The links in the post below may be affiliate links. Read the full disclosure . I joke with friends about the types of gifts we share in our family. Almost all of them are practical. There's really no reason to buy a bunch of fluff, and tools turn out to be some of the most useful gifts we've received. I recently had the chance to review the ergonomic shovel from Bosse Tools . You wouldn't think there was much to improve on with the typical shovel, and you wouldn't think that adding a rotating handle would do much to change the usage, but you'd be wrong. I was wrong! I thought it was just going to be a regular shovel. I used it the first time to load up my van with llama manure (twice!) That was some heavy manure, but I never got tired while I was digging. I then brought it along when our HOA planted fall bulbs. I brought 2 shovels and everyone used each other's tools. Everyone wanted the Bosse shovel. It made digging in our hard clay so much easier!