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11 Brilliant Gifts for the Women in Your Life

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Having a hard time shopping for your girlfriend, cousin, or mother-in-law? We’ve got you covered. Present the women in your life with these 11 options.

1. MONOGRAM PENDANT NECKLACE; $38

You may not know your sister’s taste in jewelry, but you definitely know her name. While the necklace's pendant is oversized, the design is clean and minimal. So no matter what other jewelry is in her daily rotation, this will fit right in.

Find it: Anthropologie

2. JOHN COLTRANE'S A LOVE SUPREME; $30

For the girl you just started dating, this CD set is thoughtful without being too much. In high school you made mix tapes, upgrade your sentiment with this 50th anniversary “Super Deluxe” edition of John Coltrane’s seminal album.

Find it: Amazon

3. BEDSIDE SMARTPHONE VASE; $32

Help your hardworking and stylish friend keep her phone close with this dock that doubles as a vase. And next time she’s having a hard week, pick up some flowers for her; you know she has somewhere to store them.

Find it: Uncommon Goods

4. STYLE CORDZ; $30

So you got your teenage cousin in the family gift swap and you’re sure everything you think is cool is completely out of date. Well, that’s probably true. But here's one thing she definitely loves: her phone. Get her something she’ll actually use—a stylish phone charger available in gold, denim, mesh, leather, and snake print.

Find it: Triple C

5. THE BATHORY; $30

Ensure your wife can kick back and relax with these essential oils or bath salts. A custom-made solution from The Bathory—with ingredients you selected based on her needs and lifestyle—will show that you care and that you pay attention.

Find it: The Bathory

6. THE MOST OF NORA EPHRON; $21

We don’t want to generalize but Nora Ephron just gets women. Pick up this book for you and your sister to enjoy a mini book club full of bonding, commiserating, and laughing along. The hardcover, 550 page collection from one of America’s best female voices includes many of Ephron’s essays, along with her novel Heartburn, the screenplay for When Harry Met Sally, a commencement speech, and even some recipes.

Find it: Amazon

7. LIVE EDGE CUTTING BOARD; $55

You could get your mother-in-law the usual bottle of wine or you could get her this one-of-a-kind, olive wood cutting board that she can appreciate for years to come—just like your presence.

Find it: Jayson Home

8. CUSTOM PORTRAIT STATIONARY; $211 AND UP

If your mom—a stickler for thank you notes and a lover of snail mail—claims she has everything she needs, why not splurge on something a little frivolous? Pick your favorite photo of her and have these custom cards made up in her likeness for an unforgettable gift.

Find it: Rifle Paper Co.

9. GOLDIEBLOX AND THE SPINNING MACHINE; $30

Your daughter might grow up to be an engineer—or she might not. Either way, introducing her to spatial skills early and in an engaging way is a valuable gift. Created by a female engineer from Stanford University, GoldieBlox is specifically designed to encourage problem-solving confidence in young girls.

Find it: Amazon

10. REWINED CANDLE; $28

Rosé all day because... it's Tuesday. #roséallday #rewinedrosé #isitfridayyet

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Whether it’s a coworker or a new sister-in-law, there's probably someone on your list who you don’t know very well. These large, recycled-bottle candles feature spot-on scents that evoke specific wines and are a luxurious gift for almost any household.

Find it: Rewined

11. RING CONE; $34

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Get your fiancé a sweet little ring stand to be sure she never loses her new bling. These ceramic cones are handmade from earthenware clay for a charmingly imperfect look.

Find it: Etsy

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15 Funny Novelty Toys For Pets
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Want to get your pet a toy that shares your interests? These cute and amusing novelty creations will provide your dog or cat (and you) with plenty of entertainment, and your human friends will appreciate their strong pun game. And, they're great inspiration for funny Instagram photos.

1. STARBARKS COFFEE; $12

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Amazon

If your dog loves going to Starbucks for a puppuccino, order a grande Starbarks Frenchie Roast so they can get their fix every day.

Find It: Amazon

2. EXCALIGRRR SWORD; $14

ExcaliGRRR Sword dog toy
BarkShop

This chew toy is worth it just to repeat the "Knights of the Hound Table" and "King Arfur" jokes that BarkShop suggests.

Find It: BarkShop

3. THE BARK POST; $10

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BarkShop

Did you know that dogs prefer print media? After all, you can't shred the internet. This newspaper toy is printed with real dog articles from BarkShop's blog, BarkPost.

Find It: BarkShop

4. CAT NIP TEA BAG; $4

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If your ideal Sunday involves lounging on the couch with a good book, a cup of tea, and your cat at your feet, get your kitten its very own tea bag. This handmade toy is filled with organic cat nip and comes in four different ribbon patterns.

Find It: Etsy

5. LICK-CROIX BARKLING WATER; $14

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If your dog loves to ride in your cart while you shop at Whole Foods, get him his own can of LaCroix-inspired Lick-Croix Barkling Water (Pamplemutt flavor, of course). Cheers!

Find It: GlamourMutt

6. HUMUNGA TONGUE; $11

Humunga Tongue dog toy
Amazon

This giant tongue with a ball on the end will make for tons of silly photos. Just make sure you buy the right size for your pooch.

Find It: Amazon

7. DOGGO DOGGO BILLS, Y'ALL; $8

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BarkShop

Have you already spoiled your dog with every fancy bed, jacket, and toy imaginable? Maybe with a stack of money, they can learn to finance their own doggo lifestyle. In addition to squeaking, the toy crinkles just like crisp dollar bills.

