20 White Elephant Gift Ideas That'll Entertain Guests — All For $50 or Less
There's no doubt that White Elephant gift exchanges are very fun, but coming up with the perfect present can be tricky. You want it to be the perfect combination of quirky and amusing — so that when your gift's recipient unwraps their special treat, it's a delightful surprise for the whole group. To help you find the perfect White Elephant gift, we rounded up 20 items that'll entertain your friend group for $50 or less. Our ideas run the gamut, from delightfully random gifts like a pooping dog puzzle (ha) and a slinky to practical ones like a wine opener and a comfy-cozy blanket they'll use all season long. Which will you decide to buy: a fun gag gift or a present that everyone will want to steal? Check out our picks ahead.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Egg Cooker Ring
We're calling it now: Your friends are bound to get in a fight over the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Egg Cooker Ring ($30). They'll be able to customize their sandwich with their choice of bread, cheese, eggs, meats, and more.
Victrola Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player
When it's time to steal another player's gift, the Victrola Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player ($50) will be a hot commodity. It's the perfect fusion of vintage and modern, featuring a three-speed turntable with built-in Bluetooth technology to wirelessly stream music.
HoMedics Bubble Mate Heated Foot Spa
Give them a spa experience at home with the HoMedics Bubble Mate Heated Foot Spa ($20, originally $30). They'll look forward to using it after a long day of work and/or to complement their DIY mani.
Retro Slinky the Original Walking Spring Toy
The Retro Slinky the Original Walking Spring Toy ($11) is a wonderfully random White Elephant gift idea. We love the cool retro vibe of this one, which is a Walmart bestseller, by the way.
Ozeri Nouveaux II Electric Wine Opener
Surely there's a wine lover in your friend group, right? The Ozeri Nouveaux II Electric Wine Opener ($24) opens bottles in a breeze. One of many shoppers said it "made the perfect gift" and "works great on synthetic or real corks."
Creative Motion Plasma Ball Table Lamp
The Creative Motion Plasma Ball Table Lamp ($34, originally $50) has the most hypnotic glow. If they're a fan of mood lighting, it'll be right up their alley.
"Beer School" Book
"Beer School: A Crash Course in Craft Beer" ($14) offers everything you need to know about craft beer, just 'cause. It'll teach readers about grain, mash, water, hops, boil, yeast, fermentation, serving, storing, pouring, and tasting — and everything in between.
Nostalgia Grilled Cheese Sandwich Toaster
How funny is the Nostalgia Grilled Cheese Sandwich Toaster ($32, originally $50)? Someone in the group is bound to fall in love with it.