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Useful Gifts For Everyone

Useful Gifts For Everyone

It’s said that the five love languages we use to express our affection for one another can be categorised as quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, physical touch, and gift-giving. There are many occasions when you may be expected to give a gift, such as birthdays, weddings, or as a graduation present. However, buying gifts for a person you don’t know (or even a person you know very well) can sometimes be difficult. How can you be certain what they like? Have they grown out of their old interests? Surely there must be something better you can give them than a new tie or some sparkling hair barrettes.

How to Choose a Useful Gift

We’ve found that the secret to giving excellent gifts your friends and family will appreciate is to choose practical gifts that are useful for everyone. While everyone will have their personal preferences for furniture designs, date night ideas, or fun recreational activities, it’s difficult to go wrong with a practical gift that just about anyone can use. Check out some of our top ideas for useful gifts for everyone:


Household appliances, especially for the kitchen, can bring simple but very welcome improvements to everyday life. We don’t always realise it, but there are many kitchen appliances that we rely on regularly that our friends may not actually have. Blenders, electric can openers, crock pots, toaster ovens, and air fryers are all good examples of this, and make perfect gifts for a high school graduate heading out to college, or for a young married couple preparing to move in together for the first time. Even a trash can with a hinged lid that swings open when you step on a pedal can be a handy gift that everyone can find a use for in their home.

  • Swan 2,5 Litre Air Fryer - This sleek, modern air fryer features a non-stick cooking basket and is very easy to use. It uses 1500 watts of power, can reach up to 200 degrees for cooking a variety of foods, and its 2,5 litre capacity offers plenty of space for frying quick and delicious meals. It also comes with a 2-year guarantee from the day you buy.

  • Tabletop Ice Maker - Having ice readily available in your kitchen makes it easy to blend milkshakes or treat bruises—not to mention fill your water bottle every day. This tabletop ice maker is highly versatile and the perfect gift for a friend or family member who just can’t get enough of making healthy smoothies in the mornings.

  • Swan Retro Blue Egg Boiler - When was the last time you used an egg boiler? This useful appliance is one that many people overlook when stocking their kitchen. If you have a friend or family member who owns egg-laying ducks or chickens (or simply loves to eat boiled eggs), this handy gift is one they are sure to appreciate, and it’s an appliance they may not yet own.

If appliances themselves are out of your price range, there are plenty of other useful kitchen gifts that may be more affordable. Consider investing in a few kitchen organisers (such as those for pantries or silverware drawers), an easy-to-clean dish set, or a decorative planter. If your gift recipient is moving to a new place, these simple conveniences can help their new residence feel more like a home without putting a strain on your wallet.


Lamps are a practical item that everyone can use in their home. Living rooms, bedrooms, offices, and laundry rooms can all benefit from lamps of all shapes and sizes, and even if you think your friend has it all covered, it never hurts to gift them an extra they can keep in their emergency supply. For a cherry on top, provide an extra lightbulb or two as well.

  • Eclipse Table Lamp - This polished chrome table lamp includes a built-in mirror. One side of the mirror is even a 3x magnifier, making this gift essential for the loved one in your life who would love a detailed mirror when applying their make-up or doing their hair in the morning. This lamp uses 4 AA batteries and 18 1W LED light bulbs.

  • Simplistic Desk Lamp - If a simplistic desk lamp is all you need, then it should come as no surprise that this one is perfect for the job. This metal desk lamp comes in two colours (black and white) and includes a flexible neck so it can be positioned perfectly for working or reading.

  • Bowler Floor Lamp - When you have a particularly dark corner or simply want to add decoration to an empty spot of the den, the bowler floor lamp is ideal. This 40W lamp is 1800 mm tall, and its simple design allows it to fade into the background when not turned on. It comes in both white and grey.


General house and yard cleaning tools such as handheld vacuums, wide brooms, rakes, mops, wheeled buckets that can be used alongside mops, or a large supply of wipes can also be well-received gifts for a friend who has just moved to a new home and may not have had time to invest in all of these products. 

  • Xiaomi Mi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner - It’s tough to turn down a handheld vacuum cleaner, and this one is especially high-quality with its 150 AW suction capabilities, 12-cyclone engine, high-torque floor brush, and more. It’s a handheld vacuum and a mop all in one. While it may look large for a handheld vacuum at first glance, the Xiaomi is sure to become a favourite product with its lightweight, cord-free design.

Elevenpast provides top service, including lightning-fast delivery, premium products, and instant availability to answer questions about any of the items we stock. When you shop with us, you can expect excellent service. Shop all our sale items today for great deals that rotate out regularly. We can’t wait to see what you end up gifting your loved ones this year!

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