Getting organized, becoming more productive, reducing clutter, wasting less time: It's a safe bet that these will make it to the top of a lot of New Year's resolution lists later this month.
To help everyone on your gift list start 2017 ready to accomplish these goals, we’ve compiled 10 multi-purpose items that streamline day-to-day life or tackle more than one task at once. The lucky recipient—whether your significant other, in-laws, sister or even yourself (we won’t tell!)—can take control of that to-do list and squeeze more out of every day and every gift.
1. Moleskine Smart Writing Set, $199
For those who still love putting pen to paper, there’s Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set. The paper tablet and smart pen transition freehand notes from page to screen in real time, so they can then be digitally edited, organized and shared.
Moleskine Smart Writing Set
2. OLizee Multi Kitchen Tool, $16.98
For the friend who likes to have the right tool for the job, this cleverly designed 10-piece item is just the thing. It includes a lemon squeezer, avocado scoop, apple cutter, citrus cutter and more—and neatly fits together into one super-organized piece.
OLizee Multi Kitchen Tool
3. Sony LED Bulb Speaker, $239.99
This wireless LED bulb and speaker sets the mood and tone of any room, thanks to 192 color settings and 32 levels of brightness. It also streams music—no batteries or cables required.
Sony LED Bulb Speaker
4. iBed Lap Desk, $20
Whether your brother enjoys spending a cozy Sunday morning under the covers or trying to finish some work before his flight lands, this lap desk will hold his tablet for him, so he's also free to eat breakfast, take notes or just sit back and relax.
iBed Lap Desk
5. Fitbit Charge 2, $149.95 and up
The popular activity tracker has new upgrades, letting users monitor their heart rate, track their sleep, specify their type of exercise, get a better understanding of their overall fitness level and even receive guided breathing sessions to help unwind.
Fitbit Charge 2
6. Stainless Steel Bottle Opener Cufflinks, $55
For the friend who likes to be the life of the party, these sleek cufflinks can do double duty, as they have the MacGyver-like power to also uncap a brewski.
Stainless Steel Bottle Opener Cufflinks
7. Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, $17.99
If you have a giftee with a minimalist approach to grooming, consider giving cult beauty favorite Dr. Bronner's 18-use hemp peppermint castile soap. This product, which is more than 150 years old, is made with certified organic and fair-trade ingredients and can be used to clean faces, hair, dishes, laundry, floors and even pets.
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
8. Q Designs QBracelet with iPhone Charger, $149
For your sister who's always on the go, don't let a dying cellphone derail her entire day. Her charger will always be within easy reach with this lightweight unisex bracelet, which unhinges to reveal a lightning connector that can boost battery power by 50%. Comes in gold, black, matte silver or polished silver.
Q Designs QBracelet with iPhone Charger
9. Zing Anything Citrus Zinger Water Bottle, $14
This 28-ounce water bottle features a removable citrus juicer to easily infuse water with lemon or lime juice to add an instant vitamin C boost to everyday hydration.
Zing Anything Citrus Zinger Water Bottle
10. Ribbon RFID Blocking Passport Holder, $15.30
For the frequent travelers on your list, help them guard their passports and credit cards with this stylish passport holder. Besides keeping all of their IDs organized and at hand, the RFID-blocking cover material keeps high-tech thieves from collecting vital personal and financial information wirelessly.
Ribbon RFID Blocking Passport Holder