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21 Useful White Elephant Gifts Under $20

Practical gifts don't have to be expensive!

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White elephant gifts don't have to be useless -- we found 21 that are actually useful.
White elephant gifts don't have to be useless -- we found 21 that are actually useful.

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.

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

1
This succulent planter.
Target
Plants can brighten up any space and succulents are super easy to care for.
2
This tiny and super useful kit full of wipes, pain relief, bandages and more.
J.Crew
Everything you could possibly need in a pinch comes in this kit.
3
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.
4
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.
5
A practical travel wallet.
Amazon
This wallet stores everything — credit cards, cash, boarding passes, a passport and even a phone.
6
A nifty phone storage bottle.
Amazon
This clever water bottle holds your iPhone and other essentials — while keeping you hydrated.
7
This portable phone charger.
Amazon
Literally everyone can use one: a portable charger.
8
A headphone yoyo.
Amazon
A sleek way to keep your headphones and other charging cables from knotting.
9
This clutter-zapping headphone wrap.
Amazon
For the commuter whose headphones are always in an incomprehensible knot.
10
This universal power adapter for travel.
Amazon
A traveler can never have too many chargers.
11
A portable wireless speaker.
Amazon
Features FM radio, handsfree calling, HD audio, enhanced base, and bluetooth capabilities.
12
A waterproof phone bag.
Amazon
This isn't something needed every day, but when you need one, you need one. Ideal for the outdoor adventurer in your life.
13
This mini food processor.
Amazon
Once you have one of these, you won't remember how you lived without it. Get it here.
14
This perfect mini garment steamer.
Bed Bath & Beyond
Perfect for travelers, space savers, and anyone who hates ironing.
15
A dog bowl water bottle.
Uncommon Goods
To keep your fur baby hydrated on the go.
16
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 and to store it for everyday use during the winter months.
17
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.
18
A space-saving collapsible water bottle.
Amazon
Stay hydrated while saving space.
19
These unbreakable wine glasses.
Amazon
Take wine with you anywhere with these flexible wine glasses.
20
This six-pack cooler tote.
Amazon
Keep your favorite brew cold while traveling.
21
These wipes to clean wine-stained lips.
Amazon
For the wino in your life.