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Emoji Day: 10 Great Gift Ideas You’ll (Heart) That Aren’t (Poop)

* Great gift ideas inspired by our favorite tiny icons
* Choose your favorite emoji, or get a variety
* There’s everything from backpacks to beach balls

With the recent release of The Emoji Movie (not to mention celebrities releasing their own line of emoji-inspired merch) demand for these digital icons and images has never been more popular. From games to accessories to bedding, here are ten great gift ideas inspired by the mobile phenomenon.

1. Fidget Spinner

The toy phenomenon is said to help kids focus, and this edition by Hand Spinner can last continuously in rotations for one to three minutes. Its pocket-sized, easily transported, and has been used to help everything from ADHD children to staying awake on long car journeys.


2. Uno Emoji

A game night favorite, the classic cards now feature emojis — including a very appropriate selection for the draw-four card.

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3. Wristbands

An Amazon best-seller, these bright wristbands come with four different colors, each with a different expression. They make great gifts or party favors for kids, as you trade, exchange, or share. Or, rock them as a not-so-subtle fashion trend, by layering them with your regular watches, bracelets and cuffs.


4. Beach Balls

These come in a pack of twelve, so you can make a selection of which of the six expressions you would like based on your mood. A best-seller on Amazon, they’ll add a bit of quirk to your next beach trip.


5. Gumball Machine

This 10″ gumball machine comes with a starter pack of edible emoji gumballs, with a variety of faces. It functions as a piggy bank as well, making it a handy tool to teach kids the value of saving. Get your



6. Bracelet

Expression Jewelry has created a slider bracelet with emoji beads, faces framed by a heart in the middle. A fun present for that friend who can’t send a text without the perfect emoji attached.


7. Tumbler

These tumblers come in a two-pack, featuring a variety of popular emojis, and are insulated to keep beverages cool. Already in a gift box, they also come with straws included, making them an ideal housewarming or birthday present.


8. Backpack

Pick one of these up for your child, or for your inner child, and you won’t have to choose just one emoji — it’s emblazoned with all of the most popular expressions. It’s made of polyester, with one external zipper pocket, and one medium internal pocket.

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9. Throw Pillow

This pillow by Throwboy features the happy emoji, which coupled with the bright hue, will lighten up the room. Made of soft plush, it’s filled with polyester fibers, and measures 14″ across. Use it as a throw pillow for the couch or as an accent piece for the dorm room.

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10. Comforter Set

This set can fit a twin or twin XL bed, and includes the comforter, sham, flat sheet, fitted sheet and pillow case. It’s 100% polyester and machine washable, all ready-packed in a bag set.