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#1 withing

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:58 PM

Blatantly stolen from this forum(my other favorite time waster), I thought I would ask here, cause y'all have good ideas too, and I'm curious like that.

No more useless ties for dad, candles for mom, picture frames for the sister. We really want to think about gifts that would help a person live better, do something faster, make life simpler. Please suggest an item you have that has become indispensible at home, in the kitchen, for your pet, at the office, etc.


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#2 tryp

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:20 PM

My plug-in kettle and a really large tea mug ;)

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#3 scatty

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:34 PM

Plastic bag dispenser. I have an obsession with reusing bags for trash. My family thinks it's a riot, but hey, the things have handles that easily tie up our bathroom/bedroom/living room trash.

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#4 tryp

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:37 PM

Oh yeah, and my big whiteboard calendar. That thing has saved my ass about a million times.

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#5 reddog

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:02 PM

my Handi-helper (part thin spatula, part cutter)
several tea strainers on hand (not just one)
really thick shea butter hand cream
really thick, insulated long hot mitts
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#6 bluelikejazz

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:05 PM

I have the most amazing orange peeler that I won at a tupperware party. I'll see if I can find it online later.

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#7 NewMe

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:52 PM

collectionsetc.com is a great place to buy cheap gifts

there are these really nifty voice recognition alarm clocks at Rite Aid for $9.99

I went to Forever21 and spent $15 and bought 4 things for my SIL (make up case, mirror compact, manicure set and a necklace)

A gift card to a coffee shop

Coin counter banks are $10 at Rite Aid/CVS

Portable razor thin shaver set is $13 at Avon.com

http://www.mcphee.com this is a really cool website with funny and useful gifts that are cheap

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#8 resonance

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:21 PM

Electric blanket

Digital watch with three alarms, a timer, and a chronograph


Edit: oops, I missed the $10-20 bit.

Kitchen scissors
More socks

Edited by resonance, 01 December 2009 - 08:47 PM.


#9 danceintherain

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:33 PM

yoga DVD
although they mention candles as not being the ideal, i have to admit that aromatherapy stuff is high on my list
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:48 PM

Oh yeah, and my big whiteboard calendar. That thing has saved my ass about a million times.



Hells yea!!! And if you can find one that is half white board and half cork board, even better!! Never lose those scripts again ;)



#11 Anna

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:01 PM

I dunno what it's called, but my brother got it for me from sharper image.

It's a base and 5 blinking, alarming things, that you can attach to things you commonly misplace-- car keys, cellphone, etc. You then sound the alarm, as it were...

Very nice for the ADHD.

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#12 olga

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:02 PM

My bird identification book. (circa 1972) It is so much fun to look up birds you don't know.

I know I'm a nerd. heh

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PS If you have older people on your list, get them a jar-opening gadget. I have a good one if you would like me to take a picture of it. Arthritic hands really have trouble opening jars.

Edited by olga, 01 December 2009 - 10:04 PM.
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#13 Latin Girl

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:04 PM

Medication and Chanel lipstick - well lipstick and lipgloss a few dollars more but worth it.

Edited by Latin Girl, 01 December 2009 - 10:06 PM.

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#14 withing

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 12:06 AM

I actually have a little $9 alarm clock that I bought in 1994 and it's traveled *everywhere* with me. It's put up with a lot of abuse, and it's one of the things I stuffed in my bag when I left Virginia. I love that alarm clock, but I can't find anything like it anymore, so I hope it lasts forever. It's just a little digital alarm clock that acts as a flashlight if you hit the snooze button. That is the one thing that's changed my life.

I like the idea of a jar opener too.
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The Past is the textbook of tyrants; the Future the Bible of the Free. Those who are solely governed by the Past stand like Lot's wife, crystallized in the act of looking backward, and forever incapable of looking before. ~Herman Melville, White Jacket
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...and then,
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~~The End~~


#15 crtclms

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:44 AM

Used navy Doc Martens mary janes (eBay)

silicone spoonula (lots of places)

Le Creuset Silicone prep bowls (lots of places, I got mine at Whole Foods)

insulated reusable shopping bags (mine are from Trader Joe's)

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#16 recoverymouse

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:34 AM

My dog Bingo. He cost me $13.47.


#17 grousemouse

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:03 AM

lithium or chocolate. good chocolate.

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#18 karuna

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:30 AM

I pay less than that for my meds each month, so I'd go with that ;)

Or my heatable wheat bag. That keeps me warm. My filofax, which I got on sale. Headphones for my Ipod. Potato peelers. That's about it.
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#19 lysergia

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:28 AM

an empty journal with a pretty cover
a gift card for a restaurant/coffee/pastry/whatever shop
a magic bag (i recommend everyone have five of these things)
oddly-coloured thumb drives
movie tickets
interesting coffee mugs (or interesting coffee)


REALLY good thread as my family is again practicing a $25 limit for everyone no matter what - after a few years it gets harder to think of new cheap ideas.

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#20 Persephone

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:19 AM

electric pencil sharpener
garlic press
pill organizer
nice soap
gift certificate to a book store
great chocolate
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