Best White Elephant Gifts for Booklovers

Best White Elephant Gifts for Booklovers


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Happy holidays from LitJoy! Do you have a white elephant gift exchange party coming up this holiday season? The white elephant gift exchange, or Yankee Swap, is a party game where everyone brings a gift, then the partygoers are able to “steal” each other’s gifts. If you're looking for the best gifts for your white elephant gift exchange, LitJoy has plenty of amazing bookish items that no one will want to give up! Our bookish items are beautiful, useful, and fit within any budget, making them the perfect white elephant gift.

Teacups, bowls, blankets, enamel pins, patches, mugs, bookmarks, book sleeves, puzzles, and more— we have it all! Read on to find LitJoy's list of perfect white elephant gift exchange gifts that ware sure to be conversation starters at your next holiday party.

Stationery Supplies

  • Washi Tape: You can never have too much washi tape and these are no exception! Now you can wrap your gifts or seal your cards with a little something extra.
  • Wuthering Heights Notebook Set: The beautiful gold-metallic printing on these notebooks highlights the stunning artwork in our special edition of Wuthering Heights.
  • Emma Clipboard and Notepad: Need something beautiful, useful, and bookish? We have you covered! This adorable clipboard and notepad feature a quote from a classic favorite, Emma.
  • Police Box Light Up Pen: Travel throughout the universe with The Doctor in his time machine and spacecraft using this Police Box Light Pen!
  • Feather Quill Pen: Presenting . . . the Feather Quill Pen! Need to write a list or dash off a note to one of your suitors? We have you covered! This "quill" pen is the perfect tool for all notes!

Emma Clipboard and Notepad

Emma Clipboard and Notepad

$5.00 $8.00

Need something beautiful, useful, and bookish? We have you covered with this Emma Clipboard and Notepad! This adorable clipboard features a quote from a classic favorite, Emma. And the notepad has 30 sheets of cute paper with a similar design.… read more

Practical, yet Beautiful

  • Little Women Travel Sewing Kit: You might not get to live in the same time period as the March sisters in Little Women, but that doesn't mean you can't be accomplished too!
  • A Little Princess Wooden Bookmark: This A Little Princess Wooden Bookmark will bring you back to your childhood. Like Sara Crewe, we all have stories that make us who we are, and there's nothing wrong with a little bit of magic.
  • Hamilton Wooden Bookmark: This fun woodmark is a nod to arguably the most popular Broadway production of recent years, Hamilton! This bookmark reminds us to not pass up our opportunities, and even when there are a million books you haven't read—just you wait, just you wait.
  • The Secret Garden Coin Purse: This whimsical coin pouch features all of the elements that remind us of the classic children's book, The Secret Garden!
  • Bridgerton Lip Balm: Whet your Whistle(down) with this Bridgerton Lip Balm! This flavor was inspired by the Queen's Regency Era ball beverage favorite: lemonade.

Just For Fun

  • Reading Journal: A must for every reader! The Perfect way to track and review all the books you read! This journal comes in 3 colors: Blush Pink, Sea Blue, and Dark Forest Green.
  • Wonderland Puzzle: Don't be late for this very important date with a gorgeous puzzle! You'll love the adorable Alice's Adventures in Wonderland design as you piece together this quirky, beautiful puzzle, look closely at every detail and easter egg hidden within!
  • Gray Wizard Acrylic Sign: Wielding his sword and staff, our favorite wizard hero stands boldly as the wizard all legends after him follow. His magic flows through each weapon, making his foes tremble.
  • One More Page Patch: Celebrate reading with this fun embroidered iron-on patch! Who hasn't said, "Just one more page!" when reading a favorite book? Now you don't have to say it, you can just wear it and keep right on reading!
  • Claire's Highland Blend Tea Tin: Use Claire's Highland Blend Tea Tin and sip on your own cup of herbal tea while reading your favorite book or watching and rewatching your favorite swoon-worthy highlander couple.

Reading Journal

Reading Journal

$24.99

A must for every reader! The Perfect way to track and review all the books you read! This Reading Journal comes in 3 colors: Blush Pink, Sea Blue, and Dark Forest Green. The interior of every journal is the same.  What's inside: This… read more

Wonderland Puzzle

Wonderland Puzzle

$10.00 $15.00

Buy One Puzzle, Get One Puzzle Free*  Don't be late for this very important date with a gorgeous Wonderland Puzzle! You'll love the adorable Alice's Adventures in Wonderland design as you piece together this quirky, beautiful puzzle. Look closely at… read more

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