35 celebrity-inspired white elephant gifts anyone would love for 2023

Looking for a present pick that’ll be the life of the party?

Whether you’re gearing up for a Secret Santa with friends or a white elephant gift exchange with co-workers, picking a crowd-pleasing present can be a challenge.

But there’s no need to scour the internet for hours on end; call it a wrap (literally) on your shopping early with these 45 picks inspired by pop culture and celebrities.

From Oprah’s “favorite” kitchen gadgets to cute socks sure to knock their socks off, read on for present-swap picks that everyone will want to steal.

(Plus, check out our guide to the best stocking stuffers for more present inspiration.)


When it comes to kitchen goods, nothing says luxury quite like celeb-loved Le Creuset. And while the viral kitchenware brand’s larger dutch ovens will cost you hundreds, this petite version on sale at QVC is a more budget-friendly buy that’s still every bit as chic.

A green candle

Make it smell like Christmas year-round with this pine-scented candle from Oprah’s 2022 “Favorite Things” list.

An Apple AirTag

Sometimes a practical present becomes the star of the swap — and Apple AirTags, which can help keep track of your items, are sure to be a winner.

A Wordle Party Game

Even celebrities are hooked on Wordle; Ben Affleck once told the Hollywood Reporter he shared a “celebrity word game” with famous friends Matt Damon, Jason Bateman and Bradley Cooper.

For a giftee that’s equally obsessed, this card set is perfect for playing with friends IRL.

A Bombas sock set with three socks in a pink and blue box

Bombas’ soft socks, a favorite of stars like Zac Efron, come in a slew of swappable sets — including this one printed with adorable animals.

Sol de Janeiro set
Sol de Janeiro

Stars love Sol de Janeiro’s sweet-smelling fragrances and body cream; Alix Earle’s spritzes on the brand’s body mist, while Blake Lively, Dua Lipa and Selena Gomez are all fans of its cult-favorite Bum Bum Cream.

A lilac 30 oz. Stanley Tumbler

It’s hard to scroll social media without spotting these viral cups, which have even found fans in stars like Olivia Rodrigo, Adele and Carrie Underwood.

white plush towels
Cozy Earth

HGTV star Nate Berkus once told us white towels make the perfect presents because “people don’t buy towels for themselves that often, so it’s a really practical, luxurious gift.”

Consider picking up this extra-soft set from Oprah-approved Cozy Earth.

Potty Mints
Potty Mints

Brooke Shields is making things minty fresh for the holidays — and not with candy canes. The star told us she was stocking up on these dissolvable air fresheners ahead of the holidays in 2022, raving, “They really do work.”

Crest Whitestrips

Another practical present sure to have them smiling? Whitening strips from Alix Earle- and Ashley Graham-approved Crest. Erin Andrews told us she loves stuffing stockings with teeth whitener kits, and who are we to argue?

Three pack of hand sanitizer

For a small gift to keep on hand, consider picking up Touchland’s misting sanitizer. From Kesha to Kate Hudson to North West, stars — and TikTok — can’t get enough of the brand.

An ornament that says "I Survived Scandoval" in red

For a “Vanderpump Rules”-loving friend group that kept up with every headline, this ornament from celeb-loved BaubleBar is destined to be a hit.

A box of Milk Bar cookies
Milk Bar

Nothing says Christmas treats quite like milk (bar) and cookies. Taylor Swift received one of the brand’s famous cakes from Karlie Kloss in 2016, and once even told Vogue it was the best birthday cake she’d ever had.

“It was for my 25th birthday, and it was so good that even Jay-Z raved about it,” she recalled.

Money Can't Buy You Class candle

Money can’t buy you class … but it can buy you this candle from Literie’s Bravo collaboration, inspired by “Real Housweives of New York” star Luann de Lesseps’ iconic song of the same name.

