40 Practical & Meaningful $100 White Elephant Gift Ideas for Friends & Family

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a Christmas get-together. The night concluded with a white elephant gift exchange. So, it would be nice to put together a roundup of the best $100 white elephant gift ideas for you.

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Discover the best $100 white elephant gift ideas for 2020 that friends, family, coworkers, and clients will love AND use (aka no gag gifts!).

All of these items have been selected to help you choose the most practical and meaningful white elephant presents suitable for friends, family, coworkers, and clients (aka no gag gifts).

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40 Practical & Meaningful $100 White Elephant Gift Ideas

1. Luxury Truffle OIL Gift Tray

This Italian-made truffle gift set is a dream for the truffle lover. But this Oprah-approved gift tray takes it a step further, highlighting the rich history of Tuscany, where a family-run business made it.

2. 6-Speed Electric Hand Mixer

If your white elephant party involves homemade food, chances are that this white elephant gift will be stolen at least once during the gift exchange. This 6-speed digital hand mixer with turbo beater accessories will make a fine gift.

3. Luxury Black Candle

Nothing speaks relaxation than beautifully scented candles. This top-rated black candle from Diptyque burns great, leaving a scent that lasts for a long time.

And once the candle is gone, the jar can be repurposed as a potter for succulents. A practical and meaningful white elephant gift that’s under $100.

4. Modern Sprout Live Well Unwind Gift Set

Pair up the sleepy-time tea for this relaxing aromatherapy set. This white elephant gift includes planting non-GMO lavender seeds in a self-watering bamboo pot, a calming candle, and a mist for bedtime. A creative gift that will be used time and time again. Plus, get a limited-time $5 credit when you sign up for their newsletter.

5. Minipresso GR Portable Espresso Machine

For those who cannot do without their morning coffee, which is probably 70% of adults, the small travel expresso machine might be a hot gift to steal during your white elephant gift exchange party. Pair his top-rated, lightweight minipresso with this death wish coffee for an irresistible combination.

6. Micro Bluetooth Speaker

You know what they say about Bose headphones and speakers. This wireless speaker is no exception. This under $70 white elephant gift will be the target during your gift exchanges.

The water-resistant is perfect for use on the go or to host poolside parties. And as you would expect, the sound quality of this Bose speaker is second to none.

7. Premium Bath Towel Set

There’s no better feeling on your body after taking a shower than drying off with a soft and luxurious bath towel. If your friends know anything about hosting, get ready to see this premium bath trio change hands several times.

8. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Bottle with Pump

Love your body, and it’ll love you back. This time of the year can be especially hard on the skin. And with Kiehl’s, they say you’ll never go back once you try it.

This high-end allover body moisturizer will leave your skin (or your white elephant exchange winner) the softest and most moisturized it has ever felt. It also contains beta-carotene, a naturally derived antioxidant and precursor of vitamin A, which is necessary for healthy skin. So much goodness in one bottle!

9. Click & Grow Smart Garden

Sometimes, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing something you care for sprout with life.

This smart garden is the perfect gift for colleagues and friends with limited space who could benefit from the tranquility of caring for a living plant without the added stress of remembering to water your herbs.

Even better, this self-watering indoor garden system is the gift that keeps on giving (aka grow your herbs/food).

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10. Foam Travel Pillow Set

If you are hanging out with friends who have caught the travel bug, this foam travel pillow and eye mask set would be the perfect travel companion for them.

The only problem is that there can only be one lucky recipient of this set. Available in 19 different colors and designs, so have fun choosing!

11. Duffield II Throw Blanket

You don’t need a soothsayer to tell you that blankets are always a hit during the holidays and any time of the year. But the creme de la creme of blankets are UGG blankets and Barefoot Dreams (too bad this one from Barefoot Dreams costs over $100). This UGG supersoft blanket is the perfect cozy buddy and a great under $100 white elephant gift.

12. Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

One of the few things this year has taught us is that we cannot overlook clean and sterile surfaces. So, it’s no surprise that this insulated self-cleaning water bottle is a hot gift this season. And it makes sense!

Your water bottle tags along to most places you go – work, gym, car… and even air travel when that was a thing. Buy one for yourself and one for your white elephant party because there’s a slim chance you’ll come home with this gift. Also available on the brand’s website here.

13. Ceramic Stone Diffuser

If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift that won’t break the bank, look no further than the Vivitest ceramic essential oil diffuser.

This top-of-the-line diffuser uses ultrasonic technology to produce a fine mist of cold fog that is charged with negative ions. The Vivitest diffuser also doubles as a humidifier and will automatically shut off when it runs out of water.

The Vivitest diffuser is handmade from ceramic and comes in various colors to match any home décor style.

So,, this holiday season, give your friends and family the gift of relaxation with the Vivitest ceramic essential oil diffuser!

14. Corkcicle Insulated Ice Bucket

Corkcicle is the pioneer of sleek, high-quality, innovative, and stylish products like canteens, tumblers, and mugs (I own and love them).

Anyone who is the life of the party would like this ice bucket that keeps beverages ice-cold for up to 48 hours. And for a limited time, get an extra 10% off your order when you sign up for their newsletter.

15. 4-Person Picnic Backpack Set

With local and international plane travel becoming less desirable, more and more people are choosing to spend time with family and loved ones. This under $100 white elephant gift idea would be perfect for friends and colleagues looking for more “cozy” activities to do with their family.

This 4-person picnic backpack set has everything a small family of four might need for a picnic. The waterproof pouch protects from spills and water damage, the insulated compartments guarantee food stays cold/hot for hours, and it even includes full flatware sets!

16. Echo Show 8 – Compact Smart Display with Alexa

If you’re looking for a great white elephant gift under $100, the Echo Show 8 is a perfect option. There’s no denying that this multifunction smart display device will be a sought-after item during your gift exchange.

Perfect for managing calendars, to-do lists, checking weather and traffic information, whipping up a storm in the kitchen, watching movies, listening to music, or calling friends and family.

The 8″ HD touchscreen and stereo speakers make it perfect for entertainment, and the adaptive color makes it easy to find just the right look for any room. Plus, the built-in camera makes it easy to manage your smart home.

We’ve gotten so many uses out of our Echo Show – I don’t know what I’d do without it. So, if you’re looking for a gift that’s sure to please, the Echo Show 8 is a great choice.

17. Shiatsu Deep Kneading Massager

It’s not secret that most of us could use a little R&R (rest and relaxation in our lives). Whether we admit it or not, a relaxing deep muscle massage might just be what we need.

Skip the awkward moments of having a stranger give you a massage while concocting small talk. Best of all, with this best-selling gift idea, you know where the tension is and can relax while this Shiastsu massager does the work.

This is another practical white elephant gift you (and your friends) had no idea they needed. Don’t believe me? Read the product reviews. Compare the price with this alternative before you check out.

18. Campri Blue Glam Jumbo Jar Candle

Because there’s nothing like a holiday-flavored candle 😀 The refreshing notes is relaxing in and out of season and sparks a memorable nostalgia of the holiday season to come.


While not everyone might appreciate this gift, a candle collector/lover would pounce on this gift.

19. Polaroid OneStep 2 Viewfinder Instant Camera

Last and certainly not least is this vintage-inspired Polaroid instant camera. This white elephant gift blends the old and the new in a cute little device that is functional, cute, and memorable. You just never know who might end up with this fun little gift!

20. Smartphone Sanitizer + Universal Charger

In today’s climate, you can’t go wrong with gifting this versatile phone sanitizer and charging port. And in case you’re wondering, this portable case fits and charges any phone.

It’s so functional that it’d sanitize any product you can fit into (think smartwatches, headphones, keys, earphones, and more.

