Holiday shopping can be one of the most anxiety-provoking experiences of the year. There’s pressure to get the “perfect” gift for everyone you know—and that “perfect” gift doesn’t always exist. To help you spend less time stressing and more time enjoying the holidays, we’ve rounded up 10 practical gifts that everyone will use and appreciate.

1. LapGear Ergo Pro Lap Desk; $38


This lap desk works just as well on the couch as it does in the office. LapGear’s Home Office Lap Desk not only has plenty of room for a standard-sized laptop, but it also has a built-in slot for keeping a mobile device close by. You can even adjust the angle of your laptop to better fit whatever position you're in. And if laptop heat is a concern—especially for those working long hours—the desk is built with a cushion to keep things cool from 9-5…and for the Netflix binge afterwards.

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2. Powlaken 4in1 Wireless Charging Station; $33


Anyone with multiple devices knows the pain of trying to keep them charged at the same time. Cut the stress—and the charging cords—with this four-in-one wireless charger from Powlaken. The charger is designed to charge an iPhone, AirPods, Apple Watch, and Apple Pencil all at the same time. Once devices are plugged in, they’ll still be completely functional, so users can watch TV and Facetime with friends while the power strip is hard at work.

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3. Rapid Ramen Cooker; $14

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Ramen just got a major upgrade. The perfect gift for college students or quick-fix chefs, this microwave-safe ramen cooker is a secret weapon in the kitchen. Simply add a noodle block, fill water to the top of the cooker line, and microwave for three minutes for perfect noodles, every time. The cooker is built with heat-resistant handles for easy handling and is also dishwasher safe, making the cooking experience almost as enjoyable as lunch itself.

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4. Instant Vortex Pro Air Fryer; $140

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From the same company behind the magical Instant Pot comes an appliance that’s even more handy. The Instant Vortex Air Fryer not only air-fries food to crisp perfection, but it also roasts, bakes, toasts, and more. By rapidly circulating hot air around food to cook it evenly, the Vortex gets dinner on the table without having to turn the oven on. It’s large enough to fit two included air fry trays inside—perfect for cooking a main and a side at the same time—and comes with cooking accessories to help get the job done.

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5. Philips SmartSleep Wake-up Light; $124


Waking up is hard enough, but a blaring alarm clock can make it downright awful. Have a more peaceful morning with Philips’s sunrise-simulating alarm clock. The clock goes through an incredible one million light stages when it’s time to rise, gradually brightening with a warm orange light to awaken sleepers. But it doesn’t just assist with waking up; it also has a sunset simulation for winding down at bedtime. And, with 10 additional light settings for non-sleeping use, the clock is an excellent replacement for a bedside lamp.

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6. PETLIBRO Automatic Feeder; $66


Whether pet owners have an erratic schedule, want to prevent early morning wake-up calls, or need to go on a quick overnight trip, PETLIBRO’s automatic feeder is a great way to keep their furry friend's meals on track. It can be programmed to deliver up to four meals a day, and it can be customized to fit the needs of smaller pets. Although the feeder is powered via a regular adapter, there is an option to install batteries as a backup source, ensuring that dinner’s on time even if the electricity goes out.

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7. Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener; $17


Wine lovers who have trouble with traditional corkscrews will love this electric wine bottle opener from Oster. Accompanied by a foil cutter that can easily remove a bottle’s seal, the opener removes corks with the single touch of a button. Oster’s bottle opener can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge, allowing sommeliers to spend less time struggling with the bottle and more time enjoying happy hour.

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8. TRENDOUX TouchScreen Winter Gloves; $10

Winter gloves are always a practical gift, but winter gloves with texting capabilities take gift-giving to a whole new level. TRENDOUX’s touchscreen winter gloves are made from soft napping wool to keep hands toasty while shoveling snow or shooting off a quick text. In addition to touchscreen-friendly fingertips, the gloves feature a webbed silicone design inside each palm to prevent phones from slipping in wet conditions.

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9. SOULWIT Cable Holder Clips; $9


SOULWIT’s cable holder clips will keep tech fiends organized—and, of course, always plugged in. The cable holders can adhere to most surfaces and hold standard cables for things like phone chargers, keyboards, and ethernet cords. The clips come in a pack of three, so they can be placed in multiple areas of the home. For starting the new year off right, swapping tangled wires for mini tech centers is the way to go.

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10. Under Armour Sports Mask; $30

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Give the gift of a good—and safe—workout with Under Armour’s sports mask. The mask is built with a three-layer design to maximize air flow, along with special fabric on the inside lining and ear loops to keep it feeling cool during exercise. But the mask isn’t just built for comfort. It’s also treated with an anti-microbial coating to stop the spread of germs and prevent odors. Accessorize the mask with a chic yoga bag so fitness buffs can take their post-workout stretches on the go.

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