Some of my favorite gifts are those we can use for our house. Anything to make our home more appealing, functional or comfortable is great for everyone. Here are some of our favorites this year.
One of my favorite ways to update my home is by changing out bedding and comforters. Depending on the season, the weight of your covers needs to be switched out. To keep warm and cozy on winter nights, I am absolutely loving Casper! Their Velvet Quilt and Shams are to die for. Super soft and regal feeling, I love the velvet, especially, for the holiday season. The Oat Milk color is perfect for the winter and working with a wide array of decors, both seasonal and every day. Right now, you can enjoy some special holiday savings *, be sure to check them out!
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One of my favorite gifts to both give and receive are amazing smelling candles. It’s a great way to create a welcoming ambiance, with a warm, delicious smelling home. Aromas can impact our moods and help to calm and relax anyone who comes into our homes. I love Etsy shop Coastal Kreatives for some incredible gift boxes of hand poured customized soy candles. You can find lovely assortments of handpicked rustic trios perfect for gift giving everyone on your list. I love how the gift boxes are packed with three 4 oz candles (26 hours of burn time each!) with complimenting scents. Whether you love traditional holiday scents, scents that remind you of celebrations , or stronger masculine scents, you will simply adore these. Each jar is carefully packed and labeled, ready to gift. Not only will these make cherished gifts, they also are great ideas for favors for upcoming special occasions.
I’ve always been one to want to keep the air I breathe super clean, especially in our home. Asthma and allergies are not something I want aggravated when I am trying to sleep or spend time at home. Now with lots of nasty germs out there, there are extra worries, but you can get a peace of mind using the Instant Air Purifier. Yes, it’s the same brand that delivers optimum results in your kitchen, and now you can be sure that it’s working overtime to keep the air you breathe extremely clean and fresh, keeping you healthy and happy. The technology on this machine is very impressive!
Have you seen the Yale Assure Lock SL? This is the greatest lock (especially great for kids that may be coming and going). Simply replace your deadbolt and it becomes a key-free smart lock with a built in keypad. You can create specialized codes for visitors and even control remote access from your phone through the Yale Access app if you get the Wi-Fi model. Forgot about leaving a key under a planter somewhere, this will become a much safer solution for your family!
Another great option for access into your home is the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. This is a great smart lock for someone who needs access to your home. Have guests or renters staying with you and don’t have keys for them? No need with this because all they needs is the top-rated August app and a smartphone.It gives you remote access, 24/7 monitoring abilities, auto lock/unlock features, and integration with voice assistants and major home automation & security systems. It only takes a few minutes to add it to your existing lock.
Speaking of keeping your home safe and secure, getting a SimpliSafe security system is a great idea. This security company is easy to customize just the right components to create the perfect system for your needs. It is so easy to install, easy to maintain, and great customer service. Add special components like video camera doorbells and wireless outdoor security cameras. These cameras have very cool features, like two way audio–so you can speak to someone outside. And if the burglar alarm is triggered, there is a built-in siren to alert your neighbors and scare away a would-be intruder. Best of all, these high-tech, high quality products are super affordable!
Knowing that your home is secure, you can settle down for a good night’s sleep. That is, if you have the right pillow to keep you comfortable all night long. I love the Zoey Sleep Curve pillow! This is the greatest pillow that aligns your spine and neck to the perfect position to avoid waking up with a sore neck and back. It provides the ultimate neck and head support that helps you get your best sleep. A must have for anyone who spends a third of their life sleeping!
We love MyGreenMattress products for our beds! Their organic latex topper is a luxurious addition to any bed. The perfect cushion and support to add to your mattress, then top with their ultra-soft organic white or natural colored cotton sheets. It’s a match made in heaven! Give the gift of a great night’s sleep to your loved ones and yourself this holiday season–you deserve it!
Whether it is to curl up on the couch or use on your bed, a weighted blanket from Royal Therapy is an amazing gift. An interesting concept of accommodating your body, rather than fitting your bed, these therapeutic blankets offer a relief from stress, anxiety, and restlessness. I think we could all use that kind of reprieve! Available in a variety of colors and sizes, these weighted blankets are filled with eco-friendly glass beads and can adjust to your body’s temperature needs of cooling or warming, depending on the weather conditions.
