Think gifts and the next thought that pops up in your mind is ‘what could make novelty gifts’? We all want to gift our loved ones something that is different, unique or unusual; not just anything that finally becomes a useless showpiece and just sits in their side table or closet. We want our gifts to be useful, helpful and beneficial; but do not want what is mundane or something that every other person seems to own or carry. If you want to make lifestyle products as gifts, you still can do it; and yes, their novelty factor need not be compromised!
Let’s look at some simple yet useful everyday gadgets and objects that can also make wonderful novelty gifts. Here is a small list that can help you with your gifting ideas.
- Camera Lens Coffee Mug: You would have come across a whole array of coffee mugs that come with personalized messages or photographs, shaped like cartoon or superhero characters and sometimes even those that look more like a coffee table decor than a functional coffee mug! Well, here is one coffee mug that you can actually use despite its unusual shape – it has been designed to look like a DSLR camera lens. And the piece actually looks so real, it wouldn’t be surprising if you pack it along with your camera on your next trip! It is sure to be a well-loved and adored gift; no doubt it satisfies the novelty tag greatly.
- Sink alias Aquarium: Wondering why a sink would feature in a gifting list? Well, this is no ordinary sink; it also doubles as an aquarium. And you would be surprised to see how appealing it would be to any guest visiting your bathroom. It definitely can be graded a novel idea for its unique design and appearance; and why not? Besides being a great gift for your new home, it can also make a unique gift to your loved ones who are redesigning or building a new home. Of course, all good things in life come at a price; and this aquarium cum sink isn’t cheap either. But for a great home or a loved one, it would be worth the price!
- Melting Clock: Time is precious, but it is something we can always spare for our most loved ones. And if you do decide to give your time to someone special, especially one who melts your heart; this melting clock would make an ideal gift. It can easily sit on a shelf or mantle giving it an appearance of melting right off that place! What better gift to give someone who makes you feel that time melts when you are with them?!
- Cat Scratch Turntable: Ever thought of including your pet cat in your dear ones list for Christmas or thought of gifting it something special. If you have, then here is some novelty gift that could make your pet happy and you, a proud owner! With this DJ scratch desk, your cat can create some awesome tracks, while you can show off to your family and friends. It will also be a fun way to sharpen their claws and get them to have a good workout!
- Butterflies in a Jar: Butterflies are always a wonderful addition to our gardens and nature space. Ever wondered how nice it would be to have them inside your home? Well, it might not be a very practical idea to get a live one inside; but with this ‘butterfly in a jar’ you can have some almost real butterflies with you. These electronically designed butterflies are placed within the inside of a bottle with the help of a string that allows its easy movement giving it the appearance of flying within the bottle. An extremely beautiful gift for any family or friend; and probably, if you can’t withstand the temptation, a very good gift for you too!!
- Zombie Survival Kit: We all know; and probably, have a survival kit stowed away somewhere in our closet or in our garage. This one comes with a twist and is intended for our survival during a zombie apocalypse! Well, if you are one who believes in zombies or are waiting for our Hollywood zombies to come to life; then this might become a good gift for self or a good one for your family. Intended for all zombie fans out there; this survival kit does have some useful tools that can also help you during other calamities. If you are wondering where the novelty factor comes in, it comes with the “zombie preparedness” feature!!
- Cartoon Messenger Bag: For all the cartoon fans out there, here is a really novel gift idea that does not include miniature cartoon creatures or inflatable cartoon puppets. For once you can feel a part of the cartoon world with this cartoon messenger bag that looks every inch straight out of the cartoon land! They are colourful and overflow with vibrancy. Exactly, just like everything else in all those loony toon shows you fell in love with. Now, you can fulfil your dream to be part of that world or make your family member or friend, who has still not grown out of his love for toons, get right there!
- LED Umbrella: We have seen LED lamps, LED pillows, LED taps, LED pens; and now here comes a really interesting and innovative use of LED – umbrellas! A truly amazing idea considering that rain and darkness are an ideal combination for all kinds of mishaps. Now when you walk down the street with your umbrella, you are not only visible to passing vehicles but can also find your way to some extent through the heavy downpour. It comes with a switch control to turn the light on and off. If you are considering means to keep your aged parents, young kids or even your partner safe during rainy nights; what better gift can you think of?! It is definitely in my list of lifestyle gadgets that can make a wonderful novelty gift as well.
Gifts can be functional but that does not mean it has to be dreary. And with these innovative gifts, life not only becomes more beautiful and less complicated but also makes your loved ones know that you really care. So, come on, what are you waiting for? Get one of these awesome gifts for your near or dear ones. And if you think you cannot wait to show this list to your partner and expect them to come up with a surprise for your special day; don’t worry, there is nothing wrong in getting one for yourself. After all, these are things that are useful for almost all at home; so, why not?
Novelty gifts can bring some inventiveness into your life too!