From: TIME

The Best (and Worst) Holiday Gifts, According to Science

‘Tis the season—of scrambling to finish your holiday shopping before the big day.

If you’re still looking for some last-minute holiday gifts, there’s a better way to find inspiration than scouring gift guides and mall displays. Here are four types of gifts that, according to science, you should give this year —and three you shouldn’t.

Everyday items, like kitchen gadgets or wardrobe staples, may not feel like slam-dunk gifts, but a study published last year in Current Directions in Psychological Sciencefound that people actually prefer presents they can use for months and years to come, rather than something that makes a statement right when it’s unwrapped.

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