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Stumped about what to get that acquaintance or mild-mannered person in your office? This pick is the highly-functional gift that just about anybody (even boring people) will make use of.
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Get the conversation flowing—even with someone who struggles to make small talk.
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If you have a family member or friend who exclusively talks about their obsession with cooking, this ultra-precise chopping block is a well-suited gift that will help them hone their craft.
You know the person. He thinks that brightly colored dress socks are a dangerously bold statement. She thinks that lacy underwear is only for special occasions. Some people would call them boring, but they’d just say they’re practical. They don’t want concert tickets or frivolous merchandise this holiday season, so give them what they really want: something useful.
We’ve all left our wallets at a restaurant at some point or another. Give the gift of security with a Tile. It attaches to virtually anything, wallets included, and connects to your phone so that you can find your valuables from anywhere. And what’s more practical than that?
What does a fourth-of-an-inch-thick pie crust look like, anyway? No one except a professional baker would really know, and no one except a professional baker really cares. Except for your aunt, who insists on measuring precisely every time, dammit. Give her this rolling pin and peace of mind.
For the coworker who can’t stand to waste 20 minutes on lunch, there’s always Soylent. It’s not appealing or particularly tasty, but it gets the job done. After all, what is food if not fuel? Help your least-fun comrades be more efficient.
There’s always one person at the party who can’t keep up their end of the small talk. For those people with nothing to say, give the gift of easy conversation. They can carry these handy convo starters around and slyly pull one out when the silence gets painfully awkward. No matter how dull their answers, there’s always another question close at hand.
Okay, so there is something uncomfortably phallic about this. But for that one person who just loves bananas and hates that they bruise easily, this is the perfect gift. It will protect their darling fruit inside whatever bag they want to throw it in, and when someone stares at it skeptically they can enthuse about the wonders of the Banana Bunker.
The edges are the best part of the brownies. This is not an undisputed fact, but it’s hotly contested, and for your loved one who insists on eating only the outside rim, this pan is basically the holy grail. You get crispy, chewy edges on three sides on at least two pieces, depending on how you cut it. That’s heaven right there.
Everyone thinks you know what julienne is, but do you really? What about the difference between chopping, dicing, and mincing? If so, congratulations and goodbye. This cutting board is not for you. It is, however, for those dullards who insist that the carrots be precisely sized cubes. You may make fun now, but those carrots will all be cooked to exactly the same degree while your haphazard orange mess are alternately crunchy and squishy. Amateur.
These are not the prettiest oven mitts. They are vaguely off-white, with an As-Seen-On-TV style logo, and they will look ugly hanging in the kitchen. But they will also be the best hot mitts your loved one will ever own. People will come to their house and compliment them not on the beautiful stainless steel professional grade Kitchen Aid stand mixer, but on the Ove Gloves. Never again will the giftee struggle to grip a slippery pie plate, or slosh quiche all over the bottom of the oven as the pan slides out of their hands. Never again will their fear for their fingers. This most practical of presents will be their favorite of all.