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    27 Practical Gifts That They're Likely To Use All The Time

    Things they might not have even realised they've always needed.

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    1. This reusable water bottle has time markers on the side to motivate them to drink enough water throughout the day.

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    This nifty bottle has been reviewed over 1,200 times with an average of 4.5 stars! It has a leakproof flip straw as part of the lid so they can sip throughout the day with ease, making it a perfect choice for the gym and the office. It's available in six different colours!

    Price: £9.99

    2. The Aeropress is one of the cleverest ways to make great coffee, and once they try a brew made with this they'll be hooked.

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    It's an unconventional kind of coffee press that utilises lots of different factors to make the coffee taste so good, such as rapidly filtering and getting just the right temperature. And it clearly works, judging by the fact many of the 4,000+ reviewers who have tried this absolutely love it, claiming it makes a perfect cup of coffee every single time.

    Price: £24.10

    3. Do they keep meaning to get an electric toothbrush but never get around to it? Treat them to this Oral-B one that claims to remove up to 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.

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    The brush head rotates, oscillates, and pulsates to remove surface stains and plaque, leaving their teeth thoroughly clean. This brush even helps to protect their gums as well – it has pressure sensors to reduce brushing speed and alert them if they're brushing too hard.

    Price: £30

    4. This genius little tablet holder means they can sit comfortably while watching movies.


    They could even use this when in their kitchen for following recipes, or while making video calls where their arm would usually start to ache after holding up a tablet for too long! The holder is also flexible so they can bend it to however best suits them.

    Price: £9.99

    5. Styling their hair in the morning will be a breeze with this Toni and Guy deep wave barrel that'll give them effortless, natural-looking waves.

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    This waver heats up super quickly and has variable temperatures going up to 200°C so can be adjusted depending on their hair type. Its ceramic tourmaline plates enhance shine, smoothen the hair, and even lock in colour! Reviewers say it's easy to use and that the results last a good while.

    Price: £23.29

    6. They'll never want to take these cosy memory foam slippers off!

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    With a faux suede outer fabric and a plush fleece lining, these will make them feel like they're walking on a cloud. Lots of customers praise the quality, saying they're warm, fluffy, and super soft! What more could anyone want from a pair of slippers? They're available in three different sizes; 3.5-5, 5.5-6.5, and 7-8.

    Price: £12.99-£22.99 depending on size

    7. Every time they're at their desk, they'll be so glad you got them this memory foam lumbar support cushion for their chair.

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    This supports the natural contours of their spine to make sitting down at work more comfortable as well as perfect their posture! Lots of people who bought this say it's great for those with back pain, and has a pleasant amount of firmness.

    Price: £15.50

    8. A reusable coffee cup is already a pretty nifty gift, but the fact this Stojo one is ALSO collapsible makes it even better.


    This dishwasher-safe cup has a leak-proof design, and a heat sleeve to make it comfortable to hold. Then when they're finished with it, they can collapse it so it takes up hardly any space in their bag.

    Price: £11.99

    9. This highly-rated electric blanket goes on top of their mattress and is made of fleece for even MORE cosiness.

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    This electric blanket has all the bells and whistles but is still very easy to use. It has nine heat settings and ten timer settings so they can customise it to suit them and will also let them set different temperatures for their foot and body areas if their feet are always cold – how genius is that? The elasticated skirt on this is very deep too, so it can fit over mattresses easily and stay firmly in place throughout the night. This particular one is designed to fit a double bed.

    Price: £69.95

    10. Home cooks will really appreciate this trio of chef's candles that absorb odours in the kitchen, meaning they can pan-fry fish until their heart's content.

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    If they live in a small space or have an open plan kitchen where smells travel fast, these will be an absolute lifesaver for neutralising cooking smells rather than just masking them with a perfume-y scent.

    Price: £13.99

    11. Anyone with long or thick hair needs a reliable detangling brush, and this rose gold one does a great job (as well as being very pretty).

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    The flexible bristles glide through knots to help detangle them without pain, and it also creates less breakage than a regular hairbrush. It can be used on wet or dry hair and works for loads of different hair types too! Its 2,400+ reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with lots of customers recommending it and saying it's the best brush they've bought.

    Price: £9.95

    12. This cotton unisex bathrobe is so soft it'll have them feeling like they're at a swishy hotel or spa.

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    It has a luxe, heavy feel to it that's akin to being wrapped up in a thick fluffy towel, and is available in silver/grey, steel, white, tourmaline, and navy depending on what they'd fancy. It comes in sizes XS/S-L/XL.

    Price: £50

    13. Does the tea at their office just not cut it? Now they can always bring in some of their own with this cute teabag tin.

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    Because the need for a good cup of tea can strike at any time! This is that rare hybrid – a gift that yes, is a bit of a novelty, but is also really handy.

