Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a pretty difficult time as well! You have so many amazing family members and friends that you want to give gifts to. Although, some people can be pretty tough to buy presents for! Like the mom who definitely doesn't want another loud singing toy for their kids, or the busy bee who doesn't really have time to do anything but work. Fresh Tech Maid, a Chicago maid service, put together this incredibly helpful guide to some of the best, practical gifts that people will actually use!

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Air Humidifier

This is something that may seem simple, but is useful for all ages! These cold Chicago months bring the flu, dry skin, sore throats, and more. Humidifiers suck in all the dry, and sometimes germ filled, air and blows out moist, clean air. My grandma would always set one up for me when I was sick as a child. I still use one today, but I add essential oils in the water to make it even better! I add tea tree oil and lavender when I'm sick to moisten the air, clear my sinuses, and make the whole house smell great! Doing this is also a much healthier alternative to spraying air freshener! You can buy air humidifiers almost anywhere online and in many stores, all with different features, settings, and colors.

Memory Foam Pillow

Humans are all very different, but we have one big thing in common. We all sleep! Memory foam pillows are different from normal pillows because they sink and mold around the head for maximum comfort. This is perfect for anyone, but especially your loved ones that need more sleep. College students, parents, and anyone else can benefit greatly in life just by getting a good night's sleep. You can get a memory foam pillow at almost any large retail store like Walmart or target, as well as retail websites like Amazon!

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Vacuuming Robot

A vacuuming robot is a little round robot that goes around your home, vacuuming the floor as it goes. The majority of the robots have settings that you can customize. These settings can include setting the times you want the robot active, the specific route you want it to take, and more. Most of them have sensors on the bottom and the sides, so the robot won't run into walls or fall down stairs. This is perfect for busy people, parents, and pet owners! You can find hundreds of different robots online all ranging in price and quality, the most famous being the 'iRobot Roomba'.

Welfare Box

Trying to find a gift for the struggling college student in your life? Put together a welfare box! When I was in college I looked forward to my family sending one every year and even though I got many other gifts, the box was the one I appreciated the most. Get a large cardboard box and fill it with snacks, microwavable food, soap, socks, laundry detergent, tooth brushes, and anything else you can think of! You can get all of this in one easy trip to your local dollar store and will be a priceless gift to the student. When you're in college you already have a lot going on with school, but you are also learning to be an adult, which can be really hard! When you're done packing the box, decorate the outside and let all of their roommates know how much you care!


Electric Toothbrush

This one may seem odd, but electric toothbrushes are a common luxury item that many people don't buy for themselves. When it comes to toothbrushes, we all want our teeth to look nice, but most of us settle on the average one to save money. This a gift that can even be used forever, since many have replaceable heads that are normally about the same price as an average toothbrush. Although it's not glamorous or big, it's an extremely practical gift that will go a long way!

Smart Speaker

A smart speaker is a device that can do almost anything you ask! There are many on the market like the Google Home Speaker, Apple HomePod, Triby Smart Speaker, and more. Although, the Amazon Alexa and Echo devices are definitely the most popular. You can tell it to play a song, call an uber, order a pizza, change the T.V. channel, and even control the lights! This makes life so much more convenient and easy for people of all ages, but can be especially helpful for older parents. This way they can do things around the house without having to move, as well as call you without using their phone. I use mine to check my animals and my home while i'm gone!

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Winter Driving Kit

The Chicago winters can become very dangerous for drivers, so protect your loved ones by making them a winter driving kit. This can consist can consist of multiple things like a tool to get ice and snow off of their windshield, a first aid kit, antifreeze, a blanket, and anything else you can think of. A blanket is essential for emergencies, because if they're car isn't turning on and they're waiting for a tow truck, the car can get extremely cold. This gift is awesome for anyone with a car, but especially if you know someone that drives for a rideshare app!

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These are some of the most practical gifts you can get someone that they will actually use, but don't forget about how helpful it can be to provide a clean, healthy home. Check out all of our amazing deals and get a free quote by clicking the button below!

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