Find It: BarkShop

8. RUCKSACK; $10

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BarkShop

Does your pup love the great outdoors? This rucksack is perfect for his travels around the yard—just don't let him chase any cars while carrying it!

Find It: BarkShop

9. BOOM BOX; $11

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BarkShop

When your dog picks up this boom box, he'll look like he's ready to party—or make a grand romantic gesture à la Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything.

Find It: BarkShop

10. CHEWY VUITON HANDBAG; $10

Chewy Vuiton dog toy
Amazon

This Chewy Vuiton purse is perfect for any fashionable doggies, even if they're named Gucci, Prada, or Dolce.

Find It: Amazon

11. TAKEOUT DUMPLINGS; $16

Dog with plush dumpling toys
BarkShop

If your fur baby begs for a bite every time you order in, get them their own "meal" of plush dumplings, complete with a Chinese takeout box replica.

Find It: BarkShop

12. IBONE; $17

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Amazon

Does your dog feel left out when you're Snapchatting or playing Candy Crush? Get him his own "iBone," so you can each stare at your phones in peace.

Find It: Amazon

13. VANDERPUMP SANGRIA; $17

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It's not drinking alone if your dog is drinking with you! Get your overly pampered pooch a bottle of Lisa Vanderpump-branded sangria in pink or red, and settle in for a night of looking for Giggy or Rumpy Pumpy appearances on RHOBH or Vanderpump Rules.

Find It: GlamourMutt

14. CATNIP BANANA PEEL; $7

Your kitty will be tripping all over itself to get ahold of this organic catnip-filled banana peel. And perhaps it can serve as a reminder to increase your own daily fruit intake.

Find It: Etsy

15. ERNESTO THE FISH TACO; FROM $10

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BarkShop

Not all beaches allow dogs to bask in the sun, but that shouldn't stop your pup from enjoying a giant fish taco.

Find It: BarkShop

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11 Prank Gifts for April Fools' (Or Any Day of the Year)
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Whether you're a skilled mischief-maker or a newbie who needs a few ideas, these 11 gag gifts will either make you the most popular prankster around … or the bane of someone's existence. Prank wisely!

1. BANANA PHONE; $40

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone! For April Fools' Day, put this Bluetooth-enabled ringing banana, which you can pair to your cell phone, in the middle of a fruit basket. Stay within range and watch as bystanders go bananas while looking for the source of the call.

Find It: Amazon

2. CRAYONS; $13

Replace all the pens and pencils in your coworker's desk or family's home office with crayons, and simple tasks like taking messages or making to-do lists will devolve into hilarious frustration. Trust us, no one can keep from laughing at the absurdity of jotting notes from the morning meeting down in chunky elementary writing utensils in colors like 'Asparagus' green or Pink Sherbet.

Find It: Amazon

3. 'BATHE AND BREW' GIFT BOX; $8

Are you known for giving fairly terrible gifts? Get in on your own joke and make the coffee addict in your life squirm when they see this convincing-looking shower coffee brewing display gift. They'll be so relieved when they realize it's not real that any present you did buy them will seem like a major upgrade! (Pro tip: Try getting them a bag of their favorite coffee beans to pack inside this spoof gift box.)

Find It: Amazon

4. FARTING ANIMALS COLORING BOOK; $6

All of those coloring books full of intricate mandalas are great, but sneaking this adorably low-brow option into a stack of more calming coloring books is essentially the modern version of slipping a whoopee cushion onto someone's seat.

Find It: Amazon

5. TOILET PAPER EARRINGS; $30

These dainty, dangling earrings are sure to get a laugh out of your friends, who might initially mistake them for serious jewelry.

Find It: Etsy

6. GLITTER EVERYWHERE ENVELOPE; $6

Glitter never goes away. Ever. So be warned that if you send a glitter prank, your friend-turned-frenemy will likely be sparkly through Labor Day. That said, watching an unsuspecting person open an envelope full of glitter? Probably worth whatever punishment—prank or otherwise—comes your way.

Find It: Ruindays.com

7. RELIGHTING CANDLES; $7

Speaking of gifts that keep on giving, April birthday parties are just begging for a few relighting candles.

Find It: Amazon

8. WIRELESS MOUSE; $10

For the coworker who is always complaining that their computer has a mind of its own, this prank is sure to confound. Pair a wireless mouse with their computer and quietly control it from nearby, throwing some chaos into the workday. Is it strange that their computer spontaneously starts blaring "No Diggity" every time they walk away for two minutes? No doubt. (Just make sure you confess and show your coworker that you disconnected the pairing by the end of the day!)

Find It: Amazon

9. BLINKER FLUID; $11

Like selling people on buying bottles of "dehydrated water," convincing a more clueless driver that they need to invest in blinker fluid is a long-standing tradition. Want to play the long game? Put a few drops of water in this empty "blinker fluid" container, leave it on a shelf in their garage, and see how long it takes them to head to the store when they think they need a replacement bottle.

Find It: Amazon

10. TROLL CAKE; $35-60

Got a friend with a penchant for internet commentary, or a trolling uncle you want to get back at in a sweet way? Troll Cakes turns cutting remarks into utterly hilarious cakes, and this so-called "bakery and detective agency" can even locate the address of anonymous social media trolls.

Find It: Troll Cakes

11. RETRO PHONE HANDSET; $13

Love confusing the general public? Sit on a park bench or a corner table at a fast-food joint and carry on a normal conversation through this retro phone handset.

Find It: Amazon

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