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The LiveAbode Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Practical Homeowner

November 26, 2018
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we have been having a great time combing our favorite magazines, websites and Pinterest boards for unique gifts to inspire your exterior design, entertaining and outdoor lifestyle. All of these gifts can be purchased online in time for the holidays.

For the first edition of our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, we have selected our top picks for the practical homeowner. This person values quality over quantity, and appreciates gifts that stand the test of time. We've included gifts for any budget, so no matter if you’re shopping for your mother or your long lost cousin, you can find the perfect gift.

Creative Wine Glasses $16.99

These fun and gorgeous glasses come in 12 different designs to fit anyone's personality. Made of crystal with a modern V-design, they hold 18.5 oz. The glasses arrive conveniently wrapped in a gift box and tied with a ribbon, so they are ready for gifting. These glasses are available on Amazon with shipping to the U.S. and Canada.

CanvasPop Photo Prints, Starting at $30

CanvasPop is a leader in turning your favorite memories into wall art, pillows, magnets and photo books. Take photos from virtually any source, Facebook, Instagram, your camera roll, you name it, and create your very own masterpiece. Even better? A personal designer oversees every project, ensuring your prints come out looking perfect.

SwatchPop! Starting at $49

SwatchPop! is an online interior design destination encompassing ideas, inspiration, how-to tutorials and shopping links. Through SwatchPop!’s interactive, virtual process, homeowners looking to breathe new life into their spaces are paired with professional designers whose expertise matches their needs and style. All of the designers have been hand-selected based on expertise, reliability and their portfolio.

As the client, you set the project scope and budget.. After you complete a fun, fast online profile that pinpoints your aesthetic, you’ll tackle your project. Your redesign can cover anything from an entire home to one small area, such as your entryway. Your personalized design is emailed to you within three to five business days. The finished plan is fast and a fraction of the cost of traditional design services.

Orbit B-hyve Timer, Starting at $99

For homeowners with an in-ground sprinkling system, the Orbit B-hyve Timer is the latest evolution in smart sprinklers. It can be controlled with a smartphone, Amazon Alexa or on the controller itself. Orbit products include proprietary Smart WeatherSense technology, which receives local weather and soil data to automatically adjust and deliver the right amount of water (for example, if it’s raining, it will use the technology to turn off your sprinklers to avoid overwatering). Orbit products are available to purchase on Amazon, at Home Depot, Lowe’s and the Orbit store.

Cubit, $99

Cubit is the DIYers new best friend. This handy smart measurement tool brings your vision to life so you can finally get those photos hung on the wall, commit to the new chair that fits in your apartment's floor plan, or hang new shelving in your kitchen. The Cubit works with your Smartphone to give you turn-by-turn directions to specific points in the real world where the change needs to be made, eliminating the need to do any math and making DIY for your home easy.

Mr. Steak Portable Infrared Grill, $229.99

For the culinary connoisseur in your life—this is a must-have piece of cooking equipment. Perfectly sized to be gift-wrapped or standalone (as its striking red color is already festive for the season), this revolutionary new portable grill from Mr. Steak will have you planning your next epicurean adventure in no-time.

Generac GP3000i Super Quiet Inverter Generator $899.00

The perfect size for camping, tailgating and power tool use, the GP3000i inverter generator is an affordable power source for recreational activities. In addition to traditional duplex outlets, the GP3000i has ports for electronics, such as phones and tablets, so you can keep connected no matter where you are. To conserve fuel and further reduce sound, the inverter generator also offers an economy mode that automatically adjusts the engine speed based on power demands. LEDs on the control panel will alert you if the unit is low on oil or overloaded. And the compact size and lightweight coupled with the built-in handle make transporting the GP3000i painless!

Generac generators can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowe’s, or through a local Generac dealer.

Check back next week for the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Style Conscious Homeowner!