27 Useful Gifts That Can Be Enjoyed Long After the Holidays Are Over
As market experts and your unofficial guides to the holiday shopping season, we know that nothing beats receiving a gift that's practical, unique, and super-thoughtful, too. We also know that there are a lot of different products to shop online right now, which means that the process of finding a gift good enough to check all of those boxes can be, well, pretty daunting. Getting your loved ones helpful Christmas gifts that they can use throughout the holidays and long after too is something they'll definitely appreciate — and it may even certify your status as a pro gift-giver (bonus!).
With this in mind, we rounded up the best gifts that are actually useful and all available to shop online this holiday season. Whether it's handy kitchen gadgets, editor-loved fashion staples, versatile beauty picks, or cool tech discoveries, these presents are so unique and helpful that you can rest assured they won't be regifted or shoved to the back of a closet.
The holidays are officially here — so, get to shopping, tap into these useful Christmas gift ideas, and browse through all of our price categories below!
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Anvita Reddy
Most Useful Gifts Under $25: Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker With Reusable Tumbler
If they can't go without their iced coffee rain or shine, they need the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker With Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter ($20, originally $35). It brews a perfectly chilled cup in less than four minutes. They just need to add water and their favorite coffee grounds to the machine, fill the tumbler with ice, and brew. Finish off with milks, sweeteners, and syrups. Plus, it's a favorite of POPSUGAR editors, as detailed in this product review on the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker.
Editor Quote: "I know it's rather extreme to admit, but my life has really, truly changed for the better thanks to this kitchen tool. First off, the machine is slim (little-apartment approved), and it comes with a tumbler to brew your iced coffee in — and drink it out of." — Marisa Petrarca, Contributing Editor, Commerce
Most Useful Gifts Under $25: Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook
This Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook ($20, originally $30) contains only 36 pages, but they can easily be wiped clean with just a damp cloth so you can get extended use out of the product. Pages can also be exported to Slack, email, Google Drive — you name it!
Most Useful Gifts Under $25: The Five Minute Journal
Don't wait until the new year to kickstart some healthy daily habits! With The Five Minute Journal ($29), you can set a productive morning routine and get better about practicing gratitude while you're at it. Read all about how the self-care journal helped one POPSUGAR editor become a "morning-routine person" in this Five Minute Journal product review.
Editor Quote: "I find that when I write down my intentions, I really am more mindful throughout the day, and I use the nighttime prompts as a way to reflect on the good, and bad, parts of my day. It truly is a five minute (max!) commitment, and I have seen my gratitude levels markedly improve since I started using it." — India Yaffe, Associate Editor, Commerce
Most Useful Gifts Under $25: Hilife Steamer
Ironing your clothes doesn't have to be a chore — at least not with this super-affordable Hilife Steamer ($30, originally $39). The portable tool takes the hassle out of ironing and can make your clothes look as good as new. Need further proof? Read through our Hilife Steamer product review to learn more.
Editor Quote: "The steamer works wonders on most materials, and clothes you'd have a hard time ironing like sequin dresses or pearl-encrusted tops. I also like that it's lightweight, making it easy to hold and pack in your duffel bag or carry-on." — Shelcy Joseph, Contributor
Most Useful Gifts Under $50: Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser
Candles be damned, this Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser ($45) proves that the best and easiest way to keep your home smelling fresh might actually just be through a traditional diffuser.The product is also a favorite among POPSUGAR editors, as detailed in this product review of the Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser.
Editor Quote: "The Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser allows you to customize to your heart's content, with the capability to rotate seamlessly between two fragrances, adjust their intensity, schedule its run time, and even turn on its ambient-light setting during the evening." — Angela Elias, Senior Content Director, Commerce
Most Useful Gifts Under $50: PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
Get this PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer ($50, originally $60) for the one who's always sanitizing. The device uses UV lights to get your phone 99.9 percent germ-free. Plus, one POPSUGAR editor even said it "changed her life" in this PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer product review.
Editor Quote: "The smart device first gained attention on the ABC show Shark Tank, and the double-duty cleaner features a convenient USB port so you also charge while using it. The brand boasts that the UV light kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, which is also great for your skin and can help prevent pesky breakouts. It even goes beyond cleaning just your phone; anything that can fit can be cleaned, from your credit cards to a smartwatch." — Krista Jones, Former Editor, Commerce
Most Useful Gifts Under $50: Neck Massage Pillow
Treat them to this relaxing Neck Massage Pillow ($40, originally $60) for a practical (and portable!) tool that they can use to help them better unwind and also take on the go. The lightweight pillow is especially great for any traveler who finds themselves on long flights or unending road trips.
