10 Awesome White Elephant Gift Ideas Under $30

Holiday Gift Guide - White Elephant Christmas Party

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We all have this struggle every year. Whether you are hosting a White Elephant gift exchange (I do every year) or you are attending one, there is always the struggle of what to buy! The older I get, I feel like the gifts are actually for real. When I was younger, people would bring these crazy silly gifts. One year, I won a random vase that someone found in their garage. It circulated our White Elephant gift exchange for three years! I’m honestly not sure where it is now.

White Elephant Gift Ideas

However, I have always wanted to give a real gift that someone will love! That is part of the fun, right? But, how do you find a truly awesome gift that meets the price limit? I have found 10 awesome White Elephant gift ideas under $30 that I would personally love to receive.

KitchenAid 4 oz. Coffee Grinder – $24.99

For the coffee lovers in your group, this coffee grinder is perfect! If you want to go the extra mile, grab a bag of coffee beans and a coffee mug to make it a little gift set! I promise this gift will be stolen the maximum amount of times!

Refinery Mixology Set – $14.99

I love the vintage design on this mixology set! This is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys a tasty cocktail!


Cards Against Humanity – $25.00

This is such a great adult party game! Who knows, maybe the winner will be kind enough to break it out at the party!


Women’s Plush Slippers – $15.99

I have a White Elephant gift exchange with my group girls every year and I’m always looking for something they would love, but wouldn’t buy for themselves. These gorgeous and super comfy slippers are the perfect gift! In fact, I might be ordering a pair for myself this year…


S’ip by S’well 15 oz Stainless Steel Portable Water Bottle – $19.99

This is a great gift for anyone! It is perfect to keep with you at the office or while you are running errands! This is also the perfect gift for any essential oil lovers so that they can add their favorite oils to their water throughout the day!


Mr. Beer American Lager Craft Beer Making Kit – $29.99

How cool is this beer kit? Any beer lover would love to show off their skills this Christmas by making their own beer! 

Plaid Faux Mohair Throw – $17.99

I LOVE throws! In fact, my husband has asked if we could stop buying them for just a bit! We have so many. I would be thrilled to open this gift at my White Elephant party this year!


Refinery Corkscrew Wine Pulley – $19.99

How classy is this wine opener? If you want to really wow your party crowd, throw in a bottle of wine with this White Elephant gift!


Whiskey Barrel – $14.99

I already purchased this whiskey barrel for our White Elephant gift exchange! Surprise! However, my husband is already considering keeping this for himself and grabbing something else for our party. To be continued on that decision, but this would definitely be a winner with the whiskey lovers at your party. You know there is always one.


Stemless Wine Glasses – Set of 2 – $13.99

How GORGEOUS are these stemless wine glasses? They are super classy and would be great for a male or female gift. Add a bottle of wine to your gift and people will be fighting over this one like crazy!

If you are looking for more gift ideas, check out my holiday gift guide for men and my holiday gift guide for the entertainer in your life! Do you host a gift exchange every year or do you attend one? What is your go-to White Elephant gift?
















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    1. Lisa, I do too! Some of my favorite memories are playing games with my friends and family late into the night. Thank you for reading!

  1. These are great! I would literally appreciate all of these. Or, could see how others would as well. Super fun ideas. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Love the ideas you gave – the problem is, I just want to put them all on my Christmas List, and not give them away lol. Thanks again for the great ideas!

    1. I have that same problem, Vicki! I finally just had to wrap the whiskey barrel so that we wouldn’t keep it for ourselves! Thank you so much for reading!

  3. I am totally expecting at least one of these gifts to magically appear as one of the Pope white elephant gifts at City Girl Christmas. Haha.

  4. Such great ideas! I was taught growing up that the gift was supposed to be something no one would want, but as I got older, I started seeing the same regifted gifts and it never seemed to make sense. Now, I gift coffee, wine, or a gift card for Amazon (because EVERYONE wants one of those around Christmas). I can’t say I blame you for wanting to keep that barrel though, it’s just too cute!

    1. Thank you so much, Tia! Oh, I would love to be at your gift exchange party! Those all sound wonderful! Thank you for reading! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Noelle! I definitely agree it is important to do your research if you are going to use essential oils and move forward with what you are most comfortable with. Thank you for reading! 🙂

  5. I adore this! First of all, any alcohol related gifts are definitely a huge hit. But also you cannot go wrong with Cards Against Humanity, lets be real!

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