Holiday gift guide


Happy holidays! Though the holiday season is known to be the happiest time of year, it can also be the most stressful as you decide what to gift your friends and family. But with this ultimate holiday gift guide and Black Friday coming up, this year’s holiday shopping will be a piece of cake. Consider these top 5 holiday gifts anybody would enjoy in 2018.

Art on the walls

Prints can add a pop of color to a home and even accentuate the home dweller’s personality. Ellie Lillstrom, our favorite photographer in Seattle, captures some of the prettiest images to do exactly that. From the Palm Springs Mirage House to the Lake Crescent Dreamscape Bridge, Ellie’s prints will capture the eyes of anyone who walks into the room. If your friend or roommate already has prints to choose from, why not gift them a custom frame? Framebridge carries various frame styles that we love.

A practical kitchen appliance

Kill five birds with one stone; this instant pot not only has three types of slow cook heat settings, but it also has saute, rice-cooking, steamer, yogurt-making, and auto-warming capabilities. This compact appliance will feed you and all your roommates. If you need more kitchen appliance gift ideas, check these out.

Smart gadgets everyone needs

A Wemo smart plug allows you to control your lights and appliances from anywhere. By downloading the free app, you can schedule your fan to turn on before you get home and sync your lamps to sunrise. For the more musically inclined people in your life, try a Sonos speaker. The compact, wireless smart speaker plays tracks throughout your home even when you’re gone. We love them so much that all of our homes come with built-in Sonos speakers for all to share.
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Games to play with roommates

Who doesn’t love a good game? Puzzles have made a comeback simply because they’re fun and help reduce screen time. Other fun past times for those living with roommates include “Bananagrams” — Scrabble without the board — and “What Do you Meme?” — matching the best meme to phrases.

Books for the mind and soul

Books are a classic gift that no one can complain about. You can always bet on a good coffee table book or cookbook. More recently, lots of people have taken up journaling, so day-by-day journals such as “Two Minute Mornings” by Neil Pasricha are also a great option.
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We hope this holiday gift guide helped you think of the perfect gift for your friends, family, and roommate(s). At Common, we’re all about stress-free living. Learn more about our homes here.

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