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21 Useful White Elephant Gifts Under $20

Practical gifts don't have to be expensive!
11/29/2017 11:25am ET | Updated November 12, 2018

But if you don’t know who’s going to be on the receiving end of your gag gift, you might want to give a gift that you know will actually get used at some point or another.

Whether you’re swapping gifts with the family, or in the office, there’s nothing better than knowing you’ve given someone a gift they didn’t know they needed.

So, in honor of practical gift-giving, we’ve searched the internet for these 21 useful ideas for gift exchanges.

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Take a look below at these under-$20 white elephant gifts for anyone who’s down with practical purchases:

1
This tiny and super useful kit full of wipes, pain relief, bandages and more.
Sephora
Everything you could possibly need in a pinch comes in this kit .
2
A practical travel wallet.
Amazon
This wallet stores everything — credit cards, cash, boarding passes, a passport and even a phone.
3
This portable phone charger.
Amazon
Literally everyone can use one a portable charger.
4
A space-saving collapsible water bottle.
Amazon
Stay hydrated and save space.
5
This fun "Go Anywhere" travel guide.
Uncommon Goods
With tips like "Choose the longest way today," and "Find the highest point of this city accessible by walking," this travel guide is perfect for jetsetters.
6
A headphone yoyo.
Amazon
A sleek way to keep your headphones and other charging cables from knotting.
7
This universal power adapter for travel.
Amazon
A traveler can never have too many chargers.
8
An electric car blanket, just in case.
Walmart
This heated travel blanket is a must-have for drivers, especially those in cold-weather states. Just keep it in your trunk for emergencies, to store it up front for everyday use during the winter months.
9
A movie theater gift card.
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Don't overthink it. A movie theater gift card is a gift that you know will get used. Get one here.
10
These succulent planters.
Etsy
Plants can brighten up any space and succulents are super easy to care for.
11
These unbreakable wine glasses.
Amazon
Take wine with you anywhere with these flexible wine glasses.
12
A portable wireless speaker.
Amazon
Features FM radio, handsfree calling, HD audio, enhanced base, and bluetooth capabilities.
13
A nifty phone storage workout bottle.
Uncommon Goods
This clever water bottle holds your iPhone (5, 6 or 7) and other gym essentials — while keeping you hydrated.
14
This perfect mini garment steamer.
Target
Perfect for travelers, space savers, and anyone who hates ironing.
15
This clutter-zapping headphone wrap.
Amazon
For the commuter whose headphones are always in an incomprehensible knot.
16
A travel-sized mini tool kit.
Amazon
Literally everyone can use a mini tool kit because, chances are, pieces of the one they bought years ago are lost or missing over the years.
17
This mini food processor.
Amazon
Once you have one of these, you won't remember how you lived without it. Get it here.
18
A dog bowl water bottle.
Uncommon Goods
To keep your fur baby hydrated on the go.
19
A waterproof phone bag.
Amazon
This isn't something needed every day, but when you need one, you one. Ideal for the outdoor adventurer in your life.
20
This six-pack cooler tote.
Uncommon Goods
Keep your favorite brew cold while traveling.
21
These wipes to clean wine-stained lips.
Amazon
For the wino in your life.