Tested and rechecked 100 times already: those who give joy to others feel more confident and happier. And to give gifts for Christmas - God himself ordered. You will see that the bursting of pride in the breadth of your own soul will knock you off your feet more convincingly than a champagne cork.
What to give mom for Christmas
Mom is the most important person in life, congratulate her first. Choose gifts for Christmas that bring warmth, comfort and coziness. In our selection, just like that.
The aroma diffuser creates a cozy atmosphere in the house and humidifies the air. It is arranged simply:
- water mixed with aromatic essential oils is poured into the tank;
- using ultrasound, the device sprays aromatic steam;
- when the container is empty, the device automatically turns off.
The room is filled with an unobtrusive aroma, and the healing properties of the oils do a good deed:
- tangerine will relieve fatigue,
- eucalyptus oil relieves cold symptoms,
- vanilla promotes sound sleep.
For optimal humidification, choose the size of the diffuser based on the size of the room. The larger it is, the more spacious the device is.
It is good to while away winter evenings, wrapped in a warm blanket and indulging in fragrant tea. It's even better if the blanket is made from 100% wool or cashmere. It warms up sore joints and even improves blood circulation. It is not troublesome to look after it, wool does not need frequent washing. But it is prickly, and you have to put up with it.
- Cashmere blankets are as delicate as children's hands. But they require a gentle wash to keep them soft.
- Acrylics heat no worse than wool. They are incredibly luxurious and pleasant to the touch. Soft fabric has thick fleece on both sides. Usually, after the first wash, the product "shrinks" slightly, but then it remains fluffy for years and does not fade. It is impossible to sweat under such a blanket. It perfectly absorbs and wicks moisture away.
- Delicate cotton is inferior in terms of warming qualities, but it is cozy in it, like in a cloud. He "breathes", there is no park under him.
Form for decorating dishes
Mom's food is the tastiest. And now there will be also the most beautiful one. Unless, of course, you don’t skimp on special forms for salads. Cooking rings with adjustable clip make it easy to prepare and serve snacks and desserts. Even an ordinary vinaigrette will look like it would be served in an expensive restaurant. And there is no need to talk about other snacks. Look!
What to give your husband for Christmas
He doesn't have to give him a cologne or a gym membership. Although the second option is not a bad idea, do you think? Perhaps, it should not be swept aside.
Fitness watch or fitness bracelet
If the husband decides to go to the gym, a fitness bracelet will become an additional motivator for him.
- The heart rate monitor will tell you when to step up or slow down during your workout.
- The pedometer counts your steps and calories burned.
- Sleep monitoring function will wake up at optimal sleep phase. Then the ascent will be easy, and the morning will be good.
For the device to work as expected, it must fit snugly against the body. Choose the adjustable strap and the right size. The most practical is hypoallergenic rubber: it is wearable and for the price it is normal.
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Gloves for touchscreen phones
In the cold, hands are hooks. Think twice about getting them out of your pockets when the phone rings. There are two options:
- freak out why my husband doesn't pick up the phone,
- or give him touchscreen gloves for Christmas.
Woolen warm. Fleece wicks better. Leather ones successfully complement the business style. In general, choose. Here we are not a decree for you.
Car air purifier
An air purifier for a car is a useful thing.This device generates beneficial negative ions, purifies the air and captures unpleasant odors.
- For allergy sufferers, take a cleaner with a HEPA filter. It will destroy even a hint of pollen and hair.
- Ionization is useful in a smoky salon.
- Aromatization is sometimes life-saving. For example, coffee aroma or citrus scent relieve drowsiness while driving.
Of course, it's risky to give this for Christmas. When you choose a car device as a gift to your husband, you automatically step on a terra incognita (unknown land). And then how lucky: either pan or disappear.
What to give your wife for Christmas
You probably already managed to give your beloved a bunch of trinkets for a reason and without a reason. But every woman secretly and clearly dreams that you will give her something special. Trust us, we know what exactly. Take our clues.
Observant jewelers have long found a solution to what to present for Christmas. Collections of gold and silver jewelry are always a shot at the top ten. No girl can resist the alluring glow of precious metals and precious stones. Your task is to decide what kind of product you want to present.
We give a hint: silver and white gold will sparkle on tanned skin, and yellow metal will play on snow white.
- For blondes, choose stones of delicate colors - pearls, moonstone, topaz.
