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White Elephant Gifts Sure to Be a Real Steal

Holiday shopping for your friends and family can be stressful, but we’re here to help you knock out the gifts for all of your holiday parties this season! Without the pressure of Secret Santa or tailoring your gift to a specific person, White Elephant gifts can be simple, sophisticated, and downright fun! Finding the right gift that fits within a usually smaller budget and satisfies an entire group of people can be tricky, so we’ve compiled a variety of gifts that can fly solo or be combined together for the ultimate present! 

KEEP IT SIMPLE 

Putting together a gift set can be hard, we get it! But don’t worry, we’ve got a few simple finds that are guaranteed to please the crowd! 

Tarot Decks

Tarot decks are going to have party-goers curious if it’s time to tap into their intuitive side! These are great for your introspective friends and coworkers and anyone who loves to learn new skills. (Hello astrology fanatics!) And there are so many designs to choose from! It’s always safe to start with the classic Rider-Waite set, but why not give the beautiful Spiritsong Tarot Deck a shot? 

Paint by Number Kits

This craft is one of our new favorite pastimes! Easy to shop for, paint by number kits fit a wide range of ages and skill levels. Whoever gets this present can use it to unwind after a long day or just keep it handy as an easy creative outlet. And with so many designs, like this All the Flowers Kit, you can have a lot of fun picking out just the right one for your group! 

Candy & Chocolate 

Need we say more? You really can’t go wrong with a selection of chocolates and candies! Standalone or as a finishing touch to your gift, we’ve got a great selection of tasty treats that will please any sweet tooth. Grab a few chocolate bars, or put a festive spin on it with some giant candy canes and Coal Cinnamon Candy from Hammond's Candies! 

 


ON THE FINER SIDE 

Traditionally, White Elephant gifts align on the sillier side of things, but we thought we’d show you a few soothing & sophisticated gifts that could start a tug-of-war! 

Bath & Body

Any which way you spin it, any combination of these gifts will make for a prime self-care starter kit! Start out simple with some lip balm or lip tint from Poppy & Pout to keep those lips hydrated during the winter. Then sprinkle in a bath soak or luxurious bar soap from Formulary 55 for unwinding in the bathtub on a chilly day. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also toss in a lavender eye pillow for the ultimate relaxation set! 

Candles 

Candles are a great addition to any gift set (hint, hint, keep the self-care set going!) We recommend you take a holiday spin on your scent choice, and try out a festive aroma like the popular Balsam & Cedar candle, or choose from our selection of holiday candles! You can take a more elegant approach with tapered candles your party goers can use to decorate the table for their upcoming holiday feast! 

 

FUN FOR THE WHOLE PARTY

Some of the best gifts are the ones we can enjoy together when all is said and done! 

Bottoms Up!   

Depending on the crowd, the fixings for cocktails (and mocktails) are a fun and easy gift to give! Going with these Cocktail Kits can make it simple for your friends to put together their next favorite holiday drink wherever they go. You also can’t go wrong with some flavored simple syrups that they can get crafty with for their cocktails, mocktails, tea, hot cocoa, and even cookies! The best part is they can share their creative concoctions at your next holiday party–it’s the gift that keeps on giving!  

Puzzles & Games 

You can always count on puzzles to be a hit! We have a great selection of puzzles for all ages. You can have fun picking out the difficulty and design you want to gift, like these holiday-themed puzzles. Games are also sure to please the crowd, we know a few are sure to pop up at our holiday party! We’ve got some great brainteasers and even a few holiday specific games to pick from. While all of these options can be saved for future game nights, you can also break them out right away at your holiday party after you’re done exchanging gifts and keep the fun going all night!

Origami 

One of the best activities for chilly winter days, origami is affordable, creative and fun! Anyone can enjoy this craft, and there are endless possibilities when it comes to picking out your paper designs and colors (We even have some that glow in the dark!) And if they’re willing to share, the whole group can attempt to create fun shapes together. 

Mistletoe Headband & Reindeer Glasses 

The Mistletoe Headband and Reindeer Glasses might just be the ultimate White Elephant gifts. What better way to get into the holiday spirit? These are guaranteed to get a few laughs and make for some memorable holiday photos! Maybe snag a few extra for group shenanigans! 

We hope this gift guide makes your holiday present-hunting that much easier!

Happy holidays from all of us here at Noteworthy!