When it’s time to hop in the shower, we recommend doing it with a brand new shower head. It’s been a hit on socials this year and we can see why! The Clearshower XL is an oversized acrylic rain shower head that feels amazing as it cascades over you. My teens especially love it! It’s so easy to install and an instant upgrade to any bathroom
Brentwood home has some of my favorite products to use while trying to relax and unwind. We are loving their REPREVE bean bags, new this year, perfect for kids and teens to kick back and hang out with friends. Watch a movie, listen to music, play video games, whatever you want to do. Just know that you will be super comfortable lounging in this amazing chair made from recycled materials. They come in a variety of great colors, too!
In addition to cool home furnishing like bean bags and play couch sofas for kids, Brentwood Home also specializes in mattresses, bedding and pillows. I love their Restorative Leg Lift Cushion and think every home needs one of these to help alleviate tension, swelling and back pain after a full day!
We love to spend time as a family unwinding by the fire. Indoors are great, but we also love to gather around outside (even in the colder months) and hang by our fire pit. So many great conversations are had in front of a fire and it can be such a rejuevinating time, especially when devices are left behind. We have shared so many wonderful evenings as a family this way and I recommend it for yours, too. I will say, though, that I’ve never had a nicer fire than with Cutting Edge Firewood. This is the most amazing firewood we’ve ever had the pleasure to try. What makes it so special? It is treated and dried to perfection. So when it burns, it burns cleaner, brighter, longer, and without the smoke. That makes a huge difference in enjoyment. Not only that, but the aroma from the burning wood is sensational. I can’t get enough of the cherry wood! You can schedule white glove deliveries to your home with just the amount of wood you would like to have. They also have cooking wood that smells amazing, perfect for the family that loves to smoke food. A wonderful gift that you can enjoy together, year round.
Black + Decker has all sorts of great products to simplify your life. I think every family needs a dustbuster AdvancedClean Slim Cordless Handheld vacuum for every day life. I love to get the small stuff off the stairs and in hard to reach corners. I also love it for small spills and things that need a quick pick up. Great to have on hand, it is rechargeable, lightweight and has a small profile for easy storage. You will love having this is your home!
Black + Decker also has another very useful, versatile product that will get a ton of use in your home and beyond. I never thought I would need a wagon for anything, until I started using one. This Collapsible Wagon is incredible! Take it with you on a family outing (apple picking, farmer’s markets, the park), use it to unload your groceries, use it for yard work. Find all the other ways you want to use it, too. You can take it with you anywhere and everywhere. It packs ups easily, mobility is super smooth, and it can hold up to 176 pounds!
Over the last year and a half, we’ve all found ourselves with extra time on our hands to either tackle a home project or two or decide altogether a new space is needed for our families. Whether you want to update an area or want to redo a new residence, little things can make a huge difference. When we moved out of our home and into a new one, an area I knew I wanted to improve on was the stairs. Old and outdated styles can easily be upgraded and change the whole look. I love Etsy shop SIHandrails and can’t rave about them enough for the high quality wrought iron railing work he can do. You can contact him to customize a railing to your specifications and he is absolutely wonderful to work with. You can create a more modern look indoors and out in a quick switch of a rail. It’s really unbelievable what a difference it can make!
I love giving personalized gifts, especially ones that can be enjoyed all the time. I recently discovered an amazing shop on Etsy, RealWoodSigns, that creates custom carved wood signs, perfect for your home, home office, and, well, in my case…my chicken coop. This is the greatest sign, made of exceptional quality, for my chickens, that names each of them. It’s fantastic and gets lots of compliments! But it doesn’t matter where it is for, you can know that it is made so well, beautiful to look at and will be cherished by the recipient for a long time to come. Great gift ideas for parents, wedding gifts, teacher gifts and more. Check out Ryan’s beautiful craftsmanship and let him help you create your own special keepsake.
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