Gift Ideas for the (New) Home Owner
If you know somebody who has just moved into a new home I’me sure they’ll appreciate one of these gift ideas, geez even if they’ve lived there a few years they could still work.
Papier Noir – Black Bog Paper
Imagine the surprise when someone opens this on Christmas day, Papier Noir
This über-chic toilet tissue is set to take the botty-wiping world by storm because it’s completely jet black – right down to the cardboard roll. Yes, we know you can buy loo roll in baby blue, pink and peach, but style-savvy toilet-goers wouldn’t dream of sullying their designer loos with anything so naff.
Cost : £9.95 (~$20)
Touch Free Soap Dispenser
Prvent the spread of germs the gadget way, with
Touch Free Soap Dispenser.
This soap dispenser allows you to apply liquid soap to your hands without having to touch a pump or handle, preventing cross-contamination during food preparation. An infrared sensor detects the proximity of your hands, and it has a built-in 20-second timer that illuminates the durable acrylic reservoir to remind you how long to wash your hands.
Cost : $39.95
LED Invaders Door Mat
How do you tell if you’re at the home of a geek or gamer, you wipe your feet on one of these, the LED Invaders Door Mat, cool!
- Stylish door mat features glowing animated space invader display
- Motion sensor detects when humans are nearby and the invaders begin to dance
- Recommended for indoor use
Cost : $49.99 reduced from $110
TIX Led Clock
How about buying a high-tech clock that only the tech savy know how to read, the
TIX Led Clock
Millions of patterns are possible with the futuristic-looking Tix clock, yet the clock is extremely simple to read once you grasp the basic concept. The four seperate fields act like the four digits of a digital clock. The value of each digit is simply the number of illuminated squares in each field. So any given time of the day may have thousands of different ways of displaying the time. The clocks in the image are displaying the time 12:34. It’s that easy!
Cost : $49.99
Digital Picture Frames
We’ve already written about these a few times, the a bit of a generic gift so a digital picture frame works for many a home owner.
You can find our comparison reviews of various frames here.
Wireless Weather Station
See what the weather is like outside before leaving your bed with the Wireless Weather Station
Waking up to the latest indoor and outdoor temperatures and humidity is a good first step in preparing for the day. Along with its time alarm and snooze function, this wireless weather station provides a wide range of useful information in an easy-to-read format on a large LCD display. The unit’s radio-controlled time and date is set by the U.S. atomic clock, automatically updating for Daylight Saving Time (with an “on/off” option). There’s also an option for setting the time manually and 12- or 24-hour time display. The unit monitors indoor and outdoor temperatures in degrees F or C, plus it records minimum and maximum indoor and outdoor temperatures and humidity levels with a time and date stamp. An indoor comfort-level icon shows a happy or sad face based on indoor temperature and humidity readings.
Cost : $70 reduced from $99.95
Roomba Vacuuming Robot
If you have a friend who is not a big fan of cleaning they’ll love one of these, Roomba Vacuuming Robot
With dramatically improved navigation, cleaning coverage, vacuum pickup, and particle filtration, the Roomba 560 vacuuming robot picks up amazing amounts of dirt and debris with the simple touch of a button. The powerful unit features innovative spinning side brushes that grab dirt and dust from corners and along wall edges, as well as two high-speed, counter-rotating brushes that pick up pet hair, cat litter, food crumbs, and other debris from floors. The vacuum sucks up the debris and deposits it into a large, easy-to-empty bagless dustbin, and its improved fine-filtration system traps dust, pollen, and other allergens inside the unit, reducing infiltration into the living environment.
Cost : From $99.99
Wireless Remote-Controlled Pan And Tilt Surveillance
Now somebody that’s just bought a swish new pad, get them a bit of piece of mind security, the R/C Pan And Tilt Surveillance Camera.
This is the remote-controlled surveillance camera that pans and tilts at a touch of a button for a range of motion unavailable in lesser cameras, and it sends crystal clear images and audio to an LCD on the handheld remote, allowing real-time monitoring from up to 330′ away. Unlike cameras rooted in a fixed position, this one pans 210 and tilts 63 for an optimal field-of-view. The remote’s 2.5″ thin film transistor LCD has a 480 x 234 resolution, and infrared LEDs in the camera allow nighttime observation up to 16′ from the camera lens.
Cost : $249.95