Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer, fun for all..stop right there. This statement is only half true, as Christmas is not all fun and games. We have all been through the stress of having that one person (or five) on your Christmas list that you have absolutely no idea what to get.
Sometimes it's for the secret santa you have to get your coworker you barely know and other times it's for your best friend whose hints you haven't picked up on all year long and their other friend has already bought them their dream present, and now you're completely strapped for ideas.
But you know what I've realized over the Christmases? Some of the best presents are the ones that are actually useful and practical. Now I'm not saying you should go out and buy your best friend of 8 years a toothbrush and toothpaste for Christmas, but I'm talking about getting them a present that is unique and thoughtful, but also has the element of practicality.
And lucky you, you hardly even need to put in the thought because we've already done that for you with this list.
1. Emoji inspired portable chargers // Adorable Unicorn Emoji Power Bank
For your girlfriend who is addicted to her phone and always needs a charge.
Photo cred - Coconut Lane
2. Protective marble accessories // LUXE Geometric Marble Case
For the best friend you always go out with and ends up cracking her phone because she didn't have a phone case.
3. Cute Workout Attire // Victoria's Secret The Most-Loved Yoga Legging
For your girl who is addicted to going to the gym. Help her take cute workout selfies by getting her flattering work out clothes so she can be up in the gym just workin' on her fitness.
4. Efficient leather wrap around wallet // "The Hustler Wrap"
For the #hustler #girlboss #powerwoman you know in your life. Even though she's already got her life together, she'll love this wallet that reminds her every day that she does.
Photo cred - Chapters.Indigo
5. Warm fuzzy fur blanket // Chapters/Indigo Faux Fur Throw - Grey Fox
For this crazy negative degree snowy weather we're having right now, a warm fuzzy and furry throw is NEEDED. Trust me, they will thank you for this.
6. Socks // "If You Can Read This Bring Me Beer Socks"
Literally for every man. This sounds really dumb, but honestly, I've asked so many of my guy friends and you know what they all want/need? Socks. And why not make it a funny AND useful gift with these hilarious beer socks?
7. The perfect gym bag // J. Crew Abingdon Duffel Bag
Most guys in Vancouver are serious gym rats, and they'll definitely need a classy but versatile duffel that can handle their work out shoes, work out clothes, shaker bottle, protein powder, wrist wraps, lifting belts, etc...
Photo cred - BestBuy
8. Wireless phone charging pad // Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad
For your lazy boyfriend who never remembers to charge his phone. This is their (and your) solution. You can literally throw you phone on the charging pad and it will start juicing up your phone!
Photo cred - BestBuy
9. More wireless things // Beats by Dr. Dre Solo3 On-Ear Sound Isolating Bluetooth Headphones
For the friend who's always at the gym and complaining about how his headphone wires are constantly in the way, or the friend that's extra rough with his cables and always break them. They're really going to appreciate these Bluetooth headphones...and c'mon they're Beats.
10. Money to Netflix and chill // "Netflix Gift Card"
Don't let your friends be that person that leeches of others for their Netflix password. Let them be proud owners of their own Netflix accounts...only if it is only for a while. Netflix gift cards are available at most major retail stores (eg. Best Buy, Amazon, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc.)
11. Wireless smartphone printer // FUJIFILM Instax SHARE Smartphone Wireless Photo Printer (SP-2)
For your friends who love taking photos on their phone and wish that their memories could be actualized. Wish granted.
12. A phone case that sticks to almost any surface // iPhone/Android Anti-gravity GOATcase
For your friends who like to film themselves dancing or working out, want to watch YouTube videos while doing their makeup, or just take hands-free selfies in-front of a mirror, this phone is for them.
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