25+ White Elephant Gifts Everyone Will Want to Trade For

These items are ideal for gift swapping with friends and family.

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November 06, 2018
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Kate Weiser Carl the Hot Chocolate Snowman, $38

Give Frosty this Christmas off and run away with Carl the Hot Chocolate Snowman instead. Filled with mini marshmallows and rich cocoa powder, this cutie melts into a pot of hot milk to create a cup of frothy deliciousness.

BUY IT: Amazon or Neiman Marcus

Ripple Junction Sriracha Water Bottle, $9.95

This might be the best $10 you've ever spent when you see everyone fighting over this hot sauce lookalike at your holiday party.

BUY IT: Amazon

Mixit Coffee Travel Mug, $24

Transport coffee in style with this sparkly travel mug. Note: It's also perfect for storing beverages a tad bit stronger.

BUY IT: JCPenney

Milk and Honey Beyonce Mug, $15

Show off your love for Queen Bey with this deliciously witty coffee mug. Jay-Z, Blue, Rumi and Sir Carter would all approve.

BUY IT: Milk and Honey Babies

Toast It Coasters, $10 for Set of 8

Coaster are almost never a "cool gift," but these coasters in the shape of toast slices are aiming to change all that. These cheeky coasters will protect any tabletop and provide a fun talking point.

BUY IT: MoMA Design Store

Cost Plus World Market Ceramic Llama Cookie Jar, $14.99

There's no drama with this llama. Leave last-minute gift buying stress off your to-do list this year with this charming cookie jar. Get it for the snacker or candy lover in your life.

BUY IT: Cost Plus World Market

Davids Tea Reindeer Colour Changing Nordic Mug, $25

Give the gift of magic this year with this color-changing mug. Just add a hot beverage and watch as Santa's favorite reindeer double and change from baby blue to green and gray.

BUY IT: Davids Tea

Doiy Fixie Bicycle Pizza Cutter, $9.99

Looking for the perfect weird-but-cool gift? Look no further than this enchanting pizza cutter. With its tropical leafy design, you may even forget you're buying it in December.

BUY IT: Amazon

Wax Buffalo Peppermint Candle, $22

We're not even kidding: This candle smells just like a classic candy cane. Hand poured and made with love, this pure soy candle is a must-have for every Christmas mantle. Light the wick and sit back as the spicy scent of peppermint transports you to a winter wonderland.

BUY IT: Wax Buffalo

Paper Source Martini Glitter Glass Ornament, $14.95

Quench your Christmas tree's thirst with this adorable martini ornament. For some extra holiday sparkle, glittery wine and champagne options are also available.

BUY IT: Paper Source

Godiva Hot Cocoa Topper Gift Set, $12 for Set of 6

Christmas was made for hot cocoa. And hot cocoa is made even better with these delectable chocolate toppers. These cute designs are sure to delight anyone receiving a surprise gift.

BUY IT: Godiva

Unicorn Corn On The Cob Holders, $9.99 for Set of 8

Family and friends large and small are sure to fall in love these whimsical corn cob holders. Each unicorn is equipped with an extra long horn to make eating hot foods super fun and playful. You can even mix and match the colors for an added dose of magic.

BUY IT: Cost Plus World Market

Bubby's Pancake Mix, $12

Bubby's pancakes are one of New York City's most-cherished gems. Gift them this holiday and you may even get invited over for a yummy brunch on Christmas morning.

BUY IT: Bubby's

Prosecco Pong Drinking Game, $24.99

This clever take on a popular game is sure to crack a smile from even the biggest Grinch. Break into opposing teams and dive right in for a night full of bubbly joy — and don't forget to drink responsibly.

BUY IT: Cost Plus World Market

U Brands Mini Donut Eraser Set, $5

We doughnut have to tell you just how scrumptous these miniture erasers are.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters

Etsy Whale Tail Mug, $17.99

You're bound to have a whale of a good time with this one-of-a-kind handmade coffee mug from Creature Cups. Fill it up in the morning and watch as the tail emerges by noon.

BUY IT: Etsy

True Zoo Wearable Cat Flask, $36

With its beaded metal and leather chain, this cat flask is the purrfect accessory for a night out on the town or weekend get-a-way. Fill with mulled cider or spiked eggnog for a shot of holiday cheer.

BUY IT: Neiman Marcus

Dash Mini Waffle Maker, $20

Embrace your love for all things miniature with this retro waffle maker. Not only is it nonstick, but its small size makes it easily portable, meaning you can make waffles just about anywhere.

BUY IT: West Elm

Modcloth Llama Mia! Oven Mitt, $15

Cooking is so much fun when you do it with a companion and Llama Mia makes a great one. Buy it and gift it to a culinary wiz or Mamma Mia affectionado.

BUY IT: Modcloth

Stainless Steel Gold Straws, $12.99 for Set of 4

It's not something many people want to buy themselves, but everyone will love receiving a set of chic reusable straws this holiday season.

BUY IT: Cost Plus World Market

Etsy Milk and Cookies Stud Earring Set, $18

Milk and cookies will always be a foodie power couple. This mismatched earring set is perfect for anyone who loves a sweet treat.

BUY IT: Etsy

Packed Party Holiday Light Bulb Cup, $18

Get "lit" this holiday season with this jumbo-sized light-bulb cup. With its reusable straw and removable lid, it’s a nice portable find for a co-worker on the go.

BUY IT: Neiman Marcus

Urban Outfitters Fries Squishy, $8

Hold the ketchup! These fries are just too cute to eat. Squeeze 'em the next time you're feeling a little salty and watch the bad vibes disappear.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters

Mouth Cotton Candy Marshmallows, $7

Your friends are bound to have sugar plums dancing in their heads after they've taken a bite out of these sprinkled-topped cotton candy-flavored marshmallows by Malvi.

BUY IT: Mouth

Fortune Cookie Locket, $20

Luck is bound to be on your side when you gift this gorgeous locket to that special someone. Open the locket up to reveal your fortune!

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters

Wembley™ Dog Shaped Ice Cube Tray, $6.99

Treat the dog person in your life with this tail-wagging ice cube tray. Just pour in some water and watch as it transforms into 9 minuture dachshunds.

BUY IT: JCPenney

TRÅDLÖS Brass Honey Dipper and Tea Measure, $2.99

Sleek and oh-so-pretty, this brass honey dipper is sure to make an afternoon cup of tea just as regal as the Queen's. Gift it with a jar of honey and some tea for a sweet touch.

BUY IT: Ikea

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