When buying gifts for adults, it feels like we only have two choices; settle for a gift card, or feel the pressure of finding a thoughtful gift. The latter can make gift shopping feel stressful—especially for anyone who didn’t beg for a plastic pony. Nevertheless, kids shouldn’t be the only ones feeling the joy of receiving a present. Thankfully, the rise of awesome products that add value to our adult lives is upon us. Best Buy online makes choosing easier, and all of the suggestions below are available for a quick delivery. It’s a great time to eliminate your gift shopping woes and bring back the joy of giving this holiday season, and we’ve got some suggestions to get you started.


There’s no place like a home full of useful kitchen accessories  

You’ve probably felt it more as you collect the years under your belt—there’s an eloquent beauty in convenience. It becomes increasingly soothing to come home from a long day of work to a house full of advanced and useful kitchen accessories and appliances. Suddenly, Peugeot salt and pepper shakers are your favourite toy, and using a food processor gives you the same adrenaline as riding the swings once did. I assure you this isn’t bleak; in the words of Martha Stewart, it’s a good thing. Gifting your older family and friends the little things that make life easier is the greatest gift of all.


Kitchen Appliances are basically adult action figures

Since we’re now watching cooking networks instead of MTV, a desire to have fun in the kitchen has also grown. A good recipe requires the necessary tools to make plates Food Channel ready. A Westmark Spiralizer for the aspiring Masterchef in your life can, and I don’t say this lightly, change their life. Did you know you can make noodles out of vegetables? Carb-free pasta used to just sound like a dream, but with spiralizers it has finally actualized. Also, cauliflower rice is now a thing. Yes, that means carb free rice. A KitchenAid Food Processor has a 7 cup capacity, is dishwasher safe, and can help make sure no one slips off their Keto diet. In 2018, heart healthy is synonymous with delicious, and you can thank kitchen technology and celebrity chefs for that.

Homedics aromatherapyRelaxing with essential oil diffusers is the ultimate staycation

It’s no secret that the daily cycle we get wrapped up in can be hectic. Unless you’re tight with the Kardashians, your loved ones don’t have the time to take a vacation whenever they want to, but you can still give them the gift of everyday meditation. Essential oil diffusers have a number of benefits, not only do they make your house smell like an overpriced spa, they also promote proven calming effects on the brain. The HoMedics Ellia Blossom Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser releases a tranquil aroma of any preference. Some of the most relaxing essential oils are lavender, peppermint, and lemongrass, all available online by HoMedics.  It has a serene colour-changing light to shift the atmosphere of any room, while elevating the mood and encouraging calmness. Plus, this diffuser model comes with a sample kit of various essential oils, so your friends and relatives can feel out what they like most.  

You can now give the gift of Voice Control

We’ve already been living in the day and age of having everything accessible at our fingertips. While the idea of this used to sound like witchcraft to the people back yonder, it’s no longer even the most advanced technology there is to offer. Yes, it has gotten even easier and we can now just use our voices. Google Home has taken the phrase “ask and you shall receive” to the new horizons. This model is a compact personal assistant, and it gives real time responses on any news, weather, sports scores or financial report questions. It also has voice recognition that detects different people and can hear you from a far distance. You can easily integrate it with your smart devices as it’s compatible with Nest, IFTTT, Philips Hue lighting, Belkin, and WeMo. Plus, it comes in coral, also known as Millennial Pink.

Printing photos is no longer a thing of the past

Young adults often discuss nostalgia—the good old days of house phones and dial up internet. Does the grainy past sometimes feel like the golden years? Sure. Could we live in a world without smartphones and immediate answers to our most obscure questions? It’s a no. Luckily, we’ve managed to figure out how to merge both worlds. Case in point: digital polaroid cameras and wireless photo printers. The Polaroid SNAP Digital Camera comes with an instant printer, 6 different photo settings, and a built in LED flash and self-timer. This camera is truly the perfect union of old-fashioned and modern, which is basically how every young adult describes themselves.
Photographs shot on an android or iPhone don’t have to be left out of a photo collage wall just cause the polaroid wasn’t handy. The HP Sprocket 200 Wireless Photo Printer allows your creative companions to print any photo from their smartphone instantly. It works with sticker stock as well, perfect for plastering Instagram worthy photos into the real world.

Video calling made even easier

Buying gifts for the older generations can feel more complicated than the younger folks in your life. What do you get someone who insists they don’t need you to get them anything, but just wants to see you more often? You can give them the gift of you, more often! Face to face interaction keeps your loved ones that miss you happy and connected. With Amazon’s Echo Show they can call you while you’re spiraling your zucchi for tonight’s dinner party, and no one has to miss a beat. Plus, they can use the built-in Alexa to answer questions about how to reboot the printer so it doesn’t become the only topic of discussion between you when you call. The future is truly a win win for all of us.

Extra effort can be effortless

Shopping for your loved ones doesn’t need to be a dreadful task, especially now that you know there are so many options available to research at your fingertips—or voice command. Being personal with your gifts is what makes them worth giving. Gift cards and money simply can’t create the same special moment for you and the recipient of your kind gesture. Showering your friends and family with gifts is just half the part—showing them that you want to provide them with something to make their everyday even just a touch better is what the season of giving is really all about.


Shadi Bozorg
Originally a Vancouverite, Shadi is a freelance writer and social media coordinator now surviving the winters of Toronto. She spends her free time reading, doing creative writing, and trying to make her Fitbit proud. Shadi can also be found in the kitchen as she trains for the next round of Masterchef tryouts.