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    39 Gifts For For The Most Practical Person You Know

    Practical gifts are the best gifts. Go ahead, fight me!

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    1. An odor-neutralizing candle that'll be better than any OTHER candles for folks who live in multiple pet households. Or non-pet people!

    Amazon, Fiorella Alvarez

    You're thinking "A candle in a gift guide? Revolutionary, Elizabeth." But HEAR ME OUT. I used to live with an adorable but v slobbery English bullie named Cleo (pictured in her festive glory) and lighting one of these for 10–20 minutes annihilated any hints of eau de dog or roasting Brussels sprouts in our small apartment. And these smell like regular candles, (not your typical odor-neutralizing ones), so really they're the best. Check out my full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.85 (available in 23 scents).

    2. And Poo-Pourri — it can APPEAR like a gag gift but will turn out to be the most useful thing in a bathroom (aside from toilet paper and indoor plumbing). Did someone say "stocking stuffer?"


    I'm not getting this for my little brother for Christmas. Now let's see if you actually read my stories, Walt! Hehe.

    Promising review: "We are a family of six in a small one-bathroom house. This is, to put it lightly, a horrific nightmare — particularly after my teenage son spends some time in the bathroom. After a couple of weeks of gentle encouragement ('YOU ARE KILLING EVERYONE. SPRAY THAT STUFF ON THE WATER BEFORE YOU POOP OR I'M TAKING AWAY YOUR PHONE AND, SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND TELL HER EXACTLY WHY YOU GOT IT TAKEN AWAY.') he started using it regularly. The bathroom is much less disgusting now after he leaves." —Supa D

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in several sizes and scents).

    3. An iced tea tumbler so they'll serve up the tea *and* drink it while they're going on about their day.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $19.99.

    4. A minimalist planner for folks who are already overwhelmed by the mere mention of bullet journaling but still need to stay organized on paper.


    I can't be the only one stressed by the thought of all the organization it takes to keep up a bullet journal.... This planner has 12 months of weekly and monthly pages, 68 ruled pages, calendar stickers, and in inner pouch.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two sizes).

    Not quite what they'd like? Check out our top picks for the best planners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    5. A *buzzy* electric toothbrush that won't break the bank and that their dentist will be very glad you bought for them.


    They'll also be glad they're not getting yelled at every time they go in for a dental cleaning. The Quip won our budget category for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews. It's recommended by the ADA and on a subscription so they'll be able to get a *fresh* toothbrush head on the reg. (C'mon, how many times have you asked "Is this your tile-scrubbing toothbrush?" only to find out that haggard thing is what they put in their mouth!!!)

    Get it from Quip for $25+.

    6. And a water flosser for anyone who has braces, crowns, or who just really hates flossing but is tired of being on the receiving end of their dentist's wrath.


    This flosser was awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. Has 10 pressure settings, 7 water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity.

    Promising review: "I purchased two of them for my daughter and husband and they love it. They both have braces and have a hard time flossing so their orthodontist recommended a Waterpik to help. I found this one and it had good reviews so I tried it. This product worked so well for them and it's so easy to use. Since using this their orthodontist gave both of them great reviews. On their last cleaning and checkup the dentist told them they see a huge improvement. She told them to keep using it because it's working well for them. I highly recommend it to anyone with braces. 😬👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 The only thing I don't like is that there is no case for the other attachments. I'd like to be able to put them up or hang them up." —Charles & Rosanna Kaelble

    Get it from Amazon for $79.97+ (available in seven colors).

    And if they're short on bathroom counter space (I can relate!), consider a travel Waterpik for $37.99.

    7. A sleek canvas diaper bag with a matching pouch and an easy-to-clean changing pad that'll go with everything. Aka, it'll be one less thing to think about when they're caring for a tiny human!


    Get it from Beautycounter for $98.

