Great art doesn’t always take the form you’re expecting. Twitter gives everyone with a phone and an opinion to spare the chance to reach millions of people with a single ill-conceived utterance. With all that verbal garbage coursing through the airwaves, bizarre gems are certain to arise. Lest they drift away and go to waste, someone had the brilliant idea to start framing them. Move over Picasso, it’s time to make room for the real modern art.
If you’ve ever suspected that you can’t trust your tongue, here’s proof. Adding volatile scents to these specialized forks completely changes the experience of eating, as your brain processes much more information through your nose than your tastebuds. Give this as a gift and help them have the weirdest, most surreal dinner parties in the neighborhood.
Cushion those tired, aching feet with some plush pleasure. Deluxe and cozy, these carpeted inserts will spoil your sister’s instep and add a touch of warmth to any favorite footwear. Your sister will feel like she’s re-entering the womb every time she tucks her toes into these yummy crème puffs. Outfit those loafers and ballet flats with year-round luxury and pamper those cracking heels no matter what the occasion!
Feisty and user-friendly, this modern-day bodyguard is the perfect addition to your sister’s handbag or fanny pack. No need for ammunition, just a steady hand, good aim and some good old-fashioned adrenaline. This pocket-size enforcer will give her back her freedom and instill her with the confidence to brave even the diciest evening encounters.
There are lots of monthly and weekly meal subscriptions to choose from, but not so much for the people who like the meals in between meals the best. Look, grass-fed steak with organic heirloom carrots and Arabian saffron roasted potatoes is great, but some people would genuinely prefer a handful of edamame or a blueberry lemon oat bar instead. We’re not here to judge, and you shouldn’t be either. The Graze monthly snack subscription provides healthy alternatives that allow the recipient to indulge in their love of snacking without paying the junk food tax.
Since nobody seems to be interested enough to invent an ever-lasting battery, it looks like we’re all stuck charging our phones every day for the foreseeable future. But before you throw you hands up in disgust and ask how it could possibly get worse, there is some good news. The same lazy, inconsiderate tech “geniuses” who refuse to make forever batteries have at least found the decency to create a little pad that charges smartphones without having to plug them in. And really, it’s the least they could do.
Try as they might, those frozen cocktails they’re always making in the blender never quite come out right. It’s not because they got the recipe wrong (although by the fourth batch, that’s a good bet too) - it’s because the’ve been using the wrong tools. You wouldn’t let them try to cross a lake in their car, would you? So why are you letting them try to make frozen drinks in a blender? Making a proper beach cocktail first and foremost requires using the right contraption: a specialized frozen drink maker. It’s a small investment for the gallons of glorious delight it will produce.
Chocolates used to (and perhaps still do) come from factories run by shady recluses and populated by obese midget slaves. Or at least that’s what the video evidence suggests. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Stick it to big business by giving someone this home chocolate making kit and help them join the artisan revolution. A whole new way to make chocolate “guilt free”.
Reminiscent of the days of communal eating and groovy togetherness, this culinary symbol of the ‘70s is making a comeback! The Swiss got it right when they wrote the rulebook on this shared meal. Color-coded forks and double-dipping penalties will encourage proper etiquette around the bowl. There’s nothing quite like the unifying power of melted cheese to get a dinner party moving in the right direction. Intimate and satisfying, fondue is the wave of the future.
A great introduction to cooking, this kitchen staple will get the kids involved in meal prep and teach them something about measurements and portion control! If seconds or thirds are commonplace in your sister’s household, scoop up three or four of these space-saving utensils and watch the forks start swirling. Maybe you’ll get invited to the next spaghetti and meatballs night. Mangia mangia!
Transform your sister’s bathroom into Studio 54 with some guided mood lighting. That dreary, antiseptic apparatus needs a facelift because potty time should feel like “party time”! She’ll no longer dread those 3am trips to the porcelain throne since fun returned to the restroom. Forgetting to put the seat down is no longer an option with this handy spotlight on the scene.
Breastfeeding just took on a whole new meaning. Discreet and practical, this strategic drink holder is perfect for tailgating, cocktail parties and all those ladies on the go. Hands-free consumption made easy, your sister can savor that merlot at peak temperature and look like a million bucks in the process. Grapes are in season, so pop a cork and fill ’er up!
