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28 Of The Best White Elephant Gifts Under $20

These are so great you might be tempted to keep them all to yourself (and not regret it at all).

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI ‚ÄĒ prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A daily mood desk flip chart so your coworkers (aka your roommate and your dog) will see what kind of day you're having and know whether to leave you alone or join in on the fun.

Amazon

Promising review: "I love this thing. I got one for a friend at a white elephant party. I loved hers so much my mom bought me one, too. I always keep it out on my desk and everyone comes to check it daily. It's a huge office hit!" ‚ÄĒShae

Shipping Info: Non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $12.

2. A pack of super artsy socks they'll enjoy Gogh-ing everywhere in.

Amazon

Promising review: "I bought these for a white elephant gift exchange. Everyone wanted these, including me." ‚ÄĒKristine Barnett

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get four pairs from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three combos and in larger packs).

3. A prim and proper mustached gentleman who will primly and properly hold their razor ‚ÄĒ no need to put it on the side of the tub anymore.

the gentleman holding a razor
Amazon

Promising review: "This razor holder is so fun and quirky. I absolutely love it. It was received quickly. It sticks very well to the tile and can be easily moved to different locations. Everyone who has seen it in my bathroom has a good laugh. This would be a great gift or stocking stuffer for those of us who love the strange and funny. The plastic is sturdy and the colors and details are great. It keeps my razor from sitting out. It also helps to quickly dry it after use. The price was a deterrent initially, but I'm glad to purchased it. I would definitely buy another." ‚ÄĒMindy

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

4. A mini heart-shaped waffle maker because everyone needs a breakfast made with care and love (and, you see, care and love just oozes from this little machine).

a heart-shaped waffle cut in half
amazon.com

Promising review: "I purchased this little waffle maker because 1, a friend shared a picture of the one they have and I was jealous, 2, we wanted another one so we are not just waiting on the one Belgium waffle maker, 3, I figured my son would love it! It takes about four mins to make one. It's so good! It's crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. Even my picky husband said he really liked how it came out. My son ate five last weekend (and he normally only eats maybe half a waffle for breakfast). I ended up making an extra batch and keep them in the freezer for him for weekdays. We just pop them in the toaster oven for about five mins and they come out nice and yummy. It's small and portable. Overall I am very happy with the addition." ‚ÄĒPenny

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

5. And this bottle of organic gingerbread maple syrup they can pour on those waffles for the most delicious and envy-worthy breakfast ever.

the bottle
Maple Craft Foods

This family-owned small biz began after tragedy struck in their community of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. The founders wanted to reprioritize their lives and focus on something that would benefit the community ‚ÄĒ which led to this absolutely delish maple syrup collection. Maple Craft was voted the best syrup in Connecticut, so you'll probably want to get yourself a bottle as well and whip up a big batch of pancakes ASAP.

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 and check out all of the other flavors here.

6. An art print that the Oxford comma-defenders in your team will immediately grab, ready to argue their case because yes, this is a very grave issue, darn it!

the print, which says "support the oxford comma" written inside a big Oxford comma illustration
Paper Sonata / Etsy

This print measures 8" x 10" and is printed on matte white paper. PaperSonata is an Asian woman-owned business that sells home decor and party supplies, blending traditional arts with bright colors and design.

Shipping Info: Current turnaround time is one to three days. Orders ship from Virginia so delivery time varies by your location.

Get it from Paper Sonata on Etsy for $15.

7. A very yummy animal-free yellow cake mix the sweet tooths in your group will jump on immediately. All you need to make this is oil and water and the creamy animal-free milk protein is the equivalent of three eggs! It's also packaged in a compostable bag! Now this is something we can all get behind.

Brave Robot / Via instagram.com, Brave Robot / Via instagram.com

Brave Robot is a small biz that makes natural dairy-free ice cream made without cows. It's made with an animal-free whey protein and the packaging is made with a renewable resource. Read more about how the ice cream is made here and check out the flavors here. It doesn't taste different from regular ice cream at all!

Shipping Info: Orders are shipped Monday through Thursday via Fedex 2-day ground shipping in the contiguous US. Your order will ship within five business days of the order being placed.

Get it from Brave Robot for $18.

8. A mini cactus humidifier that'll have your coworker prick up the moment they see it. They'll appreciate the cactus puns and hydrated skin this winter!

the humidifier
Amazon

It automatically shuts off after four hours.

Promising review: "This little thing did wonders for my skin in my office. I'm right next to a window so I often have to run my space heater, which dries the daylights out of my skin. This thing is easy to set up, well worth the money, and super cute. My eyes and nose stay moisturized and my skin looks better than it ever does in the winter. It's made for small spaces, so make sure you're within a foot or two of the mist so you can benefit fully." ‚ÄĒAmazon Customer

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $15.89+ (available in three designs).

