The Best Gifts For Friends: 25 Unique Ideas For Your Chosen Family

The Best Gifts For Friends: 25 Unique Ideas For Your Chosen Family
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From cocktail mixers to fuzzy slippers to leather AirPod cases, the best gifts for friends are the ones that spark a little joy in your BFFs.

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LifeHacker.com | 22. 05. 2022 19:43:18 | Lifestyle

This is the third summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, and people are ready to travel. Over the past two years, so many vacation plans have been cancelled, only to be rescheduled and cancelled again. Now more than ever, increasing numbers of people are ready to pretend the pandemic is over and book some flights. So if…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 22. 05. 2022 18:10:56 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 22. 05. 2022 15:02:25 | Lifestyle

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WSJ.com | 22. 05. 2022 00:39:21 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 21. 05. 2022 20:01:17 | Lifestyle

Painting interior walls in your home is one of those tasks that seems pretty quick and simple, but usually ends up being far more work than you anticipated. That’s because it’s not only a matter of brushing or rolling on a coat of fresh paint—there’s also all the prep work and cleanup that goes along with it (and…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 21. 05. 2022 18:19:38 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 21. 05. 2022 15:56:03 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 21. 05. 2022 03:59:47 | Lifestyle

A long time ago, smartphones were small. Like, really small. It used to be a given that such a device should fit snugly in the hand, so you could do everything you need to with it using only your thumb. They certainly don’t make ‘em like they used to.In 2022, most “smaller” smartphones are still enormous, sporting…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 21. 05. 2022 03:59:45 | Lifestyle

Seltzer, or sparkling water if you’re fancy (“spicy water” if you’re my kid), has been having a moment since at least 2016. At my Target, there is an entire wall dedicated to the many-faceted flavor combinations of LaCroix, Spindrift, Bubly, Waterloo, Aha, Polar, and Sparkling Ice, not to mention Target’s knock-off…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 21. 05. 2022 03:59:43 | Lifestyle

When the bill comes at the end of dinner a dinner out with friends or family, things can get awkward, fast. Maybe you’re an adult who isn’t sure if it’s appropriate to keep letting your parents will pick up the tab. Maybe you’re on a first date and don’t want to give the impression you’re a mooch—or deal with the…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 21:09:54 | Lifestyle

For Mac enthusiasts and power users, 1Password has been the password manager of choice for more than a decade. But with a redesign and a new killer feature, we think 1Password 8 is now the best password manager for everyone using a Mac, period.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 21:09:52 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 21:09:50 | Lifestyle

I recently had the chance to sample Bushmill’s second Rare Casks expression, a 29-year-old single malt Irish Whiskey finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks. This stuff retails for a whopping $750, and it’s worth it. It was initially (triple) distilled in 1992 and aged in bourbon barrels until 2004, then transferred to…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:48 | Lifestyle

We all know bleach is great for stain-lifting and disinfecting. Its active ingredient, sodium hypochlorite, quickly attacks and denatures the proteins in micro-organisms, killing bacteria, fungus and viruses. And according to the American Cleaning Institute, it’s the oxidizing properties of bleach that convert…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:46 | Lifestyle

If you’re the competitive type and simply texting your dad and friend group your Wordle score first thing in the morning isn’t doing it for you, you can try the newest iteration in the Wordle copycat universe: WeWordle. WeWordle lets you compete with others online—reminiscent of the olden days of Words with Friends,…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:44 | Lifestyle

We know exactly what we’re in for when the plot of a high school movie reaches prom season. The dramatic crowning of prom royalty. Spontaneous speeches that somehow sound scripted. Synchronized dance numbers. A stirring ‘80s power ballad, even if the movie is set in 2008. My prom experience was, uh, not that, but I…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:43 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:41 | Lifestyle

This week, take advice from America’s greatest living artist and national treasure, Dr. Taylor Swift. We also consider cringe, investigate Poppy Playtime, and analyze Master Chief’s power armor. Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:39 | Lifestyle

Potty training a toddler is no joke. Between the accidents and the stubborn refusals to “try,” getting a toddler to do their business in an actual toilet tends to be a long, drawn-out process, no matter what the experts promise. One issue, in particular, that often crops up while potty training is the flat-out refusal…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:37 | Lifestyle

Have you ever gotten a bad meal at a restaurant, then proceeded to eat it anyway? Have you ever told a stylist you love your new highlights, even while you’re mentally figuring out whether you can afford an immediate color correction at another salon? You may think you’re just being polite in these situations, but…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:34 | Lifestyle