    Price: £5.99

    14. A good sleep mask can make a real difference, and you can't get much better than this one with over 12,000 reviews.

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    This has a clever ergonomic design as the eye area is concave rather than sitting straight on top of their eyes, so when they blink they won't get distracted or annoyed by their lashes brushing against the fabric. It's also made of memory foam, which makes it super comfortable and helps it contour to their face, effectively blocking out any light that could prevent them from getting a good night's sleep.

    Price: £15.99

    15. This card holder is sleek, minimalist, and will even protect their cards from unauthorised contactless scanning.

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    It comes in several different colours such as dark grey, silver, black, and rose gold as well as options to have a money clip on the back or a faux leather case cover! It has a pop-up card ejector to make it really easy to see and access their cards, and can hold up to five embossed cards (like credit or debit) or seven flat cards (like loyalty ones).

    Price: £13.99

    16. This silk pillowcase may seem indulgent (and it kind of is) but it actually has benefits for their skin and hair, helping to retain moisture and reduce hair static.

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    This is hypoallergenic, breathable, and will make every bedtime feel like a real treat.

    Price: £45

    17. This Anker powerbank is pretty much guaranteed to get a lot use from them, because who among us doesn't sometimes go out with a dangerously low battery percentage?

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    This has a really impressive charging capacity (it can charge an iPhone 8 almost seven times) so they'll never need to worry about their phone dying at a super inconvenient moment.

    Price: £29.99

    18. This W7 It's Magic! makeup remover cloth is going to make taking off their makeup so much simpler, and it only needs water to work.

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    Rather than wasting loads of cotton rounds, they can put this cloth in the washing machine to be used over and over again. With just some water, this transforms into a makeup remover that's powerful enough to wipe away even waterproof mascara while being gentle enough to not irritate those with sensitive skin.

    Price: £3.90

    19. Your messiest friend will finally be free of (some) clutter with this drawstring makeup bag. When pulled out and laid flat it becomes a mat that allows them to easily see all their products.

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    No more rootling around in their makeup bag to find their mascara! It's very roomy so will be able to fit all their essentials without any trouble, and is surprisingly compact considering how much it can fit.

    Price: £6.98

    20. This 2020 diary by Rifle Paper Co looks really luxurious, and has a practical and useful layout that gives them an overview of their plans.


    It has sections for celebrations, notes, and important contacts, and features some seriously stunning illustrated endpapers, as well as metallic gold accents.

    Price: £28

    21. This rose gold holder organises and displays their hair styling tools, so their straighteners will always be easy to get to and free of tangled cords.

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    There's a nifty little tray at the bottom for their brushes, and as it keeps their stylers elevated away from surfaces like tabletops, it helps to protect their counters from any accidental heat damage.

    Price: £14.23

    22. This minimalist weekly desk planner will help them keep on top of their schedule.

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    There's 55 sheets in this so it will last them a whole year, and it has useful sections for their notes/to do list as well as their priorities for the following week.

    Price: £10.99

    23. This stacked bento box is so lovely, they'll actually WANT to bring in lunch from home!

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    This lunch box is microwave and dishwasher safe, and comes with two tiers so they can keep their snacks or sides separate! The lid has a leakproof silicone seal, meaning they don't need to worry about this making any mess in their bag, and it even comes with a little cutlery set.

    Price: £14.99

    24. They'll love lounging around the house in these checked pyjamas that come with a bow tied around them already (meaning less work for you).

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    It's hard to go wrong with a red checked print – it's a classic for a reason and also very festive! They're made from premium brushed cotton and have a relaxed fit, making them super comfy and cosy. Available in sizes 8-18.

    Price: £39

    25. This set of five VonShef knives will please your favourite home cook thanks to its high-grade stainless steel blades and ergonomic handles – and the bright colours and knife block that shows them off aren't too bad either!

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    Pretty AND practical, these knives are highly gift-able thanks to their striking colours. This set comes with a bread knife, chef knife, carving knife, utility knife, and paring knife. Customers say these are really sharp as well as stylish!

    Price: £22.99

    26. They can enjoy perfectly cooked eggs with hardly any time or effort involved with this Dash rapid egg cooker.

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    Cooking eggs in these takes less time than it would to even boil water on the hob! It has a non-stick tray that can boil up to six eggs, a separate non-stick poaching one that can hold two, and they can even make individual-sized omelettes with this! It boasts a 4.5-star average rating based on over 8,000 reviews, with people saying it really does make eggs perfectly.

    Price: £19.86

    27. Not everyone has space for a bedside table, but they still need somewhere to put their things! That's where this very clever BedShelfie comes in, which clamps easily onto most bed frames.

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    This bamboo shelf has a sleek minimalist design and is really sturdy, with the ability to hold weight up to 9kg. It claims to have the strongest clamp on the market for this kind of product, so you don't need to worry about your giftee's valuables falling down with this either.

    Price: £24.99