15 White Elephant Gifts You Actually Wouldn't Mind Getting

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A white elephant is "an object no longer of value to its owner but of value to others," according to Merriam-Webster. White elephant gifts are meant to be silly and affordable, but we guarantee these 15 picks will actually be fought over at your next party.

1. World Market Global Expedition Hot Sauce Set Of Eight, $19.99

Calling all spice enthusiasts! This collection features eight hot sauces inspired by different locations around the world.

2. CB2 Corgi Gold Snow Globe, $19.95

This corgeous update on a classic is bound to capture someone's heart.

3. Anthropologie Balance and Breathe Yoga Candle, $15

This candle is crafted in Minnesota to complement your yoga practice. It smells of "moss, neroli, wood, amber, and musk, with a green herbal finish." Very zen.

4. Parachute Home Wool Dryer Balls Set of Three, $19

This natural alternative to dryer sheets, by Parachute, "softens fabrics and decreases drying time by up to 50 percent."

5. Uncommon Goods Motivational Water Bottle, $19.99

For you camels out there. This water bottle encourages you to drink two bottles a day.

6. Anthropologie Tree-Topped Bar Soap, $10

Excuse us, but is this not the cutest bar of soap you've ever seen? Plus, it has a decidedly "holiday" scent to it.

7. Himalayan Glow Mini USB Ionic Salt Crystal Lamp With Adapter, $19.99

Himalayan salt lamps are said to emit negative ions that clear the air and dilute odors. Plus, you can travel with this one, found at Bed Bath and Beyond, because it has a USB adapter.

8. Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer, $9.99

Is there anything worse than your cup of Joe getting cold? We think not. Find this handy mug warmer at Bed Bath and Beyond.

9. Smoko Mason Jar Shot Glasses, $14.99

These are bound to speak to hipsters and country folk alike.

10. Whitney Shop People I Want to Punch in the Face Notebook, $14

Hey, we didn't say it.

11. Instax Cube Frame, $10

Talk about perfect desk decor. Your giftee can fill this Urban Outfitters cube frame with their favorite Instax pics.

12. Poketo Table Tiles Coaster Set in 3D, $20

Designed in Brooklyn, these six coasters allow for endless arrangements for you fidgeters out there.

13. Kikkerland USB Desk Fan, $12.50

For when the AC at work (inevitably) goes out again.

14. Chaparral Studio Crack Me Open Baby Sparkles Await You Geode, $15

Let out some anger by whacking this geode rock from Madewell to its beautiful breaking point.

15. Uncommon Goods Fidget Blocks, $16

Create "serpentine shapes and patterns" with these fidget blocks. A perfect stress reliever.

Still in search of the perfect present? Check out some more of our 2017 holiday gift guides:

13 Boho Holiday Gifts

16 Holiday Gifts Under $50

14 Holiday Gifts for Your Furry Friends

11 Stocking Stuffers From Amazon

15 Unexpected Holiday Gifts From Ikea

8 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

9 Last Minute Holiday Gifts You Can Snatch up at CVS


Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.

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