On nearly every holiday list, there's that friend or family member who stumps even the most avid shopper. They seem to need nothing and to have everything, leading to yet another "gift card" purchase. But before you traverse that route, look instead at a few cool new gift ideas that might be more fun.
GPS systems for cars have been around for years, but what about bike commuters, motorcycle owners, or those who just love to take long walks? Personal navigation systems like those from TomTom
can be a boon for anyone in motion, no matter how they're getting around. For example, the company's RIDER is a bike-friendly device that is rugged and waterproof, easy to use, and even has a wireless headset to hear voice instructions from inside a helmet. It's a safe bet that the bike enthusiast on your holiday shopping list will pop a wheelie over this present.
Entertainment centers have become so complicated that some people have to buy a small bin just for all the remote controls that tweak settings on their components. Even some universal remotes are tough to figure out—with so many buttons it seems like you're flying a plane, not flipping a channel. But the Logitech Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote
is unique. It features a color touch screen instead of a bazillion buttons, it can control up to 15 devices, and can support more than 5,000 brands. It even has USB connectivity, so users can hook it up to a computer to get software updates. So, toss the bin, and click with confidence.
One of the most popular categories of holiday gifts is "pampering," and for good reason. Many people refrain from buying themselves gifts that soothe aching muscles and deliver stress relief. Give someone a real treat this season with the iNeed Shiatsu Foot Massager
, a lightweight and portable device that has four rotating massage nodes to give relief to sore, tired feet. The gift is perfect for anyone who's on their feet all day, and is small enough to be slipped under a desk for a mid-day stress break.
The pampering doesn't have to stop at your gift recipient's feet—what about giving them complete support so they can get a great night's sleep, every night? That's the advantage of the Total Body Support Pillow
, designed for proper spinal alignment, no matter what the sleep position. Originally invented to help those with muscular pain and tenderness, the pillow is now recognized as a stellar way for anyone to catch up on their sleep comfortably. The hypoallergenic fill even gets softer and fuller with every washing.
To get even more fresh ideas, curl up at home with your computer and peruse sites like Buy.com
, Hammacher Schlemmer
, or TigerGPS
—not only are there deals and super fast shipping options, but you can also get some insights on products thanks to customer reviews. Happy shopping!