To me, the best gifts aren’t necessarily the coolest or newest: they’re thoughtful, personalized to fit a unique need. With that in mind, these are the gifts I’ll give the multitaskers in my life this year — with my recommendation that you do the same.
I’ll be the first to admit that this wireless in-ear headset looks dorky… but after a couple weeks of using AirPods, including some hectic business travel and days of 7-10 calls, I no longer care how they look — they’re part of my permanent work setup. For travel, work, and everyday on-the-go errands, these rock.
This little tablet has replaced my bulky laptop, and I now use it for about 90% of my work and computer needs. And I love the sound and feel of the keys on the Smart Keyboard. This little combo is so versatile — at a moment’s notice, I can pull this tablet out of a small cross-body purse and be online and fully productive, no matter where I am.
I don’t know how I survived without a grip like this for my iPhone 7 Plus. It makes everything easier — from everyday portability to one-handed operation. The little ring even doubles as a stand.
What I love about sous vide cooking is that it’s impossible to overcook something, provided you’ve dialed in the right temperature settings for the food you’re preparing. During a midday break, I can assemble a delicate dish like fish or chicken in a few minutes, pop the vacuum-sealed bags into the water, and walk away until I’m ready to eat. One of my guilty pleasures are sous vide eggs, soft-boiled to perfection.
Dog owners, here’s a long-lasting treat you can make in advance that’s easy enough to do while on a call. Fill an empty mold with a handful or two of goodies your pup likes — canned pumpkin, peanut butter, kibble, treats, watermelon chunks, chopped carrot — and then fill it with water or chicken stock. Freeze overnight or until frozen through. I use this thing daily, and Lily absolutely loves it.