If you’ve ever been to a housewarming party or a bridal shower, you know there’s only so many silverware sets or coffee mugs one couple really needs. Likewise, finding household gifts for family members or friends who have owned their home for many years can be equally challenging—you don’t want to buy a duplicate coffee maker or an accent rug that clashes with the living room furniture. Set yourself apart from the gift-giving pack with these 5 house gifts:
1) Hamburger Press
For friends and family members who love entertaining guests, this handy little appliance will save them some effort slaving over the grill. A hamburger press helps to shape burgers so they cook evenly on the grill, creating burgers that taste just the way everybody likes them: thick and juicy. This novelty gift will be the envy of every block party or family cookout.
2) Sanitizing Wand
Traditional cleaning methods involve an army of brooms, sponges, mops, and cleaning chemicals; sanitizing wands provide a more convenient means of disinfecting germy surfaces. These handy little wands zap up disinfectants by using ultraviolent light technology. Simply wave the wand over the usual messy areas as well as often forgotten (but equally germy) surfaces like computer keyboards, TV and gaming remotes, and entertainment centres to make bacteria vanish once and for all. Sanitizing wands are a true timesaver—especially for homeowners with runny-nosed children!
3) Digital Film Scanner
This gift is especially useful for those who have boxes of negatives still sitting around their homes. A digital film scanner will not only help them store those prints in a less fragile format, it will also allow them to share their photos with friends and family members more efficiently. The device scans those old negative prints and converts them to digital file formats that will help preserve both the colour and quality of the original print.
4) Beanbag Chair
Give your friends and family members the gift of relaxation this year by buying them a beanbag chair. Thanks to the contribution of designer furniture manufacturers, the new wave of beanbag chairs offers both style and comfort. Go with chic leather or soft polyester fabrics, and choose a neutral colour that will be compatible with—rather than detract from—the room’s signature furniture. Designed for both outdoor and indoor use, beanbag chairs provide maximum comfort for readers, gamers, and couch potatoes.
5) iTunes or MP3 Stereo System
This is another great gift for those who like to entertain. Your friends and family members can share their favourite songs with guests by docking their personal music players into their new iTunes or MP3 stereo system. With remote control access and a built-in radio, it’s the perfect party gift. The best part? Anyone with a compatible iTunes or MP3 player can chime in as DJ, too.
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