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Best white elephant gifts under $50 in 2024

These gifts are perfect fro that White Elephant wow factor this holiday
Last Updated on February 22, 2024
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Whilst White Elephant gifting should refer to giving people extravagant and useless gifts that are hard to get rid of, it’s more commonly known as Secret Santa. Receiving a mystery gift from someone is always a good laugh around the office and a group of friends/family, but it’s always a good idea to set a budget first. Not only does it make sure everyone gets a fair gift, but it also allows everyone to get involved.

The term White Elephant was coined when the King of Siam (known as Thailand these days) would give rare albino Elephants to people who displeased them, leading them to financial ruin due to their upkeep. Firstly, all Elephants are beautiful, secondly, there are cheaper ways to bin someone off. Anyway, we’ve found some really geat best white Elephants gifts for under $50. If this is your budget limit, get ready to impress:

Best white elephant gifts under $50

Amazon – Echo Dot (4th Gen) Smart speaker with clock and Alexa

Anything smart home worth its salt is compatible with Alexa. From smart bulbs to smart fridges, turn these amazing bits of tech into a voice-activated network. Hook up your favorite music streaming app for high-quality streaming, just say the word! There are more and more applications for Alexa every day, so it doesn’t matter if your gift victim has one already. There’s always another room that could do with an Alexa.


Amazon – Fire TV Stick 4K Max Streaming Media Player with Alexa Voice Remote

The most premium Fire TV stick for under $50? That’s right, enjoy 4K streaming as standard with the Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Arriving complete with an Alexa voice remote, you can also introduce this bad boy into a smart home hub set up, or just tell Alexa what to do with the remote. For many, Fire TV Sticks are an integral part of home streaming and more, even if they already have a Smart TV.

Chromecast with Google TV – 4K

For those who prefer the Google ecosystem over Amazon, Google TV is a great fit. coming complete with Google Assistant, it works flawlessly with other Google devices to become a key device in your smart home hub. It does everything a Fire TV Stick can do but leans towards easier usability for Google buffs. Have you ever heard your White Elephantee go on about Google Assistant? Maybe they have the New Google Pixel 6 handset? IF so, this is a safe bet!


Apple – MagSafe iPhone Charger

A perfect gift for anyone with an iPhone 12 line smartphone. This piece of kit enabled iPhone 12s to be wirelessly charged up to 15W. It’s also Qi Charging compatible, so it can charge an iPhone from 8 onwards, albeit at a slower rate. Gifting anyone an Apple product for White Elephant this holiday is going to impress and overwhelm. Moreover, an official wireless charger is going to be the last premium product they’d expect!

JBL – Tune 225TWS True Wireless In-Ear Headphones

If you’ve been to a gig over the last few decades, the chances are you’ve heard it through JBL speakers. Surely they can knock out a decent set of wireless earbuds too, right? Correct! These earbuds have around 25 hours of battery life for those extended private concerts, so you won’t need to worry about keeping on top of charging these JBLS too much. JBLs Dual Connect allows one bud to be used for music, another for calls too, which comes in handy for commuters and people working from home too.

Amazon – Fire 7 2019 release – 7″ – Tablet – 16GB

Fire tablets have come a long way since their terrible debut a few years back. For under $50, you’re getting an Alexa-powered 7-inch IPS screen with a near HD screen. That’s not to be grumbled at when you consider its expandable microSD slot, 1GB RAM, and 1.3 GHz processor. It’s not going to be a powerhouse, but it’s a branded tablet for under $50 brand new. This is a brilliant White Elephant gift!

Razer – Basilisk X Hyperspeed Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse

A competent wireless gaming mouse for under $50 is unbelievable, but finding a Razor wireless mouse for under $50 is even better. If you’ve landed a PC Gamer for a White Elephant gift, this is sure to impress. Razers HyperSpeed wireless technology prides itself on low-latency and interference reduction. It connects via a dongle or via Bluetooth, although we’d recommend the Hyperspeed connection for best performance. It also has six programmable buttons, something every gamer will make use of.

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Christian 'Reggie' Waits' is a contributor to PC Guide, having written a wide array of how to and buying guide content.