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13 Cool Tech Gifts To Buy (Before They Sell Out)

Posted by Alexandria on November 29, 2021

Shopping for the tech lovers in your life can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Even if you can’t tell a gigabyte from a hard drive, this guide will help you select the perfect gift for your tech-savvy loved one. From big-ticket items to nifty little devices, these 13 cool tech gifts will satisfy even the pickiest techie in your life.

Cool Tech Gifts for the Home Office

Anyone who works remotely (which, let’s be honest, includes a lot more of us than it used to) needs a workspace with reliable tech. These tech products really put the home in home office for that special workaholic.

The Apple iPad Pro 11 Inch 2nd Gen does a little bit of everything. Need a way to edit videos, take handwritten notes, and capture the perfect picture? The Apple iPad Pro can do it all and more with even faster speeds than most laptops. Sync this tablet with your iPhone or MacBook Pro for a seamless file-sharing and workflow experience. And if you need to take a break to watch the latest episode of your favorite TV show in between Zoom calls, go for it. We won’t tell. Apple iPad as a Cool Tech Gift
HP Desktop as Cool Tech Gift If you’re looking for a gadget that packs the processing power of a desktop into a sleek and slim touch-screen display, look no further. The HP 24″ All-in-One Desktop i5 keeps things simple with an easy to upgrade hardware system. A top-of-the-line processor and full HD IPS touchscreen allow for multitasking. An anti-glare panel also keeps eyes from squinting in the late-afternoon sunlight.
No one likes sitting through endless virtual meetings, but a great headset can at least make them bearable. The Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Over-the-Ear-Headphones — complete with thick padded earpieces comfortable enough for all-day wear — offer freedom of movement during long listening sessions.  The Dual-Channel bass and 40 hours of battery life makes listening to music, movies, and meetings stylish and comfortable. Skullcandy Headphones as Cool Tech Gift
LG Laptop as Cool Tech Gift The LG 16 inch WQXGA Gram Laptop is the ultimate machine for increased productivity. The Up-Down Air Thermal Solution provides better performance for longer periods of time. The sleek, compact design also minimizes physical workspace. With a flat keyboard, a bigger touchpad, and an ultra lightweight body, your loved ones can work on the go whenever and wherever they decide.

Coolest Tech for Listeners

Whether your techie loved one is a casual music listener or a full blown audiophile, these groovy gadgets will have them jamming out to their favorite tunes in style this holiday season. More into movies, podcasts, or audio books? We got those covered too with these cool tech gifts.

Does that song really sound better on vinyl, or is it just the Crosley Executive Portable USB Turntable? With dynamic full-range speakers, built-in pitch control, and Bluetooth connectivity, this vintage-looking record player seamlessly blends the old with the new to create a unique music listening experience. Best of all, the USB hook-up means no more scratchy sounding records. Retro never sounded so cool. Crosley Turntable as Cool Tech Gift
JBL Soundbar as Cool Tech Gift Sound quality can make or break any at-home movie-watching experience, but with the JBL 5.1 Soundbar and Subwoofer Surround System, you can ensure that at-home movie night sounds just as good as an in-theater experience. MultiBeam technology delivers powerful panoramic sound with no need for extra speakers. And with Bluetooth, Chromecast, and AirPlay 2 connectivity, tech lovers can select shows from a broad spectrum of streaming services. The sky is truly the limit with this new and improved audio system. 
This advanced Supersonic 2×15″ Bluetooth Speaker with True Wireless Technology allows music fans to connect two speakers at once using TWS, making it a versatile choice for any audiophile looking for a new gadget. Whether your loved ones DJ at a nightclub or simply enjoy blasting out tunes within the comfort of their own homes, the sound quality of this speaker is bound to impress. For those with more literary inclinations, seminars, audio books, and podcasts also sound crisp and clear for a truly immersive listening experience. Bluetooth Speaker as Cool Tech Gift

Tech Gifts for the Smart House

Nothing says tech-lover like a house filled with the coolest gadgets on the market. This holiday season, give your techie friend the ultimate home upgrade with these functional yet contemporary devices that look like they came straight out of a science fiction movie. The future really is here.

