$25-and-Under White Elephant Gifts That Are Legitimately Cool

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Gifting Mom and Dad is easy (socks and soap—always socks and soap). But when it comes time for those random one-off gifts or white elephant gatherings, now that's a different story. Finding a white elephant gift that is chic and clever is difficult enough, so when you add affordability into the mix, it can feel like an impossible task.

Luckily, we're here to remedy the situation. We've done a little digging to find a handful of white elephant gifts that will make everyone else jealous they didn't grab one for themselves. Even if your white elephant get-together looks a lot different this year, I know you and your friend group will get creative with how you do choose to keep the gift-giving tradition alive. The selection ahead is seriously impressive, and best of all, each gift is under $25. Read on to shop our must-have white elephant gifts now. Let's just say we know whose gift will be picked first next year. 

Just this cover alone is enough to inspire me to organize a camping trip under the stars. 

The perfect game for playing with big groups. 

For anyone who's wanting a digital detox over the holdidays. 

All you need to do is add water and then watch your mini poinsettia plant grow. 

Use these at your next intimate gathering for memories that will last forever. 

So necessary for frequent travelers. 

These will put a smile on anyone's face. 

This genius invention will help you grow mint without a garden. 

Because everyone's skin could use a little perk-me-up. 

Sometimes it's nice to get a luxury version of an everyday staple. 

For sloughing away all of those dead skin cells. 

Because everyone seems to have pent-up travel wanderlust these days. 

Who couldn't use a cute new mug? 

An inspiring book about women from all diferent walks of life. 

Organizing won't be a pain when you have cute little pieces like this to help you. 

You don't need a green thumb to appreciate this beautiful book. 

Hand wipes are basically required in this day and age. 

Who wouldn't appreciate some adorably colorful socks?