9. The most adorable Pokémon bubble tea-themed enamel pins ever to decorate their fave jacket and show off their Pokémon + boba love to the world. Watch everyone challenge each other to a Pokémon battle over these!

LoveMichiBB / Etsy

LoveMichiBB is a small biz selling cute Pokémon-themed enamel pins, stickers, and keychains.

Shipping Info: Current turnaround time is one day. Orders ship from California so delivery time varies by your location.

Get them from LoveMichiBB on Etsy for $9.99: the Boba-saur one here and the Squirtle one here.

10. An adjustable neck phone mount so they can catch up on their fave show without having to worry about their phone falling flat on their face.

model demonstrating use of neck mount
Amazon

Promising review: "Works great. Ever wanted to lie in bed and watch Netflix or YouTube on your phone? Yeah, me too, and now I do." ‚ÄĒJohn W. Vaught II

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in five colors).

11. Fifty Shades of Chicken, a parody cookbook with hilariously seductive chicken recipes guaranteed to make them laugh ‚ÄĒ especially with names like "Dripping Thighs" and "Mustard-Spanked Chicken." So much better than their mom's basic cookbook, I daresay.

the cover, showing a chicken wrapped in rope, similar to bondage
Clarkson Potter

Amazon Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Bookshop Shipping Info: The last days to place an order to receive it in time for Christmas and Kwanzaa: December 6 (standard); December 10 (expedited).

Get it from Amazon for $13.74 or Bookshop for $18.39.

12. A secret journal much better than traditional ones because not only is this filled with prompts that help them reflect, explore, and question new things about themselves but when they're done, they can keep it, bury it for their grandkids to find, throw it in the trash, or, ya know. Burn it.

the turquoise cover with a matchbox on it
Amazon

Promising review:¬†"I loved how it made me reflect on myself and my choices that I made and still are making for my future." ‚ÄĒLinsey

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

13. A visual grocery list they can stick on their fridge and simply circle whatever they're out of instead of writing it down somewhere random and losing it. In one glance, they can see what they need. It's great for people who are more visual. Economical, efficient, and fun!

the visual list
Amazon

This has 50 tear-off sheets and 50+ icons of all the grocery products you'd need.

Promising review: "This is my favorite way to make a shopping list. It saves time and I know what I need at a glance! Absolutely will be using for all my grocery list needs!" ‚ÄĒEmily

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

14. A Nicolas Cage sequined throw pillow cover because it makes a perf gag gift they can cackle and chortle about.

a photo showing Cage's face on the cover and the different ways the sequined red side can be played with
Amazon

Promising review: "This thing is THE BEST! Got it for white elephant and it was the hit of the party. The quality is high and makes for a unique gift. I love Nic but even if you don‚Äôt, this will be sure to stand out. My friends couldn‚Äôt stop passing it around and playing with it!" ‚ÄĒAnonymous

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four colors).

15. A hilarious farting animals coloring book anyone with a sense of humor will ~clear the room~ for.

the cover
Amazon

Promising review: "The kids AND the adults were after this white elephant gift at Christmas! Put it with a couple boxes of markers and crayons and it was the biggest hit!" ‚ÄĒRachelle F. Gitter

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

16. A Corona beer candle that beer-lovers will def fight over ‚ÄĒ especially with the cute recycled bottle!

the candle
Wicked Wick Of The East / Etsy

Wicked Wick Of The East is a Pennsylvania-based small biz that sells handmade soy wax candles poured into recyclable containers and packaged with eco-friendly materials.

Shipping Info: All candles are made to order so allow five to seven days to make, package and ship.

Get it from Wicked Wick Of The East on Etsy for $10 (available in five scents).

17. A collapsible floral file holder because henceforth, they shall have no excuse to keep their bills, mail, notebooks, and other documents in a place such that they falter and flounder only to hit their head.

Floral file folder on desk
Bloom Planners / Etsy

Bloom Planners is a woman-owned small biz based in Newark, Delaware.

Promising review: "This is perfect for the desk and assembly is incredibly easy. Just flip the inside base over and you get a sturdy folder holder." ‚ÄĒKindle Customer

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Get it from Bloom Planners on Amazon Handmade for $12.95.

18. Tequila Mockingbird, a funny cocktail book based on famous novels so they can indulge themselves with endless literary jokes, witty comments, and titles like The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose until they're just squealing with delight. While attempting to make said cocktails of course.

the cover
Running Press Adult

This book features 65 drink recipes as well as bar bites, illustrations, and drinking games.

Amazon Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Bookshop Shipping Info: The last days to place an order to receive it in time for Christmas and Kwanzaa: December 6 (standard); December 10 (expedited).

Get it from Amazon for $7.39, Bookshop for $13.80 (to support local bookstores).

