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13 great gifts for the clumsy people in your life

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Everyone has that one friend or family member who seems to always drop their phone, stain their clothes at dinner and generally trip over their own feet. Chances are good that even though they might not be especially graceful, they are as gracious as anyone you know.

You can show your affection and offer a little protection for these beloved clutzes with a thoughtful present. From the best screen protector to a fashionable grown-up bib, we have curated a collection of great gifts that your accident-prone loved one should be delighted to receive.

Waterproof Keyboard

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If your friend has had near misses with beverages while working on their computer, this ergonomic keyboard could be a lifesaver. Not only is it water-resistant, but it also has backlighting with seven color options and silent keys that feel mechanical.

Spill-Proof Coffee Tumbler

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This vacuum double-wall tumbler keeps hot beverages toasty and cold drinks icy. But what makes this model a dream for clumsy folks is the rubber-designed bottom that prevents it from slipping or tipping over. Even if it does tip, the leak-proof lid is made to keep liquid from spilling.

Cut-Resistant Kitchen Gloves

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More than 40% of the hand injuries seen in emergency rooms are caused by working with food and knives. Help your coordination-challenged loved one stay extra safe with a pair of protective kitchen gloves. The food-grade, high-performance handwear is ideal for cutting, slicing, grating and more.

Insulated Wine Sippy Cups

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If your friend prefers wine to coffee, this set of 10 tumblers might be more suitable. These insulated cups have splash-proof lids, similar to those on sippy cups, with secure rubber seals. Plus, the ergonomic rim prevents dribbles that might otherwise cause a stain.

Tip-Proof Tote 

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Help your clumsy loved one avoid having all the contents of their bag strewn all over the ground with this tip-proof tote. It has a wide, stable design and non-slip bottom for stability. The tote, which is available in five colors, is even made of silicone, so cleanup is also a breeze.

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Non-Slip Fuzzy Socks

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Socks are perfect for staying warm and snug on a chilly day, but they can be dangerous for someone who tends to wear them on hard floors. This set of three pairs of slipper socks are cute, fuzzy and have silicon-grip soles for safety. They also come in a gift box for effortless gifting.

Bathtub Mat

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If you worry about your clumsy loved one falling in the tub, offer them this stylish bathtub mat. The large size provides maximum coverage and the 200 big suction cups underneath ensure safety. There are several designs and colors, so you can pick one that complement’s your loved one’s decor.

Oven Rack Shields

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Knives are not the only hazard in a kitchen for accident-prone chefs. This simple-yet-ingenious product protects hands and arms from burns caused by bumping hot oven racks. You might even want some for your oven! (However, remind your friend to remove them before running the oven’s self-clean feature.)

Motion-Sensor Night Light

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Things that go bump in the night are often shins and toes against furniture. This nightlight has a motion-sensor feature so your recipient can make those late-night pit stops without any bruises. Sold in three colors, it’s also stylish enough to make a great gift.

Washable Runner Rug

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No more tripping over rugs or sliding on unsecured floor mats. Maples rugs come in a traditional, vintage style and several color options. They are as non-slip as they are gorgeous. These rugs are available in various shapes and sizes and they’re machine washable, too!

Dining Scarves

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It seems as though everyone knows someone who can’t enjoy a meal without some evidence appearing on their clothing. Yes, these dining scarves are actually an adult version of a bib. They discreetly protect clothing from drips and spills and look a whole lot better than a napkin tucked into your collar.

Table Cup Holders

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Sure you have cup holders in your car, but did you know you can install them on desks and tables too? Clamp these onto the edge and never knock over a drink again.

The Best Screen Protector

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A phone’s screen often shows the brunt of damage from slips, trips and bumps. However, you can help your clumsy loved one protect their phone or other devices with a great screen protector. Whether they have an iPhone, Android or even an Apple Watch, the best screen protector can prevent scratches, marks and shattered glass.

About the Author

Tricia Goss

Tricia is a professional writer and editor who lives in North Texas with her family and one smelly dog. She is a wannabe problem solver, junk food maven professional coffee practitioner, web guru and general communicator. More.

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