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December 19th, 2012

mmmerry Christmas! 12 last minute minimal gifts to get

Its not too late to grab that perfect minimalistic gift for your best friend or loved one. Below are 12 of our favorite minimal products that include images, info and purchase links all from Amazon.com!

Go on, treat your friends and family… if you’re not into the whole gift thing, why not treat yourself, because you totally deserve it!

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1. Maglite AA Mini Flashlight

The Maglite brand needs no introduction. They’re super solid, very useful and produce a brighter light than competitors. At $9, this AA flashlight is a perfect Christmas gift.

Maglite AA Mini Flashlight

“Good, solid little flashlight, and very bright.” – Top Amazon.com reviewer

Buy on Amazon.com

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2. True Fabrications Tabletop Wine Holder

True Fabrications Tabletop Wine Holder

Impress your metal-head friends! Use the magic chain to proudly show your wine anywhere. Simply put a bottle through the loop and let the chrome plated steel chain do the rest. This bottle holder makes for a great display piece for your favorite bottles.

Buy on Amazon.com

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3. Spilt Milk – The Splish Splash Indestructible Cereal Bowl

Spilt Milk

Perfect little gift for your young cousin or nephew! Designed like an accident in progress, Spilt Milk will add a splash of fun to the table.

Spilt Milk - The Splish Splash Cereal Bowl

It’s made from soft, flexible silicone that’s practically indestructible. So, even if Junior whips it across the room you’ll never need to cry.

Buy on Amazon.com

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4. SanDisk Cruzer 32GB USB Flash Drive

What a little ball of dynamite. 32GB can pretty much fit the first two seasons of Game Of Thrones and about 10 films, perfect for that “emergency go-to drive” when snowed in (or too sun burnt) on vacation.

SanDisk Cruzer 32GB USB Flash Drive

Store, protect, and transfer your files with ease using the Cruzer Fit USB Flash Drive. This tiny USB flash drive features a low profile that makes it well suited for notebooks, tablets, TVs, car audio systems, and other small host devices for continual storage. It’s a great way to enjoy and share songs, videos, photos, and other digital files wherever you are. A built-in LED allows you to monitor the drive’s activity.

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Buy on Amazon.com

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5. The Elegant Magisso Cake Server

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Well its Christmas so let’s party with a face full of cake! Magisso have created the most elegant solution to the age old problem of cutting the cake. Pure class.

With the reddot awarded Magisso Cake Server cutting and serving a piece of cake is easier and more stylish than ever. Magisso Cake Server is a perfect centerpiece for every party, wedding and graduation setting. The beautifully designed and functional Cake Server is an ideal gift with the space for inscriptions and engravings.

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Buy on Amazon.com

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6. Magnus ~ The Handcrafted Stand For High-end Workspaces

Magnus ~ The Handcrafted Stand For High-end Workspaces

The Magnus is ridiculously cool. It is not an Apple product, but certainly acts and behaves like one. Without trying to sound like the biggest fanboy in the Southern Hemisphere I do most certainly need this in my life. Actually I am going to order it right now.

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We have just finished making a dandy of an iPad stand. Sure, it’s incredibly secure and has magnets and all that cool stuff, but let’s be honest here – we’re only selling it because it looks super hot.

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7. Apple iPod shuffle 2 GB (newest generation)

Apple iPod shuffle 2 GB (4th Generation)

A product that needs no intro but guaranteed to put a smile on anyones christmas cake filled face.

Compact, quality, minimal, affordable.. the new Apple iPod Shuffle ticks all boxes as a perfect little Christmas present.

Buy on Amazon.com

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8. The PostPump™ 2.0 ~ A Seatpost & Tyre Pump by BioLogic

Every now and then we come across an idea that seems like it should have existed forever and then upon realising that it is in actual fact a relatively new concept you are blown away scratching your head in disbelief that we have not lived with said product ever before. Bit of a rant but that is exactly how I am feeling right now. How, out of the zillions (not an actual number) of cyclists before, has no one thought of this? Quite honestly I am flabbergasted. This idea is simply brilliant. Now I just need to start cycling again. Grab one on Amazon for $39!

