Buying gifts around the holidays can be tricky, especially if you have some people on your list who are unflinchingly practical or seem to already have everything they need. Sometimes, the best gifts are sensible, don’t create clutter and will provide your loved ones with years of use.

If you’re searching for practical Christmas gifts for your friends and family this holiday season, this list has you covered. From helpful kitchen items to home improvement gifts, you’ll find something for anyone on your list who values useful, common-sense items.

Practical Presents for Guys

When you need practical presents for your husband, dad, friends or other guys in your life, this list has you covered. Here are some of the best practical gifts for men:

1. A Grill 

Whether he’s famous for grilling for the entire block or is just learning the art, he’ll love a new grill this holiday season. There are endless grills on the market, from outdoor varieties to tabletop versions perfect for a small apartment or a guy on the go. If he’s just grilling for one or two, a microwave grill could be a fun alternative.

2. Multi-Tool Pen

multi-tool pen will ensure your loved one is prepared for anything. This pocket-sized pen has nine functions, such as a ballpoint pen, a screwdriver, a bottle opener and a flashlight. The ruler and level functions will be especially helpful for guys on the job. With three extra ink cartridges, this pen will last a while.

3. Personal Water Filter

For men who love the outdoors, always having drinkable water on hand can be a challenge. A personal water filter makes it easy to stay hydrated no matter where he is. This lightweight filter effectively filters out parasites, bacteria, microplastics and dirt, so your loved one has peace of mind about his drinking water.

Practical Gifts for Women

The perfect gift that strikes the right balance of unique, personal and useful can be challenging to find. Gather ideas from this list of practical gifts for any woman on your list:

1. Hand Towels

Hand towels are one of those items you can never have too many of. Spruce them up with her personalized monogram, choose a quick-dry variety or spring for these makeup towels that hide discoloration from foundation and mascara.

2. Neck and Back Massager

neck and back massager is the perfect practical gift for stress relief. This heated massager has eight deep-kneading massage heads to relieve muscle tension. An ergonomic design and adjustable speeds make this massager an excellent gift for any woman who could use some relaxation. 

3. Automatic Pot Stirrer

Multitaskers know that neglecting a bubbling pot can spell disaster. Help her out in the kitchen with an automatic pot stirrer that sits in any pot or pan. This stirrer has a timer so she can set it and forget it while she finishes meal prep, feeds the cat or does the other things on her to-do list.

Practical Gifts for Automobile Enthusiasts

Have someone on your list who adores their car? Take a look at these practical gift ideas for auto enthusiasts:

1. Driver’s Organizer Caddy

Organization is one of the most practical gifts you can buy. This car organizer caddy clips easily onto the air vent and is the perfect size for holding items like a cell phone, hand sanitizer, glasses, tissues and more. A charging port in the back makes it easy for your loved one to keep their phone charged.

2. Paint Protection Film

Whether they have a brand new vehicle or are trying to protect a collector car, your loved one will appreciate having paint protection film for their vehicle. Paint protection film protects cars from scratches, discoloration and stains and won’t alter their appearance. You can use paint protection film on cars, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, making it super versatile and practical.

3. Car Window Film

Many people add car window tints to reduce glare in their vehicles and protect their windshields. Consider giving your loved one automotive window film to provide better protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays, increased safety, improved privacy and enhanced style. One of the most popular types is ceramic window tint, which creates superior durability and quality.

Practical Gift Ideas for Home Renovators

Home renovators often juggle a lot on their to-do lists, from applying fresh paint to redesigning floor plans. Whatever your loved one’s next project is, these good practical Christmas presents for the home renovation fanatic will be a hit:

1. Homeowner’s Toolkit

Whether that friend or family member needs to hang some pictures or finish a more in-depth project, a complete toolkit has the essential tools they need to get the job done. This 65-piece toolkit includes everything a home renovator could need to start their next home improvement project, including a tape measure, hammer and pliers. Everything comes in a heavy-duty carrying case for easy transport.

2. Magnetic Wristband

Losing an important drill bit or screw during a DIY project can be frustrating. If you have a home renovator on your list, a magnetic wristband can help them stay organized during a project. This wristband keeps their screws and nails within reach and saves them time searching the floor for a piece they just dropped.

3. Glue Gun

A glue gun is a handy tool for all kinds of home renovations, from DIY projects to minor repairs. This cordless glue gun provides up to 30 minutes of use on a full charge. Light indicators tell you the tool’s remaining charge and heat level.

Practical Presents for Energy Savers 

Maybe some people on your list would love nothing more than to cut back on their energy bills. Here are some gifts for practical people who want to save energy in their homes:

1. New Windows

While they’re an investment, new windows are one of the most practical gifts you can give this holiday season. According to the United States Department of Energy, heat loss and gain through windows are responsible for 25-30% of the energy use in your home. Replacing old windows with newer, energy-efficient ones can save money and make your loved one’s home more comfortable throughout the year.

2. Window Film 

If new windows aren’t within your budget, installing residential window film can also help control energy use. Window film reduces the amount of sunlight entering the home to lower heating and air conditioning costs. Window film also makes glass windows shatterproof against storms, holding the glass together to reduce hazards.

3. Learning Thermostat

Another practical gift for the energy savers in your life is a learning thermostat. This product is a splurge, but it can save your friend or family member a significant amount on heating and cooling. The learning thermostat learns what temperatures you like and builds a schedule around your preferences to start saving immediately.

Find Window Film for Your Home or Vehicle at Madico®, Inc. 

Buying your friends and family members practical gifts shows thoughtfulness and care. If you’re considering investing in window film for a friend or loved one this holiday season, Madico can help. Our window films are an excellent practical present that provides increased privacy and reduces glare in homes, cars and other vehicles. We have a wide array of films and tints to choose from and will help you find the best film for your needs. 

To learn more about Madico window films and ask questions about our selection, contact us today. You can also find your nearest dealer to have your window film professionally installed.