Welcome to the 2016 Home and Tech Gift Guide. I’m sharing my pre-tested favorite items that I use daily and compiled a list of useful gift ideas that loved ones can use over and over again. And if stocking stuffers aren’t your favorite things, many items will be a perfect “bigger gift” bundled together in a gift bag.
Panasonic FlashXpress Infrared Toaster Oven. I love this thing. Ever since getting it for a review I hardly used my regular oven. This Toaster oven does not need the pre-heating. Fits 4 regular slices of bread and the perfect not burned toast come out every time in 1 min and 30 sec. You can see the muffins I made in it in 5 minutes Buy it from $97.
T-Fal Clipso Pressure cooker. I use this thing for over a year now and this fella is a daily in my kitchen. Can cook family meals like delicious french onion soup in as little as 10 min or a savory pot roast in 50 minutes! I also use it as a stand alone pot to make soups as it hold a lot of liquid. Buy it $82.77
Ninja Coffee Bar. I can not stop enjoying my own really good tasting home made coffee at home. Especially I like that it comes with the permanent filter, milk frother that looks like a french press. Not only it can brew Classic, Rich, or Specialty coffee, but over ice as well! It may look huge but it actually a big space saver. Read my review and see the live video of making cappuccino in action. Buy it from $169.
Panasonic High Power High Speed Blender. See my review of making Blender muffins that I baked for 5 minutes using my FlashXpress Toaster Oven. The blender featuring electrostatic touch controls, a blue LED speed dial and a six-point stainless-steel blade system. Six pre-programmed settings ensure consistently delicious fruit and vegetable smoothies, juices, hot soups, frozen drinks and desserts, chopped nut and nut butters, ground coffees and purees. A blender recipe book and ice jacket accessory to keep frozen drinks cold are included. The ZX1800 high-power blender is designed for everyday use.
Hoover Air Cordless 2 in 1. I attended the Hoover event where I got to test 4 vacuums from their cordless family. I picked this one as the best for cleaning everyday messes. It also comes with the dust-buster so you can take it out at any time to reach for spaces like to clean your table or your car. It is lightweight. It runs for 15 minutes on 1 battery charge which should be enough to clean everyday kitchen messes. It is suggested when you get an extra battery pack so you can get a painless every day vacuuming enjoyment. Buy it from $129
Sharp Roku 43″ TV. Netflix sent me this. I enjoy streaming all my favorite programs on it. Not only it is reasonably priced for the features and quality, but the picture is very sharp and clear. It is great for a bedroom, kitchen, a small living room or a great gaming TV. From $349
Nyne Cuiser. I have been using this little fella daily for 2 years. Morning or night, summer or winter. Inside or outside, and in the shower too (not inside the shower tho) NYNE Cruiser is a rugged, portable wireless Bluetooth speaker you can take with you anywhere, anytime. Adjustable handlebar mounting clips let you add music to bike ride, stroller ride or a gym workout. It has a built-in noise-canceling microphone for hands-free calling. If you’re on the move, you need the Cruiser! Most importantly, it has an amazing sound Buy it $60.50. Read my review
Panasonic Lumix G7 Mirorless Camera – is a 4K Bluetooth Photo camera that can share photos to your social media sites. It is loaded with features and photo modes. LUMIX 4K Ultra HD video pause and export as a 4K Photo mode, you’ll never again miss that one shot that perfectly captures a scene. Majority of the photos posted to this blog are taken with my Lumix G7. Go to my instagram account and you can see some photo samples there also. https://www.instagram.com/lovemykids009/ For my favorite 4K show extracted from the video, scroll down to the black lab jumping into the water. From $597
FlyGrip. It is my 2nd year of using this device. I love it and can not imagine using my phone without it.. So comfy! One handed solution that attaches to smartphones, ebooks, tablets. FlyGrip enables secure, one-handed use. You didn’t know you needed it ’til it was invented. Also serves as kickstand. Price $29.95
For a gamer in your life, like my 13 year old. New Logitech G, ultra-light, tenkeyless RGB mechanical keyboard designed for portability and flexibility. It’s the perfect size for your desk, allowing plenty of extra space to make wide motions with your mouse, and also light enough to throw in your backpack to bring to LAN events, tournaments or a friend’s house. From $119
Monster Clarity HD High Definition In-Ear Headphones
Say goodbye to those generic commodity earbuds and step-up to superior crafted, better sounding Clarity HD in-ear headphones for an exceptionally comfortable auditory experience. They have very detailed sound with clear highs, mids, and the bass is present but not over powering. Well balanced and sounded good with most genres I tested them with. They also have a microphone and a play/pause function.
allows for limited time mounting of your device to preferred vertical surfaces such as Glass, Mirror and Acrylic. Go Hands-Free for selfies, pictures, calls, video chat, time-lapse video, GPS navigation and more.
is a serious punch. Running out of power for your smartphone is very frustrating. This credit card sized power card is super thin, quickly charges your phone while you use it. It fits into your wallet for power on the go. A great value and easy to transport, it’s perfect for quick emergency charges.
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