Often it’s tough for shop for personal gifts for friends or family so why not buy something for the house?

Here are 5 Gift Ideas for the home gift ideas Christmas 2013:

gift ides for the home

Print your photos instantly with the Epson Expression Premium XP-810 Small–in–One – even from your mobile device!  Use along with the free EpsonConnect™  for mobile printing capabilities for iPad, iPhone, tablets, and smartphones print

You can print and share content from the next room or around the globe. The new Creative Print App, available for download on Android and Apple devices, allows you to print your Facebook photos, create custom holiday greeting cards and stationery, print photos onto CD/DVDs and turn your children’s favourite characters into colouring book pages, all from the convenience of your mobile device.

The ultra slim, space saving all-in-one printer boasts 2-sided printing and a 30-page Auto Document Feeder for auto 2-sided copying, scanning and faxing. The intuitive 3.5-inch touchscreen, dedicated photo tray, specialty paper support and CD/DVD printing mean you’re ready for any holiday project.

The photos have great quality – sharp text, brilliant colour plus Auto Photo Correction and red-eye removal. It will print borderless 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 12 seconds and best of all, the prints are smudge, scratch and water resistant.

With its ultra-powerful performance and ultra-slim-design, this printer doesn’t take up too much space. You can also use the 30-page Auto Document Feeder to quickly copy, scan and fax stacks of 2-sided originals.

The Epson Expression Premium XP-810 Small–in–One ($229.99) and the Epson Connect printing solutions (free) is available at Staples.

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The Bissell Hard Floor Expert Deluxe is perfect for homes with hard floors. The unique air driven Turbine Hard Floor Brush provides powerful suction and is designed to be gentle on your delicate hard floor surfaces.

It has a unique brush designed to be gentle on all hard floor surfaces but pick up 98% of debris. It has control speed and power wirelessly with fingertip controls and swivel steering to easily maneuver under and around furniture. With Quiet Vac and Cyclonic Technology, the Hard Floor Expert Deluxe has a soft-grip handle and an Easy Empty™ Dirt Tank.

Available at Best Buy, Walmart and other major retailers $149.99 in the U.S. and soon to be available in Canada.

gift ideas for the home

The FIZZINI Handheld Carbonated Water Maker makes sparkling water or soda pop in minutes. Easy to use, you can just twist, carbonate and drink. After the water is carbonated, you can add flavours (you can purchase the syrups). The compact handheld unit fits on the included one litre bottle and has an adjustable fizz control. 10 recyclable 8 gram CO₂ cartridges are included. Available at Home Hardware and Walmart, $49.99

gift ideas for the home

Have a comfortable more restful sleep with the Contour Collection GelCool Pillow. Enjoy the cradling comfort of memory foam that will relieve pressure points and leave you feeling well rested.

Memory Foam cradles your head for comfort and responds to movements to relieve pressure points and mould to your body’s contours to provide head and neck support. The Gelcool Applique keeps the pillow cool for a comfortable sleeping area. It comes with a Zippered Washable STAYCOOL cover which allows for maximum airflow and helps wick away moisture.

Available at Sleep Country Canada.

gift ideas for the home 


Snackbox is a monthly membership to discover, learn about and try healthy snack foods. As a Snackbox member you will receive a box of 10-12 nutritionist approved snacks that taste great, conveniently delivered to your door every month. Select between 1 month, 3 month, and 6 month billing cycles. All subscription types are automatically renewing at the end of the billing period.

gift ideas for the home



Happy Shopping!

gift ides for the home


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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