In honor of Oprah’s Favorite Things, we decided to make our own list of Bonnie’s Favorite Things! Do you have a friend or family member who is impossible to buy for? If so, we have some great, thoughtful, and unique suggestions for you!
Batteries For Smoke Detector
The old adage is you should test your smoke detector battery at least twice a year when you change your clocks for Daylight Savings. According to Consumer Reports, due to newer technology, this battery-change schedule is conservative out of an abundance of caution. If you give the gift of lithium 9-volt batteries, your loved ones should not need to change smoke detector batteries for five to ten years.
Personalized Product Recall Alerts
Over 900 million products were recalled in the US last year – that’s a lot of electronics, appliances, baby toys, medication, cars, food, and pet products! While not all of these recalled items are in your home, all it takes is one defective product to potentially harm you or a loved one. That’s why we recommend you give the gift of peace of mind this holiday season, and tell your loved ones to sign up for Bonnie – personalized product recall notifications. And the best part is Bonnie is free, so find a great holiday card, and tell your loved one to sign up for this great service.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
According to the CDC, in 2015, a total of 393 deaths resulting from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning occurred, with 36% of the deaths occurring in December, January, or February. Many of these deaths could have been prevented with a carbon monoxide detector. Nothing says “I love you” more than looking out for someone’s well-being. Here are two carbon monoxide detectors to consider: 1) the budget friendly version, and 2) the high-tech version.
Air Quality Monitor
Do you know what’s in the air you’re breathing? The truth is, indoor air can be five times more polluted than outside air, affecting allergies, asthma, eczema, sleep, and much more. We are big fans of the company Awair and their line of air quality sensors, especially the Awair Glow. It tracks toxins, chemicals, CO2, humidity, and temperature, and provides actionable insights and personalized tips.
Hand Crank Flashlight and Charger
2017 is one of the worst years on record for major storms that left millions of Americans without power for extended periods of time. You never know when a storm could hit, so it’s best to be prepared by upgrading your emergency preparedness kit to include a flashlight/charger that is powered by hand crank. There are lots of options on the market, so we are linking you to one that is an Amazon bestseller.
Stay safe, and happy holidays! Please let us know if you have any other recommendations that we should add to our Bonnie’s Favorite Things Gift Guide!