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Functional Gift Ideas

Looking for holiday gifts that will be used and appreciated? Although we all start our shopping looking for that “wow" gift, consider the idea that sometimes the most thoughtful gifts are really the ones that make life easier.  

Check out our favorite functional gifts below, and ship your top picks worldwide and hassle-free with MyUS!

Foldable Purse Hook 3-Pack $9.99

Green handbag being hung off the edge of a table with a silver and pink folding bag hook

Public floors are gross, looping the straps off the back of a chair invites trouble, and sitting with your bag in your lap is anything but comfortable. Enter the Foldable Purse Hook from Milaloko. With a folding magnetic closure and anti-slip back, it lets you hang a handbag from the table to keep it off the floor and within view. These come in a pack of three and are lightweight and compact—perfect for stocking stuffers!

"I love these hooks! They’re really sturdy and so far they hold to every edge! I use my coach bag a lot and it has some weight to it. These hooks have held up nicely. I’ve received a lot of compliments, even from men." says Karla Nicole in her five-star review.

Reverse Folding Umbrella $22.99

Black umbrella with plaid underside and C-shaped handle in open and closed position

You can always use another umbrella, especially if they pack cool features like this Reverse Folding Umbrella from Bagail. It has the usual functions of an umbrella, like keeping you dry when it rains, but it also has two unique features that make it stand out. First, it folds in reverse, so the side that gets wet is folded inwards when collapsed and won't get you wet when getting in and out of the car. Second, it has a c-shaped handle so you can hang it from your wrist and keep your hands free. Genius!

"I love this umbrella! I purchased one earlier for myself and loved it so much that I purchased 3 more, one for each of my daughters and one for my granddaughter! This is the greatest invention in years! It is wonderful to be able to get into the car and close your umbrella and then bring it inside without getting drenched! This is a great product that is sturdy and fashionable!" says Alicia Gillaspie in her five-star review. 

Wamsutta Sheet Set $79.99 - $139.99

Four stacks of folded sheets in an assortment of solid colors

There's nothing like the feel of crisp new sheets, and whether your recipient is scraping by with a threadbare set or could use a backup, new sheets make a great gift. Wamsutta's 625-Thread Count PimaCott Sheet Set is highly rated for its durability and excellent quality and comes in a huge variety of colors for bed sizes ranging from twin to California king. 

"This is the second time I have purchased these sheets. The fabric washes beautifully and they are very soft. The elastic on the fitted sheet is about an inch wide and goes around the entire sheet so they stay on our adjustable bed." says Maureen in her product review. 

Simply Organic Starter Spice Gift Set $31

12 clear plastic containers of Simply Organic spices with green lids stacked

A new spice set is perfect for college students, new homeowners, and anyone that has had the same spices for longer than they can remember. The Simply Organic Starter Spice Gift Set includes 12 of the most commonly used spices, such as onion powder, garlic powder, and basil, and each one is USDA certified organic and gluten-free.  

"I gave this organic spice set to my daughter at Christmas, knowing she is a firm believer in organic foods, herbs and spices! It was very well received by her! I may add more organic spice sets to this set, in the future!" says Ronald L. Pappafava in his glowing review. 

Leather Journal $29.99

Smooth dark-brown leather notebook with leather strap closure and pen, in metal pen clip, attached to front flap

Made from genuine leather, this gorgeous journal is the perfect gift for everyone on your list from business professionals taking meeting notes to busy moms tracking schedules and grocery lists. It has a leather strap closure, an inside pocket, a handy business card slot, and includes 100 sheets of lay-flat binding.

"Good size, nice pocket, thick rich leather. Using as a travel journal for each of my 3 kids. It will last a lifetime with proper care. If you are looking at this size notebook, this is probably your best bet on Amazon...I looked for quite a few days." says ph-delicious in their product review. 

Measuring Cups and Spoons Set $23.55

Gold measuring cup set filled with flour and sugar on table with matching measuring spoons and blackberries and kitchen towel

Gorgeous gold measuring cups and spoons with hook-able handles and measurement markings that won't fade in the wash? This is the gift they didn't know they wanted but will absolutely love. 

"So pretty. Love the sizes being inside the cup. The handles are pretty and modern looking. Great product for the price." says Caitlin W. in her five-star review.

Tile Pro $25

Black Tile Pro attached to a ring with keys and a light

Stylish and highly functional gift, Tile Pro is perfect for anyone that loses track of things easily. It's great for expensive items that you want to keep track of, like a bag containing your new laptop, or everyday items, like your house keys. It links up to an app you install on your phone and will play a sound when you can’t find the item its attached to. Equally exciting, you can also use it in reverse to find your phone if it goes missing. 

"I got this after my wife lost her car keys. It was really easy to set up and works both ways with the phone paired. So you can find the car keys or vice versa the phone if you miss placed it. Haven't tried to see how far it goes but I only got it to be able to locate them in the house or around the house. Overall good added safety if you have a knack for missplacing things." says Catalin M Martin in her product review.

Instant Pot $79

Silver Instant Pot with black base and black lid

Instant Pots make great gifts, period. People who love spending time in the kitchen enjoy the added flexibility of being able to sear and cook in one pot, and those that would rather do anything than cook love that the Instant Pot speeds up the cooking process. In addition to pressure cooking, the Instant Post DUO 6 qt. is a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute, yogurt maker, and warmer—so many options!

"The BEST kitchen appliance I have ever owned!" says PAV in their five-star review.

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