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27 Amazing Gifts That Are Actually Useful

Presents that won't end up collecting dust in a corner.

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5. A gorgeous phone case for your friend who has a mineral collection that would rival Hank Schrader's.

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.


12. A "minimergency" kit that'll help out your roommate who tends to be clumsy (and forgetful) AF.

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.

15. A ~magical~ defrosting tray for the father who isn't a big believer in the whole "patience is a virtue" thing.

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.

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.


23. A wireless Bluetooth speaker for your friend who spends a lot of time hanging out at the park with his pooch.

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.

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