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We never know what to expect or what fun present we're walking away with, and that's precisely what makes the white elephant gift exchange so fun! If you're attending one of these parties, you've got to come armed with a funny, crowd-pleasing, gender neutral gift, which is where we come in. These are the best affordable white elephant gifts; each one is under $25! They're so wallet-friendly, you can definitely add two to your cart. You know, to make sure you're walking away with something awesome.
What do we want, specifically? Well, there's a bunch of fun party games, a succulent candle that's so cute, and a cool alcohol infusion kit. Plus, there's a heat-activated changing mug and a french fry car holder. At this rate, you're practically required to snap up one of these good white elephant gifts. Just keep reading to shop our picks.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
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This modern take on the classic scavenger hunt requires your favorite possession — their smartphone! Game of Phones ($25) asks players to engage in a smartphone scavenger hunt in which only the fastest players will survive (just kidding, they'll win points).
If they prefer to snap selfies on your phone, this Auxiwa Clip on Selfie Ring Light ($14, originally $20) will take them to the next level. It's the perfect present for your Instagram or TikTok loving friend.
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They can keep their fingers warm as they work with these USB Heated Mittens ($10). It's an adorable gift they might not buy for themselves, but will be so happy to have.
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Sneak alcohol into any situation with this JFeng Bangle Bracelet Flask ($11). No one will ever know you've got a few shots at the ready.
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The Mug With a Glove ($25) sports mug also comes in hockey, basketball, and soccer versions. They'll love it.
How cute are these Terrarium Candles ($25)? These are for your friends who are obsessed with plants.
Cold beer needs these Cold Beer Coats ($13) for cold weather. If they love seltzer or soda, this is a great option too.
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These Blooming Lollipops ($20) are so aesthetically pleasing. Plus, they're the easiest way to plant herbs and flowers.
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This pack of 16 Nutella Mini Glass Bottles ($15) is perfect for the on-the-go Nutella-lover. We'd keep one in our purse, car, and desk, you know, for emergencies.
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For the person who doesn't have a green thumb but wants some plants in their life, these Self-Watering Dinosaur Planters ($14) are so cute. Plus, they take the guesswork out of when and how to water them.
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This Easy Spread Butter Knife ($20) is a gift that will make anyone smile, except maybe vegans! Spreadable butter is always a good thing in our opinion.
Movie night just got that much better thanks to this Collapsible Popcorn Popper ($20). You can have yummy popcorn in minutes, wherever you are!
Sushi-lovers will go wild for the Sushi Go! The Pick and Pass Card Game ($8, originally $15). This fast-paced card game is all about grabbing the best combo of sushi dishes before someone else snags them, so be sure that you're hungry for a good game!
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There is a particular subset of people who have an obsession with Bob Ross. If this Bob Ross Heat Changing Mug ($17) doesn't make them smile, we don't know what will.
This Sushi Socks Box ($20) will become any sushi lover's new favorite gift. Plus, how cute is the packaging?