The gift shopping and giving season is fast approaching and I always strive to get my shopping over with earlier rather than later. I also love to give unique and thoughtful gifts that I know the person receiving them will use and love. Today I’m thinking about the morning person in your life. The person that’s up before anyone else, who loves the peace and quiet of a still house and who enjoys an early cup of coffee and breakfast without interruptions or the feeling of rushing out the door to get somewhere on time.
Morning coffee or tea
A warm drink, preferably with caffeine, is a great way to start the morning. Whether you’re a coffee, tea or steamed milk lover, there’s a small appliance that will help you make the perfect cup every time. This Insignia Programmable Drip Coffee Maker will ensure you have a hot, fresh cup of coffee each morning. Simply add your coffee grinds and water and program it to be ready when you get up in the morning. It makes up to 12 cups and the carafe is dishwasher safe for quick and easy clean up.
I’ve been loving a tea latte myself, and they are so easy to make with a milk frother. I steep my tea of choice in a small amount of hot water with a touch of honey or vanilla syrup while the milk is frothing. Once the milk is ready, remove the tea bag from your mug and pour the milk into the steeped tea. You can also use the frother to make hot chocolate or a steamed milk which my kids love.
Breakfast to start your day right
As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I’ve always been a breakfast eater, I just can’t start my day off right if I’m hungry. A delicious and nutritious breakfast can be made easily and quickly with a grill, toaster, toaster oven or waffle maker. Raising two sons we’ve always had a four-slice toaster, it’s especially a must now that they’re 14 and 19 and consume a lot of food. Another great breakfast option is to make a huge batch of pancakes on a large grill or waffles for the fridge or freezer so they just need a quick re-heat on busy mornings.
One of the best multi-purpose appliances is a toaster oven, and this Cuisinart Deluxe Convection Toaster Oven has 9 functions to ensure you’ll get the perfect breakfast each morning. Make delicious toast with the Always Even Shade control or re-heat something from the fridge or freezer such as pancakes, waffles or omelettes.
Winter morning pick me ups
During the winter months one of the things I miss most is the morning sunshine coming through the windows. Not only for the warmth but the natural light it fills the house with. The Philips Hue Go Portable Smart LED Light has many features, but my favourite is the wakeup setting that gradually increases light to give you the feeling you’re waking to natural daylight. It has a compact and wireless design which makes it easy to take on the go with you to work or traveling. With all the features and options available using the Philips Hue App and Philips Hue Bridge, this little light has a lot to offer.
You can find a variety of gift ideas for the morning person in your life at Best Buy Online.
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