It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we’re not talking about the holiday season, per se. We’re talking about the wacky white elephant gift exchanges that seem to spring up in December.
The perfect white elephant gift is one part zany and one part practical. It can’t be too useful, but you also don’t want it to be a total waste of space. Get it? It should be fun and steal-worthy. Because if the living room doesn’t become a battleground, it’s not really white elephant.
Need help finding a gift? Here are 25 creative ideas under $30 to liven up your holiday gift exchanges. Be sure to enter the code MERRYSAVE15 at checkout for an extra 15% off.
This quirky, heat sensitive mug looks like a casual black mug when it’s cold, then reveals an adorable “What the Pug?” image as you pour in your hot beverage. It makes drinking coffee, tea, milk, and more much more exciting and is on sale for just $21.25 when you use the code MERRYSAVE15 at checkout.
Perfect for anyone who secretly wishes they could grow facial hair, this black beanie comes with a detachable bushy biker beard. It’s quite ridiculous, but also keeps your face warm in the winter, so it’s practical as well. Use the code MERRYSAVE15 and get it for just $20.39.
The Betty Crocker Brownie and Snack Factory Maker is exactly what it sounds like: a tool designed by the folks at Betty Crocker to whip up brownies, cookies, and other sweet treats super quickly. Get it for just $29.74 with the code MERRYSAVE15.
Dog lovers with expensive taste will adore these colorful Swarovski and 24K gold-plated leash clips. They’re definitely made for pups who think sticks can go fetch themselves. Pick one up for just $28.49 with the code MERRYSAVE15.
This innocent-looking tablet smuggles 12 oz of your favorite booze in a very discrete fashion. Plus, it features a secret compartment built-in that can hold up to four cigarillos. Grab one of these sneaky flasks for just $21.24 with the code MERRYSAVE15.
AirPod addicts can protect their precious merchandise in holiday style with these Christmas-themed silicone cases. Choose between a gingerbread man, reindeer, tree, glove, or Santa himself for just $11.89 when you use the code MERRYSAVE15.
This isn’t just an excuse to put clothes on pups for the holidays, but an adorable way to keep them warm in the winter weather, too. The Reindeer Zoo Snood keeps your pet’s necks, ears, and head warm and protected from dirt, moisture, and whatever else is blowing around. Choose from three different sizes and pick one up for just $16.99 with the code MERRYSAVE15.
Not only does this battery-powered mug look exactly like a real camera lens, but it also stirs your drink for you. Its custom insulated stainless steel interior can hold 11 fluid ounces of whatever hot or cold beverage you desire. And it only costs $13.59 with the code MERRYSAVE15.
The colder the beer, the better, and these double-walled insulated beer steins will prove it. Made from crystal-clear, lead-free, high-quality glass, this set of beer glasses can be stored in the freezer for a chilled 13.5 oz drink whenever you desire. Grab the set of two for $16.99 using the code MERRYSAVE15.
May the fidget toy trend never die! This one is less annoying than your typical fidget spinner, as it uses a low-friction, ergonomically-curved design for smooth, silent spinning. And right now it’s just $14.44 with the code MERRYSAVE15.
These chopsticks may look ordinary, but they actually make for a cleaner eating experience, thanks to their brilliant design that prevents their tips from touching surfaces. Get a set now for only $10.19 using the code MERRYSAVE15.
Tactical eyewear helps you see clearly in the sun, no squinting required, but those who wear regular glasses don’t get the luxury of these shades — until now, that is. These Flip-Up Tac Glasses fit right over existing eyewear to provide all the benefits of tac glasses and the ability to still wear regular glasses. Get a pair now for just $13.60 using the code MERRYSAVE15.
Silence snoring with this comfortable, double-padded chin cushion that helps eliminate tossing and turning all night. It’s adjustable and clincally-proven to prevent snoring and increase REM sleep. Get it for just $13.60 with the code MERRYSAVE15.
With this handy attachment, one can turn their pet into an Instagram superstar. It slides on a phone or tablet and dangles treats, tempting them to look right toward the device lens. Grab this attachment for just $11.04 when you use the code MERRYSAVE15.
Made of an FDA-approved plastic, this gadget fits comfortably in a snorer’s nostrils and helps air move through the nose and throat. Get this two-pack for just $10.19 when you use the MERRYSAVE15 coupon code.
This accessory combines tons of functionality into a tool that fits in your pocket. It features a multi-fit screwdriver, protractor, ruler, can opener, bottle opener, wire bender, and even a smoking pipe with a 7/16-inch bowl. Grab it for just $19.54 when you use the code MERRYSAVE15.
While this may look like your average bath mat, it actually features a thin color-changing prank sheet that transforms wet footprints into a trail of bloodstains out of the shower. Don’t worry, it dries back to white after each use. When you use the coupon code MERRYSAVE15 at checkout, you can get it for just $12.74.
Shoot projectiles three times faster than a regular slingshot with this nifty pocket launcher. The bundle comes with a standard black pouch, PRO pouch 2.0, carrying case, and 200 plastic balls and costs just $19.54 when you enter the code MERRYSAVE15.
Let’s hear it for carbs! This Bread Nightlight looks tempting enough to eat, but really acts as a glowing LED nightlight. It’s on sale now for just $19.55 when you use the code MERRYSAVE15.
Speaking of lights, here’s one for your toilet bowl. The IllumiBowl will project emojis into your toilet to emit a soft glow any time it detects motion in the dark, making nighttime trips to the porcelain throne more convenient. With the code MERRYSAVE15, you can get it for $11.90.
If you’re playing White Elephant with a bunch of Star Wars fanatics, these ice molds will surely start a brawl. Made of silicone rather than carbonite, this dual mold makes two Millennium Falcons to cool your beverage at light speed. Use the code MERRYSAVE15 and get them for $8.49.
After a long day of catching Pokémon, this grinder can help take a load off, if you know what I mean. It may look like your average Pokéball from the outside, but inside it contains a three-piece aluminum grinder that discreetly grinds up and hides your herb. Get it for just $6.79 with the code MERRYSAVE15.
Enhance visibility when running, cycling, or walking around at night by clipping this adjustable heel light on your shoes. It has two light modes to choose from – always on or continuous flashing – and costs just $8.49 with the coupon code MERRYSAVE15.
Not only are these animal cord protectors adorable, but they can also help prevent the outer part of your lightning cables from fraying and tearing from regular use. Choose from five different cuties – a gator, panda, dog, cat, or shark – for just $5.94 with the code MERRYSAVE15.
This light-up loofah makes lathering and exfoliating much more enjoyable. When it shakes and swings, its LED light goes on automatically and cycles through eight different colors. Snag one on sale for $7.65 with the code MERRYSAVE15.