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Fun and Funny White Elephant Gifts Everyone Will Want to Steal (Most Under $20)

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White elephant parties might not be as prevalent when the holidays coincide with a pandemic, but if you're lucky enough to be invited to one, you're going to want to be prepared. In addition to taking safety precautions, that means showing up with a gift that people will covet (translation: steal) for its usefulness, quirkiness, or unrivaled hilarity. Here are ideas that fall into all three categories. 

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Social Distancing World Champion Funny Bigfoot Mask
TeePublic
Bath Bomb
Amazon
Ototo Spaghetti Monster Colander
Amazon
Nut-Shaped Portable Mini Speaker
Amazon
Surviving COVID-19 2020 Candle
Natural Annie Essentials

Surviving COVID-19 2020 Candle

$13 from Natural Annie Essentials
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Looking for a timely and topical gift? While there's no telling what this candle smells like, reviewers say it's got a "phenomenal" scent, which we're guessing means it doesn't evoke a dumpster fire.

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Ugly Sweater
Amazon

Ugly Christmas Sweater

$9 and up from Amazon
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Okay, yes, this is actually a sweatshirt, but with nearly 30 styles to choose from, you can find an option that someone at your white elephant party will decide they can't live without. 

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B014LIOC64
Amazon
Saint Sweatpantsia Candle
Always Fits
Stalwart Electric Heated Blanket
Amazon
Binge-Watching Survival Kit
Pinch Provisions

Binge-Watching Survival Kit

$20 from Pinch Provisions
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This 18-piece kit contains lots of steal-worthy stuff: a snack clip, comfy socks, face- and hand-cleansing towelettes, sporks, a sofa yoga guide, and a two-sided coin to help decide: "one more" or "go to bed."

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Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
Amazon
Snowfox Stainless Steel Cocktail Glasses
Amazon

Snowfox Stainless Steel Cocktail Glasses

$33 from Amazon
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In these trying times, it's almost a guarantee that this stylish set of cocktail tumblers is gonna be a hot ticket white elephant item. You might even want to steal 'em back yourself. 

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Crate and Barrel
Crate and Barrel

100 Movies Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster

$15 from Crate and Barrel
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Scratch-off posters are one of the hot gifts of 2020, and this one will give them something to look forward to (in a year when it sometimes doesn't feel like there's enough of that). 

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'You Can Wear It Again: a Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses'
Amazon

'You Can Wear It Again' Book

$15 from Always Fits
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This hilarious book pays tribute to decades of bad bridal fashion that will have female white elephant guests in fits of laughter (that is, when the book isn't being stolen from them).

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Dinosaur Taco Holders
Uncommon Goods
The Mandalorian Chia Pet
Amazon
'Dog Shaming' Book
Amazon
The Clapper
Amazon
Bacon Blanket
Amazon
Cactus Coasters Sculpture
Amazon
The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Amazon
Savage Cyanide Debate Game
Uncommon Goods

Savage Cyanide Debate Game

$14 from Uncommon Goods
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This 100-card set offers two decks of cards that "introduce discussion-prompting topics (like things to never bring up on a first date) and potentially suitable connections (like sadism, constipation, and the Bible)." Seriously, who could resist?

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The Original Toilet Night Light Tech Gadget.
Amazon
Dogs Catching Treats Jigsaw Puzzle
Amazon
Scalp Massager
Amazon
2021 Swimsuit Calendar
Uncommon Goods

2021 Swimsuit Calendar

$20 from Uncommon Goods
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A swimsuit calendar, yes, but not the one you're thinking of. Instead, this version offers up a year's worth of adorable animal illustrations — from bears and sloths to tigers and penguins — suited up in their cutest bathing gear. 

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Bob Ross Slow Cooker
Amazon
Cute Animals for Hard Times
Amazon
Smudge Kit
Amazon
Galaxy Moon Lamp
Amazon