Food that feels secure, wanted, and loved always tastes better. Hugging is the answer. But unlike warm-blooded life, fruits and vegetables tend to prefer the embrace of non-sentient matter like silicone. Just chalk it up to another quirk of the idiosyncratic floral kingdom. Wrapping your newly cut produce in these synthetic caps keeps them fresh for much longer than if you leave them open to the ravages of bacteria and freely circulating air. If the crisper bin is the safe space of the vegetable kingdom, this is the security blanket that keeps them warm and cozy.
Extend the shelf life of those fruits and veggies with some smart, breathable storage. Soggy strawberries, gooey lettuce and shriveled mushrooms will have to take a backseat to this fresh solution. Cost-effective and tidy, this gift will save your sister bushels of time and money. Bring order to the fridge and enjoy the crispy, succulent, sweet goodness of what nature has to offer!
Winner of a CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Innovation Award, this sticky note printer lets you create custom reminders. It connects to a device via Bluetooth and uses a free iOS/Android app to provide you with 120 design templates, enabling you to create a custom message as well as print notes containing photos from your smartphone’s gallery. Ideal for creating personal memos, printing mini to-do lists, or crafting grocery reminders, it generates 203 dpi notes in seconds and without toner via black and white direct thermal printing. The printer can also connect to a PC with an included USB cable. Includes one note cartridge that prints 200 white 3" sticky notes.
If you can’t afford to splurge on a Tiffany tennis bracelet, spoil her with some modern technology that will rejuvenate her finest gems and jewels. Leave the polishing to the guys at the car wash. This sensible system makes jewelry care effortless and fun, easily lifting years of tarnish and returning finishes to their original luster.
There are a million ways to humanize our possessions. Adding accessories, giving them names, celebrating with them, unloading our insecurities on them and blaming them for our failures…we certainly do treat them like low-grade people. One of the things some people like to do is make them cute. And what’s cuter than a car with long, luscious supermodel eyelashes? Well, depends who you ask. But chances are you know someone who’s going to melt with joy if you buy these for them. Now if only they would invent some side mirror hoop earrings to complete the look.
If Crisco is the only oil occupying the shelves of your sister’s pantry, it’s prime time to introduce a splash of undeniable flavor to the mix. The health benefits of Mediterranean cuisines are indisputable, and this first-class EVOO has the capacity to transform any ordinary dish into an extraordinary, full-bodied feast. Trade in those over-processed oils for this high-grade immunity booster and get a taste of the good life!
This is the real farm-to-table dream your sister has been waiting for! Forget farmers’ markets and Whole Foods outings, this nutrient-packed gift box will keep on delivering wholesome goodness while your sister files her nails and catches up on soaps. Say goodbye to the weekly shopping cart and hello to this super food carton that will nourish her from head to toe.
Polaroids may be dead, but the people who like to use them aren’t. Not all of them anyway. There’s something especially gratifying about holding a tangible photograph, especially in a world dominated by virtual commodities where everything is becoming digital. Having an instant printer on hand means they don’t have to wait for a photo printing company to print their photos from the cloud and mail them by horseback or whatever. And we all know that nobody has time to wait for a horse these days. Oh, and we should also mention: these look way better than Polaroids.
The perfect way to chill out on those steamy summer days, this ingenious popsicle novelty will become the most-used appliance in your sister’s home. Compact and foolproof, even the kids can help out with this snack time winner. Reduce waste and let the crafty people in the world control the popsicle stick supply. Nutritious, delicious and a soothing distraction for teething little ones, this frozen dessert king will hit the spot every time.
The gang's gathered for a little R&R, refreshments, and mingling. You're imagining a cocktail party? We're referencing elephants, zebras, and giraffes at the ol' watering hole, but the scenarios are actually pretty similar. Make the spot where friends meet around food and drink a wild one, with these meticulously hand-carved snack dishes. Kenyan artisans craft each bowl from a solid block of jacaranda wood—either recovered from naturally fallen trees or cut to clear roads. Using techniques passed down for generations, they cut rough shapes, then refine details using chisels and other hand tools. Once the bowls and their animal adornments are carved, each undergoes a series of sandings with increasingly finer grit paper before getting dried in the sun. (Unless it's the rainy season, then they're dried in a small room heated by burning wood shavings and other offcuts leftover from the carving process.) Finally, every bowl is painted by hand.
