My ten favorites for the home that make great gifts!
Life has been crazy busy lately, so I didn’t get my fellow bloggers lined up this time…but I’m still here to share some of my favorites!
I gathered ten items that we use and love. Most are new, but a few are so good I’ve shared them numerous times over the years.
They make great gifts, but would also be lovely in your own home. 😉
1. The comfiest blanket!
I have a problem when it comes to throw blankets…it’s hard for me to resist them. I thoroughly enjoy a fluffy new blanket, but anymore I only purchase oversized versions that are plenty big.
We often share a large throw, and I’ve even been known to purchase a queen or king sized blanket that we can share on the couch.
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I had it in my cart for a month and finally got it a couple weeks ago. We ALL love it, including the animals. It’s oversized at 60×80 inches and the underside is a soft and warm sherpa fabric.
So far it’s held up beautifully in the wash. I want one in every color!
2. Mini chargeable blender
This mini blender is something I was eyeing for years. I love smoothies, but rarely make them because dragging out and cleaning our large blender seems silly for just a small drink.
Just charge it, fill it and make your smoothie any time or place:
It makes the perfect amount too. When you’re done, just put a bit of dish soap inside with water, let it soak for a minute, and then blend it to clean it up.
This is one of the more expensive items on this list, but if you’re a smoothie lover, it is worth it!
Tip: Put your ice in last or it will jam the blades at the bottom.
3. Fun paper placemats
I put them out for Thanksgiving and the whole family had a BLAST asking the questions…it was SO fun and we all learned so many random facts about each other:
They come in three different designs/color ways and each one has different questions.
4. Magic wine stain remover
It is so GOOD and I still have no idea how they do it. Wine stains literally disappear. No scrubbing, no wiping.
AND a little goes a long way. We’ve had this small bottle for more than a year and still have some left.
It’s truly amazing (and a great gift!).
5. A bread container that WORKS
OK, so most people may not be excited to open up a bread holder…but bear with me. 😉
Just put the bread in the container and pull the plastic wrap down around the sides. As you use the bread, pull down on the plastic bag to bring the bread to the top of the container:
We still keep the end there for a little air buffer as well. 🙂
For the first time ever, we’ve found bread storage that actually works. If you have a sandwich lover in your life, they will really appreciate this one!
6. The best dish scrubbers
These scrubbers keep their rough (but safe to use) texture in cool water for tougher messes, and when you warm them up in hot water, they soften for general cleaning.
Food doesn’t get stuck in a Scrub Daddy, they last for months and they never stink. Ever.
7. A rotating curling iron
It’s SO easy to use because the rotating barrel does all of the work for you:
You clip your hair into to the bottom and then can rotate the barrel either left or right. I can curl my whole head in less than ten minutes and the wave lasts all day!
The Beachwaver is usually expensive, but you can catch it on sale often. Right now it’s about 70 percent off — that’s the lowest I’ve seen!
8. For the popcorn lover
I consider myself a popcorn connoisseur. 😀
It’s been used literally hundreds of times and works great! You can add butter to the top that melts down while the kernels are popping.
9. The perfect tote bag
I’ve already purchased three of these (for me, a sister and a friend) and I’m so pleased with the quality:
It also a sweet touch as a gift bag. Truly something they can use over and over!
This tote is sturdy and a perfect size — about a foot tall and 17 inches wide. I use it for returns, groceries, everything.
10. AeroGarden for indoor gardening
The light allows you to grow fresh herbs and veggies year round. It is so fun see the herbs grow over time.
You can grow up to six plants at once and the indicators turn on when it needs water or plant food. The lights turn on and off on their own so you don’t have to do a thing with those. I LOVE it!
I’ve also used it to make lettuce, and you can even grow cherry tomatoes! It’s truly useful and would be a fun project for small children as well.
**The lights are BRIGHT, so we keep ours in the basement.
There you go — ten of my absolute favorite home items that we love and find super useful! They would all make great gifts, or you could treat yourself as well. I won’t tell anyone. 🙂