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13 offbeat Cyber Monday Amazon deals for your Secret Santa or stocking stuffer gifts

These doodads from Amazon make great novelty gifts for your White Elephant exchange, or the person in your life who has everything.
Written by Alison DeNisco Rayome, Managing Editor

We've found some strange little odds and ends you can buy as gifts on sale ahead of Black Friday.


Cyber Monday sales are officially here, which means you may be looking out for the perfect gifts for your family, friends, and coworkers. While some people on your list may be getting a big-ticket item like a phone or a tablet, if you're participating in a Secret Santa or white elephant exchange, looking for a stocking stuffer, or just trying to find something unique for the person who has everything, it can be more of a challenge to find a good gift. But don't worry -- we've got a list for you.

Also: The best Cyber Monday deals: Live updates 

We've rounded up interesting little doodads and gadgets that you can find on sale on Amazon right now that would make great novelty gifts, most of which are around $20. You can also check out our picks for the best Cyber Monday deals overall, and the best deals from AmazonBest Buy, Walmart, and Sam's Club.

Best weird Cyber Monday deal gift ideas

When is Black Friday 2023?

Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday is Friday, Nov. 24, 2023.

How did we choose these Black Friday deals?

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We also looked over customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the deals we're recommending. Our recommendations may also be based on our own testing -- in addition to extensive research and comparison shopping. The goal is to deliver the most accurate advice to help you shop smarter. 

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