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

These gifts are ALL practically petty.

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1. A set of mini vinyl coasters so cute your guests will actually notice their glasses have a place to sit, protecting your tables and countertops in style.

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The set includes six coasters, which feature a rubber strip to keep them from slipping.

Promising Review: “These are super cute, from the vintage inspired box they come in, to the cute names of the songs on the records. I love the weight of them, and the size. They're just really fun, and people love them.” —Bean

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 or Walmart for $14.33.

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

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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), Jet for $29.99, or Walmart for $30.55.

3. A gorgeous whiskey decanter set which'll dress up your next house party. Because whiskey from the liquor bottle isn’t as badass.

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The seven-piece set includes a whiskey decanter and six glasses. Both the decanter and glasses are dishwasher-safe.

Promising Review: “I bought this for a Dirty Santa game with friends. The look on everyone’s faces when it was opened was purely priceless. No one could believe I attained such a nice set for the price limits we had set. There was some fighting over this one, I’ll tell you that. Then I hear, it’s still in use today.” —Johnathon

Get the seven-piece set from Amazon for $18.95.

4. A set of affirmation cards to keep even your laziest friend motivated to complete at least one meaningful task each day.

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The 50-card set features some whimsical and fun affirmations to bring joy to the life of anyone who reads them.

Promising Review: “I love this. My sister gave them to me for Christmas. They're the perfect blend of deep and humorous. I like them so much!” —GlaNee

Get them from Amazon for $12.51.

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

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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 or Walmart for $129.99.

6. 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 amazingness.

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Hopefully the fridge will 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 $344.99+ (available in two sizes), Jet for $429.99, or Walmart for $429.

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7. A Tooletries case so you can secure your sweetie's toiletries, avoiding the leaking shampoo bath your suitcase received on your last couple's getaway.

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The silicone bag is leak-resistant and very easy to clean off. So no more surprises in your suitcase once you two 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 $19.43+ (available in five colors) or Walmart for $29.99.

8. A darling set of ribbed glasses if you refuse to take another sip of ANY beverage out of your bestie’s infinite collection of plastic cups.

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The set of four glasses is dishwasher-safe but not microwave-safe.

Get them from West Elm for $7.99 (available in four colors).

9. A Foundmi Wonder Woman tracker that can be attached to the phone, keyring, or even slipped into the wallet of the most forgetful person you know this side of Themyscira.

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The tracker will help ensure no more time is wasted looking for misplaced belongings. The tracker, which allows you to reverse-track your belongings, features a 95-decibel speaker and replaceable battery. It can also be integrated with your Amazon Alexa. And it includes a selfie mode, that’ll let you use the tracker as a remote shutter for your phone’s camera.

Get it from Target for $20 (also available in Superman and Batman).

10. A pretty set of stainless-steel kitchen utensils or copper-plated measuring spoons and cups, if the top chef in your life's kitchen tools are beyond bland.

The kitchen utensils are dishwasher-safe.

Promising Review: “I am very happy with this purchase and am obsessed with the copper and stainless-steel look! I recently had a housewarming party ,and many of my guests complimented me on my new utensils!” —Skye

The kitchen utensils are dishwasher-safe.

Promising Review: “I am very happy with this purchase and am obsessed with the copper and stainless-steel look! I recently had a housewarming party ,and many of my guests complimented me on my new utensils!” —Skye

11. An I Dew Care Mask kit so folks will stop feeling the need to borrow your sheet masks without asking.

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The 14-mask kit is a two-week regimen of hydrating and brightening sheet masks. The masks in the kit work to correct specific skin concerns, keeping your face looking healthy and moisturized.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $25.

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12. A pretty Disney wall calendar you can mark your birthday on before giving it away. This way, the recipient will have no excuse for forgetting your B-Day ever again — at least this year.

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Every month features a full-color Thomas Kinkade image.

Promising Review: “I love this calendar it! 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 $9.55, Jet for $9.55, or Walmart for $10.24.

13. A sleek bracelet flask that’ll make it just a little easier to sneak a little drinky-drink into your crew’s next concert or festival outing.

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No more fights over who’ll attempt to hide the airplane bottles for the group. Everyone can be responsible for their own libations. #CrisisAvoided

Promising Review: “This bangle is stylish, fun to wear, and utilitarian! What could be better?! Rose gold is my absolute fave and this compliments so many pieces I already wear. The volume of the flask is as listed, 4oz, which is about half of a typical, hand-held flask. I can’t wait to rock this out at my summer music festivals!” —Vicki Jones

Get it from Amazon for $24.02 (available in five colors).

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

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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 rounds, two 4-cup rounds, and two 3-cup rectangles. Lids included for each dish.

Get it from Amazon for $25.

15. A sleek set of Sonos PLAY:1 speakers if you feel the need for an upgrade from the worn-out bluetooth speaker you purchased years ago.

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The Sonos Play:1 speakers are compact and allow you to play different songs in different rooms at the same time. They allow you to 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 $147.50 each (available in two colors) or a set of two from Sonos for $298 (available in two colors).

