Don’t Want to Give the Same Old Gift — Then Don’t

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How many times have you given the same old gifts? The Amazon gift card? Everyone loves those, but they are expected. Or do you give a shirt and tie to dad every year? When I was a teenager, I gave my dad a shirt that he totally loved. But I saw that shirt sitting in his closet, not worn. The next year, I took the shirt out of his closet and gave him the same shirt — again — and repeated the process for the next three years.

Dad absolutely loved the shirt every single time! The next year I drove to a neighboring town that was known for pinenuts and purchased him one and a half pounds of pinenuts. (Now, you can buy pinenuts and many other interesting things at Trader Joe’s, but I digress.)

The point is: don’t give the same old gift this year. “Think outside the box” is a worn-out phrase, but you catch the meaning. Don’t give the same old gift this year.

1. Nanoleaf Smart Backlit LED Light Bars

Nanoleaf is having some pretty good sales right now. You will want to hop on the site and see some configurations that you’d love to see in your home. The Nanoleaf has beautiful smart bulbs in dozens or more colors and lighted bars to line your walls (or run a line under your cabinets or bar). Upgrade a space in your life to bring in the new year.

2. Eva Solo SmartMat by Cribsi

This smart and decorative trivet doubles as a stand for mobile phones and tablets, so you can easily follow a recipe online, read the news, or watch TV. When the food is ready for serving, use the Eva Solo SmartMat as a table mat for a hot saucepan or dish.

SmartMat is designed for use with most tablets and mobile phones. It features different-sized grooves at various angles so that you can place your phone or tablet exactly as you want.

3. Zum Hand Soap and Mist by Indigo Wild

4. Dental Whitening by Luster Premium White

UP TO 7X FASTER: Than all major whitening kits. You get visibly whiter teeth in just 30 minutes. The Luster Premium White Pearl Infused Pro Light Dental Whitening System is 7x faster than other teeth-whitening led light systems. Includes Pro Light, Serum, Rinse, and Pearl Infused Mint Whitening Toothpaste.

6 SHADES WHITER IN 3 DAYS: Our teeth whitening light system includes our one-of-a-kind patented whitening serum that helps to make your teeth 6 shades whiter in just three days.

5. Halo Collar Virtual Fence for Your Dog

Up to 20 Hours Dog Collar Battery Life. An improved battery means less time charging and more time exploring. An improved battery means less time charging and more time exploring. Enhanced Built-in GPS. 50% more coverage, so you can experience the best possible GPS performance for your dog collar and accuracy to keep your dogs safely where you want them. This is a Halo Smart Fence. All seen from your phone.

6. Eli and Elm Weighted Comforter

Thousands of micro glass beads are evenly distributed throughout the comforter to achieve the right amount of weight for a calming and relaxing night’s sleep. I have to throw in one more pitch here. I love this wonderful weighted blanket — and wouldn’t be without it — I even travel with it. But I really love the wonderful Eli and Elm pillow. It’s for side sleepers and my favorite!

7. Susan’s own CBD Muscle Balm

“Treat problem areas in a flash with Susan’s Own CBD Muscle Balm — a fast-acting muscle balm. Simply rub the retractable stick onto the surface of any muscle, joint, or area where you’re experiencing pain. The 3,000mg Full Spectrum CBD will immediately go to work, relieving and relaxing without leaving behind a greasy mess. Our balm is designed to be stronger and penetrates deeper than other balms on the market.” I have fluid around my shoulder blades, and this balm makes it so I can sleep.

8. Gurunanda Essential Oil Set With Storage Box

“You love essential oils, so why should you have to choose between single notes and blends? The Top 12 Essential Oils Set conveniently bundles our top single note and blends in a Wooden Keepsake Box. Despite their accessible price point, the essential oils are always 100% pure, natural, and sustainably harvested from the best farms the world over.” A really thoughtful gift.

9. Riemot Snow Boots

“With a cozy lining, the waterproof and slip-resistant winter boot will keep you warm and dry all season long. Wear the snow boots for a trendy update to your casual cold-weather style!” I purchased the black boots last year, but this mulberry color is incredible, and I found a coat that matches these boots. These boots are lightweight and have good traction.

10. Lynn Liana Baguette Acacia Boards

I had to include at least two shapes of this lovely board. A great gift for housewarmings, weddings, or maybe just a treat for yourself. Serve your favorite snacks for a girl’s night in, a date night with your spouse, or use the board to show off a favorite dish for a get-together with friends.

The baguette board (I call it a charcuterie board) is perfect for serving sushi, baguettes, bruschetta, kebabs, and anything you can dream up for dinner or a party. Great mom or friend gift — or be the first to create a beautiful spread with the charcuterie board you buy for yourself.

