8 Practical Gifts Your Giftee Will ACTUALLY Use

The holidays are a totally different experience when everyone on your gift list is mastering the art of #adulting. Of course, there are those flash-in-the-pan trendy gifts that might initially catch your eye (we see you, jade rollers) — but then there are items that actually make life better and daily routines easier. Those practical gifts are the real unsung heroes of the holidays (and won’t be a total waste of your money).

Think: a sheet set that’ll make it easier than ever to get a good night’s rest or a stylish razor from Vera Bradley + Venus that transforms shaving from a chore to a spa-like experience. While making your list (and checking it twice), look to items like these eight adult-approved gifts for everyone from your best friend whose apartment could use an upgrade to your sibling who needs a nudge in a more grown-up direction.    

If there’s one thing just about everyone needs, it’s better sleep. Give them an opportunity to indulge in a good night’s rest with this cotton and linen blend sheet set that’s pre-washed to be soft to the touch, cool, and breathable. 

Threshold Linen Blend Solid Sheet Set, $, available at TargetDesgiend by Seeta Kanhai.

For the friend who’s obsessed with home improvement, get a gadget that brings them one step closer to the smarthome of their dreams. This smart dimmer connects to their Wi-Fi to allow for wireless control of lights from any room.

Linksys Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer, $, available at TargetDesgiend by Seeta Kanhai.

Shaving doesn’t have to be the same old, same old part of a shower routine. With this razor kit collab from Vera Bradley + Venus, available at Target, give them the gift of a close, smooth shave with a fashionable touch. 

Venus Vera Bradley + Venus Designer Women’s Razor Handle + 2 Razor Blade Refills, $, available at TargetDesgiend by Seeta Kanhai.

Green thumb or not, every adult home needs a hint of greenery. Gift this faux-succulent arrangement as an upgrade to their everyday decor — no watering or adequate sunlight required. 

Project 62 Artificial Succulents In Pot, $, available at TargetDesgiend by Seeta Kanhai.

We all have that one friend who needs a reminder to replace their makeup brushes. Take the holidays as an opportunity to give them a little nudge in the right direction with this five-piece essential kit including a blush brush, crease brush, setting brush, face brush, and complexion sponge.

Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Brush Kit, $, available at TargetDesgiend by Seeta Kanhai.

Chores are perhaps the least fun part of adulting. Give your bestie a break from routine cleaning with the iRobot Roomba, a hands-free gadget that loosens and lifts dirt, dust, and hair from hard floors and carpet. 

iRobot Roomba 675 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum, $, available at TargetDesgiend by Seeta Kanhai.

Put a smile on your friend’s face with a teeth-whitening kit — made with the same enamel-safe whitening ingredients professionals use — that gives them the pearliest whites without having to schedule a trip to the dentist. 

ARC Oral Care Blue Light Teeth Whitening Kit, $, available at TargetDesgiend by Seeta Kanhai.

Socks have gotten a bad rap as gifts, but as an adult, you realize that they actually make a super useful present (where do all the socks go?!). Make your giftee’s life a little easier with this cute, stylish set.

A New Day Women’s Fern 3pk Crew Socks, $, available at TargetDesgiend by Seeta Kanhai.

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