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Rene’s 2016 Holiday Gift List

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Rene’s 2016 Holiday Gift List

Rene's 2016 Holiday Gift Information

Those are a couple of of my favourite issues. Issues I have used and beloved over the process the yr, and now I am getting to revel in the enjoyment of gifting them to friends and family. That is correct, those are the real presents I am in my opinion gifting this yr, and I will be able to't call to mind any upper advice than that.

If you are in search of extra, particularly upper price ticket pieces, you'll be able to take a look at our primary iMore holiday gift guide or my page and, if you are on the lookout for selection, do not omit Serenity's gift guide.)

Apple Watch Nike+

For the athlete on your lifestyles, Apple Watch Nike+ brings in combination all of the GPS, swim-proofing, battery lifestyles, and double brightness of Apple Watch Collection 2, and provides Nike+ integration and awesomely cool bands. I am getting the 42mm Volt style for a chum.

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Apple Watch Collection 1

If you do not assume they will want the GPS and be advantageous with steady water-resistance, battery, and brightness, you pick out them up an Apple Watch Collection 1 and save sufficient for a couple of stocking stuffers. I picked up a 38mm rose gold for a chum and she or he's already counting the times till Christmas.

from $269 Buy Now

Apple Watch Bands

Purchasing for any person who already has an Apple Watch? Then Apple Watch bands are without equal present. Relying in your dating — and finances! — you'll be able to spend a tidy sum on Hermès leather-based or Apple metal hyperlink, or a very fair quantity on a Woven Nylon. Considered one of my members of the family is getting the brand new Toasted Espresso shade. (With a bit of luck they are now not studying this!)

from $49 Buy Now

AirPods IOU

Apple's new AirPods will be the final stocking stuffer — IF THEY WERE SHIPPING. However they are now not. That suggests everybody I sought after to present them too should wait. Even though Apple proclaims them now, they would possibly not arrive in time, so I made up our minds to take issues into my very own arms and provides out IOUs within the type of playing cards. And once they send, I'm going to present!

Sensible Battery Case

Know any person with an iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 6 who loves the dimensions however needs that they had the Plus sized battery lifestyles? If this is the case, the Sensible Battery Case is the very best present. If and when they want it, they may be able to slap it on and get two times the battery lifestyles in a super-svelte, tremendous sensible package deal. Yup, it is all about potency. I am giving the recent new Product (RED) model to a chum with a black iPhone 7.

$99 Buy Now

iPhone Dock

Talking of stocking stuffers, I've a pair pals who have not gotten the memo about 3.5mm headphone jacks being over. So, I am getting them Apple's iPhone Dock — one black, one rose gold. It has a Lightning Charger however additionally a 3.5mm jack. So, they may be able to stay it beside their mattress or at their table and pay attention and price to their hearts' content material.

$39 Buy Now

Hue Lighting fixtures

A few years in the past I gave my father the Hue Gentle starter package. This yr I am getting him the up to date HomeKit bridge, as a result of safety. It permits you to regulate the colour, depth, and automation of all of the hooked up lighting fixtures in your home, with the House app or Siri. I am most probably additionally going to provide a couple of pals some additional bulbs, as a result of there are by no means sufficient. Now not ever.

$200 Buy Now

iHome Sensible Plug

Fairly affordable, they allow you to flip any on/off tool right into a HomeKit software. I have used them for enthusiasts and LED panels. Georgia requested for 2 of them so she will use them together with her HTC Vive lighthouses. That method Siri can lend a hand flip her device off and on. Sensible.

$42 Buy Now

August Sensible Lock

Confession: When a family members member used to be on the lookout for a present for me, I ordered this on their behalf. Then, they discovered me one thing else. As an alternative of canceling the order, despite the fact that, I made up our minds to stay it and provides it to myself. Not anything in any respect to do with dropping my keys or locking myself out. I swear. It is simply the cool iPhone and Apple Watch door lock and release that I am purchasing it for. Pinky swear.

$217.95 Buy Now


I would not have the endurance for pour-over — once I need espresso now, I would like espresso now — however I do not just like the grit in French Press. That is why I switched to AeroPress and why, since I switched, various pals have requested how I used to be making such just right espresso. This yr, Santa shall be sharing the solution. (Additionally ludicrously affordable for the standard it produces!)

$29.95 Buy Now

Philz Espresso

On every occasion I am in San Francisco's South Bay I all the time head directly for Philz Espresso. It is a distinctive revel in however it is also a shockingly tasty cup of espresso. Remaining yr a chum from the world despatched me a number of luggage of Philz as a Christmas present. This yr, I am giving a couple of luggage to my mother. (Do not learn that, mother!). It is deep, wealthy, and scrumptious — and you'll be able to even order it on-line!

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Baratza Virtuoso

When you have beans, you must grind them and, if you need to grind them, you wish to have to grind them with a burr grinder. The Baratza Virtuoso is what I exploit and, after seeing me use it, what I have since "given" to a few members of the family. I text-quote that as a result of it is in point of fact a present to myself — a option to get in reality just right espresso once I talk over with them!

$229 Buy Now

Tea Steeper

Some favor tea to espresso. I want each. I stumbled in this next-gen steeper in Winnipeg of all puts, purchased one, and now I have ordered one for a few pals and members of the family. I've two myself — a one-cupper and a many-cupper for when I've visitors. I've the David's Tea fashions, however that is the only I am gifting.

$19.95 Buy Now

David's Tea

The most productive factor a few Tea Steeper is that it permits you to use unfastened tea, which tastes such a lot higher than tea luggage. David's Tea takes that to some other degree with a plethora of blends, each vintage and outlandish. I were given their creation calendars — a brand new tea on a daily basis — for a number of pals and members of the family this yr, however any in their vacation packs make for fantastic presents.

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Los angeles Creuset Mugs

What just right are espresso and tea when you would not have anything else respectable to drink it out of? If I may just, I would get everybody I do know Apple Retailer mugs from Countless Loop. However I will be able to't, so they are getting Los angeles Creuset as an alternative, and in a rainbow of colours. They appear nice, they really feel nice, they usually drink nice. Revel in, pals!

$27.95 Buy Now


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