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    27 Gifts That Are Basically Guaranteed To Cause A Fight At A White Elephant Party

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    1. Reusable glowing chopsticks sure to be the talk of the town after they're opened. Good thing people can't fight over them with real Light Sabers...

    2. A "Sweater Season" candle because we all agree that the undeniable silver lining of it being so darn cold outside is donning knitted garments.

    amber sweater weather candle in a glass jar with a gold screw-top lid

    3. A handheld milk frother so they can be their own barista and add a nice little dab of foam to their DIY coffee. Yum!

    4. A bag of Death Wish Coffee, which will likely be an even bigger hit if this is an office party since you've all probably bonded about being absolute caffeine fiends around the coffee pot at 9 a.m.

    bag of coffee with a skull and crossbones on it

    5. A tin of delicious English Breakfast Tea from beloved Brooklyn small biz, Lockwood, so they have a tasty and comforting bev to reach for all winter.

    cylindrical tin of Lockwood "city that never sleeps" tea

    6. A nesting carafe and glass set whose sleek modern design and undeniable utility will have everyone like 👀 as soon as it's opened.

    7. A mini waffle maker because — do I even have to explain this one? Waffles are delicious, tiny things are cute, case closed.

    two cooked waffles next to small blue waffle maker

    8. A tube of Liquid Matte Lipstick from The Lip Bar, a Detroit-based cosmetics company with the longest-lasting lippies around in a gorgeous variety of shades.

    kayla in a pinkish purple matte lipstick

    9. A mushroom-growing kit that makes cultivating those delicious hunks of fungus easier than you could ever imagine. Heck, they grow right in the packaging!

    A box with mushrooms growing out of the side

    10. A tube of Glossier lip balm — although small, this cult-fave product from a beloved brand is sure to cause a stir.

    model wearing and holding a tube of the berry balm

    11. A beautifully illustrated write-in menu book so they can record and remember all of their soirées through the years — starting with their holiday menu, perhaps?

    watercolor illustrated cover of the menu book

    12. A beginner embroidery kit so anyone crafty can try their hand at a new medium, and have a super cute handmade piece of art when they're done!

    four embroidery hoops with different cacti and plants on them

    13. A rose gold rechargeable electric lighter to make lighting that favorite scented candle an ever greater joy. Zapping a wick > struggling with matches, and I feel like a gadget is always pretty coveted.

    14. A Microplane and spice grater set, because lemon zest and fresh ginger belong in every dish, that's the law. They'll be surprised how much they reach for these once they realize how much freshly grated spices can improve a dish.

    microplane and grater on counter

    15. A stovetop espresso maker that makes rich, smooth espresso in under five minutes. It's foolproof — they can just add water, add coffee, heat, and enjoy!

    silver espresso percolator on a gas stove

    16. A cooling eye treatment that also comes with *drummroll...* a cooling ice globe! What a perfect way to relax at the end of a long day.

    17. A reviewer-loved Carhartt beanie that looks good on *literally* everyone. This should honestly just be a group gift, nobody should have to fight for their life to keep what's sure to be their new favorite beanie.

    18. A set of tortilla coasters because who wouldn't want to celebrate the best carb in all the world through their everyday decor?

    packet of tortilla coasters packaged in plastic like a pack of real tortillas

    19. A hardcover Moleskine notebook they can use as a travel journal, doodle book, bullet journal, or whatever else they can dream up.

    20. A Hario coffee dripper, because sometimes simple is better. These are the perfect entry point to making pour-over coffee, make the perfect single cup, and are unbelievably easy to clean.

    21. A Mr. Coffee iced coffee maker so they can ditch the hot stuff in favor of an icy glass of heaven every morning (without spending $5 at a coffee shop).

    The iced coffee maker in black

    22. A bright orange claw clip from Chunks, because who doesn't want a quick, easy, and stylish way to throw their hair up at a moment's notice? I looooove my clips from Chunks, which have been sturdy enough to survive my fidgeting for multiple years.

    model wearing two speckled orange claw clips

    23. A classic Baggu bag to give one lucky person the ability to have their favorite reusable shopping bag on hand at all times. And in an adorable pattern to boot!

    24. A set of compostable sponge cloths — sponge/towel crossovers can hold 16 times their weight in water, dry quickly, can be run through the dishwasher or washing machine, AND are made from compostable plant fibers. Anyone who cleans (aka EVERYONE) could use these.

    25. A one-sheet wall calendar so they can map out the basics of a full year in one chic and effective design.

    2023 white calendar with each day of the month stretching in a horizontal row

    26. A Yahtzee Cup Noodles because a novelty gift is almost always a good avenue at a White Elephant party, and I think this is the best I've seen for a while.

    27. A fuzzy knit blanket with a ribbed border, because having a throw over basically every chair back is a must in my opinion, and I know I'm not alone. Bonus: this baby is machine washable!

    fuzzy knit throw blanket in dark grey

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