With a little over two weeks remaining before Valentines Day, I thought it would be a great idea to compile a list of gift ideas for your special someone. The list is made up mostly of techie gifts, but there are a couple like the barbecue sauce basket and the cupcake kit that will fulfill your non-geeky Valentines wishes. So check out the list below and get your orders in to make sure your gifts arrive on time. If you have any gift suggestions use the comments form at the end of the article.
1. Gift for the Wannabe Bond
If your special someone happens to be a photographer or at least pretends to be, this gift might just make their day. The Super-Secret Spy Lens allows photographers to take 90° candid shots in any direction. The lens swivels 360 degrees and fits any SLR lens (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, and more).
The lens runs for $50 from Photojojo.com.
2. Grill Master’s Sauces
Anyone at home consider themselves the Grill Master? If so, this sauce-packed, barbecue-lovers gift basket may do the trick for your Valentine. Inside you will find sauces from Tulocay’s Made In Napa Valley, Stonewall Kitchen, Frontera by Rick Bayless, Robert Rothschild Farm and Callisons Fine Foods.
The gift basket can be purchased from GourmetGiftsBaskets.com for $99.
3. Go Retro, Get Instant Pictures
Sure you’ve got a digital camera, but did you forget how much fun instant film can be? If you’re looking to give a gift that will keep on giving and will help you save those precious moments, why not give your significant other a gift they will certainly use. You probably thought Polaroid would be the answer, but ou may want to check out Fujifilm’s Instax camera. The camera sports a Fujinon lens, a ton of features, and a great size.
Amazon.com has the camera for $80.95.
4. Keep Drinks Cold or Warm at the Office
If you can’t sneak a fridge into the office or find it difficult to keep your coffee warm while at work, you may want to check out the USB-powered beverage chiller and warmer from RedEnvelope.com. The unit plugs into your computer’s USB port and keeps your beverage cold or warm. The device fits standard sized cans, bottles, or glasses.
Buy it now from RedEnvelope.com for $29.99.
5. For the Cowboy in Him
Barbecuing and working at home has a way of keeping both hands busy, which makes it difficult to enjoy a drink, however if we combine the spirit of the Wild West and an occasional drink we get the Beer Holster. A perfect gift to help free your hands while working on more important things, like the barbecue or tossing a ball around.
The holster is made of leather and sports an adjustable nylon strap to help secure the holster. The holster can be purchased from RedEnvelope.com for $34.95.
6. Help Complete the Honey-do List
Are you keeping tabs of a never-ending honey-do list? If so, you can make life simpler by making it easier for the honey-doer. The MagWear Magnetic Wristband keeps screws, nails, nuts and bolts close at hand so there wont be a need to hold them in the mouth, pocket, or climb down the ladder to retrieve them. Not only does this make work easier, it also makes it safer. Couple this with the beer holster mentioned above and you’ve got yourself a shrinking honey-do list.
The wristband can be purchased from RedEnvelope.com for $19.95.
7. I Love Cupcakes
Does your significant other spend their nights watching DC Cupcakes and Cake Boss? Chances are they love baking, if so you may want to check out this Cupcake kit that comes packed with recipes, liners, decorating tools, and more.
All for $13.57 from Amazon.com.
8. Verizon iPhone
Alas, the iPhone has escaped AT&T’s grip and will soon be available for pre-order from Apple and Verizon, so if your significant other is fed up with AT&T’s service, this may be a great opportunity to win them over with a new iPhone from Verizon.
Verizon iPhone with a new two-year contract $199.
9. One Charger to Rule Them All
If you’re tired of dealing with cables, power adapters, and having to find the plug for the phone, save your self and your loved one the trouble and get a PowerMat. The PowerMat charging mat uses magnetic induction to power up and charge devices placed on the mat. In other words you don’t need a cord to plug in and charge a device, it’s all done wirelessly.
The PowerMat will cost you $69.50 on Amazon.com.
10. Music without the Cords
Do you want to give your better half a gift they will absolutely love and use? Get them a set of Motorola Bluetooth headphones. Completely wireless and compatible with most Bluetooth devices, including the iPhone, the S10-HD headphones deliver great sound, comfort, and a sweat proof design that will make them a must-have for your Valentines active lifestyle.
The headphones run for $61.17 from Amazon.com.
So what do you think? Any of these items on your list?