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    32 Gifts For The Clumsiest Person You Know

    They won't wake up one morning with grace, so might as well prepare 'em for this topsy-turvy world with stuff like skin tone-matching bandages (really), bruise-fading lotion, and oven rack guards.

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    1. A red wine stain remover to help them finally remove that cabernet stain from the faux-fur blanket you gave them last year.

    Promising review: "I've been using this product for nearly three decades — not because I keep spilling wine, but because this stuff will remove just about any kind of stain you can think of. It is easy to use and your carpet/rug, upholstery — just about any fabric (the company advises that you test Wine Away on an inconspicuous piece of fabric before using)." —J.P.P.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.43.

    2. Oven-rack shields because you can't let another meal prep sesh get foiled by them bumping their wrist into a scorching oven rack. Eight times was enough.

    inside an oven with muffins baking and silicone guard on edge of oven rack

    Includes three. Made of BPA-free, food-safe silicone. Can easily be cut to size.

    Promising review: "Great savers for this clumsy baker. Exactly as described. Saved my arms from burns on many occasions." —recoveredshopaholic

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. Or a notched oven tool that'll pull out racks and push in dishes.

    hand using spatula-like tool with notches to grab an oven rack to pull out

    Made from silicone with a stay-cool handle that's heat-resistant up to 645 degrees Fahrenheit. Use the side notches to pull the oven rack or edge of pans toward you. Use the notch on the end to push the oven rack or pan back into the oven. Hand-wash only.

    Promising review: "FANTASTIC!! Finally, a safe way to reach inside my oven to pull out and push back in oven racks and pans safely without getting burnt." —Lynne Wilhite

    Get it from Amazon for $6.20.

    4. A heat-resistant glove to help prevent painful burns when they bump a finger up against that curling rod they almost have the hang of using.

    hands wearing the protective gloves holding a strand of hair being curled with a curling iron

    One size fits for all and suitable for left and right hands. Designed only for heated hair tool operation; you can still feel heat but won't suffer a burn if you touch a very hot surface.

    Promising review: "Love this glove. I have a bob that I like to wear with beach waves and learned from my stylist how to achieve...but it takes a curling iron. Clumsy with it to say the least and fingers suffered. NO more, the glove moves from hand to hand and is thin enough to not challenge finger movement. Best protects my fingers perfectly!" —MRW

    Get it from Amazon for $4.86.

    5. A silicone-wrapped lunch bowl so tasteful looking it should be illegal. This'll help them cart their leftovers to work without causing a mess in their bag or ruining a perfectly good glass food-storage container.

    open link pink bowl with a salad in it

    Promising review: "Love this bowl and get tons of compliments at work! It cleans easily in the top rack of the dishwasher. Seals very tightly even for carrying soup." —WexAmaz

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 10 colors and also in plastic).

    Check out more silicone-wrapped food containers from the same line.

    6. A glass water bottle with a silicone sleeve in a variety of colors so they can stay well-hydrated without worrying about bumping their water bottle

    reviewer holding a glass water bottle with blue silicone covering

    Promising review: "Not only is it glass, so it's BPA- and chemical-free, but it's also ridiculously genius to have the cover on it for people like me who are stupid clumsy. Cuz, ya' know, glass breaks. 😂 And above all that — it's adorable!" —Jessie Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. A genius splatter guard that'll turn frying bacon into a painless task. Get outta here, grease!

    top down view of frying pan with sausage in it with the guard on the side

    Promising review: "Usually when I fry fish I get splattered with hot oil and a very big mess to clean. But when I used the Frywall the fish cooked but there was no splatter on me or the stove! This genius kitchen tool really works well. I now keep it in my go-to cabinet near my stove so it’s near when I need it next. I’m looking forward to trying it when I sauté my big bunch of greens. I like that it expands the sides of my pan, it's easy to use and clean, and rolls up for easy storage. Simple, useful design." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 10-inch one from Amazon for $18.95 (available in four colors).

    8. A box of 50 versatile bandages designed to wrap around their boo boos and stay put.

    hand with neon green bandage wrapped securely around knuckle on hand

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    9. Or skin-tone bandages that'll actually match their skin tone. Whyyyyy are these just now a thing?!

    reviewer hand holding three different bandages of varying brown and black skin tones

    Promising review: "These are great. I bought them for my biracial children. I decided on the multi-pack so we could see what color was the best match. They were so delighted with them, and loved that there were so many shades. I gave some to friends and they were so excited that these exist! Will definitely buy again. Oh and they are also decent quality as well! They stick very well (not as good for feet, I usually buy 'tough strips' for that) but good for all other general bandage use." —Lori Anderson

    Get four packs of 30 each from Amazon for $15 (also check out the brand's other bandage type/tone options here).

