Practical holiday gifts conjure up images of sad-colored socks unwrapped with an even-sadder frown. But let it be known: The sad sock is a practical-gift anomaly! And we’re here to stick up for all the truly useful presents out there. For all those friends and family members who could star in their own versions of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, this one’s for them.
There are countless aesthetically fulfilling AND functional gift options to be had, and we’ve hunted down the most-wanted examples. From zero-waste dish kits to best-selling vibrators to top-rated memory foam pillows, these are the presents that will support your pragmatic giftee in their sensible endeavors. Keep clicking for our full list of useful things, informed by Refinery29 reader suggestions, anonymous shopping data on top-bought items, and professional editor hunches. Don’t get it twisted: Practical people need love, too, and useful gifts don’t have to be sad socks.
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