If you’re looking for original gift ideas for this holiday season, look no further. Here are some unique and useful DIY gifts that are sure to thrill family and friends!
For Protecting Little Ones
Child Pool Alarm by Safety Turtle – Children love wearing the colorful Safety Turtle wristband, and parents love the extra layer of protection that the Safety Turtle 2.0 water immersion system provides young children when they are near open water. Once activated, the alarm continues to sound until it is reset. A special turtle attachment for pet collars is also available. Keep precious tots safe for only $145.99.
For Pet Lovers
Automatic Pet Feeder for Dry or Moist Food – Pet owners will definitely appreciate receiving the Eyenimal Electronic Pet Feeder. It automatically dispenses a precisely measured meal of dry food at the same time every day, keeping animals happy and healthy by controlling food portions and eating time. The Electronic Pet Feeder can store up to 5kg (11 lbs.) of dry food. Great for vacations or long work days, as well as for elderly or physically challenged pet owners. Can be used for cats, dogs or other pets. Priced at $60.
Ultrasonic NoBark Collar – If there’s a desperate pet owner with an out-of-control barker on your shopping list, the Motorola Dog Shock-Free No-Bark Collar is the gift for them! The Motorola Shock-Free No-Bark Collar helps train dogs to stop excessive barking by emitting a harmless, loud, ultrasonic sound that only dogs can hear. This unpleasant, high-pitched noise startles the dog, disrupts his barking, and discourages him from continuing. A truly original gift for only $70.
For Grandparents and Seniors
TV Ears 5.0 Digital Sound Amplifier System – For people who have hearing loss, or live with someone who is hard of hearing, TV Ears 5.0 Digital System makes television viewing enjoyable for everyone! A TV Ears wearer can adjust the volume of their headset without affecting the sound coming out of the TV set. It even works on “mute” for private viewing. TV Ears 5.0 Digital offers digital connectivity and is also compatible with your Dolby Digital, SRS and PCM products. The system comes complete with a small transmitter that attaches to the television and a lightweight, wireless headset powered by a rechargeable battery. Priced at $229.95.
Wireless Mailbox Alert – Receiving mail is something that grandparents look forward to each day. With this handy device, they’ll know exactly when the mail has arrived because the moment the postman opens the mailbox, the Safety Technology Mailbox Alert will chime and flash. With a Mailbox Alert, there will be no more unnecessary trips to the mailbox. Mailbox Alert is simple to install, comes with a long-lasting lithium battery, and works wirelessly up to 1,000 feet (line of sight). Only $76.99.
Two-Way Personal Emergency Response Pendant – Seniors living alone need a reliable way to call out for help in case of an emergency. With a Freedom Alert Personal Emergency Response System, your senior can dial up to four pre-programmed emergency phone numbers with just the push of a button and have a two-way conversation with family, friends or neighbors. If no one answers, the Freedom Alert can dial 911. Works on any standard phone line and sells for $249.95 with no extra monthly fees.
For Any Homeowner
Laser Beam Garage Parking Guide – This innovative device makes it easy for anyone to park correctly in the garage every single time! A bright red laser beam on your hood or dashboard guides the car to a pre-selected parking “sweet spot.” The Park Right Garage Laser is clever gift for new drivers, bad drivers and homeowners with garages that are too small or too tight. Plugs into any AC outlet and sells for only $29.95.
Emergency Water Shut-off System – With a WaterCop “Sergeant” Water Shut-Off System, homeowners on your gift list can protect their entire house against catastrophic leaks and water damage caused by common plumbing and appliance problems. The WaterCop “Sergeant” package, which includes a main line electric shut-off valve and three wireless flood sensors, is available for $538.50. Additional sensors can be added.
Low Temperature Alert Warning Light – Here’s an original gift idea for traveling homeowners to help protect their vacant house from freezing pipes and water damage — a battery-powered Freeze Flash Alert Warning Light. The warning light gets placed in a highly-visible window in the home. If the heat goes off and the inside temperature drops below 30oF, neighbors will be alerted by a flashing red light. Available now for $79.99.
For the Vacation Cottage
Deluxe Freeze Alarm – Give those vacation homeowners on your list some peace-of-mind with a Deluxe Freeze Alarm. This is one of our most popular models. If the power goes out or the temperature in the cottage gets too low, it will automatically call up to three phone numbers. It also allows homeowners to adjust heat or A/C remotely by phone and it accepts flood sensors and motion detectors to monitor for water leaks or intruders. Sale price $145.
Remote Control Thermostat for Electric Heating Systems – If you know someone with electric heat in their vacation home, here’s a wireless thermostat upgrade they will like. Made by the industry leader, the Honeywell EConnect wireless thermostat has a list of benefits, including: easy, no mess installation; precise temperature control; and the ability to adjust temperature from anywhere via a smartphone or computer. Homeowners will love the added convenience and comfort of this thermostat. Sells for $248.99.
For Techies Young and Old
Wi-Fi Home Controller – This is the ultimate gift for all technology enthusiasts – a VeraEdge multi-purpose controller, the easy yet powerful one-app control for cameras, door locks, sensors, thermostats and other home automation and security devices (sold separately) you can view and control from anywhere via a smartphone, tablet or computer. VeraEdge is compatible with a wider universe of devices than any competitor (including over 1,200 Z-Wave devices). Allows you to control over 220 devices in your home or small business. Get one for only $149.00!
Multi-Featured Internet Thermostat — Internet thermostats let you adjust the heat or A/C in your home from anywhere using a smartphone or PC. Give someone a BAYWeb Professional Internet Thermostat, and they can do even more cool stuff, like “occupancy sensing” to reduce fuel bills; add motion detectors and sensors; download an energy management app; and much more. Loaded with features and just $300.00!
For the Security Conscious
DIY Wireless Home Alarm System – Today’s do-it-yourself home alarm systems are surprisingly easy to use and install, so they make great gifts for anyone worried about theft or intruders. Choose a wireless system like the Securityman AirAlarmIIDL. The starter kit sells for $169.99 and includes an LED touchpad, 2 wide-angle motion detectors, 3 magnetic door/window sensors, and a smoke sensor. Expands easily and can accept up to 60 sensors.
Rex Plus II the Electronic Watchdog – Here’s a watchdog that you never have to walk or feed but is always on duty guarding and protecting! It’s Rex Plus II , the electronic watchdog. Rex Plus II can “see” through thick doors, walls and glass. When he detects movement, Rex Plus II will begin barking to scare off intruders and alert you. When he is not protecting, switch Rex Plus II to the tranquil sound mode. Plugs into any wall outlet. Priced at $80.99.
Hidden Camera Wall Clock and Receiver – This authentic looking wall clock is actually a covert surveillance camera that records action to an SD card. Watch the video remotely via the Internet or connect it to your computer, TV, DVR or VCR to watch and record. The SleuthGear Wall Clock system by KJB is the real deal! Use it in your office for security surveillance or at home as a nanny cam. The complete package with software sells for $399.99.