Best White Elephant Gifts to Shop for Every Budget

Each product has been independently selected by our editorial team. We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms.
Christmas Present, Gift
Getty Images

Whether you call it a White Elephant gift exchange, Dirty Santa, Yankee swap or Secret Santa gift party, it's so important to be prepared this holiday season with just the right gift, even if the get-together is happening virtually again this year. 

Whether you need to arrive with -- or send -- a fun gag gift or funny gift for a good laugh, a wrapped gift for a lucky recipient taking part in a Secret Santa party game, or can get away with a gift card for your gift swap, ET Style is here to help you track down the perfect gift and find something on sale among all the epic holiday deals and steals. 

We rounded up a bunch of items at great prices under $10, under $20, under $50 and under $100 to help you start holiday shopping early. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for that special someone or scooping up Christmas presents for friends, family or a coworker, tons of great gift items are just a click away. You'll know you scored a great gift for your holiday party.

Check out all of ET's top picks for the best gift ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide 2021.

$15 & Under White Elephant Gifts

Here are a few of the cheap white elephant gifts we've pulled together below:

This dust-removing goo is made for the neat-freak on your list. 


Is there anyone on your list who doesn't enjoy the smell of bacon? 


There is -- 100% -- someone on your list who will not just appreciate this mini Bob Ross painting kit, but celebrate it. You're welcome. 


Game of Phones
Uncommon Goods

This game turns your phone into a scavenger hunt. 


For the perfect white elephant gift, it should be something anyone will consider a keepsake like this half moon planter.  


For a funny white elephant gift, this is perfect for the workaholic in your life.


Uncommon Goods Reforesting Tree Kits
Uncommon Goods

Even if the person you're buying for isn't into gardening, these Reforesting Tree Kits from Uncommon Goods is the perfect white elephant gift.


What makes the Magic Bullet Essential Personal Blender great for a holiday gift exchange is that it's a great deal and everyone can find a use for it. 


Gift this fun reindeer print face mask. 


Mudpuppy's Andy Warhol Coloring Book features the iconic pop artist's greatest hits ready to be colored in and customized by people young and old. An adult coloring book has been a new fad in stress relief during the pandemic or any other time and is the perfect inexpensive white elephant gift idea to give or stocking stuffer for anyone. 


The Wine2Go foldable wine bottle holds a full bottle of wine and is reusable, flexible and foldable.


$25 & Under 

Many of these fun gift ideas $20 and under are practical gifts as well as being some funny gag gift for your next gift exchange game.

Vegan, cooks and gardeners will love growing mushrooms at home. 


Trust us when we say the cat parent on your list will love Cat-opoly. 


For those who thrive on game night, this Drunk Stoned or Stupid party game is great for chuckles. 


After nearly two years of working from home, just about everyone at the gift exchange needs a mini fridge for their desk (and you can't beat the price). 


Bean box's most popular coffee tasting experience lets you choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12-month gift subscription plans. 4 fresh, expertly-curated coffees every month along with an artisan treat and tasting notes are sure to wake your loved one up to better mornings. 

$24 AND UP

The tiny wool stockings are gift enough, but they come equipped with aromatherapy balms for a gift that does double duty. 


Whether you're shopping for a serious cyclist or someone who likes to take the scenic route on two wheels, a Decorative Bicycle Bell is a fun gift for a holiday gift exchange.


These days, coins are nearly as precious as avocados. This change purse will keep your coins nice and secure in one adorable place.


For when you’d like to be truly wrapped in your blanket.


$50 & Under

For the serious white elephant party don't miss what we've pulled together for $50 and under. 

A compact version of the popular Marc Jacobs fragrance that fits in your purse or pocket. 



There aren't many people who don't need a drink after 2020 and 2021 -- making a cocktail kit one of the best white elephant gifts you could give or receive. 


Uncommon Goods Bluetooth Banana Phone
Uncommon Goods

If you are looking for funny white elephant gift ideas, it doesn't get much sillier than this bluetooth banana phone.


Tabletop Cornhole
Uncommon Goods

Play this classic game anywhere with a mini tabletop version.


Pick up Amazon's popular and affordable smart speaker and smart home hub, the Echo Dot.


This tote looks exactly like the iconic plastic bag, only it’s reusable and washable!


These Kate Spade That Sparkle Princess Cut Large Studs are the perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite lady.


$100 & Under

If you need to up your game, we've got you covered with a few great suggestions for $100 and under for your next white elephant exchange.

Treat a loved one to a full-size Jo Malone candle. Our top pick is the Pomegranate Noir flavor. The warm, floral and spicy scent is perfect for winter. 


The Serene House Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser disperses a relaxing scented mist of essential oils. It has a decorative ceramic cover and built-in timer and automatic shut-off. 


Joining the Firstleaf wine club starts with a quiz — a very easy quiz. Just tell them about your wine preferences and they'll create a customized tasting profile, which they'll use to curate your introductory shipment. After that, you can rate the wines they send with a simple thumbs up or thumbs down to refine your tasting profile even further. Every shipment includes six wines and costs $90, including shipping. And if you happen to get a bottle that you're not keen on, the Firstleaf Wine Concierge team will find a replacement on the house.


Sunbasket Meal Kit

Whether you want keto, paleo, gluten-free or vegetarian meals, Sunbasket will ship healthy dinners packed with organic ingredients and delicious flavors straight to your door. And with Fresh & Ready meals (which are $9 per serving), you can order individual meal options to eat for lunch, dinner or any time you want a quick and easy meal. But if you're planning to cook for the night, select at least two weekly dinner meal kit options and then add on items for breakfast, lunch, snacks and more (you can even get specialty meat!). All recipes come with simple cooking or heat-only instructions, making Sunbasket a top contender for those who want to spend more time at the dinner table and less time in the kitchen.



Amazon's Best Holiday Gifts Under $50

Oprah's Favorite Things: 15 Best Gifts Under $50

Amazon's Best Gifts Under $25 You Can Get By Christmas

30 Great Holiday Gifts for Her

The Best Last-Minute Gifts That Don’t Require Shipping

The Best Gifts Under $30

Shop Last-Minute Holiday Gifts From Kate Spade Surprise

Walmart Holiday Gifts: Last Day for Ground Shipping