Everybody feels that classic gift-giving stress when the holidays roll around. “What do you get the person who already has everything?” Or, even trickier, “what do you get the person who says they don’t want anything (because, let’s face it, not getting them anything just isn’t an option)?"

"Practical” isn’t typically the go-to during the holidays, but we think it can be! After all, your favorite lights, holiday decorations, and winter bedding are embellishments, and something has to be the foundation! Here are a few ideas for taking the Aller-Ease practical gift route this holiday season – and why practical can be creative, too.

Give the gift of...something to remind them of home.

Your college student might not delight in the unwrapping of a new comforter or a new pillow, but they’ll be thanking you when they’re back in their dorm room after a long evening of studying. Put a bow on a hot water washable pillow or a fluffy body pillow and give them the option to pick out or design their own pillowcase.

Give the gift of...clear, sound, cozy sleep.

The only thing better than being cozy is being cozy AND knowing you can breathe without barrier! A Hot Water Washable Allergy Protection Comforter could be the way to go for your child or significant other. For those who aren’t robe people but hate to be cold, the micro sherpa blanket is perfect for movie-watching, nap-taking, and late night trips to the kitchen!

Give the gift of...safe travel.

Any traveller probably knows how to check their luggage for the pests they could pick up on the road. Yours will thank you for these bed bug luggage liners.

Give the gift of...a fresh start.

How old is your parents’ mattress? If they aren’t in the market for a new one, maybe it could use a pick-me-up. Consider an ultra soft mattress pad for extra comfort. If temperature is a common complaint, try our temperature-balancing mattress pad, too!

The practical gift might not be exciting right away, but the long-lasting effects are what count. Every Aller-Ease product is backed by the Good Housekeeping seal, so you can bet your gift will be one that keeps on giving for a long time. You like to wake up refreshed and ready to start a new day with AllerEase bedding – any your loved ones will, too.