8 Smart Gifts That Are Sure to Impress

The only thing better than opening a gift and thinking, “wow, this is so cool,” is opening one and thinking, “wow, I needed this.” And nothing fits the bill like high-tech, game-changing products. Here are eight gift ideas for all the personality types in your life that are smart in every sense of the word.

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GE Profile

1. Ge Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker

For the One Who Loves Innovation

You know that amazing pellet ice that comes with certain drive-thru drinks? The kind that’s chewable and, for some reason, to every other type of ice? There’s just something about it that makes beverages better. And if it wasn’t for the whole drive-thru thing, you’d have it every single day. Well, what if we told you that you could gift that exact feeling—and the nugget ice that creates it? That’s right, the GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker is a sleek countertop appliance that produces that perfect frozen consistency right from home. Whether they host a lot, or they’re simply the kind of person who likes to add a little magic to their routines, that special person in your life will love opening up this smart, high-tech machine. Not only does it have a corresponding app they can download, but it also connects to WiFi as well as Alexa for voice control—pretty cool, if you ask us. Choose from two finishes: stainless steel or black stainless.

coral uv 2 sanitizer
Coral UV

2. Coral Uv 2 Sanitizer

For the One Who Won’t Tolerate Germs

Most, if not all of us, are probably a lot more cognizant of general cleanliness these days. That makes this techy sanitizer a smart gift for your most health-conscious of friends. It’s a three-in-one UV-C LED device that sanitizes and filters your everyday items, all while drying them (a great function for when they’ve been washed first). Basically, it sanitizes things without using chemicals—so it’s also odor-free—and it kills up to 99.9 percent of germs in 10 minutes. The Coral UV 2 is BPA-, lead-, phthalates- and ozone-free, making it perfect for sanitizing things like bottles and pacifiers. Or, toss a mask and phone in there after a trip to the grocery store. It’s really the gift of peace of mind.

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GE Profile

3. Ge Profile Automatic Espresso Machine + Frother

For the One Who Lives for Lattes

Every morning will feel like a special occasion for the lucky one who gets to open up this gift. With a single press of a button and in less than 90 seconds, this automatic espresso machine dispenses Espresso, Americano, My Brew or Hot Water. My Brew is set to ristretto and can be adjusted to a favorite espresso recipe via the SmartHQ app (oh yeah, there’s an app). Beans are pre-infused with low pressure to gently bloom optimal flavor profiles, then pressure is gradually increased to ensure even extraction for a balanced-tasting cup. Serious coffee makers will love this approach to beans; passionate coffee makes will love topping off their drink with the perfect froth.

spotlight oral care toothbrush
Spotlight Oral Care

4. Spotlight Oral Care Rose Gold Sonic Toothbrush

For the One Who Loves a Personalized Touch

Back in the day, a toothbrush may have seemed like a lame gift. Unless you were in college and your mom stuffed a couple in your stocking to save you some pocket change. But now, considering how absolutely high-tech and fabulous toothbrushes are (yeah, we said it), getting a fancy one for the holidays feels like an absolute win. And if you’re counting your wins this year, this one from Spotlight Oral Care is three-fold: 1) It uses three speeds of sonic technology to improve gum health and remove stains with the added bonus of an ergonomic handle; 2) It comes with a case for extra easy travel; 3) You can monogram it. Oh, and it’s a woman-owned business. We guess that’s four wins, huh?

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5. Hydros Water Filter Bottle

For the One Who Thinks Sustainably

Did you know the average household spends upwards of $1,000 on water bottles each year? Help the eco-conscious warrior on your gift list fight the good fight with this special water bottle, which uses a filter made from 100 percent coconut shell carbon in a BPA-free casing, making it safe for the drinker and for the environment. It filters five times faster than other leading brands, and its Fast Flotech filter provides delicious, fresh water in just one minute. We love the sleek design that makes it easy to travel with for ultra-fresh water wherever they go, and that it’s available in four colors.

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6. Solawave Red Light Wand

For the One Who Is Serious About Skincare

This little device packs a big punch. Red light therapy, microcurrents, facial massage and therapeutic warmth all work together to boost skin’s youthful glow, fade blemishes and fine lines, decrease puffiness and reduce redness (among other things). While it comes with directions, all they really have to do is charge the wand and apply a serum before use. There is no button or on switch; as soon as they touch the device to their face, it automatically starts buzzing.

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7. Skylight Calendar

For the One Who Is Always Organized

Save the parents in your life from battling against sticky notes on that messy chart hanging in the kitchen with this techy tablet-style calendar. It’s a digital solution for staying organized as a family in a supremely simple way. It has a heads-up, super sleek display that’ll look good wherever they choose to place it, and the touchscreen is an all-in-one-source for organizing events, chores, grocery lists and more. Skylight Calendar syncs with all third-party calendars from Google, Outlook, Apple and more, and has editing and customization capabilities easily accessible through the mobile app or directly-on screen. Basically, you’re helping them never miss another dance class again.

lyric massager

8. Lyric Massager

For the One Who Lives and Breathes Wellness

Not only will this handheld massager relieve muscle ache and improve circulation in style, but it’ll also do it intelligently. Featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and an intuitive touchscreen, this smart percussion gun offers guided massage therapies for a more personal and customized experience. Available in five colors.

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Director, Branded Content

Cristina Gutierrez is the Director of Branded Content at Gallery Media Group. She produces sponsored media campaigns across all verticals, in addition to researching, testing and...