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The recycled satchel gift

The recycled satchel gift See Gift

Sat, 19th April 2014

Carry your world of things with you and help save the planet one satchel a time. These colourful bags with magnetic snap flap fastenings are made from recycled and factory offcut leather that would have been luzzed into the bin which is why they're of a vibrant range of colours, meaning that no 2 bags are the same.

Not only does this clever process reduce watse but also helps create work in the developing world. The bags has buckle features with an inner divide, 1 inner zip pocket and outer pocket and a carry handle.

The Build-on brick mug gift

The Build-on brick mug gift See Gift

Mon, 7th April 2014

Coffee and building bricks were simply made to go together and those clever folk at Think Geek have waved their magic wand to alleviate your bored room meetings. Just bring in a few of your favourite building blocsk from LEGO™, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K'NEX Bricks™ and stick them on to create your perfect mug landscape.

Dartstrip magnetic display system in a tin gift

Dartstrip magnetic display system in a tin gift See Gift

Mon, 10th March 2014

What do you get when you smash together a 8 foot steel strip, removal adhesive & 16 strong rare earth magnets? A Dartstrip ofcourse, simply pull out like sellotape, stick to your wall and use the rare magnets to hang up anything. Photos, notes amd whatnots will look ever so good toe to toe.

The table set gift by Peleg Design

The table set gift by Peleg Design See Gift

Mon, 24th February 2014

You can stack a burger, hot dog and fries with some tasy condiments so why not stack your seasoning in a this olive oil, salt and pepper trendy doughnut . Includes one glass dispenser and two ceramic shakers. Design by Shahar Nissim for Peleg Design.

The sharpener jar gift

The sharpener jar gift See Gift

Thu, 20th February 2014

Craighton Berman has taken the humble jar and transformed them into a desktop worthy stationary item. Sharpen up your pencils people and tart up your bland old office space at work and at home.

The scrabble fridge magnets gift

The scrabble fridge magnets gift See Gift

Mon, 10th February 2014

Scrabble fridge magnets from Wild & Wolf. Over 100 magnetic tiles featuring the full SCRABBLE letter distribution plus Triple Word, Triple Letter and Double Word Score tiles. Literate your fridge!

The Lumio book lamp by Max Gunawan

The Lumio book lamp by Max Gunawan See Gift

Wed, 5th February 2014

When shut, Lumio masquerades as an elegant hardcover book bound in lasercut wood. When opened, it magically transforms into a sculptural light illuminated by a high-performing LED. Lumio was born from San Francisco-based designer Max Gunawan’s fascination with the functional potential of origami and his desire to create a flexible lighting solution that adapts to the user’s needs. Lumio’s minimalist, compact form allows for maximum portability, and since its diaphanous, pleated interior is made of hard-wearing and water-resistant Tyvek, this innovative lamp is equally at home bedside, at a backyard barbeque, or on the go. The strong neodymium magnets imbedded within its covers allow this transformable light to be expanded 180 degrees to its fullest brightness, or mounted upon any magnetic surface. The included leather hanging strap enables lightweight Lumio to be suspended, offering ambient light akin to a lustrous paper lantern. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides wireless power for up to eight hours (rechargeable via micro-USB cord using a 2A or 3A adaptor). Brightness: 500 lumen. Light temperature: 2700K (warm white). Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

The wooden suitcase storage boxes gift

The wooden suitcase storage boxes gift See Gift

Tue, 4th February 2014

 There aren't many storage boxes that command as much attention as these glorious, wooden suitcases. Vintage style with a painted, distressed finish and each lined with a different, colourful paper inside.

They can be purchased individually or in a group. We think that the full stack works well as a side table too. Multi purpose furniture...genius.

The grippy pad gift

The grippy pad gift See Gift

Sat, 1st February 2014

Forget about velcro, magnets and sticky adhesive it's all about the silicone - not just any ole silicone but specially enhanced silicone that'll grip pretty much anything. Let's not go to far, you won't be able to stick a small mammal to it and expect it to stay in place but it will hold gadgets liek smartphones and tablets.

It's resistant to water, high temperatures and sunlight. When the stickiness starts to skip simply wipe it with a damp cloth and your good to go.

The nordic grip mini ice grippers gift

The nordic grip mini ice grippers gift See Gift

Fri, 31st January 2014

The Nordic Grip Mini’s are the ultimate unisex Ice Grippers. Easily pulled on over your sneakers, boots or even formal shoes, the sturdy rubber bands are non-slip and flexible. The inbuilt metal studs provide traction and purchase on even the most slippery slopes.

Available in black, blue and pink in small or large, they make a terrific addition to your kit, whether you’re commuting or camping. Complete with a handy protective case, you can store them safe and dry when you’re in warmer climes.

The Pet net smart feeder gift

The Pet net smart feeder gift See Gift

Sat, 25th January 2014

Comprehensive Dashboard Control your pet's feeding from your laptop, smartphone or tablet. Adjust feeding schedules in real-time, from anywhere.

Feeding Insights Track your pet's calorie intake on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis and compare it to other pets of similar breed, age, weight, and level of activity.

Actionable Notifications Receive reminders straight to your smartphone about feeding times, meal confirmations, food inventory, and battery life.

Customizable Feeding Regimen Manage feeding times, portion sizes, and food dispensing speed -- all tailored specifically for your pet's needs.

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The Polaroid say cheese instant slicer gift

The Polaroid say cheese instant slicer gift See Gift

Fri, 24th January 2014

You've got to love the nostalgia that this cheese slicer brings to the table. Polaroid is an iconic brand that has been re-invented into many different products and this one simply takes adds to the biscuit.

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The solid copper flask gift

The solid copper flask gift See Gift

Tue, 21st January 2014

These beautiful hand crafted, pure solid copper flask is hot tinned on the inside, just as they did in the old days. Holds 6 oz. of your favorite spirit. A custom screw top keeps it all sealed tight and leak-proof.

The flask comes polished and will naturally patina with use. This patina will become more rich over time and have many stories to tell. If you choose to polish it, a mixture of ketchup (seriously) and coarse salt will bring the shine back in no time.

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Woouf ghetto blaster-style laptop case gift

Woouf ghetto blaster-style laptop case gift See Gift

Mon, 20th January 2014

You've got to love ghetto blaster, it symbolises all things 80s and we're a big fan of this ghetto blaster laptop case from Woouf. The design doesn't just stop at the front, it rolls all the way over to the back too.

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Jay Zap ems ketchup bottle gift

Jay Zap ems ketchup bottle gift See Gift

Fri, 17th January 2014

Eating isn't just a tasty treat but it can be a fun one too. Just take hold of this Zap em ketchup bottle and neutralise any bland taste with an array of red goodness.

The Piccantino chili scruncher gift

The Piccantino chili scruncher gift See Gift

Thu, 16th January 2014

The Piccantino Chili Schruncher chops, spreads and stores chili. It was conceived to solve the irritation chili presents when it coming into direct contact with the skin and mucous membranes. Silicone rubber and mirror polished stainless steel

The Kujira sperm whale pencil sharpener gift

The Kujira sperm whale pencil sharpener gift See Gift

Wed, 15th January 2014

This hand forged whale pencil sharpener will simply look dapper on your office desk. It's rounded end will ensure you don't go accidentally stabbing your fingers. They're simply adorable and a beautiful way to bring the largest animal in the sea to a small corner on your desk.


The Aiportag pillow cover gift

The Aiportag pillow cover gift See Gift

Tue, 14th January 2014

London Heathrow Airport or Heathrow is a major international airport serving London, England, known as London Airport from 1946 until 1965. Located in the London Borough of Hillingdon, in West London, Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest airport in the world (as of 2012) in total passenger traffic, handling more international passengers than any other airport around the globe. It is also the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic and the third busiest by traffic movements, with a figure surpassed only by Charles de Gaulle Airport and Frankfurt Airport. Heathrow is London's main airport, having replaced RAF Northolt and the earlier Croydon Airport. The airport sustains 76,600 jobs directly and around 116,000 indirectly in the immediate area, and this, together with the large number of global corporations with offices close to the airport, makes Heathrow a modern aerotropolis which contributes an estimated 2.7% to London's total GVA.

The silicone maze trivet gift

The silicone maze trivet gift See Gift

Mon, 13th January 2014

The Amazing Maze Trivet! Made of a flexible silicone this trivet is so versatile it is also the perfect pot holder. Heat resistant to 425F. To store me just lie me flat or you can even hang me up on a hook! It's easy to clean just put me on the top rack of your dishwasher!

The Amco rub away odour bar gift

The Amco rub away odour bar gift See Gift

Sat, 11th January 2014

If you're an avid cook then you're used to walking out of your kitchen with garlic, onion or fishy hands and let's be honest it's not the greatest of whiffs to be gracing your mitss. You can no banish them away with a quick scrub of this bar. We're not 100% sure what the magic odour eliminating fairies are but they do do a great job of making you smell less like the food you've just cooked.

The Lillagunga swing gift

The Lillagunga swing gift See Gift

Fri, 10th January 2014

The swing by Lillagunga is  a reinvented version of the classic wooden swing. The swing is a safe, durable and stylish product for both indoor and outdoor use. A patented mechanism for attaching the ropes and adjusting the height of the seat makes it easy and secure to use. The seat has five imprints that increase friction and comfort. The swing is available in two wood materials, birch and oak. The birch version is painted white and the oak is oil treated. Choose the colour for the rope from seven beautiful tones. The swing is handmade in Finland.

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The PET lamp gift

The PET lamp gift See Gift

Thu, 9th January 2014

In the Summer of 2011, on a visit to Colombia, Alvaro Catalán de Ocón was invited to form part of an attractive project focussed on the reuse of plastic bottles PET. Hélène Le Drogou, psychologist and activist concerned with the plastic waste that contaminates the Colombian Amazon, invited Alvaro to give my point of view as an industrial designer on this problem.

As part of a group of creatives involved in this project, Alvaro could see that the pollution generated by the plastic bottles that we use every day is a problem that affects us on a global level. It was because of this that Alvaro decided to develop a project that would provide answers, from a design viewpoint, to this global issue.
The way we addressed this problem was to combine it with an ancient artisan resource: the textile tradition. Thus, Alvaro's idea was to convert an object with a short and specific lifespan into a product enriched by the cosmogony of the local culture.

Colombia, thanks to its enormous cultural wealth, has been the perfect place to develop the first phase of this project. Thanks to the advice of Artesanías de Colombia and to the patronage of Coca Cola, in August 2012 we returned to Bogotá, where they created a workshop of artesans from Cauca who had been displaced by guerilla war.

Seen from a distance, for its logical complexity, it seemed like an impossible task. However, a big part of the magic of this project has been to see how a puzzle of seemingly infinite pieces was put together until finally it was presented in the marketplace for the first time at the Milan Furniture Fair, 2013.

My family cookbook gift by Nick Matthews

My family cookbook gift by Nick Matthews See Gift

Wed, 8th January 2014

Archive generations of kitchen secrets and keep your favourite recipes in the family. Home-cooked is always better. Mum's amazing Sunday roasts or Nan's awesome chocolate cake. Every family has special recipes that give us that instant feeling of nostalgia. Create your own recipe book: Write down the required ingredients and method, personalise with photos and share your secret recipes with the rest of the family. Template pages with space for over 80 recipes, an introduction with useful cooking guides, tips, tables and more.

The Balcony BBQ gift

The Balcony BBQ gift See Gift

Tue, 7th January 2014

Inner-city life, inner-city pressure, the lack of space to grill is starting to get 'yer.

Living in the City certainly has many perks but it does mean that not everyone has the luxury of boundless green gardens and varnished oak decking to enjoy their summer. Owners of balconies, roof terraces and small gardens rejoice, The Balcony BBQ has landed! (not fallen off, just 'arrived')

With an array of straight-forward fixing options you can mount this tasteful piece of alfresco grill-ware onto just about any balcony or railing. It can even be attached to a wall, freeing up oodles of space for your outdoor furniture and hungry party guests. It's portable too so the fun needn't just be confined to your terrace either, why not unhook it and take it with you for a picnic in the park – kiss those flimsy foil non-starters goodbye.

Unlike most barbecues which get slung in a cupboard to gather cobwebs at the first sign of Autumn, the Balcony BBQ can function as a rather handsome plant container for the remaining 3/4 of the year - just don't forget it's there when the warm weather returns!

The brrrrr polar bear ice tray gift

The brrrrr polar bear ice tray gift See Gift

Mon, 6th January 2014

A polar bear that lives in your freezer...how cool is that? Simple to fill, easy to load into your freezer and to decant individual cubes without having to touch the ice. Because it is sealed, it stops the ice from absorbing the odours and crumbs of other foods in your freezer.

The wine windlight gift

The wine windlight gift See Gift

Thu, 2nd January 2014

The Wine Windlight (Windlicht is the German word for hurricane lamp) is the perfect way to set a romantic scene in your home or garden. The top is a recycled wine bottle; the base, solid oak precisely shaped into a wine bottle base, with a recess for a tealight candle.

The heroes and villains cushion gift

The heroes and villains cushion gift See Gift

Wed, 1st January 2014

Darth Vader, Iron Man, Batman, Robocop, and Power Rangers: the geek rules stipulate these goodies and baddies will never cross universes and just hang out. But the rulebook goes out the window when you're talking comfy cushions. Who'd say no? Certainly not that dude Skeletor. Illustration courtesy of hot young comics artist, Jack Teagle!

The classic gentleman's wine drinking bar set gift

The classic gentleman's wine drinking bar set gift See Gift

Tue, 31st December 2013

Classic gentleman's wine bottle shaped drinking implements set, ideal for the connoisseur or dilettante.  Hinged bottle folds out to reveal a  five piece bar set a perfect gift for wine lovers.1 x Useful metal wine pourer with aerator and rubber stopper. 1 x Stylish metal wine stopper.1 x Handy wine bottle foil cutter.1 x Stylish wine bottle drip ring, no more nasty spills.1 x Five spiral corkscrew with boot lever, small serrated cutting blade and bottle opener multiple use tool.

The porcelain textured cup gift

The porcelain textured cup gift See Gift

Mon, 30th December 2013

Annette Bugansky started out as a fashion and costume designer. She took that passion for texture, surface pattern and beautiful tactile forms on to her work with porcelain, to create pieces that are familiar yet arresting.

The YETI Tundra cooler gift

The YETI Tundra cooler gift See Gift

Sun, 29th December 2013

An extreme example of how durable and insulated a cooler or ice chest can be.  YETI Tundra Coolers are built to take the rugged abuse that comes with the way we work and play. Unlike ordinary coolers, which are essentially “disposable”, a YETI is made to last! Keeping things cold is what a cooler is all about. With thicker walls, more than twice the insulation and a full-frame gasket, YETI Coolers outperform the competition – it’s not even close!

The Fimbulvetr snowshoes gift

The Fimbulvetr snowshoes gift See Gift

Sat, 28th December 2013

They are designed from the fact that you are likely to experience several kinds of snow in one trip. Fimbulvetr floats in deep snow and slush, while getting a firm grip on hardpack and ice, no matter if you are male or female. You won't find an all-terrain snowshoe with less weight per bearing area, with the same flexibilty and ergonomic features. They come in three functional colors (Just Black, Snow White and Rescue Red), to match your preferences.

The Soma drink filter gift

The Soma drink filter gift See Gift

Thu, 26th December 2013

All natural water filters have become big business and they're springing up left right and centre. This filter uses biodegradable materials including coconut shells, silk and a plant based casing. It's not made of plastic but glass that'll keep your water crisp and fresh.

The Dr. Dre beats pill bluetooth speaker gift

The Dr. Dre beats pill bluetooth speaker gift See Gift

Wed, 25th December 2013

Great speakers ...

The nautical navy tripod floor lamp gift

The nautical navy tripod floor lamp gift See Gift

Tue, 24th December 2013

Nautically Inspired. This lamp adds a contemporary, nautical edge to your look. Made with a seafaring tripod structure and chrome metal detailing. Versatile Lighting. Adjust it high or low to suit your needs - both the legs and the support underneath the shade can be easily lengthened or shortened. Finishing Details. Sleek and stable - crafted from wood finished in a smooth blue lacquer for a sophisticated feel. Also available in white, black or natural wood.

The dreamstate sleep mask gift

The dreamstate sleep mask gift See Gift

Mon, 23rd December 2013

If you like your beauty sleep and want to stay fashionable then slip on a pair of these sleep masks.

The Morph door stop gift

The Morph door stop gift See Gift

Sun, 22nd December 2013

Got to love it!

The Camaplapse panning time lapse camera gift

The Camaplapse panning time lapse camera gift See Gift

Sat, 21st December 2013

The Camalapse is a simple rotating stand for your iPhone or compact camera that helps you take pro-quality 360 time lapse videos.

The 3D Zombie make monster ice mould gift

The 3D Zombie make monster ice mould gift See Gift

Fri, 20th December 2013

Giant zombie hand shaped ice sculpture. The zombies have come back from the dead and they're coming for you through your drinks! A silicone ice cube tray for making an extra-large ice cube. Cleverly designed to stand level in your freezer, and flexible enough to reveal every terrifying detail in the ice. Do you dare take another sip?

The mulled wine with pot warmer gift

The mulled wine with pot warmer gift See Gift

Thu, 19th December 2013

Mulled wine is a great treat for Christmas, full of spices and Christmas flavours. You can now keep your love for Christmas booze alive and well during and after the festive season.

The Panono panoramic ball camera gift

The Panono panoramic ball camera gift See Gift

Wed, 18th December 2013

Capture more than just a picture with the Panono Camera and discover a whole new experience. Send your Panono up into the air. What it brings back down will amaze you.

Going way beyond the typical panoramic picture – The Panono Camera captures moments in their entirety that can easily be viewed and shared.

One quick toss of the Panono Camera will capture everything in every direction into a high resolution 360° X 360° full- spherical panoramic image.

Now you have the unique opportunity to preorder one of the first Panono Cameras worldwide. Be one of the first to take photography to the next level!

The Ostrich pillow light gift

The Ostrich pillow light gift See Gift

Tue, 17th December 2013

If you need a cat nap and you find yourself stuck between an arm pit and a condensing window then you'll need to strap on this fella to shut you off from reality and gently sooth your senses into la-la land. You may look a bit odd but it'll be the best 40 winks you've ever head in transit.

The Polaroll Polaroid toilet paper gift

The Polaroll Polaroid toilet paper gift See Gift

Mon, 16th December 2013

The retro look is everywhere and you house has to follow the trend. The POLAROLL is the coolest toilet paper holder of the history! It will give you bathroom a 80's style. Get instant paper!

The Volkswagen shoulder bag gift

The Volkswagen shoulder bag gift See Gift

Sun, 15th December 2013

A historical icon and success story since 1950, the VW Bus holds a fascination which has spanned decades… crossing age, national and social-economic borders.  Embrace the expression of freedom with our Volkswagen Shoulder Bag!

Quite simply, the VW Bus is something which inspires passion in it’s legions of fans around the world.  Throughout it’s history and in all of it’s ensuing variations over the years, the VW Bus remains a cult symbol of originality, evolution and independence.  

Along with the shoulder strap, the bag also features a zipped closure with a plethora of pockets inside, key clasp and two front zipper pockets with VW Bus pulls. 

The Marshall Stanmore bluetooth speaker gift

The Marshall Stanmore bluetooth speaker gift See Gift

Sat, 14th December 2013

Small in size, but not subtle in sound, the Stanmore is a compact active stereo speaker that yields clean and precise sound even at high levels. Stanmore’s classic design is a throwback to the golden days of rock’n’roll, and its analogue interaction knobs give you custom control of your music. With a vintage-looking front fret, brass details, and iconic script logo, the Stanmore is right at home with the rest of your Marshall collection. Hook it up wirelessly via Bluetooth, use the RCA input to plug in your record player, or simply connect the coil cord that’s included to your phone using the 3.5mm auxiliary input. The Stanmore is also compatible with devices with optical output, like Apple TV.

The Gramovox wireless bluetooth gramophone gift

The Gramovox wireless bluetooth gramophone gift See Gift

Fri, 13th December 2013

We proudly introduce the Gramovox™: World's First Bluetooth Gramophone. Our bold design and vintage sound are inspired by the 1920s Magnavox R3 Horn Speaker. Its form and function are a marriage of vintage and modern aesthetics—producing a timeless piece that allows you to stream nostalgia.

The Oree power pebble gift

The Oree power pebble gift See Gift

Thu, 12th December 2013

Wireless charging pad for your Galaxy S4, iPhone 5S or iPhone 5 equipped with Orée wireless charging sleeve and for any Qi compatible smartphone or tablet. Available in wood (tilia or walnut) and in marble (red or white).

The iPhone gramophone gift

The iPhone gramophone gift See Gift

Wed, 11th December 2013

In the late 1800s, Thomas Edison introduced the phonograph, and just like that, life had a soundtrack. Our Gramophone borrowed the iconic speaker horn from those early machines to amplify sound with the power of pure physics. Simply set your iPhone® in the solid wood dock, and the metal horn will boost its volume by three to four times, with no need for electricity. Just don't tell Mr. Edison.

Ceramic letter gifts

Ceramic letter gifts See Gift

Tue, 10th December 2013

Beautiful ceramic letters to spell out every occasion.

The Power Pot charger gift

The Power Pot charger gift See Gift

Mon, 9th December 2013

Weighing in at 12-ounces by itself, the PowerPot is the lightest portable generator around.

Depend on the PowerPot, NOT the weather. The PowerPot will keep charging day or night, rain or shine.

Flame resistant charging cable, weatherproof finish, and no moving parts. Lifetime Warranty.

Heat water in the PowerPot for MREs, coffee or soup. PowerPot replaces a mess-kit and charges your phone!

Keep charging with ANY heat source: backpacking stove, wood stove, or even a campfire.

Charge any USB handheld device including: GoPro Cameras, headlamps, smartphones, or GPS

The gentlemans ice tray gift

The gentlemans ice tray gift See Gift

Sun, 8th December 2013

What can we say, keep your festive drinks cool with a tache, spectacles, boe tie or hat ice cube, what-what!

The LED fairy 3D lights printed pine cone shade gift

The LED fairy 3D lights printed pine cone shade gift See Gift

Sat, 7th December 2013

These pretty pine cones were digitally scanned, hollowed out in CAD and then 3D printed in Nylon SLS. The hollowing creates a beautifully translucent effect once the LED lights are switched on and they glow like their natural siblings.

The wallet ninja 16-in-1 multi-tool gift

The wallet ninja 16-in-1 multi-tool gift See Gift

Fri, 6th December 2013

Made from 4x heat-treated steel, it's a worthy instrument ready to be wielded by the ultimate Shinobi warrior. The well-chosen tools included are hex wrenches, a can opener/fruit peeler, bottle opener, ruler, letter opener, box opener, phone stand and a screw driver.

A sleek and agile master of stealth. You'll hardly know it's there lurking silently in the shadows of your wallet, waiting to emerge when you need it most.

The keyboard pirates gift

The keyboard pirates gift See Gift

Thu, 5th December 2013

You've got to love these little critters.

The take a break emergency food tin gift

The take a break emergency food tin gift See Gift

Wed, 4th December 2013

Grab a biccie from a tinny when it's an emergency.

The my place maps cushion gift

The my place maps cushion gift See Gift

Tue, 3rd December 2013

A whimsical view of Bristol.  This popular University City is known for its historical links with the sea. Click on the image for a closer look. Printed onto Linen - Cotton this envelope style cover is available in two sizes complete with feather inner or as a cover only

The PowerUp 3.0 smartphone controlled paper airplane gift

The PowerUp 3.0 smartphone controlled paper airplane gift See Gift

Mon, 2nd December 2013

Paper aeroplanes are great fun but they can only go so far and some clever fella by the name of Shai Goitein has only gone and powered up one with a propeller and hooked it up to a smartphone so that we can run around like a child gone wild while flying it from our iPhone.

The iPhone binocular gift

The iPhone binocular gift See Gift

Sun, 1st December 2013

These are the field binoculars that attach to an iPhone for easy viewing and recording. The view through the eyepiece transfers to the phone’s camera lens, turning the phone into a viewfinder for sharing the sights with friends or taking pictures of the action. The 36mm lenses on the binoculars deliver 8X magnification for a 465-foot field of view at 1,000 yards. When the phone is in camera mode, the screen displays all magnified images as if it were an external monitor. The included phone case seals snugly over one eyepiece, aligning the phone’s camera with the binocular lens. Included phone cases fit iPhone 5S/5 and 4S/4. The field glasses also function as standard binoculars when detached. Includes carrying case and cleaning cloth

The leather strapped canteen and lunchbox set gift

The leather strapped canteen and lunchbox set gift See Gift

Sat, 30th November 2013

Begin the day with juicing, then run, stretch, fresh shave, shower, suit, plugs in, plenty of time to bike to work. And since you prefer finer things, there are no sacrifices here really. Just luxuries. Among them, the Dick van Hoff leather strapped canteen and lunch box set for Thomas Eyck packs your lunch in reusable containers without frumpy plastics.

The beautiful package blushes in exquisite leather with hard shell storage that protects contents. Proudly produced in a collaborative effort with De Buffel leatherwork and Kuperus & Gardenier carpentry from the Netherlands, this handsome set represents a strong collection of pieces including a chair, a daybed, a firewood bag and a brief case, and a bag. It's the way you live, proactive toward your health, a consciousness for the planet. That's why the routine works so well and why you feel so good.

The flashing lights ugly Christmas sweater gift

The flashing lights ugly Christmas sweater gift See Gift

Fri, 29th November 2013

T'is the season to get Merry with the finest wine known to humanity and the most audacious belly filling grub. You can now take that excess one step further and light up the room with your pearly whites and this butters flashing Christmas sweater. If the flashing starts to make Grandma dizzy then simply switch it off with a flick. It won't power itself with your magical Crimbo witt, you will need 3 AA batteries to keep those dazzlers flashing.

The real boy push pin gift by Duncan Shotton

The real boy push pin gift by Duncan Shotton See Gift

Thu, 28th November 2013

Pinocchio the little fibber has had his growing nose transformed into a useful tool to hang your stuff onto pin boards. Who said telling a white lie can't be useful. These push pins are moulded in the UK (in white), then handpainted to exquisite detail in Tokyo.
 Each pack has it's own serial number.

The Rainbow Pencil gift by Duncan Shotten

The Rainbow Pencil gift by Duncan Shotten See Gift

Wed, 27th November 2013

These rainbow pencils are magically made from 6 layers of recycled paper, finished in either black or white. The idea behind it apart from doing its part to Mother Nature is to create a little rainbow every time you sharpen your pencil. The pencils will draw, scribble, write just like normal pencils and are of the same size and weight, but they're just not made from wood. We're still looking for that pot of gold.

The superhero tights gift

The superhero tights gift See Gift

Tue, 26th November 2013

These rather cute baby breathable 80% cotton, 15% nylon and 5% elastane superhero tights are simply out of this world. They're hygienic and comfortable look rather dashing. We know what happens when our little ones discover mobility, well they run like waddling ducks and to ensure they don't go a'slipping each pair of tights has an anti-slip sole and a warm terry lining inside the foot area. Comfy and safe!

The Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm gift

The Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm gift See Gift

Mon, 25th November 2013

A friendly warning. Before an emergency, Nest Protect gives you an early Heads-Up telling you what the danger is and where it is.

Silence the chirp. Low-battery chirps ever rattle your dreams? Nest protect shows you its batteries are good. Before you doze off.

Wave to hush it. No need to swing towels or get up on chairs. Silence nuisance alarms, like burning toast, with a wave of your hand.

Know what’s going on. Nest Protect will send a message to your smartphone if the alarm goes off or if the batteries need replacing.

The driftwood tealight gift

The driftwood tealight gift See Gift

Sun, 24th November 2013

Perfect for the dining table, this stunning driftwood log tealight holder holds either 3, 5 or 7 candles . Gorgeously craggy and gnarled or simple and grainy, these driftwood log tea light holders are made from recycled house beams.

Each one is unique and will differ slightly to the one in the picture, but are chosen either for the gnarled quality of the wood or the colour, grain and simplicity with each one being equally as beautiful. A great and unusual gift for Christmas, weddings, birthdays or Fathers Day. It's available to hold either three, five or seven tea light options. Made from recycled house beams.

The potato zapper spud gun gift

The potato zapper spud gun gift See Gift

Sat, 23rd November 2013

We remember the days of popping spud pellets at our best friends while whirling conkers dipped in vinegar baked in the oven. A lot of those fun games aren't playground antics nowadays because of all sorts of health & safety regulations but it's good to see this classic make a show after all these years. Fire at will responsible!

The Mason shaker jar gift

The Mason shaker jar gift See Gift

Fri, 22nd November 2013

Mixologists can make a blend of drinks dance on the tongue or churn in the belly. If you're an amateur cocktail mixer then you should get your hands on this Mason shaker jar and mix up all manor of liqueurs till you get that perfect blend that your guests will line up to watch you pour, shake and serve up with a little fire if you're feeling really brave.

The adjustable clampersand gift

The adjustable clampersand gift See Gift

Thu, 21st November 2013

Word up and clamp it shut with this beautifully crafted aluminium clamp shaped as an ampersand by Tony. It's cast at the Batavia Foundry outside of Chicago and it has many uses but it'll make a great bookend or you can clamp a few things together. However it has been advised not to use this clamp to actually clamp something structural because it's not as strong as the original steel clamp.

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The FoodSkin flexible lunchbox gift

The FoodSkin flexible lunchbox gift See Gift

Wed, 20th November 2013

This incredible slimline container has a highly elasticated silicon skin that hugs and maintains the shape of whatever is inside, so your beloved baguette will remain absolutely immaculate until you're ready to devour it. Not only this but it also keeps your food zip-lock fresh so there won't be mayonnaise leaking everywhere and you can kiss goodbye to roll after roll of earth-hating tin foil and cling film.

It takes up as little space as possible as it is, but when you've finished your lunch it packs down nice and flat ready to slide effortlessly back into your bag. Perfect.

The stacking vessel gift

The stacking vessel gift See Gift

Tue, 19th November 2013

It's not very often we see a handmade Vessel made by combining the crafts of glass blowing and wood turning - that's some skill. It's called a stacking vessel because you can un-stack it to become two usable containers.

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My first Autobahn tape gift

My first Autobahn tape gift See Gift

Mon, 18th November 2013

Your children are going to love this gift and it's the perfect thing to pull them away from anything electronic to spark their imagination.

The champagne chair gift

The champagne chair gift See Gift

Sun, 17th November 2013

Booze and sitting and something that can sometimes miss match in the real world. However, in this instance it goes together like ham and cheese.

The Cupcake toothpaste gift

The Cupcake toothpaste gift See Gift

Sat, 16th November 2013

What can we say? We love cupcakes and we like brushing our teeth, but our dentists say that sugar be no good for our gnashers. Well here's a dentist drill to you Mr dentist because we can now mix the two in a sweet healthy manner unless you squeeze it down your throat of which we don't really approve. Sweet brushing our dear friends it tastes just like cake.

The Silpoura clip on spout gift

The Silpoura clip on spout gift See Gift

Fri, 15th November 2013

With this handy gadget, you can pour it on thick. The geniune patented clip-on spout Silpoura, helps you drain pasta, get rid of your pan’s grease from bacon or ground beef and pour cupcake batter into the paper cups.

Silpoura clip on spout attaches to mixing and serving bowls, pots, pans, skillets and double boilers for mess-free, precision pouring and straining.

Silpoura clip on spout comes with its own detachable strainer so you can strain off grease and oil for environmentally friendly disposal. The strainer also doubles as a spoon rest.

Silpoura was designed to easily attach to different size bowls and pots. It’s a true go-to gadget that makes short work of everyday kitchen and cooking tasks.
Silpoura clip on spout is made from high quality food grade silicone so it is dishwasher safe and will withstand cooking temperatures of up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

The FelFel salt and pepper shaker rings gift

The FelFel salt and pepper shaker rings gift See Gift

Thu, 14th November 2013

FëlFël means “pepper” in Persian of which is poignant because the designer Layla Mehdi Pour is Persian. These handcrafted ceramic circular design salt and pepper shakers are inspired by her relocation to Italy to study industrial design, where her desire to bring the symbolic ring symbol back to our tables took good because these two spices are meant to be together, much like “two eternal lovers adding a touch of flavor to our cuisine.”

Medhi has gone beyond sight and embossed the rings with exterior letting so that rhe visually impaired can tell which is which. The rings are available in black, white, and red, with glossy or matte finishes.

The Bolt portable battery backup and wall charger gift

The Bolt portable battery backup and wall charger gift See Gift

Wed, 13th November 2013

Bolt claims to be the world's smallest portable battery backup and wall charger combined. It's a nifty gadget because it's a plug that'll charge up your phone and will charge up the battery inside the plug so that you can unplug it and take it away with you to power up your device while on the move. It's one of those products that simply makes sense and it's a great charge, grab, go and charge solution.

The Hot Mess kitchen gadgets gift

The Hot Mess kitchen gadgets gift See Gift

Tue, 12th November 2013

Cooking is fun and making a mess just comes with territory. So grab these dishwasher hot mess chopping board and spoon rest and show some design flare in your kitchen. The fake messes don't only look splendid and are great conversational starters but will protect your counters and tables.

The Peter Petrie egg separator gift

The Peter Petrie egg separator gift See Gift

Mon, 11th November 2013

The Mr. Sniffles Egg Separator is snot a mug. Get it? What this neat little item is, however, is the coolest way we have ever seen to separate the yolk from the egg white. You just crack the eggs into Mr. Sniffle's head then gently tip him forward. You will start cracking up when you see the egg whites suddenly come oozing out his nose like he has a terrible head cold. When you're done, the yolks are left behind in his head. How cool is that!

The Mr. Sniffles Egg Separator can also be used for gravy and maple syrup, as well. (There are so many ways to have fun with this gross thing.)

The Corvette billiards pool table gift

The Corvette billiards pool table gift See Gift

Sun, 10th November 2013

This is the regulation billiards table whose base is molded from an original 1959 Chevrolet Corvette. Built in the U.S., the table meticulously reproduces the classic convertible from real chrome bumper to real chrome bumper, complete with gleaming grille, curves, and working versions of the trademark four headlights, which illuminate with a remote control. The four full-size whitewall tires have genuine steel rims and chrome covers ornamented with spinners, and authentic details include crossed racing flags in the cove area and Corvette emblems on the hood and deck lid. Finished in an auto body shop, the car is painted the original '59 Roman Red and Snowcrest White, shellacked with a layer of automotive clear coat, and hand-buffed and polished to a brilliant shine. Above the car is a tournament-size 4 1/2' x 9' pool table with a three-piece, felt-covered 1"-thick slate surface for impeccably flat, professional-caliber play. The table has solid hardwood rails, dense cushions for quick rebounds, and six drop pockets. Comes with cues, a set of regulation billiard balls, mock VIN and title. Plugs into AC. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. 130" L x 72" W x 32" D. (1,200 lbs.)

The climbing wall treadmill gift

The climbing wall treadmill gift See Gift

Sat, 9th November 2013

This is the climbing wall with a continuously revolving face that enables endless vertical climbs. The face of the wall consists of hand- and foot-holds on individual panels that revolve like an upright treadmill, allowing climbers to scale to the height of Mt. Everest in their own home. The treadwall is motorless and powered solely by the climber's weight, allowing climbers of all skill levels to climb at their preferred pace and stop without pressing any buttons. The wall adjusts from -20° to +5° from vertical, simulating overhangs or slab climbing, and the holds can be repositioned to four different locations on each panel for customizable whole-body workouts that build muscle or develop cardio fitness. An LED display on the frame shows time elapsed, distance climbed, and calories burned and the entire unit only requires the same amount of floor space as a treadmill. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. Digital display is powered by the included AC adapter. Assembly required. 10' 2" H x 5' W 8' D. (810 lbs.)

The Nocto candlestick holder gift

The Nocto candlestick holder gift See Gift

Fri, 8th November 2013

Minimalism in design is super hot, especially when you can create something so functional and aesthetically pleasing from one piece of material bent to shape to hold a candle firmly in place with a handle to carry it all. Nocto is available in white and black, bright green and blue, pink and mint. Carry the light around your home with minimal flare.

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The 10th Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver remote control gift

The 10th Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver remote control gift See Gift

Thu, 7th November 2013

Used by Time Lords for over four decades, the Sonic Screwdriver is one of the most iconic and versatile tools this side of planet Jalian 17. Undoubtedly the most masterful handler of this all-powerful tool was the Tenth Doctor; unlocking doors, sinking ships and even triangulating the source of ghoulish ghosts using his trusty device.

Following the incredible success of the Eleventh incarnation and as a result of quite sensational demand, we proudly bring you the Tenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control.

Packed with all the amazing functionality as before but this time ingenuously housed inside a smaller unit, this advanced, gesture-based remote can be quickly and easily programmed to control almost all home entertainment equipment. Make iPod docks, TVs and DVD & Blu-ray players bow to your every command and gain complete control with a simple flick, twist or tap of your device. Up to 39 remote control codes can be stored at any one time, perfect for those with an affinity for technology and gadgets.

The loot money bag gitf by j-me

The loot money bag gitf by j-me See Gift

Wed, 6th November 2013

All things ceramic are fun to have around the house especially when they're designed to look like something that should not be freestanding, like this loot bag. It's a stiff number that'll hold your loose change and when you're ready to spend a few quid, simply tip it out. It comes with a red or black nylon rope with steel ends.

The slim sleeve wallet gift by Bellroy

The slim sleeve wallet gift by Bellroy See Gift

Tue, 5th November 2013

A beautiful balance of small with convenient, the Slim Sleeve Wallet is easy to underestimate. Your 2 primary cards go in quick draw, then a tab lets you get to your less frequently used cards. Most currencies easily fit with a half fold, and it's all kept tidy in a reasonably grit tight package.
Features:

2 quick access card slots
Pull tab for infrequently accessed cards
Slim profile reduces wallet bulk
Fits all GBP notes with a couple of folds
Premium vegetable tanned cow leather
Backed by our 3 year warranty

The Giraffe Tantoo bean bag gift

The Giraffe Tantoo bean bag gift See Gift

Mon, 4th November 2013

TANTOOO® is more than a bean bag chair. It is so much more: it is a place. No, not just because it is huge, but because it is so comfortable and huggy, it is the
perfect place where you can to read (and write) fairy tales.

TANTOOO® has a double lining, which makes it easy to wash, a unique feature in the beanbag industry. Its external lining is made of a soft fabric used for outdoor upholstery which makes it easily washable, waterproof, oil proof and sunlight resistant and yet smooth like a nice thick cotton. View the fabric stain chart for recommended cleaning solutions, any stain can be removed. The internal lining is 100% cotton and contains the expanded polystyrene padding.

The adjustable rolling pin gift

The adjustable rolling pin gift See Gift

Sun, 3rd November 2013

This innovative rolling pin takes the guesswork out of preparing biscuit dough, pizza bases, pie tops, lasagne sheets and filo pastry.

It comes with four sets of removable discs that raise the rolling surface by different amounts, to create exactly the required pastry thickness – either 2 mm, 4 mm, 6 mm or 10 mm.

This ingenious device also ensures that pastry or dough is rolled to an even thickness throughout and to the exact size required, via measurements on the surface of the rolling pin.

This newly updated design not only has an extra set of discs (4 mm), but the discs are now brightly colour-coded for easy selection.

Discs: Dishwasher safe.
Rolling pin: Hand wash only. Do not submerge in water and dry immediately after washing. Oil frequently using a suitable food-safe oil.

The King Carousel gumball machine gift set

The King Carousel gumball machine gift set See Gift

Sat, 2nd November 2013

This gift set certainly takes us back to the penny sweet shops that used to grace our streets with delectable candy. The 15inch tall Carousel King gumball machine comes with 4 lbs of fresh and delicious assorted Carousel Gumballs (enough to fill the machine most of the way up).

It's an antique replica of the original gumball machine that started to make an appearance in the 1920's (almost 100 years ago). It has a red metal base and a glass globe and it does actually work by accepting any coin from a penny up to a quarter.

Lekue non-spill lid gift

Lekue non-spill lid gift See Gift

Fri, 1st November 2013

Spillage whilst cooking is inevitable and if you're used to cooking rice then you'll know that it's the devils own job to get rid of the liquid from the cooker. Normal lids start to complain after a while by jumping and spluttering their frothy liquid all over the hob. So hush it down with this clever non-spill lid that gently lets the steam out without a mess whilst keeping the liquid circulating.

It's made from silicone and will sit atop pots and pans of 18cm to 24cm diameter and it can be used in the microwave too.

The chopping pocket gift

The chopping pocket gift See Gift

Thu, 31st October 2013

Whether you're chopping up some crudities or some vegetables for the pot you can fold it all up in this chopping pocket and serve it all in the pocket or pour into some well seasoned water. It's a nifty kitchen essential for the bunding chef of the house.

The Surf Race rug gift by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco

The Surf Race rug gift by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco See Gift

Wed, 30th October 2013

Surfs up on a rug, no need to get wet, just lie on your front and paddle your way up to the tv on hand tufted 100% new wool loveliness.

The knot knit stool gift by Claire-Anne OŽBrien

The knot knit stool gift by Claire-Anne OŽBrien See Gift

Tue, 29th October 2013

We like this stool for its chunky knitwear style throne for your derrière. It's like a comfy wooly chunk knit jumper that ever so warm and soft. It's made from Ash wood and it's hand knitted new wool.

The muffin tops cupcake mold gift

The muffin tops cupcake mold gift See Gift

Mon, 28th October 2013

Buns of steel, they do look yummy! Cupcakes have never looked so delicious.

The Parrot Flower Power Bluetooth plant care gadget gift

The Parrot Flower Power Bluetooth plant care gadget gift See Gift

Sun, 27th October 2013

Monitor your plants' health directly from your smartphone.

Parrot Flower Power is a sensor to be “planted” close to a plant, indoor or outdoor, in a pot or in open ground. It precisely measures, in real time, the parameters that are crucial for the growth and good health of plants: soil moisture, fertilizer, ambient temperature and light intensity.

Real-time alert of your plants' needs. A database of more than 6,000 plants, trees and vegetables (2000 species). You can easily check the sensors' statistics.

With Parrot Flower Power, you can monitor and easily take care of your plants on a daily basis. Be notified in real-time when an alert level is identified by the sensors: soil moisture, fertilizer, ambient temperature and light intensity.

The mushroom hook gift

The mushroom hook gift See Gift

Sat, 26th October 2013

Mushroom Hook is a silicone rubber made coat hook. The cute and soft mushroom is decorate your wall and welcome your return home.

The funny side up/skull egg corral gift

The funny side up/skull egg corral gift See Gift

Fri, 25th October 2013

Start your Halloween with a feverishly scary breakfast. Skull eggs with bacon and bloody beans sounds like a treat worthy of a ravenous child. All you have to do is to place the mould in a frying pan and crack two eggs into the eye rings and you're good to tuck into a funny side up skull.

The Horseshoe magnet gift by Jonas Damon

The Horseshoe magnet gift by Jonas Damon See Gift

Thu, 24th October 2013

Bring a little luck home with this horseshoe magnet that's strong enough to hold up your dish towel, office papers, shopping list or family photos.

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The Prop Power gift

The Prop Power gift See Gift

Wed, 23rd October 2013

Bring power right where you need it with Prop Power. Its gooseneck design gives any humble weekend warrior the flexibility to wrap Prop Power around a table leg, ladder, or sawhorse, so it can be propped at the perfect level for easy access when they need it. At 6 feet long, Prop Power gives you the reach and versatility you need to complete those household chores.

The Chargekey micro USB gift

The Chargekey micro USB gift See Gift

Tue, 22nd October 2013

Getting your charge on while you're out and about can be a bit of a pain especially when you don't want to carry a hefty charging cable with you from pillar to post. The Chargekey will fit on your keychain and it'll charge up your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Samsung, HTC and more. All you need is a USB slot and you can get charging with a simple plug in.

The Victorinox 360° rotating cutlery block with tablet stand gift

The Victorinox 360° rotating cutlery block with tablet stand gift See Gift

Mon, 21st October 2013

Throw together a few knives, a prime quality wood block, a rotating mechanism and a tablet and you've got this beautifully crafted rotating knife wood block that'll hold up your cooking magazine or iPad while you concoct the perfect dish. It's a great kitchen gift for any home chef.

The Hello Happy Jackson doormat gift

The Hello Happy Jackson doormat gift See Gift

Sun, 20th October 2013

Hello! Is it me your looking for? You can wipe your feet on me you lovely people because I'm a doormat made from coco woven materials and I'll clean your soles and make you smile as you entire our loving abode.

The Tectonic plate number 32 full english breakfast gift

The Tectonic plate number 32 full english breakfast gift See Gift

Sat, 19th October 2013

We Brits love a good ole full English breakfast and this plate named plate 32 from the Tectonic Plates collection adds an extra layer of scrumminess on top of the real thing. So when you're dieting on peas and lettuce you'll be able to see the wonders of bacon, eggs, beans and tomatoes peaking through winking all their fried delightfulness upon thine brow.


This plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum) so you'll need to be quick to snap them up before the plates been scoffed forever. Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin.

The Orla Kiely herb pot gifts

The Orla Kiely herb pot gifts See Gift

Fri, 18th October 2013

If you're going to grow some herbs then grow them in something special. Something that says more about the herbs and you, the person who likes to grow them. Nothing is more recognisable than Orla Kiely's repeat prints and they'll do just fine on these three vibrant enamel pots sat neatly in an enamel tray. Place it on a windowsill or in your kitchen and watch your edible and fragrant nature grow.

The Skootcase gift

The Skootcase gift See Gift

Thu, 17th October 2013

We've all seen the family with 10 kids in toe, kicking and screaming their way through the airport and we've all revelled in the fact that it's not us that has to deal with the wallowing kiddly winks. It's hard work keeping those critters occupied and the dreaded boredom rage can strike at any time. However, there's a new kid in town and his and her name is Scootercase and it'll be your riding saviour on your travels.

It looks like a scooter, rides like a scooter (without the engine of course) and it's a suitcase, hence the wordjam Scootercase. You may call it the perfect vacation toy, but it's built from sturdy stuff that us grown ups would expect to trundle behind us. It's got rubber wheels for all types of surfaces and you can carry it onboard because it'll fit in those poky aeroplane over head bins.

It comes with a pull strap so that you can pull your little ones while you zoom from check-in to boarding, around your living room or neighbourhood. It comes in blue, pink, red & purple and is suited for ages Ages 3+.

The Grain Audio PWS packable wireless system speaker gift

The Grain Audio PWS packable wireless system speaker gift See Gift

Wed, 16th October 2013

Grain Audio have gone and created a hybrid speaker system that does one thing and one thing only very well. That's to play music as it should be heard - with depth. It uses a mixture of materials mainly FSC approved solid walnut wood for the enclosure because it's natural and a much better casing for the sound to reverberate. Tap a piece of wood and tap a piece of plastic, which sounds more alive and better? It's Bluetooth enabled, so pair it up with your smartphone and listen to sweet sweet music wherever you find yourself.

The iKettle wifi gift

The iKettle wifi gift See Gift

Tue, 15th October 2013

There's a new kettle in town and it'll actually ask if you'd like it to boil up when you awake or arrive home via your smartphone app. It's a clever little thing and it's being touted as the worlds first wifi kettle. You can get it to boil to 4 temperature settings - you're wondering why on earth does it need to boil at different temperatures. Well that's because Green tea is supposed ot be served at 80° and a coffee at 95°.