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The BioLogic PostPump 2.0 seatpost, winner of a 2012 Red Dot Design Award, is a powerful, high-capacity floor pump integrated inside a seatpost.

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The ergonomic design has a foot stand and uses the saddle as a handle so you stand comfortably while you pump.

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The 2.0 design is completely new and improved with a precision-machined aluminum adapter that fits both Presta and Schrader valves.

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9. The World’s Thinnest Portable Laptop Stand by AViiQ

Laptop stands are always an issue as the better ones are bulky and not really transportable or ‘travel friendly’ while the travel ones are pretty much just plain rubbish. Well that was until we came across this little bad boy.

The World's Thinnest Portable Laptop Stand by AViiQ

Most people don’t realize it but laptops were not meant to be used flat. After years of studies in keyboard ergonomics and the benefits of angled typing has been forgotten. The AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand is here to bring comfort back to everyday laptop use.

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10. The all-new Kindle ~ smaller, lighter and even faster

We’ll be completely honest and say we haven’t demo’d this new version but the imagery and videos look awesome. The new Kindle looks a great minimal reader, even faster, even more legible in bright light, that now fits in your pocket… seems a steal for $69!

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Kindle uses actual ink particles and proprietary, hand-built fonts to create crisp, print-like text similar to what you see in a physical book. The screen’s 100% aperture ratio means no gaps between pixels. The blacks and whites on the screen are uniform, improving image quality.

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“The new Kindles look awesome. It may not have some of the bells and whistles of the other models but it also costs quite a bit less. The Kindle is exactly what I need for traveling. It works wonderfully as a basic, no-frills e-reader. Reviewing it as such, I have to give it five stars.” – Aaron Ueland Amazon.com Review

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So what’s new?

  • Less than 6 ounces – lighter than a paperback, fits in your pocket
  • 15% faster page turns
  • New darker, hand-tuned fonts for easier reading
  • Reads like paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight
  • Download books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Holds over 1,000 books – take your library wherever you go
  • Massive book selection. Lowest prices. Over a million titles less than $9.99
  • 180,000 Kindle-exclusive titles that you won’t find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut

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11. Pure Black Knife Series By Stelton

Pure Black Knife Series By Stelton

Stelton’s mission is to be the first choice of consumers, who actively seek good design to enrich their lifestyle. They deliver the goods with this black-as-night set of minimal razor sharp kitchen knives, easily a cut above the rest.

Excellent functionality and clean, stylish lines. Stelton presents an elegant knife series for serious gourmets who are as daring in their style as they are in their cooking.Pure Black knives are forged from one piece of stainless steel so their handles morph effortlessly into their blades. The straightforward design and special coating make the knives very hygienic and easy to clean. At the same time, the matte black coating provides a superb grip and evokes thoughts of fine cooking, beautiful cuts and gourmet dinners. A perfect gift for those who enjoy beautiful and stylish design in the kitchen – especially for men who appreciate their tools and want the very best.

Buy on Amazon.com

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12. Libratone Lounge Retro Speakers by Libratone

Copenhagen-based audio company, Libratone, have one sole purpose: To liberate sound. Their approach is three-headed: Wireless technology, hi-fi quality, and Scandinavian design – all in one sound source.

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Forget two-speaker stereo! Forget surround! One sound source will do the trick. Libratone Lounge is our AirPlay sound system for your living room. Stream audio wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC or connect easily to your TV set for a jawdropping 360° sound experience.


Buy on Amazon.com

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Bonus! Photopia ~ Our Large Format Photography WordPress Theme

A bit of shameless self-promotion but a perfect gift for your photographer friends!
More Info / Demo / Buy $9

Photopia ~ Responsive Photography WordPress Theme

Photopia Demo Link

Photopia is a photographers dream! Finally a WordPress Theme that allows users to really experience the content at a truly stunning size. For the adventurous, Photopia could even be used for inspiration galleries, personal blogs, or even review portals with big beautiful imagery!

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Hope you enjoyed our 2012 Christmas roundup! If you aren’t going to grab anything help spread the love by sharing this post:)

All the best for 2013, we’ve got some exciting updates to the site that we can’t wait to show you!

Cheers,
Rob & Derek