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Buying the perfect gift for the home isn’t always easy. You obviously don’t want to spend a fortune on it and yet you want something that won’t end up gathering dust in the garage, closet or, even worse, the trash bin.
A perfect home gift should find good use or a sweet spot in the house. It should marry well with the interior décor, as well as match the style and personality of the recipient.
Are you drawing a blank when it comes to buying the right gift for your family or friends? Do you need some inspiration?
Here are 10 gift ideas for the home that’ll certainly knock the recipient’s boots off.
1. Protein Coffee
Protein coffee is a hot trend right now, and with good reason. It brings together two of our favorite active lifestyle things: coffee and protein powder.
It is a perfect gift for the dad, sibling or mom who likes to get a good dose of exercise every day. The coffee component gives you the energy, mental alertness and revs your metabolism so you can train and work out like a champ.
Protein powder is exactly what your muscles need to stay strong and resistant to fatigue. It also helps you recover faster and alleviate muscle pains after heavy workouts.
It’s complete nutrition! And, Oh, did I mention that protein powder is chock full of minerals and vitamins, including an abundance of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds?
According to this report published in the Healthcareweekly, vitamins are good for your heart, supports weight loss, improves your brain power, and much more. In short, when you give a protein coffee present, you are actually giving the gift of health and wellness.
Personally, I have been using Ultimate Nutrition coffee for the past 3 months, and I must admit that I’m hooked. I always feel energized, down 15 pounds, and my body has never looked better! My favorite is the caramel frappe – it’s filling, nutritious, and tastes heavenly.
If you aren’t sure which flavor will do the trick for your case, you can always go with the variety pack.
2. Amazon Echo
We all love Alexa-enabled speakers from Amazon. But, is there any smart speaker that beats Amazon Echo for a home gift? I’ll wait.
Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or the holidays, this is the king of all gifts. It enables you to change in-living room environment, check the weather, make calls, play your favorite tunes, and even shop for more gifts — all hands-free!
Is there any more you could ask for? Just recently, Alexa was given HIPAA certification which means she will be able to answer your health questions and may even diagnose disease.
The latest generation Echo Dot goes for slightly under 50 bucks. It might seem small, but it can truly transform and automate any home.
3. Custom Tees from Screenprintthis.com
Personalized t-shirts are a staple of gift-giving, and they are ideal for just about any occasion. Whether you are looking for a gift for the dad, mom, friend, or the whole crew, t-shirts are always spot on.
If this sounds like your kind of gift, head over to www.screenprintthis.com, your one-stop shop for everything to do with custom apparel. You will get each custom t-shirt for less than 20 bucks. You can personalize the tees as you see fit, so make them corny and add fun or touching messages to capture the heart of the recipient.
4. Personalized Family Portrait
Etsy is hands down the most remarkable place to get custom made gifts. This Etsy seller makes custom portrait print of your family (or your friend’s). She can even include the pet.
The result is quite a sight. A portrait print made in the whimsical and fun likeness of your pet, family members and whoever who want to be included. You can have the artist include custom text, the last name of the family, and other interesting tidbits.
This custom portrait gift would make an amazing present for grandparents, parents, or even newlywed couples. The best part is that it costs just $24.
5. Kool8 Water Bottle
Every home could use a few water bottles. You want everyone to stay hydrated especially when they are on the go. That’s why we recommended Kool8 for your next home gift. After all, it is 2019’s best water bottle overall, according to this comparative review guide by Cool Things Chicago.
Kool8 is not your ordinary bottle. It’s a reusable water bottle that’s made using recycled materials and engineering-grade stainless steel. In other words, this nifty gift is eco-conscious, built to last, and has a modern design.
Right out of the box, the bottle looks stunning with sturdy construction. You can choose from a variety of colors to match any style, from green to blue and even pink.
It comes with a tea infuser, which is a godsend feature for tea lovers who want to make a cup of their favorite brew on the go. This sleek-looking water bottle also does good. 20% of the proceeds will go to making sure communities in underprivileged areas in the world gets clean, safe drinking water.
According to early users — like this environmentally-conscious buyer, cleaning and maintaining Kool8 is also effortlessly easy. This is important because Kool8 is a dual-use bottle that can keep cold drinks cool for up to 24 hours and hot beverages warm up to half day.
6. Philips Wake-Up Light
If you know a person in your family or friends’ circle who tends to snooze their alarm several times, this is the perfect gift. Well, we have all been there!
This wake-up light from Dutch electronics maker Philips is more than a fixture. It mimics the sunrise to help wake up the person in a more natural and refreshing manner. Unless the sleepyhead is on strong sleeping pills, this light should do the trick. And for a sub-$100 price tag, it is pocket-friendly and quite thoughtful in our humble opinion.
7. Twinkle In Time Custom Star Map
Make your friend or family member happier with a personalized star map from twinkleintime.com
This is an exceptional service that allows you to create not just any star map. But one that depicts the stars precisely as they were on a given date and specific location. Whether that was when you met; when she became a mom; when they wed, or any other special occasion.
If this is for your boo, pick the day you began dating. It’s a great way to memorialize any meaningful date. You can even plug in a sweet message to make it truly personalized.
8. Furbo Dog Camera
Leaving your pet at home when you leave for work can be heartbreaking. I just can’t handle seeing my puppy’s sad eyes. That’s why I bought this dog live stream camera from Furbo. This allows you to throw an eye on your work every now and then while at work.
As if that isn’t purrrfect enough, Furbo Dog Camera has a nifty feature that allows you to occasionally toss treats to your pet friend.
9. Ring Stick Up Cam
24/7 security is essential for any home. That’s why this Stick Up Security Cam from home security company Right is a thoughtful gift. It’s a CCTV cam that can be mounted on any spot, whether it’s outdoors or indoors.
It records and renders video at 1080p HD quality. This way, you can hear and see everything that goes on inside, outside and around the home. You can access the real-time video feed from your tablet, phone or PC. Best of all, you will get a notification when there’s any motion detected.
It offers two-way talk and night vision, so can check up on family or house help from wherever you are, and at any time. You can customize it to fit the needs of the giftee.
10. Scented Candles
Scented candles have become the go-to gift for hard-to-shop-for persons in your life. It is easy to get personal with your gift by choosing a candle in their favorite scent. There are myriads of scents out there, and finding great deals is never a big deal. Anthropologie takes the cake when it comes to home scented candles, but you can also check out handmade scented candles from the likes of Etsy, Bath & Body Works, eBay or even Amazon.