- Redheads are set off by shades of green and purple - emerald, tourmaline and amethyst.
- Warm stones are suitable for brunettes - pomegranate, yellow sapphire, chrysolite.
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For lovers of reading, the best gift is not just a book, but an electronic book. It accommodates a library for 10-15 thousand books. In the arsenal of a good reader - 8 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB. Built-in Wi-Fi and services Dropbox, Books by e-mail and PocketBook allow you to instantly transfer content to your device without connecting to a PC.
The main feature of the electronic device is a screen with E-Ink technology and a resolution of 800x600 pixels. This display is similar to paper. Light backgrounds and contrasting black text don't tire your eyes. You can read even on the beach, the sun does not dazzle.
Take a look at the models that support several formats - JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF. A powerful processor is a must, it provides smooth page turning and responsiveness of any application. Built-in dictionaries must be a priori. They are indispensable when reading foreign literature.
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Geyser coffee maker
If without coffee in the morning your loved one resembles a character from The Walking Dead, give her a coffee maker!
In the geyser, a drink of exceptional richness and aroma is obtained. And she brews healing teas from chamomile and rose hips just as well.
See how to brew coffee in a geyser coffee maker
What to give your sister for Christmas
Don't be stingy for your sister. Give gifts with all your heart, because an iron rule works in relationships with loved ones: let your bread run through the waters and it will return to you with butter.
This is not a trivial gift at all. The original photo frame with the author's design will give in to the mimicry. And it will give positive emotions from the most unforgettable, interesting and romantic moments. Choose a handmade product with an author's design for your little sister. This is not often seen, creativity is in the price.
What will brighten up a dull dank morning while getting to work? Just a sip of hot coffee or tea from a cute thermo mug. Tea is like healing: drank - cheered up. And there the day was set, because the Universe itself favors a good mood.
And on weekends, walking in the park, you can sip warm mulled wine from a thermo mug. Or enjoy herbal tea wrapped in a blanket. The most unkillable stainless steel mugs. But plastic is lighter. And brighter.
In winter, the skin is "naughty": cracks and flakes. A rich and nourishing hand cream quickly nourishes her with valuable oils.The protective cream moisturizes, softens and forms a film. A universal option is a dense texture with a pleasant, delicate scent.
A good cream absorbs quickly and does not leave a sticky feeling. Packaging in tubes is more hygienic than in jars. No bacteria get inside.
What to give friends for Christmas
Here, like friends and plasma on half a wall, and a home theater. And they turned on the new "Avengers", and still something is missing. Fill the void correctly. Here are our tips.
Even a carbon monoxide comedy doesn't catch on without a bucket of warm popcorn! Give popcorn, there will be a holiday.
- If your company is for a healthy lifestyle, buy a model that cooks with hot air.
- Well, if the taste of popcorn comes first, you need a device that cooks in oil.
To crunch in front of the screen together, a bowl of 0.5 liters is enough. And for large companies, you will need a volume of 1-1.5 liters. And the more powerful, the faster the yummy will be prepared.
See How To Make Popcorn On A Stick
The bow tie
Leave the boring solid ties for your dad, and your hipster friend a bow tie. The top of perfection is a wooden butterfly!
- It is practical: not frayed, easy to clean.
- And unusual: it attracts the eye.
A bright, cheerful print will dilute a monochromatic wardrobe. The main thing is that the color of the pattern repeats one of the details of the image.
Size should be in harmony with the wearer's physique.
- A large accessory looks ridiculous on a miniature man.
- As well as a small butterfly on a brutal "pitching" - to the chickens to laugh.
The symbol of Christmas is lamps. They create the magic of magic and a festive atmosphere. Give your friend an original gift for Christmas. For example, in the form of a shimmering bottle or a snowball. Subdued light will gently envelop the room, giving you a feeling of comfort and security. Such light does not interfere with sleep at all and even speeds up falling asleep. Due to the absence of a wire, the lamp can be placed anywhere in the room: on the bedside table, in front of the closet, on the table.
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Delicious and hearty gatherings are guaranteed with fondue. Moreover, with minimal effort.
The candle under the pot keeps the temperature steadily - the cheese mass will not thicken. But in order to melt the cheese directly in the fondue, you need a burner and special fuel. There is? Excellent! Now you can indulge in a bombastic dessert: replace cheese with chocolate, and slices of bread with slices of banana or strawberries.
