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Give Handmade Gifts So People Can’t Complain

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Somebody painting a tin can an ugly color

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Evil WeekEvil WeekWelcome to Evil Week, our annual dive into all the slightly sketchy hacks we’d usually refrain from recommending. Want to weasel your way into free drinks, play elaborate mind games, or, er, launder some money? We’ve got all the info you need to be successfully unsavory.

There are few gifts more blissful to receive than a lovingly handmade item, maybe a sweater in your exact size and your favorite color, knitted by a grandmother who cares for you and wants you to be happy. A crappy handmade gift, on the other hand, is the worst. And yet, politeness requires you react to these two gifts in the exact same way.

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If you are lazy or cheap or maybe just a little bit evil, you can exploit this feature of human kindness as you plan holiday or birthday gifts. Your kid’s art teacher has been relying on this principle for years, by the way. It’s high time to unleash it on other adults who are expecting actual gifts.

The important thing is that, as you give the gift, you make it very clear that this gift is handmade. Really rub it in by personalizing the gift. Even if you’re making the same craft for everybody, explain to the recipient how you used their favorite color or incorporated some interest you believe they have.

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If you want to be really evil, take the personalization step too far. Knit their name into the hat. Create a painting for a specific, high visibility spot in their home. Give them “gourmet” homemade cookies with peppermint chunks if you know they hate peppermint. It’s a perfect way to mess with that cousin you dislike without giving him a way to hit back—just watch out in case he gives you a similarly thoughtful gift next year.

But you don’t have to be any more evil than you’d like. Pointing out that a gift is homemade is simply a handy get-out-of-jail-free card to evade criticism. You can remind yourself of this as you knit a sweater with love that you fear might turn out unwearably wonky. Or you can remember this with glee on December 23 as you decide to just glue some shit onto a toilet paper roll instead of going Christmas shopping.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
Black Wireless Charger Lamp | $20 | Amazon | Promo code ABC88699

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Grab this offer while it’s still around!


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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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