Shopping·Posted on Dec 19, 201627 Amazing Gifts That Are Actually UsefulPresents that won't end up collecting dust in a corner.by Mallory McInnis (she/her)BuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Zoë Burnett We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Do your holiday shopping with BuzzFeed. Check out all of our gift guides here! Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed 1. A pair of platypus infusers for your grandmother who never starts (or ends) her day without a cup of Earl Grey. amazon.com Get them from Amazon for $9.99. 2. A soft pair of headphones for your cousin who never takes hers off (these will be a lot comfier than a typical pair when it comes to falling asleep at night). amazon.com Get them from Amazon for $34.53. 3. A yarn dispenser for the knitter in your life who's made you not one, not two, but THREE beautiful scarves over the years. amazon.com Get it from Amazon for $14.99. 4. Pencils that'll be sure to 🔥fire up🔥 your cubicle mate who always has the coolest shit on his desk. animicausa.com Get them from Animi Causa for $15.99. 5. A gorgeous phone case for your friend who has a mineral collection that would rival Hank Schrader's. freepeople.com Yeah, marble isn't a mineral, but here's betting that your mineral-adoring friend would *also* like this phone case.Get it from Free People for $38. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF AMC Don't roll your eyes at me, Hank. 6. A planter that 1) makes plants look like they're floating (cool!) and 2) allows you to see the ~growing~ process more clearly...roots and all (even cooler!). aplusrstore.com aplusrstore.com Get one from A+R for $25+. 7. A spray-paint-shaped shaker for your boyfriend who's turned making cocktails into an ~art~. amazon.com Get it from Amazon for $20.89. 8. A color-changing, USB-charging Bluetooth speaker alarm clock that'll make getting out of bed in the morning a *slightly* less terrible affair. amazon.com Get it from Amazon for $59.95. 9. An eyebrow essentials kit for your BFF at work who spends more time maintaining her arches than you do maintaining your actual on-top-of-your-head locks. click.linksynergy.com Get it from Anthropologie for $19.95. 10. A cactus jewelry stand for your bestie with an enviable accessory collection. amazon.com Get it from Amazon for $8.99. 11. A kitchen counter organizer that'll make cooking utensils look like they're part of a gigantic Swiss army knife. gnr8.biz Get it from Generate for $29. 12. A "minimergency" kit that'll help out your roommate who tends to be clumsy (and forgetful) AF. click.linksynergy.com The set includes a deodorant towelette, stain remover, dental floss, clear nail polish, breath freshener, a mending kit with a safety pin, double-sided tape strips, and more.Get it from Anthropologie for $21. 13. A cold-brew maker for anyone who drinks iced coffee year-round. amazon.com Get it from Amazon for $17.78. 14. A petite sticker-maker for the mom who somehow (somehow!) manages to do 4,000 things every day and still find time to put together beautiful scrapbooks. amazon.com amazon.com Get it from Amazon for $6.53. 15. A ~magical~ defrosting tray for the father who isn't a big believer in the whole "patience is a virtue" thing. amazon.com It doesn't use electricity or chemicals, and it works on steaks, pork chops, chicken breasts, and more.Get it from Amazon for $18.99. 16. And a microwave pasta maker for your brother who inherited your dad's "I ain't got time for that" mind frame. amazon.com It's so quick and doesn't cause noodles to get all mushy: just perfectly al dente and not stuck together.Get it from Amazon for $14.99. 17. Puzzle cord keepers that'll save anyone who receives them from the dreaded cord-untangling process. click.linksynergy.com Don't let hours of their lives slip away due to earbud knots.Get them from Anthropologie for $12. 18. An arm pillow for your cousin who is SO overworked that he needs to be able to catch a few winks whenever his schedule will allow it... even if that means on his desk. accessorygeeks.com Get it from Accessory Geeks for $16.99. 19. A miniature personal ceramic heater for anyone who's always cold. amazon.com amazon.com They can plug it in and place it right on a desk, end table, or nightstand. Get it from Amazon for $18.36 and check out more gifts for people who are always cold here. 20. A straining device for your aunt who always makes her own pasta sauce (or applesauce) from scratch. amazon.com Get it from Amazon for $55. 21. No-tie elastic laces to save everyone on your list from that loop, swoop, and pull nonsense. amazon.com amazon.com Get them on Amazon for $14.99 (available in over 20 different colors). 22. A flask for golfers who need to take a few swigs to relax out there on the green. shareasale.com Get it from All Modern for $33.99. 23. A wireless Bluetooth speaker for your friend who spends a lot of time hanging out at the park with his pooch. amazon.com amazon.com Don't know a pug fan? These adorable speakers are also available in panda, pig, cat, mouse, and bear form. Get it from Amazon for $24.99. 24. A foxy cheese grater that's as useful as it is cute. modcloth.com Get it from ModCloth for $14.99. 25. A set of wear-resistant packing cubes for frequent travelers. amazon.com amazon.com Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (available in seven different colors). 26. A handy headphone stand that also organizes cables and can charge up to three USB devices at once. amazon.com Get it from Amazon for $34.99. 27. A dressing maker for your co-worker who actually *likes* eating desk salads. amazon.com amazon.com It comes with a whisk-ball that emulsifies dressings as you shake up the bottle.Get it from Amazon for $17.99.