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24 Gift Ideas to Rock the Dreaded White Elephant Gift Exchange

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So you got an invite to a white elephant gift exchange or Yankee swap, as some call it. Now what? The party always turns out to be fun, but this can be one of the most puzzling gift-buying exercises of the season. After all, it's hard enough buying a gift when you know the recipient.

One school of thought for the white elephant exchange is this: get something spectacularly, utterly useless, or find some little luxury that someone might not think to get for themselves. So here are 24 gift swap ideas for $30 or less, including plenty of options in the $10 to $25 range from Urban Outfitters, J.Crew, Anthropologie, Amazon, CB2, and more. In case none of these work for you, perhaps alcohol or a Starbucks gift card will do? Take a look and let us know your best white elephant gift ideas in the comments.

For everyone else on your list, consult Racked’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for tasteful and covetable gifts that are all under $100.

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