However you like to get down, it’s always better when you do it big. If you’re buying for someone who has the floor space to handle it, this mat will transform their exercise area into a padded arena fit for all manner of physical pursuits, from dance to martial arts to pilates and beyond. No more bumps, bruises, scrapes, or carpet burn. No more eating concrete when they take a dive out of frog pose during the weekly yoga session. Just pure padded bliss for the physical enthusiast.
The classic party game where everyone either reveals reputation-demolishing secrets about their past or shamelessly lies to save face. Depending on the temperament of the various participants, it can make for an hour or so of good-natured ribbing, or it can devolve into closet doors being flung open to reveal hideous skeletons beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. In other words, it’s rip-roaring fun. But depending on your own personal history, you may want to sit this one out.
Bingo the clown might be out of a job once these shiny show dogs start flying off the shelves. Balloon animals never cease to entertain, especially ones that last forever! These quirky, colorful pups will add a splash of fun and optimism to tired spaces, making any room “pop” with excitement. Once your sister catches a glimpse of her goofy smile in its reflection, she’ll be hooked for good.
Kitchen gadgets like this potato peeler make great gifts since they're the type of thing that people won't normally justify buying for themselves, even though it would be super useful and sorta fun. So they they peel away manually like some sort of dungeon dwelling prisoner. With this hands-free electric peeler they'll be looking for excuses to peel potatoes, apples, cucumbers, eggplants, limes, kiwis and anything else they decide to put in there. Get creative, there's more than one way to skin a cat.
If there’s anything that can make wine taste better, it’s a little frustration. If you think life in our rapid-delivery consumer culture is just a bit too easy, then teach your sister a valuable lesson by making her work more than she anticipated for her reward. You’re not only giving the world’s oldest artisan beverage, you’re helping develop life skills.
This waffle maker creates fluffy, edible, interlocking bricks for making your own batter-based structures. It bakes 10 short bricks, two long bricks, and two individual bricks simultaneously that can then be stacked easily when removed for building waffle-based houses, huts, or cabins. Made from die-cast aluminum with a food-grade, non-stick coating, it accepts one’s preferred batter. Cleans with paper towels or soft cloth.
Nothing fights hunger quite like these covert cookie commandos. Family feuds will be skillfully settled with merciless munching abilities once your sister drops these cookies on the scene. Have the kids don their best ninja gear and turn snack time into a themed ritual. Just remember to train those secret soldiers to execute the most sophisticated cleanup tactics once the battle is complete.
This unique double-layer glass cruet gives oil and vinegar the siamese twin treatment it deserves. After all, olive oil and balsamic vinegar are the fancy person’s peanut butter and jelly. Sort of. Excluding the fact that poor people don’t put peanut butter and jelly on their salads. But do rich people eat oil and vinegar sandwiches? You’ll never know. All you need to know is that this artistically designed cruet set will gussy up any old kitchen and make it the talk of the town.
In the age of AI and computer automation, we need to resist the machines any way we can. This is a great way to start — with a hand-cranked portable washing machine. The manual washing machine is a perfect statement of self-sufficiency and independence, and it’s a wonderful way to recruit someone you know into the resistance. It also allows the user to get the laundry done while on the road, while camping far away from electricity, or even during a hypothetical apocalypse. All in all, it’s a necessary tool in today’s world. The revolution starts here.
That tub of Rocky Road ice cream might be a soothing escape, but it may be wreaking havoc on your sister’s gut health. Introduce her to homemade snacking made easy with this probiotic meal machine. A haven for good sources of bacteria, this countertop cooker will be pumping out personalized dishes of creamy, healthy perfection for the whole family to enjoy!
The world is full of magic jar opening tools, so why would we possibly need another? Because you can never actually find the damn thing when you need it. This simple solution is always within reach and will save you from banging the lid on the corner of your countertop or worse. We understand the frustration. You just need the right tool for the job, and then you need to remember where you put it. The EZ Off Jar Opener is easy to install and can open jars and bottles of just about any size, even as small as water bottles.