Scams are in the zeitgeist right now, which means they’re popping up in podcasts all over the place, in shows from the biggest media companies to the tiniest of indies. From mysterious boys emerging from the wild to con a whole town in Chameleon: Wild Boys to an entrepreneur bilking investors out of millions of…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:32 | Lifestyle

You know how to properly clean and how to properly load your dishwasher—so why are some of your dishes coming out dirtier than others? If the last thing you want is to pay for a repair person—or worse, have to buy a whole new machine—you might be in luck. The reason your dishwasher may not be cleaning your dirty…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:30 | Lifestyle

Following the horrifying news of the war in Ukraine from afar can make you feel powerless to help. And while there are some concrete things you can do to help Ukrainian citizens under siege, once you’ve done so, there’s nothing wrong with engaging in a little trolling: The hacktivist site WasteRussianTime.today lets…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 19:59:28 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:56:13 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:56:09 | Lifestyle

“Pesto” is so often the answer to “What do I do with these wilted herbs/carrot tops/abundance of basil?” It’s a good answer. Combining plant parts with cheese, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil always makes for a tasty time, but pine nuts and parm are expensive, and making read-deal pesto often requires some amount of…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:56:05 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:56:01 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:57 | Lifestyle

If you’re planning a vacation, and considering taking a cruise, I urge you to do literally anything else with your time off. Cruises are the worst. You might have visions of enjoying tropical breezes while the sun sets into the ocean, but in reality, you’re going to be packed into a floating nightmare with thousands…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:53 | Lifestyle

2022 has been a rough year for the average consumer’s wallet. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the United States is facing an 8.3% increase in inflation in the last twelve months, affecting nearly every industry. Since wages have not risen at a commensurate rate to inflation, millions of Americans have no…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:50 | Lifestyle

Everyone gets a little nervous when it comes to dating. Experiencing butterflies in your stomach as you anticipate your date’s text message or wondering if they feel the same way about you is pretty normal. But for someone who has anxiety, those feelings are much more intense and occur more frequently. Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:46 | Lifestyle

Love it or hate it, everyone who’s encountered fish sauce can agree it’s anything but bland—yet that’s exactly what vegan fish sauce often is. Taking a whiff or little taste of anything with the words “fish sauce” on the label should be a borderline unpleasant experience. Why do so many vegan alternatives refuse to go…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:42 | Lifestyle

If you’re thinking about your next vacation splash out, you might be considering booking a cruise. Cruise ship-related horrors of the early pandemic aside, cruises remain popular for a lot of reasons—they offer an all-inclusive vacation that moves to a range of exotic locales, can avoid bad weather simply by changing…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:38 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:34 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:30 | Lifestyle

In the wide world of Wordle alternatives, competitive versions are especially tricky to design. What does it mean to play against somebody? How do you interact? How thrilling is the victory, how agonizing the defeat? Squabble is chaotic and nerve-wracking, and P3nto is nearly inscrutable. But a newcomer, Mordle, has…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:25 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:21 | Lifestyle

You can’t pick up a stranger’s iPhones and use it as your own: Authentication measures, like Face ID, Touch ID, and passcodes, ensure the only people who can access our iPhones are us and the people we trust. However, even if you can’t check out someone’s messages or open up their Instagram without unlocking the phone…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:16 | Lifestyle

For most of my life, I thought I didn’t like grapefruit. I loved the flavor—grapefruit seltzer is the tops—and the scent, but the actual fruit? Too bitter, even with sugar dumped on top (how my dad always used to eat it) and too messy (the number of times I squirted myself in the eye with citrus juice while attempting…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:13 | Lifestyle

Every year since about 2006, it seems like we get a new statistic about how many people are wearing the wrong bra size, which always inspires a slew of news stories about how Jennifer from Long Island thought she was a 36D but is actually a 30F. With all due respect to the Jennifers of the world, stories like these…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:10 | Lifestyle

Windows 11’s next major overhaul is nearly ready to launch, and it appears poised to bring big changes to the look and usability of Microsoft’s operating system.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 20. 05. 2022 02:55:08 | Lifestyle

Bear encounters are no longer just a rural happenstance. This week, a bear was tranquilized and removed from the backyard in the suburban town of Haledon, New Jersey. In April, police in Asheville, N. C. received three reports of bear sightings in the city’s downtown area. These two communities join a growing list of…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:38 | Lifestyle

From age thirteen until I went off to college, I held a myriad of different jobs. I worked as a Little League umpire, a bus boy, a grocery store cashier, a summer camp counselor, a lawn mower, and a focus group participant. The pay for these jobs varied widely, as did the emotional and physical toll they took. While I…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:36 | Lifestyle

