36% of people who re-gift an item do so because they had no use for it.
Don’t worry, with this list of 10 practical gifts, that won’t happen to your gift. Read on for a bunch of ideas that are practical Christmas gifts they are sure to love and use often!
1. A Portable Phone Charger/ Power Pack
Have you ever felt that rising panic when your phone is at less than 5% battery and you don’t have access to a charger? We all have. Give them the gift of a green battery bar this year.
A portable phone charger can yield up to two full charges between recharges.
A portable phone charger is slim and lightweight. It’s easy to throw into a purse or backpack or glove box.
This is one of those gifts that you are sure they will use often. It’s a great gift for teens and even your tech-savvy grandma.
2. Amazon Echo Dot
It plays music, tells you the weather, lets you order pizza and will read you the latest news headings.
The Amazon Echo Dot hears you across the room even when it’s noisy. It can even control lights, thermostats, and so much more with compatible connected devices.
This is a practical Christmas gift for anyone, especially your tech-loving friends and family. Looking for something that won’t break the bank? Check out these 4 inexpensive gift ideas.
3. Bamboo Tub Caddy
Who doesn’t love a good soak in the bathtub every now and then? A bathtub caddy is something people don’t think to buy for themselves. Yet, it makes for one of those excellent, practical gift ideas.
Choose a caddy that has room for a bar of soap, a tablet or smartphone, a drink, a book or a candle.
Bathtime will become a whole lot better with this practical gift.
4. Roomba Smart Vacuum
It’s compact and requires absolutely no work on their part. You can schedule it o start whizzing around once a day at a set time. Or they can press clean on the robo vac whenever they want a clean floor.
As far as practical Christmas gifts go, this one is great for anyone who would rather spend their time doing anything else besides vacuuming.
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5. A Couch Caddy
Yes, this is the second caddy on the list. And it’s because caddies have to be one of the top 10 greatest inventions of all time.
A couch caddy sits in between the couch cushions and conveniently holds a couple drinks and remote control. Anyone who has a couch will appreciate this practical and useful gift.
6. An Instant Pot
This gift is great for people who love to cook and for those who don’t. You can make quick and delicious meals in just a few minutes.
From cooking rice in four minutes to bone-in chicken in around 10 minutes, the insta pot cooking times seem too good to be true.
Just dump, turn on and eat. Yum. Give this practical gift to anyone who wants a good dinner and doesn’t always have time to cook.
7. A Purse Magnetic Hook
For all the ladies on your list this year, gift them the gift that they will use over and over again.
A magnetic purse hook lets anyone hang their purse when they are out at a restaurant or bar so that they don’t have to put their nice bag on the dirty floor.
It also works great to hang a purse at their desk at work. Best of all, these hooks are so small, they can live in the purse until they are ready to be used.
So easy and so practical.
8. An Electric Cup Warmer
For all the office workers, this practical gift idea is sure to please. Just plug into a USB outlet and let them enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea all morning.
Even if they get pulled into a long meeting. Yet again.
This mini hot plate is sure to be used every day. It’s a practical Christmas gift for all the office workers on your list.
9.Drop Stop – Car Seat Gap Filler
You might recall seeing this nifty invention on Shark Tank. They thought it was a great idea and we do too!
This ingenious invention fills the gap around the seat belt catch in the car. You’ll be giving a practical gift that they’ll never want to live without ever again.
No more getting scraped knuckles trying to dig for your dropped chapstick, pen, or phone. Say goodbye to the “Carmuda” triangle from where lost objects never return.
This is one of those clever gifts that will make life so much easier for anyone you gift it to. DOn’t be surprised if they end up buying another set for people on their list. That’s what happens with awesome practical gifts, you want to give them to everyone!
10. Sunrise Alarm Clock
Most people between the ages of 16 and 34 years old use their smartphones as an alarm clock.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s reliable – so long as it’s charged. But it’s also jarring and rarely feels natural.
A light-up alarm clock that simulates the sunrise is a gentle way to wake up on a dark, cold morning.
It slowly gets brighter in your room and gradually wakes you up. The result is that you will feel more awake and happier than by being startled out of deep sleep by a blaring beeping.
Final Thoughts on Practical Gifts
Thanks for reading. Now you know that there are a lot of options for practical gifts in any budget.
Remember, just ask yourself “how often would someone use this?” If the answer is every day, then you’ve found a great, practical Christmas gift that is sure to be well received.
Now that you’ve worked so hard shopping for everyone else, enjoy these 5 brilliant ways to treat yourself this holiday season.