Most Useful Gifts Under $50: Charcuterie Board Set and Cheese Serving Platter
If you're on the hunt for the coolest and most thoughtful gift for the host who does the most, the Charcuterie Board Set and Cheese Serving Platter ($57, originally $72) is such a useful find. It comes with four serving bowls for nuts, spreads, and more, plus four cheese knives.
Most Useful Gifts Under $50: Bala Bangles
If you're shopping for someone who loves fitness, get them these trendy Bala Bangles Set ($49). They are stylish ankle and arm weights that can level up any workout by adding resistance. One POPSUGAR editor claimed these weights helped her take her home workout to the "next level" in the product review on the Bala Bangles.
Editor Quote: "I love these weights because they're super easy to put on and adjust. They're comfortable, and they make me feel like I can take on the world — or my hour-long Pilates class. I've also worn them on walks around my neighborhood for a little extra burn." — India Yaffe, Associate Editor, Commerce
Most Useful Gifts Under $50: Fellow Carter Move Mug With 360º Sip Lid
Get the busybody in your life something that will help them fuel up during the day: the Fellow Carter Move Mug With 360º Sip Lid ($35). This top-rated product comes in two sizes for added versatility, as well as a variety of unique colors — including white.
Most Useful Gifts Under $75: Drunk Elephant The Littles Skincare Travel Set
The Drunk Elephant The Littles Skincare Travel Set ($74) is the perfect way to try out the brand's cult-favorite skin-care products. It includes a few of Drunk Elephant's best-sellers, all in bite-sized bottles that anyone can easily take on the go (even through TSA!). It's such a cute and useful gift for the beauty-lover in your life.
Most Useful Gifts Under $75: Twelve South AirFly Pro
If they're always on a plane, they know the struggle of having wireless headphones — and having to pay the $2 if they want to watch a movie on the plane's television. That's why this Twelve South AirFly Pro ($55) is so brilliant. You simply plug the device into the screen, and it syncs to your headphones, so you can now really use those AirPods on a plane!
Most Useful Gifts Under $75: Cadence Travel Containers
These Cadence Travel Containers ($67, originally $84) are such a worthwhile investment for any frequent traveler. The compact travel containers eliminate the hassle of having to navigate flying with bottles that might leak or spill. One POPSUGAR editor even detailed her love for the travel capsules in this Cadence Travel Containers product review.
Editor Quote: "I can attest from several successful flights that these are truly leakproof, watertight, airtight, and TSA-approved. Small but mighty, the design can hold one to two weeks' worth of product, and the large opening up top makes them easy to scoop from and refill." — Krista Jones, Former Editor, Commerce
Most Useful Gifts Under $100: UnHide Shleepy Robe
We're firm believers that everyone deserves to have a high-quality and ultra-plush robe incorporated into their closet, and few are more beloved than this UnHide Shleepy Robe ($119). One POPSUGAR editor compared the style to feeling like she was "wearing a fluffy cloud" in the UnHide Schleepy Robe product review.
Editor Quote: "If you're the type of person looking for a convenient robe to feel warm and cozy in, Unhide's robe is a great option. It comes in four colors, plus standard and plus sizes for the perfect cozy fit. This robe doesn't have absorbent material and isn't meant to be put on after a shower, but it's the perfect thing to slip into once you're dried off." — Haley Lyndes, Assistant Editor, Commerce
Most Useful Gifts Under $100: Our Place Always Pan Set
The popular Our Place Always Pan Set ($99, originally $145) is an editor favorite that customers just love. If they're into cooking, we think it'll make the perfect present. Learn more in this product review on the Our Place Always Pan.
Editor Quote: "The enamel cast iron browns food quickly without any seasoning needed, so the short ribs were incredibly tender after being moved from the stovetop to the oven. We both appreciate that food rarely ever sticks to the surface of this pan. Also, the cleverly designed silicon hot grips make it easy to carry this pan from place to place. We have now used this pan over 10 times and as my boyfriend said just last night, we love it more and more with every use." — Macy Cate Williams, Former Content Director, Commerce
Most Useful Gifts Under $100: Fire HD 10 Tablet
The Fire HD 10 Tablet ($90, originally $150) will keep them entertained with all their favorite streaming platforms and books, and allows them to stay in touch with friends and family and even control their smart home. It's perfect for someone who loves to work and play on the go.
Most Useful Gifts Under $200: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
This Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 ($150) will keep their drink at their desired temperature for however long they decide to nurse it. It's perfect for those who need a warm cup of coffee to get through the work day. They can customize the settings all in the accompanying app.
