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’Tis the season for holiday gift giving. And what’s the best kind of holiday gift giving? White Elephant, of course! (Don’t @ us.) Here, everything you need to know about this fun gift swap concept.

What is a White Elephant gift?

In case you’re not familiar with the concept, allow us to give you the gist. Each participant brings a wrapped present and anonymously puts it into a pile, so no one knows who brought what. Everyone draws a number to determine when each partygoer gets to pick a present. The first person chooses a gift, opens it and shows it off for everyone to see. The next person has a choice: They can steal that gift or pick a new one to open. The higher the number you pick, the more gift options you have to snatch away.

Whether you call it a White Elephant, Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa, the objective is the same: to take home the best gift. And with a generally small budget ($25 and under is the sweet spot), that’s not always the easiest feat. This year, be the clear winner by bringing the gift that everyone fights to get their hands on. And if you take home your own present at the end? Well, then you played it right.

Any self-respecting white elephant aficionado knows that the more obscure the gifts, the more fun the game. So with that in mind, behold our good-time-guaranteed picks for your holiday party needs.

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The Sill

1. The Sill Marble Queen Pothos

This Pothos will be the star of the show among all the plant lovers at your White Elephant exchange.

Buy It ($23)

Sephora

2. DRUNK ELEPHANT THE LITTLES NIGHT OUT SKINCARE SET

Stick this sample-sized set of some of Drunk Elephant's best-sellers in your friend's white elephant pool and you’ll definitely make her holiday a little brighter.

Buy It ($50)

Amazon

3. Ecolution Microwave Popcorn Popper

There’s no kernel left behind with this personal popper.

$13; $7 at Amazon

Nordstrom

4. SLIP SILK FACE COVERING

With a chic 100 percent mulberry silk outer layer, this definitely isn’t your typical face mask. It features adjustable ear straps and an adjustable nose wire so the wearer can customize the fit.

Buy It ($39)

Amazon

5. Maxsoft Hair Scalp Massager

Lather up and shampoo with this massager, or just use it to relax after pulling out your ponytail.

$7 at Amazon

Amazon

6. TrueZoo Penguin Corkscrew

A cute wine bottle opener is always a safe bet for a gift.

$27; $20 at Amazon

Amazon

7. Mighty Mojo Tiger King Jigsaw Puzzle

Tiger King fans are going to go wild over this saucy Joe Exotic puzzle.

$20 at Amazon

Urban Outfitters

8. Smoko Mini Toasty Heatable Plushie

Calming cramps never looked so dang adorable.

Buy It ($18)

Urban Outfitters

9. Urban Outfitters Heart-Shaped Mini Waffle Iron

A heart-shaped waffle is bound to make breakfast taste even better.

Buy It ($18; $15)

Amazon

10. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

Regular ice cube trays don’t suffice when it comes to an aesthetically pleasing glass of whiskey.

$25 at Amazon

Amazon

11. Signals Coffee Lovers Coffee Mug

We can all relate to the mood of this cute coffee mug, right?

$15 at Amazon

Amazon

12. Revlon Oil Absorbing Volcanic Face Roller

This TikTok famous tool gets excess oil off your face without having to replace paper each use.

$10 at Amazon

Amazon

13. Horime 3-in-1 Charging Station

This stand allows you to charge multiple gadgets without the dreaded cord tangle.

$26; $18 at Amazon

Uncommon Goods

14. Uncommon Goods Essential Oil Shower Steamers

Turn their home into a spa with these relaxing essential oil steamers.

Buy It ($15)

Amazon

15. Hey! Play! Mini Tabletop Pool

Play alone or with your work BFF if you’re back in the office.

$60; $23 at Amazon

Uncommon Goods

16. Urban Outfitters Buzzed Card Game

A fun, boozy card game for nights in with friends.

Buy It ($20)

Amazon

17. Hallmark Keepsake “Friends” Ornament

For the Friends fanatic who loves an iconic Monica reference.

$20 at Amazon

Amazon

18. Bedsure Fleece Throw Blanket

You can never have too many blankets, and this one comes in 26 colors.

$19; $15 at Amazon

Amazon

19. Barbuzzo Alcohol Shot Gun

Get ready for a fun New Year’s Eve party.

$20 at Amazon

Amazon

20. Nalakuvara Golf Pen Set

Pen turned putter? Talk about a fun work distraction.

$13 at Amazon

Urban Outfitters

21. Urban Outfitters Planter Bluetooth Speaker

This planter doubles as a speaker…it doesn’t get cooler than this.

Buy It ($20)

Urban Outfitters

22. Kikkerland Design Cactus Shot Glass Set

Word on the street is, if your shot looks cuter it will go down more smoothly (that’s what we hope anyway).

Buy It ($18)

Amazon

23. “The Complete Guide to Astrology: Understanding Yourself, Your Signs and Your Birth Chart”

Reading your horoscope is so much more fun when you actually understand your signs.

$9 at Amazon

Uncommon Goods

24. Uncommon Goods Debatable Party Game

Bring this one to a family party to get a read on who thinks what through all of the generations.

Buy It ($15)

The Container Store

25. Beard Buddy Grooming Kit

The partner whose husband loves to ignore his leftover beard trimmings is going to love this gift option.

Buy It ($20)

The Container Store

26. Nite Ize Slap Lit LED Band

All night runners and dog walkers alike should have one of these arm bands.

Buy It ($12)

Uncommon Goods

27. Banana Saving Hats

Your bananas look adorable while staying fresh a few days longer.

Buy It ($25)

Uncommon Goods

28. Plush Uterus

Come on, this little plushie is crazy cute.

Buy It ($18)

Uncommon Goods

29. Orbits Eye Stones

Keep refrigerated and lay these on your peepers in the mornings to reduce puffiness and bring relief to sore, tired eyes.

Buy It ($20)

Uncommon Goods

30. Urban Outfitters World’s Smallest Vacuum

Leave it in the car for excess crumbs or on your desk to pick up dust.

Buy It ($16)

Uncommon Goods

31. Peanut Butter Spoon

Because regular knives can’t get every drop of peanut butter.

Buy It ($12)

Uncommon Goods

32. What to Watch Streaming Decider Dice

These dice make deciding what to watch on date night a whole lot easier.

Buy It ($15)

Amazon

33. October Elf Bread Slippers

Upgrade your boring slippers with a pair that looks like you’re walking around in loaves of bread.

$17 at Amazon

Uncommon Goods

34. Stay Chill Slim Can Parka

We’re nuts for these can parkas. Now our hands can stay warm while our White Claws keep cool.

Buy It ($16)

Uncommon Goods

35. Uncommon Goods Birthday Hot Chocolate Bomb

Filled with a chocolatey drink mix, sprinkles and marshmallows for a delightful hot beverage.

Buy It ($14)

Amazon

36. Adult Coloring Book

Relieve some stress by coloring intricate patterns to create a beautiful image. Yes, it really does feel relaxing.

$7 at Amazon

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