If you’re looking for some reasonably priced stocking stuffers and Hanukah gifts for the kids or adults who have never grown up, you might want to consider some of the following. I just bought at least one of each.
Boogie Board $34
This is a reasonably priced gift for an electronic whiteboard which doesn’t need batteries. Great for kids and adults alike. If you have a tight budget you can get a smaller version with corkboard for a mere $18.95.
Chocolate Scented iPhone Case $9.99
Not only is this thing cute but it smells good. What I want to know is when I can buy chocolate-scented cologne. Then again, this gets me thinking as to exactly who I’ll be attracting. But enough of that – this is a family/holiday post after all. The case fits your iPhone 4 or 4S and smelling it may even keep you from craving the real thing.
Giant Pencil Touchscreen Stylus $7.99
I know the touch revolution is the rage right now but after spending time with Tom Keating who was walking me through his new Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T and the importance of a stylus, I got to thinking a stylus could be useful for any touchscreen device. And at $7.99 you can’t go wrong – especially when you consider this is only $0.99 more expensive than a grande cup of Starbucks new Geisha coffee.
Here are some other gifts I just picked up for the kids which are not all high-tech but are certain to be popular for the obligatory 5 minutes until kids move onto the next thing such as iCarly or whatever else is hot these days.
- Glow in the Dark Odd Pods Cacti Pals $9.99 - look but don't touch please
- Grow Your Own Coffee $7.99 This one is for a friend – why buy the coffee when you can get a plant for almost the same price?
- LED Construction Brick Brites $9.99
- LED Magnetic Digital Graffiti $12.99
- Origami Sticky Notes $2.49
- Precision Gyroscope $11.99
- Shower Shock Caffeinated Soap $6.99 This one is for me. I love this soap… A nice change from the same-old.
- The Original Silly Putty $2.99 – If the kids complain about the low budget nature of this one it’s a great opportunity to explain concepts like “fiscal cliff” to them.