For the record, I do not condone procrastination because that would go against what I stand for - but I try to be realistic and recognize that there are some people who like to push it to the limit and wait until the last minute to go holiday shopping. Since time is of the essence, I want to share with you three organizing/lifestyle products that will make for a great gift and those who receive either one of these gifts will wonder how they ever functioned without it. And guess what? These gifts are all under $10! But, don't let the affordable price fool you, these products are capable of enhancing your lifestyle. What do I mean by enhancing your lifestyle? I mean that these products can cut down the amount of time spent on a task or save you money.
I own all three of these products and thought to myself tis' the season for giving and sharing is caring. So, here are some of my favorite products that I use daily that you should consider giving as a gift that won't break the bank!
Cream Cheese Stay Fresh Container
It's not uncommon for me to just peruse The Container Store when I have some free time. If you have ever been inside of this store then you know exactly what I'm talking about. For organizers like myself, or for those who just enjoy organization, order and home and lifestyle products then this is our playground. So, during one of my many visits, I came across the Cream Cheese Stay Fresh Container. Now, I don't know about you but whenever I would buy cream cheese and store it inside of the fridge, the cream cheese would become molded after a few days. It could have been because of my negligence by not securing the foil well enough which allowed air to seep through; but I had to throw it away which was literally a waste of money. Personally, I believe that the Cream Cheese Stay Fresh Container, adds an extra layer of security by blocking air from getting into the cream cheese. Second, it adds a nice touch to your fridge and you can throw away the box. This organizing, lifestyle product is priced at $1.99! That's not a typo - it really is priced at $1.99.
I leave the cream cheese wrapped up inside of the foil and I wouldn't advise placing the cream cheese itself inside of the container without the foil wrapping. I haven't tried that before and don't plan on finding out so it's probably best to keep it wrapped tightly and store inside the cream cheese container to prevent spoilage. But ever since I've been using this container, it has definitely saved me money and keeps my cream cheese fresh. So, if you're looking for a simple but impactful gift to give to someone for the Holidays then definitely consider the Cream Cheese Stay Fresh Container.
Umbra Teal Starfish Cover
I absolutely love this product! A good friend of mine told me about the Umbra Teal Starfish Stopper and I'm so glad that she did. My drain is also happy that I use the stopper because I wash my hair in the shower which is convenient for me. But the only problem that I had with washing my hair in the shower, was that I had to remove hair from the drain to prevent it from becoming clogged. Now, I've said this before but I'm a lazy person but I'm also productive. Basically, that just means, I don't have time for added or unnecessary work and removing hair from a drain was definitely extra work. So, after my friend told me about Umbra Teal Starfish Stopper, I went to The Container Store that week and purchased one for myself for $4.99 which made me love it even more due to the affordable pricing.
Personally, the stopper works great for me even though I have seen a few reviews saying the opposite. However, I will say that you have to make sure the stopper's suction cups are intact and secure which will prevent anything from going down the drain. Now when I wash my hair, the hair is stopped by the Umbra Teal Starfish Stopper and the hair gathers on the top. Once I'm done with washing my hair then I wipe up the excess hair and place it in the trash. When I'm ready to clean the stopper, I wipe it down with warm water and a Lysol wipe.
When I'm not using the stopper then I simply, place it up against the tub where it stays until it's ready to be used. It's simple but functional products like the stopper that reduces my cleaning time and my days of pretending to be a plumber and unclog drains are over. This would be a great gift for someone who washes their hair in the shower or sink and wants to prevent a clogged drain. You can give the gift of saving time without breaking the bank!
Oxo Good Grips Electronics Brush
This last gift is another favorite of mine. I know I've said the word 'favorite' many times throughout this post but hey - I know a good product when I see one especially when it does exactly what its designed to do. And, that's why I'm telling you that the Oxo Good Grips Electronics Brush is a great last minute gift option. Computers and laptops are part of our everyday lives and when we use an object on a daily basis it's typical for that object to become dirty. However, we have to be very careful and gentle with the way we clean our computers and laptops. How many of you eat a snack while using your laptop or computer? (raises hand) The crumbs from your snack(s) can easily fall into the tiny crevices of your keyboard. You may also experience an abundance of dust that collects and settles on your keyboard. It use to drive me crazy when I would wipe down my laptop but I couldn't get in between the buttons. So, last year, I purchased the Oxo Good Grips Electronics Brush. Best thing ever!
The brush comes with an angled tip to help you get in between the buttons and pick up any dirt that's present. If you have a dusty keyboard then you push the white button up which will expose the brush to sweep away the dust. Sometimes I think to myself - why didn't I think of this and create such a great lifestyle product?
When I posted this product on my Instagram account - view here: Soleorganizer Using the Brush, my followers really loved the product as well and many of them said that they needed to purchase the brush. You can't go wrong with gifting this product because it solves a problem and retails for $4.99. I told you that these gifts wouldn't break the bank and I meant that.
This was the photo that broke the internet (lol - I'm joking) but it really made an impression on those who came across my post.
I had two people send me messages directly stating and expressing what they thought of the Oxo Good Grips Electronics Brush.
If you are looking to give gifts that have intent and that are purposeful then consider the Cream Cheese Stay Fresh Container, Umbra Teal Starfish Stopper and the Oxo Good Grips Electronics Brush. I use these products all the time and they have made tasks such as washing my hair a lot easier and I've been able to save money and time. So, if you're late with your holiday shopping and on a budget then these are the perfect gifts to present to loved ones!
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