NOTE: The blanket featured in the photo above is a Beautyrest Plush Electric Blanket with Secure Comfort Technology in Ivory.
Here’s an extracted list of popular gifts for the home that have been trending on Google, heading into the 2020 Christmas Season. After spending some time looking at various products and topics, it became clear to us that Comfort & Cleanliness are the two prominent themes of what consumers are seeking this year.
This year Google grouped their shopping guide recommendations for the following gift-recipient personas: the Chef; the Athlete; the Techie; the Decorator; the Wellness Guru; the Gamer; and the Kids.
We went through their guide and highlighted what we thought were most helpful for those looking for thoughtful, quality gifts for the home.
Before getting to our list, here’s an overview of interesting search trends that relate to products within the very broad category of “Home”.
Google Shopping Guide Search Trend Highlights
- Home Décor searches increased 24% Year-Over-Year (YOY)
- Handmade Goods were a popular niche category
- Chunky Blankets searches increased 79%
- Raised-Bed Gardening and Flower Boxes were among the top DIY-related searches
- Kitchen & Cooking
- Baking-related searches increased 25% YOY
- Cotton Candy Making increased 42% YOY
- Calming Candles searches increased by 40%
- Fitness & Yoga Mats searches increased an impressive, but not surprising, 120% YOY
- Tablets remained in demand, with searches increasing by 12%
- Cross-Platform Games searches increased 150% YOY
- Board Games (+14%) and Puzzles (+25%) searches, unsurprisingly, started trending earlier in the year
We hope you enjoy our list!
Happy Shopping & Merry Christmas!
Breville Nespresso Essenza Mini Expresso Machine
One of the hottest items this year due to its no mess, no hassle operation. With a “zero space” footprint, this high quality espresso maker produces a temperature perfect, flavorful cup of java.
Propane Steel Patio Heaters
The key features to consider before purchasing an outdoor heater are: stability; safety features; portability (wheels); durability; wind resistance (pilot light & steadiness); ease-of-assembly; hours of heat per tank; and heat output for the size of your area.
Fire Sense 46,000 BTU Stainless Steel Gas Patio Heater
Here is a top seller that is valued for its powerful heat output, ease-of-assembly, appearance and overall value. Proof of its wide popularity, this model is currently out-of-stock at both Home Depot and Lowe’s, and barely available on Amazon. A comment on Home Depot from November mentioned that it is not expected to be in stock until early 2021. Amazon currently has other similar Fire Sense models available, with slightly different specifications and finishes.
MINGER Led Strip Lights for Home with Remote Control, RGB
We interpreted Google’s LED search data as pertaining to “LED Strip Lights”, as they are extremely popular and being used in a wide range of applications throughout the home. There are a wide range of brands available, with similar features. If you have an important application in mind, like lighting for kitchen cabinetry, you may want to try out a couple of the top sellers from Amazon beforehand. MINGER is Amazon’s current top seller and is valued for its ease-of-installation, low cost, and ease-of-use.
Bissell CrossWave 1785A
Vacuum and wash your bare floors or area rugs at the same time! Perfect for households with pets or children or both – or maybe just for the “neatnik” in you!
Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro
Customers rave about this steam cleaner which is perfect for carpets, floors and almost any surface. Puppy training? Older dogs who are accident prone? This is a super easy way to keep your carpets clean and fresh, without stiff, dried soap build-up.
Black+Decker Small Ceramic Electric Space Heater
Stay warm and toasty during those cold autumn and winter months. Small, unobtrusive, and portable, while being powerful. With controls for speed and power, this ceramic heater allows you to maintain the perfect temperature throughout the room, without hot or cold spots.
iRobot Roomba 960
Wi-Fi enabled, powerful performance and pick-up – this is a must have for house cleaning in the 21st century! Perfect for busy professionals who want to maintain a well-presented abode, without a lot of fuss and money.
Beautyrest Zuri Oversized Faux Fur Heated Throw Blanket
With three heat level settings, this ultra-soft, faux fur blanket is the perfect bedtime companion. Great for the chronically cold, or those suffering from fibromyalgia or arthritis, as the even heat warms your muscles and comforts aches and pains. NOTE: The blanket featured in the main article photo is the following, similar Beautyrest product: Beautyrest Plush Electric Blanket with Secure Comfort Technology – 60×70 – Ivory.
Chunky Cable Knit Throw Blanket
This 100% cotton chunky cable knit throw blanket is inspired by your favorite sweater. It comes in neutral colors to easily & aesthetically blend in with the style of any room to enjoy this cozy accessory.
Tranquility 12lb Weighted Throw Blanket
If you are unfamiliar with weighted blankets, their primary purpose is to induce a sense of calm that will help your overall wellness & mental health through deep pressure stimulation. This model is liked for: being just the right weight (12 lbs); affordability; thinness for folding & not getting too hot. If you know someone who may not be getting enough hugs, this blanket would be the perfect gift!
Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Humidifier
Safely moisturize the air for up to 16 hours while you chase the dry winter air away with ultrasonic, whisper quiet operation. Get relief from dry mouth and sinuses, with the touch of a button, as you maintain a comfortable moisture level to improve your nightly slumber.
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