We know how much of a headache it can be to find gifts for men, gifts for mom, and gifts for dad. For unique gift ideas that feature wearable technology and incredibly innovative products that haven’t even hit the market yet, we’re your go-to guide. We’ve put together a list of the coolest Christmas gift ideas you’ll find.
1. Living Ink
The artist or creative in your family will love Living Ink. Living Ink Technologies has released the world’s first time-lapse ink on Kickstarter. On a mission to use sustainable algae technology to replace regular ink, something unexpected happened—the ink changed from one day to the next. Living Ink is a patent-pending time-lapse ink that glows when exposed to light. They’ve developed Living Ink in a way that allows you to write, sketch, or paint over time. Imagine receiving a greeting card in the mail that says, “Happy Birthday” and the next day a cake appears, and on the following day, candles appear on the cake and it says, “From, Scott”.
This fun and educational wonder will wow your Christmas list.
2. Helix Cuff
For a Christmas gift that will make life easier and more fashionable, the Helix Cuff is a fantastic idea. Helix Cuff Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are stored in the first wearable technology bracelet that holds your headphones. In a stylish cuff, a small storage mechanism holds your headphones and keeps them right at your fingertips. The Helix Cuff’s Bluetooth Earbuds feature the most advanced sound technology in a wearable yet. The Helix Cuff features AptX high-quality audio, Bluetooth 4.1, multipoint connectivity, and cVc noise reduction. All of these features fit into small, wireless headphones for a one-of-a-kind listening experience.
The Helix Cuff’s one-of-a-kind technology makes it a very unique Christmas gift. You’ll make things so much easier for your loved ones when they don’t have to worry about tangled headphones anymore. Plus, the Helix Cuff is easy for anyone to use. Pairing with devices takes seconds and can be done by even your less tech-friendly family members.
3. Uphill Designs Vintage-Style Packs
Uphill Designs knows that the modern adventurer spends most of their time away from nature so they built vintage-style packs that allow everyone to stay connected with the outdoors wherever they go. Natural materials, burned logos, and simple designs leave a hiker yearning for the beauty of the woods and the smell of a campfire. Uphill Designs offers Triple Crown Packs, three unique bags made for life as you live it. Each one is named after one of the National Scenic Trails that make up the Triple Crown of Hiking in the United States. They have packs perfect for everyday use and more serious exploration.
The adventure-lover in your life will love these expertly designed packs. Head on over to Uphill Designs’ Kickstarter to check them out.
4. CAT Clutch
CAT, Creative Arts & Technology, is wearable art for the fashion forward disco divas. Designed by hand from acrylic, it embraces the iconic style of the 50’s with the colorfulness of the 80s. We love how you can express your style with the simple touch of the CAT Clutch Bluetooth enabled app. The mobile app comes pre-loaded with over 20-pixel art animations commissioned from leading pixel artists. To customize your bag, tap the art you like and seconds later it’s lit up on your bag. If you want to display text instead of animation, you can use the CAT Scrawl app to create a scrolling banner.
This super fun clutch is a show-stopper! A wearable technology Christmas gift like this one will definitely impress.
SewRaw is a unisex footwear brand dedicated to pairing traditional construction with modern design. SewRaw shoes are handcrafted by lifelong craftsmen in Thailand and are machine-stitched twice to extend the lifespan of the shoes. SewRaw offers shoes casual enough for everyday and refined enough for the workplace. Inspired by modern architecture, their collection aims to achieve a minimal timelessness considering patina a design aspect. The makes of SewRaw believe that shoes reveal your personality and are a physical history of where you’ve been. Scuffs, scratches, and creases are valuable signatures of the life you live, so they’ve focused on creating a shoe strong enough to handle your wildest adventures.
SewRaw’s shoes are undoubtedly unique. For your family member or friend that loves timeless and fashion-forward design, SewRaw makes a fantastic Christmas gift. SewRaw has designed a beautiful Christmas gift box ornament to give to your family or friend since their shoes won’t be delivered until March. They are definitely worth the wait!
6. Seamly Utility Jacket
The UTILITY Jacket is a functional, convertible garment that transforms into four garments - a long jacket, short jacket, long vest, or short vest. Hidden zippers and asymmetrical snaps allow for multiple ways to wear. Sewn in Denver, CO with durable, sustainable materials that will biodegrade safely at the end of the its useful life.
With incredible versatility, Seamly’s Utility Jacket is a fun Christmas gift idea. Whether you’re getting a gift for the uber-fashionista in your life or the recent-grad in need of a great wardrobe, this jacket is a unique idea.
Unique gifts are really the only way to go this Christmas and with this list you’ll have your presents perfectly picked. Wearable technology, fashion, and design are so popular this year. You’ll definitely win over your Christmas list with these picks.
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