2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Home

Parents. We sacrifice a lot. Especially sleep. We can’t add more hours to the day to sleep longer, but we can certainly improve the quality of sleep we are actually able to get. This may be a little unconventional, but how about the gift of an incredible night’s sleep on repeat? Check out Casper’s amazing mattresses for a gift that will blow you away. Who doesn’t need ultra comfort and relaxation in their world? Buying one of these mattresses will be one of the best decisions ever. You’d be surprised at how it comes packaged and how easy it is to unbox. Once you do, let it expand and then give it a whirl. You will not be disappointed. And if that’s something you are worried about, don’t be. There is a 100 night risk free trial. Because you can’t try it out in person and know immediately how your body will actually adapt, Casper generously gives you a chance to really try it out. If after that time you decide it isn’t for you, no worries, they will come pick it up, package it and return it at no cost to you. But, if I’m being honest, the chances of you not liking it are almost non-existent. 

I love the Casper Original Hybrid Mattress in king size. The comfort of this mattress is off the charts amazing and you will have one happy person in your home who gets the best support and alignment for their body while they are sleeping, giving them the optimal start to each day. That’s a pretty freaking incredible gift and one that reminded them that you gave it to them every night when they lay down to sleep. I think it’s a win-win.

To top it off and make your sleeping experience even more luxurious, I highly recommend the Comfy Mattress Topper. It’s so great, I’d love to get one for every bed in our house. The AirScape™ perforated foam pushes heat away to help keep you sleeping cool, it’s incredible! BFCM Sale at Casper! Get Up to $800 off mattresses and 25% off Adjustable Bases, 25% off Upgrade Bundle, 30% off Comfy Bundle, Original Foam queen for $995, plus 10% off everything else with Code: BFCM22-B from 11/18/22-11/21/22

We’ve tried a lot of pillows of the years and there are many I quite like. But, I’ve never encounter pillows quite like Brooklyn Bedding before. I can tell you that I don’t like them, I love them. Their Luxury cooling Memory Foam Pillow is absolutely heavenly. I prefer the high profile pillow, but you can choose low, if that is your preference. I would frequently wake with a stiff neck in the mornings when I used other pillows, but those days are long gone. These pillows go with me everywhere now! Their Deep Pocket Tercel Sheet Set also makes a wonderful gift. Silky smooth, eco-friendly, deep pocketed sheets that feel incredible on your skin, creating the perfect environment for a trip to dreamland. I highly recommend them!

This one is high on my list of must-have household small appliances. In fact, if you have a household full of kids, pets, and visitors, it is something you just need to go get. The CleanSlate Pet Carpet & Upholstery Spot Cleaner from Hoover is the best! Neutral colors are everywhere now, but they are not always conducive to everyday living. For example, I had really nice bar stools with an oatmeal cloth seat. Can I even tell you how dirty they get with just everyday use? It was horrible! I decided to try the CleanSlate out on them and the before and after was shocking! The spot cleaner pulled out so much dirt that I didn’t even realize was embedded within the fabric. It was so easy to use and within minutes, my fabric looked brand new. This is now part of my deep cleaning routine in my home to keep my stools looking fresh and new. Not to mention any little spill or dirt that gets tracked inside my home on my carpet. You will love this for small jobs.

For a bigger job, I swear by the SmartWash PET Complete Automatic Carpet Cleaner from Hoover. I love to give my carpets a deep cleaning seasonally to keep my home clean. This carpet cleaner removes that deep down embedded dirt with FlexForce™ Pet PowerBrushes and does a remarkable job. I’ve had carpet cleaners in the past that were kind of an ordeal to use. It was complicated and time consuming. Using this user-friendly machine is as simple as vacuuming your carpet. Load in the solution and water and use just like you would your vacuum and in a matter of a few minutes, you have a super clean carpet. It’s always eye-opening to see the amount of dirt that gets trapped inside your carpet, but oh-so-satisfying to know that you’ve gotten rid of all of that in your home. I love this carpet cleaner!

Winter has arrived and with it a massive chill in the air. Brrrr! I don’t care for the cold, I love to be warm and toasty. I have an awesome gift idea for you that you will wish you had gotten a long time ago. Heated towel racks from Amba are the ultimate luxury. Imagine stepping out of the bath or shower to a perfectly heated and cozy towel. This could be yours everyday with one of the many varieties (there are over 150 models!) of heated towel racks that Amba carries. Not only do they deliver ultra comfortable, perfectly heated towels, they cut down on the need to launder or risk of mildew. This European concept cuts down on energy and water used, as it is much less than the use of your dryer (it is like running some lightbulbs) and will leave you feeling like you have your own private spa in your home. I like that you can hardwire them into your home or select a freestanding rack that you can simply plug in. There is a design for every desire. I love that you can use it for multiple purposes. Indoors in your bathroom, of course, keep blankets toasty for cold winter nights you want to curl up on the couch and relax, or even poolside! It’s an amazing gift! 

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.

