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.

Pancakes Purse

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Tortilla Pencil Case

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Marshall Amp Fridge

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Felt Guitar Bag

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The Hobbit Hollow Book Safe

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Samurai Sword Bookends

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Blueberry Cheesecake Multi-wick Candle

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Mermaid Tail Wool Blanket

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Sleeping Grizzly Bear Beanbag

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Video Game Controller Soaps

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Catnip Joints

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Catnip Felt Fortune Cookies Cat Toys

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Chocolate Gun in Real Gun Case

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Bullet Twist Pen

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Purse

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Painted Brick Books

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Video Tape Journal

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Cassette Tape Table

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Camera Lens Travel Mug

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Burrito Yoga Mat Carrier

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Sushi Socks

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Cantaloupe Ceramic Bowl

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Beer Belly Waist Pack

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Bike Balls Tail Light

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Birch Tree Log Pillows

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Skull Fireproof Log

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Glass Baggie

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