Subtract some grease from your sister’s diet with this healthy alternative to fast food. Give her permission to indulge in the fried cuisine she adores without all the guilt! Detoxify from all the trans fatty acids lurking in those artery-coating crinkle-cut potatoes and oil-slicked drumsticks and unlock the deliciousness of air frying. It won’t be long before zucchini bites and okra fries take first prize in the fried munchies category.
Give the source of life some buzzworthy bubbles. This home-brewing beverage master will add just the right fizz to your sister’s refreshments and replace those cases of Tab crowding her kitchen countertop. Customized carbonation reduces the environmental impact of soda pop cans and bottles and gives water the respect it rightly deserves!
Stressed out sister? Her own personal on-call masseuse would help but is possibly a bit out of your price range. This is probably the next best thing. It’s portable, lightweight and provides a massage that’s guaranteed to hit the right spots as it’s completely customizable.
Your sister’s manicured hands have no business playing around in the dirt. Send her to the mall and tame that jungle taking over her yard with a day of back-breaking labor. Engage with some wildlife and reclaim her outdoor space so she can be free to graze the fields. This is a call to all those nature lovers strapped for funds. The best gifts don’t need a shiny red bow—they just have to come from the heart!
A particularly good gift if you live far away and aren’t going to be seeing them in person to hand over that homemade cake you would otherwise have lovingly prepared (read, bought from the store at the last minute). If you’re feeling generous, how about giving them a monthly cupcake subscription?
Welcome home to the Shire, Sis! Serenity will take over the minute guests cross the threshold of this delightful abode. Block out the wail of sirens and wash away the sorrows of the day with light melodies and gentle tones. Gift your sister with the pure sounds of bliss she so deserves. So long, doorbells and knockers! Kumbaya is here to stay.
If you haven’t heard, the digital publishing revolution has been in full swing for years now. Anyone can order their own custom created books, pamphlets, and other propaganda material with the click of a button. Online printing experts Shutterfly have gotten in the game with a custom printed photo book. No more slipping Polaroids into clear plastic sleeves. That was cool in the 60s, but we’ve come a long way since then. Now you can commission the kind of glossy, professionally bound photo book that used to be reserved for the fancy-pantsed big shot photographers.
This kitchen appliance prints designs and photos on drink heads, cookies, or pastries using edible ink. Ideal for printing the portrait of a guest of honor on a cupcake, adding your company logo to a batch of cookies, or replicating a pet’s picture on your morning latte, it prints monochrome images up to 10 cm in diameter at 600 dpi. The printer connects to your smartphone, enabling you to add virtually any photo, image, design, or pattern from your personal library or the Internet. Comes with 60 preloaded graphics, emojis, and cartoon characters. Includes one cartridge of edible ink that prints up to 1,000 images.
Chop an onion in one easy push with no crying? Who wouldn’t prefer to dice their onions this way? Probably someone who likes to season their food with tears. Or maybe someone who likes to be the object of pity. For the rest of us, who have plenty of salt in the pantry, perfectly uniform pieces of onion await, and no one asking you if you're alright. This heavy-duty food chopper also makes quick work of potatoes, carrots, cheeses, and more.
As the old saying goes, nobody wants to see how the sausage is made. It’s different with candy bars, because only good things go in them, instead of old leftover horse parts or whatever. Not that you can’t add horse parts to your candy bars - nobody’s going to stop you. The point is you don’t have to. And in case you’re wondering, most people stick to the classics like nuts, mint chips, and stuff like that. This is definitely the ultimate DIY junk food gift.
For the coffee and donut addicts of the world, it’s hard to believe that anything could improve this heavenly pairing. But that will make it all the more mind-blowing when they realize you have indeed given them something that will take the experience to another level. This truly ingenious piece of kitchen/office-ware provides the perfect platform on which the two elements meet to create the true breakfast of champions. Because if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it right.
Big ideas can change the world, but so do small acts. Not all of us can create the next Google or reinvent the energy industry, but we can all be better at being human. This international, online-integrated card game provides the ideas and the motivation to spread goodwill everywhere you go, one act at a time.
The last thing anyone wants to do after a long day is wrack their brains trying to figure out what to drown their sorrows with. That’s really the last straw. With this beautiful, handcrafted set of drunk dice, the possibilities are endless—and so are the regrets. But hey, a party isn’t complete until things get a little dicey..
