My husband generally asks me every year what I would like for Christmas and then complains about the answer I give him. I am far too practical of a person to ask for jewelery or a day at the spa. I like to get presents on my birthday and holidays that will make my life easier running the house, but that I wouldn’t spend the money on any other time of the year. If you have a practical gal in your life, who would surely appreciate a present that will help make her day to day life at home a little bit easier, this article is for you.
Surprise Her with a Convection Oven.
This is on my list to Santa this year. A convection oven can cook a variety of meals in a fraction of the time. You can roast, warm and broil in one unit, while reducing the amount of electricity used and the time it takes to prepare separate components of one meal. Convection ovens range in price from one hundred and fifty dollars to over three hundred, depending on the size and number of functions it can perform. If your special lady cooks most days of the year and still has to be flexible to the schedule of the other family members, this gift can definitely make her life a bit easier.
Treat Her to New Pots and Pans.
Up until last year, I was cooking for a family of four on pots and pans that I inherited from other people and the few pieces I purchased individually over the years. I did not have lids that matched the size of the pots, nor did I have a variety of sizes to accommodate a wide variety of dishes or many that had the non stick feature. I truly couldn’t take it one more day and asked my husband to give me a set of pots for Christmas. I couldn’t be more thrilled my set of new cookware. If the lady of your house is cooking on a mash of pots and pans, I guarantee she will be just as thrilled as I was with a nice set of cookware that have matching lids and are all non stick. You can spend between one hundred dollars and several hundred dollars on this gift, depending on her specific needs and what she intends to use it for.
Make Vacuuming More Efficient with a Vacuum Designed for Pet Hair.
Do you share your home with a bunch of furry friends? Is pet hair a constant issue in your house? Make your lady’s life a bit easier and save her some time with a gift of a vacuum that is designed to remove pet hair and dander. These appliances have a variety of tools that help to remove pet hair from furniture, curtains and carpeting. The basic mechanics of these appliances contain the dust and particles that pet hair and dander create, keeping it from getting kicked up and back into the air of the home. She will love the fact that more of the grit and grime of daily life is getting removed with this vacuum. Expect to pay about two or three hundred dollars for this gift, but the price is well worth it.
Stuff Her Stocking with a Gift Card to a Home Goods Store.
Only she really knows what appliances or gadgets will truly make her life as a homemaker a bit less stressful. Spend the cash you would have put towards a new bauble or a message and facial and purchase her a gift card instead. After the craziness of the holidays are over, she can think about what she really wants or needs and purchase those items herself.
Give the Lady a Much Deserved Day Off.
If you really want to make the holiday special for the lady of your house, give her an entire day off. Cook the kids breakfast, clean the house, serve her lunch and then take the entire family out to dinner. Throw in a few loads of laundry and you will surely give her a day to remember. She works hard each and every day and could certainly benefit from a day to just relax and rejuvenate. Not only will you give her a chance to recharge her batteries, you will let her know that you truly appreciate all she does each and every day of the year.