Some places call it White Elephant, others call it Dirty Santa. Whatever you call it, it’s a great way to give gifts in a big group of people without spending a ton of cash.
Basically, it goes like this: Everyone buys or brings something, they put the gifts in a pile, and participants choose to open a present or steal someone else’s.
You’ll want to bring something everyone wants to steal — but don’t pay too much for it. These 16 quirky Dirty Santa gifts are all under $10 and will make you the best Dirty Santa.
1. Macro Lens – $8.95
This is just a fun little gadget that makes your cell phone camera like way better.
2. Fuzzy Christmas socks – $9.99
A warm gift anyone can appreciate in the middle of winter.
3. Baby Dino Tea Infuser – $9.97
A cute little animal tea infuser? Yes, please!
4. Burt’s Bees travel essentials – $10
Winters tend to leave skin dry. Give your friends a little kit from Burt’s Bees to battle the weather.
5. A geometrical frame – $9.99
Personalize it by adding a group photo of the gang!
6. A blingy pen – $5.99
It always feels a little special when you have a pen that stands out.
7. You Are a Badass book – $9.59
Everyone can use a little encouragement.
8. Selfie Light for your phone – $8.99
Another fun gadget that you can use with your friends after Dirty Santa exchange is over!
9. Literary Cocktail Kit – $8.54
This will instantly make someone’s day.
10. Charlie Brown Christmas ornament – $7.99
Add a new ornament to your friend’s tree that will make her think of you every time she sees it!
11. Humidifier and diffuser all in one – $7.74
These are increasingly popular and make for a simple gift.
12. Snail tea bag holders – $1.91
You can buy a half dozen of them and still have money to spare!
13. Set of Christmas Throw Pillows – $9.99
They aren’t red and green, so theoretically you could use them throughout the year, too.
14. Desk phone stand – $8.99
These are super handy to have in your office.
15. Multi-tool hair clip – $9.95
Bottle opener, screwdriver, boxcutter and more — all in one little hair clip.
16. Hydration tracking water bottle – $9.99
A water bottle is always handy to have, especially when it keeps track of your water intake!