We’re still more than a few months away from Christmas and the other stereotypically gift-giving holidays, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start shopping early. Plus, there’s nothing stopping you from picking up a few ‘just because’ gifts — except perhaps, the challenge of not knowing what to get for someone. With that in mind, here are a handful of quirky gifts for the person who has everything — they’ll never see these coming!
1. PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
Let’s face it — cell phones are gross. Studies have found that the average cell phone is 10x dirtier than the average toilet seat. If you’ve got a friend who is on their cell phone all the time, the best gift you can choose for them is a PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer.
Plug in your phone, close it in the PhoneSoap and UV lights kill all those gross germs that you’ve picked up throughout the day. (Uncommon Goods, $59.95-120.00)
2. Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone
We may have outgrown gramophones, at least when it comes to playing music, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still appreciate the aesthetic. This Bluetooth-compatible gramophone sits on a desktop and looks amazing — made of steel and walnut — and provides amazing sound quality.
It’s a bit pricy but if you’re struggling to find something for the person that has everything, this might just be a perfect choice. ( Gramovox, $279.99)
3. VeeR VR Google Cardboard
Okay, we get that you probably don’t want to spend between $380-500 for a VR headset — especially if you’re not sure whether the recipient’s computer can handle a full-blown headset. Instead of dropping a ton of money on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, why not start with something smaller like a VeeR VR Google Cardboard that works with the smartphone they already have.
You can pick one of these up for less than the cost of a McDonald’s Extra Value Meal, and they can enjoy a variety of different virtual environments without the need for any additional equipment. (Google, $8.99)
4. Princess International AG-300 Virtual Strumming Air Guitar
Air guitars are really fun but unless you’re singing along, they don’t make a lot of noise. If you’ve got someone who loves to play the air guitar, why not hook them up with this virtual strumming guitar. This handheld device resembles the fret bar of a guitar and lets you play along with a number of pre-installed songs — or you can play along to your favorite songs by connecting it to your favorite music player. (Amazon, $29.90)
5. Message in a Bottle Flash Drive
Sending a message in a bottle isn’t the most reliable way to get your point across, but with this Message in a Bottle Flash Drive, you can make sure that your pictures, music or text files get where they’re going. If you’re picking up one of these nifty little flash drives, why not load it up with memories, pictures, and other things that make you think of them. (Amazon, $12.95)
6. Bluetooth Banana Phone
How long has it been since you picked up a banana and pretended it was a phone? It’s probably been years, right? Well, for the person who has everything, there is a Bluetooth Banana Phone. You can walk around and relive your childhood while talking to people on a banana that’s paired with your smartphone. It’s ridiculous, but it’s sure to get a laugh out of anyone who receives it. (Uncommon Goods, $40.00)
Tell Us Your Quirky Gift Ideas
If you’ve come across some quirky gift ideas for the tech lover who has everything, let us know! We’d love to see what kind of unique and different gifts that you’ve come up with!