Cool Gift Ideas for People to Make

Our next gift guide is aimed at the techie that enjoys making stuff before playing with it.

Magna-Bones 32 pcs – $14.99

Magna-Bones 32 pcs

Magna-Bones includes the skeletal remains of a Triceratops. Once you dig out your bones, assemble and pose Tri-Tops. Learn about their history and life on the collectable tin card.
– Feel like a real paleontologist!
– Build cool models with bone shaped rods.
– Endless hours of construction!
– An excellent way to develop scientific knowledge and social development.

The Magna-Bones 32 pcs is available from Amazon for $14.99.

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Wooden War Engine Kits – $19.99+

Wooden War Engine Kits

These kits let you bring back all the fun of flinging. Each one can assemble in just a few hours, and provides a fantastic scale model of an actual war weapon of yore. The catapult is perfect for chucking balls of paper and other small objects over cubicle walls. The trebuchet is better for long range targets (like the water cooler or networked printer). And, all you need to put them together are some strong fingers (or pliers), a cutting tool, and glue (not included). Both kits are perfect for showing your love of retro weaponry.

The Wooden War Engine Kits is available from Think Geek for $19.99+.

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Classic Video Table Tennis Kit – $19.99+

Classic Video Table Tennis Kit

Blocky table tennis with a ball and two paddles was one of the first real video games to make it into mainstream culture. It took an awful lot of high-tech electronics in 1972 to create this classic game. Now however you can cobble together your very own Classic Video Table Tennis Game with a little determination and some basic soldering skillz. This kit contains a pre-printed circuit board and 39 various resistors, diodes, and capacitors. Solder everything together (following the instructions we hope) and plug the audio and video into any standard TV for instant Table Tennis action. You can play against another lowly human or challenge the computer at four different skill levels.

The Classic Video Table Tennis Kit is available from Think Geek for $19.99+.

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A Puzzling Selection of Gifts

Instead of being stuck for what to buy somebody get them a gift that will get them stuck.

Money Maze Bank Puzzle – $9.59

Money Maze Bank Puzzle

Keeps greenback gifts you add in view, but they can’t get to it until the puzzle is solved! Challenging fun for that hard to buy-for friend.

The Money Maze Bank Puzzle is available from Amazon for $9.59.

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Irregular IQ Cube – $9.99

Irregular IQ Cube

No more straight vertical and horizontal cuts in the cube shape – oh no! There are now two new vertical slices, creating new planes for rotation, designed to totally bork up your spatial relations. Each turn brings you further away from sanity. It’s madness, I tell you!

The Irregular IQ Cube is available from Think Geek for $9.99.

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Electronic Sudoku – $15.99

Electronic Sudoku

* Touch panel function
* Large LCD screen with backlight, suitable for day or night use
* User selectable Easy, Medium or Hard modes
* Each mode can automatically generate thousands of puzzles
* Game automatically enters sleep mode if not used for 10 minutes
* Resume Function: Continue game where you left it the last time
* Submit button allows you to check your results
* 9 hints available for every game
* Reminder function for wrong answer

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Gift Ideas for the Impossible to Buy For

We all know somebody that’s really difficult to buy for, either they’ve got everything or have no interests. So here are a few gift suggestions for those sort of people.

Screaming Monkey Slingshot – $5.99

Screaming Monkey Slingshot

This monkey has a secret – there are pockets in the monkey’s hands. Slip your fingers in, pull back his hind legs, and his arms will stretch to a crazy length with the magic of rubber! You can just feel the potential energy coursing through the monkey’s imaginary veins. Let fly and you will be treated to a wondrous sight. The monkey will scream with delight when jolted. So, if the launch is hard enough, you’ll get a scream of power in mid air; or if the landing is hard, you’ll get a scream of protest as gravity does its work. Or, you fling like a master, you’ll get a double-dose of monkey justice (i.e. noise).

The Screaming Monkey Slingshot is available from Think Geeky for $5.99.

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Desktop Carnivorous Plant Set – $22.99

Desktop Carnivorous Plant Set

Grab a set and grow your own collection of feared and famous carnivorous plants. This deluxe set has seeds from over ten varieties of carnivorous plants! Watch these fascinating plants grow into bug-eating monsters and delight in creating your own authentic bog with the included peat planting mix, blue Swamp Rocks, three Bog Buddies and full color decals. This rare and unusual collection of carnivorous plants will flourish for years in this specially designed terrarium with proper care…

The Desktop Carnivorous Plant Set is available from Think Geek for $22.99.

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Digital Weather Station – $25+

Digital Weather Station

Gardeners, hikers, beach combers, farmers, sailors, skiers, daily commuters and anyone who needs to keep an eye on the weather and temperatures indoors and out will love this wireless weather station from La Crosse Technology. With 15 forecast icons, the station makes it easy to plan for that outdoor barbecue, beach outing, or ski day, helping you decide what to wear and when to schedule.

The Digital Weather Station is available from Amazon for $25+.

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Toys Gift Guide

Whether you’re buying for a youngling or a 30 year old man child, I’m sure they’ll get a kick out of the following toy gift ideas.

Wild Planet Hyper Dash – $17.86

Wild Planet Hyper Dash

Hyper Dash is an award-winning fast-paced race course game from Wild Planet that encourages kids to be active and think on their feet. Designed to improve listening, coordination and math skills, this exciting game is easy to set up and is an ideal way to help kids aged six and above to practice addition and subtraction while exercising and having fun.

The Wild Planet Hyper Dash is available from Amazon for $17.86.

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U-Dance – $30.99

U-Dance

Change your living room into a music-filled dance floor with Tiger Electronics’ U-Dance motion-based dance game. This high-energy dance game challenges kids ages 8 and over to follow fast-paced dance moves that are set to a variety of fun, upbeat songs. Whether they’re practicing in the Lounge, warming up in the Workout area, or struttin’ their stuff on the Dance Floor, this entertaining game will get the whole family moving!

The U-Dance is available from Amazon for $30.99.

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Air Hogs Battling Havoc Heli – $39.99

Air Hogs Battling Havoc Heli

Indoor Battling Helicopter Set, comes with 2 helis and 2 controllers. Blast opponent with Infra Red Beams, sending them into a downward spiral!

Extreme 1 on 1 dogfight! Precision flight, extremely lightweight helis which fit right in the palm of your hand.

The Air Hogs Battling Havoc Heli is available from Amazon for $39.99.

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