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    27 Home Products You May Never Ever Use, But Will Still Love Anyway

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    1. A hand-poured terrarium candle if you want to preserve at least one houseplant in your apartment. (Or literally burn through another one.)

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I have gotten these candles, either individually or as a set, as gifts for all of my candle-loving friends and family all over the US! I have sent them on multiple occasions for birthdays and 'thinking of yous'. Not only do recipients rave about the amazing smells, but also the overall beauty of the candles. The only downside is they're so pretty that they don't want to melt them." —Katie O

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25 (available in two styles).

    2. A desktop wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man you'll probably be able to learn a dance move or two from (but I also respect your decision to just stare at its lifeless body).,

    Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I'd have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness." —Robert Wurstner

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    3. A Moog synth vinyl record from the '70s designed to help houseplants grow, but if you don't have a record player — well, framing it on your wall will also do.

    Sacred Bones Records

    Promising review: "Finding this album has become a sort of mission for me after I heard it played at the Los Angeles Triforium Project's 60th anniversary of the Triforium. It's one of those memories that never fade, and after being enchanted with one of the songs on the album, the album had to be mine. It's just as great as I could hope it could be." —assoluto

    Get it from Amazon for $24.98.

    4. A coin bank so you can rest easy knowing you're saving money or lose sleep knowing you just fed a quarter to a cursed reptilian face.


    Promising review: "I bought this thing as a white elephant gift for work, not expecting it to be the hottest present in the room. This guy is freakishly adorable, especially when you start to feed it coins. It's a little wonky taking them and sometimes you have to mess with it a bit to get it to start chomping, but man.... it's so creepy with its little beady eyes and rubber skin. It's awesome." —Rich

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

    5. A monster colander if you prefer your kitchenware to be creepy-cute.


    Promising review: "My wife received this as an Xmas gift from myself, and she smiles every time she pulls it out from its home in the cabinet. That alone makes it worth five stars in my book, but it's also sized nicely (just slightly smaller than a standard colander), is made of very strong plastic, and has extremely expressive eyes, which make for great handles. What's not to like?" —Gentleman Rook

    Get it from Amazon for $19.20.

    6. A to-go box of food socks so your love for pizza can be made abundantly clear for any that dare question it.


    Get four pairs from Amazon for $25.99.

    7. A sculptural candle that's so fancy you probably won't even want to burn it.


    Get it from Sonomoma for $26.

    8. A small Greek column to display your air plant in like a Cultured Person or let the column stand on its own because it's already art.

    lilmaisons / Via Etsy

    Promising review: "Lovely planter! Looks perfect on a birch cubby shelf alongside the Venus de Milo planter." —Ornithopterx

    Get it from lilmaisons on Etsy for $18+ ($20 with airplant included).

    9. A set of geometric jewelry trays to encourage yourself to stay organized — there are fewer places to hide clutter in a small space, after all.


    Promising review: "I purchased these trays for food displays. They are thin and pretty small but everything looked great on them! They definitely can’t handle anything incredibly heavy so in the future I’d use them as decorative trays for utensils/napkins or cheese platters but you can’t beat the price. I love the colors." —melissa houghtalin

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88 (for a set of four).

    10. The World of Apartamento, a stunning coffee-table book that wrangles 10 years of inspiring interiors from the influential magazine. (A great flex for guests, even if you never crack it open!)


    Get it from Amazon for $39.36.

    11. A pair of oven mitts that'll make a great addition to you kitchen display even when they're not in use.


    Promising review: "These are very cute and well-made. I don’t usually use oven mitts because they are too bulky and stiff, it's so hard to get a good hold on pans; these are smaller and more like thick regular mittens, so they are easy and safe to use." —Yabbadabbadoo

    Get them from Amazon for $20 (available in two colors).

    12. A scratch-off world map to mark all the places you've visited. If you don't travel anywhere? Well, it's still a very nice map to hang on your wall.


    Promising review: "Best Amazon purchase I have made in my life. Makes traveling so much more exciting when you are scratching off states and countries you're visiting." —Sandra Duran

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    13. A beer cap map so you can turn your discarded caps into a tasteful showcase of your state's best bev offerings.,

    Mounting nails are included.

    Promising review: "Such a cute gift idea. Decided to fill ours with all beer caps local to our state. Makes an awesome piece of art for the home or office. The product is sturdy and well-crafted. The packaging was so thorough to ensure it arrived safely." —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in 51 styles).

    14. A dracula garlic chopper for cutting, dicing and mincing cloves (and keeping your hands from getting smelly). Let's face it: You most likely will not be mincing garlic every single day but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the company of this lad on your countertop.


