Is one of your family members’ or friends’ birthday coming up soon? If you are looking to purchase something special for them, finding an ideal gift can prove challenging. Trying to think of something that they need, especially if they seem to have everything already is not easy. However, finding something that they will like is a great way of expressing your love. A unique gift can help you build relationships, and it can last in their memory for a long time.
The internet has revolutionized the way we shop for gifts, but with so many products readily available online, the process can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. Thankfully, due to modern technology and new products entering the market, you are bound to find something that they will love. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most unique gift ideas of 2021.
1. Instant Pot
Whether or not the person you are buying a gift for enjoys cooking, there is a good chance that they will be over the moon with an instant pot. These digital pressure cookers have been flying off the shelves since they were released in 2015. Millions of Americans have invested in these inexpensive cooking appliances, and according to recent reports, over ninety percent of customers are delighted that they bought one.
In modern society, time isn’t always on our side. Having to go to work, taking care of family, exercising, cleaning the house, and getting on with our daily tasks is not easy. Some of us struggle to find time to cook healthy meals, so many people cook something quickly instead. Instant pots can change all of this, as you can cook a hearty meal in a matter of minutes. Just pop the ingredients into the pot, set the timer, and wait for it to cook. You can walk out of your kitchen and let the device do all the hard work. You don’t have to spend your entire evening watching over a stove to ensure your ingredients are cooked properly. Even if you don’t want to eat your meal when the timer goes off, you can leave it to rest in the instant pot. If you don’t release the pressure, it will stay inside the device so your ingredients stay warm.
The instant pot has become so popular over the last few years, the device has managed to gain a cult following. There are lots of different groups on social networking platforms where people discuss the different recipes they have been cooking with their instant pots. There are hundreds of websites like Corrie cooks – Instant Pot recipes that are worth checking out.
2. Smart Scales
Traditional scales have been around for a long time, but over the past decade, smart scales have grown in popularity. Unlike standard bathroom scales, these modern weighing scales will provide the user with a long list of measurements such as their BMI, body fat, muscle mass, etc. Some people who are looking to shed a few pounds find that a traditional weighing scale can put them down, even when they are sticking to a healthy diet and exercising frequently. Sometimes, a person might find that they have gained weight even after working very hard to reach their goals. However, exercising on a regular basis might help you lose body fat, and gain muscle, so it is understandable why the scales are showing that you have gained weight.
A smart scale will give you a clear image of your different measurements. These easy-to-use modern scales are a great addition to any bathroom. They are smart devices, so you can connect them with your smartphone or tablet, and save the recordings on an app. This can help you stay motivated when trying to hit your goals. Most smart scales allow multiple users to record their different measurements simultaneously, so every member of the family can take advantage.
However, avoid buying this gift for a person who is embarrassed by their weight. If they are proactive about gaining or losing weight, this is a fantastic gift, but if they are insecure about the way they look, it might be best to get them something different to avoid embarrassment.
3. Inflatable Paddle Board
It seems everyone is into paddleboarding these days. It is a fun activity that can be done on the sea, on a river, or even in a lake. When paddleboards first arrived on the scene, most of them seemed to be made from fiberglass. Bringing a board that is over ten feet long to the beach isn’t the easiest task. These heaving boards are awkward to carry and almost impossible to store inside a small vehicle.
Instead of spending a small fortune on a fiberglass board, more people than ever before are investing in inflatable paddleboards. Once deflated, you should have no issues storing it in a bag. Most inflatable paddleboards on the market come as a package, which includes the pump needed to inflate the device, an adjustable paddle that can be made smaller so it fits in the bag, and the bag itself. It might also have a leash that connects to the board so you won’t lose it while you are out on the water. Most inflatable paddle boards cost a fraction of the price of a fiberglass board, and once they are fully inflated, they seem just as solid.
If your friend or family member loves the great outdoors, a paddleboard is a no-brainer. Although the different techniques used on the board might seem complicated, it is not as difficult as you think. Before they start, you should ask them to check out the different paddleboard tutorials uploaded to streaming platforms like YouTube. Plus, you can use the board to go fishing and practice yoga.
4. Smart Watch
If the person you are wanting to buy the gift for doesn’t already own a smartwatch, they don’t know what they are missing out on. When smartwatches first appeared on the market, there were a lot of people that weren’t satisfied. The batteries didn’t last very long, so users were forced to charge them on a daily basis. But since then, technology has improved, and there are some smartwatches out there that will stay powered for 2 weeks without having to recharge. You can sync most models with your smartphone, so you won’t miss a thing, even if you decide to leave your phone at home. For those who like to exercise regularly, hauling a phone around can cause a lot of frustration, but you’ll hardly notice that you are wearing a smartwatch.
For those looking to reach their fitness goals, it is key that they track their daily activity. Not only will a smartwatch keep track of every step you take, but it can help you stay on top of your food consumption too. Some modern smartwatches will even calculate your calorie intake. Many of us spend our days sitting at a desk in the workplace. This can have a devastating impact on your health if you don’t stretch while you are working. Some smartwatches will sense that you are sitting in the same position for a length of time, and it will send you a reminder to get up and start moving.
If you are purchasing a smartphone as a gift, find out what smartphone the person you are buying the gift for has. If they use an android phone, then find a smartwatch that is compatible with android devices.