11. Coalatree Camper Hooded Men’s Jacket

With long-lasting insulation that keeps its warmth even when wet, six pockets for gloves, headphones, passports, and more, and an internal stuff pocket that instantly turns the jacket into an on-the-go travel pillow, the Coalatree Camper Hooded Jacket is the perfect layer for all your travel and outdoor adventures.

DuPont Comfort Max Fiberfill is a perfect multi-layer padding for low temperatures, with resistance up to 20 º F. Manufactured using the latest technology of carding, it provides 4-5 times more insulation than other similar fibers.

12. Link My Pet GPS Tracking For Pet

With the Link smart dog collar and smartphone app, everything you need for a happy and healthy BFF is contained in one easy-to-navigate pet connect ecosystem. Ensure you never miss a moment with your BFF by joining Link’s community of pet parents.

Instantly access your dog’s exact location with GPS tracking, record daily activity goals and adventures, learn good behaviors with training controls, manage vet records and reminders, light the night with the LED flashlight, and so much more — all from the palm of your hand in Link’s easy-to-navigate app.

13. Aquasonic Wireless Charging Electric ToothBrush

Modern Technology For A Healthier Smile – Each Duo toothbrush bring your oral health routine into modern times with its built-in enhanced features. Super fast wireless charging, three distinct brushing modes, and a smart vibrating notification timer are some of the enhanced features built into the sleek and ergonomic waterproof black and white satin handles. Convenient and easy to use for travel. 10 extra brush heads included.

14. Wildwood Hamburger Grilling Gift Set

You will want to hop on the Wildwood site or the Amazon site that sells this perfect gift. This is everything you would ever need to have an amazing burger. OVER A $75 VALUE: Contains smoker box, burger press, grill scraper, seasonings, and smoking chips. Great gift box, great for stuffed burgers. Has a burger press in this gift set makes stuffed burgers a breeze. Add cheese, jalapenos, and mushrooms. FOOD SAFE: Our grilling planks, smoking chips, and burger seasoning are all made in certified, food-safe facilities. USA COMPANY: Wildwood Grilling is located in beautiful northern Idaho. Thank you for supporting local businesses.

15. Familink — 4G Photo Frame

16. Meatcrafters “The Oinkless Bundle” Sausage & Charcuterie Variety Box

I do have to say that I had a gigantic chuckle over the name “oinkless bundle,” but you know exactly what you are getting, and it’s easy to find. OINKLESS BUNDLE INCLUDES: One pack of the following sausages (Pork free): Chicken Apple, Chicken Basil, Chicken Thai, Chicken Manganero, Rosemary Lamb, Lamb Mediterranean, Fennel & Mint Merguez, Lamb & Beef Merguez. This bundle also includes one pack of Sliced Duck Breast Prosciutto and one pack of Sliced Bresaola. You’ll receive ten total items. ALL NATURAL MEAT: All of our products are made only with meats raised on an all-vegetarian diet and without antibiotics or growth hormones. Someone in our office purchased this bundle for us and it truly is unique and yummy!

17. Putt-A-Bout Golf Putting Mat, 3 x 11-Feet, Green

18. Wildwood Grilling – 5×11 6 Grilling Plank Variety Pack

SIX Flavor Variety Pack — We include 6 wooden planks, each with a different flavor for all of your grilling and smoking needs! You will receive a sampling of Western Cedar, Alder, Hickory, Cherry, Maple, and Red Oak wooden planks in addition to a free e-book with some of our favorite recipes! Like what you taste? We also offer our grilling planks in bulk packages! This is an excellent choice for any meal.

19. Neabot NoMo Q11 3-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

The Christmas sales ends on Dec 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm PST. Everything you need is in stock and ready to ship for your loved one who needs a little extra help. This vac has AI intelligent obstacle avoidance and anti-drop design (so it won’t fall down your stairs). It has excellent obstacle-crossing ability and a hidden dToF laser for the same navigation tech that self-driving cars have. The vac can learn to drive your whole home. A slim body easily fits under your furniture. Large capacity and self-emptying dustbin.

20. Mitchell Acoustics is dedicated to providing the BEST; Acoustical Tile

You will want to hop on the Mitchell Acoustics site and check out each one of the above pics. You will not believe the variety of types of acoustical help you can get from this site. There are so many uses for you and your family and office. Privacy (and quiet) for office phone calls, soundproofing the baby’s room, keeping your home theatre sounds quiet, and more. From the website: Mitchell Acoustics is dedicated to providing the best Acoustical Tile or Panel Ceiling, Linear Metal Ceiling, Specialty Metal Ceiling, Decorative Ceiling, Security Ceiling, Acoustical Wood Ceiling, Fabric Wrapped or Fixed Sound-Absorptive Wall Panels, Stretch Fabric Wall Systems, and Custom Ceiling Transitions.

Featured Image Credit: Photo by Nicole Michalou; Pexels; Thank you!

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