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Buying a White Elephant gift can be a little scary. How on Earth are you meant to buy something for someone you know barely anything about? Well, with our help, you can get a white elephant gift that’s universally loved!

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The Best Tech White Elephant Gifts

White Elephant gift exchanges are a fun way of spicing up an office holiday party or family get-together by essentially randomizing what gifts everyone gets. But it also means that, while the gift you’re buying should be suitable for most people, it also has to be a little fun and unusual.

If you’re the kind of person that wants to make sure whoever ends up with your gift also ends up with a nifty bit of tech, then you’re in the right place. We’ve looked around to make sure we’ve got some of the best tech White Elephant gifts around, all for under $25.

INSMY Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker: A Siren’s Song

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INSMY

Everyone likes music. So, a good speaker is an excellent present for something like a White Elephant exchange, where anyone could end up with the gift.

The INSMY Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is an excellent little way to listen to music, but the main thing that makes it unique at this low price point is that it’s waterproof. That means whoever gets this will be highly encouraged to sing in the shower, and that can only ever be a good thing.

INSMY Waterproof Shower Bluetooth Speaker

The perfect speaker for people who love to sing in the shower, or just need a new speaker.

The Best Bluetooth Speakers of 2021

Best Bluetooth Speaker Overall
JBL Charge 5
Best Budget Bluetooth Speaker
DOSS Soundbox
Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker
JBL Clip 4
Best Waterproof Speaker
LEHII BT-A7Pro
Best Bluetooth Car Speaker
Sony SRS-XB33
Best Loud Bluetooth Speaker
Gemini GC-206BTB

iOttie Universal Car Mount: Hands-Free For Safety

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iOttie

While using our phones while driving is terrible, a modern smartphone does more than just calls and texts.

Many people use their phones to listen to music or as a GPS to help them get where they’re going. The iOttie Universal Car Mount is a great phone holder that’ll help people use their phones in safe ways while also making them more accessible for those purposes.

It is easy to use and fits lots of different devices too, so it makes a great gift for almost anyone.

iOttie Universal Car Mount

A mount for a car that'll comfortable hold most phones.

UBeesize Phone Tripod: Set Up the Shot

Ubeesize

Everyone loves a good photo. Whether it’s a selfie or a lovely scenic shot for their social media platform of choice, photography is so much more accessible than it used to be. Modern smartphones tend to have incredible cameras, after all.

If you get the UBeesize Phone Tripod, you’re giving someone else the chance to delve a little bit deeper into the world of photography. It’s compatible with a few different phone models and holds the phone in place to allow people to try and get the perfect angle.

It even comes with a wireless remote, which is great for taking group photos. All for a very budget-friendly price!

UBeesize Phone Tripod

A tripod made especially for phones for budding photographers.

Mighty Bright Clip-On Light: Let There Be Light

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Mighty Bright

Reading might have evolved a bit in recent years, but it’s still a great way to spend free time.

The Mighty Bright XtraFlex2 Clip-On Light is a cheap and functional clip-on light that’ll help someone see what they’re trying to read, whether it’s in paper form or on an eReader. It has two tiny LEDs that cast a white light out and can last up to 100,000 hours, which should cover your giftee for a long time.

This one’s good for all ages too, because reading is a universal joy.

Mighty Bright XtraFlex2 Clip-On Light

A light that'll make reading a book, or even an eReader, much easier on the eyes.

Yootech Wireless Charger: Wireless Power

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Yootech

Charging using a wire is so 2015. We’re in the future now, so it’s time to get everyone up to speed.

Buying someone the Yootech Wireless Charger is sure to help them upgrade their life by removing the need for wired chargers. Yootech’s device uses a little pad with three different charging modes to allow it to cater to a wide array of devices.

It’s also effortless to use, even for the most tech-resistant people out there. This is a simple but useful gift for anyone.

Yootech Wireless Charger

Makes charging more manageable than ever thanks to impressive wireless charging technology.

Tile Mate: Lost No More

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Tile

Losing things is infuriating, but tech has a solid answer to this problem that everyone should consider.

Thanks to a free app on Android and iPhone, the Tile Mate can easily be attached to things like keys or bags to make them easier to track.

If the person who ends up with this also owns a smart home device, they could also ask their smart home device to find what the Tile is attached to, as well. It’s one of the best Bluetooth trackers around for a reason!

Tile Mate

Make sure nothing is ever lost again with this digital tracking device.

The Best Bluetooth Trackers of 2021

Best Bluetooth Tracker Overall
Tile Mate
Best Budget Bluetooth Tracker
Tile Sticker
Best Bluetooth Tracker for iPhone
Apple AirTag (2021) 4-Pack
Best Tile Tracker Alternative
Chipolo ONE (2020)
Best Premium Bluetooth Tracker
Tile Pro

PopSockets PopGrip: Never Let Go

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PopSockets

Gifts for smartphones are about the most universal thing you can buy at this point, so they make great White Elephant gifts.

The PopSockets PopGrip is a simple little product that sticks onto the back of a smartphone to help people get a better grip of their phones without having to put pressure on their little fingers. It’s also just a nice bit of security if the person who ends up with happens to have a fear of dropping their phone.

It’s so helpful that it could well end up being the kind of gift you’ll hope you’ll end up getting as well.

PopSockets PopGrip

Give someone the ability to hold onto their phone with one hand, but comfortably.

Joseche Wireless Bluetooth Headphones: The Eye Mask/Headphone Combo

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Joseche

Many people already have a good set of headphones, but a lot of these aren’t much good when trying to sleep.

Joseche Wireless Bluetooth Headphones aren’t what you might expect. Rather than being something you put in the ears, they get wrapped around the entire head instead. That’s because these are designed to help people drift off to sleep.

That means this device not only serves as a great way of blocking out excess light. It also features Bluetooth speakers that will quietly sing the user to sleep. It’s a great gift for traveling or just for people that live with loud housemates.

Joseche Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

An unusual set of headphones for those who love to sleep to tunes.

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