Unique gifts


Sometimes unique and clever gifts are just what you are seeking. Here are some great gift choices! A variety of items and prices are present here. Some toys that so remarkably unique and fun that I think they are a huge win. I have videos of them in action so that you can see the fun factor.

I highly recommend Cloisonné articulated fish for a small gift. They are really impressive and inexpensive. Because they are in low supply and run out often, I have trouble keeping them on my page. There are many style and color choices and they are worth looking up. Being extremely inexpensive and pretty spectacular, they are a great add on gift…say to tie on the outside of the gift in the ribbon. They are the right size for a “stocking stuffer” item.

Butterfly Puddler

These are seriously cool! They are made of stoneware and recycled glass. This sand-and-water puddler, evaporates away and leaves the minerals and salt behind that the butterflies want to consume. They are attracted by both the smell and the pretty glass. Once they find this source for them, they will return to it on a regular basis.

Baby Grut pot/container

This can be used for a plant because it has a drain hole that is small enough to let water out, but not compromise being a holder for pens if used as a pen holder container. This is incredibly cute, and I love the baby Grut character.

Pop-up art cards

This kind of artwork is a wonderful surprise when the person opens their card. I adore these types of card! They are definitely unique and memorable! These are highly rated cards.

Dragon, Birthday cake, and Bouquet of roses, Monarch butterfly, Cardinal by Lovepop

Set of 5

This set includes Springtime Picnic Card, Birthday Cake, Balloon Birthday Bouquet, Floral Bouquet, and Willow Tree. I highly recommend this set because they are all beautiful! You can have them on hand to be well prepared for those occasions that come up through the year.

Set of 3

Open the card to a 3D scene – Peacock, Boat, Flowers.

These are other brand pop-up cards

Chinese pavilion, Birthday cake, Peacock, Happy Birthday cake

These all have quirky, extremely well done pop up art

Here is a card with a Camping theme, Golf cart, Pirate ship, Viking ship, and Locomotive Engine. There is another viking ship card by this same company that is labeled Norse viking ship that is equally classic and beautifully ornate.

Cute companion for a card or book gift…

This is such a cute and fun item that you can add to a card or a book that is a gift. It is a butterfly that is normally flat. When you wind it up, it is ready to spring into action and launch into flight. Also this is very pretty and realistic looking when in flight. When the person opens the card or book and frees it, it will take off into flight. You can get an idea of how cut this little thing is here…
MAGIC FLYING BUTTERFLY YouTube video
The second one is a variety pack of quantity 4.

Versatile Stylus Pen Tool – 6 in 1 Pen Multitool with Gift Box – Includes 1 Ballpoint Pen, Universal Stylus, Ruler, 2 x Screwdrivers, Level Gauge – The Perfect Tech Multi-Function Gadget

4.3 out of 5 stars and over 30 reviews.

Laptop holder – Microbead pillow padded platform with reading light and cup holder

This also has a slot that can be used for a pen or Android stylus. The LED light has a bendable neck and is removable and long lasting. The whole thing is lightweight with a handle. My husband got me a platform very much like this. I am surprised by this item, as well as how much I use and appreciate this lovely thing now! That is usually the sign of a great gift.

Light up wireless keyboard

These work by means of a USB connect in the main computer port. This is another gift item from my husband that grew to be essential for my work… it is a great gift.

A smart looking keyboard with a bright, crackly, lightening bolt pattern. There is a built in function setting that can change the light up color. The choices are red, blue, and purple. This item allows you to do your work on the computer where ever you happen to be located in it’s vicinity. What’s not to love here?!?!?
4.2 out of 5 stars and over 350 reviews. The price is just great too!

This keyboard is also great for different reasons…It is sealed in silicone. Because of this it is waterproof and flexible enough to be rolled up. Because of this it is waterproof, dustproof, and easy to clean. The cleaning can be performed with alcohol based cleaners.
4.1 out of 5 stars for over 25 reviews.

Tile Mate – Key Finder, Phone Finder, Anything Finder – 1-pack

4 out of 5 stars for over 6,000 reviews.

 

Privacy Phone Screen Protector

This cheap, handy tool obscures your phone screen to anyone around who is not looking straight into the screen (which usually should be you…). It is a big seller that is highly rated.

4.2 out of 5 stars for over 1300 reviews.

