2023 Gifts For Family, Pets, and Cooking Enthusiasts

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2023 Gifts For Family, Pets, and Cooking Enthusiasts
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As families gather around the table for delicious meals and pets eagerly wait for a taste of the action, the right kitchen gadgets can make these moments even more special. In this article, we review a variety of innovative products that will make great gifts for your family, pets, and cooking enthusiasts.

From the Owlet Dream Duo 2 Smart Baby Monitor, ensuring your little one’s safety and comfort, to the Tovala Smart Oven Pro, revolutionizing the way you prepare family meals, these items are perfect for those who cherish family time and love to cook. Plus, for pet owners, products like Leo’s Loo Too from Casa Leo offer a touch of smart convenience for your feline companions.

Dive into our guide to discover how these gadgets can simplify your life, elevate your cooking game, and bring joy to every member of your family, four-legged ones included.

Owlet Dream Duo 2 Smart Baby Monitor 

The Owlet Dream Duo 2 combines the Dream Sock and Cam 2 and is the only baby monitor to track heart rate and average oxygen as Sleep Quality Indicators—all while streaming HD video right to your phone. 

Who’s it for: Parents looking for more peace of mind knowing that they will be notified with lights and sounds if their baby’s comfort or sleep quality changes.

Our Impression: “We first reviewed an Owlet product last year and were very impressed. This year’s combo product did not disappoint. It is very well made and easy to use; we highly recommend it!” – Ryan

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Baby Mood Pro

Baby Mood Pro is a smart baby monitor that comes loaded with powerful features and a removable night light base which doubles as an independent audio monitor & speaker.

Who’s it for: New parents looking for a versatile baby monitor.

Our Impression:  “Great product that comes with very useful features. I would definitely recommend parents check this out!” – Ryan

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An exciting and totally new way of jumping on your trampoline! This smart ankle band and its companion free app full of games and sound effects turn any trampoline into an exciting gaming destination. Every leap and twirl counts as your kids level up and improve their score, whether they play solo, with friends, or challenging jumpers around the world. Let your kids jump right into endless fun with JumpGames!

Who’s it for: Kids looking for a fun and interactive way to do more with their trampoline.

Our Impression: “Super cool product for kids. We asked a friend who has a trampoline to test this out, and their kids thought it was great! Definitely worth checking out this holiday season.” – Ryan

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Roku Smart Light Strip SE

Set the mood with the Roku Smart Light Strip SE. Peel and stick your light strip anywhere you want for a vibe that’s all your own. You’re in full control—choose from 16 million colors, adjust brightness and temperature, and create custom presets for any occasion.

Who’s it for: Anyone looking for easy-to-install lights that enable you to add a whole new element to your home.

Our Impression: “Easy to set up and install. The possibilities for this are endless, and the color options will fulfill any need you have. I’m currently using these in our podcast studio and behind my TV at home – I love the vibe it creates!” – Ryan

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Leo’s Loo Too by Casa Leo

Developed by a cat lover, every detail has been thoughtfully considered in this connected version of the original flagship product, including industry-leading UV technology that kills up to 99.9% of bacteria, automatic sifting after each visit from the kitty, triple-layer safety protection, odor-reducing UV light, and modern design. The app monitors usage frequency and allows for custom settings. It’s even Alexa and Google Home compatible!  

Who’s it for: Cat owners looking for a self-cleaning litter box to move on from manually cleaning their cat’s litter box.

Our Impression: “This is the second self-cleaning cat litter box we have tested, and it’s quite an impressive product. It’s well-built and easy to assemble. Once it’s all set up, the ease of use is realized right away. It’s taking some time for our cats to get used to it, but so far it’s been a great addition to our house and it’s hard to envision going back to manually cleaning a litter box ever again.” – Eric

Buy on Website – November 3-27, 2023: $50 off the Leo’s Loo Too or $70 off the Leo’s Loo Too Starter Bundle, plus 20% off accessories, toys not included in sale.

Tovala Smart Oven Pro

The Tovala Smart Oven Pro has 6-in-1 versatility with Steam, Bake, Broil, Toast, Reheat, and Air Fry settings. Tovala’s meal delivery service works with the scan of a QR code to cook your food perfectly by switching between cooking modes and temperatures to give you restaurant-quality results without any of the prep work, guesswork, or cleanup.

Who’s it for: Anyone looking for a versatile smart oven that takes the guesswork out of cooking meals.

Our Impression: “Very cool product! Their smart oven is more than just a smart oven, it’s a smart toaster, broiler, steamer, and the list goes on. Being able to use their companion smart app to see recipes and then have the oven set to perfectly cook your meal without any guessing on your end is something that you will find very useful!” Ryan

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Dreo ChefMaker

The ChefMaker provides 44+ preset cooking programs and includes a built-in meat thermometer and water reservoir, ensuring tender and moist chef-quality meals every single time.

Who’s it for: This is perfect for any kitchen amateurs or enthusiasts.

Our Impression: “This is a very nice addition to our kitchen! Very intuitively designed and the features and functionality are a much-welcomed experience for our meal prep work.” – Ryan

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Midea 11QT Two-Zone Air Fryer Oven

Midea’s 11QT Two-Zone Air Fryer Oven offers a compact design with both an air fryer basket and toaster oven, Sync Finish, and Smart control via voice or the SmartHome app.

Who’s it for: Anyone looking for a great way to easily cook food at home. The two-zone feature unlocks an endless number of ways to prepare meals with ease.

Our Impression: “Thanks to the two-zone functionality, this air fryer has made cooking meals even easier (and faster)! We love the ability to cook multiple foods at once in the air fryer and toaster oven. Our previous air fryer did not have a companion app, which, until we used Midea’s app, we didn’t realize how much value it adds!” Eric

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MeatStick 4 Wireless Meat Thermometer

The MeatStick 4 is designed with a patented Dual-Shell™ build that’s dishwasher-safe and deep-fryer proof. It is built to last 70+ hours and is perfect for all meat types, especially American BBQ. 

Who’s it for: Anyone who cooks at home and is looking for more precise results with their cooking of meat.

Our Impression: “We had the chance to test the previous version of the MeatStick and we were big fans. The latest version did not disappoint! If you want to cool your meat better and more accurately, then you’ll want to grab one of these.” – Ryan

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Our guide to gifts for family, pets, and cooking enthusiasts showcases an array of innovative products that enhance every aspect of family life. Discover the joy of interactive family play with JumpGames for your trampoline, set the perfect mood at home with the Roku Smart Light Strip SE, and experience the ease of smart cooking with the Midea 11QT Two-Zone Air Fryer Oven.

Each product in our selection is thoughtfully designed to enhance your daily routine, making family time more enjoyable and less stressful. Whether you’re engaging in fun activities, preparing meals, or caring for your pets, these gadgets are sure to add value and convenience to your life.

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IoT For All is creating resources to enable companies of all sizes to leverage IoT. From technical deep-dives, to IoT ecosystem overviews, to evergreen resources, IoT For All is the best place to keep up with what's going on in IoT.