6 electric toothbrush gifts worth smiling about this holiday season

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'Tis the season to eat too much, distract from the cold by focusing on all the twinkling lights, and of course, give gifts. Gift-giving need not mean wrapping up something you know will live in its box until being regifted: you can give genuinely useful presents too. The best electric toothbrushes are an ideal option as they can both make someone's life easier, and help get them healthier.

If you're buying someone an electric toothbrush in the Christmas sales, and it's their first, prepare for a surprise as they wonder how they lived this long without one. These brushes make cleaning easier, give a better result, and could even cut down on trips to the dentist through improved gum and teeth care.

From vibrating sonic brush heads to oscillating bristles, there are plenty of options out there that combine hardware and software smarts to get your lucky gift receiver a more hygienic mouth.

While all that might sound expensive, another reason these make such great gifts is the scale of pricing options. You can get very affordable options or splash out on something special, depending on who you're buying for. There are also lots of helpful accessories, like the water flossers listed below, which can make for follow-up presents. Plus lots of this kit is often heavily reduced in sales, so worth keeping an eye on in the lead-up to the season.

Still shopping? You may benefit from a look at the best Christmas sales in the US and Boxing Day sales in the UK, for even more great holiday and Christmas gift ideas.

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Luke Edwards

Luke is a freelance writer and editor with over two decades of experience covering tech, science and health. Among many others he writes across Future titles covering health tech, software and apps, VPNs, TV, audio, smart home, antivirus, broadband, smartphones, cars and plenty more. He also likes to climb mountains, swim outside and contort his body into silly positions while breathing as calmly as possible.