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