There's no need to arise to wonder to the kettle anymore, you can save yourself that extra trip and you'll be notified when it's boiled up, so you can saunter in from the office and make your perfect cuppa and head back to work having saved yourself that extra time wasting trip, leaving you more time to stare at the birds tweeting outside your window.

It's made from stainless steel and has a LED Backlit control panel, soft-touch rubber handle and functional filtered spout. It's smart, good looking and functional, a winning combination by many a kettle standard.

The I eat my cake in my pants side plate gift

The I eat my cake in my pants side plate gift See Gift

Mon, 14th October 2013

We all love a bit of cake and so does Maurice the badger. Except that Maurice likes to munch his favourite bake in his rather fetching red pants. How many of you have had the privilege of doing that? Maurice is hand drawn onto the hand wash only 8 inch bone china side plate of which is sourced and produced in Stoke on Trent, England.

The bamboo water filter gift

The bamboo water filter gift See Gift

Sun, 13th October 2013

It's amazing what they pump into our tap water and we like our agua to be as pure as nature intended but buying bottled water is also not all to great for the planet. So, the next best thing is to turn to nature and bamboo is a super sourced material that, once charcoaled, will filter tap water. Plonk a few charcoals in a jug of water and leave it for a while and it'll slowly filter out impurities such as chlorine and chloramines making your water tastier and free from that rather rough tap water odour.

It'll also pump in natural minerals like potassium and magnesium and it's worth knowing that 1g of high quality bamboo charcoal has a surface area equivalent of up to 3 tennis courts. It works like a sponge and absorbs impurities into its pores.

The Milkii jug gift by Kathleen Hills

The Milkii jug gift by Kathleen Hills See Gift

Sat, 12th October 2013

The classic British milk bottle is almost as iconic as the red post box or fish and chips. To be honest, we really miss the days when our milk was delivered by our local milk man but you can bring back all that nostalgia with this double spouted milk jug. They come with foil tops in various colours and it also comes with a set of re-sealable red plastic lids that are food safe.

The mobi flower vase gift

The mobi flower vase gift See Gift

Fri, 11th October 2013

Show off your freshly picked-flowers with Mobi, the beautiful whale vase. Simply pop your favourite flower into his blow hole, and it'll look like Mobi is blowing a colourful plume of water into the air. Produced from quality porcelain and packaged in a beautiful gift box, this two-part vase is the perfect feature piece for any contemporary space.

The hello 8 bit doormat gift

The hello 8 bit doormat gift See Gift

Thu, 10th October 2013

What can we say that the doormat doesn't already say. It's a pixelated 8 bit doormat. Boom! Wipe your feet on that and swallow dem eggs. We can't think of a better way to enter the home of a true geek.

The ruler wall sticker gift

The ruler wall sticker gift See Gift

Wed, 9th October 2013

You could get out the tape measure to measure your height or you could stick this wall sticker onto the wall and get an accurate measurement of the entire family. It's easy to apply and remove and it comes in a range of colours.

Three silver flying wall hanging Pug gifts

Three silver flying wall hanging Pug gifts See Gift

Tue, 8th October 2013

Who needs flying ducks when you can have these stunning flying Pugs modeled on the artist's little pug Mutley. They're hugely detailed and decorative and will make super accompliments to any wall.

The Torch worlds brightest flashlight fire gift

The Torch worlds brightest flashlight fire gift See Gift

Mon, 7th October 2013

This torch is more than a torch, it is 4100 lumens of raw light power that can light paper on fire, cook eggs and marshmallows. It's the perfect outdoors camping companion and it has a 100 Watt halogen bulb with a heat resistant lens and the casing is made of a military-grade aluminium.

The Vac Pack Jumbo by JML

The Vac Pack Jumbo by JML See Gift

Sun, 6th October 2013

It's not very often that we showcase TV branded products on TicaToca but this gift is simple brilliant for everyday use. It's one of those things that we know we'll all have a use for especially in our crowded lives. The Vac Pack from JML will basically shrink the space your clothes take up in storage by about a third. It's durable, waterproof and will keep pesky bugs, dirt and dust out, so they're good to luzz into storage, the garage and back of wardrobe knowing that you can get them out later on in good nick.

All you have to do is pack your clothes in the vac pack, grab your vacuum cleaner and suck out the air through the special valve. They packs come in different sizes and it's also a great space saving way to pack your clothes for travelling, especially when the other half has already packed up half her stuff in your suitcase before you've even added your bare essentials.

The Muku Shuttr remote shutter for smartphone gift

The Muku Shuttr remote shutter for smartphone gift See Gift

Sat, 5th October 2013

How long does your arm have to be to get the perfect self portrait without your arm being in the shot or the shot being so close that you get the perfect close up of your nasal hair. Step in the Muku Shuttr, a remote shutter release for your smartphone that doesn't need a lot of gadgetry wizardry to set it up.


Pairing only requires a couple of clicks and you can use it with the native camera app of your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Samsung S4, S3 and Notes 3/2. You'll never be left out the shot ever again.

The keep-it-clean personalisable baby pacifier gift

The keep-it-clean personalisable baby pacifier gift See Gift

Fri, 4th October 2013

These pacifiers are pretty amazing gizmos for your baby because they'll automatically trigger the shield to shut preventing the nipple from touching the surface it's dropped on. So you won't have to waste time washing the pacifier each time your baby drops it on the floor. It's made from silicone orthodontic and BPA Free. It also means that you won't have any more lost covers and you can personalise it with your babies name.

The Daddle saddle gift

The Daddle saddle gift See Gift

Thu, 3rd October 2013

It's about time that Dads realise their higher calling in the family. DIY is for lesser mortals, get on all fours, strap on the Daddle and become the best darn horseback ride this side of a great western. If you live in the UK, we're not talking about that train service but the place in the USA where they ride horses to much whimsical excitement and hoopla.

It's ideal for ages 2-6, and it's a washable sturdy cotton soft-stuffed model of the real thing. So their won't be any crotch rot unless your kids get so excited that they wee themselves repeatedly, which is likely! It comes complete with adjustable stirrups, soft saddle horn and a latigo strap designed with Dad’s comfort in mind.

The HandTrux toy gift

The HandTrux toy gift See Gift

Wed, 2nd October 2013

Big toys for big boys and little ones alike, it be time to get'eth excavating. Let's run a list of things we could dig up with this Kung Fu bionic arm digger hand; how about, Mums make up, the garden, tadpoles, sand, cake ... The list is endless our dear adventurers, what shall meet your digger hand shall come off worse, play responsibly kids.

The Double up Dual salt and PepperBall grinder mill gift

The Double up Dual salt and PepperBall grinder mill gift See Gift

Tue, 1st October 2013

The PepperBall is an all in one salt and pepper grinder that uses the flex of your wrist to dispose the right seasoning. Twist the handles to select either salt or pepper and pump the handles nd watch it grind up a storm. Simply twist off the base to refill it.

The Houndstooth dog leash gift

The Houndstooth dog leash gift See Gift

Mon, 30th September 2013

It's hard to find a good dog leash that's comfortable to handle and strong enough to keep your dog in check. If you think we're talking collie-woddle then strap yourself in because this leash is made by re-purposing horse leads and outfitting them with a stainless steel shackle capable of handling a 1000lb work load - that's heavy duty stuff. It also looks pretty darn good and it won't rip your hands to shreds.

The solid mango wood door stopper gift by Ramika

The solid mango wood door stopper gift by Ramika See Gift

Sun, 29th September 2013

If you're looking for a rustic doorstop for your sturdy doors then go mango wood and bring the outdoors in with this gift.

The Menu red wine breather decanter and free water carafe gift

The Menu red wine breather decanter and free water carafe gift See Gift

Sat, 28th September 2013

Norm Architects have certainly done a great design job with these glassy numbers. Most wine aficionados will tell you how important it is to let your tipple breath before drinking. This ingenious top-down carafe will allow you to decant and aerate wine before you pore to ensure your wine maintains its best possible nose & taste. When you're ready to drink, pop the lid off and use it as carafe. The water carafe has a completely drip free lid and is slim enough to fit into a fridge door.

The Sketch Stylus gift

The Sketch Stylus gift See Gift

Fri, 27th September 2013

Why have a rubber on the end of your pencil when you can have an electro conductive rubber that'll draw anything onto your touchscreen device. With a flip of your wrist you can go from old form paper and pencil drawings to new form digitised graphics, what isn't there to like. We like it, the stylus will work with your iPad, iPhone and other smartphone devices.

The original Red Nek faucet wine bottle stopper gift

The original Red Nek faucet wine bottle stopper gift See Gift

Thu, 26th September 2013

Let's tighten up the pour with the well loved DIY faucet rather than a drab old wine stopper. It's made of metal, stainless steel and 2 rubber rings to keep your plonk in and the flies out.

The Chef'n Herb wand herbal basting brush with ceramic tray gift

The Chef'n Herb wand herbal basting brush with ceramic tray gift See Gift

Wed, 25th September 2013

Ah! The joy of brushing your meat and veg with woody herbs is something that's too good to not do. Jamie Oliver loves to marinade his meat on the grill with a rub of a few sprigs of rosemary dipped in oil. It's especially good on the BBQ and you can now go pro with this herb wand. Fill up the ceramic tray with oil or sauce, stuff the herbs into the wand, twist to lock into place and you're good to go.


The long white nylon handle will keep your hands safe from the heat and small knobs at the end of the handle keep the wand from rolling when you set it down. It's dishwasher safe, get flavouring your grub.

The Swirl Wine carrier with glasses gift

The Swirl Wine carrier with glasses gift See Gift

Tue, 24th September 2013

Some of us love a tipple on the go, at the park, beach or friends house and there's nothing worse than getting there to find you can't indulge in your favourite glug. Cut the curb with this luxurious, strong EVA wine carrier Swirl that'll protect your contents from smashing. The wine is not included but the glasses come with the carrier.

The Botti suspension light gift by Delightfull

The Botti suspension light gift by Delightfull See Gift

Mon, 23rd September 2013

If music be the food of love then Botti has reorchestrated Shakespeares infamous wordage to be 'music be the food of enlightment.' Botti is the embodiment of wind instruments in light form, designed to bring the spectacle of light to the eyes making it a monumental centre-piece befitting any home. Its structure is handmade in brass and is gently covered by a golden mantle.

The Woodsman axe dining table gift

The Woodsman axe dining table gift See Gift

Sun, 22nd September 2013

The Woodsman axe dinning table was inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood.' You can get it made in solid walnut, light oak or ash from Forest Stewardship Council managed forests and other controlled sources. The solid hickory axes are specially imported from the USA, then polished to a mirror shine. It'll definately spark up a conversation amongst guests and it was the winner of the Peta Levi Memorial Bursary 2010, designed as part of the Grimm design collective.

The Doctor Who TARDIS gelatin mold set gift

The Doctor Who TARDIS gelatin mold set gift See Gift

Sat, 21st September 2013

If you're a fan of the Doctor and want to bring his TARDIS to the table then you're just going to have to get baking or get your gelatin out. It's a set of 2 and each holds a cup of liquid and they're made from food-safe silicone.

The Moby stapler gift by Hagai Zakai

The Moby stapler gift by Hagai Zakai See Gift

Fri, 20th September 2013

Moby Dick was a big ole sperm whale that had an enormous appetite and gobbled up all in its path. Cram some more stuff into Moby's mouth and let the legend surf beyond the waves onto your spreadsheets and beyond. This stapler isn't all aesthetics, it has a brain too, you can use the head for storage and it comes in black and white. There's hope for stapling becoming the all new office fad with a little help from our big headed friend.

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The Wally Case gitf by DistilUnion

The Wally Case gitf by DistilUnion See Gift

Thu, 19th September 2013

You can carry your wallet and your phone or you can carry one wallet that holds your phone. No need for two bulges when you can just have one slim snap-on hardshell case that protects your iPhone, cash and cards. The great thing about this gift is that it hides your cash and cards discreetly unlike other wallet / phone cases and you can pull it all out with the red access pull-tab. It's made from genuine leather and über slim construction.

The Pressy Android button gift

The Pressy Android button gift See Gift

Wed, 18th September 2013

Pressy is the morse code of the digital world. It's a tiny physical button that connects into your Android phone through the headphone jack that will let you perform tasks of your choice with a few clicks of the button. For instance, you could take a picture by double clicking the Pressy button. You set the click combinations with the free app and get tapping. You could turn on the flashlight with a short and long click, the possibilities are endless and of your choice.

The MoodBroom LED lamp gift

The MoodBroom LED lamp gift See Gift

Tue, 17th September 2013

Lamps come in many different shapes and sizes but I bet you haven't seen a broom lamp. It's handmade and features a plethora of LED lights to compliment your mood and it's all remote controlled. It's got everything to bring a smile to your face.

The grow your own mushroom log gift

The grow your own mushroom log gift See Gift

Mon, 16th September 2013

If you want to branch out from growing the usual root vegetables then grab one of these logs with mushroom spores already inserted and grow yourself some tasty mushrooms. All you have to do is find a shady spot in your garden or shed, keep it moist and watch your fungi grow into edible delights.

The Jonas Swedish berry picker gift

The Jonas Swedish berry picker gift See Gift

Sun, 15th September 2013

If you've ever been berry picking then you know it's a lot of fun and you need to be ready for the odd prick or two and squashed berry juice splatter. Berry picking is a great way to get some exercise with the family and you can now pick your berries with a quick combining motion with this clever picking device. It'll separate the berries from the stem, speed up hour harvesting efforts and neatly collect them.

The clothes peg candle holder gift

The clothes peg candle holder gift See Gift

Sat, 14th September 2013

It's plain fact that candles come in a range of sizes and finding a designer candle holder that holds them all in a stylish and fun way is pretty hard. Unless, you reach out for this clothes peg candle holder that can grip and hold a range of candle sizes as a clothes peg is designed to do. It's made from rubber wood with a real working spring and can hold candles up to 40mm diameter.

The Skatecafe recycled skateboard dining tables

The Skatecafe recycled skateboard dining tables See Gift

Fri, 13th September 2013

Upcycling has become such a trend of late and the more we buy the more people will do it which will better our environment. Deckstool has taken up the challenge to turn broken skateboards into pieces of functional art by ripping the boards into planks and then joining them into a single layer to create the sleek and colorful table tops of their Skatecafe line. They've added a hidden reinforcement panel underneath the table that strengthens and ensures a flat surface while the chromed-out steel tablebase brings out some bling.

It's a definate statement piece of furniture fit for a small home or apartment or a trendy greasy spoon cafe or cake shop. Its got a water-based polyurthethane finish that cleans easily with a damp cloth and are all made to order. The great thing about the tables is that no two will be alike because every skateboard is different and so you know that you'll be getting a unique gift. You'll need to allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

The Muse light gift by Axo Light

The Muse light gift by Axo Light See Gift

Thu, 12th September 2013

These lamps have an oriental edge to the design that will light up any room with a touch of the orient. It has a white metal frame and removable and washable elastic fabric covering that comes in various sizes and colours.

The garden stamp gift

The garden stamp gift See Gift

Wed, 11th September 2013

If you know someone that's dab handy with the green stuff then they'll be used to planting up rows of seeds for harvest. If you haven't got a beady eye or straight rule then this garden stamp fits the horticultural bill with one earth press. You can get them in a range of configurations to tightly or loosely pack in your plants. Which ever way to grow it, it'll keep your patch looking perfectly aligned.

The x3 watering can by Paul Loebach

The x3 watering can by Paul Loebach See Gift

Tue, 10th September 2013

The x3 watering can owes it name to the construction process of this handy top and side held watering can. The handle and spout are bent 3 times to form the shape from a single metal tube, and then soldered onto a metal can. It's a rather good looking piece of design and it comes in great range of colours including copper that'll keep you watering your plants in style.

The rocking chair swing by Paulsberg

The rocking chair swing by Paulsberg See Gift

Mon, 9th September 2013

It's not very often we get to say this but Swing is a comfortable piece of furniture made from bio-leather upholstery and carbonfibre-reinforced concrete. That's right, concrete and comfortable don't tend to sit well in the same sentence but they do here and the chair won't go scratching up your fancy floor because it has a thin sheet of leather at the base. Swing is handmade and available within a limited edition of 100 pieces.

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The animal chord and cable controller gift

The animal chord and cable controller gift See Gift

Sun, 8th September 2013

It's time to bring the animals to the table and make good with your messy wires. These panda, cat and pig cable tidies will keep your chords in check and bring some fun to your desk. They're 4 inches long x 1.5 inches wide x 1 inch tall and made from poly-resin.

The Micro luggage reloaded scootcase gift

The Micro luggage reloaded scootcase gift See Gift

Sat, 7th September 2013

It's about time that the travel industry got a tad bit more exciting and Micro with the help of Samsonite have come up with the wheely goods. They spent 3 years developing the Micro luggage resulting in a Bobby dazzler range of lightweight, hard shell, cabin-sized cases with a built-in kickboard scooter. That's right folks, it's a case and scooter merged into one hell of a ride and it can be used as a trolley or as a scooter with a case.

It brings new meaning to the words 'Fly by' and it'll see you effortlessly zoom past other passengers without getting out of breath. It has an in-built laptop sleeve, separate clothing section and can carry up to 26 litres.

The Steckling cube planter gift by Michael Hilgers

The Steckling cube planter gift by Michael Hilgers See Gift

Fri, 6th September 2013

If you don't have the luxury of a garden but still want one then you could go for some fetching pots or you could bring the garden nearer your eye level with these funky balcony rail straddling planters. It doesn't require installation, just throw it over the rail and get growing.

The leaf hook gift

The leaf hook gift See Gift

Thu, 5th September 2013

We're all fans of bringing the great outdoors, indoors, especially if its turning ugly, industrial nails into little works of art. These leaf hooks will definitely bring some well deserved life to dull walls. Once up, you can hang your jewellery, keys, tea-towels, kitchen accessories, pictures or even your dog's lead on them. Nature is not perfect so hang them randomly and they'll still look great.

The 321 water filtering bottle gift

The 321 water filtering bottle gift See Gift

Wed, 4th September 2013

You've got to love the design of this water bottle and to cement it's utter awesomeness you'll find it's space ageness in the movie Hunger Games. The bottles uses a hydropalTM activated carbon impregnated polymer filter tablet that will keep your water free from odours, tastes, organic compounds and residual chlorine for at least 100 refils (50 litres) before it needs to be replaced.


The actual bottle is made from durable, easy to clean, BPA free copolyester (Tritan Eastman) and we all know how important it is to reduce our environmental waste - so re-using the same bottle is a good idea.

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The newspaper rain bag gift by Megawing

The newspaper rain bag gift by Megawing See Gift

Tue, 3rd September 2013

If you want to double up on your carrying capability with a spot of rain blocking then hang this rather fetching newspaper styled rain bag over your shoulder. It's made from water resistant canvas and it's the perfect solution for those will it won't it picnic days.

The Royal baby sick bag gift by Lydia Leith

The Royal baby sick bag gift by Lydia Leith See Gift

Mon, 2nd September 2013

Lydia is not saying that the Royal baby is worth a quick throw in the bag, but she jibes at all things Royal with a pointy stick to see what reaction she'll get and so far the public have reacted in a positive and fun manner towards her illustrations. If you also share in this dry British humour check out her Bling it up Queen's Jubilee sick bag gift.

The Re Vinyl table clock gift by Pavel Sidorenka

The Re Vinyl table clock gift by Pavel Sidorenka See Gift

Sun, 1st September 2013

Lovers of the vinyl will want to see their fable 12 inch live on past the digital age and you can now bring back time with Pavel's Re Vinyl clock upcycled from old vinyl records. The design of the vinyl may change depending on what he can get his hands on.

The bacon bandages gifts

The bacon bandages gifts See Gift

Sat, 31st August 2013

This gift is for the bacon lovers out there who just can't get enough of that salty scruminess in their mouth. If you'd like to migrate all that flavour to other parts of your body then you can with these bacon bandages. It would not be a good idea to try and lick them, especially if you're using them for their intended purpose, though, animals do lick their wounds because saliva contains a natural healing agent of some sorts. You'll get 15 bandages in a pack that look like tiny slabs of bacon in a pack.

The Dollar Wallet gift by Kyle

The Dollar Wallet gift by Kyle See Gift

Fri, 30th August 2013

We'd buy that for a dollar. It's a pretty impressive feat to create design and manufacture somehing for a dollar, it's even better when it's something that you actually want. Bulky wallets are rather 80s and they ruin the line of your suit and bum, nobody likes to see a bulge where there shouldn't be one.

It's made from high-quality, American-made fibre board and non-roll elastic and comes in a smidgeon bigger than a credit card. It be durable, reliable, and fits up to 8-10 credit cards and a wod of dosh. 1 Dollar you say! If you really want to push the boat out then you can customise it up to the rafters for the princely sum of $2 Dollars. It's made from high-quality American-sourced plywood and the same non-roll elastic available to upgrade with multiple colours and patterns.

The tuck box gift by Lawrence Chu

The tuck box gift by Lawrence Chu See Gift

Thu, 29th August 2013

If you want to cuboid up some of your jewellery in a fancy multi-level, swivelling storage box then get your mitts on this tuck box. It's a bit like opening up Pandora's box only to find three lined compartments for your watches, necklaces, rings and other valuables.

The Grip Tight GorillPod video gift for smartphones

The Grip Tight GorillPod video gift for smartphones See Gift

Wed, 28th August 2013

The avid film creator that wants to transform their smartphone into an awesome cinematic recording device can now go semi-pro with this smooth 360° pan & 135° tilt tripod for shake-free videos from GorillPod. We're going to jump right into the specs and say it has MAGNETIC feet people, and like other GorillPods it's super flexible and stirdy. So you can now bend it around all sorts of things and magnetically hold it into position on metal surfaces.

The twig pod gift

The twig pod gift See Gift

Tue, 27th August 2013

The Twig Pod is a collapsible ultra lightweight aluminium monopod for your smartphone that's equipped with a pointy foot so that you can holster it in the ground while you front the camera. The ball-head mount will have you shooting vertically, horizontally, or from any angle and it's easily collapsible into a hand full when you're done shooting.

The other great thing about it is that you can hold it up high in front of you so that you can get that extra armed length away self portrait. It's a great photographers piece of kit while travelling light and it fairs up on camping, hiking, or at concerts.

The Lion hat for cats gift

The Lion hat for cats gift See Gift

Mon, 26th August 2013

We just could'nt resist our dear friends, the idea of turning your cat into a fury lion is a gift to good to pass up. This handmade synthetic fur, pet hat with plush felt ears and cotton liner will turn your pet into the king of the jungle, with one graceful exception. You'll be safe from being turned into dinner.

The Gravity leather wine bottle holder gift

The Gravity leather wine bottle holder gift See Gift

Sun, 25th August 2013

Modern art, our Gravity Leather Wine Bottle Holder displays your wine for all to see in a unique way. Just insert the neck of your wine into this black genuine Italian leather wine bottle holder and watch as it defies gravity to your guests amazement. An elegant and unique way to display your favorite wine bottles, perfectly balanced in mid-air!

The Little a Little Longer thermochromic table/bench gift

The Little a Little Longer thermochromic table/bench gift See Gift

Sat, 24th August 2013

Handmade from solid european oak. With a black thermochromic finish. In response to heat the surface temporarily goes clear to reveal the timber beneath. Suitable for heavy duty indoor use. Made in the UK

The beach thingy beach chair gift by Larry Laske

The beach thingy beach chair gift by Larry Laske See Gift

Fri, 23rd August 2013

Hello beach goers, fed up of paying for sunbeds and don't want to lie flat on the sand then you're going to need a prop up to rest your back on. You could find some drift wood or a friendly fellow sunbathers back as a rest but the chances are that just won't wash so you may want to bring this beach thingy with you.

All you have to do is to push the chair as far as it'll go into the sand and then stick your foot trough the foot well and heave it in with your body weight so that it's a sturdy as a beaches whale.

The beach thingy is made from air assisted injection molded polypropylene plastic with 20% reinforcing fiber giving it the right amount of flex and support when you sit back, making it extremely comfortable. It's lightweight makes it a breeze to carry and it's stackable, coming in a range of fun and bright beach colours.

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The kerosene Lantern gift

The kerosene Lantern gift See Gift

Thu, 22nd August 2013

Kerosene lanterns are one of the best things to light up your night without having to flick a switch. It's been the staple midnight oil burner for adventurers, excavators, railway men, scouts, village folk and campers for decades. The appeal of the keresone lamp comes from it's warm glow and unmistakable subtle keresone burning smell. This lamp is ideal for your home, camping or for times of emergency.

The lamp has a specially developed burner element so that it doesn't flicker or soot from the flame, while a thorough sealing treatment inside the tank means there is no risk of leakage. It has a thermal heat-resistant borosilicate glass globe which will not crack when exposed to rain or snow, making it a staple use in any extreme weather situation. It includes a long top carrying bale and self-venting hood, with no sharp edges so you can carry it safely knowing that you can't jab yourself in the eye.

The Giraffe coffee pot gift

The Giraffe coffee pot gift See Gift

Wed, 21st August 2013

Bring back the old school into our kitchens and camp fires with a pleasantly tough wearing enamel. Enamel doesn't come any better than from Noda Horo, a 70 year Japanese brand with strict production standards and excellent quality in highly resistant enamel. Making this pot suitable for all heat sources, induction, gas and electricity, so feel free to plonk out on the open fire on a camp site.

The animal pack rack gift by Steph Mantis

The animal pack rack gift by Steph Mantis See Gift

Tue, 20th August 2013

The Pack Rack® is a wall-mountable jewellery and key rack featuring a herd of exotic animal toy heads. It's handmade in Brooklyn, and you can buy the rack in black walnut or long leaf yellow pine, both of which have been salvaged from a local cabinetry shop.

The Bright Idea USB light bulb gift

The Bright Idea USB light bulb gift See Gift

Mon, 19th August 2013

We have to burn the mid night oil from time to time and there's nothing better than huddling yourself around a warm glow to the tune of gentle QWERTY tip tapping. The lamp omits a soft blue glow when turned on and it'll glow in the dark when turned off. It also has a sturdy adjustable arm that'll flex into your perfect position.

The Kontextür hanging line gift by Josh Owen

The Kontextür hanging line gift by Josh Owen See Gift

Sun, 18th August 2013

If you're looking for an easy to fix hanging line for your newspaper, towels, toilet rolls and other bits and bobs then hang this up and click intobplace with their magnets. You can get it in black, clean white, or surprising red.

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Buddeez flour and sugar storage container gift

Buddeez flour and sugar storage container gift See Gift

Sat, 17th August 2013

Lets be honest, at some point in our culinary haste we've reached for the flour or sugar and pulled at the flimsy paper wrapping only to find a piece of it in our hand and the contents all over the floor or work top. It's a classic mistake that's repeated time and time again so lets stick it in purposely designed container that will keep the contents fresh and free from bugs because it's air tight and help you pour out the exact amount you need through the large and small dispensing spouts. Its got an easy-grip handle and made with durable plastic of which is dishwasher-safe. It be made in the USA.

The wine botle fire extinguisher gift

The wine botle fire extinguisher gift See Gift

Fri, 16th August 2013

Quench the fire with a spraying of vino aqua a la foam - that's a Frespañol fire extinguisher design fit for your home decor, car and caravan or mobile home. It's a chic statement to put out any flame. No spraying on z'face.

The Pac Man ice cube tray gift

The Pac Man ice cube tray gift See Gift

Thu, 15th August 2013

Pac Man fans can now take their love of the game off the console and into their drink. This Pac Man ice tray is also a candy mold friends and it's food-safe silicone and dishwasher safe. You can now truly gobble it all up till your bellies full.

The NYC sewer cover doormat gift

The NYC sewer cover doormat gift See Gift

Wed, 14th August 2013

New York city is a place with a vibe hard to mimic, you just can't make up that metropolis of people, culture and life all heaving and breathing in one compact space. If you want to bring home a piece of that hustle bustle then bring it right to your doorstep with this NYC sewer cover doormat. It's made in the USA and measures 27 inches long x 18 inches wide.  Its got a smooth 100% polyester top with rubber backing and it's machine washable (gentle cycle), lay it flat to dry.

The Adidas Springblade running shoes gift

The Adidas Springblade running shoes gift See Gift

Tue, 13th August 2013

We don't often feature shows on Ticatoca but occasionally a pair come along so revolutionary that we feel propelled to chat about them. In this case propulsion is the key word because these 16 blades at the bottom of the trainers are designed specifically to generate higher energy return for every step. So for every stride you make the Springblades will give you extra lift propelling you that few inches further to make you run faster while protecting your feet and knees from high impact pressure.

The Bin 8 in 1 kitchen bottle gift by Bento Co

The Bin 8 in 1 kitchen bottle gift by Bento Co See Gift

Mon, 12th August 2013

We like getting something more out of something less and the Bin 8 packs, well, 8 essential kitchen tools in one stylish wine looking bottle. Lets start at the top and work our way down, the bittle contains: a funnel with attachment for pouring sauces and liquids into containers; a lemon juicer; spice grater for making things such as fresh ginger or garlic; egg masher; a lid grip/opener for those stubborn jar lids; egg yolk separator and a measuring cup that measures up to 420ml.

Hickies the shoe elastic lacing system gift

Hickies the shoe elastic lacing system gift See Gift

Sun, 11th August 2013

Tie your laces up for the last time and never have to do it again with Hickies. Hickies are an ingenious shoe lacing system that have knocked off the auto-lacing system of Martys Nike sneakers. You attach each Hickie onto your shoes lace holes and clip together.


You can now slip your shoes on and off without having to tie anything up because the laces are elastic. They come in a range of awesome colours so you can match a wide range of shoes or you can go guerrilla style and mix and match to add some extra flavour to your trainers.

The Earl tall jar gift by Mode

The Earl tall jar gift by Mode See Gift

Sat, 10th August 2013

They say that food and science are a perfect match and you can create your own alchemy with this 1500 ml graduated lab style cylinder strorage jar with cork stopper.

Junior dachshund bookend gifts by Jonathan Adler

Junior dachshund bookend gifts by Jonathan Adler See Gift

Fri, 9th August 2013

These dachshunds bookends have been created by artisans in Peru but started their journey in Soho at Jonathans studio where they design and sculpt every prototype. Each piece is high-fired stoneware or porcelain and the Peruvian workshop was found through Aid to Artisans, a non-profit organization that connects designers in America with artisans in developing countries to promote fair trade.

The menu wine runner gift by Jakob Wagner

The menu wine runner gift by Jakob Wagner See Gift

Thu, 8th August 2013

Firstly, there's a clear advantage to stacking wine horizontally as opposed to vertically, and that is the fact that it'll keep the cork moist. Secondly, if you can't afford digging out your basement to create the perfect wine cellar then you need a compact alternative for your chic abode. The menu wine runner fits both bills and if you have more than one tipple to store then go high and stack them. It's not half bad on the eyes either, so it won't look out of place against your perfectly groomed home.

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The Delightfull graphic lamp collection gift

The Delightfull graphic lamp collection gift See Gift

Wed, 7th August 2013

Delightfull have brought to market these wonderful iconic type font lamps that will sure make a splash on any wall, table or floor. You can choose from letters A to Z that come in a range of stunning lighting arrangements. 

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The Star spangled spatula gift by J. Riley-Wasserman

The Star spangled spatula gift by J. Riley-Wasserman See Gift

Tue, 6th August 2013

Show some love for the stars and stripes of the USA and their love for all things outdoors and BBQ grilling. This spatula is hand fabricated by one of the oldest and most-respected cutlery manufacturer in the United States using energy harvested from Massachusetts' Deerfield River. It's crafted of solid walnut and stainless steel and it's perfect for any backyard barbecue and will last a lifetime.

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The copper and brass handheld lantern gift

The copper and brass handheld lantern gift See Gift

Mon, 5th August 2013

These tea light candle holders harp back to the days when electricity was a spark of an idea and kerosene lanterns were the night lights of every home from coast to coast. The candle is  nested in the centre of the holder with a high back preventing the wind from getting to the flame. It's got fold-away handles for easy handling as well as convenient storage. They also great additions to anyone's backpack when trekking or camping.

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The Venus of Cupertino iPad docking station by Scott Eaton

The Venus of Cupertino iPad docking station by Scott Eaton See Gift

Sun, 4th August 2013

Sculptural and artistic aren't words normally uttered in the same sentence as technology. However there are some designers out there that are mixing up these form styles to create a blend that simply works, like this Venus iPad docking station. It's inspired by the curvaceous forms and symbolism of the ancient Venus figurines of whom has now been christened as the fertility goddess for the technological age.

Each Venus is hand-cast in museum-quality resin and is a fully-functional iPad docking station. Her hands gently guide any second, third or fourth generation iPad onto a charger inconspicuously located in her midriff. A USB cable emerges from a number of points under the sculpture and fits any USB port or Apple power adapter for syncing or charging. Venus ships with a standard 30-pin charging cable integrated, but includes an adapter to support the latest fourth generation iPad's lightning connector.

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The Wonderbag power-free slow cooker gift

The Wonderbag power-free slow cooker gift See Gift

Sat, 3rd August 2013

Boil it, nag it, stand it, serve it. The Wonderbag was developed to ease the social, economic and environment impacts of the current global circumstances. The Wonderbag is a non-electric, heat-retention cooker that allows food that has been brought to a boil on a stove fire, to continue cooking for hours after it has been removed from the fuel source.

It’s taken years of passion, energy, and perseverance to get Sarah and the brand where it is today – 600,000 bags distributed in South Africa, first round of carbon credits registered and issued, production capabilities in Rwanda and Turkey, pilots poised to launch in Kenya, Nigeria and Somaliland, and over 4,500 bags sold in the UK, with a buy-one-give-one model to support getting Wonderbags into humanitarian relief.

It’s  pretty  simple  -  we  supply a product that will change behaviour in a way that will change the world. We’re not about  Wonderbags being sold, we’re about Wonderbags being used.

Our  brand  is  simple,  honest, reliable, hard-working and authentic. We are about empowering people.   Those on our team, the   hundreds of people we’ve trained and employed - and for those who use a Wonderbag.

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The Drop showerhead gift by IB Rubinetterie

The Drop showerhead gift by IB Rubinetterie See Gift

Fri, 2nd August 2013

Believe it or not Drop is the familiar shape of a .... yes you guessed it, a water drop. The cool thing about this shower head is that it's made from silicone which has hard-water scaling resistant properties and you can squeeze it after use to prevent water stagnation. It's available also in red, black, orange, white, green and in the company shade of blue. It's a very funky shower head to wash your bits under.

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The concrete block magnet gifts

The concrete block magnet gifts See Gift

Thu, 1st August 2013

Add some fun to your wall with a strong set of magnets in the shape of concrete blocks. Made of real cement to give it that raw and heavy look. Comes in a set of 6 pieces.

The chalkboard vase gift

The chalkboard vase gift See Gift

Wed, 31st July 2013

This chalkboard vase was designed by Ricardo Saint-Clair and his message to the world (if he could scribe it on the side of his invention) would be his inherent need to 'foster communication and interaction through his designs.' In short, use me to playfully communicate your expressions through words and drawings.


The top of the bud vase houses a removable glass tube designed to hold water and flowers and the chalk fits snugly into a small hole on the side of the vase. Spot clean with a damp cloth and remember to always express yourself.

The ClipTip paperclip ruler gift by Ototo

The ClipTip paperclip ruler gift by Ototo See Gift

Tue, 30th July 2013

What you really need is a stainless steel ruler with paperclip tip because it looks rather dapper and it's actually quite useful. Especially when it comes to displaying your notes and reminders.

The bluetooth roll up keyboard gift

The bluetooth roll up keyboard gift See Gift

Mon, 29th July 2013

Bluetooth is all the rage at the moment and designers are finding loads of cool ways to blast our noggin with waves so that we don't have to plug in anymore. This foldable, lightweight, super-slim Bluetooth® 2.0 flexible silicone keyboard brings home the gadgetery bacon and will pair up with your gadgets in less than 30 seconds. Once you've had your tech fix, simply fold it up for easy storage in a role of your eyes.

If you still like to be tethered, then fear not because it comes with a USB cable and it's water-resistant, so no qualms if you spill your pint all over it. It'll work with iOS4 on certain devices such as iPhone 3GS but not iPhone 3G, iPad, iPod®, iPhone®, Android, laptops and other devices. It's your perfect travelling companion to get you working wirelessely from the darts board.

The chenille fibre floor dust mop gift

The chenille fibre floor dust mop gift See Gift

Sun, 28th July 2013

Multitasking is far too difficult for men. So cheat them into it by slipping on a pair of these chenille dust mop slippers while they sleep and when they wake and traverse from the couch to the toilet, to the fridge and back again they'll clear a clean path in their wake. Smart multitasking at it's best.

The Canary smart home security device gift

The Canary smart home security device gift See Gift

Sat, 27th July 2013

Canary is a single device that contains an HD video camera and multiple sensors that track everything from motion, temperature and air quality to vibration, sound, and activity to help keep you, your family and your home safe.

HD Camera, Miscrophone, Night Vision, Motion detection, temperature, air quality & humidity.

Controlled entirely from your iPhone or Android device, Canary alerts you when it senses anything out of the ordinary — from sudden temperature changes that can indicate a fire, to the sound and movement that could mean an intrusion. Instantly receive, view and act on the alerts wherever you are. Over time, Canary learns your home’s rhythms to send you smarter alerts. Canary is the smartest way to stay secure.

You define your experience with Canary. From controlling when Canary is armed to which sensors are in use, Canary is designed to give you a wide feature set that you turn on and off to fit your needs.

Being away from home doesn’t mean you can’t respond to emergencies. Canary alerts you immediately when it senses something is off.

Once you receive an alert, you decide how to respond. Do you want to text your neighbor to check in? Call the police? You have the ability to decide.

Canary’s secure mobile app enables you to check in on your home from virtually anywhere — whether you are down the street or around the world.

Within the Canary app you can easily monitor and track data from many sources within your home, including temperature, air quality, humidity, activity (video, audio & movement) and other trends in your home environment.

Traditional home security systems have a 99% false alarm rate and this statistic isn't improving (see 'Disrupting a broken system' below for more info). Besides being annoying, the downside of false alarms is that it causes most households to stop using their systems over time.

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The Tile lost and found tracker gift

The Tile lost and found tracker gift See Gift

Fri, 26th July 2013

We've all lost something important to us at some point and it always happens when you really need it, whether it's your keys, bag, gadget or child. It happens from time to time and Tile is here to help you find those things when they go walk about. You can track anything with a Tile, in or on it, with your smartphone with the cool sonar looking App that points you in the direction of the lost item. You can even get it to ring out back at you if you're fumbling in the dark.

It'll work with an iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 3rd and 4th gen, and iPod Touch 5th gen. It'll track anything down within a 50 - 150ft range and no batteries are required. However, after about a year, you will need to replace your Tiles with new ones. You'll be reminded when it's time to order new Tiles and you'll be sent an envelope to recycle your old ones.

The Tile comes with a really cool feature that allows you to track something even if it's cities or countries away. Let's say you loose a bag and it ends up in Hong Kong and you're in London, you can activate your Tile to do a world wide search via the App. It does this discreetly by using other peoples phones to locate your Tile if it's near. So if someone in Hong Kong passes your bag and his or her Tile locks onto your Tile then you'll be alerted of it's location. No teef is safe from the community of Tile'rs.

The zombie gnome gift by Thumbs Up

The zombie gnome gift by Thumbs Up See Gift

Thu, 25th July 2013

Gnome's have got themselves a bit of a bad name as of late and so it's only fitting that they go off the rails with a dollop of zombification. We particluarly like the attention to detail that Thumbs Up have bestowed upon these demonic little ankle biters, like their glow in the dark eyes. They're made from weather resistant and hand-painted terracotta, and they'd make a fitting cast to '‘Lawn of the Dead’'. We can't take credit for Lawn of the Dead.

The dripping napkin holder gift by Ori Niv

The dripping napkin holder gift by Ori Niv See Gift

Wed, 24th July 2013

Ori Niv has taken the dull napkin holder and turned it into a centre piece that oozes character and drip. It's the colour of the napkin that comes through as the drip, which means that you could have brown napkins for chocolate dripping, green for slime, black for oil and orange for .... We've run out of ideas, but it's definately worth picking up for your table, especially for Halloween.

Keter Cool Bar table cooler gift

Keter Cool Bar table cooler gift See Gift

Tue, 23rd July 2013

We've all been there, it's hot, your mouths dryer than the Sahara and you reach out in a last ditch attempt to quench your thirst only to pull in a warm brew. It's the most dissatisfying thing and it's a common place tragedy repeated at many summer BBQs and picnics across the country.

The ice bucket or tub is a great solution for the students who can balance their brew on their chins, bellies or anything else shelf like. However, the discerning guests at the swarve pool party may want something less rustic. Something that's functional and stylish and knocks over two Birds Dogs with one whiskey stone without having to leave their sun lounger.

The answer to all your Summer woes is the Cool Bar that's an all in one drinks cooler, cocktail table and coffee table. It's a coffee table in the lower position that can be turned into a cocktail bar by simply raising it to reveal an island of cool drinks below. The tabletop locks securely into position while the base section includes a drainer and its made from polypropylene so it won't break your back while carrying it around.

The Spam lunchbox gift

The Spam lunchbox gift See Gift

Mon, 22nd July 2013

Who doesn't like Spam?  Up your lunch time snack with a lunchbox of processed meat that'll fill your belly for hours to come. Mmmmm spamalicious.

Une Bobine flexible charging cable tripod gift

Une Bobine flexible charging cable tripod gift See Gift

Sun, 21st July 2013

Multi functional gadgets are simply awesome, especially when it comes to mobile photography. Rather than carry a tripod and a charger around with you plonk this Bobine 2 in 1 flexible assemble and carry the best of both worlds in your pocket.

It's a two-foot-long cable that comes in iPhone and micro USB versions and it'll hold its shape when you bend it, flex it, loop it, or wrap it around anything close to you. All in all it's a gadget accessory worth carrying around with you.

The enveloper angel label gift

The enveloper angel label gift See Gift

Sat, 20th July 2013

In a world where recycling is thankfully fast becoming the norm its good to see that Blue Marmalade has taken up the gauntlet to help us recycle those padded parcels that we normally toss in the bin.

Envelope Angel is basically a nearly designed label that lets you re-address a used envelope and send it on another journey. The set consists of 100 address and 100 sender label, and comes in a recycled cardboard pack that doubles as a smart desktop dispenser.

The teapot pendant lamp gift

The teapot pendant lamp gift See Gift

Fri, 19th July 2013

If you're looking to create a centrepiece worth talking about in your kitchen or dining room then go full hog with this brass and stainless steel teapot pendant lamp. Hang it from your ceiling and bath your gawping guests in a golden brew light.

The Magic bulb LED rechargeable light gift

The Magic bulb LED rechargeable light gift See Gift

Thu, 18th July 2013

An amazing magic light bulb which can even light up when there is no electricity supply ! This light bulb isn't your ordinary light bulb...

It can be used as a normal light bulb, but it can also be recharged in a standard screw in E27 or E26 light fitting and light up for 4 -5 hours even with no electricity supply! It can also be turned into a portable hand-held torch by simply pulling down the handle without getting hot, as the eco-friendly LED generates very little heat.

This bulb is also amazingly energy efficient, as it uses only 6 Watts of power, but still produces the same amount of light as a traditional 40 Watt incandescent light bulb. That's up to 70% energy saving over the standard energy saving light bulbs.

However, this bulb is much more than a rechargeable light bulb. It's very handy in many different situations and also makes a great useful gift for those people who camp and need a reliable and handy light source; a reading lamp, places where there are power cuts and a handy night light. They will be amazed at the usefulness of this product. And even more importantly, they can contribute to making our earth a greener place.

Tiger hanger mask gift

Tiger hanger mask gift See Gift

Wed, 17th July 2013

It's simply not ethical to have a tiger roaming about your house, not to mention that it's a tad bit dangerous. However, you can put up this tiger mask hanger for your coat and hat to bring the wild home. It's made from high quality thick birch plywood with durable UV printing, hand covered by natural bee wax. The hook is painted metal (powder coating) and anyone with a straight should be able to hang it up on the wall.

The border collie mug gift by Blue Witch

The border collie mug gift by Blue Witch See Gift

Tue, 16th July 2013

Border collies are seriously smart dogs and adorable creatures that need a lot of exercise. Just as much exercise is needed in taking tea breaks, crack or dunk a bicky and work your chops on what you saw that day as you sup on a brew from a mug that reminds you of an adorable pooch. It's a 100% handmade and painted original Blue Witch ceramic mug, so quality comes as standard.

The Write On! pencil ring gift

The Write On! pencil ring gift See Gift

Mon, 15th July 2013

The humble pencil has hob-nobbed it's way from the desk to the finger in fashionable style and it's a keeper. Write On! has swapped graphite for gold tones with blue enamel that'll slizz onto a finger no fatter than 17mm in diameter. Fingers will need a work out in order to be able catwalk this trendy accessory down any old street.

The safari animal heads gift for kids

The safari animal heads gift for kids See Gift

Sun, 14th July 2013

If you want to bring the Safari home without being arrested at customs then you'll need something less scary than the real thing like these stuffed felt animal giraffe, zebra and tiger heads. You can get them delivered straight to your door without the need for taxidermy, because that'll just scare the children.

The cabina clothes peg holder gift by Avichai Tadmor

The cabina clothes peg holder gift by Avichai Tadmor See Gift

Sat, 13th July 2013

We all know that clothes washing is as much fun as watching paint dry but you can liven it up with this playful peg holder that'll hold your clothes pegs at arms reach. It's available in red & stone.

The fruit and veg saver gift

The fruit and veg saver gift See Gift

Fri, 12th July 2013

We're not going to mention a certain superstore that has the worst reputation for their fruit and veg going off in record time but we will mention this awesome fruit & vegetable saver that'll make your organic food last much longer than usual. It's all down to their nanology that absorbs a gas called ethylene that's given off bet fruit which makes them rot. Suck up the ethylene and your fruit and vegetables stay fresh for longer, science and nature at its best. 

The skull bicycle cap gift

The skull bicycle cap gift See Gift

Thu, 11th July 2013

If you find yourself on a bike cycling your way through town like a demon then class up your spokes in fitting style with these skull dust caps. It's a beautiful trail blazing way for cyclists to show their edgier side. It's made from ABS Plastic and it'll protect your bikes pipes!

The minimalist winter tree bookend gift

The minimalist winter tree bookend gift See Gift

Wed, 10th July 2013

If you want to add a scandinavian winter wonderland to your bookshelf then grab these naked powder coated laser cut metal trees and bring a snowy landscape to your literature collection.

The illooms led balloon gift

The illooms led balloon gift See Gift

Tue, 9th July 2013

It couldn't be simpler to have a barrel of laughs with a simple light show from the humble balloon. Illooms has redefined what we're used to seeing in the background of many a celebration and made them the centre of attention, children will go nuts for them. Think about it, it's either the freaky clown bending a sausage balloon into a dodgy dog or something that you can pretend is a stubby light saber. We know what the kids will go for.

