What will White Elephant gift exchanges look like in the socially distanced age? While some modifications will need to be made to safely celebrate holiday traditions this year, the inconvenience won’t be enough to take down the mighty White Elephant, seasonal stalwart of friend groups, extended families, and co-workers alike.
So, what to get? Something goofy? Something useful? That’s up to you, but we have ideas and they’re broken down by a few common price points: White Elephant gift ideas under $30, White Elephant Gift ideas under $25, White Elephant gift ideas under $20, and White Elephant gift ideas under $15. Happy shopping, merry gifting, and best of luck stealing and swapping at whatever form of White Elephant gift exchange comes your way this year.
Best White Elephant Gift Ideas Under $30
A $30 or less White Elephant price limit means you can pick something that’s genuinely pretty nice—or steal the show with an on-sale gift no one will believe you got on-budget.
Best White Elephant Gift Ideas Under $25
With a $25 price limit, you’ve got room to go in any direction, from cheeky (but not cheap) gag gift to something actually cool or useful.
Best White Elephant Gift Ideas Under $20
A $20 limit could easily get you the classic bottle of wine and a scratch ticket…or you could opt for something a bit more fun.
Best White Elephant Gifts Under $15
The $15 and under price range for White Elephant gifts is where things can start to get a little dicey. Are you going to go with a goofy gag gift, or…socks? Luckily we’ve found a few other options for you to throw in the mix.