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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

Top Secret Santa and White Elephant gifts under $10, $20, and $50

If you’ve been invited to participate in a gift exchange with family, friends or workmates. Here are some ideas from the sensible to the funny.

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If you’ve been invited to participate in a gift exchange with family, friends or workmates. Here are some ideas from the sensible to the funny.
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Finding the right gift for the occasion and the person can be difficult and with the Christmas crush here, you may be looking for a few ideas to give at that last minute Christmas get-together. AS took a look at what is out there to give you some ideas whether it’s a standard Secret Santa exchange or you need a fun gift for a White Elephant party.

Regardless of the budget established for your gift exchange, you’re sure to find something that will meet the occasion. AS also put together a Christmas list for that soccer fanatic in your life. Here’s a look at what is out there.

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Major retailors have a gift for you

The major retailors Amazon, Target and Walmart have already done some of the leg work throwing together a collection of their wares that will put holiday cheer into your gift. To help you find the right gift you can narrow your search by who the gift is for and the kind of gift you are looking for.

Fun gifts for the child in all of us

Whether there are children taking part in the gift exchange or the participants are young at heart, here are some fun toy ideas.

Baby Yoda Bop It!

For less than $15 you can bring a little bit of the "Force" to your holiday celebration with a Baby Yoda Bop It! for kids of all ages, recommended for those 8 and up, available at Walmart.

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Deer Pong Game

Another gift that is listed for $20 at Walmart, but currently in the $15 range, is this talking deer head pong game. Provided the recipient is willing, it can provide some entertainment for after the all the gifts have been exchanged.

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Mr Potato Head

If you are looking for a very economical gift this classic Mr. Potato Head can be picked up for just $5.00.

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Fun reading that won’t task the mind, too much

For those looking to put a little humor in to a white elephant party or that family member or friend with a sense of humor here are a couple of books available at Amazon that should get a few laughs.

Things To Do While You Poo On The Loo

Those who need a gift under $10, this activity book will help pass the time while taking care of business on the toilet. It includes funny facts, potty humor, puzzles and more.

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The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information

This book will come in handy the next time you want to share “the wildest, oddest, funniest facts about history, science, food, animals, and more!” It’s available for $12.60.

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Getting the house in the holiday spirit

Here are a couple ideas to bring an aroma to the house during the holidays that can be found at Walmart.

2021 KFC 11 Herbs and Spices Firelog by Enviro-Log

For fans of the Coronel and his chicken with that addictive seasoning “that makes ya crave it fortnightly,” this fire log infused with those 11 secret herbs and spices will make the perfect gift for just over $15.

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Yankee Candle Small Jar Holiday Gift Set

If, however, you want a more traditionally scented holiday season this Yankee Candle holiday gift set will do the trick. List price is $30 but is currently on sale for $12.

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Tech-minded gifts

For gift exchanges that have a higher spending limit here are some gifts that will have people wanting to break the stealing rules for a white elephant party.

RCA Home Theater Projector

This LCD projector will turn any room into a home theatre for less than $50 from Walmart. It also comes with a 100-inch screen.

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Chromecast with Google TV

Take your cable and streaming apps with you wherever you go with this Chromecast digital media player. Originally $70 but on sale for $39 at Walmart.

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Bower 12" RGB Ring Light Studio Kit with Special Effects

For those aspiring YouTubers, TikTokers or someone who thanks to the pandemic needs to use Zoom on a regular basis and doesn’t have good lighting in their “home office” this ring light with a phone mount will brighten up those videos. It was $40 but the price has been lowered to just under $30.

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Gifts for the beverage oriented

The holidays are a time to get together with friends and family and the thirst quenchers need a place to go or be opened, here are some ideas to that end…

Desuccus 18-in-1 Snowflake Multi Tool

This handy portable stainless steel tool for the DIY enthusiast on your list will let them handle those odd jobs around the house and yard, and crack open a beverage when the job is finished. Available from Amazon for $7.99.

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Classic Coca-Cola Portable Fridge

For those who need someplace to keep things cool and don’t have much space or are on the move, this 4-liter fridge can hold up to 6 cans. Its available at Walmart originally $49.99, currently reduced to $29.00.

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Stainless Steel Wine Glasses

Outdoor parties always have the drawback of what kind of drinkware to use. Paper cups and plastic cups, besides not having the aesthetic one may want, can be flimsy and glass has a bad habit of breaking in outdoor settings. Tru Blu stainless steel stemless goblets for $20 cover all the bases.

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