White Elephant GiftsYour boss sent out an email reminder. Your mother-in-law just texted. Your daughter’s class is in on it, too. ‘Tis the season for gift exchanges, and you are clean out of money, time, and creative energy.

Looks like we showed up just in time. (We do that a lot.)

Here are 20 of our favorite white elephant gifts under $20.

1. Lottery tickets wrapped around a candy bar, Charlie-and-the-Chocolate-Factory style

Lottery Tickets





Could be just a candy bar. Could be an early retirement. Either way, a pretty sweet gift.

2. Scratch off bucket list

Scratch Off Bucket List


For the times when you want to feel like you win the lottery every time you travel.

 3. A Napsack









The best part about this gift is that it’s just the wrapping for any other gift that you want. Think of it as wrapping paper with a sense of humor.

4. Beard hat

Beard Hat




It’s a hat, with all the trimmings.

5. Gingerbread Men (with biting wit)






Another gift good for a delicious laugh.

6. Game plans

Game Pad





For the kid in all of us, here’s a stack of ways to pass the time on the next road trip. Or board/bored meeting.

7. High class tape dispenser

Tap Dispenser








Here is one way to get a trend to stick.

 8. Sriracha keychain









This condiment has a cult following, and rightfully so. Go ahead and get yourself a couple while you are ordering.

9. Bacon ornament

Bacon Ornament





For the bacon lover. Which is everyone.

10. Microwave popcorn popper

Microwave Popcorn






Make every night popcorn night.

11. Electric wine bottle opener

Bottle Opener





It’s amazing how many people don’t know that these exist. Probably the most useful gift on this list–and here’s a review of six of them.

12. Fireplace candle






Smells–and sounds–like the real thing. It even crackles like a fireplace.

13. Kinetic sand






It’s created for kids, but most adults can’t put it down. And now it comes in metallic.

14. A Cell-phie






You don’t need to ‘cell’ us on this one. It’s a keeper.

15. A well-stocked grocery list.

Grocery List





This handy notepad is a great way to make sure the fridge is always full.

16. Single-serving refrigerator






Speaking of stocking the fridge…here’s a little something for those who like their carbonated beverages unshaken, unstirred, and one at a time.

17. Motivational water bottle






This highly-rated water bottle ensures they stay hydrated and happy.

18. Mini Soap Set






This is by far the cleanest gift on this list (and one of our not-so-secret favorites).

19. Bucket list, family style.

Family Bucket List





This family bucket list is a barrel of fun. No one will say, “I’m bored” with this one!

20. Pinch dishes

Pinch Dishes








These gorgeous pinch dishes are perfect for the rustic home cook (or anyone who wants to look like one).

When it’s time to talk about the white elephant in the room, don’t hold back. Now you have enough ideas to last you all holiday long (and a few more to keep for yourself).

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