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Awesome Gift Ideas

Updated on July 21, 2013

It can be difficult to think of a cool gift idea for birthdays or Christmas - finding that perfect present can be challenging , and many resort to the boring old backup present of a gift card. This article will give you some of the best gift ideas suitable for all people: men, women and kids.

Electric throw blanket

If you thought nothing in existence is better than the snuggie, you clearly haven't heard of electric throw blankets. An electric throw blanket is a unique gift idea guaranteed to keep the recipient nice and warm, no matter how cold it is. Some of them are even machine- washable (read item description to see)!

You could also give it to someone who you don't like very much- you'll probably see less of them when they're holed up watching back to back episodes of Arrested Development whilst keeping toasty warm.

Amber Jewelery

For a jewelry gift different to the norm, why not give amber? Amber is tree resin that has become fossilized over millions of years... it is between 30 - 90 million years old. Some pieces of amber for sale also have bugs in them, which can make a great gift for the right person. Admit it, the thought of owning jewelry with bugs that are millions of years old is pretty cool. Beware of imitations and do your research... much of the 'amber' for sale is not amber.

Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?

This book has answers. All the answers. The questions you've thought about but never bothered researching, and the questions that have never crossed your mind but once you hear are desperate to know the answer to. From 'what is the purpose of the warning label on a mattress?' and 'why do all dentist offices smell the same?' to 'why do doughnuts have holes?', this book will be a hit with the curious people in your life. It's also great for looking like a legend in front of kids- you can be the person who actually knows the answers to the questions they ask.

Game of Thrones - Toilet Decal Wall Sticker

You can make your porcelain throne into the iron throne with this wall sticker. Perfect for fans of the books or the TV series.

Whisky Stones

Keep your drink cool without diluting it! Whisky stones are made of stone (usually granite or soapstone) instead of ice, so they don't melt. The fact that they don't melt also means they can keep your drink cooler for longer. They are reusable.

They are also a great substitute for ice cubes where tap water, and therefore ice, can't be trusted such as when traveling.


Eat messy finger food without your fingers getting messy! Trongs is the answer. They're "like chopsticks on steroids". Have chicken wings, nachos, ribs and more without needing to wipe your hands on your pants. The video below explains it best.


Hand phone

Look crazy and stay warm at the same time? Sounds like a win/win situation to me. These gloves have a speaker built into the thumb and a microphone built into the pinky, meaning you can have a conversation into your hand-telephone! Maxwell Smart would love it.


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      Kristy Callan 4 years ago from Australia

      Thank you very much for the positive comment, vocalcoach! I'm glad you liked it.

      I've got my eye on the electric throw blanket too. :-)

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      The electric throw blanket is a marvelous idea for a gift. I'm also interested in the whisky stones. First time I've heard about them and I'm going to be putting in an order above :) Great hub!