The DropCatch magnetic bottle opener gift

The DropCatch magnetic bottle opener gift See Gift

Mon, 8th July 2013

The DropCatch by Kent Frayn & Joe Walsh is a unique bottle opener that brings together traditional and modern science design. Each Dropcatch has a powerful magnet in the base that magically captures the bottle cap as it falls through the air once the bottle has been opened. There are two models to choose from, the Junior and Senior, of which are constructed from solid Walnut and Maple hardwoods so it won't look to out of place in your home decor.

The food huggers gift

The food huggers gift See Gift

Sun, 7th July 2013

Food Huggers by Michelle Ivankovic & Adrienne McNicholas preserve your leftover fruits and veggies with a tight seal so that it keeps your food fresher for longer. They come in 4 different sizes and it's a great way to slice off what you need without waste because you can just slip it back into the food hugger and it'll slow the spoiling process.

It's easy to take off and on and it'll also dampen the ripe smell of a half cut onion in your fridge. You can also use them for cans and it's 100%: BPA & Phthalate free; 100% FDA grade A silicone; dishwasher safe; microwave safe; freezer safe. The food hugger keeps your food fresh because of the close contact with the silicone surface that helps seal the juices and moisture of your fruit and vegetables.

The Matzah holder gift

The Matzah holder gift See Gift

Sat, 6th July 2013

If you find yourself at a dinner table with chopped liver, eggs bathed in salt water, and chicken soup, then you're most likely celebrating Passover. If this is the case then you'll also find a plate of matzah somewhere, and if you want to celebrate this feast in style with loved ones then add another layer of meaning to the table by using this Matzah holder inspired by the pyramids built by the Isralites in Egypt.

The pencil broom gift

The pencil broom gift See Gift

Fri, 5th July 2013

It's a pencil with a broom on the end of it, what else do you need on your desk?

Mr P Lick mug gift

Mr P Lick mug gift See Gift

Thu, 4th July 2013

It's ceramic and it has a little man with his tongue out licking up the spoils of your afternoon tea /coffee break. What else do you need on your favourite ceramic mug?

The Crosley executive turntable radio suitcase gift

The Crosley executive turntable radio suitcase gift See Gift

Wed, 3rd July 2013

The Crosley executive turntable isn't all retro looks and no brawn. It's been designed to keep your vinyls alive by digitising your music while it plays. All you have to do is plug in the USB cable, play your record and watch the Executive convert them into digital files with the use of the supplied software on your computer. It's a clever little suitcase indeed.

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Car and railroad playmat T-shirt gifts for kids

Car and railroad playmat T-shirt gifts for kids See Gift

Tue, 2nd July 2013

This has to be the best gift you could get for the fathers of the world unless you have an unruly kid that prefers to jab and prod rather push cars in a civilised manner. Who are we kidding, kids will be kids so expect both, either way it's a brilliant way for the two males of the family to play and bond with each other while the little one gets quality time with Dad and Pops gets a well deserved few minutes drooling into the carpet while his back gets a good rub down.

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The Oneglass wine gift

The Oneglass wine gift See Gift

Mon, 1st July 2013

If you just can't wait to have that glass of wine then you can now reach into your little clutch bag or pocket and pull out a glass full of tipple. It's obviously a glass full within a lightweight and unbreakable 100ml pouch that'll save you from popping the cork of a while bottle - when all you fancy is the taste of a good red or white before you jump on the sweaty commuter train. Sorry to bring the romance down but we all need a touch of reality in our ideal moment.

The dandelion stool gift by Design K

The dandelion stool gift by Design K See Gift

Sun, 30th June 2013

We're sure you've guessed which horticultural weed has taken centre stage in the creation of these bespoke stools by Design K. Just like the soft airy nature of the dandelion, the stool has been designed to imitate this sensual form and comfort for your posterior while ergonomic cuddling your cheeks. It's all held atop talk stalks of moulded plywood and the blissfully colourful covers are removable for washing.

The tempour wine chiller gift

The tempour wine chiller gift See Gift

Sat, 29th June 2013

This has to be the ultimate wine pourer, purifier, sealer and chiller. The spout refines your vino as you pour because it has a built in filter screen to remove any sediment. The gentle aeration hole will also improve your pouring speed and it'll seal your bottle of tipple keeping it fresh for as slow as you drink it.

The repurposed black high heel stiletto bookend gift

The repurposed black high heel stiletto bookend gift See Gift

Fri, 28th June 2013

If you want to control your literature with a little lady prowess then grab a pair of these handmade black high heel stiletto bookends that have been drilled with epoxy to plastic plates, and are quite sturdy. It's all about the upcycle our friends.

The Scrooser urban scooter gift

The Scrooser urban scooter gift See Gift

Thu, 27th June 2013

Push off like a scooter and let the impulse drive augment and ramp up your muscle strength into mechanical power thrice fold. The Scrooser is the closest thing you'll get to a bionic leg this side of this century, it's all very Star Trek. Its fat tires will effortlessly manoeuvre you through the urban jungle while bystanders gawp at the spectical that is you breezing your way through traffic.

It's also dab handy at making the earth friendly of us chuckle with excitment because one battery charge will last an estimated 25 days in the urban environment whilst in Eco mode. If you don't have a license, no sweat you don't need one to ride on this bad boy, it's plain sailing from home to work, bar, friends, the park or beach. Pedal power never looked this good.

The floating mug gift by Tigere Chiriga

The floating mug gift by Tigere Chiriga See Gift

Wed, 26th June 2013

If you're not a fan of a coffee or tea stain and don't want to bust out the coaster because it just doesn't work with your pristine coffee table then you need this mug that gives the illusive impression that it's floating in mid air. It's clever hanging handle design that doubles as the brew catcher comes from the humble banana hanging on a hook. It's amazing how and where inspiration can strike.


It's made from high quality porcelain and manufactured by an expert craftsman in Europe. It's dishwasher (top rack only) & microwave safe for folks like us that are just to lazy to make a new brew, that''s just not cricket.

A big thank you to Michele for recommending this gift.

The Mocubo one stop chopping board with storage gift

The Mocubo one stop chopping board with storage gift See Gift

Tue, 25th June 2013

It's about time someone actually made this chopping board a reality. We love our meat and 2 veg and it's super annoying having all your ingredients chopped up on one board especially if you don't want to mix the flavours. We normally end up having to use small containers to keep the veg and meat separate which is definately not as tidy or compact as this Mocubo chopping board with three food prep containers underneath.


It's made from strong, durable bamboo that's been beautifully finished with a mineral oil treatment that ensures that the surfaces are less prone to knife markings and moisture absorption over time.

The Chippy Mug gift by Home Slice

The Chippy Mug gift by Home Slice See Gift

Mon, 24th June 2013

To coincide with the recently featured and popular chippy plate we bring you the Chippy Mug. It's made from bone china and hand printed in Stoke on Trent, England. It measures 9cm high and 8cm wide so it can hold a good brew while you scoff down your fish and chips.

The Fia Carafe gift by Nina Jobs

The Fia Carafe gift by Nina Jobs See Gift

Sun, 23rd June 2013

This mouth blown carafe holds that dear sweet nectar of the earth and it can be used for flowers as well in ode to its natural form. We're not sure we'd want to humble its perfect form to hold some flowers but if you do wish to use it for your flowers rather than wine then place the spherical stopper underneath. The stopper comes in pink and black.

The Fusillo customisable multi-functional shelf gift

The Fusillo customisable multi-functional shelf gift See Gift

Sat, 22nd June 2013

Fusillo by andViceVersa is a smart wooden bookshelf made of modular elements. When we say smart, we don't mean that it comes with an artificial brain but it's been designed to rotate around a central axis to match your shelving and hanging needs.

It's produced to the highest artisanal Italian standards so you may find some small imperfections that make it unique from the craftsmans or womans hand. The Fusillo comes in 3 versions: solid oak, glossy, opaque white lacquered MDF and the frame is made of polished stainless steel.

The on a roll sellotape dispenser gift by Black + Blum

The on a roll sellotape dispenser gift by Black + Blum See Gift

Fri, 21st June 2013

No bit of stationary is safe from the prying eyes of the industrial designer wanting to take it from the drawer to the super dizzying heights of the desk top. This minimal, functional tape dispenser takes advantage of gravity to remove the need for a separate spindle / roll and is heavy enough (1kg / 2.3lbs) to use with one hand. If you're thinking it's made from plastic then rap your knuckles because it's made from durable cast iron.

The Hemingway design gift shop design wooden deckchair gift

The Hemingway design gift shop design wooden deckchair gift See Gift

Thu, 20th June 2013

Hemingway Design was founded by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway in 1981. The core of the concept is affordable and social design. Their mantra, quite simply, to ‘improve things that matter in life’. After selling the iconic Red or Dead, three times winner of the British Fashion Council’s “Street Style Designer of the Year” award, the Hemmingways embarked on Hemingway Design. Renowned for innovative social projects such as The Staiths South Bank, as well as contemporary, bold design, the character of this diverse brand is present in each of its products.
 
This super stylish deckchair boasts a summery sling with a retro London gift shop design. It's a perfect picnic accessory and great for whiling away summer afternoons in style.
 
This deckchair is easy to maintain with a wooden frame made from FSC sycamore wood and a sling made from polyester. You can clean the chair by wiping the frame with a damp cloth and washing the sling at 30°C.

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The Chadwick pizza oven gift

The Chadwick pizza oven gift See Gift

Wed, 19th June 2013

Cook a restaurant wood oven pizza in 4 minutes on your gas hob at home. The Chadwick Oven sits on top of a domestic gas ring and reaches temperatures of up to 500ºC in just over ten minutes.  (This is more than double the temperature of an oven)

Our patent-pending air-flow system circulates the heat from the gas through the lower and upper chambers of the oven and out through the distinctive mouth. This precisely regulates the temperature of the refractory stone upon which the pizza sits, cooking it evenly in as little as three to four minutes.

The high temperature and fast cooking time result in a crisper, more flavoursome pizza, whether home-made or shop-bought. You will be amazed at the results, which really do compare with a traditional wood-fired oven.

The Superman DC comics apron gift

The Superman DC comics apron gift See Gift

Tue, 18th June 2013

In light of the latest Man of Steel Superman movie we bring you the apron to turn you into the man of the utensteel yourself. Don this Superman apron and swoop the ladies off their feet while saving your bangers from the fire of burntness. Burtness is not a word but if it was a symbol it would be that emblazed S, who needs hope when you have buns of steel.

The traditional chippy plate gift by Home Slice

The traditional chippy plate gift by Home Slice See Gift

Mon, 17th June 2013

Fish and chips are probably one of the world renowned national dishes of the British Isles and we eat it with lashings of salt & vinegar and if you're from up north and good portion of mushy peas. If you like to go posh with your nosh then you need to serve it up on some seriously cool bone china like this fish with chips printed plates. It's better and healthier than eating it out if yesterday's news.

The No.1 wooden steam bent pendant light gift by Tom Raffield

The No.1 wooden steam bent pendant light gift by Tom Raffield See Gift

Sun, 16th June 2013

Some things transcend their intended purpose into the realm of art and sculpture. We're going to stick our kneck out and say that this No.1 Pendant light has just done that by coiling and twisting 80 metres of steam bent strips of humble ash, walnut or oak into a stunning lampshade whether you have the light on or off.

They're each individually hand crafted in Cornwall, England from sustainably sourced wood and finished with an eco-friendly, non-toxic varnish. It must be used with an energy saving bulb max 25 watt (equivalent to 125 watt) or you may have an expensive fireball on your hands.

The one lump or two camel sugar bowl gift

The one lump or two camel sugar bowl gift See Gift

Sat, 15th June 2013

It's a well known fact that camels have humps to store food (not burgers) nutrients for times of need because that desert is a big ole dry place. It's corny but we're going to say it, if you want to store your own sugar for times of need then stick a few in this ceramic sugar bowl.

The T-shirt folder gift

The T-shirt folder gift See Gift

Fri, 14th June 2013

There isn't much to say about Suck UK's time saving t-shirt folder except that it's going to bring a smile to many a folding mans dream - unless you still take your laundry home. In that case, shame on you, as if giving birth to you wasn't hard enough, you now don't have an excuse to wash, fold and pack your own tees.

The customisable flip flop gift

The customisable flip flop gift See Gift

Thu, 13th June 2013

If you want to give the loving couple or your best buddy an awesome holiday gift then you should get their sandy toes into a pair of these. You can customise each flip flop to say what you want so it'll leave their message in their wake as they traverse along the sandy shore, destination sun lounger with a tasty sundowner.

They're made using 100% natural foam rubber flip flops with rubber straps for incredible comfort and durability, and cut with a unique Patent Pending process. They're available in many sizes and colors.

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The Hovis planting pot tin gift

The Hovis planting pot tin gift See Gift

Wed, 12th June 2013

If you want a real slice of England then you need to grab this loaf tin, rescued and restored from the Hovis factory during the 1960s. They're solid and really heavy and make excellent planters, but can also be used for bread.

The chairs stacking puzzle gift

The chairs stacking puzzle gift See Gift

Tue, 11th June 2013

Once you've assembled the chairs you're set to get stacking them into implausible shapes. The game is a test of both your balancing skills and your patience, so stack them high and hope they all don't come falling down. It's a great game for the family to play.

The Koo Koo letterbox gift by Playso

The Koo Koo letterbox gift by Playso See Gift

Mon, 10th June 2013

If you still a few feet for your postman to reach your front door then you could still be rocking the classic letterbox. If you're sporting a ketterbox or want one then these stylish Koo Koo bird-shaped letterbox will bring many smiles to passer bus andyour friendly post man. It'll bring much needed life to the urban streetscape.

Koo Koo is brought to you by Australian brand Playso with the help of local industrial desginer Justin Hutchinson and it's made from zinc and powder-coated metal with magnetic laminate wood side panels. It comes in yellow & white, orange & white, black & grey.

A set of elephant salt & pepper gifts by Emilie Kröner

A set of elephant salt & pepper gifts by Emilie Kröner See Gift

Sun, 9th June 2013

These elephant salt and pepper gifts by Emilie Kröner of Piselli are from a series of table accessories called ‘White Animal Life’ aka WAL. WAL was inspired by the 17th and 18th century animals that were used as decoration on tureens and were also in existence because of their great conversational value.

Piselli's aim is to reinvent the function of these objects and give the animals more power. In this case the animals overrule function and for once function is inferior to it’s decoration. In using them you need to be rather conscious of what you’re doing and be in the ‘moment’ making you more aware of food in general.

10 % of all proceeds of WAL go to African Parks.

The parallelogramm doormat gift by Vladimir Pavlenko

The parallelogramm doormat gift by Vladimir Pavlenko See Gift

Sat, 8th June 2013

Parallelepipedus Kovrikus aka the parallelogramm doormat is made from natural coconut fiber and is designed to mess with your mind as you wipe the days dust away from your feet. Your guests will feel like they're floating into your home on another dimension.

The Q knot reusable rubber tie gift

The Q knot reusable rubber tie gift See Gift

Fri, 7th June 2013

The Q knot will just about tie up anything it's reusable non slip gripping teeth can get stuck into. It's a multipurpose tie for: bundling objects together, organising mindless cables, sealing plastic bags and strutting up plants. It's easy to release and re-tie, stretchable, flexible with smart self-locking design. It also comes in small, medium & large. Consider it as the posh rubber band.

The Chillsner beer cooler gift

The Chillsner beer cooler gift See Gift

Thu, 6th June 2013

There's nothing worse than a warm beer. Especially if it starts off nice and cool and ends up being like warm and dull tasting. The guys behind Corkcicle have heard the cries of thousands and have made the Chillsner. It's a stainless steel chiller for your beer that you drink through, it's an innovative solution to an age old problem.

All you have to do is to freeze it for 45 minutes, take a sip from your beer to make room and firmly press the Chillsner into the beer bottle to create a tight seal. Then take a lug from a fountain of ice cold refreshment sip after sip till the well runs dry.

The Dolica cotton buds and wool container gift by Oded Friedland

The Dolica cotton buds and wool container gift by Oded Friedland See Gift

Wed, 5th June 2013

Dolica will keep‭ your soft‭, ‬white cotton buds and cotton wool safe from the sticky elements. If you don't have any fluffy stuff then she'll gladly keep hairpins‭, ‬candy‭, ‬and paper clips. Dolica will take anything that fits‭, she's not all too fussy.

The Steakstone lava hot stone cooking gift

The Steakstone lava hot stone cooking gift See Gift

Tue, 4th June 2013

SteakStones are innovative slabs of pre-heated lava stones on a bamboo presentation board display ready for you to cook al fresco indoors. It's BBQing for the dinner table, sans the smoke and mess. Each set also includes a stylish porcelain plate and a high grade stainless steel tray and 3 shatterproof blass bowls.

The bamboo base board measures 42 x 25cm with each Lava Stone measuring 20 x 12cm x 3cm. The plate is approximately 22 x 14cm and each glass bowl is 6cm in diameter. We've eaten off these lava stones before and it's truly a great way to eat healthily because the dry heat seals your meat, fish, shelfish, vegetables and locks in all that tasty flavour without burning it to a cinder. Each person also gets to cook their food to their perfection and it's just great entertainment.

The mustard tape measure bangle gift

The mustard tape measure bangle gift See Gift

Mon, 3rd June 2013

Blending something you'd normally use for DIY with a common ole bracelet to create a bit of a fashion statement bangle is fun and clever. Especially when you pair it with a summer dress, tasty beverage, friends, open toe sandles and a barrel of laughs, good times!

The pickle lamp gift

The pickle lamp gift See Gift

Sun, 2nd June 2013

We're impressed that we've finally found a way to recycle a pickle jar into a usable product that is actually useful like these lamps. They're made from large Dutch pickle jars that have been converted into lamps with a red and white or black and white cloth cable. It can be hung or rested on (non-heat sensitive) surfaces and the pickle lamp uses standard size screw light bulbs.

The Woolfiller gift

The Woolfiller gift See Gift

Sat, 1st June 2013

Woolfiller is a pretty amazing garment rescue remedy. It will repair holes and hides stains in woollen jumpers, cardigans, jackets and carpets and it does this by using the specific character of wool. You're probably wondering what on earth that means. Here's the science: The fibres of wool contain miniscule scales which open up when they are pricked with a felt needle and these open scales bind with each other and don't separate, even in the wash.


If you want to repair a woolly jumper all you have to do is pick the colour Woolfiller that matches your  jumper colour and use the felt needle to jab the Woolfiller into the jumper until it becomes interwoven and flat. You can use machine or hand and it's a simple, sustainable and satisfying solution for an age old problem.

The Kintsugi repair kit by Lotte Dekker

The Kintsugi repair kit by Lotte Dekker See Gift

Fri, 31st May 2013

We've all smashed a plate or two and we normally end up throwing the pieces away. Lotte Dekker doesn't want you to do that, Lotte would prefer you give that bit of crockery a second life and to show off its scars with gold. It's not real gold but the repair line really does add character to any broken crockery. If you were wondering what Kintsugi means, it's an old Japanese art of fixing pottery with gold.

Glugg the fire extinguisher water bottle gift by Wild and Wolf

Glugg the fire extinguisher water bottle gift by Wild and Wolf See Gift

Thu, 30th May 2013

If you need to quench your thirst fast with 600ml of aqua then this fire extinguisher styled water bottle will do the trick. Just don't mix it up with the real thing, or your face could end up as a bit of a joke.

The Wow wireless bluetooth speaker by KAKKOii

The Wow wireless bluetooth speaker by KAKKOii See Gift

Wed, 29th May 2013

KAKKOii means cool in Japanese and Antonio Arevalo (London based designer) has created a wireless robust speaker that certainly does live up to the bill. It can take a drop on the floor, a trip to the park, beach, holiday or work. It's easy to connect via bluetooth to your smartphone and you'll be able to stream your music till your hearts content. You can truly take your music with you.

The Winston Churchill tea towel gift by Annemarie Wright

The Winston Churchill tea towel gift by Annemarie Wright See Gift

Tue, 28th May 2013

This Winston Churchill print tea towel is designed by Annemarie Wright, the designer of the same Winston Churchill print, exclusively for Pedlars. The artist says; "Sir Winston Chuchill was known as The British Bulldog, so when I was asked to design some new prints exclusively for Pedlars I thought he would be ideal, as Pedlars is a great British brand. I find Winston Churchill an inspiration, and using quotes to make up this image was a pleasure, he was intelligent, brave & very witty, some of his quotes made me laugh aloud while writing. The title ‘I am easily satisfied with the very best’, describes Winston Churchill perfectly, and I chose this image as he was rarely seen without a cigar and bowler hat, he really was the best of British". Tea towel made in England using fine cotton.

The suction 5x magnifying mirror gift by Jonathan Maltz

The suction 5x magnifying mirror gift by Jonathan Maltz See Gift

Mon, 27th May 2013

If you like to prick, preen and pop then you're going to want to get close to the action and there's no better way than to magnify it up. It's flexible and the suction cup with magnet means you can put it virtually anywhere without needing screws. It's designed by Jonathan Maltz for Bosign.

The Ziggle quadricycle gift

The Ziggle quadricycle gift See Gift

Sun, 26th May 2013

It's a difficult thing to reinvent the wheel and even more tasking to reinvent the child's classical tricycle. So, how do you do it, well, you add an extra wheel for quad stability and add a second axl to the rear wheel. All of this gives you a twist and wiggle to glide and giggle experience.

All your child has to do is to twist the front and wiggle the back and off they go. If your child is feeling adventurous they can master the 360⁰ spin without ending up in a hedge because the 4 wheels and low elevation will give your kid amazing stability.


Four high performance caster wheels provide a smooth ride on any surface and the adjustable seat grows with your child so you won't have to boot him off when he or she shoots up in size. The padded hand grips, grip tape for feet and solid steel frame add comfort and control for years of fun.

The cat and crow paper towel holder gift

The cat and crow paper towel holder gift See Gift

Sat, 25th May 2013

We do love this nifty cat and crow paper towel holder gift. It's silhouette design and clever use of structure to tell a story all under the guise of a paper towel holder makes us want to jump up, slap our thighs and salute it's awesomeness. It'll keep your paper towels upright while the cat ponders the sweet trappings of the smug crow upon its lighting perch. It's made from powder coated metal and it'll speak wonders in the kitchen - the food lovers may well nod in its favour.

The Stove trivet gift by Artori Design

The Stove trivet gift by Artori Design See Gift

Fri, 24th May 2013

As far as trivets go you have to take your hat off to the design of this black silicone stove look alike. It's humerous, aesthetically pleasing and we think a conversational starter. It'll keep your posh table from scorching while you dish up your favourite nosh. We reckon foodies will love a bit of this on their dinner / kitchen table.

The etch candle holder gift by Tom Dixon

The etch candle holder gift by Tom Dixon See Gift

Thu, 23rd May 2013

The Etch candle holder by Tom Dixon is a bobby dazzler of a sparkler. The pendant candle holder is made of digitally etched brass sheets and as you can see from the picture it refelects beautiful shadow patterns when lit.

The Juicy Salif citrus squeezer gift by Philippe Starck for Allesi

The Juicy Salif citrus squeezer gift by Philippe Starck for Allesi See Gift

Wed, 22nd May 2013

This citrus squeezer is a truly iconic piece of indistrial design by the world renowned designer Philippe Starck. Monsieur Starck isn't a big fan of things that are built to just look good, functionality and purpose are key to his ethos. The story goes that he sketched the juicer while one holiday by the sea in Italy, on a pizzeria napkin. It's made from mirror-polished aluminium casting and it makes juicing exceptionally sexy dans la cuisine.

The zoo cable tie gift by Mohzy

The zoo cable tie gift by Mohzy See Gift

Tue, 21st May 2013

Mohzy aim to make sense of our wire jungle with these duck, lion, giraffe, hippo, pig and elephant wire tidies by packing 30 assorted animals (5 of each) straight from the zoo to your home or office.

The Lounge of Layers sofa gift by Katrin Greiling

The Lounge of Layers sofa gift by Katrin Greiling See Gift

Mon, 20th May 2013

If you want to rest yourself on layers of soft foam and upholstery then Katrin Greiling has got your back with this Lounge of Layers sofa.

The wedge inflatable tent gift

The wedge inflatable tent gift See Gift

Sun, 19th May 2013

The all new inflatable tent "The Wedge" from HEIMPLANET stands for a new way of camping. Its easy and intuitive handling makes "The Wedge" become your ideal companion for every trip. It offers more time for the essential: having a good time traveling. Assembling of parts is unnecessary. Inner tent, fly sheet and the inflatable frame IDG work as a union and enable a very quick and uncomplicated set-up (inflation): just unpack it and inflate it - welcome home!

Please note that the pump is not included in the delivery scope of the product "The Cave" (some prefer a small and light pump, others prefer a bigger pump to inflate faster and some like to use their own existing pump)

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The Bootwear tray bootprint design gift

The Bootwear tray bootprint design gift See Gift

Sat, 18th May 2013

I think we've all traipsed into the home leaving muddy or wet foot prints at some point in our lives. So, the next time you see your tread in the carpet think boot tray. A tray like this that you can rest your footwear that lets your shoes drip dry. It's made from black high density PVC.

The hand carved buffalo skull gift

The hand carved buffalo skull gift See Gift

Fri, 17th May 2013

Its got to be said that there's some serious hand craftsmanship in the carving of this buffalo skull. It screams rustic and natural charm that brings the natural order of things to the walls of our homes.

The Aquaskin reusable water bottle gift

The Aquaskin reusable water bottle gift See Gift

Thu, 16th May 2013

Why should you get an Aquasking water bottle, well it's all the 'ables. It's reusable, freezable, attachable, foldable, washable, customisable and BPA Free. There is also the simple fact that 1 billion plastic water bottles a year in Australia are thrown away with only 30% of them being recycled. This means that 700 million plastic water bottles end up as land fill. Help change that statistic and our fair green planet, while saving you money and protecting your beautiful country by folding one of these up in your pocket or bag whenever you leave home.

The Windowfarm gift

The Windowfarm gift See Gift

Wed, 15th May 2013

The Windowfarm herb garden starter kit has all the elements to get you growing your herbs in your home window. You can mount it on the sill or hang it from the plant hooks provided. It has a simple automated watering system with quiet pump & timer.


The system will give you living greens & herbs for months and the kit comes with your first bumper crop, more than enough essential nutrients, a half-year supply of organic seaweed meal that will give your plants strong roots and micronutrients, and a coupon redeemable at any time for plenty of strong baby plants. You can't go any more hyper local for your greens than this friends, from earth to pot in seconds, now that's fresh.

The Blow Wall shelf gift

The Blow Wall shelf gift See Gift

Tue, 14th May 2013

We're stuck! How do we describe these floating shelves? A piece of art or furniture? We'll call it functional art that brings movement to an otherwise solid space. Each shelf looks like a piece of paper having been blown up the wall by an imaginary gust of wind. Each thin, white shelf is unique with slight variations and is made of powder-coated steel.

They're easy to install and will look stunning left empty or with your cherished items perched ontop of each floating paper shelf. You'll get mounting hardware consisting of a wall clamp with screws that grip a slot in each shelf to anchor the display to the wall safely and securely.

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The Wordsworth chest of drawers gift

The Wordsworth chest of drawers gift See Gift

Mon, 13th May 2013

It's about time we sort out our bits and bobs in alphabetical order so that we don't find ourselves needlessly opening and shutting drawers when looking for a pen, pad or pencil. We give you 3 guesses as to which drawer they'll be in. We're looking a typographic wonderment in visual craftsmanship to sort out anything from A to Z.

The cat nap cocoon gift by VaivaNat

The cat nap cocoon gift by VaivaNat See Gift

Sun, 12th May 2013

The cat nap coccon looks like a lot of fun and comfort for our furry friends. You can keep it open or flatten it, which ever way you show it, your cat will love this warm and comfy bed made from wool. According to the people in the know cats love the smell of wool so they'll be right at home in the cocoon.

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The Boombox Cufflinks gift

The Boombox Cufflinks gift See Gift

Sat, 11th May 2013

If you're really into your music or simply love the 80s boombox era then show it off with pride with these awesome gold mirrored acrylic boombox cufflinks.  It's a fashion statement worth showing off.

The bibibsli Chloe cow catch all bib gift

The bibibsli Chloe cow catch all bib gift See Gift

Fri, 10th May 2013

The bib has finally come alive and taken the form of a cow called Chloe. We love the fact that the mouth has been designed to be the crumb catcher and it has an adjustable neck to fit babies of all sizes. It's durable, washable, rolls up for easy storage and is dishwasher safe.

The BUTTon gift

The BUTTon gift See Gift

Thu, 9th May 2013

These BUTTons are a clever play on words and in design. If you haven't noticed yet, these BUTTons are butt shaped clothing buttons. It's all about the attention in detail and if you like your fashion then you may want to make a statement with your buttocks leading the way. They're made of a metal alloy and are available in Antique Brass and Nickel coloring and measure 20 mm x 22 mm x 4 mm.

The multiplication Cheat Feet socks gift

The multiplication Cheat Feet socks gift See Gift

Wed, 8th May 2013

Socks are great at keeping our feet warm and comfy but they now have a higher more intelligent calling, and that's to help your brain in the mathematical arena. You can now do your sums by simply glancing down at your little stumpers, who said cheating was bad?

These socks are a flat knit crew with an 8" cuff and are made of 62% cotton, 20% Lycra, 13% nylon, and 5% elastic. All of this adds up to a pair of socks that are super awesome and stretchy ready to grace the feet of men's shoe sizes 6-11. I'm sure the ladies could rock a pair quit happily too.

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The Gym Hook by Hay & Staffan Holm's

The Gym Hook by Hay & Staffan Holm's See Gift

Tue, 7th May 2013

Why get hung up on boring hooks when these circles can be playfully positioned in endless possibilities? Resembling those hooks that exercise our arms in the gym, these wooden options will exercise your creativity. Create a happy face, or situate them randomly. Or just use one in a color that contrasts with the wall its suspended on. Pull towels or scarves through the opening, loop hangers or jewelry, or throw a bag or coat over the top.

The "poetry of crafts and wonders of new technology" have long fascinated Swedish designer Staffan Holm, whose idea for the Gym Hooks was realized by Hay Denmark. Staffan works in interiors, architecture, industrial and furniture design, so the practical has always been key. But for him, the emotional is paramount, both in terms of the commitment and attachment the end user as with a product. "Art or design? Well, does it really matter?" Staffan posits. "All I know is that mass produced artifacts seldom really get the chance to root in our lives before new ones take their place. We need get attached and fall in love, head over heels. My mission is to create design with more of the human qualities."

Componibili storage module gift by Anna Castelli Ferrieri

Componibili storage module gift by Anna Castelli Ferrieri See Gift

Mon, 6th May 2013

Componibili is a cyllindrical storage and side table combo that nods it design tales to the past with a modern twist. It'll look good as a piece of furniture with the sliding doors open or closed.

The build-on brick mug gift

The build-on brick mug gift See Gift

Sun, 5th May 2013

Board meetings are just not going to be the same our dear friends. If your boss's chat starts to drone you out then it's time to put your mind to good use. This awesome build-on brick mug will allow you to construct anything your heart desires with LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K-NEX Bricks while you drink down or good cup of coffee or tea.

The rubber squeeze flower sprinkler gift

The rubber squeeze flower sprinkler gift See Gift

Sat, 4th May 2013

This is a modern take on the old sprinkler that requires a good squeeze to water your plants. When you want to fill it up, simply squeeze the rubber ball tight and hold the sprinkler head in water, then release pressure. The laws of physics shall then do the work. It'll hold 250ml of agua and it has a steel sprinkler head.

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The Devotec Fuel worlds smallest cell phone micro charger gift

The Devotec Fuel worlds smallest cell phone micro charger gift See Gift

Fri, 3rd May 2013

The Devotec Fuel Micro Charger is the smallest emergency phone charger, and its 220 milliAmp hour battery is designed to give you around 20 - 30 minutes extra talk time, or up to a few hours more standby, depending on how you use your cell phone. Perfect for when you have had an unexpected delay, or haven't been able to fully charge your phone, and you need to make a few calls, send a work email or use your GPS and maps function to find your way home.

So we believe the Fuel Micro charger is the world’s smallest cell phone recharging device. And it is absolutely tiny- just 1.3 by 0.9 by half an inch. It’s so small that it can sit easily on your keyring, you can slip it into the 5th pocket of your jeans, or even have it hanging off your cellphone.

The Devotec Fuel Micro Charger is an emergency back-up solution. The Micro Charger is fully rechargeable, and is able to keep it’s charge for at least 1 month before needing to be recharged (our calculations suggest closer to 3 months, so we are being conservative!)

How it works

Charge up the Fuel Micro Charger from the supplied cable or any AC micro-usb wall plug. Then just put it in your pocket, on your key chain or in your car and forget about it.

To Use: Turn the power switch on and plug into your phone, the same as you would your charger. Your phone will start to recharge straight away.

The harvest hanger by Hive

The harvest hanger by Hive See Gift

Thu, 2nd May 2013

Got yourself some green fingers and need a place to hang your hat, keys, scarf, tools and more? Then hang it all up on that all essential garden utensil known as the humble rake. It is a wonderful and playful idea for your home.

The Cascara modern Babycotpod crib gift

The Cascara modern Babycotpod crib gift See Gift

Wed, 1st May 2013

If you love designer goodies in your home then extend that love to your babies crib. The Cascara is a modern twist on the traditional moses basket, crib and bassinet made from quality and stylish materials. It's a soothing place for your newborn baby and it has a built in hood, carry handles and collapsible Tang stand. It also comes with a deluxe mattress, interior bumpers, one set of luxury white bumper fabrics and two white fitted sheets for your mattress.

Jeremy V8 engine coffee table gift

Jeremy V8 engine coffee table gift See Gift

Tue, 30th April 2013

Petrol heads need to get a load of this Rover V8 engine block powdercoated in a gleaming chrome finish because it's all drive without the drive. It's sitting on self levelling ball and socket height adjustable feet with an 8mm thick made to measure piece of polished and toughened safety glass. It'll make any room look like a motoring lounge.

The Surfpillow Hitech gift by Amelia Chong and Harald Hynell

The Surfpillow Hitech gift by Amelia Chong and Harald Hynell See Gift

Mon, 29th April 2013

We've all been there, we rest our laptop on our lap for a touch of surfing and within 15 minutes our lap starts to melt. If you want to keep your bits from overheating then you may want to invest in something cooling like this shapeable polyster Surfpillow Hitech with top and bottom anti-slip surface bumps that directs the heat away from your body.

The bumps ensure that your computer rests securely on the pillow and the pillow rests securely on your lap. The laptop pillow fits laptop sizes of 9-17 inches and comes in several color combinations and can be washed by hand.

The genetic code glasses gift by Brian Johnson

The genetic code glasses gift by Brian Johnson See Gift

Sun, 28th April 2013

Does anyone know what ADH1A is? It's the human gene that allows your body to metabolize alcohol and Brian has cleverly hand-etched the pattern of the molecules on these glasses. It's a toast worthy cocktail of science and craftsmanship for the doctors, scientists, graduate students, and anyone who just likes a tipple.

Agnes pipework table lamp gift

Agnes pipework table lamp gift See Gift

Sat, 27th April 2013

We literally had a load of old pipework delivered to our workshop by a local tradesman, "I hear you lot make stuff out of junk so I thought you might like this lot"!

The result is a beautiful yet simple series of galvanised pipework fittings and tube housing the eco friendly light bulb giving the impression of a droplet of water.

Simple, effective and a real talking point in any interior.

The Bobcat mullet on the go gift

The Bobcat mullet on the go gift See Gift

Fri, 26th April 2013

This has to be one the funniest gifts to grace our walls in a while, unless you're still rocking the mullet ofcourse, then we think you shuold double up front and back with this Bobcat mullet on the go with sweat band. It's 7" of wavy, medium brown mullet hair attached to a red, white & blue headband of complete freedom. One size fits all bonces.

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The iPhone wrist strap gift

The iPhone wrist strap gift See Gift

Thu, 25th April 2013

We, like most of you like to wave our iPhone around while legging it around the shop knocking of tasks left right and centre. If you follow suit then you may have dropped your iPhone on more than one occasion, and if you value your gadget then you'll want to keep it close.

This all-natural vegetable-dyed leather iPhone wrist strap will keep your gadget very close because it's secured in place with a sleek aluminum bracket that screws flush onto the bottom of your phone. You'll be able to huff, puff and tug on it till your hearts content and it'll stay in place till the cows come home.

Barber USB key gift

Barber USB key gift See Gift

Wed, 24th April 2013

It's Grease meets Back to the Future folks, a hair comb that's a 2GB USB. Tuck it into your back pocket, comb back your locks, jam it into your laptop and off you whirl. It's got all the hallmarks of old school nostalgia with new world technology slapped together with a dollop of classic design.

Animal head hangers gift by Annie Schultz

Animal head hangers gift by Annie Schultz See Gift

Tue, 23rd April 2013

Lets face it, clothes hangers are pretty dull, not anymore. Annie Schultz has breathed a new lease of fresh air and humour into those metalastic numbers with these arty British Bulldog, Calico Cat and Biggles Cat designs. Your clothes deserve to hang with the best.

Moustache ice cube tray gift

Moustache ice cube tray gift See Gift

Mon, 22nd April 2013

Mustaches are always cool, but now they can also be downright frigid. This silicone Mustache Ice Cube Tray makes 8 perfect 'staches that will reduce the temperature of your drink to the perfect point. Of course, adding a mustache can also be a disguise. So, if you don't recognize your mojito, it might be because it has a mustache! Also great as a candy mold

The hub table gift

The hub table gift See Gift

Sun, 21st April 2013

If you've got a few gadgets knocking about your home and you need a table to plonk them on with discreet charging then the hub table with removable top is a good bet. It'll keep your cords concealed while the opening in the side will house all your chargers, wires, and any other technological loose ends.

The swan upon a time teapot gift

The swan upon a time teapot gift See Gift

Sat, 20th April 2013

They do say that swans are very graceful and it's worth pointing out that they've done a good job in reserving the elegance of that exact nature in this teapot. We do like the way they've craned the kneck back onto itself forming the handle with its tail being the spout. It's a cute centre piece for high tea or casual cuppa with friends and family.

Finger Thumb Tack gifts

Finger Thumb Tack gifts See Gift

Fri, 19th April 2013

Why use oridinary tacks to stick up your messages, photo's and whatnots when you can use these awesome tacks that are fingers and thumb that look like a hand bursting out of the wall.

The Knax 8 vertical coat hook rack gift

The Knax 8 vertical coat hook rack gift See Gift

Thu, 18th April 2013

Knax coat rack vertical is available in Oak with 4 hooks in aluminium. A space saving and good looking design with the hooks springing back when not in use. design by Harrit & Sørensen

The Power nap office pillow gift

The Power nap office pillow gift See Gift

Wed, 17th April 2013

The power nap must not be underestimated in todays hectic world. Six minutes of counting sheep can boost performance and your mood which is very important when you work in a grey office. If a quick sleep is frowned upon then tuck this folder look-a-like pillow into your shelf and whip it out when no one is watching. It's cushion amazement for your grey matter after you've stuffed your face at lunch.

The Bon-Fire grill BBQ set gift by René Stage

The Bon-Fire grill BBQ set gift by René Stage See Gift

Tue, 16th April 2013

If you like the great outdoors and enjoy barbecuing over an open fire then grab your tongs and rustle up a food bonanza on this Bon-fire set. It consists of the Tri-pod which is easy to unfold and put over your fire, a large BBQ Pan with 3 bon-fire chains and versatile enamelled 6 litre Stew pot with suspension hooks. It's got all the essentials to get you cooking and keeping you warm while you knock back a few bevvies and chat the evening away.

Log pillow gift

Log pillow gift See Gift

Mon, 15th April 2013

When we think of spandex we think of ill fitting gym attire that some guys should simply stay clear. Spandex on the ladies looks a delight but they're simply a no-no when it comes to mens shorts, nobody wants to see that. Spandex is also wonderful when it comes to the material used to make these realistic log lookng cushions.

They're filled with microbeads, so they're allergy free, comfortable and will give your back, lower kneck and feet a well deserved support when relaxing. If they do get grubby then plonk them in the washing machine for a quick spin.

The spanner cutlery cheese knife gift

The spanner cutlery cheese knife gift See Gift

Sun, 14th April 2013

This may be one of the coolest gifts we've come across for the avid motorist. If you can't tell by the picture it's a quality stainless steel cheese knife with a spanner for the handle. It's blooming marvellous and will set your guests chops a'motoring at the clear sight of its curves and lines as it slices down the apex fromage like a knife through butter. 

The AnyGlove gift

The AnyGlove gift See Gift

Sat, 13th April 2013

If you've got gloves on, a touchscreen mobile device and stalagtites for lips then you're going to need a magical solution that'll make your gloves touchscreen ready without ruining them so that you can make that all important emergency phone call for lip service to defrost dem lips. That liquid is AnyGlove. It'll make virtually any glove work with any touchscreen on smart phones, iPads, ATM's and Robocop.

It'll mean that you don't have to take off your gloves, or waste more money buying a pair of touchscreen gloves and it won't wash off, lasting for weeks & months. If it starts to fail then simply splash a few more drops on and you're good to get a dialling or surfing the web lands.

Wine Handbag gifts by Sofia Blomberg

Wine Handbag gifts by Sofia Blomberg See Gift

Fri, 12th April 2013

Plonk it on the floor and dance around it till your thirst peaks, bend over, pour a drop or two and get back to your boogie. You can choose from a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or Rose,... it's the perfect accompaniment to the dancing Diva. 

Grow my first ever sunflower gift for kids

Grow my first ever sunflower gift for kids See Gift

Thu, 11th April 2013

This grow my own sunflower gift is perfect for your little ones especially if you want to teach them the importance of nature and nurture for something other than themselves. It packs a bit of fun as well on the packaging. Bust out your children's crayons and watch them colour in the packet, pop in the included seeds, add some water, give it some light, and watch and wait as the sunflower grows to colourful glory.

The calf and a half jug gift

The calf and a half jug gift See Gift

Wed, 10th April 2013

Subtle design speaks volumes, especially when it catches people by surprise and we can see that this little calfys udders are a s-cream for the discerning guest at tea time. It's a gentle reminder where our milk comes from (not cartons) and is handcrafted with double-walled glass. It's udder-licious!

The Tempo Drop weather forecasting storm glass gift

The Tempo Drop weather forecasting storm glass gift See Gift

Tue, 9th April 2013

Tempo Drop is a stunning weather predictor that nods to the past with an updated sleek modern design. It's not the most precise baramoter of the weather but the liquid will crystallise right in front of your eyes, as the weather changes making it a wonder to gaze upon. It's made from glass, camphor, ethanol and a compound of other liquids which was used in devices in Darwins day.

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The heels doorstop holder gift

The heels doorstop holder gift See Gift

Mon, 8th April 2013

Put your best foot forward with this super grippy rubber heel doorstop by Fred & Friends. It's a bobby dazzler for the fashionistas.

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The GPS-enabled DJI Phantom quadcopter gift

The GPS-enabled DJI Phantom quadcopter gift See Gift

Sun, 7th April 2013

Quadcopters are fast becoming the rage amongst the gadget aerial enthusiast and if you're looking for the creme de la creme then the Phantom is a good match. It's remote controlled with a 300m range and it has a camera mount perfect for the GoPro.

One of the really cool features about it is that it's GPS enabled. Meaning, if you loose connection to the quadcopter then the powers of space will automatically take over and fly it back (within a few feet) to the position it took off from. It's also ready to fly straight from the box, all you have to do is charge it up, flip on the power and get flying.

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The Moroccan leather pouffe gift

The Moroccan leather pouffe gift See Gift

Sat, 6th April 2013

Eerybody should have a pouffe in their life, especially one that's expertly handmade like this Morroccan leather number. They're the perfect furniture statement to bring some worldy culture into your home.

The Earl storage jar set by Mode

The Earl storage jar set by Mode See Gift

Fri, 5th April 2013

It's about time we brought the lab to the table, it just makes perfect alchemical sense. This set of 3 borosilicate glass storage jars with cork stoppers are the perfect kitchen lab-ware accompliment for the budding chefs amongst us.

The VELOcité bicycle bag by Eva Blut

The VELOcité bicycle bag by Eva Blut See Gift

Thu, 4th April 2013

If you want to cycle in style with your mobile phone, keys, pens and documents (A4) then strap on this slim and stylish VELOcité unisex bag. It's made from the finest leather and is designed to simply fold across the top of the bicycle’s frame. It won't fall off because it's held in place with an elastic strap and it won't knock against your wobbling knees because of its slim design, so you'll have all your valuables always in sight.

Once you're off the bike you can tuck it in your palm, under your arm or bust out the detachable strap and turn it into a shoulder bag. The bag is 34.5 x 17cm and you can get it in a white or black perforated leather and natural brown.

The Chop Organizer by Ontwerpbureau 3.11

The Chop Organizer by Ontwerpbureau 3.11 See Gift

Wed, 3rd April 2013

If you like to cook then you've probably come a'croppa when chopping up because its always a careful balance of cut up stuff and waste splattered across your chopping board. So what you really need is a chop organiser like this that has two functioning parts to it: a bin for the waste and a lid to scoop up your chopped ingredients ready for the pot or pan. It's a tidy solution for a messy business and it's available in grey-white, grey-red and it's dishwasher safe.

The Aspen lounge chair gift

The Aspen lounge chair gift See Gift

Tue, 2nd April 2013

Chunky, chunky chair, some say it be the sign of quality, we say they be correct, except when it comes to moving, then it becomes the sign of cracked back. These massive sleeper-timbers of French oak celebrate nature and its charm in true rustic simplicity. The design of the chair was interpreted from the 'earthiness and strength of a Scandinavian artisan design by Søren Rose' and it brings forth all the distinctive nicks, exposed knots and imperfections that speak to the wood's provenance.

Each chair is handmade and screams artisan perfection that makes every piece a one-off. If you're wondering how much it weighs, then ponder no longer, it weighs in at 407 lbs, that's nearly 30 stone, or 184 kg.

The skate guitar gift by Galasso and De Gennaro

The skate guitar gift by Galasso and De Gennaro See Gift

Mon, 1st April 2013

Ezequiel Galasso is the luthier (repairer) and Gianfranco De Gennaro is the Pro Skater and guitar player of the dynamic duo that created the skate guitar. They're one of a kind guitars, handmade from banged up skateboards, so no one is ever alike. This is a truly unique gift for the musician or collector because it could be classified as a work of art.

Each guitar is made from laminated maple by Ezequiel in their workshop located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The accessories are carefully selected to match the exact style of each skateboard and you'll need to email them in order to have one made up because they're that rare.

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The polka dot designer dog collar gift by Fred Fred

The polka dot designer dog collar gift by Fred Fred See Gift

Sun, 31st March 2013

Finding a good looking dog collar that actually makes your dog look that tad bit fashionable without slapping on a dog coat, sunglasses or bow tie (let's face it, dogs are animals, they don't need a winter fleece) then this cute polka dot 1 inch wide graphic leather designer dog collar should fit the bill nicely.

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The Portemonnaie mixtape wallet by paprcuts.de

The Portemonnaie mixtape wallet by paprcuts.de See Gift

Sat, 30th March 2013

Looking at this mixtape wallet brings back all sorts of nostalgia and fun memories of countless days mixing up our favourite music for our best friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, valentine and everything in between. Dare I say that there was a tad bit of radio piracy going on back then, the finger sheepishly hovering over the record button to capture that track that got your hairs standing on end.

