Sometimes, when shopping for gifts over the holiday season, you might also bump into items for yourself and your home that strike your fancy. Although finding the ideal gifts for everyone on your list may be your goal, there’s no reason you can’t buy a few items for your New Jersey apartment too. Read on for some of the top apartment gift ideas this holiday season, whether they are for a friend or family member or yourself!
Metal Sculpture Wall Art
Artwork can either blend in with your walls or serve as the focal point for the entire room. If you’ve been looking for a statement piece for your living area or bedroom, you can’t go wrong with Metal Sculpture Wall Art available on Etsy. The handmade artwork features vibrant colors of your choosing and is made by polishing and grinding aluminum panels to display finely textured details. As the light waxes and wanes during the day, the colors and shapes of your wall art will appear to change.
If your apartment seems to swallow your keys the minute you walk through the door, you may want to add a GPS Keyfinder to your shopping list. The small GPS device attaches to your key ring, allowing you to instantly locate your keys. A smartphone app lets you know exactly where you can find your keys, whether they are in the silverware drawer or under the cat. The device can also be attached to your wallet, phone or anything else you tend to misplace.
Click and Grow Smart Garden
Dried herbs may be fine in a pinch, but fresh herbs truly elevate any dish. Thanks to the Click and Grow Smart Garden, growing herbs in your apartment is practically effortless. The garden uses NASA-inspired Smart Soil, an automatic water feature and LED grow lights to ensure that your plants receive the proper balance of water, light and nutrients.
Once you use all of your herbs, replace them with new plant capsules. The Smart Garden offers 30 pre-seeded plant varieties.
A weighted blanket offers a natural solution to insomnia or restless leg syndrome. Weights are evenly distributed throughout the blanket and provide gentle pressure that improves your sleep whether you’re at home or on the road. The blankets can reduce stress and anxiety, help you feel calm and relaxed, ease pain and may even improve your ability to focus if you suffer from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Unfortunately, you won’t experience any of these positive effects if your blanket is too heavy. Ideally, your blanket should weigh approximately 10 percent of your body weight. If you weigh 150 pounds, choose a 15-pound weighted blanket.
SAKI Auto Pot Mixer
Did you envy Mrs. Weasley’s ability to magically stir pots when you watched the Harry Potter movies? Luckily, you don’t need any magic powers to accomplish the same thing in your apartment. The SAKI Auto Pot Mixer automatically stirs your pots and is adjustable to accommodate a range of pot sizes.
The hands-free stirrer fits over the top of your pots and gently stirs soups, stews, sauces and other foods. While you’re taking care of other meal prep job or enjoying a cup of coffee, the cordless, rechargeable stirrer takes over one of the most monotonous cooking tasks.
Finding a place for guests to sleep can be a challenge when you live in an apartment. Fold-away beds take up too much room, while blow-up mattresses often aren’t as comfortable as your guests would like. An ottoman sleeper offers a space saving solution.
Unfold the ottoman to provide extra sleeping space when guests visit. After they’ve gone home, the bed turns back into an ottoman. The addition of a tailored slipcover stylishly conceals the mattress and hardware underneath. In fact, your friends will never know that the ottoman turns into a bed unless they’re staying overnight.
Is a new apartment with plenty of amenities at the top of your holiday wish list? Fairway 28, a Country Classics Community, can help you turn your wish into reality. The one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments feature tiled kitchens and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, washers and dryers, large bedrooms, a 24/7 fitness center, a community room with a large screen TV, a pet spa, tot lot and private garages (for an additional fee.) Contact us if you’re interested in joining our community in the coming year.