Each year we’re tasked with finding the perfect presents for everyone on our list. And if you’re hunting for the best white elephant gifts, you’ve come to the right place. While you may be well aware of your mother-in-law’s devotion to skin care or your dog’s obsession with organic peanut butter chews, finding clever, funny White Elephant gifts for coworkers may not be so simple. Because aside from making your teammate smile, winning a white elephant gift exchange (or Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa) party is simple: Bring the most sought-after present no one realized they needed, until now. (Dealing with a Secret Santa gift? We’ve got ideas for you too.)
Since your office probably has enough ballpoint pens and Moleskine notebooks to support a small village, you’ll want to think outside the box for a white elephant gift that’ll get good laughs or awwws at the holiday party, even if it’s a virtual exchange—no gag gifts here, thank you very much. A little creativity goes a long way, and choosing a gift that everyone will try to snatch is easier than you may think.
Check out 21 of the best white elephant gift ideas—all under $25—and prepare to claim your award as the biggest white elephant in the room.
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