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    19 Practical Gifts That Will Actually Be Used

    Give usefully and meaningfully.

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    1. A magic defrosting tray that's smaller and cheaper than a microwave, and will defrost everything without chemicals or electricity required.

    2. This useful pack of socks that are the only sock set they'll need next year.

    3. This pair of pliers that also includes a can opener, screw driver, nail file, knives, wire cutters and more, all in one tiny space.

    4. This handy book that will save them money.

    5. This ultra useful backpack that will hold everything they need it to (and comes in lots of colours).

    6. This sewing kit that keeps everything you need to make repairs in one place.

    7. This snuggly, unfussy cardigan that's made from silk and cotton but doesn't cost the earth.

    8. A set of really nice glassware, because everyone drinks. Choose the set that would fit best: champagne glasses, wine glasses, tumblers or cocktail glasses!

    9. A stainless steel soap for avid cooks that will get rid of garlic smells and last forever.

    10. This anti-lost key finder, because everyone, and I mean everyone, misplaces their keys, wallet or phone.

    11. This classic watch that's both stylist and functional.

    12. A headphone stand to keep their headphones on, that also has USB ports for charging.

    13. A simple rain coat that will keep them dry through winter and spring.

    14. A plain black pouch made in high quality leather that will store whatever they want and last for absolutely ages.

    15. A sticky note dispenser and calendar in one that will make it easy to keep their desk and notes organised.

    16. This cord detangler to keep all their electronics muddle-free.

    17. This phone case that doubles as a wallet for the best in phone functionality.

    18. This charging stand to keep all their devices neat while they recharge.

    19. This tea strainer cup, for tea addicts that want loose leaf goodness but don't want to take up space with a teapot.