Much like their occupants, millennial homes cannot be put into a box. Whether it be a starter home, or a cozy, teeny rented apartment, the millennial home begs to display originality, an awareness of eco-consciousness, efficiency and, of course, fun.

This year, the gargantuan International Home & Housewares show, held in Chicago, featured more than 2,200 exhibitors, showcasing a variety of whimsical and practical products.

Some items are quirky and silly, perfectly adding that extra punch to a home's personality; and others are more practical, helping the young millennial adjust to the rigors of adulthood (yes, you should cook for yourself and not order takeout every night, recent college grad). Whatever your style, here are a few housewares that will certainly spark laughter, conversation and most certainly joy in any millennial home.

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