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Great Gift Ideas for the Household (Reader Favorites!) – Corporette.com


Readers had a very busy comment thread a few weeks ago about their favorite household items they’ve bought this year, and because most would make great holiday gifts, we’re rounding them up today! (By far, kitchen items were the most frequently mentioned, which isn’t surprising since we’ve all been spending more time at home than usual…)

Note that readers generally didn’t provide links to specific products, so for general item suggestions, we’re featuring popular and well-reviewed options below.

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Pictured clockwise from top left: light green mini-waffle maker / Roomba / dark blue egg cooker / AirPods / Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Great Gift Ideas for the Household in 2021

Kitchen & Dining

Espresso machine (Breville, $999.95; Mr. Coffee, $199.99)

Pressure cooker (Instant Pot 10-in-1, $79.95 on sale) (Kat’s Instant Pot review)

Air fryer (Ninja, $99.99) (April’s Ninja review; my Cuisinart review)

Dash Rapid Egg Cooker ($16.99)

French press (Bodum, $19.99)

Milk frother (PowerLix, $14.95)

Silicone turner (Oxo, $12.95); silicone spatula (Oxo, set of 3, $20.99)

“Cute plastic wine glasses for outdoor meetups” (Lily’s, $29.95)

Electric kettle (very popular suggestion!) (Hamilton Beach, $29.99)

Knife Aid knife-sharpening gift card

Silicone dish drying mat (U-Taste, $19.99)

Nut Pods coffee creamer (sugar-free, dairy-free) (3-pack, $14.95)

Swedish dishcloths (Swedish Wholesale, 10-pack, $18.95)

Simple Modern insulated tumbler ($16.99)

Plate warmer (Waterbridge, $49.99)

Bagel guillotine (Hoan, $26.99)

Dash waffle maker ($17.99 and up)

{related: the best cookware and kitchen appliances for busy women}

Home Decor

Diptyque candles ($38 and up)

Reed oil diffuser (lots to choose from at Nordstrom)

“Original and interesting artwork” (check out our post on 7 great places to get art)

Wool rug for under WFH station (Garnet Hill, $349 and up; West Elm, $94.99 and up, clearance)

Electronics & Gadgets

Robot vacuum (very popular suggestion!) (Roomba, $179)

Extra-long iPhone charging cord (vCharged, 12 ft., $16.99 — I just bought this one!)

Apple AirPods (3rd generation, $169.99)

Smart / Wi-Fi enabled heater (to turn before you wake up!) (Heat Storm, $76.72)

Blue-light-blocking book light (Amber Light+, $14.99)

Sunrise alarm clock (JALL, $45.98) (Kat’s review of another sunrise clock)

General Household Items

Cordless vacuum (Kenmore, $149.99; Tineco, $249.99)

Dropps laundry & dishwasher pods (compostable packaging!)

Reusable shopping bags (BAGGU)

SLS-free hand soap (Dr. Bronner’s Sugar Soap, Alaffia)

Norwex (available online & through home parties)

{related: small purchases that make you happy}

Beauty & Accessories

zeroUV polarized sunglasses

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer ($35.99 and up)

Clinique Chubby Lip Balm (here’s Kat’s review) (on sale for $16.15 and up)

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey (in our Office Beauty Hall of Fame!) ($20)

{related: beauty empties: which products do you finish and then buy again?}

Fitness

Spin bike (The Original Peloton Bike is currently shipping in 1–2 weeks; models are $1,495 and up)

Bike (check out our posts on biking to work)

Racquetball equipment

Readers, do tell: Which of your favorites are already on this list? What other household purchases have you loved this year?





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