7 Great Gifts for Your White Elephant Party

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What’s the elephant in the room this holiday season? That White Elephant party you still haven’t bought a gift for. If you’ve never been to a White Elephant Party, it’s essentially a $25 or under grab bag where you can steal people’s gifts. Shopping for a White Elephant gift is never as fun as the party is because it’s not always easy to choose a universally likeable gift. However, we’ve taken the guesswork out of this for you. Here are some great suggestions for White Elephant Party gifts. Whether the exchange is between friends, coworkers, or total strangers, you’ll like these gifts so much, you might even want to steal your own gift back. 

1. Best In Shore Tea Towels & Cards

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If your White Elephant party guests happen to be a bunch of animal lovers, stop right now because Best In Shore has the perfect gift for you. Designer Jillian Clemmons hand prints cards and tea towels, as well as other merchandise, with a variety of dog breed graphics from English Bulldogs to Pugs and Greyhounds. And cat lovers, don’t fret; there is a kitty print as well. You can also feel good about your purchase because a portion of every sale is donated to animal rescue organizations in Long Beach, California. Plus, all of the packaging is eco-friendly.

2. Barneys New York Knotted Silk Cufflinks

You’re probably wondering why Barneys New York Knotted Silk Cufflinks are on this list. It’s because they only cost $12. It’s unclear why they’re so inexpensive, so just go with it. Simple but elegant, these classic knots will be a hit for any office party setting. It’s also something you can buy for someone specific to steal, like your boss.

3. Market Candles

Everyone likes candles, but the good ones are always pricey. However, the one exception to this rule is Market Candles. Sold exclusively at Los Angeles area farmer’s markets and online, these candles are made of 100% clean burning soy wax with a wick made of 100% cotton. For just $10, they come in a clear glass jar and are packaged in a white cardboard box. The only problem you’ll have is choosing between the 14 different scents. If you can’t decide, Grapefruit, Lavender, Tuberose, and Currant are my personal picks.

4. Sriracha2Go

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Sriracha: It’s everyone’s favorite nouveau condiment. It also makes an ideal White Elephant gift with the new Sriracha2Go bottle. This portable little bottle is both BPA free and TSA friendly, so it’s perfect to enhance all of those boring in-flight meals or not-spicy-enough holiday dinners everyone has to endure this season. 

5. CB2 Mini Cocktail Shaker

Nothing screams class quite like a freshly shaken cocktail does. CB2’s Mini Cocktail Shaker will be a big hit. While it’s small in size, it’s large enough to make two cocktails. The upside is no wasted booze. To upgrade this gift, include a mini bottle or two of your favorite liquor.

6. iRoller

The iRoller is something everyone you know can use. This might not be the most glamorous gift, but you really can’t go wrong with it. Reusable and liquid-free, this handy dandy little device conveniently cleans bacteria, dirt, and fingerprints off every touchscreen device. And we all know how dirty those things can get.

7. Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker

Who doesn’t like a nice cup of French Press coffee? Bodum is known for making some of the best French Press coffee makers around. The Brazil was one of the original models. The receiver of this gift will most certainly be impressed. Add a bag of your favorite seasonal coffee to make it extra special.

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