You can now keep all those memories alive by giving someone this waterproof, tare resistant mixtape wallet that'll hold your credit cards, photos, cash and a few coins. Theyre all handmade in Berlin.

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Myo the gesture controlled armband gift

Myo the gesture controlled armband gift See Gift

Fri, 29th March 2013

Waving has never looked so good, we want one, in fact we want many Myo's to wave away the cloudy days, (this is not possible, yet), and to gesticulate your gadgets into submissive control with a flip of your hand or wrist. Our words can not do this product any justice, watch the video and see the armband wirelessly control your computer, laptop and gadgets.

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The Torrain American flag recycled tote bag gift

The Torrain American flag recycled tote bag gift See Gift

Thu, 28th March 2013

If you're a big fan of the tote, recycling and flying the red, white and blue then you need to be seen with this bag around your shoulder. It has all the mod cons: interior pockets, back zip pocket, nylon handles, cotton lining and zip closure.

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The Gyro Bowl gift

The Gyro Bowl gift See Gift

Wed, 27th March 2013

This is an ingenious gift for kids. It's a non spill bowl that uses gyro motion to always keep the bowls contents in the bowl and not on the table or floor. They say it's child proof, virtually indestructable and the inner bowl rotates a full 360 degrees. It's made from BPA-Free plastic and dishwasher (top rack) safe but don't put it in the microwave because it may melt.

The doggie golf driver ball launcher gift by Hyper Pet

The doggie golf driver ball launcher gift by Hyper Pet See Gift

Tue, 26th March 2013

If you're an avid golfer and love your dog then marry your two passions and launch your fluffy friend down the fairway with this doggie driver. When we say 'launch your fluffy friend', we don't mean your dog itself but a ball for them to chase and bring back. It'll aparantly launch a ball 100 yards and it's hands free pick-up.

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The skull stuff tidy gift

The skull stuff tidy gift See Gift

Mon, 25th March 2013

Your bounce holds all the important things you need to do like lifting hand to mouth to eat chocolate and drink beer. If you'd like to fill your forgetful head with all those other important what nots like your keys, phone, coins etc then you could use this ultra realistic skull sans brain. It'll keep your desk in working order while scaring off anyone with thrifty fingers, it's very important to keep your stapler close.

The Comfort Rules back scratcher ruler gift

The Comfort Rules back scratcher ruler gift See Gift

Sun, 24th March 2013

We've all been there, we feel an itch, we go to scratch it and our poorly non-bendable arms simply don't have the reach to get that all relieving scratch on. If someone else isn't about then coat hangers are just not going to do the job. You need something robust that measures a perfect 12 inches to reach the parts that others simply can't and this ruly measures up to reach that itch and bring instant relief.

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The Buddha fruit and vegetable mould gift

The Buddha fruit and vegetable mould gift See Gift

Sat, 23rd March 2013

If you've ever wanted to turn your fruit into a peaceful Buddha then you've come to the right place friends because fruit morphing is fast become the rage. It's big with the Chinese and you can now buy this mould and rap it around your virgining fruit and watch it fill up the mould and grace your trees with lots of peace loving Budhhas. Your neighbours will be jealous, if you're an avid gardener with an allotment then you'll definitely be the toast of the lot.

Circuit board tie gift

Circuit board tie gift See Gift

Fri, 22nd March 2013

Yes, our geekoid friends, the tie to rule them all has short circuited its way from the computer to a flimsy bit of material that keeps our third chin overhang in place, the circuit board neck tie has landed. If you're a fashionable lover of gadgets and you need that bit of attire to wear to your once a year pantalone, shirt wearing convention then rock on this Hunter green tie with metallic silver copper silk screening and you're good to go.

Don't forget to don a hoody to really drive that casual-sophisticated down to earth sandle wearing look - no stereotypes were harmed in the making of this short Qwerty. Don't drool but it's 58 inches long and 3.5 inches wide at the WIDEST point.

The Floralia vase gift by Eragatory

The Floralia vase gift by Eragatory See Gift

Thu, 21st March 2013

The Floralia vase reminds us of a vase that's been created with suspended paint. It looks like someone's thrown paint onto an invisible vase and its frozen in situ. It's a beautiful juxtaposition between beauty and destruction, a corrosive look at design.

Punch bag laundry bag gift

Punch bag laundry bag gift See Gift

Wed, 20th March 2013

Why spend a load of cash on a punch bag when you can spend a few bob on a laundry bag that doubles up as a punch bag. What a bargain gift totalled with clever designing from our friends at Suck UK. It's also an awesome training weight when you jog down to your local laundrette or across the street to your mothers. Yes, we know who you are, 30 somethings that still take their dirty undies to Mummy to clean, shame on you, wasn't it enough that she had to clean your pooey bum-bum as a toddler.

Swimma bathtub plug gift

Swimma bathtub plug gift See Gift

Tue, 19th March 2013

Hello our fishy friends, you can jump from the river into the bath with your floater. Something doesn't sound right about that sentence but tally-ho because the bobbing floater makes it super easy to locate the plug amongst frothy bathtub seas. It's made from plastic and sports a metal chain and 34.5mm plug.  I-I fishy pie, who's a clean fisherman.

The Youdoodoll gift

The Youdoodoll gift See Gift

Mon, 18th March 2013

The Youdoodoll will immortalise you, a friend, family member or coworker in doll form forever. It's a make your own mini-me kit that comes with a transfer kit, a stuffed Youdoodoll to put a face on, a t-shirt, skirt and trousers.

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The Mu folding USB smartphone plug gift

The Mu folding USB smartphone plug gift See Gift

Sun, 17th March 2013

The traditional smartphone USB plug has had its time, it was a bulky beauty but a thinner more athletic sibling has strutted it's 14mm frame (when folded) in the building. That's a whopping 70% reduction in mass so its compact frame will fit snuggly in your bag or pocket without scratching your gadgets up. It'll work with an iPhone, Blackberry, Samsung, iPod, Kindle and more.

The Tretkon dog treat cone toy gift

The Tretkon dog treat cone toy gift See Gift

Sat, 16th March 2013

If you've got a dog then you'll know how nutty they get when they've got a toy or a treat in their mouth. So it makes great doggy sense to mix the two together and bring forth the Tretkon™ treat cone made from 100% non-toxic natural rubber. Stuff the cone with treats, pastes or peanut butter and let your pooch go Lady Gaga on it. The cone shape has been specifically designed to make the toy roll in circles for extra play and it's great for fetch and training.

The KeepCup customisable reusable cup

The KeepCup customisable reusable cup See Gift

Fri, 15th March 2013

KeepCups are single handedly challenging our waste of take away cups by encouraging us to use their beautifully designed resusable cup for people who love a hot beverage and care for the environment. Here are some cool facts about the KeepCup - it's manufactured from single component materials to facilitate recycling and reuse. KeepCup users have diverted an estimated 30000 tonnes of disposable cup waste from landfill, that's about 2 billion disposable cups since June 2009.

KeepCup users have also stopped 750,000 trees being felled for paper pulp (January 2012) and compared to a disposable paper cup (including coffee), the KeepCup triumphantly sees a: 36-47% reduction in global warming, 64-85% reduction in water use, 91-92% reduction in landfill waste annually. That's a lot of good for one small reusable cup and wor every penny for the coffee, tea and any other hot drink over out there.

Custom photo printed pillow gift by Ronda

Custom photo printed pillow gift by Ronda See Gift

Thu, 14th March 2013

If you want to grace your sofa or bed with a pillow that resembles your favourite pet, thing, baby or person then you can email your pic to Ronda and she'll cushion it up. Once you've approved your design it'll be printed on fine art canvas, hand stuffed, sewn onto black cotton-twill fabric of which will all take about 5-10 days to ship.

Skinny Dip teacup collection by Esther Horchner

Skinny Dip teacup collection by Esther Horchner See Gift

Wed, 13th March 2013

Esther has perfectly illustrated what a bathing beauty would look like if she was to take a skinny dip in your tea. You get 4 white porcelain cups with the set, each has a bathing beauty lounging in different positions and you can pop her undies on by slipping in one of the four spoons.

Hot rod heated travel mug gift

Hot rod heated travel mug gift See Gift

Tue, 12th March 2013

If you like a spanner in your hand and enjoy getting under something heavy then you'll need a special mug to quench your grease monkey thirst. Take a look'a here, rev up your favourite beverage, tea, coffee, mocha whatever to steaming hot and pull at your spark plugs because this travel mug has it going on. A 60's hot rod muscle car look with a glossy candy-shell exterior, chrome accents, and beautiful analog gauges and switches, that'll leave your placky counterparts for dust.

You can plug your mug right into your cars 12V cigarette lighter outlet with the included DC adapter, and it'll maintain your hot beverages optimum temperature while you sizzle down the Boulevard, or  the M, B and A roads for us Brits. It's not as glamorous but Southend seafront has it all going on. It'll hold 8 ounces of liquid and it's thermally insulated with a nonskid rubberised base.

Moonputty gift by Frostfire

Moonputty gift by Frostfire See Gift

Mon, 11th March 2013

This may not be the sexiest gift in the world but it ranks as one of the most useful and eco-friendly. Moonputty is an epoxy putty that (once dry) can support up to 150kg of weight and is the perfect substance to repair and fix small household items.


So, rather than throwing out that chipped or cracked crockery, broken tools, or leaking pipes, you can now patch them back up to form with Moonputty. It's easy to shape, dries to a hard state quickly and can be sanded and painted. It's a versatile home DIY keeper.

Weevyr birdhouse gift

Weevyr birdhouse gift See Gift

Sun, 10th March 2013

Weaver birds also known as Ploceidae are found fluttering all across Asia, Australia and Africa, eating and attracting the female of their species by building elaborate nests of twigs or roots in globe or tube-shapes. Their nests are exceptionally important homes for the continuation of their species and this Weevyr birdhouse is an ode to the majestic design of nature for your garden birds.

Here's an interesting fact about the Weevyr, it's meticulously handcrafted from a single strand of extruded porcelain that ensures the birdhouse maintains its form and function for indoor and outdoor use.

Wooden jpeg hook peg gifts by John Caswell

Wooden jpeg hook peg gifts by John Caswell See Gift

Sat, 9th March 2013

Who doesn't like to mash up inanimate objects to turn them into things other than what they were originally intended. Take these clothes pegs for instance, they once graced washing lines up and down the country, they now adorn our hallways holding up all sorts of fashionable garments, photos, notes and our snail mail.

If you don't want to attach them to your walls then no qualms because you can stick them to your fridge or any other metal surface because they have super strong magnets inside them. You'll get 3 hooks per pack and they were designed by John Caswell for Thabto.

Soma candle art gift by Alusi

Soma candle art gift by Alusi See Gift

Fri, 8th March 2013

If you want to grace your tables and shelves with the Rolls Royce of candles then spark up this Soma and watch it meander from one flame to two and back again. It's the ultimate wandering spirit embodied in fire.

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Stylish Poncho gifts by Otto London

Stylish Poncho gifts by Otto London See Gift

Thu, 7th March 2013

If you're looking to pull off an authentic fashion statement then you need to rap yourself up in this classic Austrian Boden design fused with Latin American poncho. It's made from waterproof Oxford nylon and cotton lining and it's made for the male and female of the species. It comes in 5 colours and they're a dapper bit of clothing for the folks amongst us that like cycling, festivals, or general outdoorsy stuff.

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The HunterWanderer iPad smart cover gift by Pipetto

The HunterWanderer iPad smart cover gift by Pipetto See Gift

Wed, 6th March 2013

Our HunterWanderer iPad Smart Cover is one of the only covers that fully protect your New iPad and put it on 'sleep' mode by closing the cover. In addition to being both smart and protective, our classic UK Waxed Cotton New iPad Smart Cover is thin, light and offers 6-way functionality.

The 6-way adaptable design offers 3 positions for reading, watching and typing by reverse locking into a secure stand or typing position. The adjustable handle also folds down or extends up for easy packing or carrying, on multiple handle lengths. By unsnapping and extending the handle straps outward, the cover converts into a car mount to fix around most car headrests, so you can use your New iPad for TV viewing on a car journey or typing with a wireless keyboard.

At just 2cm, our thin, luxury iPad smart cover is handcrafted from premium UK Waxed Cotton and genuine Italian leather. With 6-way adaptability and smart cover functionality, our iPad 3 & 4 smart cover stylishly protects and is the most adaptable iPad case available.

We're confident you'll love our HunterWanderer iPad 3 Smart Cover, but if for any reason you don't think they're as great as we do, we offer a 14 day return policy and a lifetime warranty.

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The iStomp guitar pedal gift by DigiTech

The iStomp guitar pedal gift by DigiTech See Gift

Tue, 5th March 2013

The DigiTech iStomp is an entirely new concept in pedals. It works just like a traditional stompbox with one huge exception. It can be completely reconfigured by loading it with any of the 47 (and growing) e-pedals available in the Stomp Shop app.

Unlike devices that require you to stay tethered to your iOS device, the iStomp does all of its processing internally. This means professional-quality, high-definition signal processing with no latency and you don’t need your iOS device while you’re playing.

The Soccket energy-harnessing football gift

The Soccket energy-harnessing football gift See Gift

Mon, 4th March 2013

Kinetic energy is going to be huge business and we're already seeing its commercial success in the watch industry. So, it would only be a matter of time before some clever clogs took the technology and put it to some seriously good use like this size 5 football called Soccket. It's a portable generator that takes the kinetic energy from rolling and converts / stores it as electrical energy.

Once you've played your heart out you can plug the provided single-bulb LED lamp into the ball and you'll get hours of light from just minutes of play. It's an awesome way to keep fit and keep the light on when there isn't a power source in sight.

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The Set Up self stacking bottle rack gift by Koziol

The Set Up self stacking bottle rack gift by Koziol See Gift

Sun, 3rd March 2013

Set Up is a versatile plastic modular bottle rack that will grow up, left and right as you see fit. Each unit will hold 10 wine bottles, 8 in the holes and 2 in the top cradles. If you've got more bottles ready to stack then grab another module, white or black, and stack them together to fit your available space.

The rockin headphones splitter gift

The rockin headphones splitter gift See Gift

Sat, 2nd March 2013

If you want to share the dulcet tones of your favourite track then you need to share the headbanging with this headphone splitter that plugs straight into your iPod, iPhone iPad and t'other gadgets with a 3.5 audio jack.

The Chalktrail bicycle gift

The Chalktrail bicycle gift See Gift

Fri, 1st March 2013

There aren't many gifts for kids that can compete with a games console but this could be one of those toys that not only can take them away from the pixels but can get them fit in the fresh air playing with real human beings. Not only does it look like a lot of fun, it's a great non destructive way to decorate our streets without getting an ASBO. 

Chalktrail is very child friendly because it doesn't require any tools to install and can be put on a bike or scooter quickly and easily without having to ask Mum or Dad to get their tool belt. It's also a one-size fits all universal design that'll fit on multiple wheel sizes so the chalk is always at the optimum drawing angle of dangle while you peddle.

Just imagine, looking back while you ride down the road with the wind in your hair and your vibrant lines of artwork trailing your cycle path. It's instant gratification and you can re-trace your path over and over again, our side walks will never look the same again. Each piece of Chalktrail Chalk will last for 1.5 miles and as with most games, it's best played with friends.

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The cheese heads gift

The cheese heads gift See Gift

Thu, 28th February 2013

You can now stamp your cow, goat or sheep milked cheese with these porcelain cow, goat and sheep heads so that your discerning guests aren't duped into lathering their favourite cracker or French stick with the cheesiness of the wrong kind. Once the prongs have edged their way into the cheese you can use it to grip the slab of wondernous on your cheeseboard in order to take a mouth watering slice. It's all rather clever foody stuff.

The MUJI handheld mechanical shredder gift

The MUJI handheld mechanical shredder gift See Gift

Wed, 27th February 2013

Electrically powered gadgets are so old shool, it's all about solar, kinetic or human power nowadays and this gift brings home the earth friendly bacon especially if you work in a power guzzling office. To turn your secret files into shredded strips simply wind the crank of the shredders handle and all is forgotten.

The Nessie push pin gifts

The Nessie push pin gifts See Gift

Tue, 26th February 2013

It be time to bring out the Lock Ness monster from the lake and into your home, well, your noticeboard to be exact. Boring pins are,... boring, snazz up your corkboard with these Nessie push pin gifts and keep all your messages and notes in perfect order.

The professional multi-chopper gift

The professional multi-chopper gift See Gift

Mon, 25th February 2013

The folks of us that just don't have time to chop, slice, wedge, core and dice but love to fry, boil, bake and grill and can't afford a MagiMix would probably like this multi-chopper gift. You can mix and match its three pushers and four interchangeable stainless-steel blades to prep everything from apples to carrots to onions.

A quick push of the spring-loaded lid cuts a whole fruit or vegetable and captures its slices into the removable large measuring container below. You can remove the base to use the chopper directly over a cutting board and it's spring-loaded telescoping arm accommodates larger ingredients. Once you're cooked up to your eye balls you can wash it in your dishwasher and store it by safely locking the unit shut with the blades and pushers in the base.

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The Classic 46 Zero-Edge aquarium gift

The Classic 46 Zero-Edge aquarium gift See Gift

Sun, 24th February 2013

This is a pretty special fish tank because it lets the water overflow the surface and spill over all sides of the aquarium creating a 'zero edge', hence the name ZeroEdge. The best part about the overflowing water is that it's seamless so you wouldn't notice that it was an open top aquarium with water spilling over.

The overflowing water collects along the 'Perimeter Drain Channel' and drains into the sump in the cabinet below, of which is then pumped back up into the tank. The water will keep its oxygen rich quality and crystal clear view so that you can see your fish and plants from all sides without unsightly cords or power heads detracting you from the beauties that lie below.

The aquarium is handcrafted at their facility in Illinois using only the highest grade of cast acrylic and comes complete with easy to set up instructions and quick attachment plumbing hoses and fittings.

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The hanging flower light shade gift by Yorke Design

The hanging flower light shade gift by Yorke Design See Gift

Sat, 23rd February 2013

If you want to wow your friends and guests with a little lighting magic then you don't need to look any further than these mother nature inspired shades made to hang over energy saving light bulbs. Aptly named as Snow and Lily these elegant little beauties come in 2 sizes and are made from recycled polypropylene, which is hard-wearing and can be washed with a sponge and soapy water.

The sunny side up floating breakfast candle gift

The sunny side up floating breakfast candle gift See Gift

Fri, 22nd February 2013

This candle doesn't only look like an egg but it floats, it floaaats! Look'a here this is breakfast with a twist of humour and genius.

The Paq bed and chair gift by Géza Csire

The Paq bed and chair gift by Géza Csire See Gift

Thu, 21st February 2013

Great product design seems to always stem from the unlikeliest of places as Géza discovered when he moved into his new apartment in 2010. He only had a mattress to furnish his room and was looking for a couch, but also a solution to hide the messy mattress, et voila, the Paq bed and chair was born. When you fancy a lie down, all you have to do is to unzip the chair at the back and a soft mattress awaits your sleepy head.

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The bicycle taxidermy gift by Regan Appleton

The bicycle taxidermy gift by Regan Appleton See Gift

Wed, 20th February 2013

The bike enthusiast will have memories attached to every bicycle they've ever ridden and you can now keep that love affair going when it's wheels have buckled and its chains have rusted by mounting the handle bars on Regan's bicycle taxidermy wall mounts. A stag heads is so passé, prize up your handle bars fellow cyclists, it's better than stuffing up your pet cat.

You can choose from a scorched or bleached European oak plaque made by Mick, a local joiner in London and the chrome mounting brackets fix the stem above a stainless steel epitaph etched in Argyll, Scotland. Add your loving cycles pet name, dates ridden and any other fabulous details to the engraved plaque or you can get a purpose made mount. You can also get hour hands on one of Regans already made chromed Chopper, Cruiser, Pursuit, Butterfly and Dropped bars.

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The Oh Pen by Oded Friedland

The Oh Pen by Oded Friedland See Gift

Tue, 19th February 2013

It's the simplest things that make our lives easier, like this magnetic pen for writing and displaying your essential notes and doodles. Your office desk has just got that bit snazzier.

The grassy brathroom organiser by Umbra

The grassy brathroom organiser by Umbra See Gift

Mon, 18th February 2013

It's about time someone brought the grassy knoll into our bathrooms and Umbra have risen to the occasion. The grassy bathroom organiser in made from soft molded green rubber of which is also available in white. It'll keep your toothbrush, toothpaste and other bits and bobs standing upright looking snazzy.

The personalised secret message QR code cufflink gift

The personalised secret message QR code cufflink gift See Gift

Sun, 17th February 2013

Geek fashionistas are going to blow their hard drive for this gift by Sally Clay jewellery design. It's made high quality stainless steel etched with your own personalised secret QR code. If you're not savvy about QR (Quick Response) codes then here's the short and curlies.

Think of a secret message to put on each cufflink and a QR code generator will turn your message into a QR code. You can then scan that QR code with your phone and it'll tell you the secret message. It's technology wizardry for the fashion conscious.

The crushed up glass cup gift by Rob Brandt

The crushed up glass cup gift by Rob Brandt See Gift

Sat, 16th February 2013

If you want to drink out of a cup with a literal twist then you should get your hands around this crushed glass cup by Rob Brandt which was inspired by the familiar Dutch plastic coffee cups that crackle when you squeeze them. It's ever so deconstructive in its constructive design.

The pocket hose gift

The pocket hose gift See Gift

Fri, 15th February 2013

It's time to cool down the romance now that Valentines has made his way back to where ever he came from and there's no better way to do that than with a good old fashioned hose-down. The great thing about this gift is that you can now pull one out from your purse and get everyone dancing in the rain because this clever little-long hose is small enough to fit in your pocket when collapsed and long and strong enough for any job when expanded.

The secret behind the pocket hose lies in its accoridian design that keeps it kink, twist and tangle proof. It's super lightweight so you can store it pretty much anywhere and it really comes alive when you turn the tap. It's truly fascinating to watch.

The glowing moonlight cushion gift

The glowing moonlight cushion gift See Gift

Thu, 14th February 2013

Happy Valentines day guys, we hope you get a little loving and if you don't think anyone loves you then you'll be wrong because there's someone for everyone - just keep an eye open for a flirting kiss. If you want a rainbow on your couch then you won't need a pot of gold because this pillow will shine some technicolor love all over your derriere.

The cushion gently colour changes and it's super fluffy to create the perfect mood for a cuddle and smooch or to sooth your children to la-la land. Tapping the middle of the pillow will turn it on and off and it won't burn your bits because it's made of bright LEDs.

The heart tongs gift

The heart tongs gift See Gift

Wed, 13th February 2013

Nothing says more than I love than a pair of red hot heart shaped tongs over a sizzling home made steak dinner for your loved one. Unless your a vegetarian then it'll be grilling up some of mother earths fair green stuff. The hearty tongs also have a hanging loop and locking mechanism to keep the tongs closed when stored.

Your birth stone lollipop gift

Your birth stone lollipop gift See Gift

Tue, 12th February 2013

If you want your loved one to suck on something meaningful then you definately need to get their hands on these birth stone lollipops. They're beautiful, sparkly and fun and taste of yummy cherry.

The edible cups gifts by Loliware

The edible cups gifts by Loliware See Gift

Mon, 11th February 2013

These edible cups take recycling to a whole new level which makes us think about what else we could turn into edible goodies. Undies? That's a gross tongue in cheek idea, pun intended. You'll get 48 cups in a box of one flavour. They'll stay fresh for 3 days from delivery and they come in a range of flavours to match different drinks like: Bitter Bitters for drinks like Manhattans; Salty Lime for margaritas, tequilas & Mexican beers; Sour Lemon for martinis, sangria & gin; Sweet Vanilla for rum cocktails coffee liquors & sambuca; and finally Spicy Pepper for bloody maries and micheladas. You'll need to double check with them if they'll do international orders from the USA.

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The Glo portable ball nighlight by Boon

The Glo portable ball nighlight by Boon See Gift

Sun, 10th February 2013

Kids will love this night time lamp because it brings the magic. It may look like an alien plant but you can remove those non electronic balls and they'll illuminate for 30mins before fading into darkness which will help kids fall asleep. The ball doesn't get warm or break so they can throw it around for a fun game of catch before it's lights out.

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The stainless steel Whistling yoyo by the YoYo factory

The stainless steel Whistling yoyo by the YoYo factory See Gift

Sat, 9th February 2013

If flipping tricks like walk the dog isn't quite cutting it for you nowadays then it's time to spin the whistling yo-yo to a playful tune. It's got a stainless steel ball bearing and it makes a good number to add to any yo-yo'ists collection.

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The floppy disk Floppytable gift by Eulant van Exel

The floppy disk Floppytable gift by Eulant van Exel See Gift

Fri, 8th February 2013

If you really want to geek up your living room then you need to dig up some old school retro gadgetery like this 3.5" floppy disk table. It's made from hot-rolled steel & stainless steel. Its got a secret space below the shutter and its handmade so expect some seriously craftmanship to go into the manufacture of this piece of furniture.

The oversized sweetheart dice

The oversized sweetheart dice See Gift

Thu, 7th February 2013

Yes, Valentines day is fast approaching friends and it's time to throw your lucky dice in the hope of an off chance kiss from your true love. These oversized dice measure 1 inch square in romantic colours of white or red. Fingers crossed you're lucky in a wee bit of love or a cuddle will do.

The pencil eraser hat gift

The pencil eraser hat gift See Gift

Wed, 6th February 2013

These classy pencil eraser hats say as much about you as they do about the pencil. We're not sure what that means, but we're trying to say something along the lines that plopping one of these Top Hat, Fedora, Bowler or Homburg hats on your pencil will rub off some of the personality it gives your pencil onto your true self. You'll be the toast of your office or classroom.

The Ball Claw gift by John R. S. Kurcheski

The Ball Claw gift by John R. S. Kurcheski See Gift

Tue, 5th February 2013

The Ball Claw holder is a snazzy way to organise, preserve and display your balls, be it, footballs, basketballs, volleyballs and american footballs. Hang them up in your garage, basement, bedroom and any other room in the house or office. Why not try the boot of the car.

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The home cooker stormer gift by Gamago

The home cooker stormer gift by Gamago See Gift

Mon, 4th February 2013

If you want a lid with a touch of the fun factor then dabble into your pockets and pull out a few bob for this 8inch silicone pot lid that lets out steam through the chimney of the house. Clever little tongue in cheek design, culinary folk will most likely appreciate it while cooking up some food.

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The energy saving pig lamp gift by Ariel Rojo

The energy saving pig lamp gift by Ariel Rojo See Gift

Sun, 3rd February 2013

Yep, this is pretty adorable unless you like bacon, then you may not see the cuter side of this gift. Ariel has brought together two worlds of saving, the piggy bank and the corkscrew bulb. The lamp isn't actually a piggy bank but every time you do switch it on it'll save you a coin or two adding up to a enlightening tally over the years.

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The owl pitcher gift

The owl pitcher gift See Gift

Sat, 2nd February 2013

This pitcher is for the ladies not the beer loving gents. It's ceramic and if you haven't guessed it yet, it's shaped like an owl. It's not huge, it's good for milk, cream and sauce, etc.

The Eggspress heart shaped egg mould gift

The Eggspress heart shaped egg mould gift See Gift

Fri, 1st February 2013

Yes, we know Valentines day is coming around the corner so, we're going to do a run of hearty gifts to inspire your love-giving. Start off the day with some hearty eggs on toast and then dump these egg moulds in the dishwasher because they're dishwasher safe, so time can be well spent canoodling.

The reclaimed barndoor wall planter gift

The reclaimed barndoor wall planter gift See Gift

Thu, 31st January 2013

We've shown a few wall planters on TicaToca and this one comes with a little bit of rustic charm for you to grow your herbs in. All you have to do is to fill the 10 cells with herbs and securely mount on a sunny wall in your home. You can water your plants by pouring aqua into the irrigator at the top of the planter and excess water will be caught in the hidden collector tray at the base so it won't spill all over your floor .

The planter uses moisture mat technology which ensures even distribution of water throughout the cells. It's made from reclaimed-wood by an Amish community in Goshen, Indiana and the irrigator and collector are made of HDPE recycled with 26% jute and coconut fiber.

The paper tray gift by Paul Cocksedge

The paper tray gift by Paul Cocksedge See Gift

Wed, 30th January 2013

Paper has always been central to Paul Cocksedge's imagination and this idea symbolises his head candy in design. The paper tray is subtly crafted in white Corian™, and its design draws focus to what Paul calls the 'natural focal point for creative energy in any working environment,... Take a sheet of paper from the tray, drop an idea into it, and see it grow...'

The magnetic Magic Wall gift

The magnetic Magic Wall gift See Gift

Tue, 29th January 2013

The Magic Wall is pretty magical as far as kitchen accessories come. It's a full magnetic wall panel to store all ferreous objects like, knives, pots, pans, tins, tools, keys and a lot more. You can hang it upright or landscape and buy bolt ons to stick to your magic wall like the magic shelf for books and bottles etc.  It's produced in 3 different materials, terrazo, wood & laminate with a range of cool finishes. You can also choose to have your Magic Wall with straight or rounded angles.


The invisible bookend gift by Paul Cocksedge

The invisible bookend gift by Paul Cocksedge See Gift

Mon, 28th January 2013

The question about this gift is how it it possible to hold all those books at a falling angle without the books actually toppling over? What we do know is that the Invisible Bookend is a lightweight, free-standing object suitable for a desk, shelf or floor that requires no mechanical fitting. It'll easily hold more than a metre and a half’s length of books, of all shapes and sizes.

In Paul's own words he says 'I wanted to discover if other people would enjoy as much as I do seeing books displayed without any other object to distract attention from them. This is a design which is not about appearance, only function. That'’s the beauty of it.'

The ostrich pillow gift by Kawamura-Ganjavian

The ostrich pillow gift by Kawamura-Ganjavian See Gift

Sun, 27th January 2013

The Ostrich pillow has seen its fair share of publicity over the past year because of its unique take on design and the beneficial attributes if offers us mere humans by encouraging us to take a power nap when possible in any environment. They describe it to not be a pillow, cushion, bed or garment, but a blend of all of them. It has a soothing cave-like interior that shelters and isolates both your head and hands from passers by in the office, on a bench, train or while you wait at the airport. Power napping has taken a new turn,...

The USA Liberty gold dollar coin guitar pick gift

The USA Liberty gold dollar coin guitar pick gift See Gift

Sat, 26th January 2013

Calling you rockers out there that like to flash the cash while rocking out to some Def Leppard while Mick Jaggering your way around your flat in spandex. These guitar picks are sexier and edgier than your Justin Hawkins haircut, so get your hands on one. This beautiful USA dollar coin pick shines like solid gold and has liquid smooth beveled edges which will twang an awesome array of tones and attack effects to any stringed instrument.

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The Rootcup gift

The Rootcup gift See Gift

Fri, 25th January 2013

Hello green fingers! Fancy propagating some cuttings and growing them in your garden? If you do, or know someone who does, then the Rootcup is right up your garden path. It's the modern equivalent to your standard throw-away plastic propagator. It'll protect the cutting roots from the light, which helps them grow quicker and holds the leaves above the water so they don't rot. Its shape has been specifically designed to capture evaporating water so that cuttings need little attention and the slotted flexible lid lets you easily remove cuttings without damaging them.

If you really want to keep things clean and tidy you can pop the Rootcup in a dishwasher or into boiling water to sterilize and reuse. It's made from moulded flexible elastomer that's highly UV resistant, nonporous, and water proof so fungus and mold won't stick to it. All in all it's a clever little device that'll help your grow healthy roots, quickly and efficiently.

The hand laundry pod gift

The hand laundry pod gift See Gift

Thu, 24th January 2013

This may not be the sexiest gift in the world but it's one of the most practical. If you haven't got power, no problem, all you need is some hand power and you can wash up to 8 garments in about 10 minutes.

All you have to do is to place your clothes in the Laundry Pod, fill with water and soap and spin the handle on the lid. It will use less than 3 gallons of water and zero electricity. It's particular good for washing delicates, a single garment, or clothes that easily bleed. The retractable hose makes it easy to drain.

The Lexon Buro desk set gift by Adrian Wright

The Lexon Buro desk set gift by Adrian Wright See Gift

Wed, 23rd January 2013

Adrian explains the design of his office desk Buro set for French brand Lexon to be like a collection of books that can be stacked in any orientation. The set is made from soft ABS rubber and comprises of a: tape dispenser; calculator; 3 port USB hub with SD card & compact flash card reader; stapler; hole punch; calendar; and magnifying lens. Each object has a height and width of 11.5 x 6.5cm. We think it's a rather cool office gift.

The doodle duvet cover gift

The doodle duvet cover gift See Gift

Tue, 22nd January 2013

The Doodle duvet is the all essential pre-sleep jotter. It's been printed to look like a giant piece of paper with holes, lines and red margins on both sides so that you can scribble down your thoughts before sleep or draw up a sketch to summon your jumping sheep. The great thing about it is that once washed it becomes a blank piece of paper again for you to use over and over again. The duvet cover comes with a pack of 10 wash out pens.

The Blooming baby bath gift

The Blooming baby bath gift See Gift

Mon, 21st January 2013

We don't have the skill in bathing babies but a lot of our friends do and most of them use plastic baby baths or jump in a shallow bath with their toddlers. If you don't want to get wet nor want your baby bouncing off the hard plastic tub walls then the Blooming Bath is a great alternative.

The Blooming Baths handmade petals are designed to fit snugly into your sink and are made from incredibly soft, plush materials, providing a safe, soft, and fun bathing experience for your baby. When your baby is all clean, gently rinse it out and throw it in the dryer for 10 to 15 minutes or you can use the hang tag to dry it au natural.

The Air Swimmers clownfish gift

The Air Swimmers clownfish gift See Gift

Sun, 20th January 2013

Technology has a way of bringing joy to the youngsters amongst us and these remote controlled flying fish are of no exception. This Air Swimmers clownfish is much bigger than their real life ocean dwellers and they can fly around the tightest spaces of your house, upstairs and downstairs without being a serious bonce hazard.

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The Reideer typewriter laptop case gift by Ted Baker

The Reideer typewriter laptop case gift by Ted Baker See Gift

Sat, 19th January 2013

If you're looking for a designer laptop case with a touch of old school nostalgia then Ted Baker is your man. This typewriter printed case has a zip fastener with internal contrast lining and Ted Baker branding detail. It's got all the hallmarks of uber geekiness.

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The Diamond Jubilee artist's limited edition mug gift

The Diamond Jubilee artist's limited edition mug gift See Gift

Fri, 18th January 2013

If you want a piece of the Queen's Jubilee without having to spend the earth then why not get your mitts on this unique limited edition mug. Each mug is individually numbered by hand in gold and Alison has subtley altered her illustrations to distinguish this from the rest of the range.

The highest grade fine bone china whiteware is used for decoration and only 1500 have been made so you're gong to have to be quick to get your hands tea on in one.

The Bookease gift

The Bookease gift See Gift

Thu, 17th January 2013

If you're looking for an eco-friendly alternative stand to make viewing easier for your gadget, iPad, eReader or book then you may want to give this gift a go. It's made from hand finished certified pine and its design (almost musical stand-esque) will look good in any decor.

Make your own insect house gift

Make your own insect house gift See Gift

Wed, 16th January 2013

This is a great gift for kids that want to break away from the screen and do something a little bit more slow paced and dare we say a tad bit more meaningful. Computer games are great but they don't leave much to the imagination so if you want to get your kids out in the wild mucking it out with the bugs then get them to build this little insect house.

It's flat packed (IKEA style), easy-to-build, and stands at 3" tall when assembled. It's been designed to attract ladybirds, solitary bees and many other wildlife. The wooden kit comes with glue and bamboo tubes, plus decorative ladybirds.

The Oree maple wood wireless keyboard gift

The Oree maple wood wireless keyboard gift See Gift

Tue, 15th January 2013

If you're concerned about the environment and like your gadgets then you can strip out that industrial keyboard for something a little more responsibly sourced and beautifully crafted like this portable wireless keyboard made of premium Maple wood. It'll hook up your tip-tapping (via Bluetooth) to your tablets, smartphones and PC.

The craftsmanship is pretty special too, each board is made from a single piece of wood to preserve wood grain across shell and keys. It's also polished, oil rubbed and assembled by hand in Oree's workshop to ensure a perfect finish. If you're one of those hardcore key smashers then no qualms because the keyboard has been built with high quality components & materials to maximize durability & reliability.

The Activist Krieger 03 sunglasses gift

The Activist Krieger 03 sunglasses gift See Gift

Mon, 14th January 2013

The Kreiger 03 screams designer goodiness, whether it's the split frame handcrafted from solid block acetate with surgical grade stainless steel corewires for flexibility or temple tip grip zones for an extra secure fit. It comes with a color matched microfiber handkerchief and a waxed canvas carrying case, so that you're fully colour matched from head to toe.

The Turn Table gift by Dogo

The Turn Table gift by Dogo See Gift

Sun, 13th January 2013

If you want a funky table in your room then you can't go to far wrong with this Dogo puff made from high quality linen. The cool Turn Table design is printed with solvent free painting (does not contain any carcinogenic substances) so you can lick it till your hearts content, but we don't advise it. Scratch & mix at will!

The Monopoly tea towel gift

The Monopoly tea towel gift See Gift

Sat, 12th January 2013

Who wants to be filthy rich when you can clean up your act with all that money?

The Powermonkey Classic portable recharging gift

The Powermonkey Classic portable recharging gift See Gift

Fri, 11th January 2013

The Powermonkey classic by Powertraveller is a nifty portable device that'll save your gadget bacon if you find yourself away from the grid. From a full charge (which takes about 3.5hrs) it'll recharge your mobile phone fully up to three times (1.5 on a smartphone); will give you up to 40 hours iPod playtime; 48 hours on your PDA; and up to 5 hours finger-licking on your handheld games console.

It only weighs 70 grams and and comes fully loaded with a universal mains adaptor that works in over 150 countries around the world. They've also thrown in a pack of adaptors (monkeynuts) for the iPhone, Sony PSP, iPod, Sony-Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia and BlackBerry. If you find yourself away from a plug then you can recharge the Powermonkey via the retractable USB cable in the kit.

The WMF SmartTea teapot gift

The WMF SmartTea teapot gift See Gift

Thu, 10th January 2013

If you like tea like us pesky Brits then you'll like to brew a pot of the golden stuff and pour yourself a cup as and when you need it. The only thing about a porcelain teapot is that it will loose heat and nobody likes a tepid cup of tea. This modern designed glass & stainless steel teapot has space for a tea light which means that you can truly leave it brewing for a good while to get the best flavour out of your tea leaves cup after cup. It's also dishwasher safe.

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The Kohler Moxie Bluetooth shower head speaker gift

The Kohler Moxie Bluetooth shower head speaker gift See Gift

Wed, 9th January 2013

If you want to clean, sing and dance with modern technology then Kohler has definately hit the sweet spot with this Moxie shower head with wireless speaker. It delivers up to 7 hours of music, news and more by pairing it, via Bluetooth (from up to 32 feet away) with your smartphone or tablet.

The sprayface features 60 angled nozzles for that all over body soaking you really want and it's available with a water-saving 2.0 gpm or a 2.5 gpm spray, without sacrificing on performance. The silicone sprayface of the showerhead makes it easy to wipe away mineral buildup and you can take it anywhere with you because it's magnetically detachable from the showerhead.

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The Fresco Chrome baby chair gift by Bloom

The Fresco Chrome baby chair gift by Bloom See Gift

Tue, 8th January 2013

If you want to plop your child into the Ferrari of baby chairs to cradle, feed and play with your little one then you need this puppy. It's the world's highest baby chair with a 3-position recline system that can swivel 360 degrees and easily be lowered and raised so that your baby can join the family at the dining table or modern breakfast bar; starting from birth, all the way to school age.

The Lion Rucksack gift for kids by Mibo

The Lion Rucksack gift for kids by Mibo See Gift

Mon, 7th January 2013

Mibo have collaborated with Coqenpate to bring you this very cute lion rucksack that's perfect for school or nursery. We wreckon children will love them and they're made from 100% organic cotton (certified GOTS) with water based screen printed ink that's Azo free.

Wool And The Gang do-it-yourself knitting kit gifts

Wool And The Gang do-it-yourself knitting kit gifts See Gift

Sun, 6th January 2013

Wool and the Gang is a great idea for the kniting enthusiast. They've got everything covered from the materials and tools needed to knit your perfect scarf, cardigan, mittens or sweater. They've even got video tutorials to show you how best to get your thread on, it's a one stop shop for all your needle work bursting with inspirational ideas. If you don't fancy doing the knit work then you can buy the garments ready to wear.

The rewind desk tidy gift by j-me

The rewind desk tidy gift by j-me See Gift

Sat, 5th January 2013

J-me have only gone and done it again and have brought the olden days back to your desk with this retro cool cassette tape storage for your pens, pencils & small stationery items. To make things even cooler you can dispense sellotape from Rewind while you tip-tap on your keyboard.

The sharpener lite gift

The sharpener lite gift See Gift

Fri, 4th January 2013

Those poor old redundant lighters, the public smoking ban has seen quite a few of them discarded out in the cold. What better way to see their iconic design march on through the non-smoking ages than with this sharpener lite. It comes in 3 transparent colours, clear, blue & orange and will sharpen your lead rather than batter your lungs.

JakPak all-in-one waterproof jacket, tent and sleeping bag gift

JakPak all-in-one waterproof jacket, tent and sleeping bag gift See Gift

Thu, 3rd January 2013

The Jakpack is the Optimus Prime of waterproof breathable jackets. It'll transform into a sleeping bag and tent with mosquito netting in a quick few zips. It's got to be one of the essential garments for a camper, hiker, sports fan or all round outdoors explorer. Our words cannot do it justice, so take a look at the video to see it in action.

The butterfly pushpin collection gift by Amidov

The butterfly pushpin collection gift by Amidov See Gift

Wed, 2nd January 2013

Let's face it the typical office decor can look a tad bit drab and considering it's probably the place you spend most of your time then you'd agree that it may be a good idea to splash a touch of colour where allowable. One of those areas is the notice board that's usually full of stuff that people don't read, so why not use these colourful butterfly pushpins to draw interest to your note. You'll get 9 pushpins in the set‭.‬

The ChattyFeet socks gifts

The ChattyFeet socks gifts See Gift

Tue, 1st January 2013

If you've ever dreamed of expressing yourself through your feet then you're in luck because ChattyFeet have landed. Each sock is it's own character and we're going to be biased here because we have road foot tested these comfy / quality socks and every single person that's seen them so far has done the pointy finger thing, with giggles, followed by where can I get a pair.

The faces are on the top and bottom of the socks so it doesn't matter which way you're feet are you'll be able to see, Mr Grrrril, Murdoc, Prof. Brian Sox or Miko smiling right back atcha or to someone close to you. It's about time our feet got a sense of humour.

The Royal Hooks gift by Steve Gates

The Royal Hooks gift by Steve Gates See Gift

Mon, 31st December 2012

If you're looking for the perfect hangers for the man and lady of the house then check out these brass plated solid metal his and hers chess piece hooks. They're unique by many means and would make a great entrance to any abode.

The One Trip Grip grocery bag gift

The One Trip Grip grocery bag gift See Gift

Sun, 30th December 2012

The One Trip Grip is the Rolls Royce of shopping bag carriers. We like a good schlapp to the shops and one thing we hate more than queues is hand bag hands. There's nothing worse than cut up, numb, swollen fingers from trying to carry all your bags at once. The One Trip Grip will take up to 50lb of goodies making your trip an ease.

The Mago LED outdoor lamp gift by Gabriel Fontanillo

The Mago LED outdoor lamp gift by Gabriel Fontanillo See Gift

Sat, 29th December 2012

Hang these MAGO lights on anything (not yourself) and you'll transform any outdoor space into a relaxing and intimate environment.

The Rest for the Brits cricket stool gift by Pierre Ospina

The Rest for the Brits cricket stool gift by Pierre Ospina See Gift

Fri, 28th December 2012

Cricket is Baseball to the Brits, actually that could be rounders. The game is will take all day and people get hard leather balls thrown at them at super-fast speed. If you don't fancy protecting yourself and your stumps from a ball that could cause you serious injury then why not buy this stool and spend many an hour casually relaxing.

The wooden stool is handmade from a cricket set, bats size 3 & 5 and are available in dark or light wood with 6 different handle colours (red, blue, yellow, green, white and black).

The Mywalit magic wallet gift

The Mywalit magic wallet gift See Gift

Thu, 27th December 2012

If you've seen the magic wallet in action then you'll want to know how it works. Unfortunately we don't actually know but it's great to watch a loose note become strapped into place by simply closing the wallet.

The tea time table lamp gift

The tea time table lamp gift See Gift

Wed, 26th December 2012

The turkey has been eaten, the wine, beer and champagne drunk, and the aftermath is upon us. If your sink resembles this tea time table lamp then you've truly had a wonderful day. This stacked classic English tea set with contrasting black shade has been perfectly balanced to adorn your living room with a touch of quirky eccentricity.

Cats eyes ceramic plates by Kaoru Shibata

Cats eyes ceramic plates by Kaoru Shibata See Gift

Tue, 25th December 2012

Happy Christmas one and all. As some folk like to say, it's not what's under the tree that's important, it's who's around it. We shall kick start Saint Nick's day with these beautiful Japanese creations by Kaoru. Whether you're a dog or cat lover these fine porcelain plates with gold-tone accents should bring a smile to your face as you scoff down your grub. We wish y'all a great day, eat, drink and be merry with the people you know and the stranger you don't. It's free to give someone a hug and a smile.

The retro reflective scarf gift by Diana Eng

The retro reflective scarf gift by Diana Eng See Gift

Mon, 24th December 2012

If you want to wear something extra special around your kneck this winter then get your hands on this scarf that reveals its secret stripes only in the direction of a light source. Let's explain, the stripes are created by tiny retroreflective lenses on the surface of the fabric. The retroreflective is directional, reflecting light of different shades (depending on intensity) only towards the light source. So everyone will see a different scarf around you.

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The Airkix sky diving on the ground gift

The Airkix sky diving on the ground gift See Gift

Sun, 23rd December 2012

Fly like a bird,... this is simply amazing, and yes, we have tried it and we came away with tears of joy. If you want to make someone feel like a 12 year old again, or make a 12 year old feel like he was just born then get your skates on and book a flight. Simply brilliant and worth every penny.

The Soak and Strain washing bowl gift

The Soak and Strain washing bowl gift See Gift

Sat, 22nd December 2012

The Soak and Strain washing bowl is a cool kitchen utensil for the discerning chef about the house. It'll clean your salad / vegetables and then strain them with a tilt. It'll cope with temperatures up to 220oF and it has an easy-grip handle, non-slip base and it's dishwasher safe.

The vertical Minigarden gift

The vertical Minigarden gift See Gift

Fri, 21st December 2012

The Minigarden is an innovative stackable modular wall planter garden that'll give you a beautiful walled garden. The modules are linked together vertically and horizontally with circular clips allowing you to create any configuration you want at any size.

If you're worried about watering your plants then no need because you can fit a specially designed irrigation system and a liquid fertilizer dosing device that'll keep your vegetables and plants thriving in any space. There's no excuse now not to get your fingers dirty.

