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    19 Gifts That Are Practical...But Also Super Petty

    These gifts are ALL petty AF.

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    1. A set of makeup-removing cloths for inspiring the makeup lover in your life who loves to sleep in their makeup to stop committing that skincare no-no.

    The set includes three machine-washable cloths.

    The wipes will quickly and gently banish makeup products, oil, and dirt from your fave makeup lover’s skin and save them from spending money on makeup remover wipes or cotton pads.

    Promising review: “I was skeptical of these. But now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they're pretty impressive when it comes to taking off all of my makeup in a couple of swipes — including waterproof eyeliner and mascara. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads.” —RachelM

    Get them from Amazon for $2.97.

    2. A collapsible bread box so tying the bread bag in a knot won’t be the only strategy your roomie or partner uses to keep your loaves fresh.

    The bread box is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free, and expands to fit various loaf sizes. It also features air vents you can adjust to keep your bread fresh and closes with magnetic snaps.

    Promising review: “I’ve been baking bread for quite a while now. And until I got this bread keeper, my bread would go stale in about three days, if I left it out. I could extend it to four days, if I put it in a plastic bag. But there would definitely be mold by the fifth day. But with this bread keeper, I've seemed to be able to keep bread fresh for over a week. The crust definitely gets soft. But there is no mold. And after about 10 days, it is only stale around the edges.” —Casen Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $19.28.

    3. A lovely eyelash storage case so your bestie won’t have to hunt down a rogue falsie ever again.

    Promising review: "This is so cute and convenient. I like to save money by reusing my old eyelashes and I never have anywhere to put them when I'm not using them. This works great and it has a mirror, which sold me!" —Faith Furrow

    Get it from Amazon for $0.45.

    4. A fabulous bamboo cheese board set with a slide-out drawer so you can finally retire that boring old plain plate you use for your fromage displays. #NoJudgment though.

    The set includes the drawer and four knives. 

    Promising review: “I finally had the opportunity to use this last weekend. It's so cool and amazing. I was able to place three different types of crackers, and two small containers of dip, cheese squares, and salami on the top area. Trust me. It's pretty spacious. The bamboo feels really sturdy. And when it came time to wash it, I used very little water and dried it off using paper towels. I recommend this product if you love to host parties or if you just simply enjoy placing some cheese and crackers out to munch on.” —Lizbeth Gallegos

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    5. A pretty Disney wall calendar you can mark your birthday on before giving it away so the recipient will have no excuse for forgetting your b-day ever again — at least not this year.

    Every month features a full-color Thomas Kinkade image.

    Promising review: “I love this calendar! It’s exactly what I expected, and the artwork is gorgeous. It’s definitely worth the price and makes a great gift for kids and adults.” —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $10.33.

    6. A simple but effective Timex digital watch for anyone who could use a little help with regularly arriving on time.

    Promising review: “It was quick and easy to set up the watch's time and date upon arrival. It feels comfortable. And while I am slow in removing the watch, in avoidance of possibly tearing it apart, the watch has yet to strap onto my arm hairs and cause pain like the many other watches I've had. Therefore, I'd recommend this watch to those with hairy arms, too. It’s cheap, smooth, and worth the buy.” —Luis

    Get it from Amazon for $29.25+ (available in three colors).

    7. A fast-heating travel steamer for help knocking wrinkles out of the clothes of that person in your life who REFUSES to use an iron.

    Promising review: “I bought this steamer because I travel a lot for work and needed a quicker, easier option than hotel irons. This steamer has perfectly suited my needs. It's lightweight, compact, and still very powerful. It heats up literally within two minutes and offers up plenty of steam! Not to mention it comes with a drawstring carrying pouch. Now I can show up to work and look presentable rather than a rumpled mess that stumbled off a red-eye flight.” —RJunkie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    8. An octopus key holder so your housemate's keys will always be just a tentacle away — and not tossed somewhere they can’t find them.

    The key holder includes six hooks.

    Promising review: “I bought this as a gift for my brother and his new wife after they encountered an octopus in Hawaii. What was supposed to be a gag gift turned into a very nice key holder. It's heavy, quality-made, and they loved it. It is not a small piece!” —Lizzie 

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

    9. A sleek set of Sonos Original Play:1 speakers for anyone who needs an upgrade from the worn-out Bluetooth speakers they purchased years ago.

    The Sonos Play:1 speakers are compact and allow you to play different songs in different rooms at the same time. You can also stream music from services like Amazon Music, Pandora, Apple Music, and Spotify. And you can pair the speakers over Wi-Fi for an amazing surround-sound experience.

    Promising review: "Right now, we use a pair of PLAY:1’s in my wife's sewing room, a single PLAY:1 in our bedroom and living room, and a PLAY:3 in our family room. They all sound great with our music collection, Spotify, or Pandora.” —Troy

    Get them from Amazon for $149 each (available in two colors) or a set of two from Sonos for $298 (available in two colors).

    10. A Tooletries case so you can secure your sweetie's toiletries and avoid the leaking shampoo bath your suitcase got on your last couple's getaway.

    The silicone bag is leak-resistant and very easy to clean off. So no more surprises in your suitcase once you reach your destination.

    Promising review: “This bag is the best! It's waterproof and very strong. I’d recommend buying this bag!” —Jay

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    11. An extraordinarily cool Marshall bar fridge perfect for amping up a game room, dorm room, or really any room that needs a little touch of rock 'n' roll style.

