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    41 Useful Gifts That Will Make Anyone's Life Easier

    Practical gifts they’ll be eternally grateful for.

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    1. An Echo Dot that'll play music, order pizza, request rides from Uber, read the news, and answer even the wackiest questions. Unlike a SO, it won't pretend to not hear you from across the room 😒.

    2. An adorable key cover for someone who has a LOT of keys that all look the same. Now they'll know which one is which immediately.

    3. A bamboo tub caddy to hold all their bath time necessities securely in place.

    4. An eyeglass-holding necklace that's attractive enough to wear on its own.

    5. A buckle-less belt so they'll never have to deal with the hassle of unbuckling/buckling when going to the bathroom.

    6. A dog bowl water bottle for a convenient way to keep their furry friend hydrated on the go.

    7. A toilet night light so midnight trips to the bathroom don't require turning on the way-too-bright overhead light.

    8. A cuff bracelet designed to hold elastic hair-ties and prevent those awful red indentations.

    9. A portable steamer that'll transform a pair of pants from balled-up-mess to interview-ready in five minutes.

    10. An automatic handbag light so they can quickly find what they need with zero amount of rummaging.

    11. A stand mixer to be the perfect kitchen helper, whether they're baking a batch of cookies or whipping up mashed potatoes.

    12. A multi-use pocket tool that'll open bottles, tighten/loosen screws, open letters, peel oranges, and more!

    13. A tiny sleep sound machine perfect for troubled-sleepers who travel. It also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker!

    14. A cookbook holder so the recipes are easy to read and the pages are protected from pasta sauce.

    15. An egg cooker that'll make breakfast for the whole family while everyone gets ready in the morning.

    16. A pair of narwhals who are happy to warm up cold feet. They have built-in UBS-powered heating pads!

    17. A couch caddy so they can have a couple drinks and the remote within reach at all times. They may never leave the couch again.

    18. A notepad that'll motivate anyone to get through the daily grind.

    19. An Instant Pot (with seven functions!) for making quick and delicious dinners in three steps: dump ingredients in, turn the pot on, and serve.

    20. A purse hanger so they don't have to choose between bag on the (dirty) floor or bag in the lap.

    21. A handy gadget that'll a turn hot coffee into an iced one in a matter of minutes — without diluting it!

    22. A ceramic cup warmer, because sometimes people get called into meetings after making their coffee, and when they come back, the coffee is cold and undrinkable. No more!

    23. A mini Crock-Pot so they can skip the line to the microwave and enjoy a warm lunch right at their desk.

    24. A cosmetic bag that'll lay flat (so every product is visible) and can be closed up with the pull of the string.

    25. A waterproof speaker (with a built-in suction cup) for listening to music or podcasts in the shower. It can also be used to take a hands-free call.

    26. A laundry care symbols print so they'll always know the right way to wash each piece of clothing.

    27. An electric toothbrush that'll make teeth-brushing a fantastic experience.

    28. A bamboo cutting board with seven color-coded mats to make meal prep and clean-up a breeze.

    29. A washable keyboard for someone who regularly snacks while typing.

    30. A device cleaner that'll sanitize and polish a grimy phone/tablet ASAP.

    31. A critter catcher with a long handle so they can safely remain two feet away from the "Nope."

    32. A compact yet powerful portable charger to ensure they never run out of juice on the go.

    33. A foot scrubber/massager that sticks to the floor, so they don't have to lift a finger to get perfectly soft feet.

    34. An adhesive credit card wallet so all their essentials stick together.

    35. A USA-shaped magnetic key holder for an attractive way to keep keys visible and organized.

    36. A light-up alarm clock that simulates sunrise to make waking up a (slightly) more pleasant experience on a dark winter morning.

    37. An anti-theft backpack to keep their belongings safe during a crowded bus ride or a trip abroad.

    38. A lap desk (with a built-in mouse pad and drawer) so working in bed/couch is actually comfortable.

    39. A Squatty Potty that'll make going number two an easy and smooth experience.

    40. An organizer to make the inside of their bag less of a tangly mess.

    41. A seat gap filler so they'll stop losing things to the bottomless pit between the seat and the console aka the "Carmuda Triangle."

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