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The Pokketmixer gift

The Pokketmixer gift See Gift

Thu, 20th December 2012

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a DJ and want to kick start Christmas with a good old fashioned knees up then you're in for a treat. Connect your smartphone, mp3-player, notebook, iPad, PC, personal CD player into this Pokketmixer and plug that into your hi-fi system, ghetto blaster, docking station or car radio and you're set to mix up the tunes like it was 1999.

Music buffs will most likely go a tad bit gaga to be able to walk around with this small portable gadget in their hand that doesn't need batteries or electrical power. It's a great plug and play device that let's anyone mix up their favourite music tracks, anywhere.

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Qwetch your food hot or cold container gift

Qwetch your food hot or cold container gift See Gift

Wed, 19th December 2012

Qwetch are a French brand mad about creating innovative containers to feed your hungry belly and quech your thirst while on the go. They have a great selection of vacuum-insulated and double-walled tumblers, bottles, mugs and boxes that'll keep your food and drinks as fresh as the first sip or gobble.

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The Stick n Find bluetooth location-tracker sticker gifts

The Stick n Find bluetooth location-tracker sticker gifts See Gift

Tue, 18th December 2012

If you want to find anything bigger than a quarter coin, device, man or beast (beast being your cat or dog) then all you have to do is stick Stick-n-Find to it and you'll be able to locate it with your smartphone.

The Apps radar screen will display everything you've tagged within range. To locate it simply tap the sticker on the radar screen to decide if you would like the sticker to buzz, flash the lights or do both. The flashing is especially good if you want to track something in the dark and you can even select different types of alarms for different stickers. One of the cool features is that you can set up alerts so you could place one on your pet or little 'un and if they wonder out of range you'll get an alert.

You could even stick it to your suitcase and you'll be alerted when it pops up in range from the airports underbelly, leaving you time to sit back and relax rather than hawk eyeing every bit of luggage that passes by.

The urban shelf gift

The urban shelf gift See Gift

Mon, 17th December 2012

Bring a touch of urban living to your home or office with this urban shelf that'll hold your stationary, books, plants and artwork across three landings. It ships in two pieces and it's easy to assemble and wall mount. It be made from sturdy epoxy-coated steel so you know you're getting the real thing and not some placky shelf that'll break when taking the weight of War and Peace.

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The AudioBulb gift by GiiNii

The AudioBulb gift by GiiNii See Gift

Sun, 16th December 2012

If you need some speakers for your house or office but don't want the ghastly site of wires sticking out all over the shop, then you need something with a bit of light. It's a terrible pun but you should get your hands on this Audiobulb, a wireless music and lighting system. Yes folks, millions of years of evolution has taught us that we, men & women, can mash bluetooth tech with some quality speakers and a light bulb, which has been designed to work with iPods, iPhones, or an auxiliary input source.

You don't need a degree to be able to use it, simply, twist AudioBulb into any light socket or lamp and power up. Connect your audio source via Apple 30-pin or Aux-In to the standalone base and press play. You're now ready to listen to wirelsss music from up to 8 bulbs throughout any environment in the time it takes to make a cuppa. Here's the kicker, you can also control the lighting with a 4-stage dimmer so you can create the moods to match you playlist.

If you want a rave in a couple of rooms and a tranquil meditation in t'other then AudioBulb can do that for you by creating 2 different zones for the boppers and the mindful peace lovers. It's got an impressive range of 50 to 100 feet and functions as a super-efficient LED light bulb, with or without music, that lasts for years with normal use, unlike a typical light bulb that burns out quickly.

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Check your Bauballs gift by Albion

Check your Bauballs gift by Albion See Gift

Sat, 15th December 2012

Tis the season to be jolly, falalalala-lalalalaaaaa, especially when it comes to supporting a good cause. Every time you put your hand in your pocket, have yourself a game of pocket billards to check all is well, pull out some cash for a few of these Bauball ornaments for your Christmas tree and Albion will pass on some of the money to Everyman, the male cancer charity.

The Headlock guitar wall hanger gift by D&A

The Headlock guitar wall hanger gift by D&A See Gift

Fri, 14th December 2012

The D&A headlock isn't just a pretty looking hanger it's an innovative self-closing wall hanger that allows you to hang and bring down your guitar safely with one hand. It's all down to the clever see-through gate design that holds a guitar in place off the wall and floor when pushed in and auto opens when you lift up your guitar to rock out.

It's made from unique materials that'll keep your lovable guitars finish as good as it was hung. It'll fit most guitars and basses, from classical to electric, and mounts easily to transform any room into a muso's paradise.

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The Underwater Dogs book by Seth Casteel

The Underwater Dogs book by Seth Casteel See Gift

Thu, 13th December 2012

All you need is some water an award-winning pet photographer, some willing dogs, an eye for capturing the magic and boom you've got yourself an awesome 80 page coffee table flicker.

Bladez RC water cannon helicopter gift

Bladez RC water cannon helicopter gift See Gift

Wed, 12th December 2012

If you want to hover, fly and spray with precision then you need the Bladez. It's counter-rotating blades will give you the perfect poise and aim to squirt a bountiful payload of water all over your unexpected victim. The Bladez is good to go for ages 8 and up, and comes with all the usual trimmings to get you up and running fast.

Grow your own oyster mushrooms book kit gift

Grow your own oyster mushrooms book kit gift See Gift

Tue, 11th December 2012

This has to be one of the most fun and simplest ways to grow some oyster mushrooms for the eating. The mushrooms can be grown anytime of the year and you don't need a garden. Just place the spores in an old paperback book, moisten and watch them grow in just five weeks. Such a great way to get budding foodies and horticulturists on the growing path.

Valkee the bright light headset gift

Valkee the bright light headset gift See Gift

Mon, 10th December 2012

If you need to cure those winter blues then shine a dose of light straight onto your brain. Valkee has been clicnicaly tested for depression, fatigue and SAD and it's had some glowing reviews from users.

You use it for 6-12 minutes daily and it's been designed to substitute the mood-elevating effects of the sun, by channeling bright light directly to photosensitive regions of the brain through the ear canal. That’s why Valkee increases energy, and can act as a preventative or treatment of mood swings.

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The Gibbs amphibian Quadski gift

The Gibbs amphibian Quadski gift See Gift

Sun, 9th December 2012

The Quadski is all over Bond for the few that can afford it. It's got retractable wheels to switch from a 45mph quad bike to a Quadski that'll see you jet across the water. It's an amphibian with super fast water to land transition that'll reach 10mph on agua, it's a definate big boys and gals toy that'll bring an all terrain smile to your face.

Romo the smartphone robot gift

Romo the smartphone robot gift See Gift

Sat, 8th December 2012

Romo is a nifty gadget that we dare not call a toy because it packs some amazing technology for big boys and girls aswell as little 'uns. It's basically a remote controlled robot for your iPhone, and when we say remote, we mean you can control Romo from anywhere in the world. That means Grandparents can control Romo around the house to see & chat to Mum watching telly, Dad in the kitchen and the kids playing in the living room.

You can create new activities or faces for Romo to make him that bit more personable or download new expressions & behaviours. To make him a tad bit more than FaceTime on wheels, Romo will learn the more you use him and you can unlock new features by completing challenges.

One of the games available for kids to play with is Romo Doodle. You basically can control Romos movements br drawing directly on the controller device screen and then watch the little blue face on 'Johnny-five' tracks scamper around tracing your pattern in real life. We have a feeling that people may use Romo for chasing their pets around the house.

The OnePiece Jumpsuit gift

The OnePiece Jumpsuit gift See Gift

Fri, 7th December 2012

The OnePiece® jumpsuit has to be on the essential list for Christmas unless you live near the equator. It's made from super soft, premium cotton-rich jersey and features bound cuffs, a pouch pocket to the front and an elasticated ankle cuff. You can also truly cocoon yourself in all this comfiness by zipping it all the way up to the top of the hood. It's unique fit will work for the ladies and men, so no squabbling, get one each.

The Marina world map boat plug gift by Ossnat Alon

The Marina world map boat plug gift by Ossnat Alon See Gift

Thu, 6th December 2012

Ossnat of Funtastic Plastic has created this bath plug with world map boat attached that allows you to explore the seven seas from your bath tub. It's an educational and fun gift for bathing times, for the little ones and big ones.

Christmas Santa sky lantern gift

Christmas Santa sky lantern gift See Gift

Wed, 5th December 2012

Send Santa off this Christmas with these sky lanterns. It has Santa's face on the front, ears on the side his hat trailing down the back of the lantern. The good thing about these lanterns is that they're eco friendly because you hljust don't know where Santa will land. They're 100% wire free, fully biodegradable and are manufactured from good quality flame retardant materials, and are supplied with a pre-attached, non drip fuel cell.

The Willow branch garland pre-lit battery-operated gift

The Willow branch garland pre-lit battery-operated gift See Gift

Tue, 4th December 2012

Christmas is all about the sparkle and you can add an extra dollop of it with this Willow branch garland that'll twinkle with magic. You can shape the branches and it comes with 60 warm white incandescent bulbs that measures 6' long. It uses 3 AA batteries (not included) and features a high/low dimmer switch.

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Kuratas the first giant boarding-robot gift

Kuratas the first giant boarding-robot gift See Gift

Mon, 3rd December 2012

It looks like big bucks robotics is in town and they don't come any bigger than Kuratis. If you've been dreaming about getting onboard one then now you can because you can pilot this 4 metre high V-Sido computer kinect & 3G mobile phone controlled robot.

The cool thing (if you have a million to spare) is that it's customisable and carries a claw and BB gun turrette. There's one more cool thing, the turrette will fire when the pilot smiles. That sounds like a great idea unless you're naturally a happy chappy, and being in one of these powering down the road could leave your pearly whites on show a lot.

Das Horn the ultimate drinking horn chalice gift

Das Horn the ultimate drinking horn chalice gift See Gift

Sun, 2nd December 2012

David and Alex knocked heads and created this rather Viking'esque drinking vessel. We're wondering what other gems would fall out of their bonces if we clashed them a few more times because we're kind of all over these conversation sparkers. Not only does the Das Horn look the part for modern day drinking but it would be utterly cool at a feasting. It'll hold 21 ounces of your favourite beverage and comes with a stainless steel rim. It's dishwasher, food and beverage safe and is BPA free.

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The dummy bottle opener gift designed by Axle Dean Looslie

The dummy bottle opener gift designed by Axle Dean Looslie See Gift

Sat, 1st December 2012

If you're a big baby boozer then you'll need something to stick in your mouth in between sips of your favourite brew. The thumb is so passé, get Suck UK's dummy bottle opener in your traps and pop a few caps while you're at. Remember not to throw a tantrum when your bottle runs dry and always drink responsibly, nobody likes a wobbler. The dummy is made from a solid piece of polished chromed metal.

The Envelope mail box gift by Goodwin + Goodwin

The Envelope mail box gift by Goodwin + Goodwin See Gift

Fri, 30th November 2012

Take a sheet of powder coated steel and simply bend it into shape, and heh presto, you have yourself a dapper looking gloss finished envelope mail box holder. Plonk in your mail, recipes, newspapers, documents and files for easy reach when you need them. The simplest ideas are often the best!

The looking good sunglasses mirror by Thabto

The looking good sunglasses mirror by Thabto See Gift

Thu, 29th November 2012

If you really want to make a fashion statement at home then you need to think big, really big. Grab a pair of iconic specs, willy wonka them and check out your goldilocks in style everytime you pass this one metre wall mounted mirror, nice!

The sheet music paperweight gift by Tibor Kalman

The sheet music paperweight gift by Tibor Kalman See Gift

Wed, 28th November 2012

As far as paperweights go there isn't a huge amount to choose from in the desktop world. It's also even rarer to find a paperweight for musicians, so it's kind of cool to see Tibor Kalman bring these two worlds together with this rigid silk-screened vinyl paperweight. It's been hand-crumpled and wrapped around a steel weight so that you get to weigh down your latest master piece.

The Moonlight half globe patio light gift

The Moonlight half globe patio light gift See Gift

Tue, 27th November 2012

Bring the indoors-outdoors with the award winning free-standing permenent or portable Moonlight. The half-globes are made of nearly unbreakable waterproof polyethylene, that's UV resistant and can withstand extreme summer heat, snow and below zero temperatures, but they may not hold up to a zombie attack.

You can pick from a faux stone finish (in light or dark granite shades or terra cotta) and white globe version that holds 10, 13 or 23 watt energy efficient fluorescent bulb. You can bolt it in place or grab the portable version that comes with a 16' electrical cord. If you're feeling frisky you can add a color filter over the light bulb.

The Lumawake gift

The Lumawake gift See Gift

Mon, 26th November 2012

Lumawake was designed to improve your life during that one third of the day that’s consistently overlooked. From the time you go to bed to the moment you wake up, Lumawake is working to make your life easier & more fun. Through sleep hacking & home automation you’re sure to start every day on the right foot.

No more fumbling for your charger in the dark. Lumawake is smart enough to sense your approach & will light the way for you. The swiveling connector & back support were engineered to fit any case, from thick to thin or none at all. One handed docking is a breeze.

The way you feel each day has more to do with the quality of your sleep than the quantity. Lumawake tracks your sleep cycles throughout the night & delivers a detailed report to you each morning. Armed with data, you can optimize your daily schedule to improve restorative sleep & feel better each day. Nothing to wear, nothing on the bed - Lumawake’s completely non-contact.

Lumawake is the first product to combine simulated sunrise & smart wake technology to ensure that you wake naturally & at the optimal time in your sleep cycle. Using gradual illumination to gently guide you to wakefulness, & a passive infrared motion sensor to detect the moment you reach the lightest phase in your sleep cycle, Lumawake’s combined approach provides an unprecedented wake experience.

Lumawake is fully integrated with home automation systems like SmartThings & Belkin’s WeMo, allowing it to trigger events in your home based on your behavior. For example, automatically turn off your lights & TV when you fall asleep & turn on the coffee pot & morning news when you wake.

From the app you can turn features on/off, change Lumawake's colors, brightness, & behavior. Set Lumawake to activate for phone calls, notifications, emails, or text messages. Use it as a nightlight or customized ambient lighting. The possibilities are endless when you make the rules!

The Dodocase gift

The Dodocase gift See Gift

Sun, 25th November 2012

The classic Dodocase for your gadgets has finally become customisable. It'll rap your Kindle, iPad, iPad Mini, Nexus, iPhone and Macbook Air in designer sturdiness. The Dodocase is specifically designed to make your gadget look like a book to fool dem' teefs and cradle it securely in its strong bamboo inner tray. You can also use it as a stand for typing and watching videos.

The fashionista Christmas tree gift

The fashionista Christmas tree gift See Gift

Sat, 24th November 2012

The prelit classic couturier's dress form has finally made its debut as a 5' Christmas tree. It's pre-strung with 150 warm white LEDs and eight removable iridescent red globe ornaments. The high collar, long sleeves, wasp waist, and hoop skirt are clad with faux pine needles, creating a topiary effect, topped with a matte-finish metal star. The sturdy metal frame rests atop a filigreed base, while the dress' 15" hem leaves loads of space for the second most important thing at Christmas, the gifts. The first being the grub of course.

The hi-Call bluetooth talking glove gift by hi-Fun

The hi-Call bluetooth talking glove gift by hi-Fun See Gift

Fri, 23rd November 2012

Tech is definately getting cooler and the nostalgic 'call me' gesture has finally been turned into true functional form. Yes, friends, through the magi-wondernous of Bluetooth you now talk to through your hand. The hi-Call glove has a speaker and a microphone sewed into the thumb and pinkie, so you can chit-chatter away (wirelessley) till your hearts content without getting frost bite.

It's the perfect warming (keep in touch) mitt for the outdoorsing camper, skier, runner and the capacitive technology will also let you control your smartphones touchscreen without having to take your gloves off.

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The Matryoshaka print tea for one set gift

The Matryoshaka print tea for one set gift See Gift

Thu, 22nd November 2012

We think this ceramic Russian doll tea set has flopped its way into the circle of adorable. You can disassemble the set into a teapot, teacup and milk jug. It's big enough to quench the thirst of one.

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The Lasonic ghettoblaster gift

The Lasonic ghettoblaster gift See Gift

Wed, 21st November 2012

We're all up for the re-invention of an old gadget with the new especially when it's the merging of the iconic ghetto blaster of the 70s and the latest music gadget of the century. The Lasonic will suck in your iPod or iPhone into its face and pump out 15W of sweet sound from each speaker.

It also supports a USB flash disk and SD/MMC card to playback MP3 files and it's also a radio, alarm and clock. Other cool functionality includes EQ, AUX IN for extension function, headphone & microphone input and the ever so important remote control.

The Omni knuckle massage roller gift

The Omni knuckle massage roller gift See Gift

Tue, 20th November 2012

If you've never heard of an Omni massager than my friends it's time you get your hands on one because they're great little devices that get right into the core muscle to give you that meat tenderising feeling that your body really needs. This multi-ball knuckle massager will deliver more reflexology and deep tissue massaging whilst saving you extra stress on your hands and fingers so that you can go that tad bit longer.

One of the great benefits of massage that's mostly forgotten amongst us good few is that it's a great way to stimulate blood flow and reduce pain and swelling, promoting healing and flexibility.

The Mapnetic gift by Luckies

The Mapnetic gift by Luckies See Gift

Mon, 19th November 2012

If you're all about the continent hop then you may well want to document your global wanderings on this magnetic, dry wipe world map. You can scribble notes and messages on the map and we'd suggest sticking it up on your fridge for easy family access.

The teasub tea infuser gift

The teasub tea infuser gift See Gift

Sun, 18th November 2012

How does someone come up with an idea like this? It's tongue in cheek design that serves an actual purpose, to brew a splendid cuppa. All you have to do is pop open the yellow submarines hatch and put your choice of tea or herbal leaves in and send them on their journey around your cup or teapot. It's made of silicone‭ and is dishwasher safe‭.‬

The Scandiphone gift

The Scandiphone gift See Gift

Sat, 17th November 2012

The ScandiPhone is a classic piece of industrial design from the 1950's. It's the mankini one-piece of the telephonica age. It was one of the smallest and lightest phones available at the time and it's radical shape caught the eyes and ears of the design savvy. You could say that it was one of the first mobile phones except that is was tethered ofcourse.

The wall mounted clothes hanger gift

The wall mounted clothes hanger gift See Gift

Fri, 16th November 2012

If you're tired of hooks and want something a little more stylish then hang your scarves, bags, little clothes and whatnots on this clothes rack. It's easy hanging!

The World's best Christmas jumpers ever gift by Skedouche

The World's best Christmas jumpers ever gift by Skedouche See Gift

Thu, 15th November 2012

2 words,... 'look closer'. I can imagine it taking some time before people really see what's going on with the knitwork, Grandma would be pleased! It would certainly bring a chuckle to the table after a round of Port. The jumpers are made from 100% thick/warm acrylic yarn so you're good to spill Cranberry sauce and turkey legs all over them because they'll come up trumps in the wash just in time for next Christmas.

The Cowboy Comb gift

The Cowboy Comb gift See Gift

Wed, 14th November 2012

If you didn't already know then it's time you should, we're in the month of Movember and it's an especially important cause to support in order to spread the word and awareness on prostate & testically cancer. All you have to do is grow your best tash and drop some cash and then groom it with this funky 27 tooth Cowboy Comb. It's heat resistant and wing like ridges will give you that extra grip needed to get hold of that handle bar moustache while you practice the perfect pout in the mirror.

The fox tea towel stuffed animal gift

The fox tea towel stuffed animal gift See Gift

Tue, 13th November 2012

If you fancy cooking up a pie, cleaning up and then sitting back and dabbling into some sewing while you watch the cooker clock tick down before chow down then you need a tea towel. This fox tea towel more precisely, with sewing instructions in toe all you need is a pair of scissors, needle and thread and you can transform the tea towel into a cuddly stuffed animal.

The Earl oil and vinegar lab-ware gift

The Earl oil and vinegar lab-ware gift See Gift

Mon, 12th November 2012

Mixing chemistry and food has been all the rage in the cooking industry for the past decade or so. Heston Blumanthal is one of the worlds leading food alchemists and you can now take it a step further by bringing the lab to the table with these vinegar & oil Erlenmeyer chemistry flasks. They're made from Borosilicate glass and come with ​stainless steel pourers to provide the perfect flow with a breather tube for oil.

The Pegzini family clothes peg gift by Oded Friedland

The Pegzini family clothes peg gift by Oded Friedland See Gift

Sun, 11th November 2012

Who would have thought that hanging your laundry could look so cool. These clothes pegs are exceptionally daring, hip & gravity defying.

The Sticks fetch toy for dogs gift

The Sticks fetch toy for dogs gift See Gift

Sat, 10th November 2012

'The Sticks' are all the things you're dog will love to fetch and toss around. That's why Woody & Twiggy have such a fright on. They're made from recycled rubber making them dog friendly as well as eco-friendly.

They float in water (nice!), have glow in the dark eyes (clever!) and come with a handy grip moulded into the toy plus a slobber resistant rope for improved throwing and grappling (super!). It's important to know that Twiggy & Woody are not for chewing, they're strictly luzz worthy.

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The Bookman bike light gift

The Bookman bike light gift See Gift

Fri, 9th November 2012

As far as bike lights go Bookmans' luminscent beauties couldn't come any simpler, tinier and brighter than many of it's counterparts. It's not very often that you get to boast to be the creator of a multi-award winning bike light with elasticated straps. It's lightweight and easy to put on and take off your bike and can be set into three modes; slow flashing, fast flashing and steady light.

You'll get one white front light and one red back light per pack and it comes with long-life batteries, which can be replaced. It comes in a range of fetching colours for the fashion conscious bikers amongst us: green, black, red, maroon, orange, blue, white and yellow.

The iRock power generating iPad rocking chair gift

The iRock power generating iPad rocking chair gift See Gift

Thu, 8th November 2012

The old rocking chair could become a modern favourite again with gadgets in toe. You can rock and charge your iPad with some relaxing rocking motion while you catch up on all your iPad whatnots, listen to music or watch a movie. The iRock is handcrafted out of Swedish pine wood and comes in 5 Different colors.

The alphabet coin purse gift

The alphabet coin purse gift See Gift

Wed, 7th November 2012

This is a little something for the ladies of the manor and it's ever so personable. Pick the letter of your choice on a laminated cotton coin purse and sling your way all the way home. The purse is big enough to hold bank cards, lipstick, keys and all those other fanciable bits and bobs.

The flutter two-tier cake stand gift

The flutter two-tier cake stand gift See Gift

Tue, 6th November 2012

Cakes are a good thing, cup cakes and red velvet cake are an eye-poppingly superfragilisticexpialidocious thing. Having a two-tier cake stand that mixes ye olde classic chinese paintings with a modern twist, featuring flowers and hummingbirds is simply foodgasmic. It has a handle for easy carrying, disassembles for easy storing and it's made of quality porcelain, it's a fashionable high-tea stand.

Your holiday ornaments gift

Your holiday ornaments gift See Gift

Mon, 5th November 2012

As if you haven't noticed it's nearing that month where we celebrate that thing that we can't speak of just yet because it's far too early. However, we shall slip the odd merry gift in leading up to December when we shall go full hog and break out our advent calendar of wonderous gifts. Today it's all about splattering a touch of gadgetry all a'boot the house with these fetching circuit board star, bell and candy.

Jeeves wall light gift by Jake Phipps

Jeeves wall light gift by Jake Phipps See Gift

Sun, 4th November 2012

We've shown some cool lighting over the past few days and today is of no exception, it's always good to light up a room with fashion and the Jake Phipps Jeeves wall light certainly brings a touch of ye olde world of bowler hats back into your eye line. The Jeeves light has a gold anodised inner and it's wall mountable, it looks dapper from every angle.

The bird cage lamp gift by Vintage Lights Ltd

The bird cage lamp gift by Vintage Lights Ltd See Gift

Sat, 3rd November 2012

If you're into a bit of ornithology and lighting then you're going to most likely this handmade bird cage lamp that features a colourful array of birds. Its a striking table piece and they're made from real feathers, they're stuffed mind you, that could get a bit funky next to a warming light bulb. It's worth knowing that because each lamp has been lovingly created by a pair of hands (could be more) then the colours and assortment of birds may well be different from the photograph.

The NUD designer lighting collection gift

The NUD designer lighting collection gift See Gift

Fri, 2nd November 2012

NUD have a great collection of designer lights that you can pick and mix from and change the bulb, cord and sockets to match your tastes. They've got a colourful African line, Christmas sparkle LED line and a concrete base line. Some might say that it's better than candy,.. pick and mix for the interor designer has never been so sweet. Terrible pun, but had to be done!

Geppeto's Pinocchio pencil sharpener gift by Avichai Tadmor

Geppeto's Pinocchio pencil sharpener gift by Avichai Tadmor See Gift

Thu, 1st November 2012

What more can we say about Geppeto's pencil sharpener that isn't already eye-poppingly obvious. It's a Pinocchio inspired sharpener that sharpens pencils in the place of, you guessed it, Pinocchio's nose. What an exceptionally original write up, it-be best to let the snazzy desk worthy gift do all the talking stroy telling.

The Fotoball gift by Umbra

The Fotoball gift by Umbra See Gift

Wed, 31st October 2012

We're refraining from saying the 'C' word because we haven't even touched November yet. However this Fotoball would make a great ornament gift to hang on your Christmas tree or about the house. It's a rather innovative photo frame that'll hold & sparkle four of your cherished pictures.

The Grip circuit board clipboard gift

The Grip circuit board clipboard gift See Gift

Tue, 30th October 2012

Geeks are going to go closed circuit over these Grip clipboards especially when you get them in red, blue or green. It's one of the coolest ways to show how gadget nutty you are whilst clipped into a 9.5" x 11" paper pad.

Emergency car and sport utility shovel gift by Lifeline

Emergency car and sport utility shovel gift by Lifeline See Gift

Mon, 29th October 2012

Winter is looming folks and nobody likes to get snowed in for more than 4 days, the 5th day can get messy, cabin fever is not a pretty sight. So, if our fair planet decides to throw down the smackdown of all snow storms then avoid the idle chitter-chatter by busting out your foldable & adjustable aluminum utility shovel that weighs a mere 1.3 pounds and get a-digging for victory. The pub awaits for no man, woman or beast. If you're an outdoors person then this piece of kit needs to be about your person, shovel responsibly!

The frog mask gift by JustZipity

The frog mask gift by JustZipity See Gift

Sun, 28th October 2012

Do you think we've mentioned the fact that Halloween is coming up enough times already? Well, if it hasn't sunk in yet and you have kids to dress up then take a gander at this cute frog mask for your little ones. I'm not sure we're allowed to mention Kermit for all sorts of copyright reasons, but we know they'll put two and two together to come up with their own assumptions as to whom they look like.

The masks come in two sizes, small: fits a head up to about 19" in circumference (around ages 9 mo. to 1 1/2 yrs.) and medium: fits a head up to about 21" in circumference (around ages 1 1/2 to 5). If you're head is the size of a fully grown adult and you're green with envy to get your chops squished into one of these then, no stress, because JustZipity we make one just for your bonce. The soft foam masks are handmade (we like busy hands) so each one is a little different, and unique.

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The brain candle gift

The brain candle gift See Gift

Sat, 27th October 2012

Halloween be here early winkle pickers. How about lighting up a brain in a jar instead of that naughty gunpowder guarding fella Guy Fawkes. Both would definately be a splendid night sight. This brain doesn't (thankfully) smell of  formaldehyde. The guys at Think Geek couldn't actually decide on a smell for the hand-sculpted brain suspended in gel wax so they gave it none. We wreckon it should smell like pork scratching or is that pushing the boat out a tad bit too far?

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Heart straw gifts

Heart straw gifts See Gift

Fri, 26th October 2012

Some people are definate sleeve wearing heart folk or is that wear their heart on their sleeve? Either way you can take that saying and drop it into a glass of fizzy romatic'ness and suck up the juice of lurve while you puppy dog eye each other over a romantic platter of peking duck. Scrumptious for weddings, valentines and general office flirtiness.

The unlace gift for your tangled cables by Cindy and Dante

The unlace gift for your tangled cables by Cindy and Dante See Gift

Thu, 25th October 2012

Cords and tangles are like a foot to a shoe, cracker to cheese, and Mickey to Minnie, they just go together. Unfortunately, tangled up earbuds or wiring can bring on the rage, so untangle it all up friends with a flexible sneaker inspired reusable silicone shoelace. It's ever so Run DMC and Aerosmith 'Untangle this Way', terrible joke, but had to be done.

If you're an Apple nut then your iPhone, iPod, and all those other 'i's will be a'happy to get wrapped up into the straight and narrow with cable tidies like this with such splendid colouring refractions. You can get your hands on a 5" Unlace for small cords and a 10" Unlace for burly cables. Rap it up, another terrible Run DMC reference.

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The white flower light gift

The white flower light gift See Gift

Wed, 24th October 2012

A bouquet of stunning pure white flowers that give off a magical glow, it be fit for any lady of the manor. You can get this flower light in two sizes: a shorter 20" tall version with 60 tiny lights on one bunch, and a tall 40" with 96 tiny lights on three connected branches, that are wired and tied together. You'll get a lengthy 20 foot cord to stretch the joy all over your room.

The gramophone music station gift

The gramophone music station gift See Gift

Tue, 23rd October 2012

When you think of a docking station you tend to think minimalist, clean edged indistrial design, not something that kicks up a nod to our musical past. This gramophone music station for your musical gadgets (iPods, iPhones etc) brings together a century of musical revolution with a beautiful flared brass horn that stands 14.5" high and 8.5" square. It's crafted of maple veeners with a deep-espresso stain and comes with an AC adaptor and a set of 5 universal docks. Happy shuffling!

The 3 Ring binder mighty case gift for tablets

The 3 Ring binder mighty case gift for tablets See Gift

Mon, 22nd October 2012

This mighty™ case tablet may look as flimsy as paper but it's far from its papier-mâché counterpart. It's ultra lightweight as you'd expect but it's made from Tyvek® that's water and stain resistant yet writable and long lasting. It's a pretty cool material to have rap around your tablet gadget and the thick band of Velcro will keep it in place allowing it to hold a range of different tablet devices like iPads & t'others.

The Hybrid plate gift by CTRLZAK for Seletti

The Hybrid plate gift by CTRLZAK for Seletti See Gift

Sun, 21st October 2012

CtrlZak have spliced the living bone china'ness out of two juxtaposing Western and Eastern designs that reflect the historical production of Chinese and European Bone China. The plates are made in Tangshan, the renowned 'capital of Bone China' and refined by hand. They've definately earned the hybrid name and would bring more to the table than just something to eat off.

Magic feathers fridge magnet gifts by Young & Battaglia

Magic feathers fridge magnet gifts by Young & Battaglia See Gift

Sat, 20th October 2012

These magnetic feathers are a great way to attach your notes to your fridge in style. They're sold in sets of 5 and are available in all white, or a mixture of woodland feathers that include a pheasant, guinea fowl and a black goose feather. If you don't have a fridge door then you can use the self adhesive metal discs supplied.

The woodpecker wall gift by Helen T. Miller

The woodpecker wall gift by Helen T. Miller See Gift

Fri, 19th October 2012

Hanging stuff is not particularly sexy but there are some cool gifts that make the mediocre action interesting enough to want to part with some of your hard earned cash. This wall mounted wooden base hanger with five movable nickel bird hooks certainly fits the bill of unique and worth chirpsing at. Your scarf, jacket, hat and all other hangables will be pleased.

Petrified wood bookend gifts

Petrified wood bookend gifts See Gift

Thu, 18th October 2012

Petrified wood? Come again, what happened to it? It can't be all that bad and it certainly looks better for a bit of teeth chitter-chatter, jaw swirling, eye popping frightification. The great thing about this gift is that no two are alike so it fits that unique gift category quite nicely.

The Schizo vase gift by OOOMS

The Schizo vase gift by OOOMS See Gift

Wed, 17th October 2012

Now this is an interesting gift that has a little more bite to it than meets the eye. If you look closely you'll notice that there are 2 vase shapes in one. The outside shape of this vase is based on a Greek Amphira vase and the inner shape inspired by a brass Indian flower vase.

According to OOOMS the word 'schizophrenia is derived from the Greek words for to split (schidzein) and mind (phren). This splitting is related to fragmenting of the thought processes.' This is the source of the inspiration to create this ribbed vase with 2 different shapes. It's made out of expanded polystyrene (EPS) with a durable and waterproof finish.

Spread Heads Count Ketchup vampire condiment gift

Spread Heads Count Ketchup vampire condiment gift See Gift

Tue, 16th October 2012

For an extra bit of bite this Halloween bring in Count Ketchup to spread some ghoulish love all over your edibles. All you have to do is replace your ketchup top for Count ketchup, squeeze and watch the red sauce drip from his fangs.

The short story cheeseboard gift

The short story cheeseboard gift See Gift

Mon, 15th October 2012

Every cheese tells a story, so why not Shakespearean it to your audience while you slither a chunk from its mémoire. It's handmade from teak wood tome and it awaits your culinary diction.

The optical pint glass gift by Arnout Visser

The optical pint glass gift by Arnout Visser See Gift

Sun, 14th October 2012

Optical illusions are fascinating and so we're glad that someone has finally taken this age old tradition and brought it to the humble pint glass. Having a beer (or lemonade) is all dandy but having a tasty beverage in one of these concave & convexed lensed glasses puts your amber nectar into new perspective. They come in a set of 4 so that you can truly share the fun. Drink sensibly.

French kettle gift

French kettle gift See Gift

Sat, 13th October 2012

These large aluminium kettles with wooden handles are authentic kitchen clobber for the rustics amongst us. It screams farmhouse and would make a great addition to anyone's kitchen.

Halloween pumpkin sky lantern gifts

Halloween pumpkin sky lantern gifts See Gift

Fri, 12th October 2012

Halloween be'a coming and why not send a flaming pumpkin lantern into the sky to celebrate ye festival. It'll fly for up to 20 minutes and can reach a height of over a mile in the sky, so folks from all over can witness your pumpking light show.

The bio-degradable lanterns are made from flame-retardant paper, and are a great alternative to fireworks, to light up the night sky. Each pack contains 4 x Eco Pumpkin Lanterns (100% Wire Free) with a unique pre-attached non drip, non hazardous easy to light fuel cell.

The Rootwood iPhone docking station gift

The Rootwood iPhone docking station gift See Gift

Thu, 11th October 2012

If you want to add a touch of nature to your lecky guzzling iPhone then go for wood. In particular, this clear finished rootwood iPhone dock that plugs into your computer or wall adapter. It comes with a 6 foot USB Sync cable for those hard to reach outlets and it's compatible with your iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, iPod Classic & Touch 2nd-5th Gen. We think its a great statement piece to mirror your favourite gadget in your study, home or office that's a tad bit softer around the edges.

The Cassette tape door wedge gift by Square Pear Furniture

The Cassette tape door wedge gift by Square Pear Furniture See Gift

Wed, 10th October 2012

If you want a doorstop and are bang on nostalgia then you'll probably want to get this cassette tape door wedge. It's made from oak and it can be personalised with up to eleven letters making it a pretty cool and unique gift reminiscent of the marked mix tapes of the bygone boom box era.

Anamorphosis salt shaker gift by Sofie & Luc

Anamorphosis salt shaker gift by Sofie & Luc See Gift

Tue, 9th October 2012

Here's a clever gift that should see a jaw or two drop with awe when they season their meat and teo veg. The distorted drawing of the bird on the porcelain platter become a perfectly reflected bird on the salt shaker.

The Pinocchio tape measure gift

The Pinocchio tape measure gift See Gift

Mon, 8th October 2012

It's all about Pinocchio and his 60inch long measuring tape nose that retracts when you press his ear. It's a funny, clever and fun gift.

Horse head mask gift

Horse head mask gift See Gift

Sun, 7th October 2012

It's all about the horses head for Halloween and you couldn't say it louder than with a actual horse head on your bonce. Not a real one because that would be messy but a latex mask with realistic fur mane with a see through the nose holes and mouth.

Mungo the bull terrier lamp gift

Mungo the bull terrier lamp gift See Gift

Sat, 6th October 2012

Mungo is just gorgeous and full of enlightenment for the dog lovers amongst us. It's made from glazed earthware and finished in England, UK. The frilly little shade is handmade from the finest taffeta. The maximum wattage that Mungo can handle is 40W so he'll be well chuffed with a low energy light bulb.

Big Up Katey Lindsey for submitting this gift.

The stack the bones game gift

The stack the bones game gift See Gift

Fri, 5th October 2012

Halloween is approaching our wickedly ghoulish compadres. It's soon going to be that time of the year when dressing up is acceptable for adults and fake blood is encouraged. To kick start off our gift run up to the festivities we shall begin with this skull and bones jenga'esque game for the steady handed of us. Be ever so careful!

Black spiked stud hand carved resin ring gift

Black spiked stud hand carved resin ring gift See Gift

Thu, 4th October 2012

This is a bit of a whopper of a statement ring. It's been molded and cast by hand, which means that no two will be exactly alike. It's quirky properties and sparkle come from the fact that it's made from industrial strength urethane resin, which makes it stand apart from other conventional jewellery.

The sitting ducks clothes peg gift

The sitting ducks clothes peg gift See Gift

Wed, 3rd October 2012

These duck clothes pegs are very cute and the perfect gift to hang up your mis-fit socks, whatnots and other fashiony laundry garments. You could take it a step further and hang up your photos or seal up your crisp, coffee or black eyed peas. It's shaped like a shooting game target duck on one side with a caput duck (with cross-eye) on the other side. They're bright and playful.

The Bowlboard chopping board gift by Kain Lucas

The Bowlboard chopping board gift by Kain Lucas See Gift

Tue, 2nd October 2012

Food lovers and cooks are most likely going to love this chopping board for its natural and clean looking carbonized bamboo slicing area and food grade melamine bowls for all your sliced goodiness ready for the pan or wok. Aspiring chefs should get a culinary kick out of using it and showing it off to all their buddies.

The Cactus toothpick dispenser gift by Essey

The Cactus toothpick dispenser gift by Essey See Gift

Mon, 1st October 2012

Essey are an innovative brand that specialise in taking the ordinary and adding in a touch of wonderment and happy quirkiness, they call it 'Symbolic Functionalism.' Take this cactus toothpick dispenser for instance, cacti are prickly, so are toothpicks, so it makes sense to draw them together, but not everyone would bring those elements together in a sleek design with elegant functionality.

Press the top and it will silently rise to reveal hygienic dental toothpicks rather than prickly gum busting thorns. Press the top back down and the form resumes it's clean top to toe cut-lining. If your grub doesn't get people talking around the dinner table then this gift probably will.

Knitted floor cushion gifts by Ferm Living

Knitted floor cushion gifts by Ferm Living See Gift

Sun, 30th September 2012

Big knitting is all the rage and they're now all the rage for your bottom, elbow or face plant. These comfy floor cushions and cylinders are filled with little styrofoam balls, so that they don't loose their shape.

The BevBuckle beer belt buckle gift

The BevBuckle beer belt buckle gift See Gift

Sat, 29th September 2012

If you love beer and like to flail your hands about while gestating how big the fish was that you caught then you're going to need to holster that brewsky. You could put it on the table, to a friend, or balance it on your beer belly (if you have one) or you could simply bust out the face plate of your belt buckle and holster that bad boy while theatrics ensue.

The Bev Buckle is made out of solid Zinc Alloy, and a spring loaded copper ring springs up to hold your beer when when you fold down the face plate. It's all about handsfree banter. It's proudly made in the USA and will fit to a belt with a 1.5inch belt bracket.

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The Monkey Pot plant climber by Adam Cornish

The Monkey Pot plant climber by Adam Cornish See Gift

Fri, 28th September 2012

It's not easy to reinvent the humble hanging basket but Australian designer Adam Cornish has done a sterling job at making wicker look a tad bit drab compared to these linking flower Monkey pots made from 100% recyclable polyethylene.
 
They're playful and compact, perfect for anyone with green fingers and limited space, they'd look great in any apartment as a single unit or string of them. The pots aren't all visual appeal, they're double-walled and have a self-watering wick that ensures your plants receive the ideal amount of water. They can hold 35kg, so don't try to Tarzan yourself across the terrace because you will end up pretzelled.

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The Rednek wine glass by Okie Morris

The Rednek wine glass by Okie Morris See Gift

Thu, 27th September 2012

It's amazing what you can achieve with a Ball Mason jar glued on top of a Libbey candlestick holder, a £5 Million in sales achievement in less than a year. So, in light of this amazing feat by Okie Morris & Carson Home Accents, a 41 year old, family owned company based in Freeport, we say kudos to you, rustic-culture is back. Yeha!

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LifeStraw Personal water filter gift

LifeStraw Personal water filter gift See Gift

Wed, 26th September 2012

If you like camping and running around the great outdoors then you're going to get thirsty. If you catch yourself out of luck of a wild Seven Eleven then you may need something that's small enough to sling around your kneck to dangle in a stream to quench your thirst without worrying about what may follow a few hours later.

The LifeStraw Personal doesn't require any electrical power or spare parts and measures 25cm long and 29mm in diameter and it's more than a recreational portable water purifier. It's part of a bigger plan to bring clean water to people all over the world especially to the folk who can't reach clean & safe water with the turn of a tap. It's specifically designed for the prevention of common diarrhoeal disease and it has a lot going for it to help people from all walks of life. If you fancy donating Lifestraws to give the gift of clean water to help save lives please do visit the Lifestraw website.

The Swoop playmat and tidy bag gift

The Swoop playmat and tidy bag gift See Gift

Tue, 25th September 2012

If you've got children then you'll have toys. If you have toys, then you'll be used to a mess. If you're used to a mess then you'll know how much of a pain it is to clear up the toys from the floor, roof, toilet, stairs, you name it, its been claimed by a little critter.

If you relate to any of the above then Swoop may be the answer to your clean up operation that's easy to contain, carry and hang all your children's toys in one full swoop. The good thing about Swoop is that it's also a great play mat to keep everything in one place.

It's made of 100% sturdy cotton canvas, it's durable, and has black nylon cording. It's machine washable (cold), you can tumble dry it and it measures in at a 44″ diameter.

Swing with plants gift by Marcel Wanders

Swing with plants gift by Marcel Wanders See Gift

Mon, 24th September 2012

The swing with plants gifts is all about swinging with mother nature. All you have to do it fill the swing with soil, seeds and water. Give it some tlc and rays of sunshine and you'll be whistling with the vines around you while the birds chirp to your merry tune. It could make a nice thing to have in your home as well as your garden.

The UP coffee table gift by Christopher Duffy

The UP coffee table gift by Christopher Duffy See Gift

Sun, 23rd September 2012

If you're a fan of illusion and don't mind splurging out some wonga on a handmade gift that'll make your eyes pop (no pun intended) then you'll need to splash out on something like this. The UP coffee table plays out beautifully as a piece of art as well as functional table. Only 20 of these tables have been made so when they're gone, they be gone. It's made from toughened glass, metal resin composite and toughened steel rods to keep it all afloat.

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Lazy spoon gift by Jonathons

Lazy spoon gift by Jonathons See Gift

Sat, 22nd September 2012

It's either the counter, your hand or in the pot, which angle of dangle do you prefer when resting your spoon during cooking? If you want to join the growing trend of people lounging their spoon on the side of the pot, of which trounces all of the previous options because it means you don't get sauce everywhere, then, you need to get your lazy spoon out. It's been beautifully crafted from Wild Cherry Wood in the USA and measures in at 12inches long. You can also choose your spoon for a left or right handed person, now that's a unique gift for you.

The Lingering Turtle teapot gift by Putu Oka Mahendra

The Lingering Turtle teapot gift by Putu Oka Mahendra See Gift

Fri, 21st September 2012

Teapots can be a bit dull and boring but this hand crafted green gem inspired by the rainforest and a turtle is fired for 8 hours, resulting in a hard, glossy finish that'll make any tea time pouring session that tad bit more exciting. It really does make an enchanting gift.

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Nom nom scarf gifts by Twinkie Chan

Nom nom scarf gifts by Twinkie Chan See Gift

Thu, 20th September 2012

If you want to tuck into some knitwear and look fashionably superior in the process then you need to throw some food around your kneck. Bacon & eggs, sushi, it's all so this season, forget pink or fuchsia or whatever cherry blossom colour is supposed to be the new black it's all about chunky knitwear grub.

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Seed money coin gifts to plant by Leafcutter Designs

Seed money coin gifts to plant by Leafcutter Designs See Gift

Wed, 19th September 2012

It looks like the real thing but plant your seed money in the ground and watch it sprout into flowers and delicious vegetables. It's legal tender for the eyes, nose and stomach. The first run of coins will include hand-illustrated pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, of which will be letterpress printed in Nebraska on thick custom papers embedded with seeds. The coins are available in rolls for sharing and spreading your horticultural wealth, so be generous with your giving!

Karoto the vegetable sharpener & peeler gift

Karoto the vegetable sharpener & peeler gift See Gift

Tue, 18th September 2012

The art of vegetable sharpening has just got a whole lot more exciting. If you like your food or like to cook then you're going to enjoy peeling, sharpening & curling your carrots, zucchini, cucumbers and other similar shaped vegetables into fancy ribbons to decorate and add flair to your salads and dishes.

The Alfred tripod floor lamp gift

The Alfred tripod floor lamp gift See Gift

Mon, 17th September 2012

Oh, the joys of the golden era that was Hollywood, the bright lights, silky gowns and pearly whites sparkling beyond the iconic typographic haloed font on Mount Lee. You can now share some of that twinkle in your home with this sleek beautifully finished, smooth stainless steel with contrasting natural wooden legs light. The legs also come in black and white and it's fully adjustable in height and light intensity to match your mood with a simple tweak of the adjustable grate.

The upcycled Model bone china cake plate gift by Melody Rose

The upcycled Model bone china cake plate gift by Melody Rose See Gift

Sun, 16th September 2012

Melody Rose are a quirky creative lot that specialise in putting the 'sur' in real. Take this vintage bone china plate for instance, where doth one's eyes looketh? It's certainly worth a good look at, whether or not you'd actually serve food from it, is another question entirely.

The Polka dots coin case French macaron purse keychain gift

The Polka dots coin case French macaron purse keychain gift See Gift

Sat, 15th September 2012

Bubabuba has created this cute and fun mustard yellow polka dots cotton fabric and a metal zipper macaron case for your coinage and we think it's a keeper for the young-uns. It's completely hand made and has enough space to slot in some small jewelleries and folded money. If you fancy taking it about town then you can dangle it on your keychain or hang it up as an ornament of bumble bee'ness.

The doodle tablecloth gift

The doodle tablecloth gift See Gift

Fri, 14th September 2012

It's time to get creative folks and scribble your thoughts and ideas on the table before you tuck into your bangers and mash. This tablecloth comes with its own wash-out pens that gives you carte blanche to decorate the table with Birthday, Christmas and any other message wishes to make eating that extra bit special. 


It's a pretty cool gift to get your kids brainstorming their homework on before dinner and the pen colour washes out at 40°C so you can start all over again as many times as you like. It's 100% pre-shrunk cotton drill in graph paper print.

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The Pacman crochet tablemat gift by Seletti

The Pacman crochet tablemat gift by Seletti See Gift

Thu, 13th September 2012

If you're into your old school gaming and a spot of knitwear then you're going to love this Pacman crochet tablemat. Grandma won't know what landed on her table.

