(BPT) - With the holiday season in full swing, many people are heading to a local department store, or their favorite website, to tick off their holiday shopping lists. While some gifts are fun for the instant gratification they provide, it is nice to give goods that can be enjoyed for months, and years, to come.
If you’re looking to impress this year, here are eight gift ideas your loved ones will be able to enjoy all year long.
Whole-home connectivity: Do you have a friend who is always complaining about their home internet? Tired of playing tech support for your family? Check out the eero Home WiFi System. Eero replaces your router with a series of sleek-looking devices that ensure every room has fast and reliable WiFi. The eero system is easy to set up and will keep your household connected all year long. Plus, it’s a great gift to ensure all those shiny new gadgets — from gaming consoles to smartphones to Apple TVs — function properly throughout the home. You may want to pick up a system for yourself, while you’re at it.
A reason to say cheers: For anyone who enjoys unique kitchen items or barware, North Drinkware’s glasses make a great gift. Their nature-themed tumblers and pint glasses are hand blown in the U.S., and the base of each glass has the imprint of an iconic U.S. mountain. The glasses are made with care, each requiring 30 steps and two days to produce. It’s almost like drinking out of a piece of art.
Printable memories: The popular '70s point-shoot-and-print camera trend is back. But instead of lugging around a brick of a camera, companies like Fujifilm have reimagined the original Polaroid. Check out the Instax Mini 70. It’s lightweight and comes in a variety of colors to match any personality. It’s a fun gift for people of all ages who want to capture real-time moments, all year long.
Charging on-the-go: For that friend who struggles to keep their phone charged, a portable battery pack is a great stocking stuffer. The Anker 20000 is a great portable charger. It’s slightly larger than a smartphone yet can recharge an iPhone 7 nearly seven times. It has two USB plugs so you’re able to charge multiple devices at once, and can be easily slipped into a pocket or bag for charging on-the-go. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving.
An upgraded little black book: Whether used for a shopping list, sketchbook, journal or diary, it’s nice to have a beautiful notebook to carry around with you. Rifle Paper Company produces ornately designed paper goods, among them, compact notebooks. The Birch Notebook Set comes with two, 64-page richly colored books. Each 6-by-8 notebook features metallic gold foil accents and a lay-flat binding for easy writing or sketching.
No-stress weeknight meals: Practicality meets fun with Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a meal kit delivery service that’ll save you time and answer the dreaded weeknight question, “What’s for dinner?” A $60 gift card covers a one-week meal plan for two people. Fresh, pre-portioned ingredients will be delivered to the recipient's door and meals are ready in less than an hour — perfect for a work or school night. Blue Apron also makes a great gift for people learning how to cook because each recipe comes with simple, step-by-step instructions.
A little slice of luxury: For a gift that’ll greet you with open arms, consider a Parachute bathrobe. Spun from 100 percent Turkish cotton, Parachute’s bathrobes give you the ultimate spa-like experience in your own home. The robes are plush and absorbent, and are the perfect little luxury after a long day.
Peace of mind: It’s hard to put a price tag on feeling safe and secure at home. Why not give that priceless feeling as a gift this holiday season? The Ring Spotlight Cam has got you covered. It’s a wire-free HD security camera that lets you see, hear and speak to anyone on your property from your smartphone or computer. It makes greeting guests, the delivery person or not-so-savory individuals quick and easy. Gift it with an eero WiFi System to ensure every corner of your home is connected and secure.