25 Best White Elephant Gifts Everyone Would Want

by mkimmel | Last Updated: December 1, 2021

White Elephant, Dirty Santa, or Yankee Swap, no matter what you call it, it’s always a good feeling to have the best gift among the bunch. So, if you are looking for an awesome gift, look no further! Listed below are 25 cool and useful gifts you could bring to your next White Elephant. Pick something that fits your game criteria from this list and watch how everybody will want to steal your gift!

Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwich

This one is for all the space fans out there. The astronaut ice cream sandwich has a shelf life of 3.5 years, it’s low on sodium, and it looks fun! It’s hard to resist the temptation of wanting to taste one of these. The packaging is extremely instagrammable as well, truly out of this world!

6-in-1 Charging Cable

We all have that one friend who borrows charging cables all the time and another friend who struggles to unbuckle a ton of cables in her purse. This 6-in-1 charging cable is definitely what those friends will fight over in the next White Elephant! For just $9, this cable can hook up to most of the devices, including Go Pros, iPhones, Androids, and more.

Pocket-sized Power Bank

A high-capacity power bank is always a good idea, but what if you’re just going for a night out and would prefer something pocketable? In that case, this PowerADD 5000mAh compact power pack is the perfect solution! This power pack is smaller than an iPhone, and it will surely catch some attention in your next Yankee swap or White Elephant party.

Field Notes National Parks Series


It’s hard not to find a use for a handy Field Notes notebook. It’s even harder not to want one if it has cool graphics on the outside. These Field Notes national parks series have extremely attractive covers and will probably get a couple of head turns during the game. Notetakers and artsy friends will surely want to grab these!

Rugged Flash Drive

Samsung’s Bar Plus is a super rugged flash drive designed to withstand shocks, water submersion, and damages due to magnetism. It comes in varying storage capacities, from 32Gb all the way to 256 Gb. Everyone at the White Elephant who takes extra care of their digital files will surely try to steal this gift!

Portable Rechargeable Fan

For the people forced to work in the hottest cubicle spots, this portable rechargeable fan is heaven-sent, and they will definitely want to bring this home! They can wear it around their necks to keep it with them all the time. It has an adjustable fan speed and charges with a standard USB cable.

Minimalist RFID Wallet

This premium quality wallet is hard to ignore. It is 100% genuine leather, slim, packs a lot of cards, durable, and has RFID blocking material. It has a minimalistic design as well, which makes it look super sleek! It’s compact and fits perfectly in front and back pockets. This would make an awesome White Elephant gift!

Weatherproof Notebook

Anyone who hasn’t tried a weatherproof notebook will surely want one. It may be out of curiosity, or perhaps they simply need one to keep their valuable notes in. This notebook from Rite in the Rain comes in a bunch of colors and sizes. You can literally write under the rain on this. Your friends will all want to try this out!

Dimmable Moon Lamp

This moon-styled lamp is not just some random sphere designed to look like the moon. It is, in fact, referenced on NASA’s moon surface data! So, it doesn’t just look cool on a tabletop, it’s (somewhat) scientifically accurate as well. This is definitely an attractive and out-of-this-world-looking ornament! Who wouldn’t want to take the moon home, right?

Mini Cactus Humidifier

Just look at it! It’s hard not to want one of these, right? This mini cactus humidifier has an extremely “whisper quiet” sound, so it’s perfect in shared spaces and bedrooms. It also has a 4-hour auto-shutdown feature, so there’s no need to worry if you accidentally left it running. It can be powered from any device with a USB output too, super convenient!

Mini Waffle Maker

It’s ridiculously cute yet extremely useful! Get ready to have your gift as the star of the show with this Nostalgia mini waffle maker. Your friends will definitely wage war on each other to lay hands on this one. It’s perfect for cooking waffles, French toasts, hash browns, grilled cheese, and so much more!

Outdoor Inflatable Lounger

Campers and outdoor enthusiasts will crave this inflatable lounger! It’s guaranteed to be durable, comfortable to use, and easy to inflate. When folded, this lounger weighs just around 3.2 lbs., so it’s easy to transport anywhere. It can also be used as a pool floater.

Tile Mate

The Tile Mate is a practical tool and the perfect solution for people who always lose their stuff. If you want to know who among your officemates are the clumsiest, watch them brawl for this gift! This bad boy works up to 200ft away via Bluetooth, but in case you’re further away, there’s a community find feature where other Tile users can map your stuff. Cool, right?

Rotating Wall Charger

A heavy-duty wall charger that has the ability to swivel to accommodate the most comfortable position for your charging needs. This surge protector also comes with two USB ports where you can directly plug in cables to charge your devices.

Walnut Thumb Bookmark

For book lovers, this walnut thumb bookmark is a superpower. Having the ability to hold a book with one hand while reading is extremely convenient. This one comes in two sizes, regular or large. It’s perfect to catch the attention of those bibliophiles in the next White Elephant Gift exchange.