Yes, it’s that time of year again. It’s time for parties, social gatherings and lots of cooking — but it’s also time to start thinking about Christmas gifts for your nearest and dearest. If one of your dearest is obsessed with their home, perhaps the gift you buy them should be something to make their obsession with cleanliness even more fun.
Keeping a house in tip-top shape at all times is hard — even for the most house proud of people. But with these seven great gifts in Santa’s sack this year, you can help that special person in your life enjoy their household duties more than ever.
1. WIRELESS HEADPHONES
Scrubbing, vacuuming, polishing and generally busting your hump can become a little monotonous — even for self-confessed clean-freaks. But you can make those household chores rock by giving that special person in your life the gift of music. The Urbanears headphones come in a range of colours, including brilliant white (so even the headphones look sparkly clean). Some great up-tempo music can help the recipient to speed up their rate of work — without having to worry about tripping over wires!
2.THE SHARK ROTATOR POWERED LIFT-AWAY MOBILE VACUUM CLEANER
Ask any clean-freak what they spend most of their time doing in the home, and the chances are they will say vacuuming carpet. Busy family homes require vacuuming twice or thrice a day, so it’s always good to have a powerful cleaning tool for the job. The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner is versatile and very manoeuvrable, and it features the patented Lift-Away technology that allows you to clean the most inaccessible areas of your home. What better way to clean up the mess on Christmas night than by using the bagless cyclonic power of this little beauty for the job?
3. A SPOTLESS HOME
This little book was written by clean-freaks for clean-freaks. It is packed with little hacks and cleaning shortcuts, which are great for saving time. Why would a clean-freak want to save time on cleaning, you ask? Well, to make more time for cleaning, of course! Buy ‘A Spotless Home’ for the person who loves to clean but just doesn’t have the time to truly enjoy it.
4. JANE’S HOUSEKEEPER’S BOX
Make life a lot easier for that special clean-freak in your life by giving the gift of convenience. This attractive little box of tricks contains a range of accessories and cleaning products that make housework more effective and a lot more fun. Inside the caddy you will find two separate storage trays, which can be used to store dusters, polish, brushes and a variety of cleaning sprays. Jane’s Housekeeping Box looks fantastic almost anywhere, and it hides away those ugly cleaning utensils that usually live under the kitchen sink.
5. A LINT SHAVER
Lint can be the scourge of a clean-freak’s daily life. It appears on curtains, upholstered furniture and clothing without warning, and it often proves very tricky to remove. But the Gleener Fuzz Remover can keep the worst of lint at bay without too much effort. Not only does it look like a premium product, is comes with three different clip-on heads, so the user can attack both fine and thick fuzz effectively.
6. CUTLERY CLEANERS
Clean-freaks are known to spend a significant proportion of their lives at the sink. So make things a little easier — and a little more fun — for them by giving them some Cutlery Cleaners. They stick to any surface with suction, and bring a sparkle to knives and forks in an instant with their rubber bristles.
Clean-freaks can control a lot of things in the home, but the air isn’t usually one of them. However, the new Awair system monitors the five different factors in your home that affect air quality: temperature, dust, humidity, CO2 and chemicals. When things aren’t as they should be, Awair lets you know via a mobile app, and gives you suggestions on how you can improve the quality of the air in a particular room. It will also monitor the changes you make to let you know what works and what doesn’t.
So there you have it: seven great gift ideas for the clean-freak this Christmas. So you don’t have any excuses when the big day finally arrives.