Everyone loves gadgets, especially those that make life easier at home. We’ve put together a list of our favorite high-tech and low-tech items to give this season and to add to your own wish list.
This compact strainer is as easy to use as it is to store. Perfect for smaller kitchens with limited storage space, this strainer is uniquely designed to fit nearly all pots, pans and bowls and attaches easily with just two clips. Just tilt to strain your food and keep it hot in the pot or bowl you cooked it in.
Guaranteed to “catch every single hair, every time you take a shower,” the TubShroom promises you won’t ever have to deal with a clogged drain again, or use harmful chemicals to clear clogged hair. It even claims to work with animal hair, just in case you like to give Fido his baths in the tub. Best of all, it installs simply in seconds without any special tools required.
Tile Mate easily loops onto keychains or attaches to anything you don't want to lose so you can find it fast. (Some people have even used it to find their elusive pets.). Use your smartphone to make your Tile Mate ring when an item is nearby, but out of sight. It even works to find your phone when it’s on silent. Now 25 percent smaller than previous versions, Tile Mate makes finding your lost or misplaced items more convenient than ever.
Now you can listen to music and work out, do chores, chase the kids — whatever— and keep your earbud cords safely out of the way. These Bud Buttons “calm the cord” by securing it with a simple magnetic clip. Just slide the wire into the clip, put the magnet inside your shirt, and your cord stays right where you want it. So simple, yet so handy. At less than $12, these make great stocking stuffers or quick last-minute gifts.
This ingenious device allows for single-serve dispensing (2 tbsp) of your favorite salad dressing. It screws directly on to most store-bought, plastic dressing bottles and stores easily in your fridge. It’s a great way to control portion size for adults. Even better, it can help prevent kids from “accidentally” drowning their salads or veggies with a ton of salad dressing.
Need a cordless nightlight and a handy way to keep a cool cup of water bedside? Then this colorful no-spill cup is just the answer. The soft-glow of the integrated nightlight makes it easy to find your way in the dark and the 360-degree cup edge means you can drink from anywhere around the rim day or night and remain mess free.
Snap modules together to charge and protect exactly the number and type of devices you have. Simply add or remove modules depending on how many devices you need to charge. Each module type is color coded to make it easy to identify what’s plugged in where.
Even if you’re not typically a "gadget person," these handy little items are practical enough to make life a whole lot simpler every day, for practically everyone you know.
Have someone on your list who would love life to be simpler every day? Spoil them with the ultimate gift … an American Home Shield® Home Warranty Plan. An AHS Home Warranty Plan can protect their budget in case of costly covered household breakdowns. Plus, it takes the hassle out of finding a qualified repair technician — even when items break down due to normal wear and tear. That could come in handy all year round.