    8. Shittens — aka some mitten-like cleaning wipes any new parent may break down and happy cry upon unwrapping.


    This'll help you get into all the crevices during the messiest of diaper changes. They're also safe to use on adult humans and pets!

    Promising review: "After a few trials and tribulations with the "s***ten" I have found it to be a very durable product. Both forward/reverse and lateral wipes with the mitten achieve desirable results. Its durability stands up to even the most abrasive medias such as corn and oats. The amount of wiping area is also impressive, it allows the user to not only have detailed action with the finger tips but also utilize the anterior and posterior faces of the mitten for wiping. Of course all of this is subject the wrist flexibility of the user." —Justin P.

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    9. A drawer full of clothing essentials for the person who's constantly wearing holey undershirts and/or socks. Eep.

    Your recipient can choose new ~premium~ socks, underwear, tees and joggers to suit their style.

    Get a gift card from Basic Outfitters for $70+ to put toward their custom drawer.

    10. And a Bombfell gift card so they can step up their fashion game with the help of stylist-selected pieces, even if they refuse to wear anything you pick out for them.

    The recipient fills out a personal style survey, stylists hand select items, the recipient tries on the pieces, and your recipient only keeps and pays for what they want. My brother recently tried the service and is *extremely* into the nice-looking dress pants he did a lunge in his kitchen while wearing to demonstrate their flexibility via text. lol

    Get a gift card from Bombfell for $100+.

    11. A brown sugar saver disguised as an adorable terra cotta bear that baking fiends *might* be sad they didn't know was a thing 'til now.


    Promising review: "Had a large amount of brown sugar and couldn't keep it soft, even in a tight container. I purchased new 5-quart jars for my flour, sugar, and so forth, and quickly realized my brown sugar was a ROCK! I purchased this, soaked it, and placed it in the sugar as instructed. Within hours it was soft again! I have about 2 lbs. of sugar in the 5-quart jar currently. The jar is sealed with a gasket but I haven't had to re-soak the bear yet (only a month in use currently). Would recommend to anyone at this point, just mad I have wasted so much brown sugar over the years. I have not used it for any of the other uses, like cookies or bread, but will probably purchase more in the future since this little bear is dedicated to my brown sugar." —diosa

    Get two from Amazon for $10.96.

    12. A wind-resistant umbrella that won't end up in the graveyard of warped umbrellas that failed them during soggy gusts.


    Promising review: "I get so many compliments on this umbrella! It is cute, and it has stood up to every storm I’ve been through with it. Also, it’s a pretty cool perk that when I fold my umbrella down, the outside is dry! Didn’t even think about that when I bought it, but that’s pretty darn cool." —Melanie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 36 styles).

    13. A travel pillow even frequent flyers who pack light and have sensitive skin will find room to bring along on their next adventure.


    FYI, this won as the best travel pillow in our highest-price category on BuzzFeed Reviews. Highlights include straps that'll attach to headrest wings so you can avoid disturbing neighbors, a flat back for an aligned spine, raised sides for extra support, and a removable machine-washable cover.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in five colors).

    14. Stylish glasses with built-in lenses that'll help lessen eye strain for someone who looks at a computer screen all day... and then scrolls through Instagram for an hour before bed every night. (It me!)


    Made with scratch-resistant nylon lenses with backside anti-reflective coating. Blue light lens technology that blocks 30% of HEV light. For every pair of glasses sold, the company donates a pair of glasses to someone in need.

    Get them from DIFF for $65.

    15. A temperature-regulating hygro cotton comforter that also has moisture-wicking powers, making it perfect for your bedmate who never seems to be at the right temp.


    The best gifts are the ones that YOU can use too ;). Made of 300-thread count cotton.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $121.99+ (available in five sizes). And check out the temperature-regulating pillows from the same line!

    16. A sensitive skin–safe beauty set for anyone who's just getting into a skincare routine and isn't sure where to start.