19. An over-the-door cat hanger because it'll hold their clothes nice and tight and also just look super adorable on their door.

the cat hanger over a door holding a shirt and towel
Amazon

Promising review: "Fit over door easily. Can get several hangers on each hook. Wouldn't hang coats, but T-shirts or PJs, tank tops, light robes, etc. Hung them on oak door and can easily see the kitties!" ‚ÄĒDetroit Chick

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

20. A miniature wacky inflatable tube guy ready to give them a laugh whenever they feel down in the dumps.

the tube guy
amazon.com

Promising review: "He is really awesome in person. Love this little guy! He waves and waves, flops over, pops up and waves some more! I got this for a white elephant gift at an upcoming party. I can't wait to see expressions on people's faces and to see if there is a fight to get it! Great gift really for anyone who likes this kind of stuff. Its great! I want one of my own!" ‚ÄĒAmazon Customer

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

21. A mini screaming goat figure so they can have their own version of those viral screaming goat videos everyone loves. Press the button to hear it shriek and make everyone go "ahhhh!" in surprise!

Amazon, amazon.com

The figure comes with a 32-page illustrated pocket guide filled with fun facts and trivia about, well, goats!

Promising review: "This was hilarious! Both the figurine and the book. Bought for a co-worker, we all laughed and laughed each time we made it scream! We even played it over the loudspeaker for our warehouse workers to hear, and hearing it over that loudspeaker had us cracking up the rest of the day! Wouldn't have thought it be so popular but everyone loves it, especially the guy who it's for!" ‚ÄĒAshley

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $7.72.

22. A clip-on selfie ring light great for anyone looking to vamp up their selfie game. Sometimes the yellowish room light just ain't it.

Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: "Great product and works as described. Light has three settings that gradually get brighter as you click the power button. Definitely makes a difference in your pics." ‚ÄĒeryckahvii

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

23. A cute water gel lip tint to hydrate their lips with soapberry extract. It tints completely, leaving them with juicy color. Plus, look at the ice cream packaging!

Amazon

I use this for everyday looks when I don't feel like wearing something heavy like lipstick. The color payoff is great and it doesn't fade easily, either. When it does start fading, the stain makes it look natural. The orange/peach one is my fave!

Promising review: "It smells so good, feels good on the lips, leaves a great color stain, cute packaging, and doesn't cling to dry spots on the lips. Overall, very happy with this product. I would recommend and would repurchase." ‚ÄĒJaylinn

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $6.50+ (available in seven colors).

24. A handy sticky note packet because really, these can come of use to anyone.

the sticky notes, which say "to remember," to do," "to buy," "to delegate," "to ponder," and "to put off"
Amazon

Promising review: "Perfect for an office gift! Got these for my coworkers and they LOVED them. Good quality, too. I would highly recommend." ‚ÄĒMelanie Cooper

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Get it from Amazon for $12.55+ (available in six versions).

25. A functional water tumbler to remind the recipient to drink their water and hydrate!

the tumblers in different colors
Amazon

Promising review: "Oh my goodness, I can't say enough good things about these! We've been giving them to friends as gifts, and everyone is raving about them. I've even brought one to work, and my coworkers keep stopping by to pick it up and admire it! The silicone, wood, and glass parts are all very well-made ‚ÄĒ thick, sturdy, and beautiful. Every piece comes apart for easy hand-washing. The silicone jacket keeps the glass from sweating, and it makes it easy to grip and carry. The silicone seal under the wood lid is removable and seals nicely to the glass to protect from 1) major spills, and 2) things dropping into the tumbler when outside. The straw is sturdy, too, and is easily washable with a straw brush." ‚ÄĒStevi88

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors).

26. A woven wall hanging for an effortless and dreamy exhibit of pattern on their rather plain (read: dull) office.

Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: "These are adorable. When I purchased them, I planned to only use the larger one, but they look great next to each other. They are a really nice contrast to framed art and family pictures, as well as really add that textural soft feel I wanted. Also, these are super inexpensive. The quality is nicer than I expected especially for the price. I hung mine with little nails. I get many compliments on them!" ‚ÄĒKar Star

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two sizes).

27. A scratch-off poster featuring 100 classic movies that the film buff will ~reely~ have a great time getting through!

the movie poster
Uncommon Goods

Shipping Info: Economy, standard, and express (one to two business days) shipping options are offered.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $15.

28. A fun cow-shaped tabletop vacuum that'll keep their desk clean and also function as decor when it's not on the job!

the cute cow shaped vacuum
Amazon

Promising review: "Can't believe these little guys work so well. Table crumbs, spilled salt, and small seeds are all whisked away. Not only cute but actually do a great job. Also, did I mention CUTE?" ‚ÄĒharlow's mom

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

You as everyone else argues over your awesome white elephant gift:

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Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.