    The fridge might just motivate your significant other, roommate, or best friend to FINALLY toss that gross mini fridge we ALL know you hate.

    Promising review: “This fridge has been a great addition to my rock bar. I love that people come in thinking I have a real Marshall amp, only to have me open the door and hand them a beer. I have had it for three years with no issues at all.” —Dave Rich

    Get it from Amazon for $349.99+ (available in two sizes).

    12. A portable luggage scale so your travel buddy can finally STOP holding you up at the check-in counter due to their luggage being overweight — AGAIN.,

    Promising review: “I’m so lucky to have found this scale. Since I bought it, I haven’t had to deal with any oversight luggage at the airport. And no matter where I go, this is always in my bag.” —Ghie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A Buffy the Vampire Slayer box set that'll school your crew on one of the originators of the slay.

    I know your besties think they are the baddest. But Buffy will remind them of what TRUE fierceness is. The DVD set includes all seven seasons of the hit show, an official Buffy Dark Horse collectible comic book, and a coloring sheet.

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $147.94.

    14. A set of Pyrex containers to end the mismatched madness happening inside your kitchen cabinet.

    The battle to find the right top for your storage containers ends TODAY.

    The 18-piece set is microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe. It includes one 1-cup round, one 6-cup rectangle, one 7-cup round, two 2-cup round, two 4-cup rounds, and two 3-cup rectangle containers. Lids included for each.


Promising review: “We really like these rectangular glass storage containers. We have several sets and these were a nice addition. The covers fit snugly and they nest together for storage when not being used. Rectangular containers take up less space than round ones and are more stable to stack. We really like these.” —Dabuck 

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    15. An investment-worthy iRobot Braava robot mop you can count on to do the mopping you know they aren't going to.

    It’s recommended you use mild solutions or just tap water with the mop. The mop tracks its path around your home using the included NorthStar Navigation Cube, which works like an indoor GPS to clean your floors. It features two mop modes: dry sweeping or damp mopping. And the mop’s Turbo-Charge Cradle recharges the Braava in just two hours. The mop comes with two reusable microfiber cleaning cloths – one dry sweeping cloth and one damp mopping cloth.

    Promising review: “I absolutely love this product! I use it to clean up after 2-year-olds and two dogs. It does a thorough job. I had the older model for almost 10 years before it died. I truly love this product!” —Lisa J

    Get it from Amazon for $254.99.

    16. A personalized copy of My Golden Ticket that’ll make your book-hating buddy of any age give a fiction title a try — especially since it’s about THEM taking a trip to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

    The details of each book are personalized with the recipient's name, leading to an exciting journey as they explore Willy Wonka’s factory with each flip of the page.

    Get it from Wonerbly for $34.99.

    17. A Loupedeck photo-editing console so your favorite photog can get those snaps of you finished just a little faster.

    The Loupedeck works with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 or Adobe Photoshop CC, and features dials and wheels for specific editing tasks. It includes controls for adjusting photo details like exposure, clarity, image ratings, contrast, and tint. You can also program preset buttons to fit your editing needs. It connects to your computer using a USB 2.0 interface, and replaces both your standard keyboard and mouse. Check out a Loupedeck tutorial on YouTube here.

    Promising review: “I have been using this product for several months with Lightroom Classic CC and have edited in excess of 2,500 photos with it. So far, it has worked very well. I have had a few minor issues, that I believe were likely the fault of Lightroom being buggy and not the Loupedeck. That said, anytime I have contacted Loupedeck support, they have always returned my request in less than 24 hours and have successfully put me back to work. As for the operation, I have found the dials and wheels to work as expected and to be a welcome replacement for the mouse pick on slider routine. The controls on the Loupedeck allow for very precise control of the adjustment sliders. I would recommend this product to anyone that spends a lot of time sorting and editing photos in Lightroom Classic CC.” —Mark

    Get it from B&H Photo for $129.

    18. A Winc Wine Club subscription so the super-picky wine aficionado in your life can discover some tasty new vino based on their particular tastes. We see you, wine snobs.

    Winc sends you a questionnaire to get a sense of your flavor profile and ensure the wine you receive fits your personal tastes. You will then be able to choose four wines of your choice, and you'll get free shipping on all orders of four or more wines.

    You can read a review of Winc here.

    Get it from Winc starting at $13 per wine bottle.

    19. A Nikon D5300 DSLR camera — with built-in Wi-Fi — to seriously upgrade anyone's image quality and put their janky old throwback digital camera to rest.

    The camera features a 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, 39-point AF system with 3D tracking and 3D matrix metering II, 5 frames per second continuous shooting, ISO 100 - 12800 (Expandable to 25600), 3.2” Vari-angle LCD with 1,037,000 dots, 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p) and 720 (60p, 50p) HD video (H.264/MPEG-4), built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.


Promising review: “The D5300 is not a camera for sports, when rushed or in demanding conditions and you are gambling when you change away from Center AF point. Many consumer cameras like to claim performance in this fast-action realm, but no. If it's not pro gear it will suck at sports and tracking a subject. Always has been and likely always will be the case. However, for general photography, landscape, portraiture/still life, macro, time-lapse, etc. the D5300 creates stunningly sharp and colorful images able to be painlessly enlarged to enormous proportions. I wouldn't hesitate to print 3-foot x 2-foot (that is 36x the size of a 4-inch x 6-inch) prints. And that would be essentially pixelation-free. 6-foot x 4-foot would still look fantastic.” —7

    Get it from Amazon for $378+ (available in three colors).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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