Were you happy with your choices for gift giving this year? An even better question may be were you happy with what you received? After
some research, I learned that eighteen percent donate the gifts they don’t like to charity. Fifteen percent regifted them, eleven percent returned the item for refund and six percent tried to resell it to other friends or family members. The worst gift you can give is clothing because your taste of clothes may not be theirs.
Seventy-four percent of holiday shoppers purchased some form of consumer electronics. The selection of these is so numerous. To
mention only a few, there is Play Station, Xbox, I Pad, I Phone, Kindle Fire, Chromecast, tablets, cameras and laptops. Price-wise they range anywhere from $400 to $900, unless you buy a Samsung UHD TV which is $3500. We were so close to buying electronic tablets for both of us, until we thought we were probably duplicating the service of the electronics we already have.
Our Android phones do practically every thing, especially after loading
them up with applications. One reason for considering a tablet was the convenience it would provide while traveling. However, with our androids, we already can check our email and face book. It serves well as a GPS, weather station, and world news center. My husband recently found apps for a count down timer, where to buy the cheapest gas, NIV Bible, a remote viewer for our security camera, Google Sky Map,
a tuner for musical instruments, compass, and a light meter for camera use. What more could we possibly want?
For less expensive gift giving I always have my eyes open for cleaning gadgets. I found an upright sweep set, lint free cleaning cloths, a shower squeegee with suction cups, a grout brush, and Mr. Clean Bliss gloves. But the one that takes the cake, and the only one I bought, is the EasyFeet. It reminds me of an oversized flip-flop shoe, only it is lined, top and bottom, with over 1,000 bristles.
Here’s the scoop on EasyFeet. By now you know you slip your foot into it. What’s next? Then it cleans, exfoliates and massages. There are several more selling points, too, maybe that’s why I bought it. EasyFeet secures to any tub or shower, it has a built-in pumice stone, and eliminates the need to bend down to clean your feet. If you’re not convinced yet, you will be after hearing this, “It’s Like Getting A Pedicure Everyday. “
Although on the internet, I see it selling for $9.99 to 14.99, I paid five dollars for it at Big Lots. Now I’m wondering what to do with it? Just the box alone caught my eye, but I feel very skeptical about it and have not used it, yet. Maybe I had better give it a chance to prove itself, or maybe a gift to charity is in line here. I bought it just for fun so I could tell you about it, but then, you may have already seen it demonstrated on TV. What would you do with a gift like this? Maybe you have one and like it. Then again, I could give it as a New Year’s gift, and when I get the look, “what’s this for?” I can then say, “This year, you won’t have to bend over to wash your feet.” On second thought maybe it should be saved as the gizmo of the year? What’s your opinion?