Half the fun of being a music fan is gathering facts about the songs you love, and even if you have super niche music tastes, several—if not many—of your favorite songs are everybody else’s favorite songs. With that in mind, we’re going to look at the 100 most streamed-songs on Spotify and share one interesting fact…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:33 | Lifestyle

Canned milk is minefield. Even if you know the difference between sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk, it is startlingly easy to purchase the wrong one. Don’t get me wrong: I love them both. Sweetened condensed milk makes an excellent caramel sauce (in your slow cooker or Instant Pot), an easy batch of fudge,…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:31 | Lifestyle

After tweeting out a joke and a screenshot of someone messaging me on Hinge, I read through a lot of complaints (mostly from men) about how it feels like there are only two options when you reach out to someone on dating apps: Get ignored or get mocked. And with the option record a voice message on your profile, the…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:29 | Lifestyle

Many people shy away from having all-white walls in their home for fear the rooms will look too sterile and bleak. While a white room can look stark if not decorated, there are several design elements one can bring in to warm up the space—especially if you don’t want to bother painting or you’re renting a place where…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:26 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:24 | Lifestyle

Android users take heed: there’s a new piece of malware cropping up on the Google Play Store, and it’s coming for your data. Dubbed “Facestealer,” this new malware can steal personal information on your phone, hijack your social media passwords by forcing fake logins, and blast your device with invasive ads.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:21 | Lifestyle

There are times when you’ll need to type a character that isn’t displayed on your keyboard, be it a letter with an accent, the degree symbol, or a currency symbol. Special characters are common in many languages, but they are more rare in English. So much so that by default, there’s no obvious way of entering them on…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:18 | Lifestyle

When a celebrity dies, it’s normal to grieve. Sure, it probably indicates you had something of a parasocial relationship with that person (as they likely did not know who you are), but they may have meant something to you—even if those around you don’t seem to get it. Generally, people want to be helpful and kind when…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:14 | Lifestyle

Even as headlines shout about the booming job market and the millions of open positions across the country, finding a job and advancing in your career in a competitive, capitalistic society remains a cutthroat game. You may spend years of your life—and a bunch of money—on an education that can give you an edge, but…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:10 | Lifestyle

If you’ve been looking forward to long-awaited summer travel, one aspect you might be dreading is getting hit with a last-minute baggage fee at the airport. You’re already made to pay extra for WiFi, seat selection, and sometimes even headphones—and when it comes to your baggage, it’s safe to assume that all airlines…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:01:05 | Lifestyle

Raw garlic is a powerful, potent force that can be harnessed to create surprisingly subtle effects. One of the easiest ways to do this is to halve a raw, peeled clove, then rub that clove on a serving bowl, plate, or platter. Doing so imparts a hint of garlic flavor and aroma to the dish without overpowering other,…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:00:41 | Lifestyle

Not everyone loves the sun. Not everyone loves the sand. Not everyone loves to swim. There are no shortage of ways for a person to fashion themselves as “not a beach person.” But maybe they’re just not doing it right. When properly prepared, the beach is a wonderful way to relax on a summer day and spend some time in…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 05. 2022 03:00:37 | Lifestyle

Smallpox is the only disease we’ve ever managed to fully eradicate in humans; it hasn’t existed anywhere in the world since 1980. But its close relative, monkeypox, is still around. Monkeypox isn’t anywhere near as dangerous as smallpox, but a few recent outbreaks have public health officials worried. Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 05. 2022 22:51:10 | Lifestyle

Your app subscriptions on iPhone can now get more expensive without requiring you to opt in to the new pricing. Apple recently implemented a new rule that allows developers to quietly raise subscription prices, so long as they don’t exceed a certain amount. Since many app subscriptions aren’t that expensive, you might…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 05. 2022 22:51:04 | Lifestyle

I recently realized that I had been interpreting Elsa’s big “Let It Go” number from Frozen incorrectly these last several years when it comes to my kids and helping them manage (or not) their big emotions. It finally struck me that the song is not about how great it is to express your emotions—but that I could still…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 05. 2022 22:50:57 | Lifestyle

You’ve probably experienced monthly or yearly fluctuations in your budgeting and spending (or a weekly one; hey, inflation). At times it may seem like you’re just hanging on for dear life. But if you think long term and big picture about your financial well-being, there exists a general structure to help you earn,…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 05. 2022 22:50:51 | Lifestyle

With COVID cases on the upswing again (we’re on, what, the fifth wave? The seventh?) it’s important to know that there’s a medication that can prevent severe disease in people who are at high risk of complications. It’s called Paxlovid. But not everyone is eligible to receive it. Here’s how to find out if you qualify. Read more...

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