Unique Gift Ideas

Christmas is a magical time of year but it can also be a really difficult time trying to choose gifts for some people. What do you buy the person who has everything?

There are a lot of options these days both on and off the High Street when it comes to the ‘quirky’ gifts. Websites such as IWOOT and Not On The High Street have had a lot of business from me over the years.

Last minute gifts bought in shops like Hawkin’s Bazaar or Menkind have also come to my rescue.

However, gifts bought from places I have just described are not really ‘unique’ or ‘innovative’ and usually only provide a few minutes of excitement on Christmas morning when they are first unwrapped and ultimately end up in a cupboard forever (or until I decided to get my ‘re-gift’ on).

Here’s where Amazon Launchpad comes in….

What is Amazon Launchpad?

‘Unique Gift Ideas From Startups – Even For Those Who Already Have It All’

Amazon Launchpad is a unique programme that showcases cutting-edge products from startups. You will probably not find these on the High Street and you will probably not find them on Not On The High Street.

You will find the most AWESOME gift ideas for your friends and family and you will be supporting start-ups and inventors to showcase their creativity!

So, if I was writing my list for Santa knowing that he will be picking my presents from Amazon Launchpad what would I be hoping to wake up to on Christmas morning? I’ll break it down into categories to make it even easier for Mr Claus (I’ve even picked items from both end of the price scale just in case Santa is on a budget this year.)

Gifts For Adventurer/Travellers

I’ve done a lot of travelling this year and next year is shaping up to be just as exciting so a couple of travel related gifts would be fantastic.

High Price

Immotor GO Intelligent Portable Foldable Luxury Electric Scooter

Dont get me wrong I love walking when I am on vacation but can you imagine how much more I could see of the places we visit if I had one of these bad boys. It has up to 16 mph top speed and 16 mile extended range. It also syncs to your smart phone and delivers a customizable commute – what else is needed! It’s a steal at $1,499.

Low Price

Voyage Pillow

I experienced my first long haul flight this year and it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be. However, having this item would have made it even better and I am hoping to have one for my next 10 hour flight in January 2018. An item that has ‘unlimited sleep positions’ for a mere $24.95 is a no brainer for any traveller!

Gifts For Entertainers

High Price

PicoBrew Zymatic

As you may know Greg has been experimenting with making his own wine and beer this year and the results have been really good. However, it does a lot of what I would call ‘fannying about’  and if I ever decide to go down that route I would want one of these as the selling point for me here is ‘fully automatic and brews any craft beer type in less than 4 hours’ – surely that fact alone is worth $1999!

Low Price

Mighty Mug Barware

Do you knock a lot of glasses over? Do you waste alcohol? Well, no more will that happen with these ‘magic glasses’ for only $29.99

Gifts For Gadget Lovers

High Price

Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Drone

I don’t need a drone but I’ve always wanted one and this one comes with a 4K Camera and a 1.2-Mile HD Live View so it’s probably one of the best to start with I would say. I mean why wouldn’t you want to pay $799 to spy on your neighbours?

Low Price

Geeni Lux Drop BR30 Smart Wi-Fi LED Tunable White Bulb

We already have a few of this in our home and I can’t recommend them enough. Control all your lights using your smartphone from anywhere, at anytime or using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant – trust me this is the future and the futures starts at only $23.99

Gifts For Health And Fitness Gurus

High Price

Cubii Under Desk Elliptical

I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk both at work and at home and I could quite easily take half an hour out of my day to go for a power walk…or I could spend as much time as I want sitting on my ass, listening to music and ‘fannying about’ on the internet while using this contraption. Which one will I choose? Hmmm – at $349 it’s very tempting!

Low Price

Dream Water Sleep Powder

I’m glad to say I have no trouble falling asleep these days and most often my problem is trying to stay awake. However, even although I don’t have sleep problems, the fact that this product is called ‘Dream Water Sleep Powder’ makes me NEED it and need it NOW! I’d happily pay $24.99 for the magic to happen!

Gifts For Kids And The Young At Heart

High Price

Actev Arrow Smart-Kart Electric Go-Kart

I can still remember my Go-Kart when I was a kid and although I loved it, the words ‘death trap’ would not be wrong when thinking about it now. I’m not totally against the idea of getting this for myself, channeling my inner kid and pretending to Michael Knight again. Paying $999 for a G0-Kart that could finally speak back to me is well worth it!

Low Price

Exploding Kittens A Card Game About Kittens and Explosions and Sometimes Goats

I love cats, of course, and the last thing I would want is for any kittens to explode but this card game just has me far too curious and you know what curiosity did to the…kitten, or goat, or cat, or oh my God get me this game NOW!

Gifts For The Makers And Doers

High Price

Jamstik White Portable App Enabled MIDI Electric Guitar

I have tried to learn to play the guitar so many times but always give up – perhaps this is exactly what I need to be able to finally learn and play and sing a complete song? Perhaps some people might think that paying $299 to NOT hear me sing would be a better present…

Low Price

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

An actual notebook that syncs with your devices and you can put in the microwave to erase – I have just got to have me this if only for the fact that I get to put a book in the microwave! Here – take my $25.

Gifts For The Pet Parents

High Price

Petcube Bites Pet Camera Flings Treats

Never leave your pet again with this device. Not only can you watch your pet you can also throw treats at them. If you don’t believe that spending $249 on this is not worth it then you are a BAD pet parent okay!

Low Price

Nonscents Odor Control Cat Litter Deodorizer

As much as we love our cats there is no getting away from the fact that their shits stink! Luckily only one of our cats uses the litter tray, the others go in the garden (well, the neighbour’s garden obviously but don’t tell them, okay) so until the day they all shit in our neighbour’s garden any way that I can mask the smell inside is worth at least $10.99.

Gifts For Foodies

High Price

Click & Grow Indoor Smart Fresh Herb Garden Kit

I’ve tried growing my own herbs before but for me it’s a lot of hassle. This sells itself with the words ‘Click & Go’ all for only $59.95

Low Price

Rosali Tea

Who doesn’t like a nice cup of fancy tea? This sampler box also comes with a free spoon! Amazing value for $24.99!


What do you think of my Amazon Launchpad Christmas list? Have you got a favourite product on there?



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