*products were received to facilitate a feature in our gift guide. All opinions are my own
My favorite must-have gift for the home this year is the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal vacuum. I never thought I would get so excited about a vacuum, but it’s hard not to be really excited about this incredible machine. Our house gets a lot of traffic with kids and pets tracking things in and out of the house. I vacuum a lot and thought I was always doing a good job keeping up with everything. However, once I tried out the Kinetic Big Ball Animal, I was almost embarrassed at how much more this machine was able to extract from the carpeting than my other vacuum. This thing really cleans well! So many great features, I could go on forever about, and an entire bag of attachments to get any job done, this is the best vacuum I have ever used! Right now, you can pick up your own at a special sale price at Dyson.com!
For those that like to have their shoes off inside their house, why not give this lovely shoe carousel from Hammacher Schlemmer? A far cry from your typical shoe cubby, this turntable is a quality piece of furniture that will look great in any room while keeping shoes together and out of sight. Perfect for the winter when you don’t want to track in the elements from outside! It houses 25 pairs of shoes!
I love the idea of displaying where you have been or where you want to go in your home. Check out these great world maps from WallArtMaps on Etsy to display in an office or bedroom. Super fun idea–surprise your family with a trip and wrap up one of these maps. When they open the map, have it pinned to the destination you will be going on! These beautifully colorful printed maps are great to display and make wonderful gifts for those who love to travel.
Gifts that can be used in the home are some of my favorites. Photography has a special interest to me and I love seeing the world through the eyes of talented photographers. I found just one of those talents at LifeDevelopedPhoto on Etsy. His gorgeous shots captured in black and white of the ocean make me happy and have a way of drawing you in. You can find a large selection of spectacular prints in varying sizes, perfect for gifts, on his site.
Having a home that is welcoming and smells delicious is important to me. That’s why I love Bridgewater candles! These candles throw a wonderful aroma through the house and look pretty on display. Scents like Cup of Cheer and Christmas Bliss are perfect for the holidays. I even love their sachets for drawers and linens and they, too, make great hostess gifts!