I love to shop online. I love to find quirky, different things to get for people. I love to share my favorite items with people. So throughout the holiday season I will be posting a few of these guides. Maybe you’ll find the perfect stocking stuffer! I also share stuff I find on Facebook, so make sure you keep up there.
Today I will share some items I love and can’t live without, and a few things that are on my wish list. Don’t miss my Cyberweek New Release, Sale and FREE list with about 1,000 books over 4 stars.
Seriously, I can’t imagine a device without this now. I have tried several products like this for the back of my phone. I have tried rings and different straps, but this fits the best, sticks the best, and is the flattest. I never hold my phone without it, and have never dropped my phone. I have it on my Kindle too. I can feel confident holding it anywhere. Over a pool, a balcony, or turn it around and wear my phone like a ring when I’m holding a coffee. Besides my actual phone, I use this and love it more than anything else I own.
I bought this, changed nothing, and lost 8 pounds. I use it on and off all day. I did a lot of research and have found that this one was the only one guaranteed to make my knees not bump my desk. I am using it right now. But more importantly, it syncs with my fitbit. You know the worst thing is a sedentary lifestyle, this keeps the blood flowing, and anytime I sit back to think, watch a video, whatever, I do a burst of fast exercise, you wouldn’t think it, but this can be a real workout!
I have a stupid amount of portable chargers. I go to a lot of all day festivals and film and upload videos so I use a lot of power. Plus everyone borrows mine! I hate carrying an extra cable. And with an iPhone, you actually need two, one to charge it, one to charge your phone. A lot of the ones with built in cords look great but aren’t certified to work with all phones, something I learned the hard way. Here are a few of the best options.
Olala makes a great product. I have had mine for a year, use it all the time, and it still works great. It has a certified lightning cable built in, and a USB port for additional cables. This one has a huge capacity, but they have smaller slimmer ones (that’s what I have). The Voltready is sleek and slim and has both micro USB and iPhone cables for those couples who can’t agree 🙂 The SwitchMe also looks awesome. It has a built-in micro usb for most devices and an iPhone adaptor that stays in a hole if you need it for a friend. The adapter isn’t certified though, and don’t always work with iPhones. It’s still a cool, cheap alternative if you don’t need one for an iPhone and have it for emergencies.
This is bigger than the chargers above, great for a guy to keep in their glove compartment. They wouldn’t carry a portable charger anyway! This can jump start a car, boat, motorcycle or phone! Cool, huh?
I came across this and just thought it was a cute idea! I haven’t tried it but it would save room on my counter.
I bought this on Black Friday Sale and my husband hasn’t installed it yet, but its fun to play with in the house. Harper Sloan said she loves hers. My neighbor loves his. I love that I will know when I have new Amazon deliveries. We have no window near my front door so the peephole is my only view, and it sucks. This has two way talk, even when you aren’t home (they don’t know that!), motion detector, and a camera that works at night.
The price on Amazon has been changing every day. Different colors have different prices.
Update: Installed today and loving it!
The Pro model is smaller but the reviews aren’t as good and it’s more expensive.
My thermostat is upstairs. My bedroom is downstairs. We have an old fashioned remote that just goes up or down, so we never know the temperature in the house. I am always hot and my husband is always cold, so we’d like to settle on a temperature. Plus, with these hot flashes I’ve been getting, I’d love to turn the air on from bed!
I can’t decide between these two. The nest is the one everyone loves and it learns your habits. But the Ecobee has ratings just as good, if not better, and has a remote sensor so you can adjust the temperature depending on what room you are in, and it works with Apple Home. Both will save you enough money to pay for it in a year from what I have heard.