It’s that time of year again – time to find the best presents for all the people you love. Some friends will be happy with just about anything you might throw at them but what about that friend who already has just about everything? For your more discerning loved ones, these seven home gadgets will do the trick.
Swan Umbrella Dryer
Until now, when you got caught in the rain and had to pull out your trusty old umbrella, you needed to leave it open to dry out, dripping onto your floor. Such is not the case anymore. The perfect gift for a friend with a small but modern home or apartment, a Swan umbrella dryer draws water off of the surface of the umbrella and collects it in the base to use for watering plants later.
If you have a particularly eco-conscious friend, he or she probably wants to save water but may not really know where to begin. Water rushes out of our faucets so quickly that we really have no idea how much we are actually using. In just 30 seconds you can consume up to 6 liters of water from a regular faucet. Not so with the 1Limit Faucet. As the name implies, this faucet features a unique clear chamber that holds exactly one liter of water. When you turn on the faucet, your liter of water rushes out, helping you use just the amount of water you actually need.
Everyone has a friend who loves to read. Books may be a dying medium with all of the latest e-readers coming to market every year, but if your friend still loves to read his or her stories on paper, give the gift of this beautiful and functional Booklight. Serving as both a reading light and a bookmark, the light is adjustable so your friend can get exactly the level of lighting needed without hurting his or her eyes in the dark. The light is rechargeable and features touch controls.
In a small apartment or home office, you don’t always have room for all of the accessories your computer requires. By the time you’ve made room for a monitor, printer and scanner on your desk, there’s no desk space left! Not so with the Document Extractor, a unique flatscreen monitor that incorporates a printer and scanner into its design. It features an intuitive interface where printed documents seem to ooze off the screen onto the page, and into which papers can also be scanned. Free up your friend’s desk with this unique and high-tech gift.
Formerly only a staple of Dali paintings, The Melting Clock can now serve as an artistic and accurate timepiece in your very own home. The Melting Clock can be balanced over the edge of any flat surface – droop it over the side of a shelf or table – and makes a unique gift idea for her. Your friends will love your thoughtful and creative choice.
iQ Alarm Clock
How many times has your friend been late meeting you for breakfast because he or she slapped snooze over and over? End lazy slumbering with this tongue-in-cheek gift. In order to turn off the alarm, you must answer a series of multiple-choice questions correctly. The number of questions and their difficulty is adjustable. Program the clock for your friend on the maximum settings for both options and experience endless amusement.
LULA Air Quality Indicator Lamp
Many of us live in cities where the air quality is questionable at best. Save your friend’s lungs in style with this unique lung-shaped lamp that glows blue to indicate great air quality and yellow to show that it’s not so good.