Thanksgiving was truly wonderful this year, wasn’t it? Well, except, perhaps for those political conversations, however, once the turkey has been sliced and frozen to make meals for the next few weeks, it’s only natural that you start thinking about Christmas and that perfect present for your family, friends, and co-workers.
There is no doubt that gift cards have been quite popular in the past decade or so, but they can seem so impersonal. Everyone loves giving (and receiving!) gifts that they can actually use, no just put on a shelf. Yes, socks and underwear are something everyone uses, but the excitement level of opening a big box of socks leaves something to be desired, right? Home-made gifts are always appreciated, but let’s face it, who has the time to make 50 gifts by hand?
We put together a list of 12 cool, yet useful gifts that should suit just about everyone our list. No matter what your budget is, no matter if you are looking for something for grandpa, your boss, or your daughter, we are certain that you will find something on this list that everyone can enjoy.
Keep reading and check out our 12 top gifts for this holiday season. In fact, we are betting you buy one or two of these for yourself! (We know we did!)
You can find all of these on Amazon for a great price.
It doesn’t matter how macho or cool someone might be, they are going to enjoy beautiful scents. Everyone has a favorite! Whether it is a woodland, fruits, perfume, or flowers, you can scent any room anytime with this long lasting essential oil diffuser. The natural wood look not only goes with any décor, it has 7 mood changing lights to match your setting, day or night.
Just in case you have no idea what type of scent someone might enjoy, this sampler set is the perfect place to start. This set of 6 bottles from KIS oils has the most popular selling scents, including peppermint, lavender, sweet orange, lemongrass, tea tree, and eucalyptus. KIS oils are 100 percent pure, therapeutic grade oils, so you can feel good about giving these (or using them!) There are other scents available, but consider this set the perfect stocking stuffer for just about everyone on your list!
If you or someone you love suffers from SAD, you would be doing them a favor by giving them this super helpful gift. This lamp is completely portable and it imitates natural sunlight without the harmful effects of UV light. Studies have shown that regular use of this lamp can naturally rebalance the body’s clock. Other studies show that Ion light provides a natural antidepressant effect within days. This lamp could literally be a life saving device.
If you have ever had to sleep in a noisy hotel or apartment building, you know how difficult it can be to block out those annoying sounds! Earplugs can help, but for a few more bucks, you can sleep or relax in complete comfort by using this white noise machine. We want to admit that we have one and it works amazingly well! This device has 6 digitally recorded sounds, such as rain, summer night, or ocean waves, which mask those unwanted noises. Works on batteries or the power cord and comes with a timer. Once you use this, you will never want to be without one!
New parents or those with toddlers will find this the perfect gift! Braun is the best-selling thermometer in America, so you know it works! Gives parents both a visual and audible cue so you know when it is in the correct position. No more sticking a thermometer under the arm or up the…well, you know, to get an accurate reading on your baby’s temperature. Includes batteries, lens filters, and its own protective case, so you can store it safely. This terrific gift reads in both Fahrenheit and Celsius for those who live in other countries. This is a sure fire winner of a gift that will last for years!
- Konjac Face Sponge with Activated Charcoal, Turmeric, or Green Tea
Ok, when we saw these, we just had to try them for ourselves and we have to say that they were everything you want and more. Made from 100% natural sponge, these are eco-friendly. Konjac sponges are impregnated with turmeric, real activated charcoal, or green tea for improved skin texture and deep pore cleansing. Each sponge comes with its own suction cup, so you can hang it out of the way and allow it to dry. Anyone who wants beautifully clear skin, naturally, will appreciate these terrific sponges.
If you have 25 or 30 co-workers, you might be wondering how you can afford to buy them all something that doesn’t look like it came from the dollar store. We have the answer for you! These hand held scalp massagers come in a package of two, with a variety of colors, for a super low price. These may look a bit funny, but they really work! In a few minutes, you can lower blood pressure and reduce stress. Small enough to tuck in a stocking or put in your purse, we bet you keep one of these for yourself!
Who doesn’t want cleaner air in their home, baby’s room, or office? The Germ Guardian uses a true HEPA filter, which means it removes 99.97% of the mold, dust, pet dander, and pollen from the air. In addition to the filter, it uses a UV-C light, which works in combination with a titanium dioxide core to kill mold spores, bacteria, and viruses. Imagine putting one of these in your home before your annual Christmas or New Year’s party? No more shared germs! Available in 22 or 28 inch height, this has only one filter which needs to be replaced twice a year, so it’s economical as well. What more could you ask for?!
If you have never used one of these, you don’t know what you are missing! We bought one of these last year, and our family actually has to use a timer so no one hogs it all the time! We are buying another one this year! This is terrific for the neck, calf, or even the upper or lower back. The heat option is super soothing. Buy two, we guarantee you will want one for yourself.
Although this is designed for kids, we bet mom likes it too. It’s rated to300 lbs., so adults can use it, providing your hands fit! Lightweight and safe, this hangs in your standard doorway so kids can swing, use a trapeze bar, and climb to their hearts content. For those with active kids (aged 3 to 12) this can be a real lifesaver on a rainy or snowy day. We have linked to the deluxe set, but there is a more inexpensive set available if you prefer, which has the top 4 items kids love.
For the chef in your house, this item is a sure fire winner. This multi-functional pot features 6 in 1 cooking. It can be used as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and pressure cooker, warmer or use it for browning or sauté your favorite foods. The Instant Pot has 10 built in smart programs, and 3 adjustable cooking levels, as well as a delay timer and built in cooking timer. This is a delightful 6 Quart pressure cooker made from stainless steel, which makes clean up easy. You can be sure that your favorite chef will be happy when they find this under the tree!
Here is a gift that every new mother needs! This 100% all natural rubber teether is easy for babies to hold to. Many mothers report that babies like to play with this, even when they are no longer teething! Contains no dangerous BPA, PVC, Phythalates, or Parabens. Environmentally sound, this product is designed and packaged in the USA. For the mother who has everything, this can be a super useful gift that doesn’t cost a fortune.
And since someone reminded us that we forgot to include gifts for all the fur babies out there, we just had to add a few to the list.
For your favorite cat – may we suggest the SUCK UK Cat Playhouse
Cats just adore hiding in stuff, especially cardboard boxes. Why use a plain old box, however, when your kitty can be a pilot or a fireman? There are several themes to choose from. We love looking at the pictures people have sent of their own cats using these cute boxes. Hey, best of all, no taping or stapling, each box simply folds and uses tabs to stay together, which means you can take it apart, put it away for a couple weeks, then re-assemble and kitty will think he has a new toy again!
If your dog is a fetching fool (aren’t they all?) then you will want to entertain both you and your dog with a Moody Pet Chomp dog toy! Hilarious pictures are sure to follow when Fido’s ball looks like human teeth!
Lastly, if you are the proud owner of a ferret, you know how much they love to run, jump, and hide. This Marshall Ball Pit is designed just for your funny ferret.
Both of you will have tons of fun with this ball pit! Who needs to go outside when there is this much fun inside!
Comes with 35 balls, but you can buy more separately if you like.
Avoid the craziness the shopping malls, the crowds, long lines, and general exhaustion that can happen from walking or driving between stores. Order online and let your shopping come to you!