White Elephant/Secret Santa Gift Guide + $100 Lippie Lover Giveaway (Ended)

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Those holiday parties are coming up! Don't wait until last minute to get the gift that everyone wants to steal. At my annual holiday party, we always do white elephant, which is pretty much a more fun Secret Santa. Ever since I've played white elephant, I've never gone back to secret santa. If you're not familiar with the game, here's how to play:



Participants get a gift within a certain price range (I usually set it at $15-20) to bring to the party. At the party, we put all the gifts under the tree and write the participants' names on pieces of paper and put them in a hat. When the first name gets pulled out, he/she can open two gifts and choose which one they want. As each following name gets pulled, he/she can either choose to steal a gift from someone or open a gift. Gifts can only get stolen twice (if you're the second person to steal a particular gift, it is now yours and no one can take it from you), but this rule can vary. Sounds fun, right?

You ideally want to be chosen towards the end so you can see most of the options out there.  I like it better than secret santa because it engages the entire party even those who aren't playing.

So, what are my top picks for white elephant? I always choose gender neutral gifts because I play with both guys and girls. It's more fun when anyone can steal and it's not limited to just a female/male item.

White Elephant/Secret Santa Gift Guide

Items Listed:

Mini Beer Pong - $80 (There was a cheaper option on Macys.com for just $14, but I think it sold out. This is actually what I got my friend for hosting the holiday party this year).

Gin & Tonic Cocktail Kit - $24 G&Ts are my go-to drink, plus who doesn't want to make their own cocktail?

10 pc Tic-Tac-Toe Game - $14 Everyone knows how to play the game, it's a great way to get guests to mingle and it looks expensive and would look great on a side table or bookshelf.

Godiva Hot Cocoa Variety Pack - $20 Who doesn't love hot cocoa? It's a no-brainer gift if you don't know the crowd that well.

Brookstone Swivel Speaker - $20 Is there a party thrower in the mix? If so, these speakers are a must have. They're great for projecting sound and they're small enough to take with you if you need music on-the-go.

Stocking Tea Infuser - $24 What a cute tea infuser! For someone who loves the holidays, this is a great gift.

Camera Lens Travel Mug - $10 It looks so real. Whether there's an avid photographer out there or not, it's a great conversation starter for whoever takes it with them.

Stocking Wine Flask - $15 This would be great for personal use or at a party. It's functional decor!

Ugly Sweater Coasters - $7 How fun and spirited. Keep the party alive with these decorative coasters.

Silicone Emoji Ice Tray - $10 Who doesn't love emojis? Everyone can have fun with these and they are a fun spin on a boring item.

Record Coasters 4 pack - $10 Record lover or not, everyone loves music. Plus, these aren't seasonal so you can use them all year round.

Bad Boss Voodoo Doll - $10 Know some dissatisfied employees (they're at every party)? This would be the perfect gift! It provides a good laugh and maybe a little stress relief for someone who might really need it.

The 12 Days of Giveaways continues with Giveaway #2: Lippie Lovers Giveaway (#1 is a Sephora giveaway). This giveaway is all about the lip products. I'm giving away everything from lip balm, lip stick, lip gloss, etc. Full list of products is below the giveaway image (image only has a few of the lip products given away).


Giveaway bundle includes:

Ralph Lauren Pouch
Colour Pop Lippie Stix in 'Plastics'
Colour Pop Lippie Stix in 'Night Owl'
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick sample in 'Driver's Seat'
Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in 'Cava'
Dirty Little Secret Matte Liquid Lip in 'Phantom'
Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69'
Kiehl's Lip Balm
NYX Butter Gloss in 'Cranberry Biscotti'
Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer with SPF 15
Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint in 'Fight Me Fuscia'

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What do you think of this White Elephant gift guide list? What is your favorite item? Share below!

          

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94 comments

  1. Great gift ideas!!! And I'm most excited for ALL all of them! Those are some great lip colors!

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  2. I am excited about winning the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in 'Cava'

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  3. These are some great gift ideas! The white elephant game is very similar to the gift came called Yankee Swap. I do that at my grandmother's house on xmas eve.

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  4. I am most excited about Colour Pop lippies! Because they are not available where I live.

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  5. I'm most excited about the Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint in 'Fight Me Fuscia'!

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  6. Can't wait to try NYX Butter Gloss in 'Cranberry Biscotti'

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  7. Awesome stocking stuffers for my daughters. I like Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in 'Cava'.

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  8. I'm most excited about the Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69'.

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  9. I'm excited about the Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69' and the Kiehl's Lip Balm!!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  10. I want to try the Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint in 'Fight Me Fuscia'.

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  11. I'd just love to win and get to try the Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69' :)

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  12. I love the Fight me Fuscia!! so pretty!

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  13. I am excited about the NYX Butter Gloss in 'Cranberry Biscotti'. I just discovered Butter.

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  14. I am excited to get a chance to win any of these lippies. I especially want to give Urban Decay, Colourpop, and Bite Beauty. Happy Holidays!

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  15. I'm excited about the Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69.