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The spectacle magnifying glass gift

The spectacle magnifying glass gift See Gift

Wed, 12th September 2012

It's about time the humble magnifying glass got the fashionable once over and what better way to do it than with the iconic look of the traditional horn-rimmed glasses. A vertical stem at the temple allows for easy holding and it's available in left and right handed versions. It will give you +2.50 magnification.

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The Ashantu stationary wrap gift by Abuyoyo

The Ashantu stationary wrap gift by Abuyoyo See Gift

Tue, 11th September 2012

If you've got the filling then Abuyoyo has the fine cotton fabric flat-bread with elastic webbing for you to wrap all your stationary into. It's all rather tasty stuff.

The bacon soap gift

The bacon soap gift See Gift

Mon, 10th September 2012

Bacon is a beautiful thing, it's wondrous on toast, in a bap, on a hot dog or burger and it'll now look gorgeous and smell amazingly edible all over your body. It's a forever long feast up of bacon'ess all day long, just be careful of people trying to lick your arm while you file paperwork.

Spinney wind up toy by Chico Bicalho

Spinney wind up toy by Chico Bicalho See Gift

Sun, 9th September 2012

You've got to love this toy, it's all the best bits of yesteryear rebooted for the 21st Century. It's obviously a wind up toy that'll rocket(ish) along the floor with a few turns of the key. It'll give kids hours of non pixel watching fun and that's a good thing in today's digital world.

The galactic solar system space ball candy lollipop gifts

The galactic solar system space ball candy lollipop gifts See Gift

Sat, 8th September 2012

Yummy galactic lollies! They simply look awesome don't they, pack out your mouth and lick a worldful of wonderness. If yiur irder a pack youll get the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Neprune, Pluto and I wonder who you'll give Uranus too.

The backs of these lollipops are black flecked with silver edible glitter that simulate stars and are individually wrapped and sealed. Pops are poured onto 4.5" white paper sticks that stand a meteoric 4" inches high in all, give or take.

The Lil moustache baby pacifier gift by Fred and Friends

The Lil moustache baby pacifier gift by Fred and Friends See Gift

Fri, 7th September 2012

This has got to raise a smile or two or we suspect you may not be a humanoid. Fred and Friends have lifted the lid on their hat of tricks to bring a smile on the face of all those that feast their eyes on a toddler suckling on this moustache gift. The tash has cross overed to the little'uns my friends, let them wear it proud. It's silicone BPA free for babies of 0-6 months.

The Camelbak All Clear UV purifying water bottle gift

The Camelbak All Clear UV purifying water bottle gift See Gift

Thu, 6th September 2012

If you're into your trekking, camping or travelling then you're going to want to take this water bottle with you because it's a game changer when you're out in the wilderness, new country or backyard that you're not 100% convinced that the water coming out of the tap is the kosher.

It'll purify water by neutralising microbiological contaminants to EPA standards in 60secs flat thanks to it's proven UV technology. All you have to do is fill it from any tap, stream or spigot, replace the UV cap and power on, agitate for 60secs and chug it down.

The 100% Grade A cheese board gift designed by Bjarke Ballisager

The 100% Grade A cheese board gift designed by Bjarke Ballisager See Gift

Wed, 5th September 2012

As far as cheese boards go you can't go wrong with a non-porous cheese board that won't harbor bacteria or odors that looks like a big slice of Swiss cheese to cut your cheese ontop. The board is made up from a unique composite of acrylic resin and powdered bauxite, a mineral similar to marble. In essence it looks like marble and has kept some of the qualities, like, you can put it in the fridge and chill ahead of the grande slicing. Bjarke was also smart enough to drill a hole all the way through so that you can easily hang it.

The surface has just enough give so that it won'’t harm your fine knife blade, and you can scrubb off any scratches with a nylon scrubby sponge. If you want to go the full hog and make it look spanking brand new, then you can lightly sand it down with fine sandpaper. The boards are made by a small, local CNC milling workshop in Brooklyn called Plant.

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The GoPano 360 degree iPhone panaromic video recording gift

The GoPano 360 degree iPhone panaromic video recording gift See Gift

Tue, 4th September 2012

The GoPano micro is a nifty lens that takes 360° panoramic videos with your iPhone. All you have to do is snap the lens to your iPhone 4 or 4S and tap record and your making 360° video recording history that your friends can control themselves while watching your video live.

All of this control is made possible because the GoPano micro uses a specially curved mirror which gathers light from all directions and funnels it into the iPhones camera. The free GoPano app then transforms this image into an interactive scrollable scene that the viewer can pan from left to right while watching the video. It's pretty cool to watch.

It's especially cool when watching a music video because you can see what's happening behind the camera as well as the front and sides. It's as if you've become the director, controlling the viewing angle and shot, truly awesome.

The ammo belt for kids by Jordan Dene

The ammo belt for kids by Jordan Dene See Gift

Mon, 3rd September 2012

It's about time our little ones ammo'd up with creative power. There's nothing better than reaching back & drawing out a crayon to bring the world into colour. These bandoliers are a fun gift for kids to organise and protect all their favourite crayons within arms reach. The belt comes with a set of 24 crayons and is 38 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. It's made with pre-shrunk fabric and can be washed (without crayons) in cold or warm water and tumble dried at a low temperature.

The Brit POP ST retro handset designed by David Turpin

The Brit POP ST retro handset designed by David Turpin See Gift

Sun, 2nd September 2012

To celebrate the amazing folks (have you seen the competitors in the swimming, a-mazing) at the London Paralympics I bring you one of the coolest retro handsets on the market emblazed with the union jack, inspired by the 50s Bakerlite phone. It's built with a high quality speaker and microphone for crisp sound and clarity, and it'll fit all mobile phones, tablets and computers (adapter may be required). It'll work with your precious iPhone, iPad and Android.

The Milktape gift

The Milktape gift See Gift

Sat, 1st September 2012

There's no better school than the old school, especially when it comes to those days when us oldies used to let our emotions speak through mix tapes we made for the girl or boy next door, our best friend, Mum, Dad, Sis, Bro, cat, you name it the mix tape could make it all so much more meaningful.


If you still long for those days to come back then you're in luck because the mix tape has gone digital. You can download 128 MB (roughly 15) songs from your Mac or PC straight to the Milktape for that someone special. It also comes with a case that you can scribble all the songs titles and your heartful words and doodles on. It's certainly good to see the digital age not completely squash the retro age but bring it back with style.

TidyTilt iPhone earbud cord, stand and mount gift

TidyTilt iPhone earbud cord, stand and mount gift See Gift

Fri, 31st August 2012

This nifty little magnetic gadget iPhone cover will wrap your earbud cords neat and secure when they're not nestled in your ear and keep your iPhone upright for typing or watching videos in portrait or landscape.


This gift is a bit of a chameleon thanks to it's magnetic nature because you can stick it to any metallic surface like your fridge for when you need Jamie Oliver's wise words or hang it by the door on a metallic key holder so that you never leave home without it.

The washable keyboard K310 gift by Logitech

The washable keyboard K310 gift by Logitech See Gift

Thu, 30th August 2012

If you're prone to a bit if spillage while you're tip tapping on your Qwerty then you need a bib or this gift from Logitech. Once soiled you can dunk it in up to 30 cm (11 inches) of water to wash it and has rather cool convenient drainage holes at the back for speedy drying. It's also been laser printed with a UV coating so it can take a pounding and a wash making it one of the toughest on the market.

It's also a bit of a design looker and works right out the box with some plug and play simplicity. It has 12 hot keys that'll give you instant access to popular applications like the Internet, email, volume controls, and you can F key yourself up with some cool functionality like putting your PC to sleep by clicking F12.

Double Robotics wheels for iPad gift

Double Robotics wheels for iPad gift See Gift

Wed, 29th August 2012

Double is exceptionally cool, it brings together all the things that we, as big kids, and little ones want to be able to control from another continent. It would make the ultimate lazy boy aid for when you need to nag someone into submission for a drink from the fridge because you're too lazy to get up and get it yourself. Why bother the walk when you can just launch Doubles app and through wi-fi control it via the intuitive touchscreen display to your desired destination and tell someone in the kitchen that your heighness would pray bestow upon thee a tasty beverage.

Double Robotics do have grander aims for their gadget other than beer fetching and it certainly will live up to its expectations because its probably the best way to be somewhere without having to be there. Not only do you have full driving control of the double but you can also control the height and it will automatically deploy retractable kickstands to conserve power when you are not moving around. Its efficienct motors and lightweight design will give you a full days use of Double without having to recharge the battery. It's just become super easy for us to connect with each other all over the works without the flight ticket, businesses are going to love this gift.

The iPhone Curve BT iDock gift designed by David Turpin

The iPhone Curve BT iDock gift designed by David Turpin See Gift

Tue, 28th August 2012

If you're not a fan of blasting microwaves directly through your skull then you should go Bluetooth and nothing comes snazzier than a Native Union handset and base. It's got all the elements of a stylish looking desk phone without the phone because it's built for your iPhone to dock, hence why the name iDock.

You can charge your iPhone and sync it iTunes while docked into the iDock and it'll simultaneously Bluetooth 2 devices at the same time. It's got volume control on the handset, and it will wirelessly work with an iPhone, iPad and Android. It's ideal for Skype, Google Talk and VoIP computer telephony.

The LEGO drinking bottle gift

The LEGO drinking bottle gift See Gift

Mon, 27th August 2012

LEGO fans are going to love this gift, it's all about the classic mini figure head of a LEGO dude that acts as the drinking bottle’s top, what a nut. The bottle can hold 400ml of beverage, is dishwasher safe with no phthalates or bisphenol added in production.

The log stump cooler gift

The log stump cooler gift See Gift

Sun, 26th August 2012

If you want to keep your beverages inconspicuously cool then you'll need a gift like this that barks the look of a log stump hollowed out for ice and your sweet amber nectar. It's got a shoulder strap and measures in at 11 inches in diameter and 18.75 inches high. Drink sensibly folks.

The anti-gravity Levitron EZ float gift

The anti-gravity Levitron EZ float gift See Gift

Sat, 25th August 2012

Magnetic consumer technology has come a long way, we haven't quite reached the dizzy heights of Marty McFly and his hoverboard, but we can at least now levitate objects like a toy car, plane, apple, medals and any other light weight collectible. The Levitron(R) Revolution features EZ float technology that magically floats a magnetic hover disc to place (up to) 13 ounces of an object in mid-air, while white accent LEDs spotlight your models, jewellery, memorabilia and other display pieces.

Once aloft you can slowly rotate your collectibles for maximum affect and it can sense weight distibution and compensate (by making a 1,000 corrections per second) with apposing or decreasing magnetic force so that it always stays a consistent distance from the magnetic base plate. You can check it out by adding an empty cup to the hover disc and pouring water into it.

Funky light bulb gifts by Mimime

Funky light bulb gifts by Mimime See Gift

Fri, 24th August 2012

If you're looking to add a dollop of joie de vivre to your home or work then there's no better way to say than with light, not any ole light mind you. Light with sparkle and style, not your common garden filament light bulb, a filament bulb like this one by London based Mimime. It's vintage scratchy filaments sparkle with appeal, making a statement of any space as a single unit or clumped together, just don't go hiding it under a lamp shade.

The golf ball personaliser gift

The golf ball personaliser gift See Gift

Thu, 23rd August 2012

If tou want to brand your balls, goof balls, that is, so that nobody else can lau telhere hands on them then you're goong to need this nifty stainless-steel 3 intital imprinting tool. All you'll have to do is to select your chisen leyyers from the 26 provided, set it in the nut cracker of a device and squeeze. You'll get ink strips, clear lacquer and full instructions to get you tee'd off.

The Nomiku immersion circulator for sous vide cooking

The Nomiku immersion circulator for sous vide cooking See Gift

Wed, 22nd August 2012

If you're into cooking then you'll most likely know about sous vide cooking, it's the staple cooking process of that Phat Duck fella Heston Blumenthal. In short, it's dunking food into a water bath that cooks food with ultimate temperature control (temp. accuracy: 0.2° C) that'll cook you that perfect steak and vegetables. The only thing about the chefs water bath is that its expensive and bulky and if you want to get in on the action then you can now with this gift. The Nomiku is a compact and powerful immersion circulator for home cooks.

Plonk your desired ingredients into a bag, give it an airtight seal, and then rest it in a pot with the Nomiku clamped to the side. Set the temperature et voila, nom, nom, nom perfection. Your food will come out tender and moist, and unlike anything you've put into your mouth.

The supermarine anorak gift by Outlier

The supermarine anorak gift by Outlier See Gift

Tue, 21st August 2012

This jacket has quite a bit going for it, beyond the shape, cut and all that wonderful fashionista shenanigans it's made of some super weave cotton that was originally created in Britain to keep pilots alive if they took a dip into the North Sea in World War II. The fabric was all but forgotten apart from a few Air Force personel and Arctic explorers. The reason why it's worth banging on about is because it's a light weight fabric made from 100% cotton that's breathable, water resistant & wind proof without making you feel clammy/sweaty. How is this possible we hear you chime, well it's all down to the fabric weave, that swells up when it gets wet closing off seepage.

The other rather dapper thing about this gift is the fact that the front piece is fully removable with a good tug because it's held in place with magnets. It has 4Season side body panels for freedom of movement and YKK two way side vent zippers. It's got a modified pivot sleeve construction, excella partial front zipper, front kangaroo pocket, back zippered carry pocket, elastic cuffs, fully finished with Supplex binding. It's available in Tan and NavyGray and made in New York City.

The I like your kitchen oven glove gift by Enrique Luis Sardi

The I like your kitchen oven glove gift by Enrique Luis Sardi See Gift

Mon, 20th August 2012

If you're a lover of the stove then you're going to need protection and what better way to save your coq au vin from culinary disaster than by reaching in and pulling it out before it burns with this oven mitt designed to look like that favourite social network of so many. If you like it, buy it, Facebook enthusiasts.

The rainbow in my room gift by Uncle Milton's

The rainbow in my room gift by Uncle Milton's See Gift

Sun, 19th August 2012

Kids are going to love this gift because it brings all the magic of a rainbow into their room. There may not be a pot of gold at the end of it but they can at least see it on their walls and ceiling as they dose off to sleep. It'll turn on at a push of a button and auto shut off. You'll need to buy 4 AAA batteries or an AC adaptor to make the magic happen.

The zipmark bookmark gift by Peleg design

The zipmark bookmark gift by Peleg design See Gift

Sat, 18th August 2012

This is a clever little bookmark disguised as a zipper by Shahar Peleg. All you have to do is slot the bookmark fin into your saved spot, shut it and it'll look like literary apparel. It's available in red, blue and green.

The ceramic cupcake soap dispenser gift

The ceramic cupcake soap dispenser gift See Gift

Fri, 17th August 2012

We don't know about you but we're big fans of the cupcake. If you feel the same way as us then you can now wash your hands by squeezing out some soapy goodness from this cupcake dispenser gift and you'll have sweet smelling hands. All puns intended.

The sheep measuring cup set gift

The sheep measuring cup set gift See Gift

Thu, 16th August 2012

If you want something a little quirky for the kitchen then you can't go far wrong with this set of 4 sheep nesting dry measuring cups. It includes a 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup size cup, it's ceramic and hand wash only.

The Jagermeister hangover lamp gift

The Jagermeister hangover lamp gift See Gift

Wed, 15th August 2012

Hands up if you love the Jägermeister, we're spluttering at the thought of knocking a shot of it back, it's a drink definitely made for the hardcore. If you're into the tipple and want to show it off to your chums then shine a light on it with this quirky Jägermeister bottle desk lamp. It's got a stainless steel adjustable arm and high-gloss black base to give it that extra design punch. Plug it in, don't drink it!

The Crinkle bag vase gift by Makoto Komatsu

The Crinkle bag vase gift by Makoto Komatsu See Gift

Tue, 14th August 2012

It seems that the paper bag is making it's way back in many unique & distinct forms like this porcelain crinkle bag vase. It's matte finish (hand wash only) lends itself to the idea of something that shuoldn't hold water but alas, it does! Go figure, it's design is uniquely casual.

The iPad Hoverbar flexible arm gift by Twelve South

The iPad Hoverbar flexible arm gift by Twelve South See Gift

Mon, 13th August 2012

Twelve South have created this gift for the hardcore fans that like to be splattered with multiple screens around their Mac. The flexible arm has a heavy duty silicon lined clamp clip on one side and a harness on the other to fix your iPad into. It's a great way to work on something on your main computer or laptop and keep one eye on something entertaining on your iPad.

The pedestrian street sign side table gift by Tim Delger

The pedestrian street sign side table gift by Tim Delger See Gift

Sun, 12th August 2012

Tim Delger was raised in Texas and is the son of an engineer and an artist, which is quite fitting when you look at his sculptural pieces of furniture created from street signs. Tim learned to weld at the age of 12 and has honed his skill to this day and has bestowed upon us a rather cool collection of unique works of art. This pedestrian table is 30" long, 15" wide by 16" high and he signs & dates each piece for that touch of real authenticity.

Bespoke scarf gifts by Hayden Harnett

Bespoke scarf gifts by Hayden Harnett See Gift

Sat, 11th August 2012

Hayden Harnett have created a rather cool online tool that will allow you to create a customised silk scarf from your photos, images or artwork. All you have to do is visit their website, upload your image, select your fabric, pick your scarf size, choose the image area, select the desired quantity, and booom, as if by magic little pixies will produce your scarf, carefully check it for quality, and deliver it in three weeks.

You can use your images from your smartphone too and are available in four popular sizes: 20"x20", 30"x30", 30"x40", or 40"x40". It's available in silk chiffon for a sheer effect or luxurious sand-washed silk for an opaque effect, what ever you pick this gift is truly unique.

The stylish Moustache tie clip gift by Jennie & Eden

The stylish Moustache tie clip gift by Jennie & Eden See Gift

Fri, 10th August 2012

If you're into a posh tash then you can now show it on your tie and your face. If you're not keen on growing one for Movember then this gift is a great alternative to show your support for the cause. The clips measure 1.75 inches and are made from solid brass and coated in chrome steel or gunmetal. It's available in shiny silver, gunmetal, and limited edition matte gunmetal with 'hey good-lookin' engraved on the back.

The French stacking carafe with glasses gift by Kaptein Roodnat

The French stacking carafe with glasses gift by Kaptein Roodnat See Gift

Thu, 9th August 2012

If you're looking for something classy and glassy then this French carafe with classically shaped glasses are worth a gander because the elegent stacking design, shape and form beautifully interlock and play with one another. You can stack the glasses in the kneck of the carafe and wheel your way around the crowd with one hand free to push and prod your guests into their places.

The Flux foldable chair gift

The Flux foldable chair gift See Gift

Wed, 8th August 2012

If you find yourself stranded in need of a chair then you should kick yourself because you could have brought along your flux chair all flat packed in one hand. The chair looks like a big envelope and turns into a designer chair of which comes in many groovy colours.


We're big fans of anything that's as versatile as this that's made from one piece of material with no nuts and bolts needed, any ole fumbler can get a comfy seat no matter wherever you are in the world. 

The Lekue cubic ice cube tray gift

The Lekue cubic ice cube tray gift See Gift

Tue, 7th August 2012

Lékué have probably created the master ice cube to slip into your drink to keep it cool and interesting enough to chat about. You'll get perfectly cubic ice cube floaters that'll definately bobble in perfect symmetry while you sip your favourite tipple.

The Faraday Porteur electric bicycle gift

The Faraday Porteur electric bicycle gift See Gift

Mon, 6th August 2012

If you're looking to scamper around town in a casual and stylish manner without the restrictions of traffic and a good sweat off then you'll need this 250W electric powered bicycle underneath you. The Faraday Porteur will give you that edge when you're tired of peddling your way through your favourite streets and hills and it's got a great quick release front (customisable) front rack for you to carry your foraging efforts.

The bike is handcrafted and we're still trying to guess where the battery is. You can power it up in an hour from a regular socket and it'll see you through the night with it's powerful front & rear LED lights. 

The Coffee Joulies bean gift

The Coffee Joulies bean gift See Gift

Sun, 5th August 2012

These clever beans will cool your coffee to the right temperature faster and then keep it there longer so that you don't rip the skin off your lips. The beans are made from 85% recycled stainless steel using hydro power from Niagara Falls.

The Moneywrap wallet gift by Daycraft

The Moneywrap wallet gift by Daycraft See Gift

Sat, 4th August 2012

The Moneywrap is probably one of the most compact & easiest ways to carry your cash & credit cards around with you. Its smooth surface means that it won't scratch up your smartphone and its one-flick elasticated band will get you to your cash and cards quickly and securely without having to fumble your bits and bobs all over the cashier.

It's made from geniune cow hide leather and folds up to a measly 62mm (wide) x 87 mm (high). This is one wallet that won't ruin the line of your jeans, trousers or suit, a true fashion forward bit of thinking from the guys from DayCraft.

The magnetic wall canvas tray gift by Eninal

The magnetic wall canvas tray gift by Eninal See Gift

Fri, 3rd August 2012

The 'Tray' has powerful Neojiumu magnets behind the clean white canvas that allows you to plonk magnetic objects to the front as if they're magically floating on the wall. Each wooden frame of the tray is handmade by the Japanese artist and numbered so that you know that you're getting a one-of piece. It comes with the hanging string and hook measuring in at 19"(wide) x 22"(high) x 1.4"(deep).

The little black corset jewellery storage gift

The little black corset jewellery storage gift See Gift

Thu, 2nd August 2012

Listen up gentlemen your ladies may well like you that even bit more if they find this gift swinging in their cupboard. It's designed by Sung Wook Park & Marcee Ruby and it'll store jewellery across 19 hook and loop tabs, and 28 clear pockets in a provocatively playful shape.

The Cuppa-Can insulated mug gift

The Cuppa-Can insulated mug gift See Gift

Wed, 1st August 2012

You can with a Cuppa-Can, hot, cold, fizzy, flat, sugary, caffeine and non-caffeiney, skinny, and everything in between, you got the liquid, the can-can hold it stylishly. It's got to be the cooler way to get your favourite beverage down you. It'll keep your hot drinks hot because it's made from double walled porcelain and it'll also keep your cool drinks cool. When you're mobile simply plug up the can with the silicone lid and it'll kee your beverage in the can rather than on your face.

The London 2012 Olympics yoyo gift

The London 2012 Olympics yoyo gift See Gift

Tue, 31st July 2012

Yo-yoing should most definately be an Olympic sport alongside hot dog eating. It's pretty impressive what you can do with a piece of string and spool, here's an interesting fact for you, yo-yoing was invented in ancient Greece. If you want to 'walk the dog' in true Olympic fashion then get your finger around this gifts string and put it to sleep.

The official London 2012 Olympics £5 gold coin gift

The official London 2012 Olympics £5 gold coin gift See Gift

Mon, 30th July 2012

If you want to own a piece of the London 2012 Olympics then you can't go too far wrong with this £5 22 carat gold proof coin by the Royal Mint. It's been designed by architecture student Saiman Miah of which was selected from an open competition for all UK art and design students.

There are only 5,000 in circulation and it comes presented within a specially designed case. The coins design features the London skyline and the River Thames within a central circle. It depicts iconic buildings like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Gherkin, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and the Tower of London, with London 2012 arching above. The outer ring of the design features pictograms representing various Olympic sports which are synonymous with the London 2012 Games.

The Monopoly Olympics game gift

The Monopoly Olympics game gift See Gift

Sun, 29th July 2012

If you hadn't already noticed the Olympic and Paralympic Games have rolled into east London and around our fair British Isles. One thing a lot of people won't really grasp is how run-down the area was before the games. It's truly amazing to see the turn around.

To celebrate the rather eyebrow raising opening (ceremony) of the games we give you this special eiditon Olympic Games Monopoly set that'll let you tour the games venues. You can own it all, get your luck pants on because it be time for sporting success. Remember, it's the taking part that counts,...

The Paddington Bear suitcase gift by Katie Thompson

The Paddington Bear suitcase gift by Katie Thompson See Gift

Sat, 28th July 2012

We're loving this vintage red suitcase upcycled by Katie Thompson. She's taken something we don't need anymore and turned it into this exceptionally cute chair. It has a reinforced internal structure to hold up bigger bums with whitewashed timber turned legs and Jane Churchill Paddington Bear fabric.

The Jetovator gift

The Jetovator gift See Gift

Fri, 27th July 2012

The Jetovator is a truly exciting watersporting piece of kit. It falls in line with other truly innovative water jets like the Jetlev except that this one gives you a more seated motorbike ride. It'll use your own personal water-craft (like a jet ski) to power you up into the sky.

You can climb up to heights of 30ft, dive down 10ft below the water, and speed above the surface at up to 25mph. All you need is a body of water, a packed lunch, your mates, and hours of fun.

The iStash iPhone gift

The iStash iPhone gift See Gift

Thu, 26th July 2012

Hello there gadget lovers, Apple fan boys and stow awayers, iStash is the perfect non-gadget hide away to put in your back pocket instead of your wallet. Slot in your business & credit cards, cash, keys and other whatnots.

The reclaimed wood chalkboard gift

The reclaimed wood chalkboard gift See Gift

Wed, 25th July 2012

If you like your furniture to have that drift wood'esque vintage appearance (a bit like the wooden desks we used to have at school minus the perfectly drawn willy's) then you'll most likely want to get your hands on this gift. It's a washable chalkboard with the 12 months & 31 days of our year printed (in French) on it and comes with 3 slots for holding chalk or other bits & bobs. It has 6 hooks at the bottom for you to hang your coats, scarves, wrestling masks on and it comes with rear brackets to get it perfectly aligned up on the wall.

A quick note for non US members, this gift can't be shipped to you, boo!

The pistol grip camera handle gift by Photography and Cinema

The pistol grip camera handle gift by Photography and Cinema See Gift

Tue, 24th July 2012

If you're dab handy with a camera and want more control with your other hand to point at things and sip at a cup of tea while the action happens before you, then you're going to either need a flexible tripod, suction mount, dolly or this pistol grip. You can now punch the lead actor in the face and direct their side kick into shot with your spare hand while filming it all in glorious HD with t'other.

The wide platform camera handle grip makes it super stable and easy to work with small cameras especially when it comes to shooting video. It uses a standard 1/4x20 threaded stud and a rubber platform to prevent slippage. It also comes with a threaded D-Ring which will allow the PNC handle to be attached to a carabiner, which in turn can be hooked onto keyrings, keychains, belt loops, etc.

If you fancy attaching a friction arm to add accessories like LED lights, microphones etc, then no stress, because P&C have added a small metal insert below the handle.

The bike chain bowl gift

The bike chain bowl gift See Gift

Mon, 23rd July 2012

If you're into bicycles then you'll most likely want a bike accessory somewhere in your home other than chained to the lamp post or in your hallway or garage. This bowl is made from a recycled bike chain and measures in at 10 inches diameter by 2 inches deep.

The upcycled denim jeans remote control storage pocket pillow gift

The upcycled denim jeans remote control storage pocket pillow gift See Gift

Sun, 22nd July 2012

These recycled denim jeans pillow is the solution couch surfers with a fashion conscious have been looking for. It's stylish, vintage'ish and ready to keep your toosh comfy and your remote within back reach.

The bum bag drinks cooler gift

The bum bag drinks cooler gift See Gift

Sat, 21st July 2012

You've seen it in the movies and you've seen it on the streets, you will now see it in your backyard and at parties. The brown paper bag has just got cooler in more ways than one and it's fast becoming the cooler of choice to keep your beverages chilled while you chitter-chatter-rap with your friends.

It's reusable, foil lined & looks like a real paper bag, but don't be fooled because it's made from water-resistant & tear-proof Tyvek. Just plop your chilled drink inside the bum bag and get your cruise on.

The Copco bag cap gift

The Copco bag cap gift See Gift

Fri, 20th July 2012

This is a pretty clever gift that will solve a problem in your kitchen. If you, like us like to buy in bulk (thanking you Costco) to save on the extra pennies then you'll know that once you've opened that bag then there's a good chance that you're not going to finish off what's inside of it before it goes nasty or the termites set in. The usual course of action would be to empty it all out into containers or jars of which have done the job pretty well except for when it comes to reading all that valuable info on the packet (like the use by date) that you've just thrown in the bin.

The Copco bag cap does away with all of that by allowing you to use the original packaging as the container by attaching their cap to the opened end. It's pretty easy to use, all you have to do is slide the packaging through an inner cap and loop over and then slide the outer cap ontop, eh viola, a perfect seal is formed to keep your cereals, nuts, candy, vegetables fresh. Pop the cap to pour out your goodies and clip it shut to store away.

The caps are dishwasher safe and will also go in your freezer. The bag cap comes in small, medium, wide and is available in vibrant red, orange and green.

The edible eyes gift by Suck UK

The edible eyes gift by Suck UK See Gift

Thu, 19th July 2012

If eyes are one of the top things you want to put in your mouth, then you're in luck because Suck UK have only gone and cooked up some that you can eat. Not only do they melt in your mouth but you can stick them to food to give them all sorts of expressions that'll leave you hungry for some more cannibalism.

We think it's a case of 'you looking at me,' and in this instance you really can give that banana 'what for.' Kids will probably go gaga over them and they might even encourage them to pack their own lunches in the morning and be enthusiastic about eating fruit & veg.

Crazy Aaron's quicksilver magnetic thinking putty gift

Crazy Aaron's quicksilver magnetic thinking putty gift See Gift

Wed, 18th July 2012

Now this thing is pretty cool. It's putty, it's magnetic and it has a mind of its own, we think it deserves an OMG! All you have to do is wave a magnet near it's silvery hide (not sure what part of a putty is its hide) and it'll come a-live. It's strong enough to defy gravity and packs enough power to lift tacks and paperclips on its own accord after charging it in a magnetic field.

If all this invisible 'let the force be with you-ness' is not enough to get your bottom lip quivering with shear excitement then shape it into a ball and bounce it. If you want to push yourself into overdrive then drop a magnet onto it and watch Quicksilver eat it right infront of your eyes. You are a wickedly clever fellow Aaron, big kids and little ones may well take a fancy to your gift.

The iconic Marshall fridge gift

The iconic Marshall fridge gift See Gift

Tue, 17th July 2012

Music lovers everywhere can now rejoice in turning their fridge up to 11 because 10 is just not enough for the rock God within. Louder, colder and just all over cooler, Jim would have been proud. The great man aka 'The Father of Loud' sadly isn't around anymore but his legacy can now live on well beyond the garage or stage and into our homes.

The Marshall fridge celebrates 50 years of the amp brand that has powered the sounds of legends all over our green planet. It features the iconic Marshall badge and Jim Marshall's signature, plus control knobs that (as I mentioned before) do actually go up to 11. Who would have thunk that all of this was made possible by a fella from Acton, West London, we salute you with a cold one Mr Marshall OBE, 29 July 1923 - 5 April 2012.

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The flat packed Dutch Design Chair, table and stool gift

The flat packed Dutch Design Chair, table and stool gift See Gift

Mon, 16th July 2012

Dutch design is famed for it's efficiency & elegence in simplicity, no more so than this high quality FSC-Certified corrugated cardboard that works hard at being a chair, stool or coffee table. It's not just for show either it's environmentally friendly and will support up to 200 kilos of weight (440 pounds). It's high quality wood print layer looks very realistic, weighs 896 grams / 32 oz and measure in at 30 x 30 x 34 cm.

The heart shaped bowl by Azeti

The heart shaped bowl by Azeti See Gift

Sun, 15th July 2012

If you're an old romantic and wear your heart on your sleeve then you should do the same with a bowl of yumshum food. They do say that food be the food of love and now you have the serving dish to show your better half how much they mean to you. If it's not for your wife or girlfriend then your Mum will be all over this aluminium and resin bowl gift that comes in 4 vibrant colours.

The app controlled LED light bulb by Insteon

The app controlled LED light bulb by Insteon See Gift

Sat, 14th July 2012

Apps are simply everywhere, they're slowly but surely helping us live our lives that tad bit better with fun, laughter, and now with light. If you need ambience and your legs can't be bothered to walk to the light switch and your finger is holstered to your hip then there's an app for that.

It's the first of its kind on the market, it's this dimmable energy-saving LED light, that'll glow as bright as a conventional 60W-100W incandescent bulb while only consuming 8W. Brain and brawn is a good combo and it's as easy as screwing in a light bulb to get you flicking your switch from all over the house wirelessley.

If you want to get busy and control your entire home from your smartphone (like an iPhone) with these light bulbs, motion & door sensors from Insteon then you can do that with their SmartLinc Hub. It'll work via their free iOS & Android Insteon app and you can even link multiple bulbs to a single controller and turn them all on or off at the same time. We're thinking house party, anyone seen Project X?

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The Primavera recycle bottle vase gift by Art Ori

The Primavera recycle bottle vase gift by Art Ori See Gift

Fri, 13th July 2012

If you're into recycling or just doing good by our fair planet then you can start by turning your unwanted water bottle into a beautiful vase by slotting it into this Primavera metal vase. It's pretty elegant to look at even with an Evian bottle stuck in it. It comes in white, black and red and it'll make a great addition to your table or shelf.

The Change the Record loudspeaker gift by Paul Cocksedge

The Change the Record loudspeaker gift by Paul Cocksedge See Gift

Thu, 12th July 2012

If you're into music, vinyl and recycling then you'll most likely want this gift by Paul Cocksedge. This loudspeakers conical shape has been specifically designed to amplify the sound from smartphones with in-built speakers, like an iPhone & iPod, without using electricity or wires. It's boomaliscious-retro-cleverness from all angles.

The Sleeper Sleave gift by Dan Luellen

The Sleeper Sleave gift by Dan Luellen See Gift

Wed, 11th July 2012

If you're a traveller, be it, by air, sea, space, road or rail then you've probably at some point nodded off only to wake up with a crooked kneck, face drool and an angry passenger beady eyeing you.

There are a few solutions out there like the travel pillow that curls around your kneck and there's this sleeping number that you can slot your arm into and drop your head onto. It's made from soft padded fleece and comes in an array of colours that'll satisfy the fashion conscious. It's better than waking up with the inprint of cheap seat on your face.

The iPhone Scuba Suit gift

The iPhone Scuba Suit gift See Gift

Tue, 10th July 2012

We tech freaks here at TT.HQ love a gadget accessory that make our gadgets go that little bit further than what they were originally intended to do. Take this iPhone scuba suit gift for instance, it'll let you take Apple's most loved product and dunk it in the ocean, pool, bath or sink and it'll come up pristine and clean still functioning to snap another day.

Yes folks, it's a 100% water-proof case that'll also keep your iPhone sand free if you like to have it with you while cooking yourself on the beach. Each iPhone scuba suit is factory tested to guarantee your beloved doesn't get a drop of wetness on it because it has a latch that you can shut to create a liquid airtight barrier that keeps your iPhone safe underwater.

The other cool thing about the scuba suit is that you can use the phone while wet because it has a touch-sensitive gel screen cover that makes it super easy to take that ever so important action shot or video of you fumbling around with dolphins. If you're a trekker, camping nut, kayaker, snow lover then you can now truly get in amongst the action without fear of your iPhone poopoo'ing itself.

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The HoodiePillow pillowcase gift

The HoodiePillow pillowcase gift See Gift

Mon, 9th July 2012

Is there no endless use for a hoodie? It's the versatile fashion statement for the comfy about town fella and gal. ASBO kids love rocking the hood and so does some of our tech happy CEO's, cough (Zuck). The HoodiePillow™ Pillowcase will cocoon you in your own warmth and dampen out verbalising folk around you.

At 20 inches x 32 inches, it'll fit most standard bed pillows & it's crafted from premium sweatshirt material. It's machine washable and comes with two drawstrings to adjust head size and level of hooded comfort. It's available in black, heather grey, ocean blue, fire red and pink.

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The choice cuts of potato tea towel gift by Sunday Drive Designs

The choice cuts of potato tea towel gift by Sunday Drive Designs See Gift

Sun, 8th July 2012

It's pretty hard to find a vegeterian a foody gift that'll bring a little chuckle to their chops. If you are, or know a potato muncher then this 100% cotton woven tea towel with blue side stripes may tickle them senseless in the culinary department. It is ofcourse a spoof of the butchers cut diagram and it measures in at 18x28 inches.

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The red ceramic poppy serving bowl gift by Whitney Smith Pottery

The red ceramic poppy serving bowl gift by Whitney Smith Pottery See Gift

Sat, 7th July 2012

We recently featured the five nestling lotus flower bowl gift by Whitney Smith Pottery and while we were there we spotted this delicate looking number. This ceramic poppy serving bowl emulates the shape of a poppy seed pod and it's been beautifully crafted, but don't let its dainty lines fool you because it's solid and sturdy.

It's big enough to be a serving bowl or a decorative centre piece in your home and it's glazed with a Poppy red colour. It measures 10 inches wide and it's food safe.

The Frideezoo refrigerator pet gift

The Frideezoo refrigerator pet gift See Gift

Fri, 6th July 2012

If you, like us, like to open the fridge and stare at a pack of eggs, off-milk and half an eaten Mars bar pondering how to mix it all work together into a culinary dream, then,... speed it up, because you're letting all the cold air out and it costs money to cool up your fridge again.

So with all fair do-ness, it's time to take the next step and invite in the Fridgezoo arctic friends so that when you open up your fridge, they'll greet you, but if you leave it open for too long they'll tell you where to go so that you shut the fridge door. Clever little fun creatures that'll make you all that bit more energy wise & efficient.

The Magic Cube keyboard projector gift by Celluon

The Magic Cube keyboard projector gift by Celluon See Gift

Thu, 5th July 2012

The Magic Cube is a multi-touch mouse as well as keyboad projector, and we're a tad bit excited about how cool this gadget is. If you're not sure what it is, then watch the video or imagine being able to type onto most flat surfaces while your words magically appear onto any Bluetooth HID devices like an iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also plug-n-play your way into a Windows or Mac OS device with USB connection.

It's compact and small enough to fit into your pocket and it'll surely swan a few passing heads your way as you tap away on the table collecting yout thoughts into the digital realm.

It's compatible with OS: iOS 4 and later, Mac OS 10 and later, Android 2.2 and later, Windows XP/Vista/7 and later, and any device with Bluetooth HID support.

Menu's Dropp! fruit bowl gift by Neils Romer

Menu's Dropp! fruit bowl gift by Neils Romer See Gift

Wed, 4th July 2012

If you've seen those awesome slow motion water droplet videos then you'll most likely want to get your hands on these droplet inspired fruit bowls aptly named Dropp! It's gravity defying design will add some fluidity to your table and may stir up the odd conversation.

The bowl has a smooth shiny inside and a matte cool outside and comes in a range of 6 funky colours; carbon black, neo purple, neo red, snow white, spring leaf and storm blue. If you don't fancy lobbing your fruit in there then it'll also make a great container for your keys, coins, whatnots, et cetera.

The Homo sapiens grinding stone gift by Marie Garnier

The Homo sapiens grinding stone gift by Marie Garnier See Gift

Tue, 3rd July 2012

Are your knuckles dragging on the ground at the best of times, do you grunt and demand meat, meat, meat. If you do, then Space Odyssey yourself up with Marie's grinding, sharpening & crushing Homo sapien sandstone. It'll make you feel all that bit better while you beat your chest to the sound of the drum and crush garlic for your ever so posh-nosh spag bol.

The five nesting lotus flower bowl gifts by Whitney Smith Pottery

The five nesting lotus flower bowl gifts by Whitney Smith Pottery See Gift

Mon, 2nd July 2012

These handmade matte green glazed lotus bowls with coppery finish are very cool, a botanists table centre-piece. The highlights of colour give the bowls a real succulent look to them, a bit like an Aloe Vera plant or cacti. The pottery design is very clever too and I'm sure you've figured out the fact that there are 5 bowls nesting one inside the other like a Matryoshka doll (Russion doll).

The smallest plant bowl is 3 inches wide & the largest spans 7 inches wide and are food safe, so they'll look just as smart serving up your grub as well as sculpturally sitting on the table ready for your next food conquest.

The Puhlmann bird paperclip gift

The Puhlmann bird paperclip gift See Gift

Sun, 1st July 2012

Paperclips are getting fancy schmancy and these Puhlmann clips are of no exception. They're definately pushing the boundaries of paperclip creativity and we think stationary is all the better for it. You can get them in a pack of black, multi and white colours.

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The Bheestie mobile dry out bag gift

The Bheestie mobile dry out bag gift See Gift

Sat, 30th June 2012

I'm sure you've got a mobile phone, and if you do have one, then you should keep one of these Bheestie bags in your cupboard because there'll be a day when you accidently get your phone wet & you'll need it. Hairdryers just won't cut it anymore, you're going to need some science. The Bheestie bag is designed to quickly remove water from a sodden mobile phone which will increase your phones chances of saving it from Poseidon's doom.

According to the inventors the non-silica based product will work up to 700% better at removing moisture than rice - yes, you aparantly use rice to dry out electronic products. This is all down to what they call their 'molecular sieve desiccant formula.' Sounds rather dapper to us.

The sealpet body jumper gift by Vik Prjonsdottir

The sealpet body jumper gift by Vik Prjonsdottir See Gift

Fri, 29th June 2012

We earlier showcased the baby seal body jumper gift for kids and this is it's larger counterpart for big boys and girls who want to get snug and flop about on the sofa like a beached seal. If you're cultural and want to know a little bit more about Iceland, humans & seals then light the bonfire and read this Icelandic myth:

'...seals are believed to be condemned by humans. One ancient story from the south of Iceland is about a farmet who early one morning finds a sealpelt lying on the beach. In a cave nearby, he hears vioces and music. He takes the sealpelt home and hides it in a woodenchest. Few days later he returns to the beach and finds a crying, naked, young woman sitting on a rock. He brings her to his house where she stays, but he never tells her about the pelt. As time goes by they get married and have children. But the young woman is restless and often stares quietly out of the window at the ocean. One day when the farmer goes fishing, his wife accidentally finds the key of the chest, opens it and discovers the missing pelt. She takes leave of her children, puts the pelt on and before she dives into the ocean she says: “ I am vary anxious, with seven children on land an seven in the sea.” She never comes back but the farmer misses her terribly. Later when he goes fishing there often is a seal near his boat and its eyes are filled with tears. It is said that the farmer becomes a very  lucky fisherman. And when his children play at the beach there often is a seal swimming close to land. Sometimes it brings them beautiful stones and colorful fishes. But their mother never returned.'

The Corkcicle wine chiller gift

The Corkcicle wine chiller gift See Gift

Thu, 28th June 2012

If you like to pop the cork, sit back, and watch the breeze while you sup on a refreshing & crisp glass of your favourite tipple then you're not going to be too impressed if it's warm and sludgy to the taste buds. So here are your alternatives, an ice bucket cooler, it works, but it's cumbersome & messy, a water bucket, erm, that's for students, and we're scratching our brain to think of anything else.

If you're a bit more refined like your wine then you'll want something a tad bit more sophisticated that'll get your beagle eye guests lip smacking, and if you like that sort of thing, then you need this gift because it looks stunning. It's as if you've popped to the Alps, clonked an icicle off the chalet roof and dropped it into your wine and nonchantly hyperjumped back home ready for hors d'oeuvres.

The Corkcicle will keep your wine (white & red) at the right temperature for about an hour because it'll chill your wine from within and it's ready to use straight from the freezer. It won't leak water into your wine diluting it like ice cubes and once you're done with it, simply run it under the tap to wash it and stick it back into the freezer for the next time.

The Beardcap gift by Vik Prjonsdottir

The Beardcap gift by Vik Prjonsdottir See Gift

Wed, 27th June 2012

Icelanders definately have a sense of humour and this Beardcap is of no exception. It's available in two different styles; The Farmer and The Gentleman, and is made from soft, warm Icelandic sheep wool. It comes in five colours; yellow, brown, grey, black and red to suite anyone man or lucky ladies complection.

The baby seal body jumper gift by Vik Prjonsdottir

The baby seal body jumper gift by Vik Prjonsdottir See Gift

Tue, 26th June 2012

This gift is far too cute. The designer Vík Prjónsdóttir created this all over bodysuit jumper from Icelandic sheep wool in a small knitting factory in Víkurprjón, Iceland. If you want to cover your kids from top to toe in warm softness and watch them slide around like cute little baby seals then you best get your hands on one.

The Rinser toothbrush gift with power fountain by Amron

The Rinser toothbrush gift with power fountain by Amron See Gift

Mon, 25th June 2012

This is a pretty cool gift that does more than just give your pegs a good clean. If you don't like to crane your neck under the tap then all you have to do is plonk the toothbrush cavity under the tap and due to good old pressure it'll force a steady fountain of water up into your bouche.

The other cool thing about this gift is that you don't have to fork out a wod of cash each time you need to change the softened bristles (which should be once a month) because you can pop out the bristle section and add in a new one. Clever brushey, t'is good for the environment too because you're throwing away less plastic.

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The Fly Fly leather swatter gift by Essey

The Fly Fly leather swatter gift by Essey See Gift

Sun, 24th June 2012

No matter where you are in the world you'll come face to face with a fly. If you're not bothered by them then it's all groovy, but if it's buzzing all up in your grill or food with all of their buddies then you're going to need to teach them a lesson with some leather.

This Fly Fly swatter was designed by Tarmo Likki in 1989 and it's crafted by hand by Tarmoset in Tampere Finland. The shaft is made from sustainably harvested Finnish birch and the 'swat’ is made of high quality butt cracking leather.

The bicycle key chain bottle opener gift by Resource Revival

The bicycle key chain bottle opener gift by Resource Revival See Gift

Sat, 23rd June 2012

Resource Revival recycle bicycle parts into nifty gifts and this one is the mini version of their popular bike chain bottle opener gift. The recycled bike chain is movable like an actual bike chain and it measures in at 3-inches in length.

The on the rocks set of drink chiller stone gifts

The on the rocks set of drink chiller stone gifts See Gift

Fri, 22nd June 2012

If you thought that ice cubes would make sucky gifts then think again because there are all sorts of unique & ingenious ways to keep your drinks cool like this gift and this whisky stone & avva tumbler set. These granite drink chillers are actual rocks hand-crafted from stones collected on New England beaches. They'd work well in any beverage because they won't melt leaving your sacred-aged scotch, whiskey or rum tasting watery & diluted. The Scots would breath fire.

Ron de Jeremy's rum gift

Ron de Jeremy's rum gift See Gift

Thu, 21st June 2012

If you haven't heard of Ron Jeremy I won't awaken you to his chosen proffesion, I shall let you Google him. Please bare in mind that the Legend himself is not safe for work but his Rum is safe for over 18's to enjoy responsibly. It's an exceptionally well-balanced & hand crafted 7-year old rum by the 72-year old Cuban master distiller Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez from Panama.

The PR machine describe the rum as a,... 'carefully aged rum, with a harmoniously balanced orchestra of oak, fruit and spices. In the palate it opens up smoothly, showcasing a high level of craftsmanship. The oak comes through robustly and satisfyingly, yet gently enough to allow hints of vanilla and raw sugarcane to reveal them selves. The finish is elegant and long, true to the aromas and flavors previously experienced. Ron de Jeremy sips perfectly, naked or savored over the rocks, and mixes beautifully to make Ron’s many signature drinkxxx. It is the adult rum.'

We won't argue with that because we haven't tasted it yet and if we were rum drinkers we'd have our lips all over it. Erm, wrong choice of words, we thinks!

