Gift Ideas That Look Like One Thing But Are Actually Something Else

There’s magic in seeing an everyday item masquerading as something else. Even more magical is a gift that’s just as useful as it is whimsical. These novelty goods will make your loved one do a serious double take. Are those bookends or a samurai sword? Is that a sleeping grizzly bear or a bean bag?

Plenty of these imaginative goods are actually handcrafted by independent artisans, so these are truly win-win conversation starters.

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