We are in the middle of one of the busiest times of year- the holidays.  And while Christmas is a fun and magical time of year, it can also be stressful.

With that stress, you more than likely have a million things on your mind.  You’re trying to shop for everyone on your gift list, cook, bake, go from party to party, and more.

Because you’ve got so much going on, it’s not surprising if you overlook something or forget a few things.  But that’s okay.  We’re here to help!

Offers.com pointed out some items that usually aren’t top of mind, but you may actually need this holiday season. Read on to see all nine, and maybe save your sanity this year!


  • Backup Gifts

    Is there anything worse than someone getting you a gift… and you realize you didn’t get them anything? Even the best of us have gotten caught in this awkward situation.  So how about grabbing some useful gifts that will work for just about anyone?

  • Food Storage

    All. of. the. leftovers.

    Holidays are never lacking in the food department!  So when everyone has had their fill, then what?  You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of containers to safely store all of your delicious holiday food!

  • Phone Chargers

    If you’re going to be traveling, having a spare charger will definitely come in handy! It’s a common item we forget to pack.  Grab an extra one to keep in your purse, backpack or car so you won’t get stuck with a dead battery!

  • Drink Charms

    Hosting a holiday party?  Having charms for your wine glasses will help with the whole drink mix up.  A fancier way to mark everyone’s drink, instead of using solo cups and markers!

  • Greeting Cards

    This goes back to the whole having a back up gift.  Having holiday greeting cards on hand can definitely be useful.  Plus, you can always stick some cash in there– that’s a great gift!

  • Air Mattress

    If you’re housing holiday guests, and don’t have enough beds, you’ll definitely want to consider grabbing an air mattress or two. While they aren’t always the most comfortable, it’s still better than having to lay directly on the floor!

  • Extra Toothbrushes

    With a lot of holiday guests, there’s bound to be at least one person who forgot to pack their toothbrush.  Have a few on hand just in case– it never hurts!

  • Coat Rack

    This isn’t really a necessity… but if you hate scattered coats and hats during parties or when family is visiting– having a coat rack will help you keep your sanity and space clutter free!

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