16. A Drink Laugh Paint kit so a night-in with your friends won’t be fun only when they come to YOUR house.

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The spiral-bound book will give the struggling party planner in your group all the information to host the perfect painting get-together. It features step-by-step instructions to bring eight beautiful paintings to life. The kit also includes a list of necessary materials, drink and party theme suggestions, an easel, and postcard invitations.

Get it from Amazon for $20.39, Barnes & Noble for $21.18, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

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17. A Nifty journal to bring the gift of organization into the lives of everyone who needs to get their ish together.

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The journal features sections for daily gratitude, reflection, and goal setting combined with 30-minute scheduling to keep you on track.

Get it from BuzzFeed's Nifty shop for $22.95 (available in three styles).

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18. A minimal pair of Bucketfeet slip-on sneakers for anyone in your life who truly gives no EFFs.

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The slip-ons can be machine-washed cold and then air-dried.

Get them from Bucketfeet for $55.25 (available in women’s sizes 5-12 and men’s sizes 7-13).

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

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The details of each book are personalized by 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 $29.99+ (available in hardcover and softcover).

20. A wood and glass bar cart so your fave music lover can have a chic spot to store their record player and collection of vinyls — which is a lot cuter than the crate they may currently call home.

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The cart can also be used to help your other half or roomies clear the wine and liquor bottles off the kitchen counter, giving them a elegant storage spot.

Promising Review: “I am beyond impressed with this bar cart. It looks just as good, or even better, than the many, much more expensive gold bar carts out there. It is very sturdy, the wheels move smoothly, and it is simply stunning to look at. It’s a very good value. I am so glad I purchased it.” —Smorecny

Get it from Target for $89.99.

21. A Link AKC Smart Dog Collar for that person in your life who's continually searching for their runaway pup — or just wants to keep close watch over their dog at all times.

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The Link AKC collar allows you to track a lost dog with GPS, monitor your pup’s activity, log vet records, and even receive ambient temperature alerts. The caller can also be connected to the Link AKC app, so you can remain updated on important info regarding your pup.

Promising Review: “I took a chance on this collar a few months ago, mostly for the GPS and location alerts because I wanted to keep up with my dog walker. And I'm so glad I did! Not only do I know when my dog leaves for his walk every day, but I see how much activity he's getting during those walks. I feel so much better knowing that if he ever ran away for some reason, I'd be able to track him down with no issue.” —RoyBoy

Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $99 (available in five sizes).

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22. A copy of Keep It Shut, which is packed with helpful communication tools and advice that your most outspoken friend will probably still ignore.

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You can at least say you tried.

Promising Review: “This book is so awesome! It really hit home with me and my big mouth! I felt Karen had been around when I opened my mouth before and was talking to me personally. You will love this book. It’s an easy read, and you will not be able to put it down.” —Jane H. Dean

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+, Barnes & Noble for $9.99+, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

23. An iRobot Roomba 690 vacuum to do the sweeping you know you aren't going to. #NoJudgement

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The Roomba 690 is wifi-connected and features a three-stage cleaning system and multiple brushes. You can also connect it to the iRobot HOME app, which allows you to schedule cleaning jobs, receive status notifications, and access customer support from your smartphone.

Promising Review: “I live alone in a wheelchair, and this product does better than the lady that cleans up for me. She’s fired!” —Rocky

Get it from iRobot for $374.99.

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

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The Loupedeck works with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 or Adobe Photoshop CC, with it featuring 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 2500 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 hrs 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 $299.

25. A Basic Outfitters Create-A-Drawer box — packed with high-quality basics of your choice — to take your sweetie's tattered undies and tees out of commission.

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Your hand-picked collection can include up to 19 pieces, with the option of choosing stylish socks, underwear, tees, and joggers.

Get a Create-A-Drawer box for $60.

26. An epic set of cooking utensils that'll outfit the kitchen in a new apartment or home with coordinating tools that won’t look basic.

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So go ahead and leave those melted spoons and spatulas on the curb.

The 19-piece set includes kitchen must-haves like a lemon press, six-sided grater, single peeler, whisk, silicone and beechwood spatula, and stainless-steel tongs and measuring cups. The stainless-steel items and lemon press are dishwasher-safe. But you should hand-wash the beechwood items.

Get them from Williams Sonoma for $195.

27. An NPR Wine Club subscription so your resident wine aficionado — who somehow just discovered the magnificence that is NPR — can discover some tasty new wines while supporting the greatness that is public radio.

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As part of the NPR Wine Club, you’ll receive 12 new wines every three months. Each shipment will include tasting notes that detail the stories of winemakers, the different grape varieties and wine styles they specialize in, and the regions where they live. You can also customize your selections, so you’ll only receive wines you’re actually interested in trying out.

Get a subscription for $79.99 (available in a reds dozen, whites dozen, or mixed dozen).

28. And a Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera kit to seriously upgrade image quality and put their throwback digital camera to rest.

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The kit includes an 18-55mm EF-S f lens and 58mm wide angle lens, a 2x telephoto Lens, flash, 48GB SD memory card, UV filter kit. tripod, and full accessories bundle.

Promising Review: “We love this camera. I bought it for my wife. And after a couple days of learning how to use it, she was taking professional-quality photos. The camera is easy to use and comes with everything you need to get started. The bundle package is a good deal!” —Steven

Get it from Amazon for $469 or Jet for $450.54.

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