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13 Sleek Gifts for Graphic Designers

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Designers are known for their finicky love for aesthetics. Give them a gift that celebrates their ability to make the world a prettier place.

1. TYPOGRAPHY MEMORY GAME; $22

Language on deck: This memory game challenges typography lovers to remember the names of various font types. The 50-card kit also includes a typographical glossary detailing the main terms and the evolution of type design.

Find It: Amazon

2. DUST CLOUD SCREEN CLEANING SET; $18

The screens that some designers need to create clean images can get dirty pretty often. Present your loved one with this whimsical approach to desktop hygiene. The cloud-themed collection includes a cleaning cloth, a misting bottle, and three cleaning stickers, which can can hang out on the back of a smartphone until they're needed.

Find It: Uncommon Goods

3. RAINBOW TEMPORARY TATTOOS; $15

Temporary tats aren't just for kids anymore. These non-toxic tattoos from Tattly are made in the U.S. with safe, vegetable-based ink and each of the eight designs feature colorful images by Swiss artist Tina Roth Eisenberg.

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4. RAINBOW GRADIENT CARDS; $9

Is there anything more satisfying than a good rainbow gradient? These colorful cards from Brooklyn duo Frederick & Mae are sure to make any artistic giftee swoon. The colorful deck—housed in a thick black box with a silver foil design printed on the front—features a small booklet that explains the history of card decks and various traditional games.

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5. FACE BANK; $30

This bank from Japanese designer Takada is nothing like the traditional change-holding pigs. The mechanical bank resembles a mouth and nose and reacts to touch by beginning to chew. It's unclear if anyone really wants a battery-operated bank that nibbles on loose change, but it's likely to be a hit with fans of the comic artist Joan Cornellà.

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6. WORD CLOCK; $80

Mix up your loved one's routine with a time piece that breaks the mold of traditional clocks by spelling out the time. The out-the-box approach to time is sure to inspire some other groundbreaking ideas.

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7. POLAROID DIGITAL CAMERA; $99

Go retro: This Polaroid instant camera is less than 5 inches long and fits neatly into a shirt pocket or small purse. Despite its small size, it has a 10-megapixel sensor and a micro DS that holds up to 32 GB. It uses ZINK to print out vibrant 2 by 3-inch prints that have adhesive backs in under a minute. (That's right—instant stickers.)

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8. CMYK PIN; $8

Enamel pins are all the rage. This particular pin is designed after the CMYK color model, which is commonly used in color printing. Cyan, magenta, and yellow overlap to create black (key) at the center.

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9. COLOR MATCHING MUG; $13

These ceramic MyCuppa mugs offer color matching swatches on the inside, designed to help determine the strength of each cup of tea or brew. Each mug has four colors for comparison, ranging from black/just tea to milky.

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10. PANTONE CARD HOLDER; $9

Business cards will have a nice home in one of these sleek card holders modeled after Pantone paint chips. They come in real Pantone colors—like Keepsake Lilac, Sunshine, and Indian Teal— but are not meant for color identification. Instead, the vibrant colors are just a celebration of the company and their iconic color matching system. They can fit eight to 10 credit cards or about 20 business cards.

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11. DESK HAMMOCK; $8

Long hours at the computer can take a toll on anyone. If you know a web designer who's working late into the night, gift the chance to secretly kick back while on the clock. This tiny, 25-inch-long hammock fits comfortably under most desks and includes rope and brackets so that it can be installed just like a regular hammock.

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12. KEYBOARD WAFFLE MAKER; $70

Ever want to eat your keyboard? No? Well, you still can, in the form of a waffle. Give your friend this keyboard-shaped waffle press and then invite yourself over for breakfast. This aluminum iron features a heat-resistant handle, so it can be placed on the grill or a stovetop for quick cooking.

Find it: Uncommon Goods

13. EO2 BY ELECTRIC OBJECTS; $299

Art lovers don't have to be restricted to a single, motionless image. With Electric Objects, designs can be changed instantly, right in their frame. Once the EO2 is installed, a corresponding app will allow the user to change the artwork right from a phone or tablet. Owners can upload their own pieces or choose from the expansive EO library that's filled with over 30,000 different works.

Find It: Electric Objects

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

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2. EXCALIGRRR SWORD; $14

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

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3. THE BARK POST; $10

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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

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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.

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

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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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