'Tis The Season
The holidays are filled with joy, and this year we could use all the good vibes we can get! While you may want to spread the love with gifts to as many friends and family members as possible, your bank account may not appreciate the generosity. Thankfully, we found 13 gifts that are stylish, functional and high-tech, without the hefty price tag!
Indoor Wireless Security Camera
Security systems used to be considered a home luxury, but these days, brands like Wyze are changing the game with affordable, effective solutions. The Wyze Cam v2 offers quality livestream footage straight to your smartphone. You’ll even get 14 days of saved alert videos for free, plus no monthly fees or required subscription! Available on Amazon; $25.98.
World Market never ceases to impress. Everything looks like it could be worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars, but the prices are so affordable it’s mind boggling. These zen-inspired teacups are no exception, and will look great displayed on an open shelf. Available on World Market; $11.96.
Color-Changing Lighted Showerhead
Pro-Quality Bakeware Set
Any budding baker (or veteran patissier, for that matter!) will jump for joy when you gift them this Saveur Selects 5-Piece Bakeware Set. The price is especially nice considering that the set includes two 9-inch round cake pans, a large baking sheet, a 10-inch loaf pan, and a 12-cup muffin pan—all made with solid carbon steel that resists warping and a Whitford Eclipse non-stick coating that is dishwasher safe. The most genius feature, however, is the broad, rolled, textured rim that makes flipping the pans to release the baked goods easy and safe. Available on Amazon; $69.99.
House-Shaped Tissue Box Cover
Pair of Himalayan Salt Lamps
There’s something so soothing about the warm glow of Himalayan salt lamps. These crystal lights will set the tone for a relaxing environment with their dim hue and healing benefits. They can be used as accent lights in the living room, in the bathroom for a spa-like experience, or in the bedroom to help you wind down. Available on Amazon; $24.99.
Digital Meat Thermometer
Give the gift of precision this holiday season with the ThermoPro TP-17 grill thermometer. It offers expensive features like dual-probe technology and two stainless steel probes that can be used to read two types of food at a time. Yet, it’s under $30! The home cook or backyard BBQer will be thrilled with their new gadget. Available on Amazon; $26.99.
Woven Wall Hanging
This dreamy, boho-chic wall hanging is handwoven by artisans in India. Made from an amalgam of brown and ivory wool, and featuring jute and cotton fibers suspended from a gold half moon, this affordable gift will look gorgeous on any wall in the house. Available on World Market; $49.99.
Touchless Soap Dispenser
This year, we could all do with more touchless products! This seemingly expensive soap dispenser will look great in a friend’s kitchen or bathroom. The automatic dispenser utilizes Infrared Sensor Technology to ensure your hand receives the perfect amount of soap every time. Available on Amazon; $24.91.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Aromatherapy isn’t just for the spa! Gift a loved one this diffuser, so they can experience the healing powers of essential oils. Using ultrasonic technology, this diffuser provides cool, dry, and fragrant mist that will calm the central nervous system and help alleviate dry sinuses. Available on Amazon; $19.99.
Picnic Blanket with Carry Handle
Touch-Sensor Color-Changing Table Lamp
Another surprisingly affordable home decor item, this cool lamp features color-changing illumination to add calming ambience to any space. The touch-activated technology allows you to swiftly select your favorite color. Available on Amazon; $17.99.
Electric Mixing Travel Mug
All aspects of life look different in 2020—and that includes Black Friday shopping. Major retailers are already offering seasonal deals and promotions in their online stores, so you can stock up on gifts for friends, family, and maybe even yourself.