Gift Guide: Unique White Elephant Gifts That Don’t Suck


I used to hate white elephant gift exchanges, because I was under the impression that the only inexpensive gifts you could get that would be universally appealing were, well, terrible ones. But, thanks to the Internet and stores’ increasingly creative check-out line displays, my eyes have been opened to the endlessly creative and awesome products out there. Here, just a few white elephant gift ideas that unique and not at all lame, all under $25.

Cocktail-KitOld Fashioned Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Making crying babies on flights more manageable for everyone. $24, Nordstrom


Scratch-Off Mini Wall Map
Perfect if you hang out with a bunch of globetrotters. $24, Flight001

Bluetooth Camera Shutter Release
Because it’s a selfie-obsessed world out there. $10, Nordstrom

Photo Clip String Set
The selfie-obsessed need somewhere to put all those snapshots. $14, Urban Outfitters

Ice Ball Flavour It
Because flavored water is the jam right now. $16, Brookstone

Spot It
I swear to you, everyone will love this game. It’s addicting. $9, Amazon

Smartphone Macro Photo Lens
It’s time your friends up their Instagram game. $20, Urban Outfitters

Balloon Modeling Kit
I mean, who hasn’t dreamed of becoming a balloon-animal expert? $12, Uncommon Goods

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker
Um, yum. $15, Amazon

  1. Booze, love. You forgot booze. And bubbles are the liquid equivalent of glitter, so you can even buy holiday-ready versions.
    PS: you can buy me that scratch map if you like.

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