Most people know a clean freak; they're the ones who can't go to bed without doing the dishes, they can't let crumbs lie, and they probably prefer a night in cleaning the oven than a night out. So it's good to know about awesome gift ideas for clean freaks.
In fact, you may be the Monica Geller of your friendship group, which means you can pass on this gift list to all of your nearest and dearest and cross your fingers that they'll pick up on the clean freak vibes. Whether it's you or your loved one who's obsessed with cleaning, it can be difficult bearing the clean freak label, because super clean folks are often misunderstood and neat freaks could be controlling. If you're concerned about your cleaning habits or a loved one's cleaning rituals, it may be worth discovering if it's obsessive compulsive disorder and nipping it in the bud before it gets worse.
Luckily, though, it's far more than likely that you (or your pal) just love to clean and if that's the case, look on the bright side – cleaning is probably one of the best hobbies to have! So here's a selection of great gifts for the clean freak in your life.
1. The All-Purpose Cleaner
Clean Freak: All Purpose Cleaner, $15, Etsy
It may seem a bit unusual to gift someone an all purpose cleaner, but when they find out it won't leave a harsh chemical smell and comes in scents like lavender + vanilla and "Christmas Tree," this could end up being their new favorite cleaning product.
2. The Colorful Hand Broom
Sunrise Hand Broom, $28, Anthropologie
This quirky, colorful brush is made of bamboo and wild sugar cane grass and it will help you get into all of those nooks and crannies.
3. The Sausage Dog Apron
Sausage Dog PVC Adjustable Apron, $36, Cath Kidston
This adorable apron featuring a sausage dog print will help your friend look stylish while keeping their clothes clean.
4. The Spotless Home Book
A Spotless Home: Change Your Life With Time-Saving Tidying Tips & Cleaning Cheats By Bridget Bodoano, $5, Amazon
Your friend will love you forever when you give them this book, which is sure to become their cleaning bible.
5. The Spring Cleaning Checklist
6. The Fancy Feather Duster
Ostrich Feather Duster, $58 – $68, Anthropologie
A functional feather duster which doubles up as a decadent piece of art? This is the stuff a clean freak's dreams are made of.
7. The Mason Jar With A Straw
Ribbed Mason Jar With Straw, $8, Urban Outfitters
What good is a mason jar accompanied with a screw top and a straw, you ask? Does zero drips mean anything to you my friend? Plus there's also probably way less chance of any liquid escaping if these babies get knocked over.
8. The Crystal Coasters
Have A Gneiss Day Coaster Set In Magenta, $49.99, Modcloth
If you're looking to get your clean freak companion something a little more fancy, these stunning pink agate coasters will set their heart aflutter.
9. The Whimsical Woodland Animal Table Brush
Hedgehog Table Brush, $28, Anthropologie
This sweet hedgehog table brush is a great choice for a clean freak pal who has a quirky style.
10. The Cutesy Critter Pocket Tissues
Squirrels Pocket Tissues, $2, Cath Kidston
Arm your friend against germs or spills at anytime with these cute pocket tissues.
11. The Makeup Lover's Must Have
This ingenious tool helps you to clean all of your makeup brushes — it's a great gift for makeup loving clean freaks.
12. The Yoga Mat Spray
Have you ever wondered how to clean your yoga mat? I bet your clean freak pal has! This spray helps to disinfect your yoga mat, so clean freaks can find inner peace instead of worrying about all of the germs on their mat.
13. The Housekeeper's Box
Personalised English Heritage Housekeepers Box Set, $66, Not On The High Street
Help your neat and tidy pal keep all of their cleaning products and accessories organized inside a personalized housekeeper's box with their name on it.
14. The Comedic Dishtowels
You Cook, I'll Clean Dishtowels, $42, Anthropologie
These cheeky dishtowels make a great gift for your spick and span chum, or for yourself!
15. The Dishwasher Sign
Clean Dirty Dishwasher Magnet Sign, $10, Etsy
There's something weirdly frustrating about opening the dishwasher and having to rummage through to see if your pots are clean or dirty. This handy sign takes the guesswork out of it and marks the dishwasher as "Clean" or "Dirty."
Your clean freak pal will be whistling while they work with these gorgeous gifts!
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