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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, 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.

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Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask

The buzzy brand is usually out of price range, but this foamy sheet mask fits the bill. 

Glamglow ($9)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Arts, People & Culture Trivia

A marble box of pop culture questions that can be displayed on your desk or kitchen counter. 

InQuizitive Cubes ($15)


Double Hoop Earrings

The style of the season, for under $20.

B.P. ($14)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Electric Wine Bottle Opener

Unnecessary? Maybe. A total blast to use? Completely.

Oster ($18)


Paint by Sticker Book

For those who love artistic activities as much as they love David Bowie.

Books With Style ($15)


Liquid Lipstick Set

Three shades of stay-put lip color? Maybe we’ll just keep this one for ourself.

Stila ($20)


Card + Phone Case

You can’t put a price on screen protection, but this certainly doesn’t hurt.

iHome ($15)


Votive Candle

The most coveted holiday scent. No contest. 

Nest Fragrances ($16)


Wine Wars Trivia

Calling all lovers of wine. (So, all of us?)

Chronicle Books ($20)


Cozy Socks

You really can never have enough.

Madewell ($13)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Wine Bottle Glass

We could all use one of these once in a while (or once a week).

Bed Bath and Beyond ($10)

Saks Fifth Ave

Lip Balm Fidget Spinner

How zeitgeist-y of you.

Taste Beauty ($10)


Santa's Cookies

Can’t go wrong with white chocolate-coated gingerbread bites.

Sugarfina ($10)


Sticky Note Set

To help keep her super organized into the new year. ($15)


Office Desk Nameplate

We’s true.

Laser Crafting ($29)

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