/27 Gifts They May Never Ever Use, But Will Still Love Anyway

27 Gifts They May Never Ever Use, But Will Still Love Anyway

Impractical gifts are the best gifts, obviously.

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A pizza bean bag chair they may never sit on, because one look at it will send them running to the local pizzeria for a slice every time.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $60.


A succulent candle with such a beautiful design, it’ll be kind of hard to justify actually lighting it.


Get it from ZOETSTUDIO on Etsy for $24.06 (available in three styles and eight scents).


An elegant silk scarf made for wrapping around their head, tying onto their bag, or framing and hanging on their wall. Provided they can decide which.

Rifle Paper Co

I have the Rousseau scarf and confirm it’s perfect. Really nice quality and looks great when tied on a bag.

Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $98 (available in four patterns).


A food storage jar they should never put food in because the lid has a sneaky little mouse poised to steal their cereal.

Animi Causa

Just remove the mouse to reveal a hole in the top for easy pouring. Also consider the mouse scooper option.

Get it from Animi Causa for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–L).


A make-your-own face mask kit for the skincare fan who has already tried every other mask on the market.

Urban Outfitters

It comes with 10 sheet masks and a hardcover book.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.99 or Amazon for $16.46.

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Omnom makes seriously delicious chocolate! And their cool packaging makes for a great gift.

Get it from Bloomingdale’s for $28.80.


A whopping 50 stickers from The Office so delightful, they might never want to put them on anything.


Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $6.88.


A tasseled lion throw pillow to give to your favorite Leo or big cat lover. Now they just need to find the perfect spot for it. Hmmmm.


Jungalow is a Black-owned brand, which started as a design blog by Justina Blakeney. Every time you place an order, the LA-based shop plans to plant at least two trees.

Get it from Jungalow for $74.


A trio of ceramic cacti made for looking cute. Oh yeah, and holding rings if they have any.

Luna Sundara

Luna Sundara is co-founded by Thomas Konik and native Peruvian Sandra Manay. The brand works closely with Latin American artisans to create eco-friendly home decor.

Get them from Luna Sundara for $25.


Squishy unicorns worth a good squeeze whenever this unicornless reality gets too stressful.

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Promising review: “I love these things. Very pretty and feels nice to squish. They even came in a very cute box. Who doesn’t love pretty boxing? Lol. My toddler even approves of these. They are very durable and well-made. Would buy them again.” —Sven Gerstner

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $19.99.


A nearly impossible puzzle that’s completely white. Good luck to them!


Promising review: “I bought this puzzle because my team at work was going through one 1,000 piece puzzle a week. This puzzle stopped them dead in their tracks. They managed about 10 connections over the course of a month, after they separated the pieces into quarter puzzles based on the pattern on the back. They eventually gave up and got back to work.” —That Fancy Fish

Get it from Amazon for $24.40.


Sarcastic notecards that any office job-having person can relate to. Now if only they could get up the nerve to actually send one.


Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $15.99.


A mini Jenga kit for quick games on the go — if they ever actually go anywhere.


Get it from Amazon for $4.96.


A book with spaces and prompts to draw 642 different things. Maybe now they will stop talking about how they want to get back into drawing and just do it… maybe.


Promising review: “This is the best drawing book you’ll ever pick up. Am I exaggerating? No, I am not. This book has no ‘how to draw this step by step’ parts. You don’t want that, I promise. If your goal is to really improve your drawing skills, then get this book. This book gives you blank pages with a random prompt. Your goal is to draw that prompt. No guides. These prompts can range from a skunk, to a crayon, to David Bowie, to a sense of humor. Just random prompts.

Why is this the best thing for your skills? If you really want to get good at drawing, you have to practice drawing everything. You have to expand and understand your mind reference library. The bigger your mind library is, the better art you will make.” —Natalie

Get it from Amazon for $15.26.


A waffle stick maker for delicious, dippable waffles any time. Seriously, any time!


Promising review: “I do not normally rave about kitchen appliances but I love this little guy! I impulse bought it after reading some reviews and craving waffles. It seriously is the best waffle maker I have ever used. We had a more expensive one that would flip to cook evenly, but this thing has that beat by a mile. I have used it a dozen times and the waffles come out perfect every time. I spray with vegetable oil before pouring in 1/3 cup of batter (as other reviewers have noted it does not come with a measuring cup) and then set a timer for four minutes. When I am done, I just unplug it and let it cool, then wipe it off with a cloth. I know the color and cartoonish logo may turn some people off but I seriously recommend this iron to everyone.” —leahas

Get it from Amazon for $20.10.


A We Are Knitters kit that — in a perfect world — would help them knit their very own scarf. One day they’ll get right on that, I’m sure.

We Are Knitters

JK, this is a nice beginner kit so I don’t think your recipient will feel too intimidated by it! It comes with yarn, knitting needles, and directions that can be printed in English or Spanish. I tried out this kit and I can confirm it’s super easy, even for beginners. The yarn is super soft and the stitch is easy to learn in a couple of minutes.

Get it from We Are Knitters for $44.10 (available in 19 colors).


A set of llama wine markers they can use whenever they finally host again.


Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.99 (also available in unicorns).


A Guggenheim model kit they’ll be so excited to build. Eventually.

Bespoke Post

There are 62 pieces made with aspen and American cherry wood.

Get it from Bespoke Post for $98.


A six-pack of lip balms with lil’ flowers inside that they’ll never use, lest they risk disrupting the flower.


Promising review: “These lipsticks are so cute and so magical. The color that mine settles on my lips is subtle and not very dramatic. It almost gives me the feeling of wearing lip balm, which is my go-to for all things lips, so this was perfect!” —Daisy L. Alvarez

Get them from Amazon for $14.98.


A cooking kit to help them craft their own bagels. Just don’t wait by the phone expecting an invitation to their new bagel store’s grand opening.

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They can poke these molds through their dough, and then boil and bake it.

Get a pack of six cone molds from UncommonGoods for $25.


A fruit cap for their cat that any pet would look berry nice in. They just have to get the picture really, really fast.

Anyway, I’m just kidding. I’m sure they’ll definitely use or donate anything you give them so don’t worry!


Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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