    First Aid Beauty

    Includes a rich repair cream, irritant-free cleanser, exfoliating treatment pads, an oatmeal mask, and hydrating serum. Allergy-tested, nut-free, nano-free.

    Get it from First Aid Beauty for $48.

    17. A Ninja blender people who adore smoothies and other blended concoctions swear by... and they will too!


    This is a solid blender for cocktail and smoothie lovers. Also, lots of parts are dishwasher-safe! If you aren't already sold, this won out in the budget price point for the best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.

    18. Gorgeous measuring cups to not only look lovely in Insta flat lays, but also come in handy with their hook-able handles, and etched measurements that won't fade in the wash.


    Putting these on my wish list ASAP. Includes spoons and cups for 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1-cup.

    Get them from Amazon for $18.95.

    19. A luxe-looking blanket they can use to protect their couch from the dog, or just snuggle up in for some serious winter hibernation!,

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in several colors and sizes).

    20. Stone drink coasters that'll be so pretty, guests will barely register that they're *even more* practical because they're absorbent!


    Get four from Amazon for $14.99.

    21. A cool-touch tea kettle perfect for the tea obsessive who's always losing their oven mitts.


    This is on my personal wish list!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $38.99.

    22. A tangle-taming brush any parent with a kid full of hair will love you for gifting because it'll turn the post-bath chore into something possibly even pleasant?!?!


    Promising review: "I'm a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to comb her own hair now." —Nguyen P.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.77 (also available in black).

    23. A collapsible laundry tote anyone who lugs their dirty duds to the laundromat or up and down stairs is sure to greatly appreciate.


    Get it from Amazon for $18.01+ (available in six colors).

    24. An all-in-one printer to help them print, copy, scan, and fax documents. And then, of course, print photos so everyone can take home that amazing family holiday photo opp *right* after they pose for it.


    It has simple Wi-Fi setup and automatic two-sided printing.

    Get it from HP for $99.99.

    25. A barista-approved cold brew maker — it could help them cut down on their Starbucks habit. So really, win-win.


    Oh and it's Japanese, which'll convince them it's way more luxe than its under $20 price. More important deets include that it makes 4-6 servings, has a 1-liter capacity, is dishwasher-safe, and has a reusable filter. We're a little obsessed with it because it won out as our budget pick for the best cold brew maker on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.64+ (available in three colors).

    26. And a coffee subscription delivered right to their door so they can stay deliciously caffeinated as the universe intended.

    This coffee-of-the-month club includes a bag of coffee, postcard detailing the deets of the beans, and roasting tips. You can choose between whole bean or ground, three bag sizes, and two roast types. Check out some BuzzFeeders' reviews of the subscription service.

    Get a 3-month gift subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $60.

    27. Dishwasher-safe spoon rests for the chef who's tired of waiting on the wash cycle for a novelty spoon rest to be ready for saucey messes once again.


    Includes four spoon rests made of 100% food-grade silicone that's heat-resistant, non-toxic, BPA-free, durable, and flexible.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.39+ (available in two sizes).

    28. A kitchen scale with etched measurement conversions any baker or meal prepper extraordinaire will find themselves using on the reg.


    It measures grams, ounces, pounds, mililiters, and fluid ounces. Has a 11lbs/5kg capacity and requires one CR2032 battery (included).

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $24.99.

    29. A heat-resistant mat for hot hair tools so they'll be able to park their hot-as-heck curling iron without leaving a path of destruction.


    AND this curls up around your hair tool to create a protective barrier for travel!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in gray).

    30. A MakeupEraser cloth to help them take off a full face without using tons of disposable cloths or ruining their nice washcloths.


    I can personally attest that these things get off all of your makeup, unlike disposable wipes. I wear three(!) kinds of waterproof mascara, long-lasting liquid foundation, and a whole other mess of makeup every day, and I use these on the reg. But if my word isn't good enough for you, we tested and determined it as the mid-price pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    31. A bidet attachment — it could be just the thing for folks you use SO MUCH TOILET PAPER you can't believe.


