It’s a holiday season, and you might be shopping a gift for your family, friends, or even for yourself (sometimes we need to take care of ourselves too).
I collected some interesting gift ideas for myself and thought I would share with you too.
Whenever I search for a gift, I try to surprise the person with some different ones.
These gift ideas are not traditional gifts but are useful and fun. I want the person to keep it and remember me whenever she sees the gift.
Let’s get to the list.
Gifts for Moms, Sister, Wife or Girlfriends.
I consider women as strong, hard working and loving people in the planet. They deserve to be treated not just as pretty dolls but as an important character in the society.
Here are the ideas for women.
Echo is a device designed around your voice. You can talk to echo, ask questions, play music, set alarms.
It understands your voice and answers your question promptly. The beauty is you don’t have to touch the device, and it constantly listens to you.
Don’t worry it’s not creepy. It is just a good virtual assistant for you.
It’s an Amazon product and works really well.
We work hard all day, and sometimes I want to shut the world around me off and just take some time off for me.
But you know, it is never possible with so much of noise around you. People are continuously talking, tv, radio, cell phone constantly buzzing the chances are very little.
That why I needed these headphones. I can quietly listen to any pleasant music without distractions. Sometimes I just keep the headphones on without any music to have some quite time.
If you do a lot of focus work like writing or reading, I use these headphone with brain.fm. You will see the significant increase in your productivity.
P.S. Brainfm is a service that I use; it is scientifically designed service to help you focus, sleep or meditate using music.
Aerobie is a little different coffee maker. There are 3 main characteristics for a good coffee.
There are 3 main characteristics for a good coffee.
1) Coffee has to be strong
2) Should not have the bitterness
3) Rich and smooth
To get this type of coffee, you may have to buy an expensive espresso machine.
Fortunately, these guys have come up with a new concept called Aeropress which produces a similar quality as a fine expresso machine.
The idea is slightly similar to french press, but the results are equally good.
If you or the person whom, you want to gift likes coffee, and then get him a personal coffee brewer.
More than anyone women need to be connected all the time. They can’t run out of charge on their cell phone. If the person is active, no phone can run the whole day without recharging.
A portable charger is a must accessory in any ladies bag. I liked this one because it is cute and doesn’t really look like a gadget.
It is one of the useful gifts for women and girls.
An excellent relaxation and soothing gift for ladies. They would love these. Usually, when you take a bath for a long time, you will see the skin getting dry. Next time add one bomb in the tub, and you will see the skins get softer and smell great.
This collection comes with 6 flavors for different purposes. I am sure many women would love these.
You need to cover your head and ears when you walk out of the house in cold.
Many times the warmers are so ugly and harsh, you don’t want to wear them.
I found these to be soft and attractive; they look like a fashion accessory more than a beanie cap.
These are an excellent alternative to the room fresheners.
The scents are natural and are claimed to have healing properties. I am not sure about that, but the scents itself are good compared to the harsh chemical room fresheners.
This gift set is an accessory for the Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
Gifts for Dads, Husbands or Boyfriends.
Most of the time guys interests are simple, and they live with what they already have.
Because of this reason, I often find it difficult to come up with great gift ideas for men.
These are great for parties; guys would love these. They help keep the beer cold for a long time.
It is also handy when you had to buy beer at the minute, and didn’t have time to chill it.
Active men would love these whether attaching to a bike or a head strap. They come in handy and take great videos on the go.
You can also get this holiday bundle with all the accessories.
Many guys are hesitant to grow a beard just because of the maintenance aspect of it. For some, they like the looks of it so grow it anyway.
For these guys with beard, this all Natural -Vegan-Friendly Organic Oils helps soften the beard and reduces the itch.
Men like activities, they find it more interesting when they do stuff on their own.
For lazy guys. Bad idea.
You might have heard lots of buzz around these hoverboards.
I am pretty sure every other guy would be dreaming about these. They are real fun and guys would love to play with them.
