It’s that wonderful time of year again! Like most, Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. The holiday cheer, the family gatherings, the beautifully decorated streets, and parties are like a drink that I want to keep on coming.

Check out this year’s gift guide: White elephant gift guide under $50 and rules

Of course, if your year has been financially rough or you’ve shopped more in a year than you have in a lifetime, the holidays can become a little unnerving.

Last year we held three holiday parties: one with my family, my brother-in-law’s family and another with our friends. For all three, we spread the idea that we shouldn’t buy gifts and play White Elephant instead. Personally, I hate Secret Santa because if you pick someone you don’t know very well they may not like your gift or find it inappropriate and it becomes too stressful to find something just for them.

White Elephant however, is one of the funnest and intense christmas gifting ideas. Not to mention, buying the gift is fun since it’s gender neutral and you pick something out that everyone will want to steal (yourself included)!

Amazon has an amazing selection and their December deals are to die for! Everything is on sale! I’ve compiled a list of holiday gifts under $25 – $50. Most of these were given last year and were such a hit!

Tip: don’t buy drinking games. They’re lame and everyone agrees.

  • If you buy something alcohol related, throw in a bottle (or a handful of the mini bottles)
  • If you buy something food related throw in a few foodie items from Marshalls or Homegoods

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  1. T-fal Electric Kettle $27 or try this one for $39
  2. Mini smart plug (wifi + alexa + google) $40
  3. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker $29
  4. BLACK+DECKER Double Flip Waffle Maker, $45
  5. PureSpa Natural Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser, $40 or try this other model for $43
  6. Sunbeam Hand Held Garment Steamer, $46
  7. Glass Coffee Maker, $20
  8. TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones, $36
  9. Bluedio T3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, $40 or try the older model, $30
  10. HoMedics  Sound Spa Relaxation Machine, $20
  11. Waterproof Portable Speaker, $25
  12. Smartlife Smart Watch, $30
  13. Emie Radio – Pocket Size Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, $33
  14. Waterproof Wifi Action Camera, $50  
  15. Ultra Thin Portable Charger, $35
  16. Portable Bluetooth LED Lamp + Alarm Clock, $36
  17. LifeBox Car & Truck Jump Starter + Portable Battery Charger, $49
  18. Beer Chillers Set, $20 and throw in a 6-pack!
  19. DRIPO Cold Brew Portable Barista Iced Coffee Maker, $18
  20. Cocktail Gift Set, $40 and throw in a small bottle!
  21. Tile Mate Key Finder, $25
  22. The Carry On Cocktail Kit The Moscow Mule, $30
  23. Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit, $22 or try this Spirit Infusion Kit, $32

Order before the sales end and the get delivered on time! Happy holidays!

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  1. December 12, 2016 / 9:41 am

    What an awesome idea! These are all so great I honestly think I found my hubby his gifts from here!

  2. Nicole Fuentes
    December 12, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    This is so super helpful, I have an office Christmas party and had no idea what to get. Thanks girl!

    xx, Nicole

  3. December 13, 2016 / 10:58 am

    Great list!! We did a white elephant at my work one year and everyone just brought alcohol haha…these are much more creative 🙂


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