Best white elephant gifts under $30 for foodies and food lovers

KIRKUK, IRAQ - DECEMBER 13: A view of gifts in a mall as the new year approaches in Kirkuk, Iraq on December 13, 2022. (Photo by Ali Makram Ghareeb/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
KIRKUK, IRAQ - DECEMBER 13: A view of gifts in a mall as the new year approaches in Kirkuk, Iraq on December 13, 2022. (Photo by Ali Makram Ghareeb/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) /

White Elephant gifts are a fun way to fill the room with laughter or awe with the one you bring. The most unique presents always break the ice and start a conversation about where you found them.

Exchanging White Elephant gifts can give people ideas for others if they are still searching for the perfect present. The rules of the White Elephant are you bring a single, wrapped package. The first person chooses a random one to unwrap and then gives the next player the option to steal it or open a new one.

You’ll want to make sure the present you get is something anyone can enjoy. Set a reasonable budget so everyone can participate without worries. Here are the best White Elephant gifts under $30.

White Elephant Gifts for foodies

While you might know just what your friends and family want, choosing a present for a gift swap can be a bit harder. How can you find something that will please almost everyone? Here are nine fun White Elephant gifts everyone will want to steal.

1. Seasoning
There’s nothing like giving the gift of flavor. Many people love adding a new taste to everyday foods, so why not grab some seasonings to spice up someone’s life?

Over the past couple of years, everything bagel seasoning has become popular for a good reason. It is a versatile blend you can add to anything like potato chips, toast, popcorn and more. The seasoning starts at $7.49 for one but can be bought in bundles too.

2. BelliWelli Bars
As the brand behind the “Hot Girls Have IBS” tagline, it has humorous merch, including sweatshirts and mini pouches as well as tasty snack bars that are free from gluten, dairy and sugar alcohols — plus include probiotics and fiber. We all know a hot girl with gut issues, so BelliWelli is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for anyone with a sweet tooth.

The bars are available in Chocolate Chip, Birthday Cake, Cinnamon Swirl and Fudge Brownie and can be purchased on (box of 8 for $26.96) for any last-minute gift needs! All “Hot Girls Have IBS” merch can be found on BelliWell’s site HERE and range from $8 to $25.

3. Ring Ice Pop Mold
Many out there loved the classic Ring Pop candy as a kid. You can create your icy version in your own home. It’s a fun and creative present anyone can enjoy when looking for a sweet treat.

You can give this to someone who’s wanted to be engaged for a while to get the room to laugh. The ring ice pop mold is a fun and affordable present at $18.

4. Mac and Cheese
One of the most loved comfort foods is mac and cheese. Goodles mac and cheese is a popular brand with various flavors to choose from, like Cheddy Mac, Mover & Shaker, Shella Good and Twist My Parm. This delicious mac and cheese include 14 grams of protein, no artificial flavors and 21 nutrients from plants. A box of this healthy version of an iconic comfort food comes at $13.57.

5. Password Book
Everyone knows one person who can never remember their passwords. You can give peace of mind with a password book. This is a one-stop shop for all the passwords they need to remember.

It keeps passwords and usernames organized into one book. This present is $19 and a best-seller for people who need to keep organized.

6. Pet Sweep Prank Gift
This gift is sure to give pet lovers a laugh. It comes with four dust boosts in a one-size-fits-most-paws size. People with pets that often leave a mess will love the idea that they have to clean up after themselves as a joke. This comes in at $9.95, but if you want to throw in a real present, add a gift card in the box, too.

7. Zodiac-Inspired Gift
A friend in the group is bound to be obsessed with all things astrology. Whether they are an independent Aries or indecisive Libra, get a candle, necklace or anything zodiac that represents them.

There are so many choices for zodiac sign presents since it has become a popular topic today. This is an excellent gift for any occasion, including a White Elephant party.

8. Sauce Dip Clip
Dipping sauces can make or break your fast food meal, so give a fast food lover the gift of easy dipping. This clip fits onto your air vents for accessible dipping and driving — no need to juggle your dipping sauce anymore with this next-level present.

For a pack of two, you can get this for $10.95. Save some sauces from your last fast food trip to jump-start your friend’s condiment journey.

9. Rechargeable Hand Warmer
If you are looking for a cool gadget to give out, a rechargeable hand warmer is perfect for the colder seasons. This is great for when you’re waiting for your car to warm up or at a job that keeps the climate colder than your busy typing fingers can take.

It lasts three to four hours and is lightweight, so you can carry it anywhere. This gift is $24, which is affordable and functional for whoever receives it.

Enjoy the Gift of Giving

One of the joys of White Elephant gift-giving is seeing people’s reactions to your present. With these fantastic options, you’re sure to have your group laughing and loving the gifts you brought.

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