The 15 best last-minute white elephant gifts you can snag on Amazon for less than $25
For when you forgot about the office party
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Still shopping for Christmas gifts? If you'll be attending a gift swap, we're here to help you find the perfect present that arrives before Christmas. We've put together the best last-minute white elephant gifts you can buy from Amazon for less than $25.
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From portable phone chargers to AirPods carrying cases, all of the white elephant gift ideas below should arrive before Christmas. A lot of holiday shipping speeds have come and gone, but many of the best last-minute white elephant gifts from Amazon we've found are eligible for Prime shipping, ensuring a timely delivery if you have an Amazon Prime membership.
1. For the person who loves cute stuff: Manatea Silicone Tea Infuser
Don't let its adorable looks fool you: The Manatea tea infuser from Fred & Friends is more than just a novelty gift. When we set out to test and rank the best tea infusers on the market, the Manatea topped our list thanks to its easy-to-clean silicone body, its secure grip, and of course, its undeniable charm. If your Secret Santa recipient is a tea-loving soul who appreciates the cuter things in life, the Manatea tea infuser is sure to please.
2. For the one who needs some pampering: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask
We all wash our face, so why not do it with this Amazon cult-favorite clay mask? It has over 15,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating, making it a great choice for anyone. One of our reviewers has been using this mask for years and loves how it instantly brightens up their skin.
3. For the one who likes their privacy: CloudValley Webcam Cover
As the world becomes a more flexible place to work, more and more of us are relying on video calls to keep up with our meetings. These days, many laptops come with built-in cameras, making it quick and easy to hop on a Zoom call. However, when not in use, it's always a good idea to cover the camera for an extra layer of security, bringing peace of mind to your white elephant giftee. This ultra-slim cover comes in four colors and is designed to fit a variety of phones, tablets, MacBooks and PCs.
4. For the one who can never find their keys: Tile Mate tracker
We all lose our keys every now and then, which is why the iOS and Android-friendly Tile Mate tracker is a hot white elephant gift to give. The Tile Mate is so popular because it can be used with commonly forgotten items like keys, wallets and purses. The next time they lose their keys, they can just use an app to ping the Tile and quickly find them to actually meet you on time.
5. For the one who shares a bathroom: Poo-Pourri
Look, 142,000 reviewers don't lie. Poo-Pourri may have a hilarious name, but it didn't gain its cult following on titles alone. Poo-Pourri is a shared bathroom game-saver (which I do, unfortunately, know from personal experience). Your giftee will laugh, jokingly test it out, then fall quickly and deeply in love with the Poo-Pourri experience. You can opt for a standalone bottle or this snazzy gift set, perfect for homes with multiple bathrooms.
- Get a 4-ounce bottle of Poo-Pourri at Amazon for $12.98
- Get a 5-pack of Poo-Pourri at Amazon for $17.99
6. For the one who loves selfies: QIAYA Selfie Light Ring
Whether they've been mastering TikTok dances or are always trying to find the best lighting for their photos, a ring light will ensure they always have the perfect lighting for selfies. With three light settings, this one from QIAYA can brighten up self-portraits taken at night or in a dark room. The light is rechargeable, simply clips to the top of a phone, and is small enough to carry in a backpack, purse, or pocket.
7. For the nerd: ZUSONUD B-Best Guardians of The Galaxy Groot Pen Pot
Life is too short to be boring and this "Guardians of The Galaxy" Groot Pen Pot is anything but dull. Your coworker will get a kick out of using the 6-inch pot to hold markers, small plants and other trinkets like this highly-rated Pilot G2 pens.
8. For the egg aficionado: Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
An egg cooker is the gift that everybody wants but nobody has. They will love opening the Dash Rapid Egg cooker so they can make poached eggs on their avocado toast and more tasty breakfast egg dishes. It can soft boil, hard boil, scramble, and poach—all in one machine. Plus, we tried it and it actually works, and it's something your giftee will use for mornings to come.
9. For the one who loves cold coffee: Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Cold brew is a morning staple, and if you live in a warm climate (or your secret santa recipient loves cold brew coffee even in the dead of winter), this well-priced cold brew carafe would make a great gift. With a fine-mesh, cleanable filter and a carafe large enough for four cups of coffee, as well as a sleek design for in-fridge storage, this cold brew maker is perfect for the person in need of a caffeine fix.
10. For the work bestie: A mug with an honest message
If you're hunting for a cheap and fun gift that's guaranteed to get a laugh, go for this mug with a message that rings true for many of us. Your giftee will enjoy drinking from this mug every day and, let's be honest, showing it off during virtual meetings. More than 1,700 reviewers give this one a solid 4.8 stars. Bonus: It arrives well before Christmas.
11. For book lovers who read in the dark: Perfectday Rechargeable Reading Light
Any bookworm who shares a bed or room with someone but needs to plow through a book as their companion sleeps will appreciate an old-school reading light. This one from Perfectday is slim, reliable and rechargeable, and shines a small but intense beam on the page to ensure the reader sees the words but others close by aren’t disturbed by a glare. The light also has three brightness settings, each with its own color temperature.
12. For the one who has AirPods: AirPods case cover
It seems like everyone has AirPods these days and one thing all AirPods owners have in common: They're worried about losing them. With more than 43,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, people love this silicone carrying case and say it doesn't rip and that it makes them feel more secure. It's inexpensive and the perfect white elephant gift.
13. For the one who wears their staple jewelry: Diamond Dazzle Stik
A jewelry cleaning sticker that make earrings, necklaces and rings sparkle is the gift they will go back to buy for themselves. Amazon reviewers swear by this jewelry cleaning stick designed to re-sparkle diamonds, saying it's very easy to use and that they saw significant improvement upon their jewels.
14. For the one who's always asking for a charger: Anker Portable phone charger
Anker makes some of the best portable phone chargers we've ever tested. Your white elephant giftee will love how useful this high-speed on-the-go phone charger is—especially if they're always asking to borrow yours. The charger is slim and lightweight and can be used with iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones and more.
15. For the new baker: Rachael Ray Yum-o! Oven Lovin' Loaf Pan
This popular baking pan from Rachael Ray is the best loaf pan we've ever tested thanks to its nonstick surface and even heating. The firm handles with silicone inserts are easy to handle, and the pan is safe up to 500 degrees, making it a great addition to the lucky recipient's kitchen.
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