These 35 Gifts Will Make Your Friends' Lives So Much Easier


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I don't know about you, but when it comes to shopping for gifts for my friends and family, I gravitate toward items that are practical yet unique. Okay, "practical" might sound boring, but before I purchase a gift, I think, How often will they really use this? And if I think they'll get a lot of use out of it, I immediately add it to my cart. While I think novelty gifts can be so fun, I'd rather give someone a gift that they'll use over and over (and over).

It's not all completely selfless, though—let's be real here. If someone is so obsessed with a gift that it becomes their go-to or something they can't live without, well, it looks good on me as a gift giver, right? So I'm always searching for useful gifts that will hopefully make my loved ones' lives a little bit easier, whether it's something they've been needing for a while or something that relieves stress or puts a smile on their face.

And I think the best category of gifts for these criteria are wellness ones. Think activewear or gym gear, self-care items, cozy home décor, and even food and drink. Take a look at some of my favorite picks I've come across this year.

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This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

Managing Editor

Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019.

In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).

She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.