A Sneak Peek at the Hottest Innovative Gifts this Holiday Season

Oct 21, 2021

It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays! When it comes to gadgets this year, you’ll find plenty of incredible products out there for everyone on your list from teens to grandparents.

To help you get ahead of the holiday rush, Tech expert, Andrea Smith, shares an inside look at what’s hot this season. From the most coveted smart tech of the year to the gadgets you never knew you needed; she’s gotten the low down on everything you need for the holiday shopping season ahead.

4K Hisense Roku TV R7 Series

This past year was all about streaming so upgrade your entertainment experience with the latest Roku streaming products. The Roku Streaming Stick 4K is powerful and portable, allowing you stream to your favorite content from anywhere, and is an affordable gift at under $50. Or simplify streaming with a Smart TV, like the 4K Hisense Roku TV R7 Series available at Costco.

It has a huge library of premium content and a super simple user interface. Integrated with Roku’s easy-to-use software, voice commands and original content offerings, you get it all for under $400.




Pikachu Electric Type Enhanced Wired Controller

Gaming continues to be super popular for all ages so if there’s a Pikachu loving Nintendo Switch gamer on your list, PowerA’s officially licensed Pokémon controller and case combo is the perfect gift.

The Pikachu Electric Type Enhanced Wired Controller has two mappable advanced gaming buttons and a stereo audio jack, so you can connect a headset to chat with your squad during gameplay.

The matching protection case for Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite comes with a padded screen protector flap, felt lining, and storage for your game cards.  Additionally, both the controller and case come with PowerA’s 2-year limited warranty.

MSRP: Controller: $27.99 and Case: $19.99

LucidSound LS15X Wireless Gaming Headset.

A fantastic gift for Xbox gamers are great-sounding headsets like the LucidSound LS15X Wireless Gaming Headset.  

They’ve got high-quality sound with crystal-clear chat and a strong wireless signal even in crowded Wi-Fi areas.  They also come with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 15-hours so game play is never interrupted.

Easily access audio and chat with controls right on the earcups which by the way, are super comfortable with soft memory foam earpads, even if you wear glasses.

The LS15X Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X|S comes in a variety of colors and this new Shock Blue color is available exclusively at GameStop.

MSRP: $99.99


RetailMeNot Cash Back Day

If you’re looking for ways to save money, mark your calendar for November 4 and 5. That’s RetailMeNot’s annual Cash Back Day, a 48-hour shopping event where you can score hundreds of online offers.

The way it works is that you can earn money while you shop for the holidays with up to 3X cash back at over 200 retailers. You can get cash back on everything from electronics to clothing and more at retailers like Amazon, Macy’s and Nike -  head to RetailMeNot and sign up for Cash Back Day deals.  Last year, shoppers earned an average of $18 cash back per order.

New this year, you can save even more with exclusive cash back offers that are only available through the RetailMeNot Deal Finder browser extension on Cash Back Day.  No more scouring the internet for the best codes -- the Deal Finder browser extension finds the best promo codes and applies them for you automatically.