Speaking of fires, we’ve got a great gift idea for you. Treat your favorite person with the gift of endless fires, great conversation, and quality time. How? By gifting them a gorgeous stainless steel Yukon 2.0 from Solo Stove. This extra large fire pit will be the centerpiece of many gatherings with friends and family. It’s honestly beautiful to look at as it is, but even more so when a roaring fire is lit within. An added perk to having the Yukon 2.0 is that it is smokeless. Believe it or not, even though that sounded hard to believe to me when I first heard, it’s true. Other than stoking the fire or starting it, you can sit comfortably around the fire without smoke following you wherever you go or burning your eyes. You don’t even smell like you’ve been around a campfire. A great feature I love–it has a removable base plate and ash pan to make it very easy to clean up and stay clean. You will find yourself coming up with excuses to go sit outside and enjoy the outdoors, no matter the time of year. In fact, how great does it sound to gather around the fire and watch the stars, enjoying some peace and tranquility rather than sitting in front of a screen? Sounds heavenly to me, and I know from experience, it most definitely is! This makes a great gift that will last a lifetime, with a warranty to back it up!

Wanting to upgrade little things around your home? Why not start with your dryer vent? DryerWallVents are great to use to replace existing dryer vents. They look stylish and are super durable. The powder-coated galvanized steel comes in multiple colors to best match or compliment your home exterior. No more cracking plastic vents that fall apart over time, these are designed to last for the long haul. They are great for new builds, but just as easy to retrofit existing vents. In fact, it takes only a couple of minutes!

Who doesn’t love a great smelling home? It’s the most welcoming thing to walk into a home that smells warm and sweet smelling. A perfect gift for anyone is a beautiful artisan candle from Artistscent. I love the Berry Crush scented candle that is layered with orange, berries, peach and sugar. Smells amazing! But how did Artistscent come about? Back in 2018, New Jersey resident and founder of Artistscent, Natalie Kuhles, put a new painting in her home. After admiring it, she started thinking about how her artwork would smell from the artist’s perspective. A thought I’ve never thought of before, but am sure glad she did because it started her on a journey to create some of the most incredible scents ever!

I love gifts that are long lasting. Flowers are beautiful, but don’t last very long at all. A plant, however, is a different story. Perfect Plants has an amazing selection of plants, shrubs, trees and more that are perfect for a unique gift. I love the idea of gifting a tree that will grow and produce fruit each year and remind the recipient of who gave it to them. There are so many types of trees available here. I love the Russian Hardy Pomegranate tree that is growing in my backyard. Clearly, I know nothing about growing fruit trees. I wanted to know, but I had zero experience with it. Not a problem because Perfect Plants was an excellent resource for me to find out exactly how to do plant it, how to take care of it, and it is flourishing. Rest assured anything you pick from this online retailer will come with fantastic customer service and lots of advice on how to successfully grow your own trees and plants. If you don’t know what to select, they can help you with that, too, and customize recommendations for your area and what works best in your planting zone. When picking out your own gifts, be sure to use code MYPLANTS10 for 10% off your purchase!

For those that love to garden or just want to incorporate a more eco-friendly lifestyle, I have to recommend gifting them with a subpod. Subpod has several different composting systems, depending on your needs. Have limited space? You can get a balcony bundle or growbag to compost and use that to help grow vegetation and flowers. If you have a larger yard and garden, you can choose a mini or full-sized underground compost bin and worm farm. This is an underground composting system that blends into your yard and is odorless. It works so well! Keep a compost caddy inside to collect up to 5L of compostable waste and then add to your outdoor compost bin as needed. It’s easy to set up (only takes a few minutes, even for me!) and fun to use and effective. You can compost up to 33 pounds of food waste every week with very little maintenance! I love that you can turn waste into something useful, great fertilizer for growing your own garden.

We love the Vornado VFan for every household. This retro air circulator has a timeless appeal to it and it will look great anywhere you need some extra air flow. I love keeping mine in our family room to make sure the air is circulating and comfortable when we are spending time together as a family. Great to keep us cool when we are playing games or watching movies. It’s a great addition to a home office, as well. The aesthetic is a classic one and it is so sturdy, made of metal, and available in Vintage White or Vornado Green. You can find them at Pottery Barn and Amazon, as well as Vornado.

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.

There are a ton of germs and contaminants in the air. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that when you come into your home, you are breathing the best possible air you can? Especially after the last couple of years, right? We love the Atem by IQAir, a personal air purifier for your desk. But, honestly, you don’t need to limit it to just your desk. Keep one in your living room, your bedroom, the nursery, your home office, or an office at work. No matter where you keep yours, you are going to be assuring that you are breathing in the best, quality air that you can. The tiniest particles are also the most dangerous. Ultrafine particles (smaller than 0.1 microns) are so small that they can move through your lung tissue, into your bloodstream, and then to any organ within your body. IQAir technology in the Atem Desk filters 99% of particles down to 0.003 microns – as small as the smallest virus. Filters allergens, PM2.5, bacteria, and viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Removes airborne particles and traps them on filters materials – where they can’t escape. Plus, it’s sleek design fits in anywhere. If that’s not a great gift, I don’t know what is!

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