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  16. Hi arghhh so many to choose from >< but i stay with urban decay revolution lip gloss in 69 :-). Thank you for this giveaway ;)

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  17. I love to try any lipstick from Urban Decay.

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  18. Kiehl's Lip Balm is a product I have wanted to try. I have used other Keihl products and they are fantastic.

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  19. I'd excited to try out the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon.

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  20. Most excited for the urban decay revolution lip gloss.

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  21. I like the dirty little secret product.

    thanks :)

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  22. The Bite Beauty. I love their lip products.

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  23. I'm soooo excited about the Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss! :-D

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  24. The Kiehls Lipbalm. One can never have enough of that!

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  25. Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Cava it looks beautiful and perfect for everyday

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  26. This is a nice guide full of wonderful gift suggestions.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty.

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  27. I am most excited about the nightowl one! Thanks for this offer!

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  28. excited to win Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint in 'Fight Me Fuscia' for my mom!

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  29. The Urban Decay 69 Gloss looks great.

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  30. Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69' looks awesome ..really excited for this lippie

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  31. I would love to try the Kiehl's lip balm, because Kiehl's has the best in skincare, but I have never been able to afford anything from that store.

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  32. I love White Elephant gift exchanges. These are great ideas for good gifts, too. People will be fighting over them. LOL
    Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - hope to see you link up again this week on Friday!

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  33. I would say the Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69'!

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  34. I'm most excited about the NYX Butter Gloss in 'Cranberry Biscotti'.

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  35. Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69'

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  36. I'm excited about the Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69'.

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  37. I'm most excited about Kiehl's Lip Balm.

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  38. NYX Butter Gloss in 'Cranberry Biscotti'

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  39. Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in 'Cava'! <3

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  40. They all sound splendid, but NYX Butter Gloss in 'Cranberry Biscotti' has the best name for the holidays.

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  41. I'm most excited about the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Cava!!

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  42. I'm excited about Dirty Little Secret Matte Liquid Lip in 'Phantom'.

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  43. I'm excited about the Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69.

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  44. Urban Decay Revolution lipgloss!

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  45. The bite beauty lippies is what attracts me

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  46. I'd be most excited for the Bite crayon!

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  47. most excited about the bite lippie!! my fav brand!

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  48. amazing, I love these brands

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  49. The Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon from Bite Beauty, heard so much about it. Also the Colorpop Lippie Stix, I've never tried that brand either, would love to try the formula.

    (Rosie A)

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  50. I'm excited for Urban Decay!!!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  51. Colour Pop Lippie Stix in 'Night Owl'

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  52. Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in 'Cava'

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  53. NYX Butter Gloss in 'Cranberry Biscotti

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  54. I'm most excited for the Smashbox Liquid Lippie!!

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  55. I'm excited about Urban Decay 69 and Colorpop in Plastics! A bright and a dark!

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  56. I love all of theses items... especially for Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer with SPF 15.. <3

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  57. thank you so much for doing this awesome giveaway! I'd be most excited to win the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in 'Cava' because I really want to try their formula:)

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  58. thanks for the awesome giveaway. I mean who want a chapped lips on this fall season probably no one. Fingers crossed. Looking forward to win. Any thing that you would like to gift me will be worth it. XOXOXOXOXOX

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  59. Lip sticks or I should say lip products such as lipstick, lip pencils, lip crayons, etc have been my favorite beauty products forever. I would love all of these but especially would look forward to trying the Bite Beauty crayon and the Color Pop lippies because I have not tried any of these. Thanks so much for your generosity.

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  60. I m most exicted about urban decay revolution lip gloss

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  61. Bite Beauty Cava is so right up my alley!

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  62. I am most excited about the simply awesome Urban decay brand! Thanks and a very well done for these great gift ideas!!

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  63. Colourpop plastics. I love a bold lip!

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  64. I love a good lip balm. Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer with SPF 15

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  65. I am super excited to try the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon.
    deannankeller@yahoo.com

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  66. I'm most excited for the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in 'Cava'. I've never tried Bite Beauty lipsticks before, but I've heard that they're amazing and I'd love to give it a try.

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  67. Dirty Little Secret Matte Liquid Lip in 'Phantom'

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  68. I am most excited about Colour Pop lippies!

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  69. I am most excited about the NYX Butter Gloss in 'Cranberry Biscotti'

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  70. I would be most excited to win the the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon.

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  71. i would be the most thankful person in the world if i get to win Ralph Lauren Pouch.. ^_^

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  72. I'd love the NYX gloss, the color is beautiful!

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  73. Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in '69'

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  74. I can't wait to try Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick sample in 'Driver's Seat'

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  75. I'm most excited about the Colour Pop items.

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  76. Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in 'Cava'

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  77. Dirty Little Secret Matte Liquid Lip in 'Phantom'! For sure!

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  78. I am pumped about the Bite Beauty matte lip crayon!

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  79. I'm most excited to try theColor Jolt Intense Lip Paint.

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  80. I am most excited about the Kiehl's Lip Balm!
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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