Ten Interesting Gifts for White Elephant Exchanges, Emergency Gift Giving & Beyond
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Over time, I've learned the hard way that it's smart to anticipate surprise gift-giving situations before they pop up. Whether you receive a gift from someone that you have nothing for or you're beating yourself up over finding the perfect White Elephant gift, these snafus are bound to happen. Why not take some stress out of the upcoming scramble and stock up on these unique finds from Amazon that will be perfect in a pinch?
Encourage someone to ditch the drive-through for good and start making delicious breakfast sandwiches at home with this innovative kitchen gadget. Simply choose your bread, layer on the fixings of your choice, find something to do for about five minutes and, voila! Breakfast is served! The perfect affordable gift for the home chef or busy mom who already seems to have everything.
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This magic mug is high-up on my list of perfect White Elephant gifts right now. After all, it's hard to have the morning grumpies when Bob Ross is smiling at you. When this mug is cold, the master of happy little trees reminds you to be calm and find time in your life to create. When you pour in a hot beverage, a Bob Ross painting appears to inspire you.
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As a full-grown adult who stands less than 5'2", I am IN LOVE with this stylish chair/step stool combo. Sturdy and simple in design, the tracking step stool smoothly pulls out from under the retro red vinyl seat for quick climbing or a relaxing footrest. If you can't think of someone on your list that could use this chic versatile chair and step stool combo that probably means you're the one who needs it.
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This amphibious remote control car is an awesome and affordable item to have on hand for emergency gift-giving. Not to mention, it will keep bored children busy for hours at any holiday gathering because it's just so darn fun! It covers all kinds of terrain including lawns, sandy beaches, wetlands, grasslands and water so you can take it anywhere and the 360-degree tumble-flipping action helps to ensure that the fun never stops.
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Right off the bat, I can think of roughly two-dozen people in my life that would adore this mobile mini printer. Just connect your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth or NFC and print your favorite pictures as pocket-size photos that you can share with friends or use to canvas your walls, fridge and/or mirrors with full-color memories. The simple one-touch operation makes it easy for anyone to use including small children and your Great Aunt Edna.
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Turn any surface into a virtual keyboard or piano with this pocket-sized powerhouse. Created for easy connection via Bluetooth and USB the Serafim Keybo projects an English QWERTY keyboard wherever and whenever you might need one. It also includes a built-in music app that allows you to play piano, guitar, bass or drums via the piano layout for hours of fun with friends and family.
Does your White Elephant exchange have a dollar amount limit? Not to worry, this Mini Wireless Keyboard is a comparable choice that fits any budget.
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Let's not forget our furry friends this holiday season! Treat a dog owner or a playful pooch to the Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball and you're sure to make their tail wag. Simply fill the ball with treats or kibble, select the difficulty level and let the dog have at it! Visiting friends or relatives this season with a dog that you kind of can't stand? This treat ball will keep them busy for hours allowing you all to some uninterrupted catch-up time.
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Macrame is back and bigger than ever! From wall hangings and curtains to hatbands and table runners macrame is just about everywhere these days and the plant lover in your life will flip over these beautiful plant hangers. They can be hung from a hook in the ceiling or against a wall like a wall hanging thanks to their versatile style and are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.
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Few people will admit it but I'm sure most everyone has a pair of shoes, a gym bag, or a drawer somewhere at home that could use these deodorizers. What I really love about these are that they actually remove odors rather than just masking them thanks to 100% activated bamboo charcoal. Pair this with, oh, I don't know, how about an Original Bag of Poo and you've got yourself an awesome gag gift suited for a sibling.
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I'm happy to report that rubber chickens are still funny in the 21st century and this food-safe silicone herb infuser is no exception. Fill Le Crock Coq with your favorite bouquet of herbs, set it in your stew pot and your broth will pick up all the herbal notes while keeping the leaves and stems contained. I've already bought three of these to have on-hand as stocking stuffers and you should too.
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