A beautiful clutch wallet that holds a few key items and can be adapted into a crossbody, sign me up. Dagne Dover's looks even more functional than the one included on the 2019 list.
I’m obsessed with Gretchin Rubin. And for this holiday season, she’s launched a beautiful line of merchandise featuring journals and habit trackers. This one is on my list for sure!
We all have a million devices and a million charging cords around the house. Help out a friend to look and feel more organized with a classy charging station. This is perfect for the person in your life who is actually listening to the experts and keeping their devices off their bedside table and out of the bedroom overnight.
I love a tote. I love a tote that is wipeable, reversible, and made of recycled materials even more.
Camp Copeland has upped their catalog of beautiful glass and felt wares over the past few years. Their spoon rests and sponge dishes make for beautiful practical presents. These home goods are things your friends see every day in their kitchens; so, you’re really doing them a favor by brightening up their spaces.
Huge water bottles are very hot right now. But, I cannot get on board with any water bottle that doesn’t fit in my car cup holder. Problem solved!
For that friend who again, will be working from home forever and always now, help them up their cozy at home game with Sweater Blazers, Sweatshirts, Dress Pant Yoga Pants, and Tech Chinos.
For your friend who will be working from home indefinitely and is rolling around on carpet or a sad clear plastic mat, a cute desk chair mat will spruce up their space.
I keep buying cheap sheet sets at Homegoods thinking that they are going to be better than the last. I should be willing to invest in sheets because we use them to sleep every night and that’s super important, right!? I’m hoping I’m not alone in admitting that really nice bed sheets are on my Christmas list this year. I’m also into this classic print and monogram.
Seeing a theme here? Bedclothes for your bed and yourself should reflect how important sleep is. 2020 really opened up the door for loungewear companies to hit it big, why not take advantage?
The classic Igloo Cooler is here with lots of pop culture and sports collaborations. These awesome coolers should only be gifted to friends and family with places to store these practical, but massive, helpers.
It wouldn’t be 2021 if I didn’t include a vaccination card holder on the list. There are more options than you can imagine, think: pretty, travel ready, personalized, Schitts Creek, Baby Yoda, Hamilton. Whatever you want, just get vaccinated and then give your friends and family card holders. Pair the holders with some mesh washing bags to help keep masks fresh.
This is like the ultimate practical gift, up there with a vacuum cleaner. I love these handy holders and they are particularly great for your friend who’s renting and has a pile of brooms/mops/swiffers awkwardly stuff in the side of their coat closet.
Shoe tying is extremely overrated especially when you have multiple people to get out the door, a dog to take in and out, or a general case of impatience. These elastic laces allow you to slip on your shoes and I look forward to testing them for running sneakers.
2020 was the year to come up with a healthy skin routine. 2021-2022 is the time to get back on the travel game and take your skin routine on the road. These handy containers allow you to take just the amounts you need instead of a million little bottles and are especially useful for getting through airport security. I’m also into these little guys from Cadence (also Woman Founded) that could be used for medications as well.
These were a hit with my grandmother last year and they are making the practical list because they are consumable. Gift these to your nature loving minimalist friend who isn’t looking for more stuff.
Happy practical shopping! And please keep your eyes out for upcoming giveaways of some of these products, plus, let me know what practical items you're filling your carts with this holiday season.