As someone who works from home and spends a lot of time in my house — I LOVE receiving clever (and useful) home gifts. If you know someone who recently moved into a new house or someone who appreciates owning one-of-a-kind items… then you’ve come to the right place to find something special for them this year! I own most of these items myself and I know that your friends and family members are going to enjoy them too!
Cool Household Products
We love gadgets! We review new household products and handy gadgets for the home -- to help you decide if it's something that you might like for your own home. From comfy cool chairs and fancy new toilet features to touchless trash cans and fogless shower mirrors -- we give you all the pros & cons before you buy.
I’ve used essential oil diffusers for years. I used to use the plastic kind (aka ultrasonic diffusers), but I’ve learned that a nebulizing diffuser is SO much better – because the scent fills the room quickly, you get the benefits of aromatherapy right away, and it looks beautiful! Here’s a point-by-point comparison, and my experience using glass nebulizing diffusers vs. plastic ultrasonic diffusers.
Got any used drum sets sitting around? See how I turned a 4-piece drum set into a fun light fixture! (Much better than standard LED drum lights.) My repurposed drum set tutorial…
Honestly, I’ve never been diligent about using reusable shopping bags — because most are just too small. And you still have to carry a ton of bags from the shopping cart to your car… then again from your car to your kitchen. But since I’ve had these 4 large Lotus Trolley Bags, I use them all the time! Grocery shopping has never been easier. Here’s why I like the Lotus reusable shopping cart bags so much…
Honestly, I wasn’t sure this Sumo bean bag chair would meet my needs as well as it has — but I’ve fallen in love with it! Here’s everything you need to know about this oversized bean bag chair before you buy one for yourself or as a gift. See the pros & cons and who I think will enjoy it the most.
I’ve always wanted a bidet toilet… I finally got one. Hubby installed the DIY Superior Bidet attachment, and our rear ends have never been cleaner! To help you decide if a bathroom bidet makes sense for your family, read through my list of pros & cons of an add-on bidet first.
Poo Pouri is a GREAT poop spray! I’ll never buy traditional bathroom sprays again – because it’s so much more effective to use a toilet spray than an aerosol bathroom deodorizer. Here’s how to combine essential oIls & water to make your own homemade Poo Pourri recipe. The original Poopouri before you go toilet spray makes a great gift, but this homemade poo spray is what I keep in each of the bathrooms in my home.
We received the most wonderful housewarming gift for our new home: the Ring Video Doorbell. See what I like best about the Ring WiFi Doorbell in my Ring Video Doorbell review…
Scrub Daddy makes 2 sponge holders that fit their smiley face sponges known as Scrub Daddy and Scrub Mommy. Both the Scrub Daddy Caddy and the Scrub Daddy Sponge Caddy will keep your Scrub Daddies and Mommies out of the way — but still close at hand in the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower. This type of sponge holder also helps the smiley face sponge air-dry faster. I keep one in my shower and one in my kitchen sink.
The Scrub Daddy sponge, a popular kitchen scrubber, gets SOFT in hot water and HARD in cold water. Plus it doesn’t hold onto food & odors. Lots of fun uses here!
I’ve been gardening for years and couldn’t survive without these 7 handy garden tools. Here’s what they are & what they cost. Info every beginning gardener needs!
Have you seen the new Scrub Mommy sponges? They’re nice because they’re soft on one side and scrubby like a Scrub Daddy smiley face sponge on the other side
I tried 3 chemical-free cleaning products: A Dishwasher Disk and Laundry Balls that each use bio ceramic cleaning beads instead of harsh detergents. Also, scented dryer balls.
I like decorating with metal wall art. Metal is so rustic… and bold… and adds another dimension to home decorating. It’s not flat and 2-dimensional like most other aspects of art and home decor. Metal is 3-dimensional and adds a solid, timeless feel to the space. Here are some of my favorite metal wall art pieces.
Dust spray is the best way to control dust and allergens inside your home. There are many dust sprays; some work better than others. Choosing the right dust control spray is key to having a home that remains dust free longer without a sticky residue or waxy build-up which actually just attracts more dust. Here are the top 4 dust control sprays.
Doorstops are easy to make. Here are photos of all the different door stops I’ve made, plus a few unique things that fit perfectly under doors and make great doorstops! Also, photos of the most unique door stops you can buy.
If you’re like me, then making sure that all pictures hang straight on the wall is a huge deal. I hate it when I hang pictures only to spend forever adjusting and re-adjusting them in an attempt to get them all to hang just right. Here are all the best picture hanging tips to get things right the very first time you hang pictures or artwork on your walls.
If you’re tired of climbing a ladder to clean gutters, here are a variety of other tools and products that will make cleaning your gutters easier than ever before!
There are 2 big reasons that most fogless shower mirrors fail:1) They don’t stay on the wall for long; 2) They don’t remain fog free for long. The ToiletTree Fogless Mirror addresses both of those concerns. As a result, it stays fog free… AND it stays on the wall!
We have a stainless steel 13-gallon touchless trash can with motion-sensor that I absolutely love. But I spotted this one the other day, and I think it may be even better… it’s got 2 bins!
Most power strip surge protectors provide the minimum level of protection for everyday household items. But is that really enough protection for your home electronics and appliances? Are power strips the best way to protect your things from lightning strikes and sudden jolts of electricity? The fact is, you might want to consider a whole house surge protector. Here’s why.
Want to see some more examples regarding the ‘magic’ of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers?… Here are a few more ways that I’ve used Magic Erasers in our home and how I continue to be amazed by these low-tech gadgets.
Here are the most unusual and yet practical gifts and household items that I spotted on HGTV after watching ‘I Want That’. Maybe you’ll find something FUN… or just get ideas…
These small square plates have a handled that’s molded out of the same thick plate-material that Corning uses in their best products. I’m not crazy about the thinner Corningware plates and dishes.