7 Clever, Under-$10 White Elephant Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Appreciate

Instead of wasting money on a gift none of your friends will use, treat them to a clever and unique present they'll actually be excited to unwrap. We've curated a list of budget-friendly white elephant gifts that are sure to have everyone chuckling.

Four wrapped gifts for a white elephant gift exchange
White elephant phone stand and pencil holder from Amazon photo

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White Elephant Phone Stand and Pencil Holder

Is it really a white elephant gift exchange if no one actually gifts a white elephant? Instead of the usual ceramic sculpture or stuffed animal, this white elephant is practical and can be used in your home office as a phone stand and pencil holder. This unique gift is a functional and made from environmentally-friendly materials, so you can feel even better about your purchase.

Buy It: Elephant Phone Stand, $6, Amazon

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Long wooden back scratcher from Bed Bath & Beyond photo

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Back Scratcher

You're probably familiar with the phrase, "if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours." Well, now you really can scratch your friend's back thanks to this easy-to-use back scratcher. It may seem like a comical gift at first, but once your friends try it, they'll wonder how they've survived this long without it.

Buy It: Back Scratcher, $6, Bed Bath & Beyond

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A travel-size bottle of Poo-Pourri toilet spray in the original citrus scent from Amazon photo

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Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray

The point of a white elephant gift exchange is to let loose while laughing with your closest friends—and this toilet spray is sure to help you do just that. Not only is it likely to make everyone laugh, but it actually works! Going number two in a public restroom will no longer make your friend uncomfortable thanks to this travel-size bottle of Poo-Pourri. The citrus scent covers up unwanted odors and is made from all-natural essential oils.

Buy It: Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray, $5, Amazon

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Set of two green avocado huggers from Uncommon Goods photo

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Avocado Huggers

Treat your avocado-loving friend to this set of avocado huggers from UncommonGoods. Instead of covering their leftover avocados with plastic wrap or drizzling them in lime juice to prevent the fruit from browning, all they have to do is slip on this silicone cover. It features a pit pocket that can cover a full avocado slice (including the pit), or it can be pushed in to create a seal around the entire pitless avocado half, without creating an air bubble.

Buy It: Avocado Huggers, $8, UncommonGoods

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Black silk sleep mask with white eyelashes on it from Amazon photo

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Eyelash Sleep Mask

Getting a good night's sleep is essential to keeping your body healthy, especially around the busy holiday season. Give this silk sleep mask (made from all-natural materials) at your white elephant gift exchange and your friends will be thanking you later. As a bonus, they'll also receive a pair of earplugs along with the mask so they can truly experience a restful night's sleep!

Buy It: Sleep Mask, $9, Amazon

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White socks that say,

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Funny Socks

Socks are a classic holiday gift, but instead of opting for traditional fuzzy socks, wrap up this clever pair from Amazon. The one-size-fits-all socks will keep your friend's toes cozy and they just might be greeted with a glass of wine if they're lucky, thanks to the cheeky phrase written on the bottom of the socks. If wine isn't a fan favorite among your group, choose a pair that features chocolate or coffee instead.

Buy It: Novelty Socks, $10, Amazon

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Eucalyptus essential oil from Target photo

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

If you're looking for a more serious gift this year that your friends will actually use, you can't go wrong with an essential oil. This eucalyptus oil is great for combatting allergy or cold symptoms by opening up your sinuses for temporary relief. This oil can be used in a variety of ways, including inside a diffuser, rubbed behind the ears, or even as a chest rub, thanks to the recipe found on the back of the box!

Buy It: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, $8, Target

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