Gift Ideas for the Home

We’ve come up with a list of some interesting and unique gift ideas for the home. These gift suggestions should make your or someone you love’s home just a little bit cooler this holiday season. See more holiday gift idea guides here.
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Mathmos Babushka Light – $69

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Babushka is a modern, lit version of the classic Russian Doll. Turn Babushka on and off by pushing down on the top of the light, and watch it faze through its cycle revealing varied colors as it goes. Babushka’s dolls are revealed in a sequence of different colored lights and effects. When red the infinity effect is visible revealing a seemingly never ending row of red dolls. When blue the edges of the larger dolls are lit. Babushka continues its light effect through red to pink and purple and on to blue displaying different effects as it goes.

Buy the Babushka Light at Generate for $69 (ships free!)
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Socket Pocket – $4.99


Socket Pocket is the ultimate way to simultaneously store and charge. The Revolutionary and patented Socket Pocket by Perfect Curve creates the perfect place to store your electrical items while charging, keeping them safe and secure. The Socket Pocket can go anywhere, put in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, office, dorm or garage. This socket pocket is great for holding lots of items. Besides holding PDA’s, Cell phones and IPods, the socket pocket is great for holding almost anything. You can use it while charging digital cameras, Mp3 players or bluetooth devices. and it can hold non charging items like pens, scissors, keys, papers, remote controls and endless amount of other items.

Buy the Socket Pocket at Amazon for $4.99
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Splash Umbrella Stand – $79

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Take a stylish stand against gloomy gray skies and messy wet floors with this rubber umbrella stand. The shape was derived from the effect of a splash of water from the rain. Comes in 7 colors.

Buy the Splash Umbrella at Generate for $79 (ships free)
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Skull Candy Pipe iPod Dock – $69.95

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“85% of doctors* agree that hitting the Pipe can lower inhibitions, enhance sensory pleasure, make you feel invincible, and tidy up your desk.” AC outlet and battery power for use at home or on the road. 50mm audio drivers provide clear, lifelike sound. Remote control to operate music and video. Compatible with iPod Touch, Classic, and Nano

Buy the Skull Candy Pipe iPod Dock at KarmaLoop for $69.95 (use code: GOLDSTAR for 20% off!)
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Galileo Floating Thermometer – $29.99


You’ve probably seen floating thermometers before, but this one is a more intriguing design featuring a single floating disk encased between two glass panes. It indicates both Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature readings and is a terrific desk accessory or functional decoration for your home.

Buy the Galileo Floating Thermometer at ThinkGeek (onsale!) for $29.99
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Philips Wake-up Light with Dock for iPod – $179.99


Philips Wake-up Light is a more pleasant and natural way to wake-up in the morning. Light gradually increases for 30 minutes before your wake up time to gently prepare your body to wake up and feel more energetic at the start of your day. With FM radio, nature sounds or music from your iPod/iPhone, waking up will be a pleasant experience. Its innovative design includes a light that can be adjusted to 20 different brightness settings, making it suitable to use as a lamp in any bedroom. A detachable dock for your iPod/iPhone allows you to charge your device as well as play music. At the end of your day, set the dusk simulator to drift you off to sleep by gradually dimming the light and sound.

Buy the Philips Wake-up Light at Amazon for $179.99
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Belkin Wall Mounted Surge Protector and USB Charger – $16.78


Protect your computer and charge your USB mobile devices at home and on the go. Hotel rooms and airport terminals often lack the number of outlets that today’s business traveler needs. This design allows for power to three devices and features two powered USB outlets – perfect for charging mobile phones, PDAs and MP3 players.

Buy the Belkin Surge Protector at Amazon
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Mishka KWP Cushion – $31.95

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Cool cushion! Made from 100% cotton with cotton fill, The KWP Cushion is 3.5″ thick, measures 16″ on each side and features a screen print of the KWP game face.

Buy the Mishka KWP Cushion at KarmaLoop for $31.95 (use code: GOLDSTAR for 20% off!)
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Intelliscanner Mini – $129-249.99


Most things have barcodes, and we’ve got a barcode reader. Not only does this teeny little handheld read those barcodes, it can do so without a computer attached to it. Take it to where your stuff is, scan up to 250 barcodes, and return to your computer to download the list. Intelliscanner Mini includes software to manage your wine collection, home inventory, groceries, books, cds, dvds, and even comic books!

Buy the Intelliscanner Mini at ThinkGeek for $249.99 (also available is a larger wired version for $129.99)
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JBL Control Now Corner Mount Speakers – $150


The JBL Control Now loudspeaker delivers the famous JBL sound as well as providing tremendous versatility in placing and mounting the speaker. It comes in black and is ordered in single units. Single units can be mounted horizontally or vertically. Control Now speakers can be combined into arrays of two, three, or four speakers that can be mounted from the ceiling or on the floor. It’s as flexible as a speaker can get.

Buy the JBL Control Now Speakers at Amazon for about $150
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