The baby plate by Donna Wilson

The baby plate by Donna Wilson See Gift

Wed, 20th June 2012

Donna has got a unique drawing style that's playful and intriguing. Shes applied her illustrative talents to a range of crockery like this bone china plate and other cool stuff. It's a cool gift for any new arrivals in the baby department or for your hungry blubbering husband, boyfriend or brother. It measures in at a 20cm diameter, big enough for breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

The gold hook on silver chain gift

The gold hook on silver chain gift See Gift

Tue, 19th June 2012

Are you a fisherman or fisherwoman? If you like to hang out by the river bank or jump on a boat to go sea fishing then you might want to carry a lucky charm with you like this Miansai gold plated hook on a sterling silver chain.  If fishing's not your thing and you're fashion forward then it certainly would make a pretty bit of jewellery to hook onto you.

Nick Fraser's pipework coat rack gift

Nick Fraser's pipework coat rack gift See Gift

Mon, 18th June 2012

Nick is making industrial pipework sexy and functional for everyday use. This coat rack gift will certainly add a lot of flair to any home or office.

The Stake utensil BBQ gift by Peter A. Wachtel

The Stake utensil BBQ gift by Peter A. Wachtel See Gift

Sun, 17th June 2012

If you like to barbecue then you'll most likely have a set of your favourite utensils. If you don't want to lug around a set of them then you should grab this Stake gift because it's an all-in-one BBQ tool that transforms from a spatula to fork and then to tongs. It's the Optimus Prime of the BBQ world.

The fork slides out for easy use and tucks away into the spatula when you don't need it and the handles can be locked together and opened. It's made from brushed stainless steel and sturdy wooden handles.

The Cyber Clean gadget gift

The Cyber Clean gadget gift See Gift

Sat, 16th June 2012

If you want to spray some citrus love all over your food in an even & simple way then insert this gift, aptly named Stem. It'll draw up the juice of your oranges, lemons & limes and spray it all over salad, fish or anything you want to coat with a little zing flavour.

Some of you would probably still prefer the good old fashion way of cut and squeeze, which is messy and pippy, however if you want to bring the zesting to the table then the Stem packs some punch wit regards to cool factor and  no juice spillage all over your guests.

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The Stem citrus fruit juice sprayer gift by Timothy Houle

The Stem citrus fruit juice sprayer gift by Timothy Houle See Gift

Fri, 15th June 2012

If you want to spray some citrus love all over your food in an even & simple way then insert this gift, aptly named Stem. It'll draw up the juice of your oranges, lemons & limes and spray it all over salad, fish or anything you want to coat with a little zing flavour.

Some of you would probably still prefer the good old fashion way of cut and squeeze, which is messy and pippy, however if you want to bring the zesting to the table then the Stem packs some punch wit regards to cool factor and  no juice spillage all over your guests.

The Lineikus finger-pointing ruler gift

The Lineikus finger-pointing ruler gift See Gift

Thu, 14th June 2012

This is a cool see-through finger-pointing ruler that kids will enjoy poking each others eyes out or jab each other in the ribs with when they want attention. On all seriousness though, it's a fun gift to have in your pencil case or desk.

Bandits the rubber band and hook gift by Marc

Bandits the rubber band and hook gift by Marc See Gift

Wed, 13th June 2012

Bandits have taken the humble rubber band and elevated it to new dimensions by adding a glass-filled polypropylene hook to a rubber elastic strap. It's a simple design that has more functional use than it's prehistoric muse. You can fasten pens and drawing bits & bobs, hang things with it, tidy up chords and wires, the possibilities are endless. You'll get 10 in the pack.

The handy tool pen gift by Streamline NYC

The handy tool pen gift by Streamline NYC See Gift

Tue, 12th June 2012

Stationary is pretty boring at the best of times, and every now and then I'll come across something that'll rock across your workshop, desk or top pocket. These unique tool pen gifts; hammer, spanner, screw and screwdriver by Streamline NYC come packed in a drum canister and will be a great addition to any DIY'er handy-fella/gal's toolbox, belt or desk.

The circus line elephant paper clips gift

The circus line elephant paper clips gift See Gift

Mon, 11th June 2012

Simply adorable, these elephant paper clips will bring a smile to anyones face before they have to crack into any old boring spread sheet. You'll get 30 in the pack and they'd be cool to use at work, school or home.

The toilet Throne gift by Jacob Brass�

The toilet Throne gift by Jacob Brass� See Gift

Sun, 10th June 2012

I know what you're thinking, this could get messy, but on the other hand it's such a fun and relaxing idea, because let's face it, guys like to linger while they do the business. Women are up before they've even sat down, a guy likes to take some literature and I've even known people to take a cup of tea.

If you're in the latter party then you're going to need all the comfort a dunny can provide and Jacob's gift will let you sit back with utter relaxment. If I'm quite honest I think I'd just love to see people's faces when they walk into the bathroom to find the throne chair perched above the toilet, what would you do?

If you're worried about the spreading of germs then you may like to know that it's coated with an antibacterial porcelain white paint and if you're concerened it may break mid-flow then de-stress because it's made from a sturdy wood construction that's secured to the bowl to keep it firmly in place. There won't be any musical chairs dethroning happening here.

Little Betty the chicken footstool gifts by the citygirlfarm

Little Betty the chicken footstool gifts by the citygirlfarm See Gift

Sat, 9th June 2012

This footstool gift does make me chuckle a tad bit. This one is called Little Betty and she is handcrafted in Lyons, Kansas. She also has a browner sibling called Ruby and her feathers are hand-felted wool and her head bobs. She's a stirdy thing turned from a fallen wood log, and she stand on her sculpted cast bronze feet and beak.

If you want a gift from the farm without the morning call and poo then these unique chicken footstools are certainly one-of-a-kind, and packs a punch in personality. She measures 12" off the floor and weighs about 12 pounds and if you want to splash out some cash then you can get a bigger version.

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Marmite's Queen Jubilee Ma'amite gift

Marmite's Queen Jubilee Ma'amite gift See Gift

Fri, 8th June 2012

Now that the dust is beginning to settle on our fair Queen's Diamond Jubilee extravaganza I thought I'd rap up proceedings with our nations most loved and hated condiment, Marmite. It's been around since 1902, which makes it 24 years older than our Queen. If you live in Britain you should be able to pick up a jar from your local Saino's, Morries or Tesco's supermarket. Spread some Royal love on your toast.

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The Queen's Royal Legacy Jubilee tea gift

The Queen's Royal Legacy Jubilee tea gift See Gift

Thu, 7th June 2012

If you want to quaff slurp down a good brew then you need to sup at the cusp of a tea from the Sri Lankan tea planting Pedro Estate (Nuwara Eliya) that was planted nearly 60 years ago (1954) by the hand of HRH Prince Philip. Well, he didn't plant all the tea bushes but on the 17th April, as part of the Queen's state visit, HRH Prince Philip did plant one special tea bush that flourished.

Cuttings have been taken from this special tea bush over the past 57 years and have been propagated on the estate resulting in an exclusive 'Royal tea' area that the East India Company have exclusive rights to blend. There are only 500 available and this limited edition tea comes in a hand-crafted silver plated caddy with a silver-plated tea spoon.

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The Bling it up Queen's Jubilee sick bag gift by Lydia Leith

The Bling it up Queen's Jubilee sick bag gift by Lydia Leith See Gift

Wed, 6th June 2012

If you're all Queen'd up and need to de-Royal yourself then feel free to Bling Up last nights celebration with a little help from her Majesty. Lydia's sick bag is obviously a tongue-in-literal-cheek gift and reminds us all that we need to poke a little fun at ourselves and the Monarchy every now and then, nobody likes a serious-two-shoes. It's been emotional ma'am, happy Diamond Jubilee to you, we look forward to celebrating your platinum Jubilee in 10 years time.

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The limited edition Queen's Jubilee handkerchief gift by Drake's

The limited edition Queen's Jubilee handkerchief gift by Drake's See Gift

Tue, 5th June 2012

Drake's have created this fine lightweight silk limited edition red, white and blue handkerchief especially to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. There are only 100 of them printed so you'll need to be quick if you want one and it's a pretty cool gift to tie into Fathers day too. On a slight side note, we wish you better Prince Philip, nobody likes a bladder infection, ouch!

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The Queens' Jubilee jelly mould gift by Lydia Leith

The Queens' Jubilee jelly mould gift by Lydia Leith See Gift

Mon, 4th June 2012

Street parties have been happening all over the UK and the good old British weather hasn't dampened our spirits (too) much, food, booze and merry banter helps wash away the rain from the brow. If you want to tuck into the Queen yourself then you can't go wrong with Lydia's Queen jelly mould gift that's all the bit wobbly and tasty, a tad bit like our ma'am after a touch of the tipple. The mould will hold 2 litres of jelly and it has a dandy hook so that you can hang it on the wall.

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee tea towel gift

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee tea towel gift See Gift

Sun, 3rd June 2012

The Queens's official china plate gift was a bit of a success with you guys so we shall continue with the theme and bring you the Queen's official Diamond Jubilee logo for 2012 printed on a 100% cotten tea towel. It's all rather funky and youthful and the crest was drawn up by Katherine Dewar and she's 10 years old, a-mazing!

The official Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012 china side plate gift

The official Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012 china side plate gift See Gift

Sat, 2nd June 2012

Hear thee, hear thee, come one, come all, the Queens official Diamond Jubilee range of English fine bone china has been commissioned by the Royal Collection and they're ready for your nimble prodders to get your hands on.

Each of these plates (18cm in diameter) is individually cast and hand decorated in Staffordshire (UK) using 250 year old unchanged traditional methods and are embellished with several layers of raised burnished gold before a final layer of gilding in 22-carat gold is applied by hand.

The design features the Royal Coat of Arms and the border decoration is based on the famous Rockingham Service, made between 1830 and 1837 for William IV who was a great patron of English porcelain. It was first used at Queen Victoria’s coronation banquet in 1838. It'll make a rather splendid and patriotic gift, hara!

The Queen's Guard soldier vinyl wall sticker gift

The Queen's Guard soldier vinyl wall sticker gift See Gift

Fri, 1st June 2012

If you want to fly the British flag this Queen's Jubilee without having to bust out the Union Jack then you can go Royal with this Queen's Guard soldier wall decal by Oakdene Designs. I wreckon it would look pretty cool in playrooms, nurseries and children's bedrooms, especially because kids need to learn how to stand to attention and these decals will give them the perfect posing partner when you come to inspect their room.

The wall sticker comes in 3 different heights, small 58cm, medium 130cm and large 200cm and it's cut from high quality matte vinyl. It has a 5-7 year interior / exterior life and as with most decals it's pretty easy to apply and peel off without leaving residue.

The ABC bookcase gift by Eva Alessandrini of Saporiti

The ABC bookcase gift by Eva Alessandrini of Saporiti See Gift

Thu, 31st May 2012

Eva Alessandrini, born in 1976, has created a rather cool bookshelf here that uses a clever interlocking modular cube design that basically means that you can assemble letter cube units to spell a word. So, it's a perfect gift to give someone that wants to spell out the Queen, as in the Queen's Jubilee of which I've been featuring gifts to celebrate her 60 year reign or you could spell out Dad, for Fathers Day or boobs, just because you can. Though that would be £1600 worth of boobs so you better make good use of them and get them stacked with hard backs. That'll be my weekly quota of innuendos over and outed.

You can choose from a range of 16 interior and exterior stained ash veneer colours and I'd have to say that this is one of those gifts that's truly unique and versatile, of which will fit into any environment, whether it be at home, the office or on a boat.

The Queen's Corgi Socks gift

The Queen's Corgi Socks gift See Gift

Wed, 30th May 2012

If you're looking to get one gift for your Pops that covers the Queens Jubilee and Fathers Day then make it Corgi's dog socks, it's utterly upper lip my dear, qwaff qwaff! Spiffingly regal, they're cotton-blend and feature the Queen's favourite Corgi dogs don't you know.

The solar Queen's Jubilee hand waving gift by Chris Collicott

The solar Queen's Jubilee hand waving gift by Chris Collicott See Gift

Tue, 29th May 2012

Kikkerland and Chris have taken their very popular solar queen gift and transformed it into this solar Queens Jubilee limited edition hand waving gift with crown and broach to spread a little regal love to all parts of the world. It's charm will certainly bring a little smile to your face during these celebrations and it's powered by the biggest free energy furnace of them all, our sun.

The skull Queen's Jubilee teacup and saucer gift by Melody Rose

The skull Queen's Jubilee teacup and saucer gift by Melody Rose See Gift

Mon, 28th May 2012

If you don't know, and why should you, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is coming up (Tuesday 5th June), the top lady of the throne is one tough bird, she's showing face like she could go another 60 years. To commemorate the 60 years of our fair Queen's reign I shall be featuring some Jubilee gifts that'll certainly turn a few heads.

To start off with, I shall take us back to the era of punk and bring you this upcycled vintage ceramic skull tea cup and saucer that screams a touch of the Sex Pistols with a splash of regal flare. It's a great way to kick off the Jubilee in true punk fashion.

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The flamingo wine bottle stopper gift by One Eyed Dog

The flamingo wine bottle stopper gift by One Eyed Dog See Gift

Sun, 27th May 2012

A few choice questions sprung to mind when I saw this gift, handmade? yep, unique? check, evokes an air of fun, similiar to what will happen once the bottle has been emptied? definately! So what else is left to say,.. it's a touch of flamingo paradise lovingly crafted and painted by husband and wife team, John, currently serving in the US Navy and Scarlett whose an Air Force veteran. Drink (sensibly) and be merry my friends.

The iPhone boom microphone gift

The iPhone boom microphone gift See Gift

Sat, 26th May 2012

If you want to push your iPhone's sound recording capabilities beyond it's manufactured spec then you need a tidy gadget that'll give you superior sound pick up. Traditional boom microphones are expensive and they tend to be on the heavier size when compared to this plug and play boom microphone. It's perfect for those serendipitous moments when you need to record an interview or a sound byte that's made your knees wobble with excitement.

It's got 2 settings for near and far recording and it's small enough to stick in your pocket measuring in at 4 inches long. To start recording crisp and clear sounds all you have to do is plug it into the iPhones jack and you're good to go. It'll easily fit over most cases, runs on one AAA battery and works with the iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone 3GS, 4/4S.

IdeaPaint the dry erase wall paint gift

IdeaPaint the dry erase wall paint gift See Gift

Fri, 25th May 2012

If you're a creative and your iPad or whiteboard just isn't cutting it anymore then you need to go BIG! When I say big, I mean as big as your house. IdeaPaint is a nifty pot of paint that comes in a range of different colours that'll turn virtually any smooth surface into a dry erase canvas. It's all about taking your seed idea from your bonce and dribbling them all over your wall, where other folk can collaborate with your scribblings. Your imagination can only be confined to the size of your wall.

IdeaPaint is available in two commercial-grade formulas engineered for optimal erasing performance for your home, office or school and the kits come with a plethora of IdeaPaint writing, erasing and cleaning accessories. IdeaPaint boast to have over 60,000 successful installations worldwide, and who's to challenge them on their figures, this gift is great.

The gadget recharging CampStove gift by BioLite

The gadget recharging CampStove gift by BioLite See Gift

Thu, 24th May 2012

There used to be a time when people communicated with smoke signals or owl whoots when camping in the wild, and those methods of chat have now been replaced with tweets, ckeck-ins, poking or whatever you do on Facebook. The one let down to that master plan is what you'll do when your loving smartphone runs out of battery. No backup juice pack will give you days of gadget life out in the wilderness unless you have this awesome campfire recharging unit.

You can cook on it and power up your gadgets with it because it has a thermo-electric generator that transfers the heat from the fire into electricity. The USB port provides 2W of power at 5V, charging devices from LED lights to smartphones, it's clever, sexy and gives mother nature a good old hug.

All you need are a few twigs to get the campstove fired up, so you can say goodbye to lugging around heavy logs or polluting petroleum gas. It's also a pretty cool thing to have around if you're in an area prone to cut-outs and natural disasters because it'll keep you warm, fed and connected.

BioLite are also doing something rather special with their bigger HomeStove that's currently being used all over the world in replacement for unhealthy open fire cook stoves in developing countries. I wrote my dissertation on the matter of how many women suffer from poor air quality from cooking on open fires and BioLite are using their heat-to-energy technology to bring safe, cleaner energy to people off the grid.

Get your ketchup and mustard Crayum gifts by Fred

Get your ketchup and mustard Crayum gifts by Fred See Gift

Wed, 23rd May 2012

Throw up your condiment dispensers and switch your favourite ketchup and mustard sauce into these fun Crayums. Kids will love drawing all over their food.

The tiltpod iPhone and camera keyring tripod gift by gomite

The tiltpod iPhone and camera keyring tripod gift by gomite See Gift

Tue, 22nd May 2012

Gomite, located in San Francisco, California (USA) have come up with this ingenious little gadget to stick on your key ring that'll make taking pictures on the fly that tad bit easier and stable.

The tiltpod has a grippy magnetic base that pivots 360 degrees so you'll be able to get busy watching your movies, FaceTime and taking pics almost on any surface, anywhere and you can get in the shot. You can get a tiltpod for your compact camera and iPhone 4/4S and it comes with a key ring.

The Enlightenment book lamp gift by Studiomeiboom

The Enlightenment book lamp gift by Studiomeiboom See Gift

Mon, 21st May 2012

Need enlightenment? You'll either need a spiritual healer or a good book full of the wondrous verbals of your favourite guru. Alternatively, you can seek an alternative enlightenment, the kind that lights the path before you, the kind that is a book without words but is a light.

A beautifully crafted book light that'll slot onto your shelf and emit a warm glow all over your literary masterpieces. For every book bought Studiomeiboom will give some of the proceeds to educational projects by a charitable organization which will mean a brighter future for many.

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The iPhone Rangefinder gift by Photojojo

The iPhone Rangefinder gift by Photojojo See Gift

Sun, 20th May 2012

There are quite a few iPhone accessories that'll jazz up your gadget or keep it safe but there are a rare few gifts that actually, protect, make your iPhone look classy and add functional value to the phones operating system.

The Rangefinder phoneography system equips your iPhone with a shutter button & viewfinder, that you can actually use, aperture numbers, two loops for a camera strap, and a tripod mount. It looks ever so cool, but it's not all hair tossing superlatives, because you can attach a bunch of magnetic cell lenses to it, like the fisheye, wide angle/macro, and 2x telephoto that'll enhance your phones camera capabilities so that you can take stunning pictures.

The pagebypage book lamp gift

The pagebypage book lamp gift See Gift

Sat, 19th May 2012

The pagebypage notepad lamp gift is an illuminating 3Dimensional work of art masquerading as a 2D notepad. It has a lamp integrated in the notebook that shines down on the graphics drawn onto the pages.

There are a range of different designs on each page so you can flip through the notepad to find the design that suits your mood. It also has an empty page at the end so that you can draw your own design to light up. It uses a 5V LED and it can be connected to your laptop, desktop PC and a USB adaptor.

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Your FieldCandy tent gifts

Your FieldCandy tent gifts See Gift

Fri, 18th May 2012

I'm all for taking inanimate objects and turning them into eye poppingly attractive hybrids with more fanfare than their original sibling. FieldCandy's tents are just that gem of a gift that makes it to the top of that list. If you've ever gone to a festival you'll know that one of the hardest things to do, besides finding a clean poop-a-loo, is finding your tent after you've spent the evening moshing amongst your sweaty eye ball popping counterparts.

These beautifully crafted tents with cleverly designed and eye catching flysheets are like a beacon home amongst a sea of blue, black and green tents. If you're into hardcore camping then you may want to go for their more camouflaged deigns like the men only wooden clad tent or the grass is always greener all over grass tent.

Some of the designs are the dandy work of out of house designers like the above What a Melon (watermelon) design by Luke Bonner. You can choose from 44 original cool designs and they're built to last and for easy erection, ooo-er missus. All of the tents are made with classic 'A' frame storm tent construstion tried and tested against the hardiest expedtion tents on the market today, so it'll stand up to a good beating.

The flysheets are waterproof, fire retardent, UV fade resistant, treated with Ultra-Fresh (not sure what this is), coated with flourocarbon (aka teflon) for strength and durability and the designs are digitally printed on 100% polyster. It's got some bang-tidy heavy-duty YKK zips for you to tug open and close that's protected by a Velcro zip cover, nice touch.

The pegging points are strong, elastic and adjustable for security and stability, so that the tent doesn't sag and dip while you catch your z's and the strong hardened aluminum pegs are designed not to bend and they've got a handy little hole for your custom peg puller. Pegs are sneaky buggers, as in they're always playing hide and seek. So FieldCandy have thrown in extra pegs and a hand hammer in the package so that you can chase down any teefs who have nabbed your pegs for their shabby tent and Timmy Mallet them into submission.

Back to that erection I was chatting about earlier, let's face it, putting up tents are a pain in the toosh, these tents come with easy set up poles that just need to be 'wiggled' into place, FieldCandy's words not mine, so we'll have to take their word for it. The poles are made from top quality, high strength, low weight precision engineered aluminum alloy poles in silver.

As if that wasn't enough, there's more, the flysheet has a breathable cotton inner tent. If you're wondering what they mean by 'breathable,' you'd hope that would come as standard in any tent, being able to breath is kind of essential. FieldCandy explain it by saying that most modern tents are made from plastic and so the moisture that comes out your bouche when you breath gets trapped, but the 'breathable' inner sheet does the opposite because it's 100% natural cotton, that'll keep your tent dry and comfortable to kip in, without your gob-wash falling back onto your face in morning, nice!

Other cool things include, lockable storage pockets (padlocks provided), superior sewing and sealing techniques, a spacious sleeping area for two with a mesh window for ventilation of farts and increased light, along with a lantern hanging point for those dark cosy evenings.

The foldable Poetique clock gift by Amore di Casa

The foldable Poetique clock gift by Amore di Casa See Gift

Thu, 17th May 2012

This solid pine rustic foldable Poetique clock is rather beautiful. It's vintage style, aged design and patina finish has been elegantly crafted to slot into modern day living without looking out of place. I'd go as far as saying that it's chic-aged tones are rather romantic to the eye.

The notepad iPad leather portfolio case gift by Xiao Zhi

The notepad iPad leather portfolio case gift by Xiao Zhi See Gift

Wed, 16th May 2012

If you want to mix old school leather with new school tech and a notepad and pen then you can't beat a top grain cowhide iPad case to slot your iPad 1 and 2 into. This gift will protect your iPad and fit a notepad (7.5 inch x 9 inch) alongside it with a pen for those times when you're feeling nostalgic and fancy scribbling your notes and sketches down. You can then scan it with your iPad and finish it off in one of your apps or save it in Evernote.

It measures in at 9.3 inch x 7.7 inch x 0.8 inch once zipped closed and weighs 0.91 lbs. As well as the space for the notpead and pen there are business card pockets for the briefcase wielding gentleman.

The ear shaped headphone cable tidy gift

The ear shaped headphone cable tidy gift See Gift

Tue, 15th May 2012

Get your ear buds in shape by sticking your gadget headphones in your substitute silicone ear and you'll be cable tangle free. This gift comes without ear wax, you'll need to provide your own.

The gray executive pinstripe hoodie gift by Betabrand

The gray executive pinstripe hoodie gift by Betabrand See Gift

Mon, 14th May 2012

If you want to keep the cool in wearing a suit jacket (please don't pair up with sandles and chinos) then you'll need this merino wool hoody-jacket combo that's pin striped from groin to hair tips. It's got a paisley tie-cloth liner and it's been dubbed as the high flying fashion item for any execs wardrobe. It's simply rather dapper.

These fools put my bib on backwards gift

These fools put my bib on backwards gift See Gift

Sun, 13th May 2012

Too funny, if you're baby could read, he'd or she'd jump up and happy slap you with glee. A bib cape gift fit for any child.

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The heart spoon gift

The heart spoon gift See Gift

Sat, 12th May 2012

I heart you with a spoon, not just any old spoon but a spoon made of Bamboo that serves all the food love anyone can give. Serve it to me right and I'll do what ever you wish, said the actress to the Bishop.

The charging bull stapler gift

The charging bull stapler gift See Gift

Fri, 11th May 2012

Stationary can get a bit of a bad rap, but there are designers out there that are single handedly flipping the script and coming up with some cool gifts for your office. This charging bull stapler pulls no punches when it comes snazzing up your boring plank of wood mdf desk.

It says take me by the horns and use me, punch me down head first and watch me bind these papers together as efficiently as an inebriated clubber chow down a doner kebab. It's all perfectly crafted pewter muscle armed with 1000 staples, proudly made in the USA.

More than word art favourite things canvas gift

More than word art favourite things canvas gift See Gift

Thu, 10th May 2012

If you're looking to buy someone a thoughtful gift then you should check out this canvas art aptly named 'favourite things...' It's a typographers wet dream that's filled with all the things they love. It's totally bespoke my chums, all you have to do is send in 200 words to express all the things your lucky recipient likes and they'll print it on this archival heavyweight pure cotton canvas for you. Make sure to list the words in the order you'll like them to appear on canvas. 

Makers and Brothers Candloop gift by Sebastian Bergne

Makers and Brothers Candloop gift by Sebastian Bergne See Gift

Wed, 9th May 2012

If you follow TicaToca then you'll know that we're big fans of all things simple in design. The coat hanger, for instance, was apparently created because a wire factory worker was tired of hanging his jacket on the back of his chair and, so he took some wire form the production line and bent it into a hanger and hung it up. Heh presto, the wire factory started making coat hangers and made a mint.

I'd like to think that the same story happened here with London based designer Sebastian. I can imagine him taking a stainless steel wire, an empty wine bottle, a couple of candles and some make shift holders (these are made from aluminium) and bending them into shape to create this candle loop 'candelabra'esque inspired candle holder.  You've got the perfect excuse to polish off that bottle of wine you've been eyeing up all week.

Big up to Michele for submitting this gift I wish you better ;)

The magnetic Gispen leaves gift by Richard Hutten

The magnetic Gispen leaves gift by Richard Hutten See Gift

Tue, 8th May 2012

These magnetic leaves serve one main purpose, to transform something bland into something organically exciting. The idea was hatched when Richard was asked by Sjarel Ex of the famous Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam to propose an idea that would transform the musiems offices and ceiling into something that didn't look so 'awful.'

Replacing the celing, as you can imagine, would have been very expensive so he came up with the ingenious idea of letting nature work it's magic by seamlessly extending the flow of the outside trees & foliage into the building by sticking these magnetic leaves to the ceiling.

You'll get 50 magnetic leaves in a pack, that come in an assorted range of green colours with one solitary red leave. I'm assuming that you only get one red leaf so that you can make it the focal point. They're made of silicon rubber and if you're looking at your drab grey ceiling / service pipes right about now then you need some Gispen in your life, go green.

Henk Stallinga's Watt Lamp gift

Henk Stallinga's Watt Lamp gift See Gift

Mon, 7th May 2012

If you want to turn your fugly light switch into a bendable work of art that has an illuminating purpose then get your mitts on Studio Stallinga's (from Netherlands) Watt light gift. It's made to be plugged into a 230v wall socket and the bendable wired lamp will let you shape it into anything your heart desires. Almost anything!

Doreen Westphal's inner tube Krejci bag gifts

Doreen Westphal's inner tube Krejci bag gifts See Gift

Sun, 6th May 2012

Doreen Westphal is a bit of a traveller, she was born in former East Germany where she became a tailor by trade after leaving school. As soon as the wall came down hopped over the channel to the UK where she studied Theatre design at Nottingham Trent University. I studied an hour away from her at Loughborough University. After finishing her studies she decided to hop back over the channel and settled in the Netherlands where she works, lives and breaths design as well as some extra curricular activity I'm sure.

She has a few collections of her work available to buy but it was her inner tube bags, wallets, totes collection called Krejci that really caught my attention. I've seen quite a few of these designs popup around my travels but the quality of her work looks very impressive, machining rubber is not an easy task. Add in wool felt lining, buckles, zips & viscoe into the mix and you'll need a steady hand to tailor these bags into gifts that you'd want to use and more importantly buy. I particularly like the fact that she's left the inner tube white stamp to show it's makers mark.

Jawbone's Big Jambox wireless speaker gift

Jawbone's Big Jambox wireless speaker gift See Gift

Sat, 5th May 2012

I have the original smaller twin of the Big Jambox simply called the Jambox and it's frikking amazing, it's probably one of my most used and loved gadgets. I recently took it on a trip with some friends and we all took turns Bluetoothing our way into the Jambox to DJ for hour sessions. It was so popular that people refused to Bluetooth themselves off the device, needless to say beer throwing, knee bashing and nipple twisting quickly ensued.

Jawbone obviously caught wind of it's popularity and so have clawed their way back into the market with a larger offering. The Big Jambox like the original Jambox turns any phone (iPhone, Blackberry etc), tablet (iPad etc) or mobile device into a portable, hi-fi sound system. Once you've Bluetooth'd your way into the speaker you can play & control your music, movies and games at a flick of your wrist or a push of the buttons located at the top of the speaker.

One of the cool things about the Jambox (little & large) is the retro sci-fi sounds it makes when you pair it, shut it down, turn on and volume up or down. You can charge it up, unplug and walk around with the speaker in one hand which gives you the luxury of taking it anywhere with you because it'll give you 15hrs of continious playback.

If you're wondering about the quality of sound then you're going to be pretty amazed about how much punch this little fella packs. It's precision-tuned drivers and dual passive bass radiators work in tandem to push out clear, full and rich audio. It uses 'LiveAudio technology' which simply means that you'll hear the same sound quality if you plonk it on a table and walk around it. This is a bit of a winner when it comes to making conference calls through the speaker(phone) because it'll pick up the voices of everyone sat around the table.

As with the smaller Jambox you can customise, update & download apps & software at Jawbone's MyTALK™ website. Clever little bigger thing.

The Fruit bowl water droplet gift by Gijs Bakker

The Fruit bowl water droplet gift by Gijs Bakker See Gift

Fri, 4th May 2012

If you really want to impress your mother in law then you're going to need to get them something that says you've thought long and hard about finding a gift that's practical, unique and says you care.

A box of chocolates will get you a lip curl of a smile, this stainless steel fruit bowl by Gijs Bakker in the shape of a water droplet, will get you a lip curl, raise of an eyebrow and a 'huh.' That'll be the 'huh' of surprised content that you made an effort. From there on in, you're on your own my friend, may the force be with you. When she asks what is it, grab it by the droplet and carry it to the table, she'll get the picture.

La Boite's LD120 gadget Soundsystem desk gift

La Boite's LD120 gadget Soundsystem desk gift See Gift

Thu, 3rd May 2012

La Boite have created something pretty cool by perfectly blending a table and a wide stereo surround soundsystem for you to plug your laptop and smartphones into to fill up your room with stereophonic wonderness. The table packs in 3 amplifiers to get the best power & sound out of the compact design. It features 7 acoustic speakers front & rear specifically designed & angled to fit into the table in order to pump out the best sound whether you're sat in front of it or lounging at the other side of the room. It also has a discreet sub-woofer with a long excursion cone under the table.

The cool thing about this gift is that it doesn't rely on your computers sound card because it has an integrated DAC (digital to analogue converter) in the table that allows any computer (PC & Mac) to be turned into a high-fidelity music player. If you're all 21st Century then you can plug your smartphones (iPhones, iPod, mp3's etc) into the table and it'll use the internal soundcard to convert the sound into a full-rich sound.

La Boite have thought about all the little things that make this soundsystem desk very unique, like the fact that once you've plugged your devices into the desk it will be powered by the single plug that runs discreetly down one of the table legs. It's mighty fine to look at too, it has an 8-layer piano lacquer finish and natural leather desk pad that's insulated to minimise the sub-woofer vibration. It's the sum of the parts that do this desk justice.

The shirt shuttle gift

The shirt shuttle gift See Gift

Wed, 2nd May 2012

My days of wearing collared shirts is over, if I don't have a crease in my tops then I'm simply not satisfied. However I did like to get all dressed up to the nines when I worked in the city, when I say city I mean Notting Hill in London. I was even known to wear a waste coast from time to time, it's an acquired look, but it worked, well I thought so anyways.

I didn't go on many business trips but I always saw people driving in their cars with their weeks shirts hanging in the back. Why do people do that? Apart from the obvious, we can safely assume that they have a home or hotel room to go to, so why risk them getting schmucky in wrinkled? You've probably guessed where I'm going with this,... If you want to do it the smart way and like to throw your stuff around but don't want it creased then you need this shirt shuttle gift my friends.

If you're a commuter then you'll be glad to know that it's lightweight, water resistant and small enough to fit inside a small laptop bag, a piece of hand-luggage or a back-pack.

Rapping Paper gifts

Rapping Paper gifts See Gift

Tue, 1st May 2012

That's no typo error in my title friends, someone somewhere eventually had to come up with this idea, and the gong goes to Si Hill. He came up with the idea of dropping the 'w' from wrapping and printing rap lyrics onto sheets of paper when he realised that his Bro's present (Nike trainers) needed something a bit more debonair than those flower numbers you get in Boots.

So, knowing his brother was a fan of NWA he got his printer out and dropped the lyrics of 'Straight Outta Compton' onto some sheets of paper and Rapping Paper was born. You can choose rapping paper lyrics from Sugar Hill Gang's 'Rappers Delight,' Eminem's 'My Name is,' Run DMC's 'It's Like That' and a few more.

The Spresh water bottle gift

The Spresh water bottle gift See Gift

Mon, 30th April 2012

If you dig hydration on the move as much as I do then you'll need something to keep you refreshed. Buying bottled water is a bit of a no-go area for me because of the amount of waste pollution discarded bottle water creates, it's simply not good for our wee planet.

There are quite a few innovative water bottles available to buy and this one is of no exception. The reason why it's gracing your retina is because it uses a unique patented design that allows you to get a good portion of water in your gob without having to tilt your head back. All you have to do is top it up from tap at the wide base opening, squeeze the bottle at any angle in one hand and you're replenished.

Cupcake bath bomb gifts

Cupcake bath bomb gifts See Gift

Sun, 29th April 2012

Bath bombs are frikking awesome. I've only had the pleasure in experiencing the fizzy extravagnaza a handful of times but it certainly tickled me pink. If you like some fizzy action or know a certain lady that does then they'd definitely love you to drop one of these scrumptious looking cupcake bath bombs into their bath.

If you've never experieneced a bath bomb then you're in for a treat. They'll fizz like mad and dissolve in your bath softening the water making it feel silky smooth against your skin. If you like long warm baths hot enough to boil up a couple of lobsters then you'll be able to stay in the bath that tad bit longer before you turn into a prune because the bath bomb increases the longevity of your bath.

It'll relax your muscles while moisturising your skin and will leave a soothing fragrance in the air. It's also a good to reduce puffiness, nourishes with antioxidants and removes toxins and grime from your skin. Each cupcake set comes with the foloowing flavours: cherry almond biscotti, peppermint chocolate, coconut creme, melon mimosa, pink grapefruit, jasmine and pomegranate blueberry.

The Boombox travel suitcase gift by SuitSuit

The Boombox travel suitcase gift by SuitSuit See Gift

Sat, 28th April 2012

When I was a wee whippersnapper my Grandma used to tie a red bow around my suitcase handle so that I could easily recognise it on the travelator. It's still a trick I use today because suitcases generally come in black or grey and you can't really reinvent the shape of a suitcase because a rectangular box is the optimum space saving design for stacking, lugging and carrying. So, if you're looking for a way to ensure that your suitcase stands head and shoulders above the rest then you could try this Boombox suitcase gift by SuitSuit.

It's a near perfect rectangular box that'll give you a 40 litre packing capacity and weighs 2.5 kg. It's got a TSA lock to stop dem teefs and it comes with strong racing style wheels (not sure what that actually means). If you like to drag rather than carry then you'll be glad to know that it also has a telescopic handle locking trolley system with push button control and multiple height stops. It's light, compact and will take the fury of most baggage handlers.

Ibride's les Dandys secret wall bookcase gift

Ibride's les Dandys secret wall bookcase gift See Gift

Fri, 27th April 2012

These fantastical works of art are more than paintings because ibride have designed in a hidden bookshelf behind the canvas. The human portraits with animal heads are scarely realistic and don't look anatomically out of place. They kind of remind me of something Guillermo del Toro (director of Pans Labyrinth) would have concocted for one of his movies.

The collection is named Les Dandys by ibride (from France) and was inspired by the imaginary world of 19th Century French literature (such as Balzac, Dumas & Maupassant) in homage to the theme of secrecy. You get to the books behind the painting by pulling open the hinged front panel. The paintings are printed on MDF, and are available in 3 designs, Bel-Ami, Dantes and Rodolphe. The paintings dimensions are 112cm x 30cm x 18cm.

The London Underground bottle opener gift

The London Underground bottle opener gift See Gift

Thu, 26th April 2012

It's hard to believe that the London Underground was opened in 1863 and now serves 270 stations and it's the 2nd largest Metro system in the world. The familiar roundel and font was redesigned in 1913 by Edward Johnston and it's remained as is till this day. It's been frequently used as a symbol of all Britishness, and has been used on many memrobilia, like this bottle opener.

If you want to open your bottles with a touch of British nostalgia then get your mitts around this heavy metal, magnetic bottle opener gift shaped like the iconic London Underground logo. If the tube could only be as refreshing as the cap popping first drink of an ice cold beer. We still done have air conditioning in the Tube, come one Mayor Boris Johnson, get cracking.

IDEA International's cubic timer gift

IDEA International's cubic timer gift See Gift

Wed, 25th April 2012

Japan's design collective IDEA International are a refreshing bunch of people that showcase, manufacture and sell, cool, minimal & innovative products that Japanese designers muster up. Like this simple timer, specifically designed for the kitchen but I can think of a number of other uses beyond the stove.

All you have to do is turn the cube (face up) with the number of minutes you want timed and it'll alert you when that time's is up. Simple and effective. It'll give you a count down time from 3, 10, 30 and 60 minutes and it's avialable in orange, white and yellow.

The small portable First Aid kit gift by Best Made Company

The small portable First Aid kit gift by Best Made Company See Gift

Tue, 24th April 2012

I'm told that small things are just as useful as big things. Something as small as 8inches by 5inches by 2.5inches that only weighs 3.25 lbs for instance. Compact is the new big and if it's been well built with steel and high density rubber then size really doesn't matter. I am ofcourse talking about this First Aid kit by Best made Company in New York, USA.

It'll securely pack 11 essential First Aid products to keep you bandaged up and trooping on if you get into the odd scrape or two. It's compact size makes it ideal for camping, festivals, back of your car, at work and it can be hung on the wall. It's OSHA certified, manufactured in Kansas City MO and approved by the US Forest Service.

The kit contains 16 certi-strips, 3 triangular bandages (with Pins), 4 certi-gauze pads, 1 absorbent compress, 2 pairs of nitrile gloves, 6 burn creams, 10 antibiotic Creams, 10 antiseptic BZK towelettes, 6 alcohol gels, 2 certi-tapes and a First Aid facts sheet.

The cast iron bull with horns boot jack in antique buttermilk gift

The cast iron bull with horns boot jack in antique buttermilk gift See Gift

Mon, 23rd April 2012

Wellingtons and boot jacks may not seem a sexy gift but if you live in the country or like to go a splashing around in muddy puddles then you're going to want take them off without getting the rest of you grubby. Instead of using a poker stick to wrench them off try doing it with some style with this antique buttermilk boot jack.

The Blink/Steady bike light gift

The Blink/Steady bike light gift See Gift

Sun, 22nd April 2012

If you have a bicycle then you'll most likely need a light. If you have a light then you've most likely had one stolen or left it somewhere not near your bike when you need it. I'm going somewhere with this so bare with me. Have a look at your bike light, hold it in your hand and then ask yourself, do you really want to carry that beast around with you forever.

If you're in the league of moi, then you'll want something that's compact, fixed to your bike, and comes on and shuts off automatically when your not riding. That something is this gift, you won't need to remove it because it's secured by your seatpost and it's machined from a solid aluminium block.

The Blink / Steady light has an in-built accelerometer that knows when you're moving and a light sensor to tell if it's dark enough to turn the light on without you needing to do it. It will also turn itself off after 30mins when you've locked up your bike up. If you want a steady light instead of a blinking light then you can turn your light to one side and it'll flip from blink mode to steady mode and vice-a-versa because it knows it's angle of dangle.

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Billy clean the dishwasher brush gift by Paladone

Billy clean the dishwasher brush gift by Paladone See Gift

Sat, 21st April 2012

It's Blaxploitation for your sink! Release the funk and soul suds all over your dishes while you soul train your way around your plates. It's a dishwasher that Black Dynamite would Kung Fu high kick his way up in approval.

The Solar Suntree gift by XD Design

The Solar Suntree gift by XD Design See Gift

Fri, 20th April 2012

If you're conscious abut the amount of juice your gadgets zap up then you can ease your carbon gobbling blues with this Solar Suntree that has a 1350mAh rechargeable lithium battery inside of it with an output of 5V/max. The Suntree is powered by 9 white ABS leaves covered with solar panels and you can use the mini USB input and USB output on the base to plug into your electronic devices for a free, clean charge.

The cork board world map gift by Luckies

The cork board world map gift by Luckies See Gift

Thu, 19th April 2012

Luckies have an infinity with creating map gifts that get people a buzz with excitement like this scratch map gift. The World map is made of cork (I'm guessing you gathered that from the title) and it has a self adhesive derriere so that you can stick it up on the wall easily.

As you can see from the pic, the idea of the cork map is to give you some real estate to stick (push-pins are included) all your worldy postcards, photo's and keep-sakes from your travels or from other peoples wander 'bouts.

USA map license plate map gifts by Aaron Foster

USA map license plate map gifts by Aaron Foster See Gift

Wed, 18th April 2012

Aaron Foster is a tad-bit-dab-handy with recycling old license plates into works of art like this license plate mailbox gift and these canvas USA Maps that are available in large and medium. These works of art are prints on canvas and aren't the originals but you can commision the man himself to create you one. The maps are available with red, blue, green, brown, or yellow backgrounds.

Moose on the loose coat rack gift

Moose on the loose coat rack gift See Gift

Tue, 17th April 2012

If you want a moose about your hoose and have nowhere to hang your coat, scarf or hat then you know what to get, right. The mooses antlers are made from machined beech with faced plywood antlers and measure 460 x 190 x 56mm. A rather cute gift to hang up at home.

The USB Typewriter gift by Jack Zylkin

The USB Typewriter gift by Jack Zylkin See Gift

Mon, 16th April 2012

Jack Zylkin likes to collect antique electric pianos, oscilloscopes and really takes a shine to typewriters because he likes to re-condition and modernise them into workable keyboards for your gadgets, like iPads, PC's and Macs. Basically Jacks typewriter circuitry can transform nearly any manual typewriter into a retro-futuristic finger plodding keyboard. All you have to do is buy one and plug the typewriter into your device with the custom fitted USB cable and you're good to tweet away your existence.

Jack makes these gifts in Philadelphia, his favourite font is Times New Roman and he's updated his typewriters with modern keys like ctrl, alt, esc, and arrow keys. If you have an old typewriter and some basic soldering skills then you can create your own retro-futuristic computer keyboard by buying Jacks DIY kit for $74 here.

Please be aware that each item has been reclaimed before being retro-fitted so you may well get variations in design and find the odd unique knick here and there due to good old life wear and tare.

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HRH The Royal Throne Sticker by Philip Watts Design

HRH The Royal Throne Sticker by Philip Watts Design See Gift

Sun, 15th April 2012

The Queens Jubilee is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate this momentus occasion other than casting your very own Royal throne in your home. When I say home, I mean your loo seat, the commoners throne of many a pleasant hour. The HRH Royal Throne stickers are silhouettes of her Majesty and Prince Charles and can be used anywhere in your home beyond the bog King.

Big Up Katey Lindsey for submitting this gift.

The butterfly knife pen gift

The butterfly knife pen gift See Gift

Sat, 14th April 2012

I don't condone violence in any way shape or form but this gift has taken the cool element of the butterfly knife wrist flick to open and close and switched the harmful blade to a pen. I think the video says it all, kind of reminds me the craze of flicking your pen around your thumb and back again. I was never coordinated enough to do that at school, only the cool cats possessed that power.

Ninja star push pin gifts

Ninja star push pin gifts See Gift

Fri, 13th April 2012

Ninja star gifts, supremely exotic and all so Enter the Dragon-esque. Here's a good game to play in the office that's not dangerous at all, in fact health & safety would love you to try this - it would make their day. To play the game you'll need two people, 1 to throw your all important office notes in the air and the other to luzz these Ninja star push pins in an attempt to catch the note and stick it to the noticeboard.

Wisdom tooth push pin gifts by Kikkerland

Wisdom tooth push pin gifts by Kikkerland See Gift

Thu, 12th April 2012

Wisdom teeth push pins. Teeth that are push pins, push pins in the shape of teeth. Doesn't matter how you say it, they're simply hilariously-creepy-awesomer-superness.

The Tunes for 2 Robot Splitter gift by DCI

The Tunes for 2 Robot Splitter gift by DCI See Gift

Wed, 11th April 2012

What's better than sharing the same set of headphones to listen to the same music - listening to the same music with your own headphones that aren't filled with your friends ear wax. 'How can you do that?' I hear you say, 'through the robots eyes' I reply. Plug DCI's Tunes for 2 Robot Splitter into your iPhone, iPod, mp3, or any device with a 35mm headphone socket and stick your headphone jack into the robots eyes and you can bop in sync to Bieber.

Mohzy's Loop micro USB and iPhone/iPod cable wristband gift

Mohzy's Loop micro USB and iPhone/iPod cable wristband gift See Gift

Tue, 10th April 2012

If you like to keep your data about your person while colour blocking it with your t-shirt and jeans then check out this gift from Mohzy. Loop is a micro usb & iPhone/iPod wristband cable that'll work with most Apple iPhones/iPods, Android smartphones, and Blackberry devices.

Once you've downloaded your data or charged your gadgets you can fasten it around your wrist because it uses magnets to clip it in place. You can also attach it to any metal service for easy reach when you leave your desk, office or home.

The eau good water purifier gift by Black + Blum

The eau good water purifier gift by Black + Blum See Gift

Mon, 9th April 2012

There are some cool and efficient water purifiers out there and this one uses a bit of old world 17th century natural know-how from Japan to better the quality of water we drink straight from the tap. This old world magic comes in the shape of a lump of charcoal called Binchotan that reduces chlorine, mineralises and balances the pH level of water.

Black + Blum have added some design flair to the bottle design while keeping some romantic Japanese style. It's easy to use, just drop the coal into the bottle and lock it into place by sliding it under the bottles ridge. You'll then need to leave it in the fridge for a few hours in order for the purification to work but after that you're good to sup on better tasting purified water from one lump of charcoal. One lump of coal will give you 6 months worth of purification.

There are other great benefits to using water purifying gifts, like the fact that you'll never need to buy bottled water again and there are over 22 billion plastic water bottles discarded around the world every year. That's a lot of pollution that can be reduced by using this gift. The 800ml / 27 floz bottle is made from BPA free tritan, cork, stainless steel, silicon and you'll get 1 Binchotan active charcoal filter (6 months life).