Washing Machine as Cool Tech Gift Laundry day no longer feels like a chore when the LG Large Capacity Smart Front Load Washer with TurboWash 360° and WiFi is involved. Using AI technology to automatically select the best cycle for your wash, this powerhouse device cleans even the biggest of laundry loads in just under 30 minutes with five jet sprays that hit clothes from multiple angles. Have lots of pets? This washer removes over 95% of dander and dust with its AAFA certified steam power.
What better gift than a good night’s sleep? The Serta Arctic Hybrid Premier Plush Twin-XL Mattress uses a combination of memory foam and an advanced innerspring system to provide long-lasting support. Serta®Micro Hybrid Coils™ conform to every bodily contour for optimal relaxation. Built-in cooling Reactex® technology also works to draw heat away from your body, ensuring that even the lightest of sleepers stay comfortable and cool all night long. Twin Mattress as Cool Tech Gift
Carpet Cleaner as Cool Tech Gift For techie friends and family with pets, it’s a safe bet that the Bissell TurboClean PowerBrush Pet Carpet Cleaner will be a win in the gift department. Lightweight and easily maneuverable, this compact cleaner can be stored just about anywhere. It is also designed for pets with both long hair and short hair. With DeepReach Power brush technology, say goodbye forever to mud tracks, pet fur, and any unwelcome accidents from your furry friends. 
For those with allergies, an air purifier can make a home feel like a safe space. The LG PuriCare 360° Air Purifier removes over 90% of allergens using state-of-the-art air boosters and a HEPA filter. Plus, with the help of SmartThinQ technology, your loved one can use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to control the device’s settings. Finally, the LoDecibel Operation feature offers a nice change from other, noisier models. Air Purifier as Cool Tech Gift
Apple TV 4K as Cool Tech Gift This holiday season, treat your techie friends to a new television experience with the Apple TV 4K. This device combines multiple streaming networks to bring the best shows, movies, and sports games directly to your home. With the latest 4K High Frame Rate HDR, this gift showcases film in all its crisp and colorful glory. Plus, the easy-to-use Siri Remote allows viewers to seamlessly flip between Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple Fitness+ for a truly all-encompassing experience.
If you really want to wow your loved ones this holiday season, surprise them with the Sony X800H 65 Inch 4K HDR LED Smart TV. Equipped with HDR and Dolby Vision, this gift will make any homebody cinephile swoon. The TRILUMINOS Display turns living rooms into immersive, realistic viewing landscapes. Also, the built-in Google Assistant makes navigating to a favorite movie or TV show as simple as the touch of a button. Sony TV as Cool Tech Gift

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13 Of The Best Cooking Gifts For The Home Chef

Posted by Braden on November 15, 2021

This holiday season, celebrate the foodies in your life by filling their stockings (or kitchen) with the 14 best cooking gifts 2021 has to offer for the home chef. Whether your loved one creates culinary masterpieces from scratch or simply likes to spice up a homemade dish, these gift ideas will bring out everybody’s inner chef. 

Best Cooking Gifts for Food Prep in 2021 

A good meal is never great without adequate preparation. This list of the best cooking gifts of 2021 for meal prep set aspiring and seasoned home chefs up for kitchen success.

KODE500ESS KitchenAid 30 Inch Double Wall Oven with Convection - 10 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Some of the best home-cooked meals come out of ovens, and the KitchenAid 30-Inch Double Wall Oven with Convection is better than its competition. With a stainless steel finish, this wall oven combines a classic style with the latest tech advances to produce high-quality meals in record time. The Even-Heat True Convection Oven on the top provides consistent heating for even baking.
Cooking lots of side dishes? The GoWISE Programmable 6-Quart Pressure Cooker will save you prep time. Its 12 preset categories — including rice, veggies, meat/stew, poultry, and yogurt among others — makes any home chef look like a pro. With the choice to sauté, slow cook, or keep warm, this pressure cooker provides an all-in-one solution to many meals and is a great addition to the best cooking gifts of 2021 list. GoWISE Programmable 6-Quart Pressure Cooker
For those that prefer adding their own “tasteful” touches to meals, the Salt and Pepper Grinder Set with Crate offers the ability to mix and grind fresh seasonings simply and affordably. Adorably labeled with an “S” and “P,” this matched set can also be used for other kinds of seasonings if desired. Packaged in a handy wooden holder, your home chefs will have an easier time keeping track of these grinders in a messy kitchen. 
Finally, the Wolf Gourmet 7 Piece Cutlery Set elevates slicing and dicing to an art form. Wolf Gourmet designs knives based on the exacting standards of professional chefs, making this set a “cut” above the rest. This 7-piece set includes a serrated bread knife, chef’s knife, Santoku knife, pairing knife, honing steel, nonslip shears, and knife block. Sharp, dependable, and durable, this knife set may seem pricey at first glance, but will deliver long-term with even the roughest handling. 




