When it comes to holiday gifting, sometimes practical gifts are the best way to go. But listen up: Just because a present is practical, does not mean it’s boring. In fact, gifts that you can actually use on a daily basis are anything but humdrum — they’re amazing because they serve a real purpose.
Super-comfy sneakers, sleek silverware sets and portable phone chargers, for instance, are just a few perfect examples of practical items that loved ones would be more than happy to receive this holiday season. And when in doubt, simply think of something you would personally love to get and go from there. Because chances are, if you’d want it, someone else will too.
Now without further ado, find seven practical gift options for everyone on your list this year.
These vacuum-sealed tumblers come in sets of two and four and are available in a wide range of cute colors and designs, making them perfect for kids and adults of all ages. Better yet: They’re made with a special technology that sustains the temperature of both hot and cold beverages, so whoever you give it to will never have to worry about sipping on a lukewarm coffee or soup so long as they have it on hand. If that isn’t enough, they also have over 9,000 four-star reviews, so you know it’s legit.
If you live in a cold climate, there are few presents as practical as a warm, cozy scarf. This one, in particular, is kitten-soft and has a blanket-like feel to it, which is incredible when it’s polar vortex-status outside. It also comes in a variety of different colors and designs, so pick your loved one’s favorite hue and you’re good to go.
This complete screwdriver set will make any handy man or woman one happy camper — especially if the tools he or she already owns could really use an upgrade. This kit contains a slew of different-sized screwdrivers for all sorts of needs, and the labels on each one make it super easy to tell exactly what they’re for. Whether you pick this up as a present for your dad who mentioned his current set looks worse for wear, or for your brother who just bought his first home, you can’t go wrong.
At the end of the day, everyone needs to care for their hair, and this set from Dove, which features their best-selling shampoo and conditioner, is perfect for almost every hair type, as it’s ultra-hydrating but doesn’t weigh down fine strands. It also comes with their famed Dry Shampoo, which is great for using in between washes or on days when hair could use a bit more oomph. The bottom line: Anyone with hair would be happy to get this fan-favorite hair set.
This dazzling phone accessory does way more than just make your device look cute. It serves as a kickstand and a grip so your cellular doesn’t slip from your hands easily. And while it’s most ideal for teens, anyone can rock this sparkly adornment on their phone if they want to. Plus, it makes for one seriously excellent stocking stuffer.
These classic super-cool Nike sneaks are great for anyone and are extra special because they were actually first released back in 1982. Available in four awesome colors, including blue, black, white and red-orange, they’re classic kicks that you can wear whether you’re on the court or in the kitchen. Yup, they’re that comfortable.
Another fabulous option for just about anyone on your list, this quality backpack comes in 10 colors and features a roomy main compartment, as well as easily accessible front and side pockets, making it great for a variety of different uses. You can also wear it on your back the classic way or hold it, and it’s always nice to have options. The timeless, undeniably cool style sure doesn’t hurt, either.
Paid picks in this article were paid for by Walmart and written by Yahoo Lifestyle’s branded content team.