Are you holidayed out? Not us. So let’s say that hypothetically, every employee in the Oskoui & Oskoui office somehow was well behaved this year, washed all the dishes, didn’t shoot the housecleaner with a Nerf gun (cough, Flo, cough) and did all their gifting from the do-gooders gift guide we posted. Congrats, you all made it on the NICE LIST, and Santa is bringing you whatever high-tech futuristic gadget you want. What is it? I thought you’d never ask.

Emma is getting Netflix socks that turn off the TV when she falls asleep.

This is kind of intense. Not only do you need to know how to knit, (I do) but you also need a basic understanding of electronics and microcontroller programming, and be comfortable around a soldering iron. So after I pick out a pattern and knit these puppies up during my lunch break, they’ll be ready for the developers to work their magic and make them work. How does it work, you ask? An accelerometer detects when you’ve stopped moving for a prolonged period of time and triggers a signal to your TV that pauses Netflix. When it detects that you’ve dozed off, an LED light in the cuff of the sock flashes red, warning that the pause signal is about to be sent to your TV.  Any motion will stop it from firing.

Matthieu is getting a BluFit smart bottle for water that monitors water intake and reminds you to hydrate.  It’s a good gift for anyone who comes to work hungover often! Just kidding. Everyone needs to drink more water.

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I’m giving Jess a bag that saves the water wasted while waiting for your shower to heat up.  The WaterDrop catches the cold water from your shower that runs before the nice hot water comes out, and then you can re-use it to water the plans, refill your pet’s water bowl, clean. (Even flush!) It’s also a handy, foldable garden sprinkler. It’s easy to use, and when you don’t need it it folds up nice and compact. Not that I think she’s wasteful, but with so many French people in the office, the average of showers may be few and far between. Not that it matters. I just think this is a really cool way to take action during the drought.


Flo can always use more toys, so I’m getting her a a BB-8 Droid she can control and steer around the office with her phone. Jo is gonna love it.


I’m getting Jo a DIY mini whiskey barrel.  The Mighty Pintages and improves the taste of spirits, wine and cocktails – in a matter of hours. Office Happy Hours are about to get real classy!

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I know Jeff only wants expensive sneakers but I really want to try eating hot dogs out of this retro-designed toaster. And at $19.99 on Amazon Prime, what a STEAL!

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Kwok Wai is getting a Moto 360 because he’s the only one in the office with an Android, and I kind of want to try it out.


Boris, I haven’t forgotten about you! What to get the man who has everything? Well, I heard you had a couple of fur-babies so I’ve been dying to give the PetBot to someone. It is the very first device with petificial intelligence that will watch over your pet and will notify you if there is something happening! Using a treat dispenser, built in camera and speaker, PetBot will automatically send you pet selfies and bark/meow messages from your pets to give you peace of mind.

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