Huzzah! Our final gift guide of the year- find the rest of our gift guides here. Finding gifts for that difficult to shop for person who has everything is always a challenge. Whether it’s for that wealthy boss/friend/family member or that person for whom you just plain don’t know what to buy, we’ve got a few unique gift suggestions below.
Color Changing Umbrella changes colors when wet. The umbrellas are printed with special ink that’s white when dry and that comes to life when in contact with water. Why would you buy a normal umbrella again?
Buy the Color Changing Umbrella at Generate Design for $49 (ships free!)
This is the kit that allows you to create a hologram of any small, inanimate solid object. The kit includes a small model car (you can use any number of similarly-sized objects) that is placed in front of the holographic film plate. A laser diode illuminates the object and creates an interference pattern that is captured on the holographic film, creating a three-dimensional image of the object. Includes 20 holographic film plates for creating an equal number of images using different objects.
Buy the Create Your Own Hologram Kit at Hammacher for $99.95
First designed in 1967 by legendary design Enzo Mari, this calendar remains a classic to this day. The calendar uses individual flip cards, which stow in base, to change month, date & day.
Buy the Timor Perpetual Desk Calendar from Generate Design for $199 (ships free!)
The Zipit Motorized Clamshell Package Opener is the first and only motorized tool specifically designed to safely and easily open these troublesome clamshell packages. It is as easy to open these tough packages as pressing a button and guiding the opener around the outside of the package. There are no rough or sharp edges left to worry about. It is powered by two AA batteries, and holding down the button will activate the rollers to easily open most hard shell packages.
Buy the Zipit Motorized Clamshell Package Opener at Amazon for $19.99
With the advent of forensic electrophoresis, your own beautiful genetic makeup can be your own personalized art. First, we collect a few cheek cells. It’s a painless process – just swipe the inside of your mouth with a cotton swab. Then, you send your sample to our labs where our scientists replicate a few extra strands of DNA, dye them, embed them in a gel, and apply an electric field. Smaller chains of DNA get pulled along the field faster than the larger ones, leaving several streaky rows of genetic markers that get captured on a photographic plate. We take that photo, color it based on your requested color-theme, and in 6-8 weeks you’ll have a beautiful framed 8″ by 10″ portrait that’s as personal as your fingerprint.
Buy the DNA Portrait Kit at Think Geek for $129.99
I bet that person who has everything doesn’t have a watch like these! Tokyoflash makes some of the coolest most unique watches out there. From formal to casual, they have stylish watches that would make a great gift for anyone. For the holiday season they are also offering free 5 day shipping and a buy 2 get 1 watch free deal (plus we also have a special coupon code below!).
Buy Tokyoflash watches directly from Tokyoflash
As its name suggests, Word Clock tells the time in words. The clock consists of two adjacent rolls, contained in a clear acrylic tube. A red mark indicates the line that should be read to tell the time. The left roll spells out five minute increments of time. The right roll contains the numbers one to twelve, spelled out. The gearing is such that as the minutes turn to “twenty-five minutes to,” the hour roll advances. Classic design.
Buy the Word Clock at Generate Design for $249 (ships free)
Able to reach locations traditional watercraft cannot access, this personal hovercraft travels briskly over water and land, powered by a 60-horsepower gasoline engine and an efficient 12-volt battery. The two-cycle, two-cylinder air-cooled engine’s powerful 36″ pulley-driven fan keeps the craft aloft on an 8″ cushion of air while propelling it forward at speeds up to 60 mph. A handlebar-style tiller allows the rider to control the direction and speed as the hovercraft travels over smooth surfaces such as ice, water, sand, mud, snow, and short grass, in addition to short distances over asphalt, concrete, or dirt roads, with 60 separate nylon/hypalon coated skirt segments providing a durable base. It is even able to climb small, smooth inclines up to 20%. In addition to resting on its cushion of air, the craft floats on water and is fully lined with U.S. Coast Guard-approved flotation foam. Two-person, 400 lb. payload capacity.
Buy the Hovercraft at Hammacher for $13,999.95
When all else fails and you really have no idea what to get someone… there’s always Amazon gift cards:
What’s cool about Amazon gift cards is that you can send them electronically via email or print them out yourself, so if you’re still stuck at the very last minute you always have a backup gift idea.
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