplush-pickle-stuffed-pickle-pickle" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


Bright Life Toys Pickle Plush Toy, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Mavogel</strong> Modal Eye Mask, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3Cg9VYd" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Mavogel Modal Eye Mask, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Polished</strong> HammerAxe Wooden Mini Beer Pong Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bedbathandbeyond.com%2Fstore%2Fproduct%2Fhammeraxe-wooden-mini-beer-pong-set%2F5207749%3FcategoryId%3D13873" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath and Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath and Beyond</a>


Polished HammerAxe Wooden Mini Beer Pong Set, $, available at Bed Bath and Beyond
<br><br><strong>Designworks Ink</strong> Sew Crafty Sewing Kit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pacsun.com%2Fdesignworks-ink%2Fsew-crafty-sewing-kit-0673601220040.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:PacSun" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">PacSun</a>


Designworks Ink Sew Crafty Sewing Kit, $, available at PacSun

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