A polka dotted planner
Sugar Paper

Another sweet gift? Cute stationery or planners from Sugar Paper, a brand beloved by stars like Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Gray Dearfoams Slippers

While picking up a pair of celebrity-loved Uggs might put you over your swap’s price limit, these Oprah-approved booties ring in at under $30.

“Some days you need your slippers to go the distance, like from the house to the mailbox,” Winfrey wrote on her 2022 “Favorite Things” list. “With quilted nylon on the outside and memory foam insoles, this plush pair, perfect for both moms and dads, makes it feel like you’re walking on a cloud.”

Espresso glasses

Another supermodel-approved pick? These coffee cups, which Brooke Shields told us make for a great gift.

 “I absolutely love them — they keep your coffee hot but don’t burn your fingers.”

A knitted pink beanie
Roq Innovation

Combine style and safety with these light-up beanies, another of Oprah’s famed “favorites.”

A Truff White Truffle Set

What do Kim Kardashian and Oprah have in common (besides their mogul status, that is)? Both are fans of Truff. The latter included this set on her “Favorite Things” list, while Kardashian’s private equity firm recently invested in the company.

A cityscape puzzle

Still puzzled over what to get? Jiggy’s adult puzzles come with glue so you can repurpose them as frame-worthy art once finished.

A stemless wine glass holder

For those who love chilling out with a glass of wine, this Oprah-approved, refreezable cradle is designed to keep beverages at the perfect temperature.

An ornament filled with Slip silk scrunchies

From Taylor Swift to Hailey Bieber, countless stars have been spotted wearing Slip’s anti-breakage silk scrunchies.

a gift card that says "Dinner On Me"

On (Door)Dasher, on Dancer! If you’re still stumped on what to get, consider a crowd-pleasing gift card. (Dolly Parton loves getting them in her stocking, and we know she’s not alone.)

A camera

For those in their Swiftie era — and hoping to re-ceate the polaroid photos the pop star’s long loved — this instant camera makes for a memorable present pick.

A boxed set of Sephora face masks

While it’s rare to find a gift that’ll please everyone, this set of Sephora masks — similar to the brand’s cucumber variety Selena Gomez has used — is certainly close.

A brown wallet

For present swaps without a cash limit, consider a luxe wallet like this Tyler Cameron favorite.

Barefoot Dreams socks

Treat their feet to oh-so-soft socks from this Oprah- and Hailey Bieber-loved brand.

An NFL-themed golf ball gift set

Want to be the GOAT of your preset swap? Tom Brad’s Amazon store includes these NFL golf balls, available in options for a range of teams.

A personalized keychain set

Martha Stewart knows the key to selecting a great gift. And the domestic doyenne’s Etsy picks for this year include these chic keychains, which can be customized with words or names.

A set of Olive and June holiday nail polish
Olive and June

Nail the holiday gift-getting assignment with a festive manicure set from Rebecca Minkoff-loved Olive and June.

Gray Ugg mittens

Dwyane Wade once told Page Six Style he’s obsessed with Ugg, which makes more budget-friendly gloves and hats in addition to its signature sheepskin shoes.

“They are so comfortable and warm,” the basketball star raved in 2017. “You want to go everywhere with them, like a best friend.”

A set of 12 Betty Buzz soda cans
Betty Buzz

Whether you’re gearing up for Dry January or simply picking up a sweet treat, Blake Lively’s Betty Buzz brand sells plenty of gift-ready soda sets.

A white Bandolier phone case

Bandolier’s long list of A-list devotees includes everyone from Taylor Swift to Madonna to Bethenny Frankel — and its signature crossbody cases are perfect for that stylish pal who’s always misplacing her phone.

A white tote bag with blue piping and striped handles
Brouk and Co.

“Doesn’t it look like a more expensive bag?” Oprah asked of this tote on her 2023 “Favorite Things” list. “It’s just right for the person in your life who needs to schlep a lot of stuff.”

Stars like Kourtney Kardashian swear by these gummies for a sweet treat with less sugar.