If you’re like most people, you have at least one person on your gift-giving list that’s a headache waiting to happen. For whatever reason, shopping for this person always seems like a chore and you dread it every year. To make Christmas shopping easier for the hard-to-buy-for on your list this year, we’ve compiled a short array of gifts they didn’t even know they wanted and are sure to love.
We’re pretty sure the recipients of these gifts won’t find themselves in the return line the day after Christmas, nor will they regift the item to you next year. Without further ado, here are some practical Christmas gift ideas that won’t go to waste;
1. For Those Who Love to Cook
Any chef will tell you that you can never have too many pots and pans. If you have a budding or expert chef on your shopping list this season, surprise them with some high-quality cookware.
It can be a complete set or just a few select pieces but be sure what you choose has non-stick surfaces and handles that don’t conduct heat to ensure your gift is appreciated and not donated.
2. A Water Bottle Humidifier
Winter is rough on the body. Indoor heat and outdoor cold sap the body of much-needed moisture. If you have a friend or family member who works in an office or travels a lot, give them the gift of moisture with a portable water bottle humidifier. These handy devices are perfect for the office, hotel, at home, and anywhere else a boost of moisture can help.
3. For Those Who Love Their Tunes
For those on your list who always have earbuds in their ears or are forever singing along with one song or another, a waterproof Bluetooth shower speaker would probably be a big hit. Designed to connect with smartphones and other audio devices via Bluetooth, this device brings their favorite music into the shower with them. Be forewarned, this gift may induce off-key singing.
4. Another Gift Idea for Music Lovers
How many times have you heard your teenage son or daughter complain of losing their earbuds? Rectify this recurring situation with a phone case that stores their earbuds too, so they have no excuses for losing them ever again.
5. More Storage AND More Outlets
In today’s technology-based world, one can never have too many electrical outlets, nor is there any such thing as too much storage space. Combine the two in one great gift by giving a set of bed risers that double as extra electrical outlets for the person on your list who has everything.
The recipient of this highly functional, unique gift probably won’t even realize how much they needed such a thing until you give it to them this holiday season.
6. An Extension Cord iPhone Charger
There’s nothing worse than not being able to use your phone as it’s charging and the cord is too short. Make this ultimate first world problem a thing of the past for that special someone on your list this year by giving them an iPhone charger extension cord. From the moment they open this helpful gift, they will be able to charge their phone and use it at the same time from anywhere they wish to be.
Many of us have at least one person on our Christmas shopping list that drives us crazy. Rather than stressing about what to buy them this year, choose one of the practical gifts above and be sure your thoughtful gesture doesn’t go to waste.