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10 gifts to give yourself this holiday season

Author: Entrust Energy

Date: December 21, 2018

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1. A clothing box subscription

Even if you love to shop, you may not have the time to browse around department stores. Purchasing a monthly clothing subscription, like Stitch Fix or Trunk Club, allows you to shop from home, while still having the opportunity to try on clothes, and return what you don’t want.  

2. An instant pot

This pressure cooker has a cult-like following, and for good reason. Pop some frozen chicken breasts in, and have savory shredded chicken in less than 30 minutes. It cooks practically anything you want, from savory to sweet, in one pot. There’s no morning or night-before prep needed (like with a traditional slow cooker), plus it performs multiple functions, including sautéing.

3. A virtual assistant 

Alexa is the go-to virtual assistant, and performs all kinds of useful functions. It can make purchases, answer questions, set reminders, and connect to your lighting and other smart home gadgets. 

4. An automated vacuum

Let’s face it. Nobody likes to vacuum. And if you work all day, have kids at home, plus other activities, you may not even have time. Invest in a Roomba, and let your vacuum do the work for you. It can also connect to Alexa, for even more streamlined functionality. 

5. A new mattress

Without proper sleep, your energy and productivity will be low. Invest in a new mattress this year, and enjoy the dividends of restful nightly sleep. Popular options include Casper, Purple, Helix, and Layla.

6. A gym membership

If you don’t have a regular exercise routine, make the change this year. Most gyms have affordable price plans. Regular exercise will not only boost your energy and mood, but will likely save you money on medical bills years down the road. The science is in, and regular exercise lowers your risk of all kinds of diseases and health problems.

7. Meal kit delivery service

Maybe you like to cook, but hate the meal planning and grocery shopping. Meal kit delivery services send you ready-to make meals, with fresh ingredients and a recipe with detailed cooking instructions. Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, and Sun Basket are a few to look into.

8. An Audible subscription

If you don’t have as much time to read as you’d like, use your commute time to listen to books. Audible has nearly 500,000 titles to choose from, so you’ll have plenty of options—from educational to entertaining.

9. A housecleaning service

You may have considered this option in the past, but never followed through. This year, take the plunge. Give yourself the gift of a clean home, and more time to relax in it. Coming home to a clutter-free home will do wonders for your mind, especially after a long, hard day at work.

10. Amazon Prime membership

Free shipping, special deals, movies, television shows, and more come with an annual Amazon Prime membership. If you’re a frequent online shopper, you will save significant time and money with this, so it pays for itself pretty quickly. 

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