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Thoughtful and Useful Gifts for Disorganized People

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Do you have someone in your life who is forever losing their keys, misplacing their phone, can't ever find the remote control, is late all the time, and never seems to be prepared for any event or activity? Perhaps this year it's time to give them the gift that keeps on giving: the gift of organization. While you don't want to be too over the top and just hand them storage containers, you can dress up some organizational pieces to appear as a gift — but one that will also help them live a more organized life.


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A 2023 Monthly Planner
Amazon

A 2023 Monthly Planner

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New year, new goals. Help them stay on task in 2023 with a new monthly planner. They all do the same thing, so shop based on price but don't overlook design, either. They'll be looking at it for a whole year.

Periea Purse Organizer Insert Handbag Organizer
Amazon

Purse Organizer

$9 and up from Amazon
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For that friend constantly digging through her bag for lost items, a purse organizer is the perfect gift. This one comes in three sizes and 27 colors so it can accommodate many different purses, and each organizer has 13 compartments including two big zip pockets. For the price, you might even consider gifting all three sizes, which your friend can use for different handbags or even to organize some drawers.

Weekly Meal Planner
Amazon

Weekly Meal Planner

$7 from Amazon
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Help your disorganized friend take the guesswork out of meals with a colorful meal and menu planner. This one from Barnes & Noble provides 52 weeks of planning, a space for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, plus a spot to jot down the grocery list. This is a great gift for anyone struggling to organize weekly meals who just ends up reaching for the takeout menu instead.


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Desktop Organizer
Shutterfly

Desktop Organizer

$50 from Shutterfly
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Personalizing something always makes it feel more like a gift than a boring piece of organization, which is why we like Shutterfly's Rustic Farmhouse Desk Caddy. It has three spots to print photos on, and you can also add the recipient's name. Shutterfly also has several different configurations to choose from under "related products."

Fun File Folders, 9-Count
Amazon

Fun File Folders

$15 (9-ct.) from Amazon
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A fun way to get organized is with pretty file folders. If your friend has a wall organizer already, or you're gifting her one, decorative file folders are the perfect accompaniment. Even without a wall organizer, these are a fun way to jump-start organization. The sky's the limit here — there are tons of patterns and color combinations to choose from at multiple retailers like Staples, Walmart, Target, Amazon, and even places like T.J. Maxx.

Skådis Pegboard Combination
Ikea

Skådis Pegboard Combination

$26 from Ikea
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Turn walls into functional space with Ikea’s pegboards, then customize them with small containers, hooks, letter holders, shelves, clips, and other accessories.

Large Basket
Amazon

Large Basket

$45 and up from Amazon
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Large, sturdy wicker baskets are great for helping someone get organized. They can go by the entryway to catch shoes, umbrellas, coats, and bags, help store pillows and blankets in the family room, or be used to hold pet or kid toys. A nice big basket would be a welcome gift, and you can even stuff it with something fun like holiday pillows or a nice throw blanket.

Cosmetic Organizer
PB Teen

Cosmetic Organizer

$129 from PB Teen
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Like with desktop organizers, a little personalization makes a cosmetic organizer feel more like a gift and less like a hint to a disorganized friend. Look for one that is both elegant and has multiple compartments. There are more options in this PB Teen line, with different features and various price points to choose from.


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Rolling Storage Cart
Michaels

Rolling Storage Cart

$30 from Michaels
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While a storage cart isn't exactly a fun gift to get, you can get a pretty one and disguise it for what it really is: an organizational unit. This one from Michaels will add a fun pop of color to any room. This would be adorable and functional in a laundry room, an office, or even a bathroom.


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Multiple Device Charging Station
Amazon

Multiple Device Charging Station

$40 and up from Amazon
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This affordable charging station will be welcomed by anyone with more than one device to charge. It comes in several different color options and has places for a tablet, a laptop, and three other devices to sit and charge while concealing the cords.

Berry Ave Broom Holder and Tool Organizer
Amazon

Berry Ave Broom Holder and Tool Organizer

$20 and up from Amazon
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Tame a cluttered garage, pantry, or basement, with this wall-mounted storage organizer. It has five slots for brooms, rakes, and other handled tools, plus six hooks for everything else.

Expandable Dish Rack
Amazon

Expandable Dish Rack

$50 and up from Amazon
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Piled up dishes happen to the best of us. This expandable dish rack adjusts to suit all dish drying needs without taking up too much counter space. Plus you don't have to wipe it down after it's done its job because it has a spigot that drains right into the sink. Time-saving and space-saving — that's a great gift.


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Delta Children Deluxe Multi-Bin Toy Organizer with Storage Bins
Walmart
Magnetic Strip
Amazon

Magnetic Strip

$27 from Amazon
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A magnetic strip is perfect to hold knives and other metal kitchen utensils and get them out of that jumbled drawer. It can also work wonders to hold and organize tools on a workbench. Likewise, it can also help organize art supplies. It's also unique enough to pass for a gift and not just an organizational tool, plus this one is shiny and pretty.

RAK Magnetic Wristband
Amazon

Magnetic Wristband

$20 from Amazon
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A magnetic wristband is like a third hand during any DIY project. This one has 10 strong magnets that corral things like screws, nails, bolts, and drill bits, making home improvement that much easier.

'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up'
Target

'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up'

$8 from Target
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It can't hurt to start with a little education on how to declutter and neaten things up. The bestselling decluttering guide that took the world by storm, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," written by Maria Kondo, might be just what your disorganized friend needs to jumpstart his or her own journey into organization. Many say its companion book, "Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up," has a good amount of practical advice for the disorganized, as well.


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Tile Pro Black & Tile Mate White (2020) Combo
Amazon

Bluetooth Tracker

$42 from Amazon
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Lost keys, missing wallet, hidden remote — now you can help that friend who is constantly looking for stuff to keep track of it all. This two-pack of Tile Bluetooth trackers works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and has a phone app to help ping and track missing items. A welcome gift for anyone that is constantly misplacing important things.

Wire Stacking Baskets
Wayfair

Wire Stacking Baskets

$26 from Wayfair
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An excellent choice for counter or pantry organization in the kitchen, these stacking baskets are also cute and therefore look perfectly gift-worthy. They come in two different sizes and finishes and, while bought as singles, for the low price you can gift more than one for extra organizational help.

Whitmor Over-the-Door Shoe Rack
Amazon

Whitmor Over-The-Door Shoe Rack

$35 and up from Amazon
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Many people have more shoes than they know what to do with. Some lucky ones have walk-in closets with designated slots; the rest of us struggle with pair after pair spilling out of the closet. Avoid that with a 36-pair, coated metal shoe rack that latches to the top of a closet door and offers 12 rows of organizational bliss.

Target Expanding File Folder
Target

Expandable File Folders

$10 from Target
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A file organizer like this one has an indexed pocket for each day of the month, so you can file bills away and keep on top of those finances once and for all.