Four practical holiday gifts for the pragmatist!

We all have that pragmatic person in our lives…you know, the one who would prefer a vacuum cleaner over a spa day. I have four PERFECT gifts for the pragmatist – practical and unique.

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1. Casely Phone Case

A great, inexpensive option is the Casely Phone Case. The founder, Mark Stallings, envisioned a company that produced phone cases we could match up with our outfits. They had to be durable but also affordable. Such a great idea – you can easily switch your case for work, vacation, or going out. The cases start at $15 and have matching accessories as well. They offer protective and battery-powered charging cases for every size iPhone – even the newest model – and most Android phones. Here’s mine – I have a Samsung S9.

This is such a great gift – very practical, but also fashionable. Right now they are having a sale – buy 2, get 1 free.  Plus, Casely has created a coupon code just for BIZ readers. Use BZONE20 for 20% off your order!!  Go to to check out all the styles.

2. SmellyProof Plastic Bags

Ok, hear me out – I know that it sounds odd to buy something called Smelly Proof as a holiday gift, but believe me the pragmatist in your life will be THRILLED. They are bags that keep odor out of the environment and inside the bag where they belong. Smelly Proof heavy-duty plastic bags are medical grade, durable, reusable and exceed USDA standards for storage food items and are made with sturdy locking zippers. They are made to last and can be washed and used again. Plus, they are liquid, moisture and puncture resistant.

Just think of all the ways to use them! Take them on vacation to store wet towels, dirty clothes, that tuna sandwich for the plane. Or, for storing fish or onions or anything else in the refrigerator. Dirty diapers are no longer an issue!

Smelly Proof Bags

Smelly Proof bags come in many different sizes and styles so they handle big and small issues. Just pick out the ones you think your pragmatist could get the most use from and you are golden. You find them at Walmart and similar stores.

3. This Works deep sleep night oil ($46)

Deep sleep night oil is a great multi-tasker! It’s a beautiful moisturizer for skin with a grape seed oil base that sinks in quickly, leaving skin feeling velvety. But that’s not all – it’s a therapeutic body oil that actually helps you fall asleep and enjoy a deeper, more restful slumber. The 100% natural blend of Provencal Lavender, Vetivert, Camomile soothes you gently to sleep. It’s even safe for pregnant women and I absolutely love falling asleep quickly and waking up feeling rested and moisturized!

4. SoapStandle

I know, you are probably thinking what in the world is a SoapStandle?? It’s a soap stand and a handle, all in one.  Thus — SoapStandle! It’s little, but it makes a HUGE difference. The SoapStandle (2 Pack $8.99) is a small plastic device with little pointed knobs that hook into your soap. The SoapStandle then becomes both a handle – so you can keep your grip on even super slippery soaps like Neutrogena – and a stand which keeps the bar up off of the counter.  Because the soap is elevated, it completely dries in between uses. You know that means? No soap goo! Plus, soap lasts a whole lot longer, saving some cash in the long run. I can’t think of a better stocking stuffer for a pragmatist than the SoapStandle. You can find them online at and at Amazon.

I hope you have found something for that pragmatist in your life, even if that person is you!  – Lisa

THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP NIGHT OIL INGREDIENTS:  Vitus vinifera, Lavandula angustifolia, Cinnamomum camphora, Pogostemon cablin, Vetiveria zizanioides, Chamaemelum nobile


  1. monique s | 15th Dec 19

    These are practical gifts but very useful and they make great stocking stuffers

  2. gloria patterson | 15th Dec 19

    The heck with everyone else I am going to check out these smelly proof bags and SoapStandle for me. I have fallen in love with bar soap but hate when the bottom gets all soft and

  3. Sandra Dufoe | 15th Dec 19

    These are some great ideas I could use them myself. Thanks for the information.

  4. Natalie | 16th Dec 19

    These are such practical gifts. I love the phone case!

  5. Claudia Materdomini | 16th Dec 19

    Those are some great ideas! I like the soap standle and the sleep oil!

  6. Never Say Die Beauty | 16th Dec 19

    Whoa, the soap stand is quite an amazing design! Love the phone case too

  7. Lola Seicento | 16th Dec 19

    These are practical and very useful picks!

  8. Kristina | 16th Dec 19

    I love the phone case & holder, and if I used bar soap I would definitely get the soapstandle!

  9. Cindy Ingalls | 16th Dec 19

    Great list!

  10. Miranda Mendelson | Slashed Beauty | 17th Dec 19

    Honestly I love practical gifts that will be used a lot instead of sitting in a closet! Great picks.

  11. Kathryne | 17th Dec 19

    I’d prefer a spa day for sure! But yeah, practical gifts are the best too

  12. Glamorable | 17th Dec 19

    Those gift suggestions are lovely! I like the sleep oil.

  13. 25 Swetpeas | 17th Dec 19

    Cute phone case, and that bit for the soap is so smart!

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