One of my favorite fun games at holidays parties is the white elephant gift swap. I wanted to write an updated post with some new budget friendly ideas for your 2017 holiday swap, all under $25!
Beauty items are some of my favorite budget friendly swap items.
L’occitane hand creams are my favorite and they are a great winter gift since our hands get so dry with the heat! This L’occitane gift set includes 4 different scents.
Odds and Ends
Voluspa scented candles are amazing. My personal favorite is the Panjore Lychee scent. Heavenly! Plus the glass jar is so, so pretty.
Powerbanks are such a necessity these days! My favorite brand is Anker. I love the durability and this one is priced right. They also make a variety of other accessories like selfie sticks and power port plugs.
These magnetic twist ties look really useful! They also get great reviews.
This Mug by the Unemployed Philosophers Guild reveals the constellations in the night sky when you pour in a hot drink. How cool is that!?
Tea Flowers are so cool. It’s not something I’d normally buy for myself but I think this would be lovely to receive!
Adult coloring books have been so popular the last few years. This one is Harry Potter themed!
The Pie Face game is so fun. We played this at a friend’s house and we had a blast!
Elephant and Piggie books are a hit with my kids. We got this book within a book last year and loved it!
Where to Shop
While you can always shop online, if you’re just buying 1 small thing shipping costs can add up quickly. I find that going to places like TJ Maxx or Marshall’s is a good place to find budget friendly gifts.
There are also a number of retailers who have a list of items that ship free without any minimum purchase. Here’s links to each one:
Sephora – everything on this page ships free with the code HOLIDAYSHIP
Pottery Barn Kids Ornaments – all ornaments ship free
Nordstrom – all purchases ship free
Crate and Barrel – everything on this page ships free
Target – everything ships free if you have a Target RED card
What are your favorite items to receive at White Elephant swaps? Do you prefer a useful gift, a funny gift or a heartfelt one?