Leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping around Gateway Parks, just east of Dallas in Forney. Soon, the residents of this master-planned community will be putting up Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa decorations and getting ready for celebrations.
This can only mean TWO things. First, the holidays are just around the corner and secondly, it’s time to start shopping for those “must have” gadgets for gifts for friends and loved ones! There’s a special group of people (and YOU know who you are!) who relish finding the most useful and/or quirky gadgets for holiday gifts and if the many lists that are circulating are any indication, lots and lots of people will be smiling when they open that gift.
Your friends at Gateway Parks have put together a shopping guide to help you find the good stuff.
Ten Great Gadgets for Giving
If they have trouble falling asleep, friends or family members might love the hottest gadget in the sleep-deprived world. The Dodow uses the latest research in cognitive behavioral therapy combined with cutting-edge technology to retrain your brain to sleep naturally when you want it to. Not only does it help you fall asleep in 8 minutes or less, but it also improves your sleep quality and increases energy levels. Price: About $60
#2 Yedi Total Package Air Fryer Oven XL
It’s hard to find a truly good-looking air fryer, but this one is Oprah’s fav. This Yedi oven-style model does the job and looks amazing doing it. It uses 85% less fat than traditional frying methods and has enough room for a couple racks of kebabs, or even a whole chicken. Price: About $150
This little gadget is a thing of beauty and simplicity. ThePhotoStick is by far the easiest backup solution ever invented. All you do is plug the tiny USB drive into your PC or Mac, hit ‘GO’ and it automatically backs up and organizes all your pictures and videos to the drive for safe keeping. No special software to install, no searching for files by hand through every folder on your computer. Price: About $50
#4 Peeps Carbon Technology Glasses Cleaner
Peeps is an amazing new product designed to get glasses REALLY clean. Utilizing the same carbon cleaning technology NASA uses for lens cleaning on the space station, peeps will give you crystal clear lenses. It’s perfect for reading glasses, eyeglasses, and sunglasses! Once you clean your glasses with peeps your lenses will be so clear it won’t even feel like you’re wearing glasses anymore! Price: About $50
Bondic was invented by a dentist who was inspired by the incredibly strong, UV-cured bonding compounds he used on the job. He teamed up with a chemical engineer and together they developed an ingenious liquid plastic “welding” compound that’s 50X stronger than glue. The liquid formula is applied to the damaged area, then the special UV light is shined on it, and in 4 seconds it hardens into a rock-solid layer of clear plastic. You can use it to bond, build, fix and even fill virtually anything. This is an awesome gift for anyone into DIY, crafts or hobbies! Price: About $20
#6 TC 1200 Pro Flashlight
Ask anyone who has ever been lost in the dark. All flashlights are not the same. Take the TC 1200 for example. The advanced CREE XML2 LEDs crank out 1200 lumens with a zoomable lens. It’s machined out of aircraft grade aluminum and is lightweight, compact and waterproof. On top of that, it has a magnetic base and 5 lighting modes (high, medium, low, strobe and SOS). Price: About $90
#7 Shadow X Pocket Drone
Do you have any friends or family who love photography? This Shadow X pocket drone might be the perfect gift for them. This tiny drone is lightweight, easy to use and fits in the palm of a hand. Plus, the price is right. Price: About $150
#8 TikiTunes Wireless Speakers
TikiTunes is an award-winning Bluetooth speaker that also instantly transforms the atmosphere of any space — indoors or outdoors — with the soothing ambiance of a tiki torch! It’s music and ambiance combined. The warm LED light flickers just like real flames and it works with or without music. TikiTunes speakers are waterproof, dustproof, lightweight and portable. Price: About $50
#9 The Neck Hammock
Everyone knows what a pain in the neck 2020 has been. How about some relief? The Neck Hammock provides gentle neck decompression. Users describe the sensation as “it kind of feels like your head is floating while your neck is gently stretched and tension is relieved.” Price: About $20
What gadget gift list would be complete without a multi-tool? Don’t let its size fool you. The Geekey is spectacular. It’s a 16-in-1 multi tool that combines the essentials into one simple device. These include:
- 9 Screwdriver tips • 12 Closed wrenches
- 1/4″ Bit driver • 1/4″ Open wrench
- Serrated cutting edge • Scoring tip
- Bottle opener • Box opener • Can opener
- 2 Rulers • Protractor
- Wire stripper • Wire bender
- Bike spoke key • Smoking pipe
- File (for wood, metal and plastic)
Price: About $25
The Holidays at Gateway Parks
Whatever your holiday traditions happen to be, your friends and the residents of Gateway Parks wish you and your family the very best of season’s greetings. If you get tired of playing with your gadgets and need a break, come see how great the holidays look at Gateway Parks!