Gift Ideas for Kids
The modern world is spoiling kids with technology; Kids are not active and not developing natural skills like arts and science. Rather they are getting ruined by video games and tv.
And I am very particular when it comes to picking a gift for kids.
I prefer gifting kids with something they can learn, and would be useful for their future.
Get the children to learn music, music is one of skill that develops creativity and coordination.
This package comes with Headphones, Stand, and Power Supply, so the kids can start playing around immediately.
I found another one that has lighted keys for beginners from Yamaha.
And if you choose to get one of these, don’t forget to get this piano course beginner book.
Similarly, you can gift a guitar too. It’s just a preference, most of the guys prefer guitar and girls seem to like piano or keyboard.
If you buy a guitar, this book will go in handy to start learning guitar quickly. – Teach Yourself to Play Guitar
Just like music instrument, you could help the kids to sing and have fun too. A karaoke system will assist them in train to sing along with music.
For younger children, you can entertain them with jokes. This book seems to help children to be engaged and laugh out load.
Gift Idea for Home Cooks
Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet
You might know the cast iron is the best material for heat retention and distribution. It can handle heat up to 600f. Making it one of the best skillets for sautee, frying, searing, browning and for cooking that involves high heat.
A great gift for someone who is interested in cooking.
I can’t believe that the technology has started influencing even the cooking appliances.
This one comes with a Bluetooth connectivity, there is one with wifi too.
This programmable cook and carry slow cooker, lets you cook your favorite food and then carry around without transferring the food into another vessel.
The programmable features let you set timings and cook automatically without your supervision.
Another great gift for home cooks.
Gift Ideas for Health
We all know health is wealth. A gift that helps people stay healthy is the greatest gift of all.
As I mentioned earlier, there are music services that help you sleep better. These wireless headphones with a headband let you sleep without any disturbance.
For active people, these are an excellent accessory. Many times it ‘s hard to secure loose items like keys, driving license when we are running or doing any activities outdoor. Often we end losing them because the item jumped off your pant pocket.
This belt helps secure those things without disturbing your activity. The belt tightly snugs around your waist and gives you a pocket to store your loose items.
Not a bad idea for a gift right.
Clay is the world’s powerful facial element. It helps cleanse deep pores and keep skin fresh.
This Indian clay is rated high in Amazon by more than 6k people.
The activity tracker has become a critical gadget for everyone. The best use of this one is it gives data about our body in real-time. This data helps us to take actions and keep us stay healthy.
An excellent gift idea for anyone, even if they are not interested in health. They will get interested after they start using this.
Generic ideas for everyone
Did you know many people like foods as gifts? Especially if they are premium quality food.
I strongly encourage everyone to read as many books as possible. Books have changed many people lives including mine. Reading books are one of the most powerful habits. It helps you reach greater success in life.
Kindly makes the reading book accessible.
It eliminates the need to carry around the books. Almost any books are available in Kindle store and with a subscription plan, Amazon lets you read any books without buying them.
Some people don’t like to read on a tablet. Fortunately, this Kindle comes with a paperback giving a feeling of reading from a book.
Kindle is a great gift for anyone. If you decide to buy one, consider this bundle with great accessories.
Just a fun gift, this quadcopter is cool. Controlled by a remote and it has inbuilt camera in it.
It is great for the outdoor activity or taking pictures from the sky.
You know the best stress relieving activity is focusing on something else. Only a few activities can help you tune out completely and focus on something else.
This coloring book will help you get creative and, in turn, helps relieve stress.
Sometimes it is better to keep the gifting simple. Instead trying to guess the best gift for the person you could just hand over a gift card.
Especially if the person is someone you don’t know much about. Amazon makes it even simple; you can send the gift card in an email.
It is a good idea for someone who is searching for a gift at the last minute.
That’s my list. If you have anything interesting to share, do forget to let me know.