Give A Gift Your Family Will Actually Use

Give A Gift Your Family Will Actually Use

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Every year, you give a bunch of gifts to people, half knowing that it's all for show. Nobody's actually going to use your hand-made bottle opener. It's the thought that counts, and they know that, but it would also be nice to actually get something useful for the holidays every once in a while. This year, shock everyone by giving something that they'll actually incorporate into their everyday lives! We've got some great ideas. Check them out:

10-Ft Cloth MFi-Certified Lightning Cable

MSRP: $39

Sale Price: $14.99 (62% off)

Lightning charging cables have an annoying way of fraying and cracking, but this cloth one won't. Cloth doesn't tend to crack unless you do unspeakable things to it.

Rubberized Wireless Earbuds + Charging Case

MSRP: $79

Sale Price: $19.99 (75% off)

Everybody wants wireless earbuds these days, and you can be the one to give that gift. Just don't tell them what a great deal you got.

Icebreaker Nordic Pop: Ice Cube Tray Mold

MSRP: $29

Sale Price: $19.99 (33% off)

Betcha didn't think ice cubes could be innovated. You fool. This 100% watertight, thermo-effective, and BPA-free tray lets you generate large, clean cubes on demand without having to crack about.

Go Gadgets 360-Degree Panoramic Robotic Selfie Stick

MSRP: $79

Sale Price: $24.99 (68% off)

We've all got that selfie-obsessed friend. Indulge them for once with this robotic selfie stick that rotates for a panoramic view.

Magnetic Power Tiles: 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Station

MSRP: $99

Sale Price: $39.99 (59% off)

For the Apple lover in your life, this charging station lets you charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods, and a USB-compatible device at the same dang time.

Dissim Inverted Lighter

MSRP: $48

Sale Price: $39.99 (16% off)

Lighting candles sucks. You always get burned when you reach down into that gorgeously crafted but inconveniently deep jar, so Dissim invented a lighter that actually points the flame away from your thumb. How is this a new thing?

HomeSpot Bluetooth Audio Adapter Pro for Nintendo Switch

MSRP: $49

Sale Price: $42.99 (14% off)

If you got your kid a Nintendo Switch for Christmas, do yourself a favor and get this, too. It will let them use their Bluetooth headphones with the Switch so you won't start hearing Mario Kart noises in your nightmares.

Nut Find 3 Smart Tracker

MSRP: $99

Sale Price: $52.99 (46% off)

The Nut Find 3 will let the absentminded person on your list track the location of any item and find it immediately, be it a phone, keys, wallet, children, their own body parts -- whatever they might lose.

Brio SkyBorn S7 True Wireless Earbuds + Charging Case

MSRP: $149

Sale Price: $59.99 (59% off)

These powerful earbuds are made of 100% recycled plastic and offer up to 100 hours of playtime with the included charging case. That's more than four full days of blissful separation from the rest of the audible world.

Apple Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones

MSRP: $129

Sale Price: $77.99 (39% off)

The Powerbeats3 are the wireless earphones that Dr. Dre wears! Probably. Maybe? Who knows? But they are a collaboration between Apple and his company, combining top tech and convenience into a pair of earphones that are several things in addition to a G thang.

Nix Mini Color Sensor V2

MSRP: $99

Sale Price: $83.95 (15% off)

This incredible sensor lets your creative friends and family scan any surface to perfectly match the color in its award-winning app so they never have to risk a mismatch again. They'll be like, "I think this is fuchsia," and the Nix Mini will go, "Nope. Maroon," and they'll be kind of embarrassed to be so wrong in front of it but also secretly grateful.

GoFish Cam Wireless Underwater Fishing Camera

MSRP: $199

Sale Price: $149.99 (25% off)

Fishing is fun, but it's a lot more fun when you can cheat. With this underwater camera, you can get a mole in with the fishies to see where they are. You're not gonna let them outsmart you, are you?

SoloQi(R) 360 Charging Bundle

Sale Price: $169.99

Give a gift of convenience with the SoloQi 360. This complete system comes with a portable wireless charger and a pair of car/desk magnetic wireless chargers to boost your Qi-compatible devices anywhere.

Human Headphones: Hybrid True Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

MSRP: $269

Sale Price: $229 (with code LISTEN40)

The Human Headphones have a unique over-ear design that might make you look a little like Princess Leia and creates an even more immersive listening experience. These headphones can even translate 11 languages on the fly! It's the closest we're likely to get to having a Babel fish.

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