The holidays are a time to eat, drink, and be merry, and what better way to bring merriment to you, your family, and any out-of-town guests than with an unexpected gadget – (or five). Keep reading for our crowd-pleasing picks, guaranteed to impress even your most Grinch-y of guests.

ELA Smart Lighting System by Lumenari 

Smart home systems are perhaps the most contemporary way to impress your guests this holiday season, and the ELA Smart Lighting System by Lumenari does just that and then some. The ELA System is highly customizable, easy-to-install (just replace a light bulb), and comes equipped with unique features such as controllable color temperature and brightness and a mood set feature, so you can “set your lights to how you (and your guests) feel.”

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Visit Lumenari to read more about the ELA Smart Lighting System and to shop it. 

A Color Changing Magical Moon Lamp 

If the name of this product hasn’t won you over yet, how about the fact that it is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and battery rechargeable?  

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Visit Oplie to read more about this Color Changing Magical Moon Lamp and to shop it.


A Professional Level Bar Shaker Set 

This product, geared at “novice bartenders” and “seasoned mixologists” alike, is bound to help you make a splash at your holiday soirée, (but not literally, thanks to patented LiquiSeal technology).  

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Visit Amazon to shop this OXO SteeL Cocktail Shaker. 


A Novelty Charcuterie Board 

Cater to all palates this holiday season with a homemade charcuterie board ( chock-full of sweet, salty, and spicy flavor components. (And give it a holiday twist with a thematic board like this one!) 

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Visit Ebay to shop this Christmas-themed Novelty Charcuterie Board. 


A Deluxe Wine Charm Collection 

These adorable charms, courtesy of BohemianFindings, are the wine glass accessories you didn’t know you needed (but definitely do need)! You can even send your guests home with a charm or two as party favors. 

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Visit Etsy to shop this Deluxe Wine Charm Collection. 

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