Cool Tech for Your Commission Check: Holiday Gift Guide

By
Cullen MacDonald
December 14, 2015

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to go shopping. You have work holiday parties with gift exchanges, gifts to buy for your friends, and of course, gifts for every member of your family. But what about YOU? Sometimes, amidst all of our thoughtful gift buying, we forget about number one! We’re going to go against the grain here and give you a holiday gift guide listing things to get for yourself...to help you make it through The Most Wonderful Time of the Year™ in style.

Cool Tech Holiday Gift Guide

1. The Gift of Coffee

With all the late nights spent building the bike that Santa inevitably gets all the credit for or the late hours trying to get that Christmas bonus, you’re going to need some help staying awake. Treat yourself to the serenity of making great pour-over coffee with the Kalita Wave Dripper. Pour over coffee is growing in popularity, because this method allows coffee enthusiasts to control different variables in the brewing process and tailor each cup to their exact preferences. The Kalita Wave Dripper is a great option. For an even easier, faster cup of coffee, use what use most mornings: an Aeropress kit.

2. A Relaxing Drink at the End of the Day

What about in the evening when you need to wind down? Learn the zen of making cocktails at home with the Pro Bartender Cocktail Mixing Set from KegWorks. The set comes with a stainless steel shaker, a mixing glass, a measuring beaker, bottle opener, metal stirrer, strainer, bottle pourers, and a set of six recipes––everything you need to get started.

3. All the Entertainment You Want

Finally, why not close out the cold December evenings cuddled up on the sofa consuming all the great media you want? The all new Apple TV includes a much anticipated App Store where you can download multiplayer games and network apps. Some favorites of mine are” Trivia Night,” allowing you and your friends and family to go head to head in typical Pub Trivia; Badlands, which is a beautiful side scroller single player game; and the FXNow app, which has an awesome “Random Simpsons Episode” feature. Obviously, all of these options are great gifts for others, but we think you should treat yourself this holiday season! Look out for our next CoolTech post, where we’ll be releasing a full Apple TV review. Questions about any of the gift ideas we covered? Let us know in the comments.