Invited to a white elephant party and have no idea what to bring? Never fear, because these 25 bookish white elephant gifts under $15 will thrill any avid reader. Whether your workplace is full of book nerds or you're trading gifts with your old school friends, these gifts are sure to get you plenty of accolades from the crowd.
A holiday staple these days, white elephant parties are the perfect way to have fun exchanging gifts with others. You don't have to stress about finding a thoughtful present for one person in the office — just show up with a fun, wrapped gift and you're good to go! Pick something everyone likes, such as a coffee mug or decorative object, or bring an outright weird gift to get a lot of laughs. There's really no wrong way to do it!
No matter if this is your first white elephant party or you're an old hand at swapping holiday gifts, the 25 bookish items on the list below are perfect trinkets that won't break the bank. I've picked out coffee mugs, tote bags, journals, and more to make you a gift-giving success at your next white elephant party.
Book Hangover Mug
Princess Leia Star Wars READ Journal
Book Nerd Pride Tote
Black Women Writers Mug
Available in two sizes from $15, this gorgeous and fun mug features black-and-white headshots of your favorite black women writers, including Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor, and Roxane Gay. The design can even be customized to include a writer not previously featured!