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Everyone has that friend or family member who always seems to drop their phone, stain their clothes at dinner, and generally trip over their own feet. Chances are that even if they’re not particularly graceful, they’ll be as graceful as anyone you know.
You can show your affection and offer these beloved clutzes a little protection with a thoughtful gift. From the best screen protector to the trendy adult bib, we’ve curated a collection of great gifts your accident-prone loved one should be thrilled to receive.
The best screen protector
A phone’s screen often shows the brunt of damage from slips, trips, and bumps. However, you can help your clumsy loved one protect their phone or other devices with a great screen protector. Whether they have an iPhone, Android, or even an Apple Watch, the best screen protector can prevent scratches, marks, and glass chips.
This double-walled vacuum tumbler keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks ice cold. But what makes this model a clumsy person’s dream is the rubber designed bottom that prevents it from slipping or tipping over. Even if it spills, the leak-proof lid is designed to prevent liquid from spilling out.
At $12.99-$14.99, this travel tumbler is available in dozens of designs, making it easy to find one your favorite clutz will love.
If your friend prefers wine to coffee, this set of 10 tumblers might be more appropriate. These insulated tumblers, priced at $42.95, have splash-proof lids, similar to sippy cups, with secure rubber seals. Plus, the ergonomic rim prevents drips that might otherwise cause a stain.
Help your clumsy loved one keep the entire contents of their bag from scattering on the floor with this anti-tip tote, on sale for $35.99. It has a wide, stable design and a non-slip bottom for added stability. The tote, which comes in five colors, is even made of silicone, so cleanup is a breeze, too.
Socks are great for keeping warm and snug in cold weather, but they can be dangerous for someone who tends to wear them on hard floors. This set of three pairs of slippers ($16.85) is cute, fuzzy, and has non-slip silicone soles for added safety. They also come in a gift box for effortless gift giving.
If your friend has had near-misses with drinks while working on their computer, this ergonomic keyboard could be a lifesaver under $25. Not only is it water resistant, but it also has a backlight with seven color options and silent keys that feel mechanical.
More than 40% of hand injuries seen in emergency rooms are caused by working with food and knives. Help your loved one with coordination issues stay safe with a pair of protective oven mitts for $9.99. High performance food grade gloves are ideal for cutting, slicing, grating and more.
Does your less-than-graceful loved one live in a two-story house? On average, more than one million Americans end up in hospital each year due to a stair-related injury. These adorable stair treads retail for $35.99 for a set of 15 and are non-slip and easy to install. Plus, the trefoil accents glow in the dark for even more security.
If you’re worried about your clumsy friend falling in the tub, get him this stylish bath mat for $18.99. The large size provides maximum coverage and the 200 large suction cups underneath ensure safety. There are several models and colors, so you can choose one that complements the decor of your loved one.
Knives aren’t the only kitchen hazard for accident-prone chefs. This simple yet ingenious product protects hands and arms from burns caused by impact from hot oven racks. At $11, you might even want some for your oven. (However, remind your friend to remove them before starting the self-cleaning function of the oven.)
The things that bump in the night are often shins and toes against furniture. This $11 night light has motion detection capability so your recipient can make those late night pit stops without any bruises. Sold in three colors, it’s also stylish enough to make a great gift.
No more tripping over mats or slipping on unsecured floor mats. Maples rugs are available in traditional and vintage styles and several color options. They are as non-slip as they are beautiful. These mats come in different shapes and sizes and start at around $12. And they’re also machine washable!
It seems like everyone knows someone who can’t enjoy a meal without evidence showing up on their clothes. These dining scarves, $34.99 for a pack of three, are actually a grown-up version of a bib. They discreetly protect clothes from drips and splashes and look way better than a towel tucked into your collar.
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