Remember the episode of Boy Meets World when Cory’s dad bought his mom a trash compactor as a gift for their anniversary? She was not a happy camper until (spoiler alert!) he forked over a pearl necklace. There seems to always be a struggle between buying frivolous, if well-intentioned, knickknacks and gifts that are full of heart. Here are seven examples that prove practicality doesn’t always equal boredom.