Episode 93: Holiday Gift Guide 2016!

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It’s our Holiday Gift Guide for 2016, including techy toys, stuff to make your home smart, and more!

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It’s that time of year again, when we start making lists and hunting down the best gifts for friends and family. We’ve got you covered with the hottest tech toys, the best stuff to make your home smart, and some unique gifts that will thrill whomever you give them to. Or like Amy, just give a bunch of them to yourself.

Plus, we’re giving away some of the hot items we talk about in this episode, including an XBox One Minecraft bundle and the hot new Air Hogs Connect Mission Drone! Go to the bottom of this post to enter.

This Week’s Links

Andrea’s Smart Home Recommendations

Eero: Easy WiFi With Great Coverage And Parenting Controls, by Amy Oztan – Amy Ever After

Almond 3 Router

August Smart Lock

Ring WiFi-Enabled Video Doorbell

Canary All-In-One Home Security Device

simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro

All-New Echo Dot Second Generation

Dyson V8 Absolute Cord-Free Vacuum

Ryobi ONE+ 18 volt Lithium Ion Cordless Drill Driver

Rebecca’s (Mostly) Techy Toy Recommendations

BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

littleBits Rule Your Room Kit

Air Hogs Connect Mission Drone

FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon


Pie Face

Pie Face Showdown

Fisher-Price Little People Surprise & Sounds Home

Fisher-Price Little People Surprise & Sounds Home

XBox One Minecraft Bundle

Amy’s Home & Clothing Recommendations

Panasonic Flash Xpress Toaster Oven


Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker

Lampeez Eiffel Tower

Lampeez 3D Illusion LED Lamps

Solarpuff Collapsible Light

Scratch Map Deluxe

Self-Chilling Wine Glasses

Wine Glass Markers

Wine Glass Charms

Elwood The Unicorn Rainbow Mug

Elwood The Unicorn Rainbow Mug

Elwood The Unicorn Rainbow Bank

Recycled Cardboard TV Stand for iPad

Twinkling Stars Skirt

“Indoorsy” sweatshirt

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Holiday Sweepstakes

We have got some fantastic prizes to give away to our lucky listeners and readers! We may add more prizes, but don’t worry: once you enter, you’re eligible for all of the drawings.

We will be drawing one winner for each prize, starting with the highest-value prize and moving down the list. You may not win more than one prize, and will only be offered the highest-value prize that your entry was picked for.

Good luck!


XBox One Minecraft Bundle

Includes an Xbox One S 500GB Console, full game downloads of Minecraft for Xbox One and Windows 10, Xbox Wireless Controller, HDMI cable (4K Capable), Power cable, and more.

Air Hogs Connect Mission Drone

Fly a real drone on augmented-reality missions! Requires a bluetooth-enabled tablet.

Canary All-In-One Home Security Device

Stream real-time video from your home, record automatically when motion is detected, and more.

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