There’s a good chance that you've been invited to participate in some kind of holiday gift exchange. And while White Elephant parties (also known as Yankee Swaps or Dirty Santas, depending on where you hail from) sounds fun in theory, the stress of finding a truly good gift within the designated price range can be slightly stressful. (If you're a creative gifter that thrives on these swaps, please join us in the comments section.)
Since the object of the game is for gifts to move from person to person, you'll want to avoid choosing items that require specific sizing or customization. Stick to gifts that are either useful or have a bit of quirk or personality to them to keep the game lively. We’ve gone ahead and found some of the coolest under-$40 White Elephant presents — from a football-shaped sausage to a sequin Danny Devito pillow (a surefire hit) — that are bound to be stolen more than once before the game is through.
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