21. Mini Projector

Turn up the heat this season with this must-have mini projector. Talk about the ultimate movie night experience from the comfort of your house.

Seriously, your friends, colleagues, and maybe your boss will fight to scoop this under $100 white elephant gift.

22. Healthy Snacks Fitness Box

For most people, the way to our hearts is through our stomachs. Why not treat your Secret Santa or white elephant friends with this collection of healthy fitness snacks? Even a fitness fanatic would appreciate a healthy treat.

23. Sparkling Water And Soda Maker

Do your friends or participants in your white elephant party enjoy soda, wine, or beer? This homemade soda-making machine will resonate with everyone!

Like home brewing is to craft beer, there’s now a market for homemade sparkling water and carbonated drinks. From cocktails and wines to juices, water, and beer, you can make carbonated “anything” with this handy tool. Everyone will fight for this tool!

24. Electric Ukulele Kit

Put your hands in the air if you think music is cool. How about trying your hands on a musical instrument? Yes, your skills might be rusty, or you might have never tried an electric ukulele, but there’s always a first time for everyone.

This Secret Santa would get your team excited about this gift. Plus, why not get the white elephant gift you want? Who knows, you might end up taking this home with you. And there’s no shame in anonymously buying a gift you want.😉

Psst! This electric ukulele comes complete with a beginner’s kit and online lessons!

25. Indoor-Outdoor Electric Grill

Have you noticed a repeating theme here? Yes, food is a universal language. And this season is like no other. BBQ pro or not, $100 white elephant gift ideas like this electric grill are a no-brainer.

This grill is easy to set up outdoors or indoors, so there’s no more excuse for not having room for this gadget in the backyard. You’d be surprised to see the demand for this grill and your Secret Santa party.

26. 3-Speed Stereo Turntable

Turn up the music, DJ! Do some of your white elephant participants have an appreciation for old records? This gift is for them! This 3-speed stereo turntable with built-in speakers will get them rocking to timeless classics.

And with the built-in auxiliary input, they can play their favorite tunes straight from their smartphones/devices. The party is just getting started!

27. Electric Makeup Brush Set

Are you excited about your white elephant party but unsure what to get for the beauty lovers on your team? This electric makeup brush set is a no-brainer. Best believe that your Secret Santa would be obsessed with this beauty tool.

Rated as one of Oprah’s Fav Thing, this blending brush set delivers fast, effortless, and even makeup coverage. I’ve been enjoying the set I got recently and love that the set comes complete with a rotating foundation brush, powder brush, and blush brush.

Puns aside, this makeup tool puts a new spin on beauty by helping your secret Santa achieve even, natural results in less time.

28. Artistic Whisky Decanter

Where’s the fun of building a collection of drinks if you can’t show it off? Whisky lovers will be part of your mix at your white elephant party. Your gift recipient will love this practical gift!

It serves as an intriguing artwork while decanting your whisky. And if this happens to be a work Secret Santa event, you can do everyone a favor by ensuring you win this decanter.

This beautiful set from Godinger features a hand-blown crystal decanter with an etched globe design and two matching old-fashioned whiskey glasses.

The gold stopper adds a touch of class, and the mahogany-stained tray adds a bit of luxury.

29. Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven

The famous Le Creuset Dutch oven is fancy, but those bad boys saved me a few hundred dollars. However, this top-selling cast iron pot is a practical alternative.

It’s just as durable and well-made but at a fraction of the price. So, consider this Dutch oven if you’re looking for a practical and affordable white elephant gift this holiday season.

The home chef or food connoisseur will have their eyes set on this Amazon Choice Dutch oven. At a phenomenal price under $100 (on sale), this chip-resistant cast iron Dutch oven delivers up to 500F to broil, bake, braise, or roast food.

It’s the perfect gift for those who love to slow cook or bake. Your friends and family will thank you for it!

30. Native Union Dock Wireless Charger

Make way for the future with this wireless charger for iPhone and other Qi-compatible devices. And what’s even more fun is to leave your folks guessing what this is and what it does. It’s currently marked down by 25%.

31. Premium Quality 15-Piece Knife Set with Block

If your price limit exceeds $100, this Premium Quality 15-Piece Knife Set with Block will be a coveted gift!

If your Secret Santa is a kitchen master, they’ll smile ear-to-ear after receiving this set. Who wouldn’t want lightweight, German-engineered knives?

Good luck to your Secret Santa defending this from others who are eyeing this set.🤣

32. Mini Waffle Maker

A mini waffle maker is always a classic gift to surprise your Secret Santa this year. It’s an awesome gift that anybody will gladly take home!

Make your recipient’s breakfast or any holiday party extra with this 7-inch Rounded Square Waffle Maker from Dash. With its Dual PFOA-free nonstick surfaces, they’re sure to cook waffles as simple as 1,2,3!

33. Wine & Champagne Chiller

Help keep your Secret Santa’s bottle of wine bubbly and chilled with this Wine & Champagne Chiller.

This wine and champagne chiller from Vinglace is a vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel canister. So rest assured, their wine glasses will cradle effervescent and chilled wine all night!

34. Mug & Warmer Set

Coffee lovers, rise! This Mug & Warmer Set is a game-changer. Especially if your Secret Santa turns out to be a coffee connoisseur, they’ll love you for this clever gift.

As its name states, it’s a mug with its own warmer. Yep, exactly! So they won’t have to worry about their coffee getting cold in the blink of an eye anymore.

35. Inflatable Movie Screen Projector

If your spending limit reaches $150, you’ll never go wrong with this Inflatable Movie Screen Projector.

It’s a fun gift that lets your recipient enjoy outdoor theaters with friends or family. And the fact that it’s inflatable makes it easy to carry around.

36. Ice Roller

Reduce puffiness and redness in an instant with the Hot Mess Ice Roller!

It’s an aluminum face roller that offers the ever wonderous cold therapy. It boosts blood circulation and helps minimize pores. Now, that’s what we’re talking about!

37. Galaxy Watch4

Make a stylish statement and keep track of your health with the Samsung Galaxy Watch4. Yep, this watch is a great combination of fashion and functionality.

It helps manage your overall sleep quality, gives accurate ECG Monitoring readings, and has Auto Workout Tracking! Have I mentioned it can also connect to calls, text, and music on the go? Uh-huh, it’s that amazing.

Your recipient is pretty lucky to receive this one.

38. Cologne Collection

For another show-stealer, check out this Cologne Collection from Jo Malone.

This limited-edition set of five colognes includes Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, English Pear & Freesia Cologne, Wild Bluebell Cologne, Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, and  Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne.

And it is wrapped in a gingerbread-inspired holiday gift box! That perfectly captured the spirit of the season, am I right?

39. Nonstick Pots and Pans Set

Up your recipient’s cooking game with these 8 Pcs Induction Kitchen Cookware Sets from Carote.

This cooking set is made from granite materials, and the inside ensures excellent non-stick performance. And it is suitable for all stoves!

40. Portable Lighted Mirror

Make sure you look fresh and presentable all day with the Riki Cutie Portable Lighted Mirror, a portable lighted mirror!

This mirror has three brightness levels, a built-in leg stand, and a retractable finger ring. With a lighted mirror, you can clearly check your makeup any time of the day!

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Conclusion

The best $100 white elephant gift ideas this year are the ones that make an impression. They’ll be remembered long after Christmas, not just because they were underwhelming or too expensive.

Whether you’re looking for a gag-gift idea for someone who has everything or wants to treat the people in your life with something special, these top 30 white elephant gifts will impress without breaking the bank.

From quirky kitchenware to one-of-a-kind must-have gadgets, I’ve got you covered!  So what are you waiting for? Get shopping now before time runs out!

Psst! Don’t forget to rock your cute ugly Christmas sweater or sweater dress (under $40) to your white elephant gift exchange.

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