The White Elephant Gift You Should Give This Year, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
White elephant gift exchanges—aka Yankee Swap, Dirty Santa or a host of other specialized names—are one of the best parts of holiday season.
Usually played among friends, this type of gift-giving involves a game-like exchange where everyone involved brings a fun, often impractical gift. Then, the presents are chosen, opened and stolen at random as all the parties vie to walk away with the best item.
Thankfully, since you don't know who will be on the receiving end of your present, white elephant exchanges allow you to choose a gift that's a little more reflective of your personality. But how do you know which quirky gift really captures you? The stars can help.
Keep scrolling for the white elephant gift you should give this year, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Nope, Not Today T-Shirt ($18)
Although you're energetic and enthusiastic, you're also known for your impatience, Aries. You don't have time for anything you deem ridiculous or annoying, and you have a tendency to get easily frustrated. Although you often struggle to contain your anger, this Nope, Not Today T-shirt is the perfect way to represent your snappy personality. It's universally stylish and hilarious, but your pals will also think of your short-tempered nature every time they put it on.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Premium Oval Makeup Brush Set ($15)
Even though you're well-grounded and thoughtful, Taurus, you're also known for being a little materialistic. You're an Earth sign, after all, and you love to be surrounded by beautiful things. With these premium oval makeup brushes, you can give your pals the opportunity to be just as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. Plus, who wouldn't love a brand new set of makeup brushes? It's a practical and worldly gift, just like you.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Chill Pills Phone Case ($9)
As the most communicative sign in all the zodiac, Gemini, your phone is basically your best friend. You can't go anywhere without it, and you struggle to put it down for even a moment, even if it's just to eat. While it's almost concerning how much you love your device, it also means a phone accessory is the perfect option for your white elephant gift. This Chills Pills Phone Case captures your device addiction, and it reminds your friends to take a deep breath when things are getting stressful.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Cactus-Shaped Coasters ($14)
Sensitive and caring as you are, Cancer, you have a deep appreciation for art. You're very in touch with your emotions, so you're easily able to see the deeper meaning behind each piece and connect with it in a way others just can't. While these cactus coasters might not have a deeper meaning, they'll definitely look artistic in your friend's home. Not only does this gift capture your appreciation for all things crafty, it's also useful, practical and just plain cute.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Sloth-Shaped Mug ($16)
Considering you're known for being such a cheerful and dominant personality, Leo, it's a little known fact that you also have quite the lazy side. If you're not in the mood to do something, and you can't convince anyone else to do it for you, it simply isn't going to be done. Considering that element of your personality, this sloth-shaped mug is the perfect gift to represent you. It's quirky and cute with a surprisingly practical purpose that captures a little-known part of your nature—it's literally everything you could want out of a white elephant gift.
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Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): Tweexy Wearable Nail Polish Bottle Holder ($9)
You're all about practicality and function, Virgo. With your keen attention to detail, only you would think of the Tweexy Wearable Nail Polish Bottle Holder. It's essentially a ring that slips onto your fingers, holding your nail polish in place and allowing you to perfect your manicure, no matter where you are. It's the gift your friends never knew they needed, and they'll thank you for buying it for them.
Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): Cat Himalayan Salt Lamp ($29)
Oh, Libra. Despite your peaceful and indecisive nature, your ruling planet is Venus, which means you're drawn to expensive, material things. This can get tricky in a white elephant exchange, where the maximum amount you can spend is usually pretty low. Thankfully, this mini color-changing Himalayan salt lamp might be enough to tickle your fancy. With its adorable look and the added benefit of removing air pollutants, you can get your pals a gift that looks costly without stepping over the spending budget.
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Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): You've Just Been Poisoned Mug ($14)
Oh, Scorpio—you're the leader of the zodiac when it comes to mystery and confusion. No one ever knows what to expect from you, which makes your dark sense of humor all the more terrifying. Give your pals the opportunity to capture your mysterious side this Christmas with this You've Been Poisoned Mug. It's definitely dark, but your friends are guaranteed to chuckle when they open it. However, whether they're laughing out of joy of fear, we'll never be sure.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Whatever I'm Late Anyway Wall Clock ($18)
You're known for your free-thinking mindset, Sagittarius. While that means you're always down for a new adventure, it also means you have absolutely no concept of time. You're chronically late to everything, no matter how much time you may have had to prepare. Capture your annoying habit this Christmas with this quirky wall clock. Even if your friends happen to be on time, it's a cute and fun decoration for any bedroom that will always have them thinking of you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Bear Mop Slippers ($13)
You're known for your neat and tidy approach to—well, pretty much everything in your life, Capricorn. You like a lot of order and discipline, but you're not above having fun, especially if you can also accomplish things in the process. These adorable Bear Mop Slippers are the perfect representation of you. Not only are they cozy and cute, they're also highly functional. They clean your floors, keep your feet warm and add some style to your day. Basically, they're the perfect practical gift that anyone would love.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Michael Scott Wayne Gretzky Quote Poster ($15)
You're all about inspiration and pushing people to be their best, Aquarius. However, even though your humanitarian nature wants you to help everyone you possibly can, you're not above including a bit of humor in your encouragement. This Michael Scott Wayne Gretzky poster is the perfect gift for you to bring to your white elephant party, especially if your pals are fans of The Office. It's simultaneously inspirational and hilarious, guaranteeing that it'll be stolen at least a few times.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Magic 8 Ball ($6)
You're quite the little dreamer, Pisces. You have an imaginative brain that often leaves you with your head up in the clouds. Since you're not very good at existing in the present moment, you tend to put a lot of stock in things outside your control. This handy-dandy Magic 8 Ball is perfectly representative of you. But don't think of it as a simple gadget. You're giving your pals the gift of constant advice, which feeds right into your helpful nature. Take a break from your constant guidance and let the 8 ball do your work for a while—you'll get some rest and your pals will still be taken care of.
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