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20 Practical Gifts for Everyone on Your List


Need a gift but don't know what to buy? Here are a few items you can gift to hard-to-shop-for friends, associates, or family members. No more wandering the store aisles. The perfect thing can be found here! All of the items in this gift guide are under $40 for the budget-conscious consumer. And yes, I've bought everything on this list.

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Gifts for Men


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Grumpy is the new adorable gift. Similar to Elf on the Shelf, you can place grumpy anywhere. Do you have that grumpy guy in your life? Then, place grumpy around the house on a shelf or in a drawer to turn that frown upside down. Honestly, grumpy can be used as a gift for anyone to bring laughter to your friends, family, and yourself!



I know what you're thinking...these are so cute! Yes, my husband thought so, too! This is the perfect gift for anniversaries, Valentine's Day, or even weddings. The quality of the image came out perfectly clear.


The Zeus beard kit is perfect for the bearded individual in your life. The oil included has rave reviews and has been mentioned to have kept the skin underneath the beard moisturized. It comes in different scents and is sulfate and paraben-free.


This travel toiletry kit was a lifesaver. My husband threw everything in a big gym back with no organization when we used to vacation. Before our summer vacation, I surprised him with this gift for Father's Day. He has kept it stocked and well-organized ever since. Tip: It's also stopped him from asking me where everything was. I think that's a win for everyone.


Gifts for Women



This blanket is perfect for a meaningful sympathy gift, a hospital gift, or as part of a gift basket. My sister-in-law received this gift just because it was purple (her favorite color). It's warm and cozy plush microfiber, and Sherpa makes this blanket great for cuddling up in bed, on the couch or chair, or outdoors.



This is a perfect gift for that jet setter or beach person in your life. This hat comes in various sayings, from Good Vibes to Beach Please. This hat was the perfect addition to my vacation to Jamaica. What do you think?



As you can see, I'm ready for the beach. I have this dress in floral and navy blue. It has elastic that keeps it from falling down and is very lightweight. It's perfect for wearing around town or as a cover-up before you hit the beach.


I'll be honest, this gift is great for any occasion. It can be given at bridal showers, baby showers, or birthdays. It's a cute personalized gift box that can be treasured for a lifetime. It can also be used to memorialize one of these special occasions.


Gifts For Baby and New Parents



You can never have too many diapers. New parents will thank you for weeks to months to come with these often-used disposable diapers. Pampers are perfect for baby showers, birthdays, and holiday gifts.



From sitting to standing, this toy can grow with little ones. They can get ready to walk and play with the detachable activity panel on the floor while discovering animals, colors, music, shapes, and numbers. This is perfect for new parents or as a gift at a birthday party. As babies grow, they'll continue to learn as they move along.



You need something to clean up the mess that's in a diaper. These Huggies can be used for newborns or parents. We all want a clean bottom, so whether or not you're an infant or a parent, these can be taken anywhere you need to be simply clean.


Gift Guide For Children



Make reading fun and a little bit challenging for those smarties in your life. This kids' book is a collection of 300 brain-teasing riddles and puzzles. Their purpose is to encourage children to think and stretch their minds.


Whatever size lot you choose, the randomness of these Croc charms can make the pickiest gift recipient fashionable. They are adorable and enjoyable to look at, too! Do you have blue, yellow, green, red, or tie-die crocs? These accessories are versatile in many colors!



My nephews are receiving these as a holiday gift. If you're tired of stepping on Legos, these are a great alternative since they're flat! They are also all the rage with elementary school students this year. You will receive rave reviews from any kids who receive this gift.

Gifts for Teens



If you have a teenager in your life, they are more than likely into eyelash extensions. They do not lose their curl and are really affordable. Not to mention, they make your lashes look fantastic too! My daughter adds these to her eyelash extensions to give them a pop of color.


It's the ultimate gift for any Roblox fan. Roblox fans can discover millions of free games on Roblox and play with friends on their computer, phone, tablet, Xbox One console, Oculus Rift, or HTC Vive.


When you don't know what to get, or they won't give you a list, you can't go wrong with an Amazon Gift Card. Let's face it: you might even prefer a gift card as opposed to something someone "thought" you might like.


Gifts For Content Creators



Let me tell you, it is so challenging to get your camera angle right if you don't have the appropriate phone holder. This phone holder is sturdy and can be clamped just about anywhere. The Lamicall cell phone holder is perfect for Zoom videos, YouTube videos, or even Facebook live events from the kitchen counter to the office desk.



Many ring lights are available now, ranging from $30 to $100 and up. The UBeesize ring light is affordable lightweight, and enables you to adjust the lighting with the click of a button. It's also very sturdy and can be moved to any room in the house or even used outdoors. This is one of my favorite purchases and holds steady after months of use.



Lights, camera, action! But wait, is your face ready? Many content creators are the face of their brand, so makeup, eyelashes, and accessories are essential for the video shoot. The most exciting thing about the Veleasha Eyelashes is that they are reusable! Variety is the spice of life, and these lashes give all of that!


Gifts for People Who Are Difficult to Shop For


Perfect as last-minute gifts or for those who have it all. Some key Prime benefits:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items

  • No minimum order size

  • Instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows

  • Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists


If you know an avid reader, this gift keeps them engrossed in their next adventure or self-help book. Every Premium Plus gift membership includes:

  • The Plus Catalog: the all-you-can-listen catalog including thousands of audiobooks, podcasts, and originals

  • 1 credit a month, good for any title in the app to keep forever

  • All the best audio entertainment, all in one free app

Here are a few additional tips for saving money on holiday gifts:

  • Set a budget and stick to it.

  • Don't feel obligated to buy a gift for everyone on your list.

  • Make a list of gift ideas and cross them off as you buy them.

  • Shop around for the best prices.

  • Consider giving gifts that are homemade or secondhand.

  • Don't forget the importance of giving thoughtful gifts.

By following these tips, you can create a holiday gift list that's both festive and frugal. With a bit of creativity and planning, you can find the perfect gifts for your loved ones without breaking the bank.

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