    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my friend who is a fantastic cook — she uses fresh ingredients almost exclusively — but pressing fresh garlic is a task usually delegated. No longer! Gracula is there for her. She uses him nearly every time she needs garlic (which is basically daily) and months later still makes a point of saying how much she enjoys the gift. I'm pretty sure she likes it better than other gifts I've gotten her which were more expensive/thought out, and I'm fairly certain it's what took me from 'good friend' to 'best friend,' but it be that way sometimes." –L

    Get it from Amazon for $17.20.

    15. A house-shaped tissue box you might forget serves a very practical function because it's also an incredible piece of bathroom decor.


    Promising review: "I first spotted this at a swanky modern hotel room with all-white decor. I love how it hides an unsightly branded tissue box — it practically vanishes! It looks so cute with the tissue-y 'billow' of smoke, and is functional too. Every modern minimalist's dream." —nycgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $11.07.

    16. A set of pebble-style coat hooks to turn your wall storage into art. (No shame in leaving them completely bare, either.)

    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $24.99 (for three).

    17. A set of geometric coasters that — just guessing here — will probably look a lot better than having cup rings all over your nightstand.


    Promising review: "Very well built, color is amazing and packaging was nice too. Love Areaware products." —adamc328

    Get it from Amazon for $14.94+ (for a set of six; available in six colorways).

    18. A card-holding hedgehog that'll give you the poke you need to get organizing.


    Promising review: "I originally bought this little card holder for its cuteness, but it has become very useful. I also bought the armadillo card holder. Instead of using it for business cards, so far I have used it for mini Post-it Notes, which I constantly rely on for easy-access info. Before these card holders, all the overlapping Post-its lying on the table had left a sticky residue." —Consumericious

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in six colors and in hedgehog, armadillo, and turtle designs).

    19. A trio of whimsical cactus hooks that'll be anything but dry.

    Promising review: "This is adorable and fit perfectly in the space I needed it for. I am actually using it as a place my kids can hang their towels in their bathroom. We have a little bit of an unintentional cactus theme going on in there, so this was absolutely perfect. It came with all the right hardware and was easy for me to put up by myself." —Michelle Carriere

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    20. A geometric decanter that you can't go wrong with.


    Promising review: "I like interesting things and this is interesting. it doesn't look like your everyday decanter. It is unique and most people will not have this item. Can you imagine having it in different colors? What a display that would make!" —CoCo's Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $48+ (available in green, blue, and pink).

    21. A metallic-gold plated stainless steel pyramid that has a different grating function on every side.


    Promising review: "I like unusual/decorative kitchen accessories that look good on the counter so I can leave them out in easy reach and don't have to go digging for them. In addition to being decorative, they have to work great too. This shredder offers the best of both worlds. We used it today to make chile verde and it worked great. Be careful when you're taking it out of the package as it's a LOT sharper than I thought it would be. With that being said, the shredder is very easy to handle without splitting open your fingers thanks to the innovative design. Highly recommend whether you want to keep it on the counters or in the cabinets but definitely wash by hand to retain the finish." —Phoenix

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    22. A hand-built water fountain that'll create a peaceful vibe in any room — even when it's not running.

    Lily Clark

    Get it from Lily Clark for $295. (Check out the full collection of water fountains here.)

    23. A set of recycled record coasters for the person who will only interrupt their spiel about how music these days sucks to scold you for putting a glass on the table without a coaster.

    Promising review: "I love these recycled vinyl coasters. We get a lot of compliments on them. One friend liked them so much he took our set and purchased us a new set. He had to have them right then and there and couldn't wait for two-day shipping. They have held up nicely even with some abuse, like liquid sitting on them and children. I would/will purchase these again for myself and as gifts. —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.37 (for six).

    24. A gummy bear nightlight that'll make you howl with delight.


    Promising review: "Where has this nightlight been all my life!? I got it as a funny prop for my daughter's sixth grade science project and I now need to order five more for the rest of my kids. In particular, nap time for my 3-year-old is a ridiculous, arduous task every day. Now I just hand him the gummy bear light and he squeezes its tummy and he throws the blanket over his head and giggles and plays for a few minutes until he falls asleep. Just as the package indicates, it turns itself off after a while. It also has a DC adapter port on the back. I would definitely recommend this to everyone, even adults that like having a night light :)" —megan

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    25. A screaming goat figure that simply isn't afraid to say what we've all been thinking: AGHFEIODHUDGHHDGGGFHI!!!!!


    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    26. An oversized resin cob that'll prove corny isn't always so bad.

    Third Drawer Down

    Get it from Third Drawer Down for $109 ($155 AUD).

    27. And a beautiful wooden chess board for hanging on your wall — you never know when the mood will strike. Could be today, could be a few ~knights~ down the road.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $95.

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