Christmas gifts for children
As in the Christmas carols: "... Don't give me a p'yatak, take a spatula, let's move a hut." Cheer up the children, they are waiting for this holiday like manna from heaven. Give godchildren, girls, boys not only sweets, but also presents. We thought about even the smallest ones. And they did not forget about the schoolchildren. See our list.
Christmas gifts for newborns
In the first months after birth, sound sleep for a baby is like air. Exhausted parents too. A good set of bedding is one of its ingredients.
- Flannel warms and does not irritate baby's delicate skin.
- And if you need a universal option, choose silky satin or practical coarse calico.
When choosing a color scheme, do not go to extremes: faded and flashy shades are not good. Delicate colors of blue, pink, pistachio are pleasing to the eye. A cheerful print with bears, bunnies or owls attracts the child's attention. By examining them, he learns to focus his gaze.
Babies are developing rapidly. They stimulate their activity with new impressions. And this means that there should be a supply of jingling and rattling toys at hand.
The first rattle should not be too loud, so as not to scare the baby. And a small handle that is easy to grip. The safest are toys made of fabric and silicone. If the crumb hits itself, it won't hurt.
The rolling toy is not just fun, but a serious exercise machine. She develops the vestibular apparatus and teaches you to control your body.
For babies from one year old, a gurney with a long handle is suitable. It will help to consolidate the walking skill. After all, it is much easier to maintain balance when there is support at hand. And with a bright moving toy, the walk turns into an adventure. The main thing is that the structure of the gurney is strong for rallying, and the handle is comfortable to grip.
Rope wheelchairs are designed for children from 2.5 years old. Here fantasy is already included, and the game acquires a plot. The kid does not just carry a toy dog, but walks his beloved pet. The dump truck does not transport sticks and sand, but building materials for a new home. These games develop the imagination. As well as agility and coordination.
Boys dream of a railroad.
- Kids up to 4-5 years old love to control the process and carry the train on the rails. The details of the toy should be large and colorful, the rails should be easily docked with each other.
- Older “machinists” prefer to act as observers. They are more interested in regulating the movement of the train using the control panel. As a Christmas present for children from 5 years old, feel free to choose a battery-powered steam locomotive.
The game becomes more exciting if it is possible to build different traffic patterns, expand the road by buying new parts.
A set for sculpting from dough or plasticine is a storehouse of useful skills. Finger work pumps fine motor skills. Invented characters train imagination. The main thing is that there is enough perseverance and patience.
- For the smallest, dough or a special sculpting mass is suitable. They are easy to work with. They don't stain or stick to your hands.
- Older children enthusiastically experiment with plasticine, kinetic sand and clay.
The mass should be free of fragrances, thickeners and petroleum products. A pungent smell of rubber or an obsessive candy aroma is a reason to refuse a purchase.
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Christmas gifts for schoolchildren: original constructors
Makeblock mBot Ranger BT
Generation Z is not surprising with colorful cubes. The mBot Ranger programmable constructor is a thing!
The set includes three assembly options: an all-terrain vehicle, a raptor and a robot bird on two wheels. And you can teach your own robot cool tricks using the visual programming language Scratch. All electronics are reliably isolated. It won't shock you!
Magnetic constructor Guidecraft PowerClix Organics
Nature perfectly creates smooth lines and pure colors. That is why the creators of this construction set were inspired by corals, insects and plants.
The chip of the Organics Starter toy is neodymium magnets. With their help, eight different shapes are connected in one motion. Get creative!
Gigo Solar Energy
As the game progresses, physics becomes closer and clearer. The solar-powered constructor gives an idea of how the sun's energy is transformed into mechanical energy.
In the evening or in cloudy weather, playing with the Gigo bug is a pleasure. It shimmers from a multitude of glowing diodes.
Life is not life without a portable speaker. Especially when you want three things.
- Be the center of attention in a friendly get-together.
- Dance until you drop to your favorite tracks.
- Arrange hip-hop battles during recess.
Now you understand why this is not just a fashionable gadget, but an urgent need?
- For a "voluminous" sound - from which goosebumps and butterflies in the stomach, you need a device with two channels. Ideally, they work in stereo.
- Sound quality varies by range. "Tops" do not cut out the brain at 10,000-25,000 Hz. "Bass" sounds juicier at a frequency of 20-500 Hz.
- Expecting neatness from a teenager is hopeless. Take a device with a maximum moisture and dust protection index IPX7.