If You Hate Boring Gifts That Dust on a Shelve, You’re Gonna Need These 30+ Gems

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We’ve all been there: staring at the calendar, realizing that yet another birthday, anniversary, or special occasion is just around the corner, and feeling that deadly panic rising up. You’ve exhausted the socks, the ordinary mugs, and the “World’s Best [insert noun/name here]” paraphernalia.
Yeah, we’ll rescue you! A-G-A-I-N! Beware, you won’t find mundane items that will collect dust on a forgotten shelf or disappear into the abyss of re-gifting here. Oh no, we’re on a mission to bring you the quirkiest, most unexpected, and downright cool things. They will make anyone thank their lucky stars that you finally broke free from the cycle of socks!

32. Spinning snack organizer is like a mini-amusement park for your taste buds. It comes with 5 compartments and is a perfect traveling companion. And here’s the cherry on top: When your little munchkin or you (we won’t judge) crave a snack, push the button and watch in awe as a new box pops open like a surprise gift. It’s like a culinary game show where everyone’s a winner, and the prize is deliciousness!

31. Toilet timer will help you finally unlock your bathroom if there are poo-crastinators in your family. In fact, professionals don’t recommend spending more time on a white friend than it actually takes to poop. And it is believed that the average bowel movement takes around 12 seconds. This timer runs for about 5 minutes and shows that the needed time (plus even a bit more) is over. So, be so kind and get out of the bathroom as soon as possible.

30. With animal sheet masks, you’ll finally stop freaking out your family while wearing the usual white masks but will add some laughs to your beauty routine instead: “Hysterically fun with a group. My family had a blast and beautiful faces!This collection includes 6 masks with the faces of an otter (hydrating & brightening), a mermaid (glowing & hydrating), a llama (calming & toning), a unicorn (purifying & soothing), a panda (nourishing & firming), and a cheetah (moisturizing & lifting).

29. Egg timer will be your eggscellent companion, making sure you never scramble your boiling game. This little buddy guarantees the yolk of your dreams, whether you prefer eggs that are so tender they’re practically whispering, rockin’ the middle ground, or solid as a rock.

28. These innocent-looking chapsticks may seem ordinary. But they don’t just hydrate your lips, they take them on a flavor adventure. The mouthwatering scents of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallow are so deliciously tempting that you’ll find yourself resisting the urge to lick the tube like a ravenous snack monster.

27. Travel earplugs will help you bid farewell to the pain, agony, and suffering of post-flight hearing woes. Also, with these trusty companions nestled in your ears, you will forget about the incessant chatter and obnoxious sounds that invade the sanctity of planes.

26. Cord holder that will bring a happy tear to any organization freak is the cure for anyone’s unruly cable nightmares. There are 3 pieces in the pack that can be used for any cable with a diameter of less than 7 mm (about 0.3 inches).

25. This cup of dreams is equipped with not one, but two glorious compartments. It’s like having a VIP section for your drinks! And they won’t mingle and tango without your consent. Each beverage gets its own designated space, complete with its own straw, both of which are detachable. Cleaning them has never been easier. With a simple twist and pull, you can kick out any lingering remnants.

24. Portable urinal for those “uh-oh” moments when nature calls and the toilet is nowhere to be found. Use it for unexpected disasters at home, car trips, camping, backpacking, sporting events, boat rides, and lazy days at the beach. Though purposely meant for urine, this also makes for a perfect barf buddy by your side, ready to catch any unexpected hurling mishaps. Talk about multitasking! It’s small, light, packable, relatively inexpensive, and discreet. Any man, woman, or child can use it sitting or standing. It’s sanitary, leakproof, and completely disposable.

23. With this waterproof rain hat, you will no longer depend on Siri for your forecast fix. It’ll keep your hair dry, precious locks safe, and style protected from unruly weather elements. It’ll also free your hands from an umbrella, letting you text away with ease, guide little ones across treacherous streets, or gracefully juggle your stylish boutique finds.

22. Magnetic bookmarks for those who are sick of losing their precious sticky notes or ancient receipts from the depths of beloved books. Even if you tip up or drop your reading, these bookmarks cling tightly to the pages, defying gravity and the laws of chaos with their magnetic superpowers.

