Santa’s Just Around the Corner. Make Sure You Know What to Ask For.
It’s fair to say that this holiday gift-giving season is going to be a little different from what we’re used to. With travel limited, social gatherings discouraged and masks inhibiting our every move, it’s best to make plans closer to home.
Explore your region, your city, hell even your own backyard… and get some mileage out of these perfect gifts for this imperfect holiday season.
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With that in place, let’s get to the first gift in the list.
No Bounds Outdoor Speaker
Every holiday needs a soundtrack, whether you’re belting out Justin Bieber’s Lonely, or hoping your neighbours don’t mind you playing Savage Love for the 10th time that day, you’ll need a handy little device to do that on.
This outdoor speaker is a holiday must-have, and it’s available on Amazon for $58.78. This Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and dust-proof, so you can take it to the beach and out camping.
But if you’re staying home, that’s fine too. Blow up your watermelon floatie, make a cocktail and put Meghan Trainer’s, I’ll be home for Christmas on repeat.
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Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine
Coffee snob or not, this portable espresso machine will have you determined to book a hike or camping trip with friends, just so you can show off your nifty minipresso by Wacaco.
For $49.90, this little gadget brews espresso on the run, and the best part is that it doesn’t require batteries or electricity. You can use any brand of beans or roast, all you need to do is add your favourite to the Minipresso, apply pressure to level it out and add your hot water. Unlock the piston, and voila, out comes your steaming hot espresso.
It’s small, light and easy to clean. It’s the kind of gift you’ll buy for someone else and replace it because you’re going to keep it for yourself!
Transportation is often a huge problem in most cities, and electric skateboards are a great way to get around cost effectively, speedily and helps you avoid the crowds!
There are several great options available, ranging in speeds from as little as 7mph up to an eye-watering 70 mph. Aluxers, before you go out and purchase an electric skateboard, we suggest checking in with the local rules and regulations regarding using these boards.
The seriously fast ones are not street legal, like the NGV Nextboard which costs $2,995.00
For a more affordable option, we suggest something like the Ownboard C1S (35.4″) – Electric Skateboard which retails for $279, is 5-star rated, tons of fun and much less chance of bailing!
Oculus Quest 2
Before we recommend this product, do note, you must have an active Facebook account to use it. Right, so now that that’s out the way, we can tell you that the Oculus Quest 2 is one of the most compelling virtual reality headsets on the market.
You’re spoilt with plenty of apps and services, excellent display, powerful internals and it’s not the most expensive, which is a real bonus!
The Oculus Quest 2 has also introduced App Gifting and Casting, where you can purchase games and experiences through the Oculus store which you can gift to your family during the holiday season! It’s the gift that just keeps giving.
Phonesoap 3 Uv Cell Phone Sanitizer and Dual Universal Cell Phone Charger
Aluxers, what if we told you that your phone currently holds 25,000 bacteria per square inch? That’s filthier than doorknobs, your dog’s food bowl and the kitchen counter!
Bet you want to clean your phone thoroughly now, but bacteria wipes are not 100% efficient.
You and your family need this gift, which is perfect for these crazy Covid times. The UV-C lightbox kills all germs and bacteria, and it charges your phone while it’s cleaning it.
For $80 – this is a gift that will be appreciated by anyone who receives it.
Meco Rechargeable Mini Vacuum
We mentioned how filthy your phone is, but have you ever thought about your keyboard? Apparently, it’s 20,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat. Ouch!
Aluxers, we want you and your family to remain healthy, and keeping a clean keyboard is the way forward, especially during the pandemic.
Use a slightly damp microfibre cloth to clean the keys and team it up with this $30 mini vacuum and say goodbye to cookie crumbs, rice crispies and crisp bits. You’ll be the family hero with this one!
Console wars are underway with the release of the new Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. We’re opting for the PS5 which was released on the 12th of November 2020.
The pre-orders for the console sold out and there’s been reports that bot armies are accumulating thousands of consoles. A cursory glance on eBay will affirm those reports, as consoles were on sale for more than double their retail price.
Aluxers, resist the urge to buy through these scalpels and just be patient for new stock to be released. It’s totally worth the wait.
Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden
It’s now time to buy a gift for a foodie, and we love this indoor vegetable garden that self-waters. Because, let’s be honest, when it’s holidays and you’re being festive with your eggnog, Boney M and tinsel, the plants tend to take a back seat.
The beauty of this product is that you can have fresh veggies, herbs or fruits wherever you live, and even if you don’t have a green thumb, something green will pop up!
Smart Yoga Mat
From foodies, to yogis, the smart yoga mat is there to tell you off when you’re slacking during your yoga session. No, we’re kidding, it’s there to help you through your routines, and makes sure you’re not hurting yourself in the process.
It’s $89.95 and will have you doing the cobra with ease, sun salutations with grace and the downward dog with flair.
The mat also features a non-slip bottom and easy roll-up technology.
Grovemade Wood Laptop Stand
Aluxers, the way your computer is set up can either make or break you physically. Physiotherapists worldwide are cashing in because most people do not have their computers set up ergonomically.
This leads to bad posture, stiff necks, weak wrists, lower back pain… and we can go on. This Grovemade Wood laptop stand is the first step in the right direction. So, instead of spending your money on another physio appointment, invest in this laptop stand and you’ll never have to see your physio again.
Which of these gifts would you most like to receive this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below.