It’s already time to dive into holiday shopping! Whether you’re a lover of all things Christmas and have secretly been listening to Christmas music all Autumn long, or if you’re counting down the days till January 2nd when all the hustle and buzz of the holidays dies down, this gift guide is the perfect tool for you to get every item checked off the wish list for the neat freak in your life. Oh! And if you’re here looking for a couple of ideas for yourself, I don’t blame you one bit!
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Gifts Under $20
If there’s one thing that a neat freak is sure to hate, it’s dust in impossible-to-reach crevices. Also known as “canned air”, this electronics duster is perfect for getting dust, crumbs, and bits of hair or lint out of the cracks and crevices of keyboards and laptops, and is highly effective. It’ll be a unique and heavily used gift for the neat freak in your life for sure!
Kuggis Storage Bins
These are my very favorite storage bins (and the ones I use to organize my office shelves which you can learn more about here). They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and with the clean white finish are easy to label. They stack neatly on each other and look great on a shelf while offering lots of functional storage space. A must have for anyone who wants their space to look beautiful and organized!
A Fake Plant
A fake plant for a neat freak? Absolutely! Adding some greenery to a room brings in an element of that feeling of outdoor freedom – but a real plant can be oh so messy to care for! Spilled potting soil, withered leaves falling to the floor, and splashes of water from hasty watering may leave your neat freak friend feeling a bit frazzled. A fake plant like this one brings in that natural element while leaving the dirt and leaves outside.
Screen Cleaning Kit
This is a must-have for every neat freak everywhere: a screen cleaning kit. You know the way bright sunlight shows dust and fingerprints and pocket lint all over screens – it’s a neat freak’s worst nightmare! And with so many screens we all use every day: phones, laptops, smartwatches, and televisions to name a few, this will be a gift that gets good use all year long!
Dish Sponge Holder and Pump
Clutter around the kitchen sink is an absolute no-no for the neat freak in your life. This two-in-one sponge holder and pump has so many benefits – and it’s so affordable! Since the soap pumps UP directly onto the sponge, there’s no soap running down the side of the container or into the sink. Plus, by keeping the dish soap and sponge in the same place, it makes for one less thing stacked up on the sink ledge.
Gifts Over $20
Electronic Charging Stand
This is the perfect gift for the Apple lover on your list! A single charging station that can charge an apple watch, airpods, and an iPhone simultaneously. Say goodbye to the mess of cords, adapters, and wireless pads littering the kitchen counter and nightstand. This all in one charging station keeps devices neat and tidy while powering them back up for the day’s use.
Tiered Acrylic Organizer
This organizer is so versatile! From essential oils, to nail polish, to lipstick this tiered organizer is designed to neatly hold and display a collection. And it’s acrylic – the material of a neat freak’s dreams because it matches everything!
Mini Mason Jars
Another incredibly versatile product that would make an excellent gift is a set of mini mason jars. The wide mouth makes them great to use as spice jars (the teaspoons don’t get stuck!) and the clear glass allows for a colorful collage of everything stored inside. Want to go the extra mile this year? Gift them prefilled and labeled with spices, office supplies, or crafty items like beads and buttons.
Dymo Label Maker
I recently got this label maker and am definitely a fan. Neat freaks like myself like to know where everything is and to be able to easily find and identify their items. This label maker has worked well for me and will be a sure win for the organizing junkie on your list. But if you give this as a gift, don’t be surprised if your gifts next year come with a perfectly printed label on top!
Mail and Paper Organizer
This darling mail and stationery organizer combines vintage beauty and functionality. It's the perfect tool to help you avoid those endless piles of papers on every flat surface in your home. Instead, put those things here – it won't even take a second longer. I also love how it has a spot for you to write a title in chalk.
Gifts over $50
The Sweet Life Planner
Every neat freak needs a good planner to keep their life and schedule on track. The Sweet Life Planner provides a flexible binding system so that they can have all the pages they want…and none of the pages they don’t. Goodbye bulk and paper clutter!
Silhouette Cameo 3 Starter Kit
Knock it out of the park for that special someone on your list this year by getting them a limited edition Silhouette Cameo 3 starter kit – in mint! This starter kit comes with everything needed to dive into creating some seriously beautiful labels, not to mention wall decals, elaborate greeting cards, or even using heat transfer vinyl for DIY t-shirts.
Single cup smoothies. Need I say more? Neat freaks cringe at piles of dirty dishes. By blending your smoothie straight into the cup you’ll drink from, the Nutribullet cuts down on the mess and cleanup while still creating a creamy and delicious smoothie, perfect to grab and go on the way out the door.
We’ve all wished for a robot to come in and clean our home for us – but the crazy thing is, our wishes came true! The iRobot will clean your floors for you and is controllable from your smartphone which means you can stay on the couch while your robot does all the work. This particular edition is known for being a great multi-surface cleaner, and we all know that the neat freaks in our lives want every surface spotless. While pricey, this gift is sure to make your neat freak’s day!