Camera stabilizer

The camera stabilizer for a Smartphone, GoPro, Canon, Nikon – or any camera up to 2.1 lbs. This is a popular and highly rated accessory.
4.5 out of 5 stars for over 740 reviews

Amazon Firestick with Alexa voice remote

Firestick with Alexa voice remote with a plethora of channels, websites, apps, movies, TV shows, and Alexa skills. This uses Silk and Firefox for browsers and does not require cable or satellite.
4.4 out of 5 stars for over 135,000 reviews
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Streaming Media Player

Amazon Echo

Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, message someone, set musical alarms and timers, give answers, control smart home devices, speaker offers 360 degree sound, etc.
4.4 out of 5 stars for over 7,000 reviews
Echo 2nd Generation with improved sound powered by Dolby and a new design in Charcoal Fabric

Amazon Echo Dot

Alexa voice-controlled device to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, give answers, read news, set musical alarms, read audio books, control video on Firestick, connect to speakers or headphones by Bluetooth, etc. It works well in noisy environments and comes with built-in speaker.
6 color choices
4.3 out of 5 stars for over 77,000 reviews
Echo Dot 2nd Generation – Black

Smart Plug

This plug in between your electronics and the power outlet allows you to turn the item on or off through your phone! It is the best seller and a highly rated 2 pack

All you need is Wi-Fi, no hub. You can control any plugged in appliance being turned on or off from you smart phone with a free app or with Alexa.

The first is rated 4.1 out of 5 stars for over 8900 reviews, the second is 4.5 out of 5 stars for over 1190 reviews, the third is 4.4 out of 5 stars for over 150 reviews.

This tool allows you to turn on and off your built in lights that aren’t on a plug from your smart phone…

This allows you to turn any item on a built-in house switch on or off on timers. You can randomize their time for being on when you are away from home to fool anyone that may be watching your house. You can control it with a Wemo app or Alexa. It works with any switch that is not a 3-way switch. Easy to install.
4.1 out of 5 stars for over 9,100 reviews

Hand free audio adapter

This is a cool item! It is the best seller. A device that can convert normal headphones into Bluetooth headphones. It enables devices and stereo audio systems to be wirelessly controlled by Bluetooth 4.1. This device streams high quality sound.

This works with iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android Smartphones,Tablets, and other Devices, easily plugs into any powered Car & Home Stereo Sound System and Speakers via the 3.5 mm audio cable/adapter.
4.3 out of 5 stars for over 8,100 reviews.
They come in violet, royal blue, rose red, olive green

Worldwide travel adapter/charger

Simultaneous charge of 3 devices. Compatible devices include: Apple, Samsung, Sony, Blackberry, HTC, Lenovo, LG, ZTE, Huawei, MP3 Players, Bluetooth Speakers, Tablets, Smart Phones, Headphones, Power Banks, Sat-Nav systems and more. The USB Ports are designed to charge Digital Devices such as Smart Phones and Tablets. Maximum ratings: 1400 Watts 6.0 Amps 250 Volts. USB output is 5 Volt DC at 2500mAh Maximum.
4.1 out of 5 stars for over 1000 reviews

Phone charger that also cleans off the dirt and germs!

This item uses UV light to sanitize your phone for you while it charges. This makes it easy to clean up your phone on a regular basis, which is more healthy and safe.
White, Black

 

Lap harp

This is easy to play. It comes with song sheets that can be slipped under the strings to make learning to play simple for children. Also a fun item for adults as well. Harp includes a tuner, pick, extra metal string, and one set of 12 song sheets.
4 out of 5 stars for over 180 reviews.

Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer w/ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology – Compatible w/iOS & Android Devices – White. These are available both new and used

3.7 out of 5 stars for over 1700 reviews.

Voice to text software

These are super for the gadget people! It is also the perfect thing for those who aren’t great at spelling or typing. These are the people who love the convenience here.
Ability to create, format and edit documents
This gets even more accurate as it learns the way you speak
3.3 out of 5 stars for over 800 reviews

This one is the best seller
3.2 out of 5 stars with over 1,400 reviews

For the gardener/plant lover in your life

This 3 in 1 tool is a drill attachment to dig holes, remove weeds, and tills from a standing position. The handy device is a real back saver! Who doesn’t appreciate that!
3.5 out of 5 stars for over 80 reviews.

Wine aerator

This is for the wine lover on your list. It opens the bottle in a great way so dispenses like a tap. It also aerates the wine for you don’t need to let it sit after opening.