The plant Hot-Pot BBQ gift by Black + Blum

The plant Hot-Pot BBQ gift by Black + Blum See Gift

Sun, 8th April 2012

This is an ingenious gift from Black + Blum, take a plant pot and a BBQ and morph them together to make a bbq plant pot that'll grow your plants and grill up your food at the same time. It has been designed to look like a terracotta pot with the BBQ concealed underneath it and it would go unnoticed in your garden if the BBQ was not is use.

If you're feeling truly green fingered you should plant some herbs in the top half of the Hot-Pot so that you can cut some off and glaze your meat and veg for that extra punch of flavour. The barbecue is heat insulated with a ceramic coating and it's made from steel, stainless steel 430 & comes with stainless steel tongs.

The muscle leggings gift by James Lillis

The muscle leggings gift by James Lillis See Gift

Sat, 7th April 2012

Black Milk Clothing from Australia have a great collection of funky leggings, swimsuits, dresses, skirts, bodysuits and tops. James Lillis is the head honcho behind the brand and his story is quite the tale of rags to success. No pun intended. His bio reads that he was broke several years back and with a few dollars in his pocket he decided to buy a sewing machine and some cheap fabric. This fabric turned out to be Nylon lining and as he explains:

'...nylon lining doesn't look particularly attractive, it meant I had to make it fitted. I made myself a tight shirt. It was tragic. The stitching was wrong, the pieces were cut weird, and the neck was a nothing more than a hole. And I loved it. I wore it constantly.'


His creations have been making their way around the fashionistas and it seems someone-somewhere has already come across his bold designs and gawped with excitement at them even if they didn't know it was him. These meaty muscle leggings simply jumped off the web and spanked me in the face, knee first, I just can't take my eyes off of them. In my mind, their beauty out weighs they're Gunther Von Hagens'ness. They're made in Australia from Polyester/Elastane and must be hand washed.

The Four Seasons, Four Plates gift by Rob Ryan

The Four Seasons, Four Plates gift by Rob Ryan See Gift

Fri, 6th April 2012

Rob Ryans shop hails from London (England) and is quite the deep thinking artist that packs his work with meaning. He created these Four Seasons, Four Plates for Wild & Wolf and they portray romatic settings over, you guessed it, four seasons.

His papercut artistic style on these plates portray images of people, birds and trees with stark poetic lyrics. Each plate measures 9 inches in diameter and are presented in a Rob Ryan papercut box.

The 1979 Easy Light floor lamp gift by Philippe Starck

The 1979 Easy Light floor lamp gift by Philippe Starck See Gift

Thu, 5th April 2012

Philippe Starck is a pretty nifty designer and I've bought a few items of his in the past. In thine own eyes as they'd say in middle England in the timeth of Shakespeare he doth be tad handy with thine quill, especially when it comes to organic design. He's mostly known for his latest work but some of his earlier stuff is rather special too like this elegant floor lamp designed for St. Germain-Lumiere, France 1978.

It uses a soft PL lamp of which is circumvented with red wire inside the tube that makes it all feel really tactile. I particluar like the chuncky handles that act as the lamp shield when laid on the ground or propped up against the wall. In true Starck style the lamp is switched on and off by turning the lamp over.

The Seeds Science & Nature experiment kit gift

The Seeds Science & Nature experiment kit gift See Gift

Wed, 4th April 2012

I remember growing watercress at school and I loved watching it grow from seed into something you could eat in a week. The fact that all you needed was a bit of damp tissue and sunlight to create food from seed blew my teeny mind. Seeds are natures best survival tactic that'll surpass our existence - sorry to be a bit morbid, but it is an already proven fact, look at dem poor dinosaurs with their little hands and big feet. One of the first thriving survivors to blossom after the big boom meteor were grasses and that's because the seeds were stored safely underground.

This experiment seed kit is one of those gifts that most kids would get a kick out of seeing something come to life in a speedy fashion. The cool thing about this seed kit is the fact that you can see the seeds roots grow in the clear all natural / vegan gel. If you want to give your children a lesson in nature then I'd suggest starting here because the seeds have been selected for their speed in growth and change so they'll see something new each couple of days. Just for reference the plants in the pic are 7 days old.

The kit comes with an easy step by step instruction guide with photo illustrations and you can add you can add observations into the pre-packed Science Journal. Diane from Vortex Crafts, creator of the seed kit explains that you will need adult supervision when it comes to heating up the food-safe gel in a pot of water for 3 minutes, but after that it's all hands on for the little blighters.

The lab-ware included in the kit is reusable so you can grow stuff till your hearts content and the seed growing kit includes: gel powder (vegan) / pre-measured seeds, peat pellet, paper/cotton seed starter, petri dish, beaker, pipette, 8 mini cups, 2 tall vials, 2 small plastic plates, 2 small plastic dishes, magnifying glass, tweezers, spoon, clay pot, measuring tape, science journal and an illustrated instruction guide. That's a lot of bang for your buck, happy potting!

The pig terracotta grill gift

The pig terracotta grill gift See Gift

Tue, 3rd April 2012

Summer's come early in the UK and I'm hoping that it'll actually last longer than 1 week this year. I've already had 2 BBQ's and I've planned another for this weekend and the weekend after. Come rain or shine I'm going to be out in it grilling up some meat. One thing that's lacking in my barbecue repertoire is a really good bbq, I've got a table top one that does the job but finding one that comes packed with oodles of personality is pretty hard to come by, so when I stumbled across this pig shaped grill are knew I had to show it to you.

Terracotta (aka baked-earth) is a malleable, naturally sourced building material that has high heat retention, so it's perfect for this compact grill, and it doesn't damage our environment. It's compact size will feed 2 or more on rotation when you fancy grilling up dinner during a weekenight or weekend and it's a great bbq to take camping or picnicking.

Koziol's Kasimir hedgehog cheese grater gift

Koziol's Kasimir hedgehog cheese grater gift See Gift

Mon, 2nd April 2012

Cheese, grater, cheese, grater, cheese, grater, hedgehog. They call him Kasimir and he's a cheese, grater, cheese, grater, cheese, grater, hedgehog. He's got a curved body so that he can arch over bowls, pans and plates while you cheese, grate, cheese, grate, cheese, grate.

His name is Kasimir and he's made from translucent recyclable plastic by Koziol. He or he could well be a she hedgehog is available in a range of colours and it's made in Germany. Cheese, grater, cheese, gra....

XD Design's solar window charger gift

XD Design's solar window charger gift See Gift

Sun, 1st April 2012

If you love your gadgets like me then you're probably a tad bit fed up with the constant charging that goes on 24/7. Anything that gives free power has to be a winner for any conscious planet and money saver.  XD Design has created this solar window charger to power up your electronic devices via a big and small USB output. It's easily attachable to a window and it's smooth inner shell won't look out of place in your room. It contains a 1400mAh rechargeable lithium battery and a mini usb cable.

The metal banana leaf tray gifts by World Market

The metal banana leaf tray gifts by World Market See Gift

Sat, 31st March 2012

World Market is full of quirky unique gifts, like these banana  leaf trays made form metal in Indonesia. If you're thinking, metal and food don't mix, ease up because these trays are completely food-safe and you won't turn into Iron Man by licking them clean, so back it up Sir lick-a-lot. They're beautifully crafted in my eyes and would make a great tray for your appetisers.

The killer whale Seabreacher Y submarine gift by Innespace

The killer whale Seabreacher Y submarine gift by Innespace See Gift

Fri, 30th March 2012

If you've got seafaring legs my wee bonnie lass and you like to go under, up and over without bringing up lunch then Innespace have the mother ship for you - it's probably the coolest thing since David Hasselhoff took to the beach in Bapwatch Baywatch - it's the Killer Whale inspired Seabreacher that's been perfected from it's predecessor J and X ranges.

It's a submersive that'll dive just below the waters surface and can propel itself out like a flying dolphin. Apart from the awesome fact that it actually does look like a real whale it's packing some serious tech that'll keep you bobbing around for hours. It has pectoral fins, a taller dorsal fin and a large tail fin to help you acheive a full 180 degree back flip.

It's packing a 255hp supercharged Rotax axial flow engine that'll give you a 50-55mph top speed ride on the surface and 25mph when submerged. It comes equipped with a panoramic bubble top canopy so that you can pass on the Royal wave as you duck and dive with the ducks. It's got a cockpit to drool over that'll make you feel like you're in a James Bond movie and it'll fit 2 people.

The worlds largest scrabble game gift

The worlds largest scrabble game gift See Gift

Thu, 29th March 2012

They do say good things come in small packages, well, rub thine eyes my saggabottom friends because big is definately the new small in the case of this 49' sq. Scrabble board that's so big it needs to be hung on a wall. It's been dubbed as the world's largest wall-mounted Scrabble game and its nearly 5 times the size of the original.

If that wasn't cool enough then your beady eyes are going to plop off your head if you have the cash to splurge out on the game because it's one of only nine in existence - someone say unique gift? The boards are handmade by John Kahn, known for creating colossal pop art.

There's some serious craftsmanship going on here that takes a skilled hand to put it all together so I'll go verbatim from Hammacher:

It's made from Russian birch plywood, the 3/4" deep back board is overlaid with the classic purple-hued background of the original game, laminated with a .023-gauge galvanized steel sheet, and covered by a heavy vinyl print of the playing board which is protected by a satin laminate. Bordered by a 3/4" x 2 1/2" birch frame that wraps from the front to the back, the board attaches to a wall with included hardware. The two 6' H x 5 5/8" W x 7" D birch tile racks are grooved and lined with felt, each accepting 50 of the included 100 tiles. Made from a 3/8" x 5/16" rare earth magnet sandwiched between two pieces of birch plywood, each 4 3/8" sq. x 3/8" thick tile's letter is sandblasted to a depth of 1/64", lacquered in black, sanded, and clear-coated to a finish that will last for generations. Board and racks: 88 1/2" H x 99 1/4" W x 7" D. (12 3/4 lbs.)

That's a lot to get your head around, but it would be worth every penny if you could gather openough of them to buy it, I regrettably will have to bow out, this is one gift that's unfortunately out of my reach.

Galileo the robotic iPhone motion platform gift

Galileo the robotic iPhone motion platform gift See Gift

Wed, 28th March 2012

If you're a complete nerdy geek buff like me and you're hooked on taking photos & videos with your phone then you're really going to like the Galileo. Galileo is an iOS-controlled robotic iPhone platform with infinite spherical rotation capability. It's capable of infinite 360° pan-and-tilt at speeds up to 200° per second in any orientation.

What's even cooler is the fact that you can pair the device with your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch device to control Galileo. For instance, swiping in any direction will push Galielo in the opposite direction, Galileo reacts in real time to your swipe gestures from an untethered iOS device. Now, that's pretty cool.

That means that you could be in one country and control the device in another, that brings a whole new meaning to photography, cinematography, social networking, surveillance, baby watching and video conferencing. Galileo is currently a Kickstarter project so you'll need to pledge to get your hands on one, but it's oh-so-worth-it.

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The kind of magic lamp gift by black + blum

The kind of magic lamp gift by black + blum See Gift

Tue, 27th March 2012

If you don't want to spend twice the money for a floor and table light then you should get your hands on this lamp. It easily transforms from floor to table and back again by allowing the cable chord through the aluminium base. If you're wandering how the lamp seems to defy gravity then I'll let you into the secret on how black + blum have achieved this effect.

I originally thought that the cable was fortified with a bendable material but it's actually held in position with the use of a translusant thread attached from the lampshade to the ceiling. Clever little gift to fill up any room.

Helen Dardik's light shade gifts

Helen Dardik's light shade gifts See Gift

Mon, 26th March 2012

Helen Dardik is originally from Odessa by the Black Sea and has a great eye for illustration and pattern design. She's taken her talent and applied it to these colourful light shades that'll most definately brighten up any living room. It's made of paper and includes a spring action expander. It measures in at 35cm wide as is high.

The mechanical next page retro wall clock gift

The mechanical next page retro wall clock gift See Gift

Sun, 25th March 2012

There's something about old school tech, or should I say mechanical design that floats my boat. It's all good to look at LCD displays but a sports like scoreboard display that flips over on the hour and minute is even cooler. It measures in at 35x12x8.5cm.

Mocha's Just in Case magnetic storage box gift

Mocha's Just in Case magnetic storage box gift See Gift

Sat, 24th March 2012

Just in Case is a magnetic box for you to fill up with all the little things that you need. However, it isn't just any ole box because it's got a magnetic back so that you can stick it to your fridge. It's also got an easy sliding front cover so it won't pop open when you reach into your fridge to get your eggs and bacon for a healthy fry up. It's been hailed as a box good for stashing your first aid bits and bobs, matches, lighters, spare keys, sewing kit, stationary and small change.

Ototo's balloon doggy bank gift for your money

Ototo's balloon doggy bank gift for your money See Gift

Fri, 23rd March 2012

Ori Saidi and Daniel Gassner (from Ototo from Tel Aviv) are the brainchilds behind this doggy coin bank gift. They have a unique collection of quirky gifts like this 39 inch snail tape. They haven't dampened their humour with this blown up balloon inspired doggy bank either. It's made from fine porcelain with a chrome finish. It's a great place to save your coins for a rainy day raid.

Streamlines Plip Clip Ocean holder gifts

Streamlines Plip Clip Ocean holder gifts See Gift

Thu, 22nd March 2012

Anything that makes brushing teeth fun has to get any parents thumbs up of approval. These little wild at heart animal Plip Clip Ocean toothbrush holders are one of those gifts that might well fit the bill and should get your little ones happy slappy with the flouride.

Streamline have been quite clever with the design of these ocean loving creatures and have opened their smiley mouths wide enough to fit in pens, pencils and other light objects. The set includes a shark, walrus, seal, whale & dolphin and they're made from Phthalates free plastic. All you have to do is to find a flat surface like a mirror or window to stick them on.

The Lid Sid gift by Luka Or

The Lid Sid gift by Luka Or See Gift

Wed, 21st March 2012

Good ole Sid, he likes to hang out of the lids of your pots and pans. Whether it be his face and arms, bum and legs he'll be sure to let off some steam. Sid comes in a pack of 2, one red and t'other white. He's a kitchen cutie that'll bring a smile to anyone's face.

Essey's Bin Bin wastebasket gift by John Brauer

Essey's Bin Bin wastebasket gift by John Brauer See Gift

Tue, 20th March 2012

Bin Bin is a quirky rubbish bin designed by John Brauer for the Danish design company Essey. It's one of those gifts that wears its design inspiration on its sleeve, crumpled paper, crumpled bin. It's playful design would see it fit neatly into any study, bathroom, kids room, office and any other room you can think of that needs a little lift.


The Bin Bin's accolades stretch from the Good Design Award 2005 in Japan, the Red Dot Design Award 2007 for superior design quality and the IF-Product Design Award in Germany for outstanding design quality.

The bunny popsicles gift by Ototo

The bunny popsicles gift by Ototo See Gift

Mon, 19th March 2012

Anything that'll keep the kids happy and hop skipping about burning energy like the energizer bunny is a winning gift. These bunny popsicles inspired by the iconic magicians rabbit in a hat prop trick not only looks the part but they'll keep your little ones coming back for more so make sure you put some goodness in there.

Lento the photoelectric smoke alarm gift by Paola Suhonen

Lento the photoelectric smoke alarm gift by Paola Suhonen See Gift

Sun, 18th March 2012

Smoke alarms haven't escaped the drawing boards of designers as of late. There seems to be a flux of designers wanting to turn this boring home safety device into something to be proud of and more importantly, something you want to actually put up on your wall because it does save lives.

Paolo Suhonen designed this moth inspired photoelectric smoke alarm for Jalo Helsinki to not only enhance your home safety but to attract wondering eyes to arouse curiosity. Gifts that create talking points are all good by me. It's lightweight structure means that you can install it with 3M tape, no screws or a power drill needed. The other cool thing about this smoke alarm is that the entire facing surface is a test switch, so you dont have to look for little buttons, all you have to do to quit or test the alarm is to press anywhere on the external case.

Lento was awarded the prestigeous Red Dot Design Award in 2011 and has been developed and manufactured in accordance to the strict requirements and standards for smoke alarms. It's available in a range of colours and has a 5 year battery life time, and it's available in a number of cool moth colours.

Oh yes, nearly forgot, Happy Mothers Day!

The Turnkey pencil sharpener gift by Noam Bar Yochai

The Turnkey pencil sharpener gift by Noam Bar Yochai See Gift

Sat, 17th March 2012

Very clever wouldn't you say, a pencil sharpner embedded within a huge turnkey. Design in its purest form, a very cool and retro gift for that creative person in your life.

The double eegg cups gift

The double eegg cups gift See Gift

Fri, 16th March 2012

It's a wonderous sight to see a firm pair jiggle-juggling their way towards you awaiting a cracking, it's the perfect morning wake up call. We are obviously talking about these rather fun, basque styled double eegg cups that any soldier would be happy to dip his baton into, yes siree, egg and soldiers have a new meaning.

The Joseph Joseph kitchen utensil gift

The Joseph Joseph kitchen utensil gift See Gift

Thu, 15th March 2012

If your kitchen is the size of a thimble and you like your cooking utensils to be at hand in a tidy fashion then you need Nest™ from Joseph Joseph. The set packs in a slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, solid spoon and ladle in a compact upright manner. I particluarly like the fact that the holding structure doubles up as the ladel, and it's all dishwasher safe.

Each tool is held securely in place with small magnets located in the handles, so you won't have to go digging around in your drawer. All utensils are made from toughened nylon, of which are heat-resistant up to 240°C/464F.

The Sovereign superyacht gift by Gray Design

The Sovereign superyacht gift by Gray Design See Gift

Wed, 14th March 2012

The Sovereign 3 deck superyacht is a 100 metre floating Palace powered by three MTU Engines that'll reach estimated top speeds of 30 knots. It's sleek lines take design cues from the automotive industry, specifically limousines and it screams opulance, sophistication and modernity. If you're thinking that this vessel is all show then you would be mistaken because it packs some serious tech. I'll begin by saying that it has a wind turbine and solar panels on the roof to harness clean free energy to back up the reserves and keep the light lit, I shall then follow with,...

It has a retractable roof at the bow that covers the jacuzzi and it also has an infinity pool at the aft which keeps water circulating around the reinforced glass helicopter pad. For that special moon lighting feeling it has thread lighting that runs from the pool down past the peak of the pilot house and it has a luxurious owners suite that strecthes the length of the top deck and 10 guest suites with provisions including a nightclub, cinema, gym and library.

There's a beach club located under a glass skylight that looks up through the floor of the helipad and it also has a wet bar with bathing platforms on each side that can be folded down to relax near the water. The hull contains a wet garage for tendered boats and here's the kicker, you can get a custom limousine built to mach the yacht and it can be lifted on and off with the use of the on-board cranes.

The USB and Harmonica Flasharp gift by Jim McLean

The USB and Harmonica Flasharp gift by Jim McLean See Gift

Tue, 13th March 2012

The FlashHarp® is a 2GB USB flash hard drive memory stick thats been married in a wondrous cataclysmic collision with a soulful harmonica. You can play a tune on it and then put it to hard work by storing your files, music, pics, and any other digital thing. It's musical gadgetery mixed together by the hands of one man, and his name is Jim McLean of Backyard Brand from Riverside, Illinois, USA.

Believe it or not the harmonica can play a tune, watch the video above and you'll hear what I mean, its innards include brass reeds, reed plates and a plastic 'comb' of which 'you'll find inside the harmonicas of most players today' says Jim. He makes each one by hand near the historic Route 66 and he uses stainless steel covers that are cut with custom-made tools.

Hum Blank the USB memory jar gift

Hum Blank the USB memory jar gift See Gift

Mon, 12th March 2012

With Mothers Day looming it's about time to bottle up all that love you have for Mum and give it to her in digital form. Hum Blank is a fun keepsake for anyone that wants to say a lot in something little. The USB can store up to 2GB of memories, just don't fill the jar up with anything wet.

The PostCup gift by bailey doesn't bark

The PostCup gift by bailey doesn't bark See Gift

Sun, 11th March 2012

The postcard mug gift is a cup that you can write your own message on. It's a cleverly designed and packaged gift because it's all done by yourself. You apply the message or artwork with a Pebeo porcelain pen and then allow it to dry for 24 hrs. You then plonk it in the oven and bake for 35 minutes at 300℉ (150℃).

The porcelain paint will set permanently once baked and it's microwave safe but you should avoid abrasives when washing by hand. If you do a booboo when scribbling your message then you can remove the paint before baking by rubbing it off with alcohol.

The chalkboard skull gift by iamhome

The chalkboard skull gift by iamhome See Gift

Sat, 10th March 2012

These chalkboard skulls have been handmade by iamhome, my first thought goes to the muse, dentist, maybe? iamhome hand rotocast a silicone mold with urethane plastic, then sandblast the skull and spray it with chalkboard paint so that you can scribble doodle your words of wisdom on it for someone to find.

Lets face it (no pun intended) you're not going to forget a message on this gift, it's as if it was slapped across your forward (pun intended). The skull measures in at 7" x 5" x 7".

Play Hello iShoes silicone iPhone 4S case gift

Play Hello iShoes silicone iPhone 4S case gift See Gift

Fri, 9th March 2012

These PlayHello silicone iShoes iPhone cases are pretty cool. They probably won't tickle everybodies fancy but they're definately fun. The premise of iShoes harps back to the Run DMC era when the way you laced up shoes said a lot about who you were, kind of like the half-length-left-leg-trouser-rap-up-on-street, if you know what I mean.

It's a fashion accessory for your device that will allow you to tie up your phone into various knotted methods and express your personality while the 100% natural silicone material protects your phone and gives you a good grip. The shoe tongue is added not only to look good but to protect the rear side of your iPhone and it comes with a high quality front screen protection film and LCD cleaner.

Cinetics CineSquid suction cup camera mount gift

Cinetics CineSquid suction cup camera mount gift See Gift

Thu, 8th March 2012

If you fancy yourself a bit of a filmmaker but don't want to pay the prices that come with the equipment associated to getting you those cool fly on the wall shots. Then, check out Cinetics because they've got a couple of really cool inexpensive camera aids, like this Cinesquid that'll let you stick your camera to the side of cars, boats, planes,... anything with a flat surface.

It's a ready-to-go system combines powerful suction cup technology with a GorillaPod Focus tripod and BallHead Xcamera mount. This combo gives you a compact and portable modular system that can be taken anywhere without needing donkeys. The Gorillapod is a pretty cool gadget accessory (I have one) and it's flexible and firm hold legs give you full control to bend and twist your camera into the perfect position.

The Sanctuary gadget recharging gift by Bluelounge

The Sanctuary gadget recharging gift by Bluelounge See Gift

Wed, 7th March 2012

The Sanctuary is a pretty cool gadget charging device for your smartphone, iPone, PDA, Blackberry, iPod, MP3 player, and bluetooth headset. It's a place for you to stash and charge your gadget clutter, keys and whatnots in one place without having to run around looking for the appropiate leads for the right device.

The cool thing about this device is that its compact design hides a universal charger compatible with over 1500 electronic devices from most of the big brands. It also has a USB port that will allow you to plug in hundreds more electronic devices. All you have to do is plug it in, lift up the faux leather inner tray & select your device connector(s), replace the inner tray, rest your connectors above it and plug in your electronic devices to charge.

The hidden animal teacup gift by Ange-line Tetrault

The hidden animal teacup gift by Ange-line Tetrault See Gift

Tue, 6th March 2012

Ange-line Tetrault is a product designer working for Imm-Living in Toronto, Canada. Nature and popular culture play a big part in her source of inspiration, and you can this reflected in her hidden animal cups. The more tea you drink the more animal you see, said the actress to the Bishop. The set has an owl, bear and fox moulded into the base of the ceramic mug.

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The Qwerty Keyboard washbag gift

The Qwerty Keyboard washbag gift See Gift

Mon, 5th March 2012

I recently showcased the Qwerty Keyboard wallet gift and it was a big hit so I've gone back to bring you the leatherette QWERTY washbag gift. It has a soft, black exterior with an embossed key pattern of a retro typewriter / keyboard like the wallet.

The bag has 2 side pockets inside and a zipped main compartment for all your bits and bobs. From a designery perspective it's probably worth knowing that the red accents on the bag are a tribute to the ink ribbons that were used on the old typewriters. Nice touch!

The Vintage 500 Series Telephone gifts

The Vintage 500 Series Telephone gifts See Gift

Sun, 4th March 2012

There's something about old retro telephones that remind me of my Grandma. I remember the ticking wheel and the coil back before you turned the next number, so nostalgic, it's all touch this, swipe that nowadays. These classic model telephones were in production from the late 60s to the early 70s. They've been carefully refurbished inside and out, and are completely compatible with current BT (British Telecom) phone systems.

They're available in Black, Off-White and Beige/Pink, all you have to do is plug it into your existing phone socket, get your finger out and start dialing. If you live outside the UK be sure to check that the phone will work in your country before ordering on Pedlars.

The Rubik's Cube desk tidy gift

The Rubik's Cube desk tidy gift See Gift

Sat, 3rd March 2012

I love a cool desk tidy, it's a design area that can spring up some really cool gifts. I recently showcased the Rubik's cube coaster gift and this gift caught my eye as I browsed Spinning Hats web shop.

Apart from the cool-retro style of the Rubik's cube design of the desk tidy it has space to store all your pens and pencils and it throws up a little hidden gem in it's functionality. It has a magnetic face so that you can stick those free roaming paper clips and pins to it. It's certainly brighter and better than stashing your bits and bobs in a poop paper cup.

PickPokit the plectrum holder wallet gift

PickPokit the plectrum holder wallet gift See Gift

Fri, 2nd March 2012

I used to be the vocalist in a band a while back and one thing that used to get my goat was the constant screeching from our guitarists. Not because their playing was dam right aweful but because they kept on loosing their plectrums and would moan about how expensive the last one was and how it was their favourite for this solo and that riff and blar, blar, blar.

This Pickpokit plectrum holder wallet would have saved us hours of cussing. Not only does it look cool like a giant plectrum, but it would have kept all of their plectrums in one place on display for easy reach in times of their stupendously overly loud solos.  It's made from hard wearing materials and lined with faux suede inside and it'll fit into the back pocket of any budding guitarists nad crunchingly tight skinny jeans.

It'll hold 20 plectrums and it has an inner net pocket for a few more and space for small tools like allen keys. It's popper fastened with a flexible hinge and comes in black.

The Qwerty keyboard leather wallet gift

The Qwerty keyboard leather wallet gift See Gift

Thu, 1st March 2012

Geeks are going to flip over their tethers to front this Qwerty super nerdy wallet. It's one of the most unique wallet gifts I've seen and it's made from soft leather with red contrast stitching and red lining inside. If you haven't noticed it's a Qwerty wallet because it has the keys of a typewriter / keyboard embossed onto the face of the wallet and it has the words "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" on the inside.

If you don't know why modern keyboards are called Qwerty's, look for the letter Q on your keyboard and run your finger over the next 5 keys to the right of Q. The wallet will hold six credit cards and has two slots for you to slot your cash into.

Vicky the banana holder gift

Vicky the banana holder gift See Gift

Wed, 29th February 2012

When I look at this gift I think of a Vikings helmet. I'm not sure that this visual was intentional but it adds so much character to a product that is normally a variation of a fruit bowl. Vicky uses the bananas natural curvature and gravity to hold it in place and you can put Vicky on a table or on the wall. Either way I think it'll definately spark up some chatter. Each piece is handmade from glazed porcelain and it's dishwasher safe.

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The Full Moon Odyssey floor mattress rug gift by i3 Lab

The Full Moon Odyssey floor mattress rug gift by i3 Lab See Gift

Tue, 28th February 2012

If you want to lie on something that's a tad bit out of the ordinary then the moon is a pretty good place to start. i3 Lab have taken science and cross bred it with a splash of art and comfort. The Full Moon Odyssey mattress is designed to give you that dream-like experience as if you were sleeping on the moon.

In short, they created this gift to try and break down our borders of dream and reality through imagination. The mattress is a collabortaive piece with astrophotographer, Chin Wein Loon. I can see kids getting busy moon landing themselves all over it and then nodding off with wild thoughts about space adventure.

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Classy man table gift conceals fridge in cabinet

Classy man table gift conceals fridge in cabinet See Gift

Mon, 27th February 2012

First of all I'd like to throw up a big up as they'd say in South London to the peeps at Man Tables, your business name is a work of sure man muscling genius. Why beat around the bush when all you need to do is say it as it is, we've evolved from the grass plains of the savannah to the couch and the fridge has now migrated it's way from the kitchen within an arms reach of the sofa. Evolution is a wonderful thing.

I like the fact that Man Tables weren't happy about shoving a ghastly white looking refrigerator in your living room with a flappy cabinet disguised front door, they've made the effort to enclose it all in an elegant and finely finished Amish made end table. You can now shake off off the calories you'd normally burn by shouting at wifey to throw you a can from the fridge walking to get a beverage yourself from the fridge with extra whoops and yelps while watching your favourite game on the TV.

You can get your hands on three Man Tables finishes; Tobacco, Espresso, and Black, and each finish is paired with hardware that accents the woods shine and luster.

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The magnetic Magnotag kitchenware gifts by Suck UK

The magnetic Magnotag kitchenware gifts by Suck UK See Gift

Sun, 26th February 2012

Suck UK are pretty good at throwing up fresh, forward thinking gifts that effortlessly take the things that can sometimes make us want to head butt the wall and turn them into practical and useful products.

Like this Magnotag kitchenware that has a powerful magnet inside of the label that'll hold the kitchen towel and oven gloves in place on a metal surface, like your fridge, oven or the 6 million dollar man. Simply toss and watch it take hold and when you're ready to use your towels or oven glove again, just pull, no more unsightful chaffing tugging going on here.

Amazons Kindle 4 Doctor Who Tardis Police box skin cover gift

Amazons Kindle 4 Doctor Who Tardis Police box skin cover gift See Gift

Sat, 25th February 2012

If you're into reading and can't get enough of Dr. Who then you can now marry the two with a Kindle and this Doctor Who Tardis premium quality vinyl skin gift. The skin uses a special removable adhesive that allows you to precisely apply it on your Kindle with ease and remove it without leaving a sticky residue. The prints are of high resolution and they come with an anti-UV coating, of which you can choose a finish of, gloss, leather or matte.

The Drip magnetic strip gift

The Drip magnetic strip gift See Gift

Fri, 24th February 2012

If you want to buy someone something that's functional, arty and quirky then a wall mounted brush stoke magnetic strip to hold your notes on is a good gift to plonk on your list. It's made from powder coated steel and it comes with 5 super strong neodymium magnets to hold your messages to the paint strip. You fix it to the wall with the strong double-sided foam tape that comes with the gift and it comes in black, red and light purple.

d°lights urHeart cushion gift

d°lights urHeart cushion gift See Gift

Thu, 23rd February 2012

I know Valentines has been and gone but I'm one of those people that believe that you don't need one day to tell your better half how much better, sexier, funnier and smarter he or she is than you. If you want to wear your heart on your sleeve (literally) and want to shout out 'I-lub-u' as far as the visible eye can see (in the dark) then d°lights UrHeart gift is a visual stunner.

Don't worry you won't go up in flames, your passion for each other might, wink, wink, nudge, nudge - nah-wat-i-meen? Do look closely at the picture because you'll see that the cushion is made up of loads of little roses, nice touch! This huggable pillow will stay lit for up to 4 hours with four 2500 mah AA batteries, of which will slowly dim when it runs out of power.

It's glow comes from a warm-white LED and it's made from American standard food-safe silicone and 100% polyester. It comes with an AA rechargeable battery charger and a 5 volt AC/DC adapter. Batteries are not included.

The Rubik's Cube coaster gift

The Rubik's Cube coaster gift See Gift

Wed, 22nd February 2012

Did you know that the Rubik's cube was invented by a hungarian sculpture and it was originally called the Magic Cube? I don't know about you but I have never been able to solve the 3D puzzle, and it really grates on me. How can such a simple toy be so effing annoying. If you were one of the first to get your hands on one in the 80's alongside your shell suite and breifcase then you're most likely going to want to get your mitts on these coasters.

You can't flick your way around this cube but you can stack each Rubik's coaster ontop of one another to create a fully completed Rubik's Cube. Clever cheating coasters!

Goodwin Goodwin British passport cushion gifts

Goodwin Goodwin British passport cushion gifts See Gift

Tue, 21st February 2012

Goodwin+Goodwin have'th taken'eth the iconic British symbol of international freedom of pass and turned it into something that'll with stand another kind of freedom of pass.  It's like using a hand towel with the Queens head on it, but it's all so God save the Queen Sex Pistol mash it up kind of vibe and I likes it.

The pillows are hand-screen printed with metallic inks on to Irish linen with a feather inner. You'll can get them in an array of funky colours like black, burgandy, light blue, red and olive green. Johnny Rotten would be proud.

Ten One Design's magnetic Magnus iPad stand gift

Ten One Design's magnetic Magnus iPad stand gift See Gift

Mon, 20th February 2012

Ten One Design have created a pretty cool, elagent, and functional iPad 2 stand that could easily be described as sexy. The hand-finished aluminium stand is magnetised so it looks like the iPad is magically supporting itself in mid air if you're looking at it front on. It has customised magnets installed into the base, and rubberized feet that are fitted to the bottom surface to keep it from slipping around on your desk.

The dishcloth holder in sink gift by Bosign

The dishcloth holder in sink gift by Bosign See Gift

Sun, 19th February 2012

Here's an interesting(ish) question, where do you leave your dishcloth to dry after you've sponged your dishes? I for one, hang it on the tap, I know others that hang it on plants, cupboard doors, washing up liquid bottle or leave it lying damp in the sink. One thing that winds me up by the hang it anywhere approach is that it simply looks scrappy and some would argue not that hygenic.

If you want to buy something that'll ease your kitchen dishcloth woes then Bosigns functional and stylish in sink polished, stainless zinc dishcloth holder is worth a gander. It's fastened to the inside of the sink, so that it's discreetly hidden, with a strong suction cup. The holder can swivel forward and backward so that you can hang your dishcloth on it and push it to the sink wall so that it doesn't get in the way of the faucet if you're filling up a glass of water.

The XAPPR augmented reality gun gift

The XAPPR augmented reality gun gift See Gift

Sat, 18th February 2012

Augmented Reality is slowerly filtering into the public consciousness. I recently bought the Appblaster gun from AppToyz and it's definately a fun toy for your iPhone. In the same vein this is another shoot'em up gun for your smartphone that'll see you running around like a headless chicken trying to blow things up around you. The main difference between the two guns is the selection of games you can play and the design of the gun itself.

Shipping is only available to US, Canada, EU and Israel and pre-orders will be supplied by June 2012.

The sparrow keyring couple gift by Qualy

The sparrow keyring couple gift by Qualy See Gift

Fri, 17th February 2012

If you want to give someone a gift that's a little bit quirky with oodles of character then this popular sparrow keyring is a pretty good bet. You can get them in a range of different colour sets with a white birdhouse that can be fixed to the wall with a nail or with the stickers provided. The colour sets are: Black & white, green & white, yellow & white, white & white, red & white.

Ravi Ratan's silver WiFi Hotspot and USB combo cufflink gift

Ravi Ratan's silver WiFi Hotspot and USB combo cufflink gift See Gift

Thu, 16th February 2012

Ravi Ratan has been pushing the boundaries of what a flash drive cufflink can do for sometime now. According to Cufflinks.com the story of this gift started at an airport terminal when he thought that there had to be a better way to bring his online access to his team around him, and the idea for the 2GB Flash Drive & Wifi Hotspot Cufflink was born. It's a nerdy and cool way to look sharp and fashionable while holding onto your inner geek.

So what does all this techy chatter mean? Well, it means that all you have to do is pop the USB Hotspot cufflink into your laptop / computer, download some accompanying software and badda-bing, you've got your very own high-speed (wi-fi) wireless internet hotspot for smart phones and other wireless devices to tap into. If you're feeling really brave you can apparantly 'access media server from the host computer of which is perfect for business meetings, airports, hotels and techies everywhere.' The other cufflink is the 2GB USB hard drive and they measure in at 7/8" x 3/4" approximately.

The cufflink itself is made from a rhodium plated base metal with polished silver finish and if you want to personalise it then you can engrave it for an $8.00 charge for up to 8 characters. Engraving will add a 1 week lead time to your delivery.

It's currently only compatible with Windows machines. WifiAn-Mini sets up automatically as a router (Wi-Fi Hot spot) on Windows XP (32bit), Vista (32bit, 64bit) and Win7 (32bit, 64bit). It can be used as a wireless LAN adapter on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Win7, WinCE, Linux, Mac.

The Deglon Meeting knife set gift by Mia Schmallenbach

The Deglon Meeting knife set gift by Mia Schmallenbach See Gift

Wed, 15th February 2012

For six centuries Thiers, Puy-de-Dôme in the centre of France has been the French cradle of cutlery. In 1921 Jean Déglon, from Switzerland, set up his workshop specialising in high quality manufacturing. His love and art for cutlery design was passed on from generation to generation, and today it is his grandson, Thierry Déglon, who continues and develops the values of quality and innovation that have made the reputation of the make in Europe, North America and many parts of the world.

The Meeting (set of 4) knives and block echoes this passion and drive that the Déglon family have bestowed upon culinary folk. It also won first prize in the 5th European Cutlery Design Award. As you can see from the picture the knives cleverly interlock into one another to form a rectangular block that gives the illusion that the knives were cut from a single block of high quality stainless steel.

The knife set includes a 3-1/4-inch paring knife, 5-1/4-inch utility knife, 8-inch chef knife, 8-3/4-inch slicer and matching stainless steel block. It was designed by Mia Schmallenbach and produced by Deglon in France.

Twigsy the tree shaped jewellery stand gift by Umbra

Twigsy the tree shaped jewellery stand gift by Umbra See Gift

Tue, 14th February 2012

It's Valentines day! Hope you got yours ;) If you haven't got anything yet, tut-tut! Here's a great little idea from Umbra that won't break the bank but the ring and necklace you'll have to buy to go onto it definately will. It's simple and tree inspired design should be a winner with the fairer sex. It's available in black and white.

MINIWIZ's recycled trash RE-Case iPhone 4-4S case gift

MINIWIZ's recycled trash RE-Case iPhone 4-4S case gift See Gift

Mon, 13th February 2012

Have you heard of Polliber™? If you haven't then no qualms because I haven't either until now. Here's what it is verbatim:

Rice farming by-products, usually discarded as agricultural waste, are reprocessed and added to post-consumer thermo-plastics to form a new revolutionary group of materials, POLLIBER™. The reprocessed rice husks serves as a performance enhancer that counteracts the mechanical strength loss due to degradation of poly propylene as it is recycled. The end result is a highly durable material of architectural grade which is recyclable and able to be manufactured at minimum CO2 emissions.

Miniwiz's iPhone RE-Case was inspired by the inrō, which is a Japanese Edo-Period accessory used to carry small objects, such as identity seals, and often shaped to provide tactile stress relief. That's why the case has a ripple design that creates a tactile effect that is supposed to offset the everyday stresses of modern life and it's ergonomic contours will ensure that your phone nestles snugly in the users hand.

The Zik Parrot bluetooth touch-activated headset gift by Starck

The Zik Parrot bluetooth touch-activated headset gift by Starck See Gift

Sun, 12th February 2012

This ZIK Parrot headset designed by Phillippe Starck is pretty cool, it's packing some awesome high-end technology. Apart from looking every bit Starck'esque, it's equipped with an active noise cancelling system that'll keep out any annoying surrounding sound in order to make sure you get to listen to every beat of your music or phone call in the purest form rather than someone chirpsing next to you about how poop their day was.

The ZIK is compatible with all smartphone devices like an iPhone, iPod or Android, actual lost of mobile devices are yet to be announced. The headset will connect to your mobile device via Bluettoth A2Dp stereo or using contactless NFC technology, which has never been achieved before on a headset. NFC technology? In lamens terms, if I'm listening to a track on my ZIKs via bluetooth, I can hold it up to your ZIK headphones and it'll pick up what I'm listening to on your headphones. It get better,..

You can control your headsets basic functions, like volume control through a touch panel located on the entire surface of the ZIK's right earpiece. So, you can turn the volume up and down by swiping the panel vertically up or down with your finger. You can swipe it hoirzontally to skip music forward/rewind, now that's really intuitive for a headset. Think that's pretty awesome right? Well it gets better, ZIK also has a unique presence-sensor system - remove the headset and it'll go into standby mode automatically.

There's one more goodie in store if you're not impressed by this gift yet. ZIK has powerful DSP (Digital Signal processing) in full, these are algorithms that recreate the contours of the music. They call this the 'Parrot Concert Hall' effect, in short, you'll hear the music as if it was being played in front of you, like at a concert. Just don't lean too far forward, you'll fall over.

The Chick-a-Dee smoke detector gift

The Chick-a-Dee smoke detector gift See Gift

Sat, 11th February 2012

The Chick-a-Dee is a rather fun and quirky smoke alarm gift. As you can see it's a bird perched on a twig which fixes to the ceiling. Mrs. Louise van der Veld intially designed it for the baby and kids market but its appeal has reached much further than that. It was selected as the winner of a design contest organised by the Union of Dutch Insurance Companies in the Netherlands in the fall of 2006 and the initial design inspiration for the gift came from the clip-on birds decorations you sometimes see on Christmas trees.

There are a few more layers to the design than meets the eye, for instance, birds chirp to each other to warn of danger, and do you remember what those old school miners used to take with them down the mines,... Canaries. Canaries are sensitive to colourless and odourless poisonous gases and if one popped off or stopped chirping, then you knew it was time to leg it sharpish.

The Chick-a-Dee takes it's name and shape directly from the warning calling sound of the American Black-capped Chickadee. As soon as smoke is detected a 85db alarm signal is activated and (under normal conditions) a control light flashes once a minute. The Chick-a-Dee can be tested by pressing the test button and the batteries are easy to replace. It's equipped with a 1.5 year battery lifetime and a three-year warranty.

The block lamp gift by Harri Koskinen

The block lamp gift by Harri Koskinen See Gift

Fri, 10th February 2012

The Block Lamp, designed by Harri Koskinen was introduced to the masses back in 1996 and it's become one of Design House Stockholm's most popular gifts. We've all come to sit up and take notice of how beautiful, simple and elegent Scandinavians are at designing everyday objects and this gift is of no exception because it's been part of MoMA, Museum of Modern Art in New York's collection since 2000.

Each part of the block lamp is hand cast and the matt bulb shape is sand-blasted. In order to avoid cracking from the electric bulbs emitting heat (which is included - EU Standard) the lamp has to go through a long cooling process. For that little bit of extra design flair you can pick the cord colour to be in red, white or black.

Drewski's Beardski gift

Drewski's Beardski gift See Gift

Thu, 9th February 2012

Yep, I'm laughing too, but don't be fooled by the jovial nature of Drewski's bearded wonder snow ski mask, it's not just for yeti aesthetics. As Drewski explains in the video, the 12" synthetic beard acts as an insulator to keep your exposed bottom half of face from falling off and it's attached to a neoprene lined ski mask with woven thermal fleece for comfort so you don't itch and scratch your way down the slopes.

Beardski is a one-size-fits-all design that securely holds itself in place around your ears and chops with velcro of which is easy to wear & remove. Get your frikking beard on!

The Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Snore-Stopper boxing glove puncher gift

The Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Snore-Stopper boxing glove puncher gift See Gift

Wed, 8th February 2012

Mohammed Ali would be so proud, knocking an avid snorer with a sweet left hook while he or she is sleeping is a sure fire way to jolt their cavernous nostrils into shape. No need for special pills or supplements, slip them a swift punch to the shnoz with donkey products snore-stopper gift and the night offender shall be rendered snore-less, leaving you in peace to sleep.

Mohzy's petal solar light flower plant gift

Mohzy's petal solar light flower plant gift See Gift

Tue, 7th February 2012

I know this isn't available to buy just yet but it's worth featuring because of its playfulness in design. It's obviously shaped like a flower with a sculptural petal but it isn't just for show, because the solar panel that sits ontop of the flower looking bulb will harvest the suns rays to turn it into your gardens light source at night.

The solar panel recharges the battery by day and automatically comes on at dusk emitting a warm glow around your garden. It's certainly better than plonking one of those grey solar sticks into the garden that stands out like a saw thumb. You can get them in 2 sizes, a petal solar mini light that reaches 10 x 10 x 33 cm and there's the taller twin that reaches 21 x 12.5 x 40cm.

The NBA leather chair gift by Paolo Lillus

The NBA leather chair gift by Paolo Lillus See Gift

Mon, 6th February 2012

If you're into basketball or know someone who is and you're feeling mighty generous then you've simply got to get this NBA chair by Paolo Lillus. I don't know much about basketball, I'm more used to cricket and croquet darlings,.. what-what, spiff-spaff! But seriuosly look at this chair, it's a stunner from every angle and it's beatifully crafted.

The outer basketball design is made from synthetic leather and the seat cover is made from leather. It has a rotating circular base that's made of chromium, polished stainless steel and you can also get the chair with a 4-spoke polished aluminium base. The seat upholstery has a micro-barrel spring core and it measure in at 29kg for the 4-spoke base & 49 kg for the rotating circular base.

If you like this chair then have a look at Paolo's tennis and football chair.

The book rest lamp gift by Lee Sang Gin

The book rest lamp gift by Lee Sang Gin See Gift

Sun, 5th February 2012

This frosted glass (hand blown) book rest lamp gift by Lee Sang Gin's is pretty cool. I say cool, because it's simplicity in design double acts as it's form and function. It emits a soft light for night time reading, it's a book rest and a page marker, and it also looks like a house when you put the book ontop of it. You clever man you Lee Sang Gin. The lamps come with different adaptors depending on where you're at - there's a USA, UK and EU adaptor.

Margui Mora's note me pillow gift

Margui Mora's note me pillow gift See Gift

Sat, 4th February 2012

In case your other half hasn't clunked you over the head yet, I'm hear to remind you that Valentines day is looming. I'm sure your bank balance has just started to recover from Christmas so you're looking for something thoughtful that's not going to burn a hole through pocket and scorch your feet.

If you like me, prefer to get your crayons out to say that 'I-lub-u-sooo-much iky-eek-chatter' then scribble it on Margui's cushion and leave it somewhere where he or she will most likely sit on - and - when he or she says 'where's my card you ungrateful non-loving jerk' you can say 'you're sitting on it.'

The pillows come in 5 upbeat colors and don't worry if you can't spell or your mind goes blank halfway through writing a sentence because you can easily erase what the notes wrote and start again. Simply run the pillow under cold water and you can write a new lubby-dubby message everyday for that someone special to un-earth from under their bum.

(No Soap Required)

Pavel Sidorenko's Re Vinyl wall clock gifts

Pavel Sidorenko's Re Vinyl wall clock gifts See Gift

Fri, 3rd February 2012

Pavel, like others, is turning upcycling into a trendy artform. Take on old Vinyl LP record and remaster it (excuse the pun) into a work of art wall clock. He calls his clocks Re Vinyl's and he cuts them (excuse 2nd pun) into identifiable pieces of art by depicting popular cultural landmark skylines & silhouettes.

His collection tells the stories of major cities like London & San Francisco (as seen in the pic), Rome, Prague, Tokyo, Sydney, Toronto, Paris, Moscow, Miami, Los Angeles and many more. If you do order a clock from Pavel please be aware that the design of the vinyl label may change from the illustrative pics on his website.