    SERIOUSLY. What the heck? We tested (yep, tested) to zero in on the best toilet paper for BuzzFeed Reviews and rather than suggest a super pricey disposable thing you use to wipe yourself clean, we recommended investing in this bidet attachment for the highest price point.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50 (available in two color combos).

    32. A bright (but great!) razor you can subscribe to on their behalf so they'll never be forced to use an irritating, dull blade in desperate times.

    I use Billie razors (and shave cream and lotion), and love them. The razors feel nice in your hand and are bright enough to spot in the shower before I put in my contacts. (My vision is bad.) Oh, and they can mount the magnetic handle to their shower wall!

    Get a starter kit from Billie for $9 (includes the razor handle, magnetic holder, and two 5-blade razor cartridges).

    33. Disposable shaving mats — a not-so-subtle reminder that they always make a mess of the bathroom.


    Get three from Manscaped for $3.99.

    34. A holy grail Instant Pot to please people who love to cook or people who swear they can't even boil water.


    It works as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out a BuzzFeeder's review and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. Still unconvinced? Look at all the yummy Amazon reviewer photos.

    Promising review: "There are so many people who say the can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of not being able to cook. This little appliance helps expand our menu and I Have learned to do so much with it. I will sum up in a nutshell, I love how easy it is and how I throw everything in it comes out done. No stirring and not many messy dishes. I still don't love it for meats (which I don't eat much of anyway), but I think that's just a matter of needing to experiment more with them. I seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here!" —Aundrea

    Get it from Amazon for $72.07+ (available in 3-, 6-, or 8-quart sizes).

    35. Quick-dry bath towels because maybe theirs look so bad, you never want to actually dry your hands on them.


    Not only are these 100% cotton and quick-drying, they're easy on the wallet and won out as the top pick for the best bath towels on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get a three-piece set (a washcloth, hand towel, and bath towel) from Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight colors and several size combos).

    36. A spinning makeup organizer that'll help clear their vanity and keep them organized. (But really, it's mostly for your sake.)


    Get it from Amazon for $25.88.

    37. A portable external battery for the person whose phone always seems to be on 10%. Or really anyone! Chargers are GREAT.


    Has enough power to provide two charges to an iPhone 6s or at least one to a Galaxy S7. Includes the PowerCore 5000, travel pouch, Micro-USB cable, welcome guide, and 18-month warranty.

    Promising reviews: "I bought this during the height of the Pokemon Go release craze, and it worked great for keeping my phone alive so I could try and find something other than Pidgeys. I don't play anymore but it still works as a good life extender while on long flights between my two work offices." —Kim Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    Also check out our top picks for the best portable chargers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    38. Incredibly resilient socks because ones with an avocado print are great and all but they'll probably appreciate some with with a lifetime guarantee considerably more.


    Want more info on that warranty? They're unconditionally guaranteed for life.

    Promising review: "Best socks ever! I'm a nurse full time and a carpenter part time. These socks are amazing, as are most high content merino wool garments. But, these are are well-made America products! These are ALL I wear. It took 4 pairs 2.5 years to wear down the external layer on the balls of my feet. Cost me a couple bucks to return them, had new ones on my abused feet within a few short weeks! I'm good for a couple more year's! Merino wool is amazing, no stink, no itch, durable and feel great when it's hot or cold outdoors. Ask any back country hiker/climber, nearly every garment they use is typically made of merino wool; long johns, gloves, hats etc. Did I say, 'these are made in Vermont!'" —William

    Get them from Amazon for $20.95+ (available in eight colors combos and sizes S–2XL).

    39. And an Amazon gift card to buy the toilet paper they're too embarrassed to put on their wish list.


    TBH, I would not mind getting toilet paper for Christmas. Just as long as it's shipped to my apartment and I don't have to pack it for a plane back to NYC!

    Get a gift card from Amazon for $25+.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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