2021’s Best Gifts for Chefs and Home Cooking

With the kitchen prepped and ready to go, the real magic can start happening, and these best cooking gifts of 2021 are the only magic wand your home chef will need.

Class up your meals and kitchen decor with the Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless 7 Piece Cookware Set. With a gleaming exterior and built-in measurements, this cookware collection brings the art of French cuisine to your chef’s home. Even better, the set comes with a lifetime warranty that mitigates the inevitable wear and tear when cooking. Bon appetit!
For delectable desserts, look no further than the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer. Able to knead up to 14 pounds of dough or stir batters at once, this mixer remains compact due to its unique placing of the motor beneath the mixing bowl. With triple whipping action, a bowl scraper that attaches directly to the whip drive, and a heavy duty dough hook, this mixer is easily one of the best cooking gifts of 2021.
To accompany the manufacturer’s cutlery set, consider purchasing the Wolf Gourmet Multi-Function Cooker as a home chef gift. Incorporating the latest tech, this cooker allows chefs to pre-program two different temperatures for the same dish. With an out-of-the-box versatile cooking vessel included, the home chef in your life can also transform the cooker into a Dutch oven, an added bonus for this multifunctional product.
The Cuisinart Griddler 5 in 1 Grill offers alternative cooking options in case the stovetop is otherwise occupied. With five separate modes, this griddler can be used as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, or half grill/half griddle. Removable nonstick cooking plates can be easily taken off and thrown in the dishwasher, making meal cleanup a breeze. Dual temperature controls also elevate this grill above its peers and provide a quick and good-tasting cooking experience. 
Sometimes even the best meals include a toasted entree or side dish. Enter the 4-Slice Cuisinart Toaster, a modern looking appliance with several options above the run-of-the-mill toaster oven. With the choice to defrost, reheat, or reduce heat, everything from toast to frozen waffles can be cooked to each diner’s preference. An underrated feature is the digital LCD countdown timers on either side of the toaster. The ability to visually see the amount of time left while toasting gives more control to home chefs with high standards of control. 
No best cooking gifts of 2021 list would be complete without the Ninja Foodi Air Fry Oven. Eight built-in cooking functions include the ability to air fry, air roast, air broil, bake, dehydrate, toast, bagel, and keep warm. Best of all, its kitchen-friendly design means that it can fit into virtually any limited counter space, even if that means vertically leaning against a backsplash. Let this air fry oven cap your home chef’s meal off with fried deliciousness. 

The Best Cooking Gifts of 2021 for Storing Leftovers

Nothing says holidays like leftovers. With all the prep and cooking work that goes into a home chef’s life this time of year, it’s absolutely critical that cooks get relaxation time too while enjoying the fruits of their tastebud-tingling efforts. That’s where post-meal storage and leftover reheating options come in, and these products definitely deserve a spot amongst the best cooking gifts of 2021.

The LG Over the Range Microwave with Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel is an excellent choice for warming up meals. With a sleek design and an exterior that deters fingerprint smudges, this microwave provides an affordable price for quick and easy home dinners. Get the most out of your home chef’s meals and don’t forget to consider this microwave when searching for the best cooking gifts of 2021.
No kitchen is complete without a fridge, and the LG 23.5 cu ft Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator with Craft Ice  fulfills the need perfectly. Covered in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, this refrigerator stands flush with existing countertops to provide a unified, sleek look. Extra space for door bins and shelves allows for more leftovers and grocery storage. This fridge keeps food fresh and reheat-ready, making it a perfect arsenal in a home chef’s storage tool kit. 
Perhaps a less obvious post-meal storage solution is the L’Equip Snacky XL Food Dehydrator. As a general rule, food dehydrators provide an easy method of food storage that significantly increase the amount of time previously cooked meals stay fresh. This dehydrator in particular performs this job well with its 5 height-adjustable trays and quick dehydration time. Fruits, vegetables, and jerky are all on the table with this food dehydrator, providing a plethora of options for home chefs willing to experiment a little with leftover storage.

For home chefs in 2021 (and the people shopping for them), this breakdown of the best cooking gifts available in stores right now should act as a guide during the upcoming holiday season. To learn more about options at your local RC Willey location, visit to view available inventory or visit in-person and talk to one of our experienced sales professionals today. After all, the sooner you shop, the sooner you can reap the benefits of delicious, home-cooked meals — all prepared, cooked, and stored (of course) with the kitchen products you gifted.


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