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Gifts For Me And My Home

November 8, 2021 – 3 mins read

The way Australians live has certainly changed since the onset of COVID-19, and it’s really highlighted just how important our homes are to us – we’re living, working, learning and playing all within the same four walls. Our once-sacred spaces have been turned on their heads, which is why we shouldn’t feel guilty for splurging on living appliances that add a little luxury back into our lives!

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to reclaim your sense of serenity and style within the home. In other words, gift to your home – and yourself. You deserve it.

Smeg automatic coffee machine sitting on a black benchtop surrounded by cups of coffee

Gift 1: Coffee Machine

Being cooped up in our kitchens during lengthy lockdowns has given us a new appreciation for the cafe-style delights we once took for granted. Many of us have learnt that our morning brew, whatever it may be, doesn’t need to be barista-made to be barista-quality.

Regardless, bringing cafe-quality coffee into our kitchens has never been easier, or more delicious. The DeLonghi La Specialista Arte Coffee Machine aims to do just that, offering full control and personalisation for grinding, dosing, tamping, and texturing. Meaning barista flair is at your fingertips.

Or, start perfecting your morning cuppa with one of Smeg’s Automatic Coffee Machines; our pick is the new Smeg Automatic Coffee Machine with Frother. Available in matte black, matte taupe, matte white and matte red, pre-set recipes, including espresso, ristretto or Americano, are available, with the steam milk frother function topping off your favourite brew with creamy milk for a delicious latte, cappuccino or macchiato.

Gift 2: Wine Cabinet

The festive season is just around the corner and after a year as tumultuous as 2021, it’s certainly time to celebrate with a nice drop (or two)! Gift your home and please everyone’s palate with a dual-zone wine cabinet, which maintains the perfect temperature for both whites and reds by providing two separate temperature zones.

This top-of-the-line model from Vintec features a sleek stainless-steel finish and an impressive storage capacity (50 bottles) to keep reds, whites and yourself in good spirits – worth the investment.

“Our once-sacred spaces have been turned on their heads, which is why we shouldn’t feel guilty for splurging on living appliances that add a little luxury back into our lives!”

Gift 3: Air Fryer

Arguably the most sought-after kitchen appliance during the pandemic, the air fryer has gained a cult following. Compact in design, but big on functionality, air fryers use a combination of super-heated air and a little ingenuity to turn your favourite dishes into crispy delights. Plus, they use only a fraction of the oil that deep frying does, and can cut calories by up to 70 per cent.

The NutriBullet XXL Digital Air Fryer features eight cooking modes programmed for everything from chips to chicken wings. The inclusion of a recipe guide is guaranteed to have you air-frying up a storm this festive season.

Male couple cooking on a barbecue at home together

Gift 4: Barbecue

With travel plans halted for many, Aussies are turning to their own backyards for some fun in the sun. From stay-at-home date nights to get-togethers with family and friends, Weber barbecues are sure to turn your snag game up a notch.

Whether you’re working with a small patio or large entertainer’s deck, the Weber’s sleek, compact design is available in a variety of finishes, making them a welcome addition to any outdoor living space, and you a welcome addition to any Sunday afternoon barbecue.

Gift 5: Dishwasher

Life’s too short to waste time washing dishes. With today’s dishwashers designed to be both water and energy-efficient, it’s now a matter of choosing what suits your kitchen, lifestyle and budget. Gift yourself a dishwasher, or if you’re short on space, a dishdrawer – they’re a great investment, easy on your back and on the eye, and are also super quiet, operating at or below 45dB, which equates to the hushed tones of a public library. Fisher & Paykel’s 60cm Black Double DishDrawer has a 3.5 star energy rating and includes six wash programs, as well as additional quick wash, sanitise and extra dry options.

Gift 6: Outdoor Sound System

Turn up the tunes and dance the night away with an outdoor sound system. The Sonos Roam is both waterproof and drop resistant and is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery, which lasts up to 10 hours.

With other options on the market, it’s important to check whether your desired device is more than humidity resistant, with some okay for patio use as long as they remain away from water.

Gift 7: A Smart Projector

Transform your outdoors into a cinema at home by investing in a clever projector - try the Samsung The Premiere Laser 4K Smart Projector. The picture technology is top-notch, with 4K resolution over a 120 inch projector display, and laser technology bringing 2200 ASNI lumens for brightness and clarity - perfect for use in the great outdoors.

Unmissable Black Friday deals are coming soon to The Good Guys, so don’t miss the opportunity to treat yourself to one of the many amazing deals on offer. Visit us in-store or online to find out more about the products in this article.

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