Great Board Games

Codenames

Two opposing spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. For 2 to 4 players.
For ages 14 and up
4.8 out of 5 stars for over 2,100 reviews

Ticket To Ride

This hugely popular train themed game is one of the most popular specialty games of all time. This is a travel adventure themed game that involves a lot of strategy to win.
For ages 8 and up and can be a 2 player game
4.7 out of 5 stars for over 4,100 reviews

Classic Jenga

This classic game is great for parties or family night. Try to pull the block out of the stack and not crash the stack…
For ages 8 and up
4.7 our of 5 stars for over 3,000 reviews

5 Crowns Card Game

5 suit Rummy style card game and winner of over 10 best game awards. There is even a solitaire version of this game. This hugely popular game is fun for both kids and adults.
For ages 8 and up
4.9 out of 5 stars for over 2,900 reviews

VR headset for phone

3D VR Headset Virtual Reality Glasses for iPhone & Android – Play Your Best Mobile Games & 360 Movies With Soft & Comfortable New Goggles Plus Special Adjustable Eye Care System. VERY HIGHLY RATED

WGHL 3D Headset Virtual Reality Glasses Head-mounted Headband VR for iPhone 7/6s/6 plus/6/5s/5c/5 Samsung Galaxy s6/s7/note4/note5 and Other 3.5″-6.0″ Smart Phone+Remote Controller. VERY HIGHLY RATED

Samsung Gear VR – Virtual Reality Headset – Latest Edition (US Version with Warranty)

Who doesn’t love an animated character piggy bank?

The panda grabs your coin and says “Thank-you”.The kitty says “Hello”, takes the coin, and “Thank-you”. 3.9 out of 5 stars for over 350 reviews for the panda and 4.2 out of 5 stars for over 450 reviews for the kitty.

Great programmable robots for learning robotics programming or just for fun

Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot

SPHERO SPRK+ STEAM DEMO YouTube video that demonstrates Sphero SPRK+ Steam

 
Controlled by an app
Scratch resistant and waterproof
Performs induction charging when running raw motor control at 4 mph
Programmable sensors and LEDs
Great for teaching programming to young kids, but also fun for experienced programmers to create controls for the robot. 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 65 reviews.

Sphero 2.0: The App-Controlled Robot Ball

SPHERO 2.0 DEMONSTRATED & EXPLAINED YouTube video that demonstrates Sphero 2.0

 
Can travel at a speed of 7 feet per second
Controlled by SMART Bluetooth at a range of 100 feet
Includes 2 ramps
Comes with induction charging base
30 free apps available (Apple or Android)
Nubby cover that gives better traction is also an available accessory
4.1 out of 5 stars for over 350 reviews

Sphero Ollie App-Controlled Robot

OLLIE IN ACTION – VERY FAST YouTube video that demonstrates Ollie

 
Travels at a speed of 14 mph – really needs to be outside play…
SMART Blutooth control with a range of 100 feet
USB charging
Nubby tires give great traction in many environments
iOS and Android apps to control robot – it’s speed, acceleration, turn radius and LED
4.1 out of 5 stars for over 250 reviews

Mechanical DIY kits

These are kits that assemble to be beautiful steampunk style items with moving parts. The kit comed with all that is needed, no glue is needed. They are laser cut and the accuracy and design of them is extremely good. These are so ornate and gorgeous that you have to look at the videos to fully understand and appreciate them.

ROBOTIME 3D Puzzle Music Box Wooden Craft Kit Robot Machinarium Toy with Light for Adults and Kids

MUSICAL ROBOT DEMO YouTube video

UGEARS Safe Mechanical 3D Puzzle DIY Wooden Construction Set
Ornate combination lock (3 digits). 5 out of 5 stars for over 65 reviews

COMBINATION LOCK BOX YouTube video

The 460 locomotive with tender – in my opinion the most spectacular of these.
4.4 out of 5 stars from over 35 reviews

TRAIN DEMO YouTube video

Abong Mechanical Wooden Clock Kit
5 out of 5 stars for over 60 reviews

CLOCK DEMO YouTube video

UGEARS Premium Collection Mechanical 3D Puzzle DIY Wooden Construction (Set of 3). This has a 3 digit combination safe, a timer (1 to 20 minutes), and a tram.

SAFE DEMO YouTube video

TIMER DEMO YouTube video

TRAM DEMO YouTube video

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