Most Useful Gifts Under $200: Aura Carver Luxe HD Smart Digital Picture Frame
The Aura Carver Luxe HD Smart Digital Picture Frame ($159, originally $179) is perfect for anyone who loves to reminisce and look back at their favorite memories and people. As an added bonus, you can preload it with unlimited pictures and videos of the recipient's most cherished memories and loved ones. It's a thoughtful yet techie gift everyone will appreciate. It even made onto Oprah Winfrey's Favorite Things. It comes in a variety of colors as well.
Most Useful Gifts Under $200: Vitruvi Stone Diffuser
The Vitruvi Stone Diffuser ($123) is a wellness find that doubles as home decor. It's perfect for those who enjoy incorporating aromatherapy into their lifestyle. It comes in a variety of stylish colors like black, terracotta, white, pink, sea green, and more. One POPSUGAR editor said it helped her to feel "less stressed" in this Vitruvi product review.
Editor Quote: "I've never owned a diffuser before, but I do like that I have the ability to set the diffuser to run continuously for three hours, and on the days when I really need to chill (every day), I opt to use the seven-hour intermittent setting. I also like that in the event I forget to turn off the diffuser, it automatically shuts off once the time is up or the water runs out." — Tamara Pridgett, Former Associate Editor, Fitness
Most Useful Gifts Under $200: Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Get them a gadget that does it all with the Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker With Air Fryer Lid ($140, originally $200); it will be the only thing on their counter. It's the same beloved Instant Pot that can pressure cook, sauté, cook rice, steam veggies, and more, but now it can also air fry! How cool is that!?
Most Useful Gifts Under $200: Courant Catch:3
The Courant Catch:3 ($140, originally $175) is a handcrafted wireless charging station and catchall tray that is perfect for a nightstand or entryway — especially for anyone that has a lot of items to charge or just needs a space to keep all of their tech essentials organized. It comes in either leather-bound or linen-bound in a variety of colors.
Most Useful Gifts Under $200: Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden
They can have their own indoor vegetable garden with the cool Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden ($100, originally $140). It's perfect for an apartment dweller, with one POPSUGAR editor also noting that it's great for beginners in this Click & Grow Smart Garden product review.
Editor Quote: "For anyone who's too busy to grow traditionally, this is a perfect way to still get the experience of growing without the stress. It's also a great home addition for anyone who just wants to enjoy greenery in the home to brighten up a space — this minimal maintenance is worth the air-quality benefit alone." — Moná Thomas, Living Editor and Content Strategist
Most Useful Gifts Under $200: Theragun Mini Portable Massager
If they love a good workout, help them out with their recovery with the Theragun Mini Portable Massager ($149, originally $199). This bestselling fitness tool boasts three speeds, 150-minute total battery life, and a compact design that allows anyone to take it with them on the go or even to the gym. Trust us, this will be their new recovery go-to!
Most Useful Gifts Over $200: Cuyana Easy Tote
Fashionistas, celebrities, and even royals (hi, Meghan Markle!) are fans of Cuyana because of the brand's stylish offerings and commitment to sustainability. The Cuyana Easy Tote ($248) is one of the fashion label's newest styles — and it's already a favorite, even among POPSUGAR editors. Read through the Cuyana Easy Tote product review to learn why this bag is worth the investment!
Editor Quote: "Whether you're a grad student looking for a chic bag for school, a working woman in need of a practical tote to carry to and from the office, or just someone hoping to add a more relaxed style to your wardrobe, the Easy Tote encompasses the ideal, go-anywhere bag that will help you feel polished and supported in any season." — Kyley Warren, Assistant Editor, Commerce
Most Useful Gifts Over $200: Oura Ring
If you're on the lookout for a unique gift for the person who has everything, look no further than this Oura Ring ($449). The athlete-loved essential fits all the benefits of a classic fitness tracker into a wearable ring design — talk about useful! One POPSUGAR editor had so many good things to say about the fitness tool in this Oura Ring product review.
Editor Quote: "I find the data very helpful, and it lets me know how to make minor tweaks to support my overall health and wellness goals. It's not going to tell you anything unprecedented; after a turbulent red-eye last night, it's no wonder my sleep score was abysmal, and I've had lots of coffee to keep up. But, for someone that generally leads a healthy lifestyle or is looking for clues to improve their everyday habits like sleep and movement, I'd highly recommend the Oura Ring." — India Yaffe, Associate Editor, Commerce
Most Useful Gifts Over $200: Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Vacuum
Simplify your home cleaning process with the help of this top-rated Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Vacuum ($300, originally $430). The easy-to-use vacuum is hailed for its ability to reach even the tightest corners. Learn more about the internet-loved vacuum in this product review on the Dyson Outsize Absolute Cordless Vacuum.
Editor Quote: "One of the many things I love about Dyson is the attachments the vacuums come with. They are equipped with handy tools you can connect to the base vacuum to clean just about every nook and cranny in your home." — Krista Jones, Former Editor, Commerce