If home is where the heart is, then giving a gift to you home is like gifting your heart…right?
With that said, Christmas is around the corner and, like the rest of America, you’re too busy scooping up the big deals instead of actually buying gifts. Our own employees are guilty of this as well. Some got a banana holder and a slightly scratched Wilson Phillips CD…Who does that?
So after years of forgetting that it’s Christmas and not knowing what to get the aunt and uncle you see about once a year, we have compiled a list of the best last minute gifts to get people that improve their home.
1) A lazy Susan
This gift is great for those big families where you don’t want to buy all 4 kids a gift card to Toys R’ Us. It’s even greater if a member of that family is named Susan. There’s definitely a joke in there somewhere that at least one father will make.
2) A wine rack
What’s cheaper than the 10 year old bottle of zinfandel that the hosts won’t drink for another 10 years? You guessed it! A rack to hold that bottle.
3) A coat rack
The best part of this last minute gift is watching someone trying to wrap a coat rack. These novelty items are a forgotten treasure. Have you seen a coat rack in real life and not just in a family sitcom? Get this and your friends will thank you for not throwing your dirty jacket all over their white couch.
4) A waffle iron
Think about that for a second. It’s easy to buy, it’s quick to set up, and you get to have waffles later that day. But if you friend doesn’t like waffles, then they shouldn’t really be your friend in the first place.
5) A house cleaning
Nothing says “Hey, the mess in your home makes me uncomfortable.” like buying a house cleaning. This gift is perfect for your child who has moved out to the city and lives in a tiny apartment with 4 other people.
These gifts are not only thoughtful, but they’re also affordable. When you buy something that improves a home, it’s a gift for the whole family! So don’t forget to grab your ugly sweater, fire up the yule log, and spend the holidays with your favorite people.