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[Christmas Shopping] Ten Awesome Gifts We Want For Ourselves

You know Christmas is right round the corner when Starbucks starts serving their Toffee Nut Latte, the malls go all out in setting up their festive décor and there’s a distinct cheer in the air.

‘Tis the season to be giving, and it’s time to don the Santa hat. Do you have a Secret Santa office gift exchange that you are fretting over, or perhaps you just have no clue what to buy for your pop-culture-loving partner? Vulcan Post is here to help! Check out our shortlist of ten unique gift ideas below, and you might just be inspired! Trust us when we tell you we are seriously hankering after these knick-knacks too…

Aide de Camp – The Little Black Dress For Camera Bags

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Image Credit: Aide De Camp
Image Credit: Aide De Camp

We are not pulling your leg – Rei is a camera bag, just not of the bulky, lackluster variety we usually find out there. This is the perfect stylish option for ladies who love to bring their DSLR out on a fancy night in town, and comes with premium touches such as genuine cow leather handles and trim, as well as a 14-karat champagne gold plated hardware. The camera padding box is removable too! Check out the video below to see just how much you can fit in this compact handbag:

Buy it herePsst – the lovely ladies at Aide de Camp has given Vulcan Post readers an awesome 10% off all orders, so be sure to quote ‘vulcanxadc’ upon checkout!

 

The Ostrich Pillow

Image Credit: ostrichpillow.com
Image Credit: ostrichpillow.com

Do you know someone who’s perpetually in need of a snooze? He might just need an ostrich pillow, so that he can take a power nap anytime, anywhere. The folks at Studio Banana Things declare that taking a power nap increases productivity by as much as 34%. Psst… it also comes in two more versions now –  a mini size and reversible colours!

Buy it here.

 

The Perpetual Disappointments Diary

If you have a perpetually sleepy friend, you might just have a perpetually pessimistic pal as well. Here’s where the Perpetual Disappointments Diary come into place. Not specific to any year, the diary helps us tackle Monday blues with ‘Monday’ stickers (in blue no less!) to mark out the dreaded day, and comes with an address book section for ‘People Who Never Call’ and a notes section for ‘Ideas You Will Never Follow Up’ and ‘Notes Towards a Tweet Everyone Will Ignore’.

Here’s our favourite ‘demotivational proverb’ from the diary – “If a tree falls in the wood and no one is there to hear it, does that remind you of your life?” Deep stuff.

Buy it here.

 

WeWOOD Watches

Image Credit: WeWOOD
Image Credit: WeWOOD

WeWOOD ushers in a new era of sustainable watches, made using scrap wood given a second lease of life from trees harvested for furniture and shipping purposes. Each piece is unique on its own, with subtle changes in the grain and colouring of each watch.

We like that for every watch purchased, WeWOOD helps restore the nature balance by planting a tree. Since 2011, WeWood has planted 300,000 trees with its partners, American Forests and Trees For The Future.

Buy it here.

 

Syukidaruma Sake Set

Image Credit: Four&Twenty
Image Credit: Four&Twenty

Handmade using traditional techniques in Seto City, Japan, this porcelain sake set comprising a bottle and two cups was designed by one of Japan’s up-and-coming designers, Kaichiro Yamada. Accolades under his belt include Japan’s Good Design Award (two-time winner), as well as the International Red Dot Design Award in 2010.

We love that this sake set has an added aesthetic function – it stacks up to form a snowman when it’s not in use! The Four&Twenty website also features a beautiful range of handcrafted home and office décor products, carefully curated by its founder who has a discerning eye for clean lines and understated materials.

Buy it here.

 

3Doodler

Image Credit: 3Doodler
Image Credit: 3Doodler

A Kickstarter project, 3Doodler is hailed as the world’s first 3D printing pen. It empowers artistic individuals to create 3D objects out of thin air, without requiring them to have technical skills or computing software. So far, users have created a variety of interesting 3D art, from volcano cross-sections to Halloween masks and the Terminator. Pretty awesome stuff.

Buy it here.

 

The Instax Printer

Image Credit: Photojojo
Image Credit: Photojojo

What do you do with the thousands of pictures you have on your camera roll, Facebook and Instagram? Print them out with the Fujifilm Instax Printer of course! The printer works just like a normal Fujifilm instax camera, except that it connects wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet via a free app called ‘Instax Share’, and prints your pictures on pocket-sized film.

What’s more, you can also edit and add filters to your pictures right before you print!

Buy it here.

 

Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine

Image Credit: Moleskine
Image Credit: Moleskine

This smart notebook is perfect for the Evernote and Moleskine fan. What makes them unique is a special dot page layout which facilitates easy image capture, and allows for your handwritten notes or sketches to be transferred digitally to the Evernote app. Bonus – each notebook comes with three months of Evernote Premium!

Buy it here.

 

Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy: Dancing Groot

Image Credit: SimplyToys
Image Credit: SimplyToys

If you watched Guardians of the Galaxy when it premiered in theatres earlier this year, you would certainly have gone gaga over the adorable baby Groot that danced to Jackson 5. The good news is that all thanks to the good folks at Funkopop, we can now have our very own Dancing Groot as a bobblehead toy!

Buy it here.

 

Lego – The Simpsons House

Image Credit: Lego
Image Credit: Lego

D’oh! Here’s another one for pop culture fans – this is literally the perfect gift for Simpsons fans. Complete with a detachable roof, six mini figures (Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ned Flanders) and familiar furniture fixtures from the show, fans can recreate nostalgic scenes with a dollop of creativity.

Buy it here.

 

There you go. Go on and add these gift items to your own wish list, or simply share this list with your loved ones as a very subtle ahem-hint-hint-nudge-nudge. You are very welcome!

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