So you need to find the best white elephant gifts? You’ve come to the right place. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a white elephant gift exchange, it’s a holiday party game (often a work-related team builder sometimes known as a dirty santa) that involves everyone in the group bringing a wrapped gift, placing them together, then taking turns opening and swapping gifts at random.
At the end, usually the first player can steal someone else’s gift. The perfect swap, or steal, is all part of the strategy—and hanging on to your gift, if it’s a good one, is tough to do.
Figuring out an amazing gift that will surprise fellow partygoers is all part of the delight but, with Christmas just days away, some might say you’ve missed the boat for standard delivery…and those people might be right ifff it weren’t for Amazon next day delivery.
The best white elephant gifts are usually some mixture of silly, kooky, and useful, and there’s typically a low price limit, let’s say £20. Whether your gift exchange is with pals, coworkers, or book club members, there are more than enough splendidly strange white elephant gift ideas for everyone on this list, and we’ve narrowed said list down to all gifts under £20 all with delivery either next day or in time for Christmas. You. Are. Welcome.
We rooted around the web—a gold mine for finding weird, cheap gifts (with a luxe feel) and stocking stuffers—and pulled together this list of white elephant gift ideas that will likely end up on the “steal” circuit.
Here’s hoping your gift will be the most talked-about of the day.
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Bodum Pavina Double Walled Thermo Glasses, £19.85, Amazon
Eastpak Buddy Messenger Bag, £13.99, Amazon
NEOM – Bedtime Hero Scented Candle, £16, Amazon
Red Rock Brewery Traditional English Beer Gift Set with Glass – (Lighthouse IPA 3.9%), £12.99, Amazon
TruffleHunter – Black & White Truffle Oil Set, £17.95, Amazon