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    48 Practical Gifts That They'll Actually Use All The Time

    Instead of gifts that just...sit pretty.

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    The early bird gets the worm! To avoid shipping delays come Christmastime, we recommend getting your shopping done sooner rather than later this year so those gifts are under the tree in plenty of time.

    1. As someone who loves jewellery and travelling, I know that the two don't usually go very well together. This accessory travel organiser is a gift that will save someone a lot of time from detangling necklaces!

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    Price: £16.99

    2. This car rubbish bin is guaranteed to be appreciated by anyone that loves a good road trip! If the idea of a car bin wasn't already genius enough, it's foldable and waterproof too.

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    Price: £15.99

    3. This clip on lamp attaches effortlessly to anything from their book page to their laptop screen. It gives off a light that's over 99.9% free from blue rays, making it perfect for nighttime use!

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    Price: £14.78

    4. This best selling Always Pan is an all-in-one piece of cookware, so they can use the same pan for a load of different cooking styles. It also looks very aesthetically pleasing if you ask me, and comes in a range of different colours!

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    Price: £85.00 – it's available in seven different colours. 

    5. Maybe I'm biased here but I love receiving notebooks as presents, and this one is so cute. There's always a need for them, so you know it's a gift that won't go to waste!

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    Price: £6.00

    6. If you know someone whose New Year's resolution is going to be to get their driving license, this Highway Code book also comes with flash cards of road signs, making it a perfectly practical gift.

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    Price: £17.99

    7. Organisers are always useful gifts, and this makeup storage organiser is a portable one, so they can carry it to the bathroom or to their vanity mirror with ease.

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    Price: £29.99

    8. These ice ball makers are great to gift for the festive party season. Made of silicone and BPA free, these moulds make the perfect ice spheres to add to any drink!

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    Price: £12.99 for a set of two moulds. 

    9. For anyone that's always on the go, these wireless earphones are a great idea. Whether they commute to work or are a frequent gym goer, they will always find a use for a gift like this!

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    Price: £29.99 – they're also available in white or blue. 

    10. This selection of Indian curry seasonings is great for anyone that likes to experiment with different flavours in the kitchen!

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    Price: £19.99 for nine different seasonings.

    11. Know someone that always seems to host guests? This cheese board set is the ultimate dinner party necessity, so you know they're guaranteed to whip this bad boy out pretty regularly.

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    Price: £13.95

    12. For anyone that appreciates fine wines, this wooden wine rack has a perfectly neutral design and will keep all of their bottles well laid out and easily accessible. It even comes in three different colours, so you can choose a colour scheme that will fit in with their home decor!

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    Price: £27.00 for a 12 bottle wine rack. 

    13. This watch that also doubles up as a fitness tracker is guaranteed to be appreciated by anyone that's working towards a fitness goal!

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    Price: £89.99 – it's also available in two other colours. 

    14. In my opinion you can never go wrong with gifting a velvety blanket during this time of year. It's the ultimate comfort item that you know they'll be making use of!

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    Price: £15.99 for a 169x229cm blanket – it's also available in seven other colours. 

    15. This leakproof and microwave safe lunchbox has three separate compartments and is even fitted with its own cutlery set, making it a super handy gift for anyone that preps their meals to go!

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    Price: £14.99

    16. They can make sure their accessories are neatly laid out and easy to grab with this accessory stand.

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    Price: £32.00

    17. Make sure they're winter ready with these thick, thermal socks that are guaranteed to keep their feet nice and toasty throughout the colder months!

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    Price: £14.99 for a pack of five pairs – they're available in one size that fits UK sizes 2.5-5.

    18. If you know they hate the cold, you might also like the idea of gifting them these portable, rechargeable hand warmers.

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    Price: £29.99 for a pack of two hand warmers.

    19. They can put some of their daily essentials on the two tiers of this vanity mirror, making their morning routine even more efficient!

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    Price: £34.00

    20. Know someone that's on the hunt for a new winter coat? Treat them to this well insulated North Face jacket!

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    Price: £180.00 – it's available in sizes S-XL. 

    21. If you catch them complaining that their phone gets in the way of their daily run or gym workout, they'll love this smartphone armband.

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    Price: £25.00

    22. They can be inspired by this Gordon Ramsay cookbook which contains 100 recipes that can all be made in 30 minutes or less!

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    Price: £10.00 for a hardcover copy – it's also available for Kindle devices. 

    23. These self watering plant pots are great for the person that struggles to keep up with the maintenance of plants. They've even been created with professional gardeners, so you know they're of the highest quality!

