Cool Gift Gadget Ideas for Your Pals
Everyone always seems to want specialized, personalized gifts, right? Well, take a look at these cool gadget gift ideas and see if one of them is the perfect thing to get your friends and family for their ideal Christmas or birthday gift!
It might just be me, but shopping for gifts often feels like torture. The overall idea is fine; buying a friend or family member a gift is a great way of showing them how much you care. The problem that I have is that most of my friends already have everything that they need and I am left wandering around endless stores struggling to find an iconic gift that they don’t already have or more likely wish that they could return. Recently I have found myself turning to online gift shopping, at least this way I can sit in the comfort of my own home and scroll through random sites in peace.
To try and make gift shopping a little more bearable, I have come up with my top 10 gift ideas. I’ve even included an Amazon link for each item because busy iconic men like you don't have time to waste searching through online stores.
Below is my list of gift ideas perfect for your pals:
We all have that friend who enjoys nothing more than a full fried breakfast to kick start their weekend but lacks even the necessary cooking skills required to fry an egg. The Breakfast Sandwich Maker is the perfect kitchen gadget for these friends, with just a few easy steps you can create your own McMuffin, which even the worst cook in the world could not mess up. All you have to do is add a layer of bread, your chosen ingredients, including an egg and then place another layer of bread on top, close the lid and watch the magic happen. This is one of those gifts that I really wish someone would buy me for my birthday; I am even tempted to buy myself one and indulge in all of the breakfast sandwiches my heart can handle.
Another perfect gift for your kitchen-inept friends, this retro hot dog toaster will not just make your friends laugh but also serves as a great kitchen tool for quickly making hot dogs with minimal effort. All they have to do is pop their bun and hot dog into the toaster and just like a regular toaster push the button down and wait for it to pop back up before enjoying a hot dog that even a New Yorker would be proud of.
For those friends that spend their whole life sitting at their computer but somehow still never seem to know what the time is, despite the tiny clock in the corner of the screen. This is a USB that combines a clock and a fan into one tiny gadget, which takes up minimal space on your desk. The clock works by projecting an LED light that functions just like a normal clock. I can see this being the perfect gift to give in the summer, offering a refreshing breeze while you work.
We all have that one friend who eats nothing but pizza; they try to justify it by saying that it's a quick and easy meal that just happens to contain vegetables, but we still can’t help but mock them continuously. Pizza Socks are the perfect gift for this friend, four pairs of socks that each has their own pizza topping design. To make this joke gift even better the socks come in an actual pizza box with the socks rolled to look like slices of pizza, so your friend will think you are giving them a real pizza as a gift.
We don’t like to admit it, but we’ve all used a pencil or a ruler to scratch our back on many occasions, which is why a backscratcher is a perfect gift. It is one of those things you would never buy for yourself, but as soon as you are given it, you can't imagine life without it. While you could buy a boring wooden one that looks like a stick, why not have a little fun. The gardening rake backscratcher looks like a mini rake but has all of the functionality of a backscratcher. You can find all types of themed backscratchers on Amazon to suit your friend's interests.
For the friend in your life who loves whiskey and prides themselves on being an expert, why not buy them a whiskey box set that comes complete with two glasses, whiskey stones and all of the tools needed to make the perfect drink. I bought this for my cousin last Christmas as he has a whole whiskey cabinet in his house, and he was super excited to have all of his whiskey needs in one small, yet tasteful box that he can even take on vacation with him.
A well-maintained beard has become a must for a fashionable iconic man, so why not treat your pals to a beard kit with everything that they need to tame their beard, so that they can look as stylish as you. There are many different levels of kit depending on your budget, with some just including the basics, while others include everything from beard oil to a mini mirror so that you can style on the go.
If you really want to treat your bearded friends, why not throw a beard bib into your beard gift box as an added extra. I was given one of these for Christmas, and while at first, I couldn't see the point of clipping a giant sheet to my mirror and shoulders, I now refuse to trim my beard without it. A bead bib catches hairs as you trim, saving you the effort of having to clean up after and dealing with the inevitable cry from your girlfriend that you left hair around the sink.
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Bath bombs have a reputation for being bright pink and extraordinarily girly, but the truth is that most iconic men enjoy a relaxing soak after a long week at work and should also be able to enjoy the fun of a fizzy ball that fills your bath with bright colors and a relaxing aroma too. Bath bombs have become one of my many guilty pleasures, since discovering bath bombs designed just for men with manly scents and none of that annoying glitter that sticks to the bottom of your bath. So, why not introduce your friends to the world of manly bath bombs so they too can enjoy a calming soak too.
A joke gift that actually has a use, designed for that friend who seems to be constantly losing their glasses, this funky looking glasses holder is the perfect addition to an iconic man's apartment, a wooden nose and mustache that their glasses can sit on, so they no longer have to run around desperately trying to find their glasses in the morning.
The perfect gift for your gamer friends who when asked what they want for their birthday always respond with “I don’t know, I guess a steam voucher.” Both the bowl and mug have controller handles, so even a boring bowl of cereal can feel like you’re playing your favourite game. This console mug and bowl will look great on your friend’s desk, and they are sure to appreciate the thought that went into picking a personalized gift.
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Trying to get your friends the perfect gift is essentially an impossible task, especially as you get older. After all, if your pals really wanted something for themselves, they would just buy it with their own money.
However, by taking a few of these gift ideas, you might be able to come up with the closest thing possible to a perfect gift – it might not be exactly what they want, but hopefully, it is something cool that they never knew they needed!
Let us know in the comments below some of your top gift ideas or something of the gadgets you would love to receive.
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Sam is a writer from the UK with a strange fixation on making as many things from scratch as possible. Whether it's brewing beer or making hot sauce, Sam is determined to try and make everything, as well as writing or making videos about it as he goes.