The Hottest Tech Trends for Holiday '21

Nov 04, 2021

Technology is ever-changing and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest in tech trends. And when it comes to finding the perfect gadget to gift, we may be left feeling a little overwhelmed.


Luckily, Tech Expert, Andrea Smith is here to help! Get an inside tips about why it’s important to get a head start on your shopping this year and which hot gifts will be sure to spark your loved ones' creativity this season.

Math Wizard and the Fantastic Food Truck by Osmo

Digital learning is becoming the new normal and parents are looking for ways to keep kids engaged with programs like Osmo, that make learning fun.

The Fantastic Food Truck is the newest curriculum-based title in Osmo’s Math Wizard series. It combines tablet-based gameplay with hands-on learning – like teaching kids geometry and shapes through cooking.

The Fantastic Food Truck teaches kids geometry through cooking with shapes. Players are immersed in the game, becoming chefs who use kitchen appliances to customize dishes, from pizza to sushi, sandwiches, pastries and more. The learning doesn’t stop when kids get home from school! This is the perfect game to entertain kids through magical, adventure-driven fun while building their math skills, without them even realizing it.

Osmo’s Math Wizard Series is designed for ages 6-8, grades 1 and 2 math, and is perfect for after-school and remote learning at home.

Math Wizard series 1-4 is also available on and Amazon.

MSRP: $59.99 -- tablet not included


If there’s a creator on your list, make their life a little easier by getting them a laptop backed by the Nvidia Studio program, like the HP Envy 15.


It’s a hardware and software platform that makes content creation faster and more efficient by using AI based features. It’s great for rendering videos and batch editing photos – helping people focus more on being creative and spend less time waiting.


With NVIDIA STUDIO you’ll know the system is capable of running all the latest creative applications.



  • Great for video editors, 3D artists, photographers, broadcasters or other creatives
  • Works with all the top laptop makers Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo and HP and more.
  • NVIDIA Studio Drivers are free software updates that come with Studio systems, supercharging your favorite creative applications enhancing features and reducing repetitive work with advanced AI features.

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe

The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is a picture perfect gift for anyone who takes tons of photos on their smartphone (don’t we all)? This 2-in-1 flash drive with both Lightning and USB Type-C connectors allows you to access, store and seamlessly move photos and videos between your iPhone, iPad Pro, Mac, Android phone, and more.

No internet connection is needed, just plug it in and it automatically starts backing up your photos and videos. Photos and video are automatically backed up on your iPhone every time you plug in the flash drive, so you won’t lose any favorite memories. You can use the iXpand Drive app to password-protect your files and photos across iOS devices and PC computers.


MSRP: 64GB starting at $44.99


For the music lover on your list - Casio keyboards are a great way to encourage or inspire creativity. 

These are not your old-fashioned keyboards, the Casiotone models have connected features that link to an app, so you can see the music score, change tempo and key or just play along while you’re learning. And they sound great!

There are three new models designed for all ages and skill levels. They’re slim and portable – so you can make music anywhere.


    • CT-S1 (MSRP: $199.99)
    • CT-S400 (MSRP: $229.99)
    • LK-S450 (MSRP: $279.99)

All three Casiotone keyboards are extremely lightweight and can be powered by the included AC adapter or six AA batteries, so players can take them anywhere.