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5 Underrated Gifts to Give this Holiday Season

Guest Author: Alex Leaf

Wine-in-a-Box Subscription

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and the holiday season fast approaching, life can feel hectic. Finding the perfect gift is overwhelming, even when you know someone more than they know themselves. It’s especially difficult when the recipient isn’t sure of what they want either.

Here are some unique gift ideas that can’t go wrong:

Meal Delivery Subscription

Meal Delivery Subscription

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You don’t need to be a chef to cook from home. In a world where restaurants and take out are more abundant than ever, inspiration can be hard to come by. But, maybe that’s all it takes to have a home cooked meal. Half of cooking is figuring out what you want in the first place.

Give the gift of inspiration this holiday season. Meal delivery subscriptions bring the enjoyment of cooking to your doorstep without all the hassle of searching for a recipe and ingredients. If you’re unsure where to look or which one to choose from, here are a few:

  1. Hello Fresh
  2. Home Chef
  3. Blue Apron

Wine-in-a-Box Subscription

Wine-in-a-Box Subscription

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What better way to start the weekend than with wine? Wine delivery subscriptions is a great way to remind a friend that they deserve some leisure time. A wine subscription is also a gift that keeps giving. Wine and food is best served with friends. If you’re lucky, you might get invited to share.

If you’re feeling ambitious you can also pair your meal delivery subscription with wine delivery. Hello Fresh and Blue Apron are a few services that offer both. Other wine delivery subscriptions include:

  1. Winc
  2. Cellars Wine Club
  3. Vinebox

Airbnb Getaway

Airbnb

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Many of us enjoy traveling, but sometimes, we just need a little motivation and a push in the right direction to commit a weekend or week out of town. Airbnb is an excellent inexpensive alternative to a hotel. Besides, what better way to travel than to live like a local.

Whether you’re surprising a friend, your partner, or someone in the family, this unique gift will leave them with something to look forward to after the holidays.

Beauty Sleep

Beauty Sleep

Convenience seems to be improving with each new day. In a world of two-day shipping, you never have to leave the comfort of your home to battle the tough crowds during Black Friday. Queue Cyber Monday. One of the most useful gifts you can share this holiday is the gift of sleep. You can find high quality pajamas, fancy white noise machines, or if you’re feeling really ambitious, you could even easily gift a new bed. Yes, that’s right! Mattresses too, can be sent directly to your doorstep, and in a box.

Don’t worry about carrying an awkward mattress up to your bedroom, the boxes are usually small enough to carry by yourself. Here are a few acclaimed brands that leave their customers sleeping easy:

  1. Nectar
  2. Saatva
  3. Leesa

Amazon Deep Cleaning

Amazon Deep Cleaning

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New year, new you. What better way to thank your host than by cleaning their entire house for them. Oh, by the way, you don’t even have to lift a finger. Well other than ordering the cleaning services from Amazon — it’s painless, I promise.

Here is what’s included in the service:

  • Bathroom cleaning: vanity, tub, mirrors, toilet, shower tracks, baseboards, and exterior cabinets.
  • Kitchen cleaning: counters, sink, table, stove top, interior and exterior microwave, exterior of fridge, oven, and exterior kitchen cabinets.
  • Dust blinds, window sills, and light fixtures.
  • Mop and vacuum all rooms, wash interior of windows and sliding glass doors.
  • Interior trash emptied to outdoor trash can.

Who could complain about this gift?

Now that you’re prepared for the holiday season you can spend more time with family and friends on Thanksgiving and less time in lines on Black Friday.

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