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Sodastream Starter Kit ($79)
What's better than the gift of never-ending streams of seltzer and soft drinks? And better yet, to never have to schlep the bottles home anymore? Sodastream is the inexpensive and eco-friendly way to get fizzy drinks at home, using re-useable soda bottles and refillable, locally exchangable CO2 canisters (Bed and Bath, etc.)
Apple TV 3rd-Generation ($99)
Apple calls it "Just a hobby business" but the Apple TV 3rd-generation is primed to disrupt the entire entertainment industry and may enable you to "cut the cable" and eliminate subscription TV services. Provided you have broadband internet access, Apple TV allows you to stream on demand TV shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu+ and iTunes, and has the ability to act as an airplay client for your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to beam movies, music and game output right to your TV set and home entertainment system.
Nest 2.0 ($250)
Although the Nest 2.0 digital, Internet-enabled thermostat seems pricey at $250, this home automation marvel could actually save you big bucks over the course of the year by intelligently managing your heat and air conditioning system. Nest automatically turns your HVAC off when you leave the home, and knows from learning and crowdsourcing and local weather conditions as well as when you're about to return home to adjust the system to an optimal and energy-saving temperature.