    10. A bottle of bruise cream for the friend who always manages to bump into things that aren't even in their path. You owe it to them to buy it so they'll stop having to explain all their bumps to everyone in their life. Lots of reviewers use it for recovery from car wrecks and surgery, so everyday mishaps should be no biggie.

    Promising review: "I was in a terrible car accident in April 2019. I was beat up by air bags which left deep extremely painful bruises. The one on my left leg gave me the most issues! The ones on my arms are gone. But my leg still has a bruise because it may be a vein issue going on. I was told by a doctor to buy Arnica so help with discoloration of my leg and the hardness. Arnica has help improve the color and some swelling. As far as pain relief, my bruises were extremely painful so it didn’t help with me in that aspect because mine were very large and deep. Two photos are of my leg when the accident happened and now. My doctor says this bruise on my leg will take months to go away but Arnica helps though this process. My arm shows just the before picture my arm looks mostly normal now." —Chanel

    Get it from Amazon for $14.92.

    11. A wearable nail-polish holder to help avoid spills and smudges, even if you're painting your nails in the car while someone else is driving.

    person's hand with ring-like nail polish bottle holder on same hand that the person is painting their nails on

    Promising review: "I LOVE this product! It's so helpful! I'm always painting my nails and it's not always near a table. I'm also really clumsy so it's nice knowing I can't knock it over." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 19 colors).

    12. Or a bottle holder — it can rest on a flat surface and allow you to even tilt your bottle to get the last dregs of that limited-edition color.

    The future is now!

    Promising review: "Easy to use and holds all different size bottles. Stops me from trying to balance or tip nail polish when doing my own manicures. No worry about spilling. With the pack of four, I kept two and gifted the others. Will definitely always have a few around for my own use and gifts." —SavvyLady

    Get four from Amazon for $6.99.

    13. Wine sippy cups that'll save them some dignity when you're all drinking out of these as a group, obviously not because the last time they were over they spilled red wine all over your couch.

    sippy cups with the liquid part shaped with a wine glass

    Lid with rubber gasket seal and an open/close slider to keep your wine in the cup. Has a large opening for easy filling and cleaning. Also, they won't shatter like wine glasses.

    Promising review: "Love these cups! Perfect for use outside/camping! Can't break them and they are sturdy." —Elanne

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $25.99.

    14. A travel mug with an auto seal because they've run out of people to sue for spilling hot coffee all over themselves.


    Leak- and spill-proof. Drinks stay hot up to 7 hours and cold up to 18 hours with vacuum insulation.

    Promising review: "By far my favorite water bottles. I take them out on whale watch boats, where the auto-seal can save the day. No sloshing in rough seas and they close up tight if I stumble or drop them (yes, I'm that clumsy). No sloshing or spills means no ruined camera equipment! I use one around my computer for the same reason — no ruined equipment if I tip it over (again, clumsy).

    For running around town, they do a great job of keeping my water ice cold all day. I'm not really a fan of hot drinks, so I can't comment on their heat retention.

    I've had some dents and scratches from dropping them, but that doesn't seem to affect performance." —Sheri Cohen

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87+ (available in 12 colors, four sizes).

    15. A bold doormat that'll remind them to *properly* wipe off their shoes and help prevent indoor slips! Plus, it has a non-slip backing on it!

    reviewer pic of feet in sneakers looking down at doormat that says "Home Sweet Home"

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. Anti-slip stair stickers befitting the #1 pup who still hasn't gotten the hang of gracefully descending the stairs. But the v good boy still tries like the lil' pup that could.

    dog climbing a stair with the anti-slip sticker barely visible on the wood stair treads

    Peel-and-stick application with a texture that helps prevents slips for pups and humans alike. Mop to clean.

    Promising review: "What a game changer, even for my husband who kept slipping down the stairs! Both chihuahuas now go up and down the stairs without issue." —J. Curry

    Get them from Amazon for $41.59.

