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    11 Christmas Gifts If Your Partner Values Practicality

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    It’s Christmas time! And that means lots of shopping – and bloody awful crowds. Fortunately for you, we’ll be flooding our pages with gift guides this month, so keep an eye out for more here.

    Shopping for your partner is no easy feat.

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    And how about the pressure to get something 'romantic'? Honestly, how often are we going to actually wear matching robes at the same time?

    So in the name of practicality, I have gathered 11 Christmas gifts for your partner that might actually get use beyond Boxing Day.

    1. This memory foam pillow with cooling gel, because you care about the quality of their sleep.

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    This is the number one best-selling in throw pillow inserts on Amazon. Designed to retain its shape for months on end, this pillow will keep your partner's neck aligned with their spine all night long. Most exciting? The cooling gel pads keep heads and necks cool whilst you sleep — perfect for the Aussie summer.

    Buy for $59.90 from Amazon Australia.

    2. This sexy snakeskin-print yoga mat, because even though you don't understand the appeal, doesn't mean you're not going to be supportive.

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    Well, this is just about the most attractive yoga mat I've ever seen. Made by Aussie label, Chuchka, this mat features a rubber construction with enhanced grip (no slipping and sliding when they're attempting some intricate pose) — and a suede microfibre top layer with an eye-catching, multi-hued snakeskin print.

    Buy for $79 from THE ICONIC.

    3. This book, You Suck At Cooking, because they're reluctant to actually touch a pan.

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    Okay, gifting this is a risk, I'll admit. I myself am a terrible cook, I dislike the task immensely. But if your partner loves a good laugh, some seriously simple yet tasty eats — cauliflower soup, maple-baked salmon, oh my! — give them this gentle nudge into the kitchen this Christmas. Worked on me.

    Buy the paperback edition for $23.35 or hardcover edition for $29.01 from Amazon Australia.

    4. This handheld deep tissue massager, because you care enough to relieve the tension between their shoulders, but your thumbs can't keep up with the knots.

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    My idea of luxury are full-body massages. Like, keep your fancy chocolates, your champagne, First Class plane tickets (actually, I wouldn't mind those) — just soothe me of my many aches and pains. This handheld deep tissue massager features a powerful motor that can produce up to 3600 pulses per minute, so you can trust is to loosen the tightest of knots. It comes with five different head attachments, so it is effective wherever you use it.

    Buy for $45.99 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This Mon Purse leather weekender bag, because you're going to start taking them away more often in the new year, right?

    6. This instant-up tent that can be set up in less than two minutes and fits a queen mattress, because you two are always talking about a weekend away from technology.

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    If y'all are the adventurous type, but don't believe on skimping on luxury, this is the tent for you. A built-in hub frame makes for stress-free and easy construction. Plus, the entry and windows have the ability to be sealed come rain or blizzard. All in all, a worthy investment, should you be serious about trying the simple life for a few days.

    Buy from $269 from Amazon Australia.

    7. This pure cotton quilt cover set, because they get sweaty in the night and need their beddings to breathe.

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    Made from pure cotton — a natural fibre — your partner can rest easy and warm in winter while cool in the summertime, the heat not being trapped as they would with synthetic fibres. Clad in neutrals, a cream and cloud grey, these beddings are given interest by bold stripes running throughout.

    Buy a Queen-sized quilt and two pillow cases for $65.99 from Amazon Australia.

    8. This uKeg that keeps beer fresh and carbonated for up to two weeks, because you believe they should always have access to a frothy, cold one.

    Whatever it is — beer, cider, cocktail — this mini keg will keep it carbonated for up to a fortnight and cold for a day. An adjustable cap with pressure gauge maintains your desired level of carbonation. Other than lugging an esky around everywhere, I'm not sure of an alternative to beer on the go, so...

    Buy for $285 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This Kindle Paperwhite, because you know they've been meaning to get back into reading.

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    The all-new Kindle has a glare-free screen, the ability to highlight passages, look up definitions, weeks-long battery life and holds thousands of books. If ever they were going to get bitten by the book bug, it's Christmas morning, holding this.

    Buy for $169 from Amazon Australia.

    10. These biodegradable, compostable pods, because you want to be supportive of their caffeine addiction, but you also don't want to destroy the planet.

    11. And finally, this Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori Eau De Parfum, because they've been looking for a new scent and this is the one — the search is over.

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