• Danny Joyce

The Best Blue Monday Products to Lift Your Mood this January!

January is a tough month every year for a lot of us! Contending with short, dull days and sliding New Year’s resolutions, it’s no wonder that for the last few years, the third Monday of the month (17th Jan this year) has been declared the most depressing of the year: Blue Monday. We need fun, we need excitement, we need adventure, and while things like going for a walk, keeping in touch with loved ones and having something really tasty for lunch undoubtedly helps, there are other ways to keep yourself perked up. Treating yourself after Christmas need not come with any guilt, especially if it’s going to perk you up during the most boring month of the year!

Currys have compiled a list of the best products available for you to treat yourself to, so you can perk up your Blue Monday, and the rest of January!

BOSE Sleepbuds II – White €259 (Was €279, save €20)


Traffic, loud neighbours, snoring – home or away, there always seems to be annoying sounds to keep you awake at night. Bose Sleepbuds II have been specially engineered to help you fall asleep and stay rested all night. Sleepbuds may look like tiny earphones, but rather than streaming music or podcasts, they deliver relaxing and noise-masking sounds, so you can fall asleep easier and wake more refreshed. From the Bose Sleep app you can choose from pre-loaded sounds and set the volume and duration, so you'll easily find something to see you through the night, or a mid-flight nap.

NINJA Foodi OP350UK Multi Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer - Black & Silver €219.99 (Was €239.99, save €20)


Add versatile cooking to your kitchen with the Ninja Foodi OP350UK Multi Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer. With its exclusive TenderCrisp technology, you can use the pressure cooker function to cook tender, juicy meat before adding the ideal crisp finish. Using super-heated steam, your food will cook up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods, so you can enjoy everything from steaks to a whole roast chicken with ease. Air frying uses less fat, so you can serve crispy chips and vegetables crisps for the whole family without any of the guilt. You also have the option to roast, grill, steam and sear food, making it easier than ever to get creative when it comes to meal times. It even has yogurt and dehydration functions, giving you even more versatility in the kitchen.

STATUS DEB-70W1PKB Electric Underblanket – Double €29.99 (Was €39.99, save €10)


The Status DEB-70W1PKB Double Electric Underblanket makes climbing into bed something to look forward to on a cold winter's night. With its three heat settings, this Status DEB-70W1PKB Electric Blanket can be adjusted from a mild heat to a higher setting depending on how warm you want your bed. Use the pre-heat function to achieve the best possible temperature so that everything is ready by the time you decide to turn in.

PHILIPS HUE Go White & Colour Ambiance Portable Bluetooth Table Lamp €79.99


The Philips Hue Go White & Colour Ambiance Bluetooth LED Portable Table Lamp works straight out the box – simply charge and use the Philips Hue Bluetooth app for easy control. Because it's battery powered, you can enjoy ambient lighting anywhere, even outside so you can make the most of warm summer evenings. With preset modes like Enchanted Forest and Cozy Candle, you don't even need to open the app to set the mood. With the Hue app you can play around with 16 million colours, including warm-to-cool white light to set the mood for your room. Control your light without reaching for your phone. With an Amazon Alexa or Google Home device, you can use simple voice commands such as, 'Alexa, dim the lights' or 'Hey Google, turn on the table lamp', to control your lights.

DYSON Pure Cool Me Air Purifier €349


Whether it's a warm summer's day or you just want to keep the air fresh and pure, the Dyson Pure Cool Me Air Purifier is an ideal choice. Designed as a personal purifier fan, it keeps you cool whether you're at your desk at work or chilling in your bedroom. The focused stream of cool, filtered air is created by Dyson's Core Flow technology, helping you to breathe easy and stay cool even on the warmest days. Suffer from allergies? The Pure Cool Me works hard to remove those unwanted gases and pollutants from the air around you. The HEPA filter captures 99.95% of particles from the air, no matter how fine they are.

LUMIE Bodyclock Shine 300 €129.99 (Was €149.99, save €20)


Wake up feeling refreshed with the Lumie Bodyclock Shine 300. By mimicking real sunrises and sunsets, you'll wake up slowly and peacefully - the way nature intended. Set your preferred duration from 15 to 90 minutes and customise the level of sunrise brightness for the perfect night's rest. Not only is there an optional alarm beep sound effect, but there's 14 different sounds to choose from. Ranging from tropical birds to white noise, you'll find the perfect sound to nod off or wake up to.

HOTEL CHOCOLAT HC01 Velvetiser Hot Chocolate Machine Charcoal €119.99 (Was €129.99, save €10)


Create velvety barista-quality hot chocolate in the comfort of your home with the Hotel Chocolat HC01 Velvetiser Hot Chocolate Machine. It's been designed to serve hot chocolates at 68 - 70°C, which is the melting point for cacao butter. That's the reason why Velvetiser hot chocolates are smooth, creamy and full of flavour.

DREW & COLE 01468 Soup Maker – Chrome €45 (Was €49.99, save €5)


Serve up soup for the family in minutes with the Drew & Cole 01468 Soup Maker. Add your chopped ingredients, select chunky or smooth texture, and the Soup Maker will do the rest. If you like it extra smooth, there's even a Smooth+ function, which you can also use to blend cold drinks or soups like gazpacho. If you want to season or add more ingredients while cooking, you won't need to restart the cycle - the Soup Maker carries on cooking as soon as you close the lid. With a large 1.6-litre capacity, the Drew & Cole Soup Maker is perfect for batch cooking or family meals. Washing-up is easy too – just add water and detergent, and the Auto-Clean function will do the rest.

GARMIN Index S2 Smart Scale – Black €149 (Was €179, save €30)


The Garmin Index S2 Smart Scale measures your weight, body mass index, muscle mass, bone mass, and body fat and body water percentages. Whether you're in training or simply trying to maintain a healthy weight, the scales help you monitor your progress with ease. The scales connect to your home WiFi, so you can wirelessly sync your data to the Garmin Connect app. Compatible with iOS and Android, the app lets you see your data in more detail and track your progress towards your goals. It will even show you today's weather to help you plan your day.

FITBIT Aria Air Smart Scale – Black €59.99


Keep on top of your fitness goals and see your progress clearly with the Fitbit Aria Air Smart Scale. The scales track your weight and BMI and sync wirelessly with your Fitbit app, so you get a more accurate picture of your health alongside your tracker. There's no limit on how many family members can use the scales, just simply connect via Bluetooth and your Fitbit app will record your data.

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Slán go fóill,

Danny