    17. Anti-skid socks for when they want to venture across slippery hardwood floors to the fridge without risking a fall.

    soft looking socks with rubbery dots on the soles for traction

    Promising review: "The majority of my kitchen and laundry room is marble tile and not too safe for normal socks. You are slipping and sliding all over the place. Being a diabetic, my feet are ice cold and very uncomfortable when walking around bare footed. These socks are really very cozy and with the non-slip dots on the underside, very safe on the slipperiest floor. I take these socks with me when visiting and don them as soon as the socks and shoes come off. As for my husband, he also finds them comfortable." —Deedee

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99.

    18. Suede mocs with toasty sherpa lining they can shuffle around in indoors but have an outdoor sole for tasks like taking on the trash and running to the grocery store.

    the shoe

    Promising review: "I bounce sizes depending on makes of shoes. 10.5 to 11. Bought the size12. Just a touch more toe room that I love after being on my feet all day. Great cushioned insole. Soles are quiet on hardwood floors. Soles are not slippery on stairs. Yes they are warm and breathable slippers. Slippers do not flop around as you walk. Tag on inside can be pushed under insole if it bothers you. Great product." —Scott in NC

    Get them from Cabela's for $24.77+ (available in men's sizes 8–14).

    19. A gift card for reading glasses, blue light–blocking glasses, sunglasses, or just regular prescription eyeglasses bc they shouldn't be walking around with those cracked lenses. It's unbecoming!

    glasses on an outside table
    @iglassesshop / Via

    You know that they could use some fresh glasses but this is a gift that's best left to them to pick out themselves! Thank goodness for gift cards.

    Get a gift card from GlassesShop for $25+.

    20. Or at the very least, a heavy-duty glasses case to better protect their eyewear. Now they'll just have to remember to use it.

    open glasses case with reading glasses inside of it

    Promising review: "I am awful about throwing my sunglasses and sometimes my regular glasses in my purse without protecting them. Needless to say, they get scratched a lot. These cases are not only practical but the colors are pleasing. Not overly feminine and can be used for men as well." —Nell

    Get four from Amazon for $12.76.

    21. A funny oven mitt they'll remember to use because it's so cute!

    colorful oven mitt that says "get ready to undo your pants"

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (and check out some sweary styles).

    22. A ~groovy~ multipurpose grabber for heat-safe leverage when it comes to hot pans, microwaved dishes, hot hair tools, and so many other things around the house.

    handing using large circular silicone grabber to grab a cooking pot's handle

    This can be used as a hot pad, trivet, splatter guard, jar opener, place mat, pot grabber, food cover, and utensil rest. It's made of BPA-free silicone that's non-stick and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I bought these after seeing them on TV. They are so much better than a paper towel and easier to clean up than pulling out the piece of glass from the microwave. The added bonus of their versatility makes me want to give them as stocking stuffers." —Slameador

    Get two from Amazon for $27.95 (available in six colors).

    23. A water-resistant laptop case as a swap for their coffee-drenched one after one too many morning-bev accidents.

    light pink laptop case with a storage pocket on the front

    Made of waterproof canvas fabric with a soft, shock-proof lining.

    Promising review: "The inside is soft and plush. Although I haven't dropped my laptop with the case yet, it really seems it would absorb the impact well. The outside is a rugged feeling fabric that reminds me of backpack material. Even so, it feels nice in the hand, and provides decent grip. It seems to repel liquids surprisingly well. What prompted me to log in and write this review was an accident a few moments ago when I spilled coffee on it. Most of the coffee wicked off right away, the rest came off with a napkin; no trace, doesn't even feel wet." —Tony

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors, five sizes).

    24. A two-pack of ~useful~ Scotchgard so you can gift one to that friend and hang onto one for spill-proofing your home before they drop by for a visit.

    button up dress shirt with spilled soda on it beaded instead of soaking into the fabric

    Promising review: "I'm a really clumsy person so my clothes frequently get things spilled on them. Enter Scotchgard! This stuff stinks bad when you first spray it, but it does a good job protecting my clothes. Most of my clothes are cotton or cotton/poly. I have not noticed any change in color at any point in using this product. This is most effective in protecting my clothes from oil/grease stains. I cannot or have not noticed any perceptible change in the feel or breath-ability of my clothes. For me, the protection lasts about six months." —GM

    Get them from Amazon for $23.69.

    25. A PopSocket to facilitate a better grip when taking selfies, texting while walking, and other phone-y activities that can be perilous to that mini computer they depend on to organize their life.


    Allows your hand to relax while securely holding your phone. Simply adheres to the back of your phone or case.

