There’s a good chance that you’ve been invited to participate in some kind of holiday gift exchange (yes, even a virtual one). And while a White Elephant (also known as a Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa, 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 kinds of challenges, please speak up in the comments section.)
If you're still working remotely, your average White Elephant might still look a little different this year, with participants contributing their kooky picks remotely and unwrapping the goods over Zoom, but whether IRL or not, we know that the weird and wacky spirit of this offbeat present party will be very much embraced — let’s be honest, we all could still use the levity of a gag gift (or three). Whether it’s Free Britney merch, donut-shaped soap, or a portable beer pong set, you’ll find a silly and still oddly useful trinket ahead — all for under $25.
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