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Gone are the days when we asked for the latest toy we saw on Nickelodeon or in the Toys ‘R’ Us catalog. Where once we were into simple things like clothes, toys, or gadgets, our responsibilities have put things on our Christmas list that we thought we would never put there; household items, appliances, and things that make life easier to live. The Christmas wish list for adults may not seem to be as fun as the list we had when we were younger, but it is more practical and these gifts truly keep on giving. For the savvy adults in life, here are eight things you should put on your Christmas list to make you truly happy.
Christmas Wish List for Adults
It may seem that kitchen gadgets aren’t that great of a Christmas present, but think again. With so many people discovering cooking during the pandemic, any kitchen gadget is a welcomed gift this season, especially stand mixers. A good stand mixer not only makes it easier for you to mix together ingredients for cakes, cookies, and muffins, but it also works with making dough for bread.
If you buy additional attachments, you can also make dough for pasta and then put the pasta through an attachment that makes the actual noodles. This will save you money by giving you what you need to cook at home and make quality, delicious food.
When you are fully adulting, tools are the best thing you can give a person — even if they rent. When things break or need to be adjusted, you are going to want to reach for the proper tool to fix it, and it won’t be there. With a tool kit, you will get all the essential tools needed to hang pictures, fix drawers and doors, and put together furniture, toys, and games.
Having quality patio furniture is a must-have if you are going to spend time in your yard and entertain guests. Quality furniture also lasts a lifetime by being able to withstand the elements with sturdy materials that also look great. If you buy cheap, you are going to have to replace it often and that can really put a big dent in your wallet.
Get great, durable furniture like teak outdoor furniture. There are so many great reasons to buy teak, and with this Teak Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know you will have all your questions answered. My parent’s sailboat is teak, and it looks so slick.
Board & Card Games
Every adult needs board games. When you are throwing a party and having people over, board games are a great way to get everyone involved and laughing and playing together. During the digital age, it’s nice to have a moment where phones are down and everyone is talking and interacting with each other.
These moments create great memories that will last a lifetime and they will keep on giving year after year. We love Apples to Apples.
The robot vacuum has made keeping the house clean a whole lot easier. A robot vacuum makes it so that a person can have more time in their day, and that is the real gift you’re giving. While you’re out of the house, have your vacuum clean for you right from your cell phone.
Doorbell Security Camera
Doorbell security cameras have revolutionized the way we keep our homes secure. Now, you can use an app on your phone and see who is walking in front of your home, who is delivering packages, and who is coming to your front door. This gift is like receiving a huge heap of peace of mind, which is something everyone can use.
Doorbell security cameras have helped police solve crimes, have helped people in lawsuits, and have kept adults and children safe from intruders. We use this camera, although we’ve heard great things about this one.
Mason jars are one of those gifts that adds a lot of utility to everyone’s cabinet. Mason jars are great for having drinks around the house, keeping salad crisp, and even storing leftovers. They can be capped so you can save your drink for later, or you can also use them to store dry goods.
The jars can be filled with flour, sugar, tea bags, and coffee. They make great displays that cause your kitchen to look neat and clean. You can put candles in them as well and make great centerpieces for your table. Your options are limitless and these jars can last you for years.
Drinks and Spirits
Whether or not you drink, having alcohol in the house can be handy. You can use the alcohol to make tinctures or even homemade vanilla (that makes a great gift, too!). Because we don’t drink in our house, we use the vodka in our cupboard in our homemade bath products (for example, we mix mica with vodka to paint bath bombs so they don’t activate).
Bottom Line: Christmas Wish List for Adults
It may seem a bit different to put these kinds of items on a Christmas wish list for adults, but these gifts really do make life easier, help us save money, and help us make memories with our loved ones. Gone are the days when we ask for fleeting gifts that don’t do much for us, and we are replacing them with gifts that truly make life better.