    Promising review: "Love PopSockets in general but dude, a mermaid one?? I was instantly sold. Stuck perfectly and now I don't get to worry about dropping my phone because of my clumsiness. Great buy TBH." —Briana

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in 19 styles).

    26. A waterproof case that'll withstand all sorts of extreme behavior, like toppling off a ski lift, falling into a white water rapid, or swiping on dating apps while on the toilet.

    reviewer holding phone with a pink case on it

    Promising review: "Lifeproof is the best phone case, it is pricy but well worth the investment. I know this is an otter box company and these are the most durable case that isn't bulky & best part is its waterproof sand proof and fire proof. I purchased one for my iPhone 6 before I got the 7 & I took it it to Hawaii & was able to film underwater. I will keep purchasing these for all my phones in the future." —Hart

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in two combos and more phone models).

    27. Plus an EZ Reach starter kit, which is really just fancy talk for a magnetic mount and steel plate that adheres to your phone so you phone stays exactly wherever they want it. (Remember when they dropped a kettle bell on their phone? Yeahhhhh.)

    person placing phone on the magnetic mount that's on a weight machine in a gym
    @ezreachapparel / Via

    My friend Jay and his wife Haley McMillan started this biz as a solution that doesn't mess with the owner's style (she's worked in fashion!) while they're going about their day (he's a trainer who's had clients, including me!, misplace phones in the gym). Hence, we have this system that's super versatile. Your gift recipient can stick the mount on a weight machine so they can *perfect* their form while watching a YouTube video or hold onto their phone while doing jump squats (yes really) by placing the mount in their pocket and their phone on the outside of their bottoms. But the uses don't stop there! Check out the tips and tricks for more ways they can use this extremely practical gift!

    Get it from EZ Reach Apparel for $38.

    28. A drawstring makeup pouch so they won't slip and fall on a rolling mascara tube, which is the new banana peel. Haven't you heard?!

    silver makeup pouch with itms in it on a bathroom counter

    Opens up to a hexagonal shape of 19" x 22" and easily wipes clean.

    Promising review: "Love this. It is so convenient. Open it up and there's my makeup. Close it, and the mess is gone!" —Linda Loughridge

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    29. A *weighted* mini cord organizer for preventing a flipped computer monitor while in pursuit of a phone charger.

    flat cable organizer with notches on it to keep cables in place

    Promising review: "I am really impressed with this product. I have tried other methods of managing my cables and there were always two issues. One was keeping the cables securely in whatever device I was using. The second problem was that the device wasn't heavy enough and kept moving around the table, desk, etc. This product solves both those concerns. It is heavy enough to stay in place, but I can move it around easily if I need to. Also the cables stay in place securely in the slots, but it is easy to switch them if I need to or pull them to get more length. This product is well worth the money in terms of ease of use, quality and convenience." —Kasia

    Get it from Amazon for $15.87 (also available in seven colors).

    30. Or some cable clips as a useful stocking stuffer for anyone who always has a tangle of wires they're working with.

    small disc-like cable holders that grip onto thin cables like phone chargers

    Promising review: "Great organizational tool for cords. We use them for headphones, charger cables, and anything else we can find to hold down. It really neatens up a data area. We live in a small apartment and don't know what we would do without them, besides trip and constantly get caught in cords." —C. L. Corbaley

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.97.

    31. A ~bright~ power strip ready to twist in an out-of-the-way angle. It's all about preventing accidents before they can happen!

    power strip bent to show how it moves

    A 9-foot extension cord with 2 USB ports and 4 outlets.

    Promising review: "Love this power strip! It is a bit larger then the traditional ones, but it gives plenty of space in between for those weird shaped plugs. I love how you can manipulate the shape to make it fit around corners or table/chair legs. It has a nice cord length, although it is several inches shy of 9ft. Overall, highly recommend!" —Phoenix

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (also available in black).

    32. Cut-resistant gloves because nothing can throw a wrench in dinner plans like spurting blood. That Monty Python joke won't by funny if they end up in the ER because of an injury.

    person wearing the gloves while slicing a tomato with a knife

    Promising review: "I just used these gloves with a SHARP mandolin to make razor-thin shallots for a made-from-scratch green bean casserole for the holidays. I'm SO happy I bought these because they WORK exceptionally well! I set my mandolin to the thinnest setting and used these gloves to get the finest thinly cut shallots. Love, love, love this product." —Anne

    Get them from Amazon for $9.75 (available in sizes S-XL).

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