Practical Holiday Gift Guide: Items Your Friends & Family Will Actually Use

The holidays are just a little over a week away and we know how hard it can be to find gifts under pressure. Even harder is finding a last minute gift that won't end up in your friend or family member's closet, collecting dust. After searching around online, we've found some of the best practical gifts that are easy to find and will actually be useful for whoever you're gifting them to.

Tile Mate

When you sync up a Tile Mate to your phone and attach it to any valuables like keys, wallets, or anything else you lose easily, you can tell your phone that you've lost the item and the tile will start ringing. If you have a friend who's always losing things this can be a funny and helpful gift.


JBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth speaker

Not only does JBL have some of the best audio quality for their reasonable prices, they also make very convenient speakers. This clip on speaker is water proof and has a 10 hour battery life. It's perfect for a picnic at Dolores, a day at the beach, and easy enough to keep in your bag so you'll always be prepared when you find yourself in a situation that could use some music.


Hydro Flask

This is a great gift for anyone who has expressed interest in being environmentally conscious in the new year. Help them reduce their waste by gifting them one of the nicest reusable water bottles on the market. You can also stuff the water bottle with candy, or a stainless-steel bottle brush for their convenience.


French Press Coffee Maker

A classic gift for any coffee lover, especially if they're still going out to buy coffee everyday. Pair this with a bag of coffee from their favorite brand and you've got yourself a thoughtful, on-brand gift.


Wireless Charging Pad

It's really not an exaggeration to say that everyone has a smartphone these days. Any kind of smartphone accessory will go appreciated but this wireless charging pad will prove to be very useful. Once its plugged in to a power source through a USB-C all you have to do is place your phone on the charging pad, which charges devices 40 minutes faster than other chargers.


Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s Instant Camera w/ 10-pack film

You can't go wrong with an instant film camera. With our generation's recent waves of nostalgia still rolling in, this gift is both trendy and classic. Be on the look out for bundles that include film packs instead of buying them separately. It can get a bit pricey and you want to give the person enough tries to get used to shooting on film.


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