20 White Elephant Gifts Under $25

Everyone will want to steal these gifts!

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White Elephant Gifts Under $25
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Whether you call it a white elephant or yankee swap, the goal is the same — to bring a gift that people will want to steal from others during the party. Getting creative within a budget of $25 or less can be challenging, especially if you don't want your contribution to be the dud of the night, so we scoured the internet for the best white elephant gifts around.

These gifts offer everything from a laugh to a touch of self-care, but will all be appreciated by your fellow party-goers. Keep scrolling to shop our picks for the best white elephant gifts.

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Dash Mini Pie Maker

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Target

Also available at Williams Sonoma

Whether it's a savory chicken pot pie option or a sweet apple variety, pie is beloved by many. And mini pies just take things up a notch! This maker from Dash is the easiest way to have homemade 4-inch pies in a flash. It's offered in two colors and is compact, so taking up too much cabinet space isn't an issue. The included circular crust cutter makes for perfect pie crust every time, ideal for pie lovers at every skill level.

Gray Malin 2-Sided Jigsaw Puzzle

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Amazon

Enjoy double the fun with this two-sided jigsaw puzzle, featuring beach scenes by photographer Gray Malin. This 500-piece puzzle is printed with non-toxic ink and when completed, measures to 24 x 18 inches. Puzzles are a stimulating way to pass the time, and this easily breaks apart to work on the opposite side once you're done.

Upcycled Record Coasters

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Uncommon Goods

For people who love to entertain, or just don't want to damage their furniture, coasters are always a good idea. Music lovers will want to snatch up these upcycled vinyl records available as a set of six. Each disc is sealed so that condensation from drinks won't seep through and ruin these unique coasters.

Siblings DIY Scented Candle Kit

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Anthropologie

Instead of giving the gift of your average candle, why not make it a little more interesting? All you need to use this DIY Kit from Siblings is a vessel of your choosing — like another empty candle jar or a plant pot, to make your own hand-poured candle. Available in four scent options, the coconut wax blend has a 60-hour burn time that's less wasteful.

Diceify Streaming Movie Decider Dice

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Etsy

Also available at Uncommon Goods

Sometimes, even the biggest movie buffs are indecisive about what to watch with a bowl of popcorn. That's where these handy dice come in! The first two dice help determine the genre and media type (TV show or movie), and the third comes in to decide where to find the program of the night. With 216 potential combinations, these dice are sure to help narrow down tough choices.

Scrub Mommy Sponge 3-Pack

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Amazon

You've probably heard of the Scrub Daddy, but what about Scrub Mommy? These dual-sided sponges are incredibly popular for a reason, and anyone would love to save themselves a trip to the store by being gifted these in a white elephant swap.

Stone Hollow Farmstead Peach Pie Filling

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Food52

Guests at your gift recipient's home will never know that this peach pie came from a jar. Made at the family-run Stone Hollow Farmstead in Alabama, all you need to do is prep a flaky dough, spoon this 32 oz. jar inside with a layer of crust on top, bake at 375°F, and enjoy.

Saucemoto Dip Clip

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Amazon

Whether you're on a long road trip or are just heading to the office, needing to dip something into a small sauce container while safely driving can be a struggle. Sauces in five different forms can easily install into the device, which clips onto your car air vent for a convenient dipping experience.

Urban Outfitters Mini Icon Trash Can

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Urban Outfitters

Trash has never looked so good! Take your pick between a red mushroom or a peach-toned strawberry that both look adorable on a desk or on the ground. These whimsical trash cans wipe clean easily and have a lid that keeps everything contained.

Stojo Collapsible 20 oz Bottle

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Amazon

Also available at Stojo

This collapsible bottle slips easily into bags of nearly any size for staying hydrated on the go. It collapses down into a small sphere when not in use, or holds up to 20 oz. of liquid when full. The cup is made of a lightweight silicone that is dishwasher safe but can also be easily hand washed.

Le Bon Garçon French-Style Caramel

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Food52

No one can resist French-style caramels. Take your pick from a number of flavors that are sure to please, including Honey Lavender, Tiramisu, and of course Classic Sea Salt Caramel.

Zen Garden Litter Box

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Amazon

Also available at Target

Whether or not the recipient of this zen garden is a cat person, they'll feel more at ease while working when their breaks include light gardening. This kit comes equipped with everything you need to set up a space for the two included kitties, plus a 32-page book to help you zen out.

Original Earthlings Sitting Indoor Plant Pot

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Amazon

When you're feeling down, looking at this smiling plant pot is sure to bring a grin to your face. This sits perfectly on the ledge of a wall shelf or bookcase, and will look even more adorable when there's a small plant inside. Plus, you don't have to worry about overwatering thanks to the drainage hole and plug.

Mixly Cocktail Mixers Flight

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Uncommon Goods

Each of these 4 oz. mixer bottles are made with real juice for a refreshing drink without a big mess or a lot of ingredients. One bottle makes one to two drinks when you add two parts mix to one part liquor. In case your recipient isn't a drinker, soda water can sub in for an easy mocktail!

Zulay Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Amazon

Drinking water never tasted, or looked, so good. Quenching your thirst with a fruit-infused water is easy thanks to these 34 oz. bottles by Zulay. Available in a variety of color options, the center infusion rod can be filled with a combination of fruit for a better-tasting water experience.

Ailun Toilet Night Light 2-Pack

Toilet Night Light 2Pack by Ailun Motion Activated LED Light
Amazon

Stumbling in the bathroom late at night is a thing of the past! This motion activated toilet night light easily installs inside your toilet bowl thanks to an adjustable arm. The light can switch between 16 different colors, and will stay on for two minutes before automatically turning off.

Food Refrigerator Magnet Set

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Amazon

Magnets have never looked so tasty. Made of high-quality resin, this set of 12 magnets include realistic depictions of your favorite foods like cake, eggs, tomatoes and more, all while being functional.

Williams Sonoma Pancake Mold Set

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Williams Sonoma

This set of four pancake molds brings a whole new meaning to rise and shine. A smiling sun, cloud, rainbow and star will bring a smile to any face, even early in the morning. Made of heat-resistant silicone, they're also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

Mini Desk Vacuum Cleaner

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Amazon

If you're doing a gift exchange with your coworkers and know a few that could benefit from tidying up their desk area, a mini rechargeable vacuum cleaner is a great idea. It's compact enough to store in a drawer, but powerful enough to get dust off your desk.

Silicone Wine Glass Holder

White Elephant Gifts Under $25
Amazon

Bathtime is better with a drink! But dropping your glass can definitely spoil the mood, and that's where this silicone wine glass holder comes in. It adheres to the wall and holds a standard wine glass, ready to be filled with your wine or mocktail of choice.

How to Pick the Right White Elephant Gift Gift

Type of Gathering

Getting creative with your gifts can be fun, but making sure what you're picking out is applicable to a range of attendees is key. If the white elephant is themed to the gathering you're attending or is being held in honor of a specific holiday like Christmas, those factors can help influence your purchase as well.

Price

Has a budget been implemented by the organizers of the white elephant? If so, make sure to stick to the designated price range, typically between $10 to $25, to keep things fair for your fellow attendees.

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Why Take Our Word for It?

Jacqueline Weiss is a professional food writer with more than five years of experience and a lifelong lover of working in the kitchen. Her writing has appeared in Eat This Not That, EatingWell, Taste Of Home, Simply Recipes, and more. For this article, she researched unique and thoughtful gifts available from a variety of online retailers.

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