21. Unsolved Case Files is a mystery game that will transform you into a true detective. You’ll embark on a quest to uncover clues and gather evidence like a seasoned investigator. Your mission? To conquer three challenging objectives that will ultimately lead you to capture the dastardly killer. This game is not for the faint of heart. It’s like a rollercoaster ride for your brain, with twists, turns, and “Aha!” moments that will have you jumping out of your seats in excitement. Gather your friends, family, or unsuspecting neighbors for a blast of mystery-solving fun.

20. These containers will delight anyone who likes macarons or extraordinary things. The box comes with four containers, each a different color. They are very realistic in their design details. The colors are very vibrant, with bright white strips for the filling. The containers are made of sturdy plastic and won’t get crushed or bent. The edges of the macarons have a little lip to pry the containers apart. They stay closed very well. Whether you choose to store jewelry, trinkets, or even delectable treats, the possibilities are as endless as the flavors of macarons themselves.

19. The hugging candle will say so much without actually saying anything. It’s like sending a virtual hug that fills the room with love and tenderness. The candle is made of soy wax, ensuring a clean and eco-friendly burn. And oh, the aroma! The vanilla scent will fill the air, creating a cozy atmosphere.

18. Self-stirring cup is the best and easiest way to mix hot or cold drinks. With a simple press of a button, your beverage will come alive, swirling and twirling as if guided by invisible hands. This invention is a time-saver like no other. It grants you the freedom to do something else while your drink takes care of its own mixing. Whether you want to tackle a crossword puzzle, send a quick email, or conquer the world, this cup has your back (or rather, your hands).

17. Cat sponge will help you tackle kitchen chaos. With its dual personality, it’s rough and tough on one side, ready to handle even the stickiest of messes, while the other side boasts a charming floral cat design, making wiping up a purrfectly delightful experience. You can also use it to wash cats’ dish plates and bowls to avoid mixing germs by using the same sponge for human and pet dishes.

16. Bubble costume is your lifesaver in many situations. If you need a quick escape from the annoying realities of life, slip into it. It’s like a portable bubble bath for your troubles that will leave you feeling refreshed. If you’re tired of blending into the background at parties, you’ll steal the spotlight effortlessly with this suite. And that’s not all! We all have that one friend who seems to have a knack for tripping and falling at the most inopportune moments. Instead of being a mere bystander, why not send them this costume as a thoughtful gesture?

15. Waterproof covers will guard your footwear. Oil, dirt, mud, rain, and even the dreaded snow — nothing will be able to penetrate their shield and cut the lifespan of your fav shoes. Also, you can tighten the covers around your ankles. With this added level of protection, moisture doesn’t stand a chance. No more squishy socks or soggy feet — your tootsies stay dry and cozy, no matter how hard Mother Nature tries to dampen your spirits.

14. Fingerprint doorknob is a convenient and secure gatekeeper to your kingdom of home, office, or any room. With its fingerprint recognition technology, only the chosen ones shall gain access. It’s very easy to use. Instead of fumbling with keys or remembering a code, all you need to do is place your finger on the sensor to unlock the door. This makes it ideal for families with children who misplace keys like it’s their day job or for people who have mobility issues and find it difficult to turn a traditional doorknob.

13. Citrus squeezer is the time-saving superhero that delivers the freshest juice without breaking a sweat. Gone are the days of getting your hands all sticky and messy while trying to extract every precious drop of citrusy goodness. What may start as a gag gift quickly turns into an essential kitchen tool you’ll find yourself using time and time again.

12. Car track T-shirt is a win-win gift for both dads and kids alike! Picture this: dads, exhausted from a long day, finally get a chance to relax and unwind. Meanwhile, the little ones are bursting with energy and eager for some playtime. Here is where this T-shirt will step in. Dads get a back massage and a chance to sleep soundly, the kids get to play. And moms can finally have some “me” time.

11. UV stickers are like your personal sunscreen-nagging assistant. Stick one on and slather it with sunscreen. As long as you’re shielded from the fiery sun, the sticker will remain clear. But when the protective powers of your sunscreen fade away, the sticker will turn purple, shrieking at the top of its adhesive lungs, “Oi! It’s time to slap on some more sunscreen, you sun-kissed daredevil!”

