mmmerry xmas! 10 minimal gifts to fill those stockings
Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year again, not just working yourself into a state of frenzy trying to smash deadlines, but also a time where precious hours behind this screen can be transformed into acts of giving. Here’s a concise list of 10 items, covering all budgets, we think would make an awesome Christmas present.
Go on, treat your friends and family… if you’re not into the whole gift thing, why not treat yourself, because you can!
1. Spilt Milk – The Splish Splash Indestructible Cereal Bowl
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.
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.
2. Tool Logic Credit Card Companion with 1/2-Inch Knife
The Tool Logic CC1SB Credit Card Companion is so light and slim that you’ll barely know you have it, yet when needed you’ll find it’s amazingly useful. The 2-inch stainless blade is razor sharp and serrated to cut through even the toughest materials with ease. It also features a combination can/bottle opener, flat head screw driver, 8 X power lens for reading a map or starting a fire, a compass for trail navigation, tweezers for extracting splinters or small object, toothpick after meals, inch and cm rulers on the back and a lanyard hole makes it an easy carry.
Keep the Survival Card with you and you’ll always be prepared for life’s unforeseen emergencies.
3. 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.
4. The Elegant Magisso Cake Server
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.
5. 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.
6. U-Board: Multifunction Board with built-in 3 Port USB Hub
The U Board provides an easiest way to organize your work space. It is made for hiding a keyboard not in use and for putting gadgets on its glass plate. The device also has a cup holder that can be installed on the right or left and three USB 2.0 ports on the left.
7. 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.
8. Arden Oil-Rubbed Bronze 14″ Ceiling Fan with 3x Switch Control
The Arden fan is the most stylish piece of office equipment we’ve seen in ages! Available in a warm oil-rubbed bronze and slick satin nickel finish… can you afford not to own one? The fan sports walnut finish legs, 74 x 18 Motor, 3-speed rotary switch, 50 degree total oscilliation, and an 8′ power cord is included.
The Arden by Fanimation performs double duty, combining functionality with aesthetics. The Walnut legs and the fan’s finish recall the clean and classic lines of an architect’s tripod, dovetailing nicely with transitional as well as classic décor. The Arden stands just under 44 inches high (including grill). A three-speed rotary switch provides a trio of comfort levels. All Fanimation motors are protected by a limited lifetime warranty.
9. 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.
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.
10. Brunton ICON Full-Size 11×44 Roof Prism Binocular
Brunton Outdoor recently released these stylish new set Binos. At first they appear simple but the specs are outstanding and along with the confident no-questions-asked lifetime guarantee, this set packs mega punch.
All covered by our unique Halo™ warranty that immediately replaces any Icon, for any reason, anywhere, for life. Icon will never let you down.
Bonus 11th item: ‘Deliciously Simple’ WordPress Theme
Yeah yeah, shameless self promotion :) But we work hard too and it seems people are really enjoying our WordPress Theme! Also a perfect affordable present for a mate you wants to start blogging in the new year…
That’s a wrap!
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Rob & Derek