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When it comes to purchasing gifts for your friend who's always swishing and gurgling wine, you have to think outside the bottle. Gifting them yet another carafe of Merlot has gotten old, and you best believe they'd down and toss it in just a few hours (so much for giving them something they'd remember you for).

But for the rare occasion that they have leftover vino, give them the gift of legit — and we say legit because most wine saving techniques are a sham — wine preservation: the Wine Squirrel. (It's on sale in the Mashable Shop for only $79.)

Using a unique patented sealing mechanism, this ingenious decanter keeps oxygen out and preserves wine for weeks. This allows you to enjoy different bottles by the glass, so you won't have to feel pressured to finish them right away for fear of immediate spoilage.

Wine Squirrel stores the wine inside a high-quality crystal decanter with an airtight seal to maintain its prime condition for weeks after uncorking. Once you open a new bottle, just pour it into the decanter, pop the seal back in, and store it in a cool place. You can even stow it horizontally if you're playing Tetris with the many bottles you have inside the fridge. 

Never let a half-finished bottle of wine go to waste again. Typically $99, grab the Wine Squirrel on sale for $79 — a savings of 20%. (Your giftee doesn't need to know that though.)