Move over ugly sweaters! Here are the best gift ideas for white elephant game nights and more.
When it comes to giving memorable best under $50 white elephant gifts that people actually want to receive, you’ll want to make sure you pick something not only fun but useful too. Here are best white elephant gift ideas $50 and under that are perfect for your next event. Talk to your Gemnote rep for more noteworthy gifts.
25 Creative White Elephant Gift Ideas $50 or less
Our list features gift ideas for all budgets (including the best white elephant gifts under $10) and even items your young players will enjoy. Plus, many of these make great last-minute gifts.
White Elephant Gift Ideas $20 or Less
These items are proof that the best white elephant gift ideas don’t have to be super pricey. In addition, you can find favorite white elephant gifts $50 and under that are perfect for players of all ages.
1. Festive Bath Salts
For an inexpensive gift idea with spa-like finesse, you can't beat festive bath salts. These make perfect white elephant gift ideas for women! Furthermore, if you need white elephant gifts $50, these are perfect for resting a custom spa gift box.
Tip: Want more white elephant gift ideas under $10? Talk to your Gemnote rep! They can create a curated collection to fit your brand. And, for gender neutral white elephant gifts $50 or less, ask about additional scents he is sure to appreciate too.
2. Compartes Chocolate Campfire S'Mores Chocolate Bar
Not just a summer staple, this S’mores Chocolate bar is definitely one of the sweetest white elephant gift ideas under $10 that’s perfect year-round! Plus, for best $50 white elephant gifts, you can pile on more amazing flavors like, Compartes Chocolate Nightcap Whisky Dark Chocolate Bar.
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Compare to Ritual Chocolate S’mores Bar, 70% Cacao or Mast Brothers Chocolate Bar for more white elephant gifts $50 or less.
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3. Noshinku Eucalyptus Pocket Hand Sanitizer
Before the pandemic hand sanitizer was nice to have, now it’s thought of as more of an essential. If you’re thinking of gifting one this year, look for features like this clever travel-friendly one from Noshinku that smells divine, is moisturizing, and uses organic ingredients. These are useful white elephant gift ideas for women and men.
Tip: For gender neutral white elephant gifts $50 or less, choose scents like Eucalyptus that aren’t too feminine or mascualine.
Compare to Touchland Hand Sanitizer, $10.
4. An Areaware Puzzle
Not just for the kiddos, these food-inspired puzzles from Areaware offer are some of our favorite creative white elephant gift ideas $50 or less! Plus, at these prices, you can stock up and use for stocking stuffers too!
Tip: Want to create your own branded puzzle to distribute as white elephant gift ideas under $10? Talk to your Gemnote rep about customization options.
5. The North Face® Pom Beanie
For serious white elephant gift ideas $50 or less, you can’t beat this pom beanie from The North Face. It’s the gift everyone is going to want to steal!
Need a unisex white elephant gift ideas $50 or less? This The North Face beanie rocks for guys and gals. Or, talk to your Gemnote rep about personalizing styles without a pom pom. They can also help you find your perfect designer brand. Whether it’s more options from The North Face or styles like Champion, Carhartt, Nike, Adidas, and more, they can help you find the perfect merch to suit your budget.
6. A Kinto Mug
When it comes to useful white elephant gift ideas $50 and under, this Kinto mug is a winner! With a minimalistic, modern design everyone can appreciate, it’s perfect year-round for coffee, hot chocolates, teas, and just about anything else you want to sip on.
Need more white elephant gift ideas under $50? Compare to Lund London Skittle Espresso Mug or Corkcicle travel mugs.
7. Stanley Adventure Tumbler
For useful white elephant gift ideas $50 or less, why not stock up on a couple of these Adventure tumblers with a rotating lid for use with and without the reusable straw.
Compare to a Coleman Tumbler, Mirr and S’well for more great white elephant gift ideas under $50.
White Elephant Gift Ideas $25 or Less
8. BELLA+CANVAS ® Unisex Jersey Long Sleeve Hoodie
Few people can resist a soft hoodie! It’s the one basic you can never have too many of and there are many great styles under $25.
Compare to an AS Colour Hoodie for more white elephant gift ideas 50 dollars or less.
9. Modern Sprout® Grow Kit Champagne Poppies
For white elephant gift ideas 25 dollars and under, who can resist something that actually grows? With Modern Sprout grow kits you can have everything you need to start growing herbs, flowers, or in this case, champagne poppies!
Compare to W&P Hydropod for $50 white elephant gift ideas or less.
10. Tile Mate Key Finder!
Gift ideas for white elephant game that are perfectly practical do exist! For example, we all have those days… you know the ones where you’d lose your head if it wasn’t attached to your body? Well, thankfully there’s a Tile Mate to help you find your keys or wallet or whatever you stash or add it to. Best of all, it comes in at under $25.
Compare to the Orbit Key Tracker for more great under $50 white elephant gift ideas.
11. Nike Heritage Hip Pack
For a gift that gives the added appeal of hands-free storage and convenience, a waist pack is just what you need! Plus, if you choose a name brand like Nike, you know it’s the gift they’ll want to steal!
Compare to a Baggu Waist Pack.
White Elephant Gift Ideas $50 or Less
12. Pocketo Erasable Marker Set
These erasable highlighters are fun and affordable! They’re the perfect gift for brightening someone’s day and getting creative with highlighter art.
