When family members hit me up for Christmas gift ideas, I usually have a hard time coming up with ideas. I’m sure they have an even harder time finding gifts! To help out my fellow 20-somethings, I’ve put together a short list of useful items that I have either received as presents or purchased myself.
Mobile Air Compressor
Though not the most glamorous gift, I’ve used the air compressor I received for Christmas many times. The model I have is from Kobalt, and it plugs directly into my car’s cigarette lighter receptacle so no matter where I am, if my car tire gets low, I can stop and air it up. It also comes with multiple nozzles, such as a needle you would use to air up a bike tire. This is an especially good present for anyone who regularly commutes to work or school.
Mini Coffee Maker
When my coffee maker died earlier this fall, I was devastated. And no, that’s not an overstatement – a friend once told me that coffee is my calling card. Immediately, a new coffee maker went on the Christmas list. I love the Mr. Coffee 5-cup model my grandma gifted me. It’s designed to take up minimal counter space in the tiniest of apartment kitchens and has a timer option. No need to rush around to get your caffeine kick ready before work – just set the timer the night before and pour hot coffee into your favorite thermos in the morning!
After hearing about these little machines from my friends for quite a while, I finally purchased this handheld steamer for myself on Amazon a while back. It heats up in two minutes! I hate ironing; this steamer is a faster, easier alternative that gets the job done. With just a few extra minutes in the morning, you can pull together a wrinkle-free professional outfit that’s fit for any presentation.