The future of food is all about making weird shapes with your dinner. Or at least that’s what the modernist chefs will have you believe. And some of the things you can make with this molecular gastronomy kit are enough to make you feel like you’re eating with the Jetsons. Spheres, foams, and chocolate spaghetti are a few of the strange treasures that await inside this bizarre culinary kit.
Now this is the kind of inanimate relationship your sister has been waiting for. Alexa will tell her everything she wants to hear and isn’t afraid of commitment. Computer-assisted companionship delivers trustworthy, perfectly timed support without the risk of heartbreak or intimacy. Responsive, courteous, intelligent and so eager to please, this robotic roommate has redefined family and ejected loneliness from the range of human emotions. Come home to smart living.
Some might consider it the ultimate display of human privilege to begin claiming faraway stars just because we have a few extra dollars in our pockets. But once you realize that the universe is far bigger than you think it is, you’ll cool off a little. There’s more than enough to go around for everybody. Several billion times over. So go ahead and give someone a little piece of the cosmic pie. Nothing to get all riled up about.
Ironing is hard work, not to mention time-consuming and risky, particularly for today’s distracted consumers. Eliminate those stubborn creases and unsightly stains with a mean steam machine that’s making garment care effortless, hygienic and seamless! Your sister’s threads will be exuding a quiet elegance as if she just stepped off the Christian Dior catwalk and the smells of mothballs from years past will be gone in a poof.
Pixel perfect is the name of the game with this incredible mastermind. The days of monochromatic palettes are over. Boost your sister’s color-matching acumen with this one-of-a-kind design tool and she’ll never mistake a lemon chiffon for a mellow yellow again! Effortlessly unlock the mysteries of color and leave the guessing to the guys at the local paint store.
Once your sister gets the “hang” of this handy device, there’s no limit to what she might tackle on the DIY scene. Demystify the toolbox and liberate the handywoman lurking just below the surface. Home projects should be fun, not painful (ouch!), and advanced geometry shouldn’t be a prerequisite for symmetrical home décor! Your sister’s favorite works of art and beloved photographs will be out of the box and flush on the wall in no time flat.
Digging up cherished remnants from the past is not only therapeutic, it can also introduce our littlest loved ones to the wholesome fun that dominated playtime before smartphones conquered the sensory world. Take your sister on a sentimental road trip and recreate the innocence of youth with some of her beloved trinkets and afternoon play pals. Who knows? Maybe that rabbit’s foot still has a touch of luck in it!
This hi-tech gadget might put the local Kingdom Hall out of business, but it sure beats peepholes and scary lion claw knockers. Give your sister the freedom to answer the door when and how often she pleases. Gift her with the security of knowing who’s crossing the welcome mat. No more lost sleep over missing packages. Relax and just survey the footage. Homeownership just got a whole lot easier!
This is the perfect gift to gently remind your sister to catch up on her beauty sleep. Say goodnight to those dark circles and pillowcase creases on the cheeks. Drift off into deep space and some well-deserved slumber with the comforting glow of this bedside friend. Enter the REM zone and enjoy the health benefits of some extended Z’s.
It’s a jungle out there! Give your sister the all-access shopping pass to brave the treacherous e-commerce landscape. That UPS van will be camping out at your sister’s stoop once she gets her paws on the world’s most gargantuan purchasing hub. Plug in to this platinum-level consumption paradise and score the deals that dreams were made of!
It can feel kind of strange to hand someone a notebook as a present, and be like, “Here, write in this.” But not when said notebook is an intricate and stunning piece of art like this wood-covered journal. Each one has either a natural image (plants, wildlife) or an uplifting message cut into the front cover. The unique and beautiful designs transform these from simple notebooks into works of art that the recipient adds to over time.
Sunflowers are some of nature’s most obnoxiously beautiful creations, and they make a real statement when planted in your yard. Bright yellow and absurdly tall, they grab the attention of every passerby. Almost like standing on the porch and yelling at people, but in a really endearing and pleasant way.
Dig your sister out of debt and launch her on the road to financial freedom with some stock market starter money. Wall Street is open for business and now’s the time to get in on the ground level. These gift cards may yield some serious returns if your sister plays her cards right. Before long, she’ll be trading options and derivatives on the NYSE like a bullish FOREX broker.
