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25 Gifts For The Clumsiest Person You Know

Better and more polite options than gifting a helmet.

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1. A genius splatter guard to turn frying bacon into a painless task.

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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 it from Amazon for $28.95, The Grommet for $21.95, or Walmart for $24.97.

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2. A bottle of bruise cream for the friend who always manages to bump into things that aren't even in their path. (It's me.)

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Promising review: "I am very fair-skinned and bruise easily (doesn't help that I also tend to be very clumsy). I recently got a very large, dark bruise on my arm, and a friend at work whose son is a stunt man told me I should use Arnica on it. Based on the reviews, I ordered this product and started using it approximately four days after I was bruised. At first, it didn't seem like anything was happening, but after three to four days of use, I could see a marked difference just from morning to evening. I have never had a bruise heal that quickly before. I'm sold!" —J. Yount

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

4. A pack of anti-slip stair stickers befitting the #1 pup who still hasn't gotten the hang of gracefully descending the stairs.

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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 $29.99.

5. A set of oven-rack shields because reaching in for a scrumptious muffin tin filled o' mini quiches shouldn't turn into a trip to the ER.

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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 $12.95.

6. Or a notched oven tool for pulling out racks and pushing in dishes.

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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 $6.49, Jet for $6.57, or Walmart for $6.57.

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7. A heat-resistant glove, so their fancy new flat iron won't leave behind anything besides supermodel hair.

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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 part...it protects my fingers perfectly!" —MRW

Get it from Amazon for $4.76.

8. An eight-pack of 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.

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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: "Fun and colorful. These allow wine drinkers to have their wine in situations, such as on a boat, where spills are common and cup holders are used. Having different colors means you know which glass is yours." —KZen

Get them from Amazon for $29.99 or Walmart for $34.95.

9. 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.

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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 $20.44 or one bottle from Walmart for $5.69.

10. A six-pack of anti-skid socks for when they wanna kick off their shoes without sacrificing their personal safety.

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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 $26.99.

11. And a pair of no-skid house slippers in case they want to feel like they're wearing shoes. Ish.

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Promising review: "A family member has severely swollen feet due to medical issues and needed foot coverings in hospice. These slippers are perfect. They keep her feet warm without binding and the soles keep her from slipping. She says they are very comfortable." —Nancy B

Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three colors, sizes S–L).

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

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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).

13. 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 you depend on for your damn life.

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

Promising review: "It's great for those who talk with their hands or are prone to send a phone sailing like a martial arts star when being clumsy. It has a nice grip and can also be used as a stand for your phone." —Theresa M Shearer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 patterns) or Walmart for $9.90+ (several patterns).

14. A drawstring makeup pouch, because loose mascara tubes are the new banana peels and we can't let that happen again.

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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 $6.99.

15. A feisty door mat that anyone'll love and can absorb all sorts of slippery substances.

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Woven from natural fibers found in coconut husks to easily absorb moisture and resist mildew. Fine for indoor or outdoor use.

Get it from West Elm for $29.

16. A ~groovy~ multipurpose grabber for some microwave leverage because even microwave-safe dishes can get too hot to handle.

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Flexible, nonstick food cover, splatter guard, pot holder, utensil rest, hot pad, trivet, placemat, and jar opener. Made from food-safe, BPA-free silicone. Heat safe to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Promising review: "Perfect for picking up hottt microwaved items in a wonky tray that threatens to buckle and spill everything." —Reader

Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in three colors, two sizes).

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17. A pair of cut-resistant gloves, lest they make a Monty Python joke about how that gouge 'tis but a flesh wound before they pass out from blood loss.

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Besides, we hear chain mail can be ~quite~ unwieldy in the kitchen.

Promising review: "Bought these so I could teach my adorable, but clumsy, son to cook. I whacked the heck out of my hand with a few knives and didn't get cut, nor even feel a sharpness. Gloves are also thin enough that it won't be awkward doing fine chopping. I have big hands for a woman and the medium fit me and my boy just right. A man would definitely need the large size." —Stacy O

Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S–XL).

18. A waterproof case that can 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.

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Promising review: "Paddle board–proof. Snug fit, slimline design, keeps the dirt and water out when I’m outside." —Red Paddle

Get this ~extreme~ case from Lifeproof for $89.99 and check out more products here.

19. A wearable nail-polish holder to help avoid spills and smudges.

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Promising review: "These are so cute and so useful! I use them when the polish gets a little low in the bottles. It also helps stabilize the bottles in case you get a little clumsy like I do! I have not had any problems with different sizes of bottles fitting in the holders." —Bookworm

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

20. Or a bottle holder that'll rest on a flat surface and allow you to even tilt your bottle to get the last dregs of that limited-edition color.

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The future is now!

Promising review: "Terrific gizmo. Helps you to use polish to the last drop. Securely holds bottle at a variety of positions/angles." —Barbmcd

Get it from Amazon: one pink holder for $2.45 or two white holders for $2.01.

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

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Promising review: "They are heavily weighted, can hold a lot of cables (because they can be 'stacked' upon each other also), and are VERY economical!!! My office is soooo organized now!! I ordered a couple more to organize my two HDTV systems, too." —ERIC T.

Get it from Amazon for $5.95+ (available in six colors).

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22. A ~bright~ power strip ready to twist in an out-of-the-way angle.

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A 4-foot extension cord with six outlets, and a flat, 45-degree plug to put power in hard-to-reach places.

Promising review: "It is awesome. Flexible, but seems like very solid construction. Did exactly what I needed, which was curve around the frame of a corner TV mount to hide all the power. Was so impressed I bought another." —David Caldwell

Get it from Amazon for $19.40+ (available in three colors).

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

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

Promising review: "I am clumsy and don't allow open containers near electronics. So at my desk at work, I need a good container so when I spill it, nothing gets ruined. I had been using a bike bottle for years, but if you forget to push the top in, it does spill. It also began to leak out the sides when tipped. I decided to try this because it advertises as leak-proof. Well....it works great! A drop might come out from where I took the sip, but nothing else comes out. It is well sealed. I use it mainly for water, but I have tried using it for smoothies and it does keep them warm or cold, depending on the type you are making. The sipping part isn't so constricted so you are able to take big or small sips depending on how thirsty you are. So all around, I consider this a huge score!" —M. Dupre

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 17 colors, three sizes).

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