'Tis The Season
The holidays are a time for giving, but 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!
1. Indoor/Outdoor 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 v3 offers quality livestream footage straight to your smartphone. You’ll even get 14 days of saved videos for free, plus no monthly fees or required subscription.
2. Zen Teacups
You never know what you’ll find at Etsy. Everything feels unique and handpicked, just like this handmade ceramic teacup. Featuring icy blue crackled glaze and a textured koi fish painting, it’s worthy of display on any open shelf.
3. Color-Changing Lighted Showerhead
Anything high-tech in the bathroom screams boujee. This color-changing lighted showerhead will do just the trick to elevate the shower. It’s the perfect, affordable gift for a friend who loves long showers.
4. Pro-Quality Bakeware Set
Any budding baker (or veteran patissier, for that matter!) will jump for joy when you gift them this Saveur Selects Loaf and Muffin Pan Bakeware Set. The price is especially nice considering that the set includes two high-quality pieces—each 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.
5. House-Shaped Tissue Box Cover
Small decor upgrades can go a long way in the home. For the friend that has it all, gift them an unexpected facelift for their tissue box. This fun house-shaped design makes it look like the tissue is a cloud of smoke coming out of a tiny chimney stack!
6. 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 calming vibe. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Touchless Soap Dispenser
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.
10. Essential Oil Diffuser
Aromatherapy isn’t just for the spa! Gift a loved one this diffuser, so they can create the ultimate relaxation experience at home. Using ultrasonic technology, this diffuser adds fragrance while gently humidifying the air. It can help to alleviate stress and aid sleep during the driest winter days.
11. Picnic Blanket with Carry Handle
Picnic in style with this chic blanket featuring a gray and black checkered design and PU leather handle. The high-quality blanket will elevate any outdoor experience, whether you’re camping, hiking, at a sporting event, or enjoying a romantic picnic.
12. 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.
13. Electric Mixing Travel Mug
Upgrade your busy friend’s travel gear with this rechargeable mixing to-go tumbler. Under $30, this mixer cup is a stylish and functional way to make protein drinks, fruit smoothies, and more on the go!
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!