Splurging on sweat lodges and weekend retreats might seem like a worthwhile investment in self-exploration, but sometimes it’s best to stick to something simple, and familiar! It’s time to get back to the root of things and remind your sister of where she really came from. Piecing together the various intersections and revered spots of her humble beginnings will spark a renewed sense of belonging and purpose. A challenging distraction from the age of transitory digital entertainment, this jigsaw puzzle has lasting power.
Look, we know that not everybody needs to have a giant five pound gummy bear, but not everybody technically needs pants, either. Having a giant gummy bear is like having a pair of pants: once you have one, it is hard to imagine life without it. The point is that need has nothing to do with it.
No green thumb required for this jackpot of a gift … just a little lust for that green paper that seems to make the world go ’round, whether we like it or not! This origami-inspired arrangement just might be the answer to all your sister’s problems—for today at least—and maybe it will yield some even bigger returns around the bend. No matter the denomination, this practical present is a cash-lover’s dream come true!
The last thing they need is more stuff, and at the end of it all it’s really the experiences that they will cherish the most. Help them create some new memories to look back on by finding a fun activity to do locally. Be adventurous and choose something they’ve near done before. It’s a gift that will enrich their life and yours too.
Breathe new life into those tarnished trinkets buried deep in your sister’s jewelry box. Even the local pawn shop won’t be able to resist the glimmer unearthed after just one blast of this sterile steam bath. Powerful, efficient and hygienic, this piping hot sensation delivers a VIP treatment beyond compare. Give your sister a little license to dazzle and watch her light up the room!
As our technologically advanced world moves us further from the art of letter writing, it's comforting to know that Diane Scaman is keeping the power of the pen alive and well. Her loose-leaf-paper-styled, 100% cotton blankets create a cozy customizable medium for your messages of love. With a realistic cursive handwriting font, the personalized result will warm your snuggle-seeking loved ones inside and out. Neither emails nor texts can replace a thoughtfully written (or woven) note from the most important people in our lives. Designed in Canada and made in North Carolina.
The refrigerator provides an ideal canvas for artistic, decorative, and sentimental displays of all kinds. Yet most people just have an old grocery list or a bunch of alphabet magnets strewn across its surface haphazardly. Wouldn’t it be nicer if they could look at the front of the refrigerator and see the smiling faces of their most beloved family members gazing back at them? Make it happen with a fridge collage magnet.
Is your sister’s home harboring some lethal gases? The tryptophan may not be to blame if Uncle Bob starts to nod off after that satiating Thanksgiving dinner. Air pollution can be much closer than you think, so why gamble with the respiratory health of near and dear loved ones? Take a stand against household smog and promote green living with this sensible investment.
Mamma mia! Homemade pizzas never tasted so good! Fire up that stovetop and get treated to a wholesome, lip-smacking meal that the whole family can savor. Toss up some dough and put the take-out menus to bed, this one-dish maestro means business. Margherita, mozzarella, mushrooms and meatballs. Pepperoni, pecorino, peppers and parmigiano. Move over Naples, pizza just claimed its new home!
Treat your sister to a well-deserved break from the domestic confines of motherhood and award her with a ticket to freedom for just one evening. The kids could benefit from a little less mothering and a lot more FUN! Don’t neglect to fold the laundry, pick up all the toys and empty the dishwasher while you’re at it. Leave her home more spotless than you found it and be sure to get those little ones into bed on time so she doesn’t wake up to crankyville the next day!
People weren’t joking when they said this coffee is the sh#t. The undeniably rich, full-bodied flavor produced by these rare beans has redefined the food chain and flipped the coffee industry on its head. Perhaps one of the most imaginative adaptations of the farm-to-table movement, this coffee product is redefining waste management.
Put your sister’s map-reading skills to the test with this customizable trip tracker. This is the global positioning system that will both inspire new adventures and commemorate journeys past. She’ll be able to run her fingertips over all the terrain she’s covered and begin to chart her exploratory steps for future expeditions. Power down the navigational assistant and let your sister’s craving for adventure take flight.
Don’t let your sister be a slave to the stove! Unshackle her from food prep duty for at least one night with this helpful, nourishing dinner in a box. Well-balanced and simple, this hearty gift delivers immediate gratification and pure pleasure. “Soup”erbly delicious and comforting, why make meals more complicated than they need to be? Slurp away and enjoy!