Here are some popular best-seller favorites of mine to give as gifts… for pet lovers, cooks, kids, travelers and more!

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New Apple AirTag 4 Pack: Best Gifts for Pet Lovers

Apple Airtags

I continue to use the new Apple AirTag by putting one on our dog’s collar. She goes out everyday with a pack of dogs hiking. Sure enough, I can pick up my iPhone and see where she is with incredible accuracy on the Find My app. Bummer that it doesn’t work for Android though. Best $29 spent all year.


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Apple Keyring

Apple Keyring

While there are a ton of keyrings out there, we are currently loving Apple’s official keyring.




Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer - Best Mother's Day Gift Guide

Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer

This affordable perfectly sized appliance will fry with air instead of fat grease.   There is a smaller version, a larger version and this one which I think feels just right. A 6 Quart capacity is generous enough to fit 2 pounds of fries or a 4 pound chicken. The Instant Pot Vortex scores over 30,000 4 and 5 star ratings on Amazon.




SleepPhones Wireless Sleep Headphones

SleepPhones Wireless Sleep Headphones

Designed by a doctor, SleepPhones aim to be the world’s most comfortable, bed-friendly headphones. Wear a onesie, put on these SleepPhones and you are set for a great slumber. If you need to sleep comfortably all snuggled up warm for the rest of the night without any disturbances, this is the gadget for you! The speakers inside the fabric headband adjust for the right fit. Hold the power button for 5 seconds to pair SleepPhones to your phone or any bluetooth device. Remove from velcro enclosure before machine washing the headband. Recharge with the included micro-USB.

What I really like are the 12 hours of various sleep recordings on YouTube like White Noise. I’m already a big fan of a little known wellness music app called Calm Radio that has soothing channels of commercial free music like Spa and nature. They really help with anyone trying to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer without being awoken by snoring in the middle of the night. I sleep like a baby and cannot wait to take the SleepPhones to go on a long-haul flight.

SleepPhones are comfortable, easy to use and have volume controls built into the band’s bluetooth module for easy adjustment. For those who sleep warm, try the fleece fabric. Breeze fabric headband is more breathable and moisture-wicking especially if you decide to use for exercise like running. Available on Amazon.



Best Travel Gear for Every Trip: Eagle Creek Pack It Compression Sac Set

Eagle Creek Pack-It Compression Sac Set

Go for the Medium & Large set which you’ll get more use from and offers the best value.

The medium size goes with you onboard for compressing a travel pillow and blanket from home. I never believe that the ones offered by the airline sealed in plastic are really germ-free. The large one is for your folded clothes to pack for a trip in your luggage.

I’m not kidding when I say that I can stack a rectangle of a week’s worth of clothes for travel in the large compression sac. The trick is folding the stack in the right size so that you can snug it into the compression bag. Making the edges as neat as possible keep everything wrinkle-free….even a suit jacket. Sit on the full compression sac to expel as much air and then zip it up. You can fit an incredible amount into your carry-on or checked bag.  Available on Amazon.




Trauma First Aid Kit with Survival Gear Outdoor Tactical Gear Set Military Grade Molle System for Camper Travel Hunting Hiking and Adventures

Trauma First Aid Kit with Survival Gear

This military grade first aid system is great for travel, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking and anywhere you go. If you want to be ready for anything that can happen, this is the go to kit. I keep one in each car. What I love is that it not only has all of the first aid essentials, it also packs in outdoor emergency survival equipment including a compass bracelet, SAM splint and an emergency blanket.

The outdoor survival kit is made with durable double-layer waterproof military 1000D nylon and quick release velcro panel. Take this ultimate first responder kit into any weather. On the advice of an EMT friend, I added into my kit this QuikClot clotting gauze after learning it’s the best to have on hand to keep you alive in case of an accident involving heavy gash. I keep an extra in my glove compartment.  Available on Amazon.

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NOMADIQ Portable Propane Gas Grill

NOMADIQ Portable Propane Gas Grill

Swap out your briefcase, handbag and backpack for the NomadIQ Portable Propane Grill that totes around easily. At 12.3 pounds this super lightweight tabletop BBQ grill can go anywhere outside. I keep one in the back of my SUV near the spare tire. (Yes, it fits easily). Swing by the grocery store for steaks, hot dog, burgers, chicken or fish and within 60 seconds you could be grilling. Dual burners are serious and the quality is a winner. I’d like to meet the genius designer who’s obvious not just smart but a foodie. $299.99 for a limited time. Reg 399.98.




Ninja Bots Battling Robots 2 Pack

These innovative playful fighting robots got me laughing unexpectedly and everybody at home smiling ear to ear. Ninja Bots are hilarious and fun battling robots for kids ages 6 and up.

You arm them for interactive battle with a pick of weapons including a hammer, spatula, boot on a rope.
Children train them using hand gestures to become better fighters.

And using weapon recognition they’ll respond with different sounds and phrases depending on the weapon. Equipped with IR sensors, it’s up to children to train their Ninja Bots with hand gestures to become better fighters and level up four belts, from white to black belt!  Available on Amazon.



“Present Pets” unbox themselves!

Getting massive top ratings, Present Pets is a new, imaginative toy packed with innovation, love and barking excitement. It all starts with the unboxing event. Unwrap the outer box, tear the perforated part of the inner box, pull the tab on top and watch as the puppy busts out of the box on her own.

These soft interactive puppies are wrapped in a truly magical unboxing experience the whole family will love, as the child pulls the oversized gift tag sparking the pup inside to bark and paw its way out of the box.

After about two minutes of box shaking anticipation and heart bursting excitement the front of the box will topple down revealing one of two possible pups, adding another layer of surprise and delight to this toy!  Available on Amazon.


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