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It’s that time again – when your search results are filled with variations of “X best gift ideas for Y” -style items. And that seems to be one of them, but it isn’t. Well it is. But it is not.
Because if you are looking for quick help from the algorithm on what to buy your vaguely intimidating boss or brother-in-law whose policies you are dying to keep a mystery, it means you keep seeing the same ideas over and over, you probably won’t be anyone with your abilities to amaze as a gift. And because the algorithm is an emotionless god, you’ll likely give someone the same gift you got from the other six people by Googling, “Best gifts for coworkers I barely know, except for us in adjoining toilet stalls together have cried ”.
It is important to find a unique gift. You want your gift recipient to feel special and feel like you pondered the gift. You want them to see your gift and think, ‘Wow, you are really getting me!’ Or at least, ‘huh, that was … unexpected.’
Well you’re in luck because this isn’t a typical gift guide. This is a list of thoughtful, useful, and interesting gifts that have flown under the radar that cannot be found on most other lists. Probably.