Compare to Customized Sharpies for more white elephant gift ideas under $50.
13. Native Union Stow Lite Tech Organizer
For traveling or just keeping your essentials nice, neat and in order, who wouldn’t love a stylish organizer like this one from Native Union? We’re pretty sure, everyone. Just check the 5 star reviews!
Compare to Topo Designs Organizers.
14. Go Big Rechargeable Power Bank
How many times would this gift have come in handy? If you’re looking for a gift that is useful and fun, a nice power bank tops the list. Plus this one from My charge (which also carries waterproof styles) provides up to 4 extra charges and is 65% faster than the rest.
Compare to an Anker Power Bank.
15. An Adult Game: Confessions card game
This 18-and-up Confessions game features 100 cards and dice to help players confess or just kick off some daring conversations. Ask your Gemnotre rep for more game ideas.
16. Topo Designs Drop Kit
Need gift ideas under 50 dollars, this Topo Designs drop kit will be a hit! Not only does it help keep your essentials organized, but its triangular shape is meant for standing up when not in use for a handy space-saving design.
Compare to Small Rains Wash Bag
17. A Corkicle® Coffee Mug
What makes this one of our favorite useful white elephant gift ideas $50 or less? For starters, the triple insulation keeps your fave bevs hot for up to 3 hours! Not to mention this quality mug from Corkcicle is dishwasher-safe on the top rack. But our favorite feature? All Corkicle products help bring clean water to people in need.
Compare to S’well and Miir for more white elephant gift ideas under $50.
$40 White Elephant Gift Ideas
While some White Elephant games are more luxe and others can fall as low as $10 and under, the most popular price points seem to be $40 white elephant gift ideas and white elephant gifts $50 and under.
18. Trailside Daypack
Backpacks are a great option! Look for features like this one from Trailside that features a padded back panel and shoulder straps, plus stretch pocket holders for water and essentials as well as inside pockets.
Compare to The North Face backpack or Carhartt backpacks for more unisex white elephant gift ideas $50 or more.
19. Nike Dri FIT Polo
Who couldn’t use a sport-friendly polo for work and play? While it helps to know the size of the recipient you may want to gift a card that carries cool brands like Nike.
Compare to Lacoste and Adidas Classic Polos for more $40 white elephant gift ideas.
20. Anker® Soundcore Mini 3 Pro Bluetooth® Speaker
For a gift that’s sure to be a hit, you can’t beat a Bluetooth portable speaker, like this one from Anker® that offers 15 hours of continuous playtime. For major bonus points, order one for everyone and have it customized! Talk to your Gemnote Rep for details.
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21. Adidas 3-stripe backpack
For a gift even your younger partygoers will love, a name-brand backpack like this one from Adidas is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Perfect for school and day trips to quick weekend getaways, it’s another useful gift idea.
Compare to Nike and The North Face backpacks.
22. Areaware Coasters
A colorful coaster that delivers on style and saves furniture from unsightly water stains. Talk about a gift that’s a win-win! For a hands-down favorite, this textured coaster from Areaware lives up to the hype.
Tip: To make these a $50 white elephant gift, why not add in chocolate, sustainable straws, or a canvas bag they can use again and again in the new year.
23. Brooklyn Candle Studio 'Santorini' Candles
Candles are those wonderful household accessories you can never have too many of. For insta-love, choose a style like this one from Brooklyn Candle Studio that’s pretty on the outside and 100% soy wax on the inside for an eco-friendly clean burn.
For more $50 white elephant gift ideas or less, compare to the Anecdote Candle, and Comfort Zone.
24. Vibe 200TWS True Wireless Earbuds
When it comes to gift giving, air buds like these from JBL are always a crowd favorite and make some of the best gifts!
Compare to True Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case by Supersonic for more gender neutral white elephant gifts $50.
$50 White Elephant Gift
25. Best $50 White Elephant Gifts: Host Your Own Murder Mystery - Game Kit
How about a cool game that can keep the fun going long after your white elephant game is through? This Host Your Own Murder Mystery Reusable Game Kit keeps the fun going with 1920’s themed mysteries. It is just one of the 50 hilarious creative white elephant gift ideas you’ll enjoy playing!
Tip: For unisex white elephant gift ideas $50 or under, check out custom games, cards, and puzzles. Your Gemnote rep can even help you with customization.
White Elephant Gift Ideas 50 Dollars and Up
If your host stipulated white elephant gifts within $50-$100, no need to worry! Just pick two or more gifts from the list above and wrap them in the same box for a generous and unforgettable gift! And, if you were hoping to provide all the gifts for your group to give, talk to a Gemnote rep about how you can save on your bulk order and get customization options too! From 50 hilarious creative white elephant gift ideas to creating a curated collection, they can help you with all your swag needs.
Best of all they are schooled in swag. From design and approvals to orders and fulfillment, they can help you every step of the way. And as for your employees' gifts and custom merch ideas, they excel there too. In fact, they can help you create your very own swag store in time for the holidays!
So if you didn’t see your ultimate white elephant gift ideas under $50 list, reach out and talk to Gemnote today. They can help you create the perfect curated list that’s just right for holiday gifting!
Now that you have your white elephant gift ideas under $50, you may be wondering the best way to kick off your game. And, since White Elephants can be played in many different ways, we have found an easy little refresher on how to play the game. So, are you ready to get your game? Here is the Official White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules→