30 Gifts under $30 for White Elephant Parties

30 Gifts under $30 for White Elephant Parties

Tina Poon

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Some recognize twinkling lights hanging from trees as a sign of Holidays approaching, or Jingle Bells playing in the background at the mall; but for me, I sense the Holidays are coming when I start hearing whispers of White Elephant Parties.

A White Elephant party is one where everyone gives a gift (under a certain dollar amount) to a random guest, and the party goers opens the gifts one at a time. Names are drawn and an order established, and each guest, when it?s his or her turn, has the option of opening a new gift, or stealing a previously unwrapped gift from an unsuspecting victim. After the victim dries their tears, they then have the choice of opening a second gift, or stealing another previously unwrapped gift. The cycle continues until all gifts have been opened. A good White Elephant host sets the ground rules for how many steals an item can have, or else the night ends in a vicious, thieving bloodbath. That?s the true meaning of the Holidays. (Relax, I?m joking! It is about love and family.)

But, if you?re like me, you have no idea what to buy for a White Elephant party. You also want to bring a super cool gift. It?s so satisfying seeing your gift pass from hand to hand because it?s in demand. If you don?t want to be the guest who brings the classic bottle of wine, read on for 30 ideas for White Elephant parties. Of course, this wouldn?t be a Chic Geek post if the ideas weren?t at least a little, well? geeky!

  1. USB Light Up Astronaut ? $19.95

Fly high and light up the sky (or your keyboard) with this little space walker.

USB Light Astronaut | Opuszone Design et Cadeaux – les cadeaux les plus originaux et cratifs du?

Don’t get lost in space; let the USB spaceman light the way! Once it’s plugged into your USB port, flip the visor back?


2. Bluetooth Toque ? $29.99

Have you ever felt cold while listening to music? Well never again with this singing hat!

Bluetooth Beanie Hat, Winter Washable Knit Music Cap with Wireless Stereo Headphone Speaker Mic?

Bluetooth Headphone Beanie with Built-in Bluetooth Headset and Microphone; Hands Free Talking, Mix Color Knitting Cuff?


3. Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer ? $14.99

We get it, you?re a busy person and you have emails to send and no time to microwave your coffee. Fear not! You can keep your coffee warm with this handy, dandy mug warmer.

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

Trust Mr. Coffee to create this unique product. It’s like a special dock for your mug. Place you mug on this electric?


4. PopSockets ? Expanding Stand and Grip for Smartphones and Tablets ? $15

These little gadgets stick onto your smartphone or tablet to enhance your grip and secure your phone. Pop, tilt, wrap, prop, collapse, grip, and repeat.

Get a Grip On Your Phone | PopSockets

PopSockets are expanding phone grips and phone stands. Use them for gripping, propping, cord management, and looking?


5. Wireless Charger ? $24.99

The future is here! No need to plug in your WiFi-enabled device. Put it down and watch it charge.

Fast Wireless Charger, [New Version]Pictek Wireless Charging Pad, Ultra-thin Qi Charging Pad for?

Description:This Qi wireless charger pad is applicable to all Qi-enabled devices(some devices may need an extra?


6. Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker ? $29.99

If you?re like my husband, who asks at least once a day, ?where is my cellphone??, then the Tile Mate is your holy grail gift. It?s a tiny Bluetooth Tracker you can attach to anything. And with the easy-to-use companion app, you can find all your everyday items in a snap.

Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker | Canadian Tire

Tile Mate is a tiny Bluetooth Tracker and easy-to-use app that finds everyday items in seconds. Tile is the easiest?


7. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter ? $19.99

This product could literally save your life one day. LifeStraw offers easy access to clean and safe drinking water, and is great for the camping or outdoor enthusiast.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness: LifeStraw: Amazon.ca: Sports ?


8. Minecraft Light-Up Torch ? $27.59

Why limit Minecraft to your computer when you can bring some of the magic to your home? The Light-Up Torch can either sit on a table or hang on a wall.

Minecraft Light-Up Torch

Sometimes it’s just easier to buy the Torch instead of crafting it, especially IRL. So, when you’ve run out of charcoal?


9. Pac-Man Handheld Mini Arcade Game

Take your favourite classic arcade game anywhere with this mini, handheld version.

Pac-Man Handheld Mini Arcade Game

Now you can take your favorite arcade classic everywhere you go. The Pac-Man Handheld Mini Arcade Game is vintage fun?


10. LapGear My Desk

This portable, laptop surface helps you be productive anywhere you go without overheating your lap or spilling your accessories!

LapGear MyDesk 45348 Black

The T-fal Balanced Living Electric Kettle is the perfect way to quickly heat water for tea, instant coffee or soup?


11. Mocreo Universal Travel Charger Adapter ? $19.99

The Universal Travel Adapter is a compact, lightweight all-in-one travel charger that works in over 150 countries. You?ll never have to carry different types of travel chargers again.

MOCREO Travel Adapter, International Travel Charger Adapter World Plug Adapter Built-in 2.1A Dual?

Universally Compatible Is it bother you that you have to take different types of travel charger plug when you trave?


12. AnyGlove

AnyGlove turns almost any glove into gloves compatible with any touchscreen device. It?s fast, safe and easy to use. You can also buy a version specifically for leather gloves.

AnyGlove Original Formula (15ml)

Specially formulated for leather, it works great on any type of leather glove such as motorcycle, work, equestrian and?


13. Urbo Keyring Charger- $15

This tiny, handy 0.2 oz charger loops around your keychain so you always have a charging cable at your fingertips.

Urbo Keyring Charger Cable v2 with USB-A to Lightning Connector for Apple devices such as iPhone 5?

The new and improved version 2.0 of the popular keyring charger featuring a stronger magnet and a longer tip.Portable?


14. BPSMedia High Quality Mobile Phone Camera Kit ? $29.99

Turn your cell phone into a powerhouse camera with 10 high quality, unique lenses. Create cool compositions with fisheye, super wide angle, macro and telephoto lenses.

BPSMedia 10 in 1 HD High Quality Mobile Phone Camera Lens Kit – 198 Fisheye Lens – 0.63X Super?

Wide Angle Lens:Features: Wide Angle lens can shoot larger range of sceneryMagnification: 0.63XLens Construction: 2?


15. Selfie Lighting Ring ? $19.99


Ocathnon Selfie Ring Light, 36 LED Perfect Selfie Camera Video Lights, 3 Level Brightness Make-up?

Ocathnon Selfie Ring Light, 36 LED Perfect Selfie Camera Video Lights, 3 Level Brightness Make-up Led Selfie Phone?


16. Virtual Reality Headset and Remote ? $29.99

Virtual Reality is within your grasp and budget!

Cynoculars Virtual Reality Headset and Remote

Get an awesome 3D experience, seeing images, movies and games on your phone in a whole new way, with the Cynoculars?


17. Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky ? $22.76

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!

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18. Bitcoins ? $30

A $30 Bitcoin gift today could be worth a million tomorrow. Or however Bitcoin actually works.

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19. Bluetooth Selfie Stick Tripod


Bluetooth Selfie Stick Tripod with Remote for iphoneX 6 6s 7 8 plus Android Samsung Galaxy S7 S8?

Versatile 3 in 1: BlitzWolf Latest Selfie Stick with Remote Control is more than your usual selfie stick, the BS3 is a?


20. Anker SoundCore Mini, Super-Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Bring the party anywhere!

Anker SoundCore mini, Super-Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 15-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth?

SoundCore mini The Mini Bluetooth Speaker with Superior Sound From ANKER, the Choice of 20 million+ Happy Users?


21. Bluetooth Headphones

These specially designed Bluetooth Headphones are meant to be sleek and hidden, and are perfect for joggers.

Bluetooth Headphones, Parasom A1 Magnetic, V4.1 Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Earphones Sport Headset?

Brand: Parasom Model: A1 Color: Black Up to 12 Months Warranty Technical specification: Bluetooth Specification: 4.1?


22. Luxon Mini Drone RC Quadcopter ? $28.99

This little drone is not only stable, wind-resistant and capable of doing flips, but it?s also adorable.

Luxon Mini Drone RC Quadcopter 4 Channels (Red)

Super mini drone for beginner trainer, mini size of the drone,the mini drone is a perfect christmas gift,you can fly?


23. Smart Phone Projector- $21.00

Create your own mini-movie showings with this adorable, classic Smartphone projector. It?s a cinema in a box, and it?s light, compact and portable.

Smart Phone Projector by Luckies of London | Fun Stuff Gifts | chapters.indigo.ca

Designed to create intimate screenings any place, any time – go hands free and let this Smart Phone Projector do the?


24. Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone ? $29.99

Sing it! Sing to the world and let them hear that beautiful quiver of yours!

Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone Speakers HURRISE Mic Player Recorder with Phone Holder Echo?



25. Useless Box Kit ? $29.99

Have you ever wanted a useless box? Read on.

Useless Box Kit

A lovely acrylic box you assemble yourself. It got some electrics inside and a switch on top. Flip the switch and a?


26. R2-D2 USB Car Charger

Channel your inner Luke Skywalker with your own personal R2 unit!

R2-D2 USB Car Charger

This little astromech lives in your vehicle and gives you two USB charging ports. Cheerfully blooping and bleeping, he?


27. Orpheus ? the Saddest Music Machine ? $29.99

Orpheus is a robot-shaped DIY music box that plays sad, melancholic music. He may sound gloomy, but he?s a steadfast companion and a loyal servant (if all you need is sad music).

Image for postOrpheus

28. Hydrobot Hydration Spray Bottle 1000 ml ? $29.99

Shower, mist or jet water up to 25 feet with this portable water sprayer. Perfect for washing sand off feet, rinsing dishes while camping, or sipping water without touching the bottle!

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29. Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge

Hoverkraft is an old school board game with a futuristic twist. Players take turns balancing pieces on a platform? that levitates.

Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge

Hoverkraft is an old-school building game with a twist. Players take turns stacking pieces on a platform… that?


30. Chic Geek Gear ? Wear Your Geek!

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Wear Your Geek proudly! All merchandise proceeds go towards funding Chic Geek initiatives, including our Mentorship Program, MeetnTech events and Geeky Summit. Thanks for your support!

Thanks for browsing and let me know which gifts got stolen the most at your White Elephant parties!

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