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    Price: £29.95

    24. If they've been trying to upgrade their WFH setup, they're bound to appreciate this desk lamp which is sure to make those late working nights a little more bearable.

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    Price: £25.00 – it's also available in two other colours. 

    25. If they've got long or thick hair, they're guaranteed to appreciate this anti-breakage, detangling hairbrush.

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    Price: £25.00

    26. As well as having an adjustable brightness setting, this digital alarm clock is mirrored so it's guaranteed to blend in nicely with any style of room. If they're the person who's always late, this might be the right gift choice!

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    Price: £10.19

    27. They'll fall head over heels for this Dyson Supersonic hairdryer, which will dry their hair around six times faster than most other hairdryers! It doesn't use extreme heat either, so their hair won't be exposed to as much heat damage.

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    Price: £299.00 for one hairdryer, four different attachments, and a wide-tooth comb. 

    28. Or if you're on a budget, this one comes highly rated and delivers amazing results!

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    Price: £34.99

    29. They can maximise the curl of their natural lashes with this eyelash curler, which would be a great little stocking filler!

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    Price: £3.99

    30. These cosy slippers will be sure to keep their feet nice and toasty as we approach the colder months.

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    Price: £13.99

    31. They can charge their phone in style with this marble effect phone charging stand. How did I not know that these existed?

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    Price: £30.00

    32. If you think they'll prefer something more pocket sized, this power bank will charge their phone two times faster than a computer USB port. I have this exact one and my mum and I always fight over it (true story).

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    Price: £25.99

    33. They can create their very own calming atmosphere with this ultrasonic mist diffuser. All they have to do is pop in some essential oils and this device will distribute the mist evenly throughout the room!

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    Price: £30.00 – it's also available in white.

    34. Manicure tools always come in handy, so you can rest assured knowing they'll get good use out of this kit!

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    Price: £8.99

    35. If they struggle to get a good night's sleep, they'll love this pillow mist. Proven to improve the quality of sleep, this mist is made of a combination of soothing essential oils.

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    Price: £15.00 for a 45ml bottle. 

    36. Their hands will stay well moisturised throughout the colder weather with these jojoba, vanilla, and almond oil scented hand creams.

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    Price: £4.55 for a set of three 50ml hand creams. 

    37. If they're always carrying their bank cards loosely, this wallet could be the perfect gift. It holds up to seven cards and has a super sleek design so it won't be too bulky in their pocket.

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    Price: £12.95 – it's also available in seven other styles.

    38. For someone that loves to cook, this gorgeous cast iron casserole dish would make a great gift that you know they'll make the most out of!

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    Price: £45.00 for a 21cm casserole pot – it's also available in 28cm. 

    39. Hot water bottles are a must-have during this season, so they're guaranteed to love this one which comes with a super soft cover. It even comes in five different colours to choose from!

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    Price: £9.99 – it's available in four other colours. 

    40. Treat them to this set of six white wine glasses which are made from high quality crystal glass!

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    Price: £45.00 for a set of six crystal wine glasses.

    41. Whether they use them for makeup, toiletries, or any other bits and pieces, you're pretty much guaranteed that they'll find a use for these marble print bags.

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    Price: £12.99 for a set of four travel bags. 

    42. If you know someone that's trying to up their water intake, this infused water bottle is so bougie that it might be the thing they need to do it.

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    Price: £17.99 for a 700ml bottle.

    43. Gift the chef in your life with this vinegar and oil bottle, which they can customise themselves by mixing oil and vinegar with any herbs of their choice.

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    Price: £39.95

    44. We all know a music lover that this portable Bluetooth speaker would be perfect for. It has 15 hours of playtime and a 66-foot Bluetooth range – all for less than twenty quid!

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    Price: £17.99

    45. If they're all about DIY, they're bound to appreciate this 18-in-1 snowflake shaped tool. It even comes with a carabiner clip and key ring so it can be hung wherever they choose, making it super portable.

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    Price: £6.99

    46. They're probably in need of a new dressing gown, and this one is super highly rated and cosy.

    John Lewis

    Price: £39.00 – it's available in sizes XS-XL and also comes in three other colours. 

    47. They'll love this air fryer that, judging from TikTok, you can make literally anything in.

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    Price: £37.23 for a 1.5L 900W air fryer. 

    48. If you know someone who isn't much of a morning person, this omelette maker will help to ensure they get a great breakfast with minimal effort.

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    Price: £18.75 for a 750W omelette maker.