10. Well, eating bugs may not be on your menu until your survival depends on it, but actually, this bag of mixed creepy crawlies can add some novelty to your taste buds. People say that some smell and taste pretty decent — like, for example, a mixture of cheddar cheese and wheat germ, similar to potato chips, or even chocolate or cat food, which would pair well with something sweet like steamed broccoli or mixed veggies in general. Try it and give your opinion.

9. Trio of ceramic pots that will definitely shake up your world. And it’s all about the power of eye contact. Yep, there is something special about the plant pot looking back at you. They symbolize a family where, we assume, the gray pot is a dad, strong and dependable; the pink one is a gentle and caring mom; and the yellow is a kid full of youthful energy. These pots are perfect for planting most home or office plants. Orchids, snake plants, mints, cacti, aloe, and herbs — they’ll all feel right at home in these ceramic dwellings.

8. Pimple Pete will add some gross-out fun to your family game night. The play is fast and easy; no long reading and no batteries are required.
Your task is to carefully extract pimples from the designated area. They come in three different sizes, and they’re the key to victory! The bigger the pimple, the more points you’ll earn. Beware the dreaded mega zit. If you accidentally pop that bad boy, you’ll lose precious points. But hey, there’s a silver lining: you get splashed with water. So that’s fun for the kids (and yourself).

7. Toilet mug is a multi-purpose vessel for your favorite drinks and snacks. It isn’t only a conversation starter, but it also possesses an unparalleled level of protection against thieves: NO ONE, and we mean absolutely NO ONE, would dare lay their hands on your precious. Yep, drinking or munching from a toilet-shaped mug takes a certain level of audacity. It’s an unwritten rule of common decency, a universal understanding that this extraordinary mug is off-limits to anyone lacking the guts to embrace its eccentric charm.

6. Morse code bracelet is like a secret communication device for staying connected with your friends and loved ones. So, whether you’re separated by miles or just want to add an extra layer of fun to your life, this thing is here to bridge the gap. It can also be somewhat therapeutic to tell people something without actually saying anything.

5. No need to endure long lines or travel far distances to satisfy your Disney food cravings. With this cookbook, you’ll have access to the closest thing to the beloved park cuisine right at your fingertips. From Mickey-shaped treats to iconic Disney-inspired dishes, the recipes will transport your taste buds on a journey through the enchanting world of Disney flavors.

4. Black cards aren’t your average run-of-the-mill playing cards, oh no. They’re a whole new level of cool, style, and elegance. And on top of that, they’re waterproof. You can play with them for hours on end, immersing yourself in epic card battles, and then simply dunk them under water for a refreshing wash. No worries about dirt, smudges, or accidental spills ruining the party. And if you’re a collector, these black cards are an absolute must-have addition to your treasure trove. They’ll stand out among your collection, commanding attention and admiration from fellow enthusiasts.

3. Mug with a miniature hoop and net is ideal for turning your dining table into a mini sports arena and embarking on a thrilling quest to score marshmallows in your cocoa, cereal in your milk, or crackers in your soup. Each attempt to make the perfect shot will have you on the edge of your seat, filled with anticipation and a burning desire to conquer the eating court. Whether you’re enjoying a cozy breakfast or indulging in a late-night snack, this mug guarantees an unforgettable and joy-filled time.

2. With this fake rock, you will never succumb to the wrath of locked doors. It looks so realistic that even Mother Nature would raise an eyebrow in awe. Yep, it’s a whole kingdom of security. It blends seamlessly with its fellow rocks, chuckling silently at mischievous intruders.

1. This furious army of angry inflatable chicks will inject a healthy dose of fun and ridiculousness into your sunny adventures. Choose an opponent, saddle up your trusty inflatable ride, and let your epic fight start. The first one to flip over has to leave the battlefield for the strongest.

If you don’t want your purchases to collect dust on the shelves, check out this article that is packed with gems that will pay for themselves the moment your money fly from your card.

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Preview photo credit Cristina Noboa / Amazon, Amazon


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