Buying Christmas gifts for the people you love is not always an easy task, especially when there are a million things on your holiday to-do list.
Chances are, you’ve also been given gifts that weren’t necessarily at the top of your Christmas list.
It’s why so many people have closets full of useless items every year just waiting to get regifted or tossed out. But ‘tis the season to try a new approach!
In this gift guide, I’ve curated 13 useful, efficient, clever, and practical gifts that are SO cool, you’ll wonder why you don’t own these yourself already!
13 Budget-Friendly Practical and Useful Christmas Gifts
Is there someone in your life who’s always asking to borrow a phone charger? Then make sure Santa puts this practical gift in their stocking this year!
The AtomXS Emergency Phone Charger Keychain is an emergency phone charger and keychain ring that comes with a micro-USB charging cord.
It provides portable power that lets you recharge your device as easy as 1, 2, 3.
The charger also provides up to two hours of phone usage and lasts up to three months per charge.
The AtomXS charger supports two types of ports, USB and USB-C. BUY HERE.
A fully charged phone with zero bacteria or germs on it? Sounds good! The PhoneSoap 3 is the perfect gift for the neat freak in your life.
It’s the only phone charger case that provides a UV sanitizer that can kill up to 99.99% of germs.
All you have to do is put your phone inside and let the UV light do the rest.
It also has two charging ports that allow it to act as a universal charger for any device. BUY HERE.
Let’s face it. If you leave a big bowl of food for your pet, they’ll gobble it all up within the hour.
Unfortunately, this isn’t really convenient if you have to work late or go out of town for the weekend.
Fortunately, this digital 2-meal pet feeder is great for small dogs and cats because you can easily schedule 2 meals for your pet.
You can schedule meals up to 4 days in advance and use the digital timer to set the time of your pet’s portion-controlled meal in 1-hour increments.
Each food tray holds up to 1.5 cups of dry or semi-moist food. Oh, and there’s also a 6-meal feeder option available here.
Know someone who’s totally obsessed with makeup and skincare?
Then help them elevate their game with the Sephora Favorites: Makeup Must-Haves gift set.
This beauty set comes with seven trend-inspired makeup products including a full-size lipstick and stamp blush from high-end beauty brands.
Brands in the gift set include FARSÁLI, Violet Voss, and Artist Couture. The set has a retail value of $146. BUY NOW.
The Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect gift for the book lover in your life. Not only is the Kindle thinner and lighter than most tablets, but it’s also waterproof.
So, they won’t have to worry about damaging it while reading by the pool. It comes with two digital storage capacity options: 8 GB and 32 GB.
The 32 GB option is perfect for someone with a vast digital collection. BUY NOW.
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Looking for a light source that doesn’t require external batteries or power sources?
Then get that outdoorsy friend or family member the uber-convenient Solight Outdoor Solar-Powered Lantern.
It’s waterproof, compact, and portable which makes it the perfect gift to take while camping, hiking, or fishing. And don’t underestimate its size!
It can light a room up to 100 square feet with a touch of a button! BUY NOW.
The Stasher 100% Silicone Reusable Food Bag uses an innovative air-tight, pinch-loc seal to keep food fresh.
It’s also leakproof, so you can store, marinade, or freeze to your heart’s desire or microwave food. You can even put it in the dishwasher. BUY NOW.
Looking for a set? Then get this 7 Piece Set instead. It’s also oven and dishwasher safe and can be heated up to 425°F.
Know someone suffering from dry and brittle hair? Give them a full hair makeover with the Moroccanoil Hydration Heroes Gift Set.
The set comes with four-top selling products like the hydrating shampoo and conditioner, styling creme, and treatment oil.
The products cleanse and detangle hair while infusing it with moisturizing red algae and nourishing argan oil.
The set ships in a lovely blue limited-edition cosmetic bag. BUY NOW.
This eco-friendly Pet House Candle comes in 26 scents like bamboo watermint, blackberry tea, pecan pie, and sun-washed cotton among others.
It’s made with 100% natural soy wax and it’s the perfect solution for people who love pets but hate pet smell around the house.
All they have to do is light up the cotton wick, and let the scented candle neutralize, and get rid of the foul smells of dog beds and litter boxes. BUY NOW.
Know someone who travels a lot? Well, don’t let them pay unexpected overweight fees anymore with the Mycarbon Digital Luggage Scale.
All they have to do is attach the strain band onto the luggage handle, then lift and press the button.
Within five seconds, it will display how much the luggage weighs in either pounds, grams, ounces, or kilograms. BUY NOW.
The adjustable Nnewvante Laptop Desk Table is made of 100% bamboo.
It can be used as a TV dinner tray table, a standing desk for work, a writing desk for kids, or even as a tablet holder.
And if you prefer using it to read, you can adjust the table to choose from 5 different tilting angles.
It also comes with a removable baffle so your laptop won’t slide off. BUY NOW.
Give someone the gift of a massage they’ll never forget with the Shiatsu Neck Massager.
It comes with 8 massage roller balls to provide a deep tissue massage to the neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, waist, foot, calves, legs, and arms.
It also comes with infrared heat to help ease tense and stressed-out muscles and promote blood circulation. BUY NOW.
The touchless vacuum uses infrared detectors to sense and sweep up hair, dirt, and debris.
The roomy canister doesn’t need bags. All you have to do is open and empty it into the trash once it’s full.
Washable pre-motor and exhaust filters help remove allergens from the air. BUY NOW.
Every recommendation on this list is something that will be used for a long time after gifting.