Gear Diary’s Home Tech Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for the holidays can be stressful, with so many gifts out there and so many different wants, needs, opinions, and deals. To help our readers make an informed decision, we’ve compiled a list of great home tech gifts that you can turn to in your time of need. We have personal experience with each gift we’re recommending.

For the person who has everything except a great night’s sleep:

Purple Pillow and Sheets

Purple’s pillow ($99) is made of a hyper-elastic polymer that cradles your head perfectly while keeping your pillow cool as a cucumber. I’ve been sleeping with it for the last couple weeks and can attest that it’s like laying your head on a cloud. My biggest complaint is that it’s fairly thin so you may need to prop it up higher with a thinner pillow underneath. It also smelled funny after it arrived, but after letting it air out for 24 hours, the smell dissipated. Fantastically, Purple has a 100-night return policy, so give it a shot!

Purple’s sheets ($99-$129) are bamboo-based and are ultra-stretchy for supreme comfort and pressure relief. These sheets are softer and cooler than jersey knit sheets and are 83% more breathable than top-selling Egyptian cotton sheets. Purple’s sheets are supposed to cradle your body better than standard cotton sheets. Our biggest complaint is that because they’re so soft and stretchy, they’re hard to get to look nice once they’re on the bed, but who needs a tidy bed?

Mediflow Floating Comfort Pillow

Thanks to Mediflow’s Floating Comfort Pillow, I’ve received some of the best sleep I’ve had in a very long time. Currently on sale for $49.99, the water based pillow is really great.

Featuring what the company labels as a Responsive Support system, the pillow features two layers including the water base and a plump soft layer that adjusts to your sleeping patterns. You certainly won’t have a bad nights sleep, or buyers remorse thanks to the Floating Comfort Pillow.

Nightingale Smart Home Sleep System

Gear Diary's Home Tech Holiday Gift Guide

If outside noise is making it hard for you to fall asleep at night, then you might want to check out the Nightingale Smart Home Sleep System. Judie’s been testing this, and she’s found that it effectively masks outside noises that otherwise would disrupt her sleep. Her full review will be coming soon, but so far she’s loving it — and loving her better nights’ sleep! The system starts at $149.99 for one Nightingale unit, but if you have a larger bedroom, you’ll want to get the Premium Edition which includes two.


About the Author

Perry Brauner

I’m an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I’ve been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it’s gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I’m interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I’ve also built a few PCs in my day, so I’d like to say that I’m a pretty well-rounded techie.