You need these brutally honest doormats in your life

From ‘blow out your candles’ to ‘check your hair straightener’ - which one do you need?

brown doormat with text keys pants dignity
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If, like me, it takes you a huge amount of time to get yourself over the doorstep each morning, we may have found the answer.

Whether it's hair straightener paranoia or doing the dash-back-for-your-lunch-before-your-train-leaves dance slowing you down each morning, these novelty little numbers with firm but fair reminders should help you out.

So, take a look below and tell us - honestly! - which doormat do you need in your life? You can't all pick ‘pants, keys, dignity'. Sorry.

For paranoid candle androids

cream colour doormat with text blow out your candles

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PerfFor working lunchesect for the autumn months - and Halloween carving!

Blow Out Your Candles Doormat, £30, from Be There in Five at Etsy.

For working lunches

cream colour doormat on wooden floor with text dont forget your lunch

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Nothing is more depressing that boxing up a delicious lunch ready for the next day...and leaving it all packed up with nowhere to go in the fridge.

Don't Forget Your Lunch Doormat, £20, from Be There in Five at Etsy.

For [Image Here]hair raising moments

brown colour doormat with text turn your straightener off

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It's off. You know it's off. You even put it in that horrible heatproof bag. Doesn't stop you darting back in and up the stairs again and again though does it?

Turn Your Straightener Off, £19.99, from Amazon.

For families with funny bones

brown doormat with text beware of the kids

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Sums it up really.

Beware Off The Kids Doormat, £5, from Matalan.

For anti-tech types

grey doormat with designed text wifi free zone

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You can also get one of these that says ‘Home is where the wi-fi connects automatically', but we much prefer this little number.

Wifi Free Zone, £6, from The Great Gift Company.

For hipsters

fan tashche tic coir doormat in brown

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We couldn't find a beard one - sorry! Talk about gap in the market...

Fan-tashche-tic Coir Doormat, £19.95, from DotComGiftShop.

For everyone (yes, even you!)

brown doormat with text keys pants dignity

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Enough said.

Keys, Pants, Dignity,
£30, from Damm Good Doormats at Etsy.

Holly Walsh
Content Editor

Holly Walsh has been Content Editor at Ideal Home since 2021, but joined the brand back in 2015. With a background of studies in Interior Design, her career in interior journalism was a no-brainer and her passion for decorating homes is still as strong as it ever was. While Holly has written for most of the home titles at Future, including Livingetc, Country Homes & Interiors, Homes and Gardens and Style at Home, Ideal Home has always been her ideal home, and she can be found sharing her expertise and advice across both the printed magazine and the website too.