Great Gadget Gifts for the Festive Season
Who doesn't love gadgets? Alright, what man doesn't love a gadget? The festive season is nearly upon us and with it the perennial problem of finding the perfect gift for that awkward loved one! Gadget’s are ideal in this category, invariably they are something you wouldn't necessarily buy for yourself any other time of the year, they are often reasonably priced and have enough novelty value to last way into the new year (sometimes without breaking!). There are some awesome gadget’s out there at the moment and here are my pick of the crop, all of which I absolutely Love and would be happy to receive any of them! ..well maybe not the pacifier. All the items below are widely available (unless stated) on both sides of the Atlantic and hopefully you can find them cheaper than the prices stated..Good Luck!!
Tetris Light – Around £24.00/$38
Ideal for gift for fans of retro , or even for yourself to satisfy your inner geekdom (it’s cool to be geek!)This officially licensed Tetris lamp is pretty cool and contains Seven separate Tetromino pieces which light up when stacked and switch off when removed from the stack! The device is mains powered and is fun as well as functional.
Bike FX Neon Lights – Around £20/$30 or cheaper
Perfect for the 10 year old (or Older..much older) and ideal for these dark winter nights. How about pimping your dull pushbike with this set of Bike Lights. A Triple pack consisting of a wheel writer, which produces pictures on the wheel when pedaled, Gyro Flasher, which produces spiraling patterns on the wheel/spokes and a light striper, a neon wire that can be wrapped around the bike frame to produce a futuristic look to your bike. Great fun for kids and helps keep them seen at night!
Cat Scratching DJ Deck – Around £16/$25
If you are stuck for a gift for your cat and you know your feline companion secretly harbours a desire to master the wheels of steel, then this could be the ideal gift! If nothing else, you could film it and earn extra money on YouTube or “pets do the funniest things”! Why should humans have all the fun?? Although not sure how long the novelty will last!
Moustache Pacifier - £6.99/$11
This is a great stocking filler for any young baby in the family, how cute is that?
Zombie Slippers – £20.00/$30
With AMC’s The Walking Dead being everybody’s favorite Zombie gore-fest, what better gift for a fan in the family than a pair of ..Zombie Slippers!
Lord of the Rings Inspired Slippers – £20/$30
If your loved one is not a fan of the genre but orcs and wizards are more his/her thing, then what’s not to love about these slippers? As the sales pitch says..for when the journey from the couch to the refrigerator feels like an epic journey……(although not officially marketed under the “H” word thanks to the incredibly zealous copyright overlords!)
Playable Drum T-Shirt - £30/$25
Do you know somebody that love playing drums and are you not easily annoyed? Then the playable drum T-shirt could be the ideal gift solution. Comes with a belt clippable mini Amp with volume control, Overdrive Control and headphone socket. Perfect to playing along to Christmas carols or that particularly tricky John Bonham or Neil Peart solo. There are also Electronic Drum Kit Versions available too!
Personalised Action Figure – Around £79.99/$125
Carrying on the geek theme, if you know somebody who is seriously into their comics (or graphical novels) then what could be better than a personalized Action Figure of themselves!! How awesome! They could become their very own Super Hero Action Figure! Firebox in the UK are probably offer the best product, but there are various other offers of the same service around the globe.
VW Camper Van Tent - £299/$475
Know somebody who Loves Retro VW Camper Vans? Love’s Camping? Then here is the perfect match, what could be cooler than a life-size VW Camper Van Tent? Perfect for festivals or just for the inner Hippy! Available in different retro authentic colours.
Book Tent - £495/$780
Again not cheap but a beautiful work of art! Made by Field Candy who also produce a broad range of amazing tents) . Whilst a tent may not be the most obvious of gifts, the awesomeness of the Book Tent is surely worth a mention! They also produce London Tube Tents, Melon Tents and I particularly love their “Get a Room!” tent, check them out here http://www.fieldcandy.com/
HD Video Camera Skiing Goggles – Around £250/$400
If skiing or snowboarding is your loved one’s perfect trip, then these HD Camera Ski Goggles could be the perfect gift. What better way to capture the majestic beauty of the slopes (which is something not normally physically possible whilst skiing or boarding) or capturing that horrendous wipeout to review later. Whilst not cheap, if you can afford a visit to the slopes, then you can probably afford these.
Beardski Ski Mask - £25/$40
If on a smaller budget, but still want something ski/snow related, how about a Beardski? This ingenious ski mask incorporates a luxurious facial growth which is available in a range of colours and styles. So if your loved one doesn't have the time to cultivate an amazing facial fungous, then this could be the answer!
Still stuck for ideas?
Still searching for that ultimate gift? Money no object? Loved one always secretly wanted to become a James Bond villain and plot world domination? Then how about….Project Utopia! Buy your loved one their very own floating island! Or how about a floating Monaco replica? See the website @ http://www.yachtislanddesign.com/concepts/.......Probably only worth considering if you count Bill Gates and Warren Buffett as some of your best buddies, but hey! I just some up with the ideas! Happy Gift Hunting!!