Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Home
Our Holiday Gift Guide for the Home features a variety of cozy essentials, tech gadgets, and more. I’ve used and loved these products for years and am excited to share them with you!
In this home gift guide, you’ll find gift ideas for anyone (even the hardest to shop for family members!) at a variety of price points. These items are all tried and true favorites in my own home (even more so after spending so much time at home over the past few years).
Home Gift Guide
TECH + ELECTRONICS
Amazon Fire TV Stick – We have a Fire Stick for each TV in our home and love them. It’s simple to use and totally kid-friendly.
Nest Thermostat – A product that we fell in love with in our old house and brought with us to our current home. There are so many settings customizations and you can view/control everything from your phone. We usually set it to maintain one temperature during the day and switch to a different temperature at night.
Eufy Robot Vacuum – A fraction of the price of the Roomba (we had one and it broke), this vacuum works just as well, if not better. We schedule it to run every night after we’re all in bed and it really helps to keep the dog fur to a minimum.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – BUT! We still need to use a regular vacuum (life with Golden Retrievers!) and while our current home has a central vac system, Dyson was long my favorite “appliance” for keeping up with dog fur.
Aura Digital Picture Frame – An easy way to actually do something with all of the photos on your phone! This would be a wonderful gift option for grandparents, too.
Smart Switch – Use this smart switch to remotely turn on and off light switches and electronics in your home. We use them to program our outdoor lights to turn on around dusk.
COMFORTS OF HOME
Woodwick Candles – We are totally addicted! The candle makes a crackling sound while it burns and the scents are UNBELIEVABLE. Our family-favorite scents are Frasier Fir, Crimson Berries, and Fireside.
Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket – Incredibly soft and cozy! They wash wonderfully, too.
Boll & Branch Sheets – The softest sheets EVER. We are on our second set!
My Pillow – A number of years ago, I was having tons of headaches and neck pain. I never thought it could have been the pillow I was sleeping on until my in-laws bought me a My Pillow for my birthday. The headaches and neck pain went away and never came back! I even brought this pillow to the hospital with me when I had Dominic and Isabelle :)
YETI Rambler – I’ve been on the YETI bandwagon for over 5 years and haven’t looked back. I’m still amazed at how cold these cups keep my water! I have the 30-ounce cup in a few different colors and always have one filled up.
Wool Dryer Balls – I know… dryer balls? Trust me on this one! My mom bought these for us many Christmases ago and we haven’t used fabric softener or dryer sheets since. They’re a great stocking stuffer, too.
Camping and Sports Chair – If the person you’re shopping for spends any time outside, these portable chairs are amazing! They’re comfortable, roomy, and have two cupholders.
L.L.Bean Doormat – Durable, dries quickly, and great for indoor and outdoor use.
TELL ME! What would you add to this list? I’m always looking for new ideas!
I’m also on the bandwagon with My Pillow. No more neck pain! There’s an area on their site where you can see which pillow is best fir your individual needs. I also love the mini pillow, which I use on the couch, behind my neck. Their extra long “bath sheets,” are the best towels, & we also have their mattress topper.
I don’t know if I’m using them wrong, but the wool dryer balls I bought are doing absolutely NOTHING to control static. I had to go back to using dryer sheets.
OUT OF SUBJECT…
MY FRIENDS AND I WANT TO KNOW HOW LITTLE DOMINIC IS DOING.
ALSO, MY FRIENDS JOIN IN KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED HE’LL SPEND HOLIDAYS AT HIS SWEET HOME WITH HIS PRECIOUS FAMILY!
Thanks for the tip on the Eufy Robovac. I’ve been looking for one and didn’t realize that Eufy is a brand of Anker. Just picked up the 11s on Amazon for a great price and can hardly wait to use it.
I have a letter board and it’s fun. I bought mine off a Canadian company called Letter Board company
Another cool company is Letterfolk (https://www.letterfolk.com/)
My husband loves the Nest thermostat.
We’re team Android over here so we have a Google Home and a few Google Home minis. Such much fun! My kids ask Google a million questions! We also have a few smart plugs for lamps that we can control with the Google Home. It also talks to our Nest thermostat.
My husband is always cold and he’s having hip surgery soon. I just ordered the electric throw blanket for him as an Xmas gift. Thanks for the great idea!
Great ideas! I love the night sky print. My hubs gave me a gift like this. It was a Dreamlines created sketch of my wedding dress and his suit. The detail was amazing.
The soap dispenser may prevent messes but it’s not an effective method of stopping the spread of germs in the powder room or elsewhere. If you want to stop the spread of germs, don’t touch the faucet handles/levers after you’ve washed your hands. You probably turned them on with your dirty hands, then put the soap on your hands and washed them, then turned the the faucets off with your clean hands. If you use a towel to dry your hands, it also has the germs from the faucet handles. Instead, dry your hands with a paper towel then use the paper towel to turn off the faucet. I suppose the other option would be just not to worry about it because it’s exposure to those germs that helps us develop resistance to them.
I used to have a Sunbeam heated throw, but it was slippery due to the fabric and I was looking for a better model. I moved on to the Biddeford heated throw with the Sherpa fleece that can be found in Target. A huge step up from Sunbeam. I can’t recommend it enough.
Thank you so much for sharing! That blanket sounds amazing, and for anyone else interested, I found the link to it here!
I think I’m one of the people who recommended that soap dispenser. I recently purchased two more! I’m trying to convince my parents about the Roomba. And I LOVE the idea of those prints. Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome, Laura! And yes, we love those soap dispensers! Also… GET THE ROOMBA!
Tervis now has stainless tumblers in a variety of sizes and designs (not just colors). I have 2 of them and love them.
I am a Tervis fan, also switched over to the stainless when they came out. They are great.
Thank you so much for letting me know, Terri! I wasn’t aware, so I’ve updated the post above so folks know :)
Some great ideas, thanks. I love my IPad in the kitchen. I use the Paprika app to organize my recipes so you keep me company while I’m cooking. The app is great because it stays functional while you’re using it, doesn’t go blank. I would have a hard time without you and my IPad in the kitchen.
I have to check out the Paprika app, thanks for sharing! And thank you for the kind words :)
You will love the app. You can download any recipe online quickly and easily. Also categorize, make notes, modify, and more. As you can tell, I love it. Don’t know what I would do with out it. Happy Thanksgiving- so glad your fridge is back.