We can’t do a gift giving list without talking about Smart Speakers.  We mentioned them when we shared the lightbulbs this week. There really are so many things you can do with them.  The two big ones right now are definitely Amazon’s Echo Dot and the Google Home series by Google.  Both are top notch, allow you to get answers to your most interesting (or kinda boring) questions.  They’ll help you read a recipe, listen to your favorite song or even turn your lights on/off. Smart Speakers are growing to be a standard household item that we just can’t live without.  

I was at a holiday event last year where one of those dirty santa games were being played.  The gift everyone fought over (which, let’s face it, is what makes the game awesome) was a Google Home Mini.  Luckily, I was the winner! It became my bathroom mini so I can ask Google how my day is while I brush my teeth in the morning.  Google informs me of the weather, the news, and any appointments I have.