Got a friend or partner that is particularly difficult to buy for? Worry not as we have found a range of quirky gifts to suit the most fussy of tastes. From personalised bobbleheads you stick on your car dashboards, to compact eco-systems, you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for that hard to please person.
1. Personal Bobblehead – $69.99 – dolls2u.com
This gift of a personalised booblehead will surely hit the spot, and it’s so easy to get sorted. Simply upload a couple of front and back photos of your intended recipient and the company do the rest. There’s a range of model styles you can choose from, including bride and groom, casual girl and athlete etc Makes a super gift for that special friend who thinks they really ought to be a celebrity.
2. Breakfast Sandwich Maker – $29.99 – amazon.com
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but who has time to make it? Now you’ll make time with this hassle-free sandwich toaster. All you do is load it up with the corresponding sandwich items and let the device do all the work for you.
3. Ecosphere Aquatic Ecosystem – $72.99 – amazon.com
When I was younger I really wanted one of these eco-systems, and now at this price, I might even treat myself. They are completely sealed and last on average for between 2 to 3 years, with some even longer, it all depends on the age of the shrimps when they go into the bowl. The beauty of these systems is that you don’t have to do anything, they clean themselves.
4. Intersection of Love Photo Print – $75 – $100 – uncommongoods.com
You can custom make this print with you own name and that of your loved one to celebrate your love and life together. A perfect gift for couples.
5. 3D Printing Pen – $99 – hammacher.com
This 3D Doodler Pen caused a right sensation when it first appeared on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site. Now it has grown from strength to strength and thousands have been sold. It works by extruding warm plastic that hardens within seconds. This means that you can draw 3D pictures in mid-air. A great gift for techno-geeks.
6. Deep Sea Sand Art – $85 – uncommongoods.com
Want an ever-changing piece of artwork? Then check out this amazing sand art. Just rotate the glass ring and watch in awe as the beautiful light and dark sands shift and change into a completely new picture. Created by Klaus Bosch and handmade in Austria.
7. Floating Island Table – $199.99 – dodoburd.com
Forget the snow and freezing temperatures with this fun floating table. Swim out into the middle of the pool and have cocktails, play cards or simply shoot the breeze with your mates!
8. Video Swim Mask – $99 – thinkgeek.com
For those who love to scuba dive and shoot film while they’re down there, check this swim mask out. It combines an integrated waterproof digital camera, goggle lenses with tempered glass so you can swim hands-free while the mask does all the hard work. Download your photos after your swim with the included USB cable.
9. Suit Pyjamas – amazon.com
Who doesn’t remember Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother when he wore those fabulous suit pyjamas? Now you can be an awesome bro like Barney and wear your very own pair.
10. Impossible Instant Lab – $299 – shop.the-impossible-project.com
A great gift for any old school photo nut, the Impossible Instant Lab is able to transform any digital image into a real, unique analog instant photo using your iPhone or iPod touch. All you have to do is select a photo from your iPhone, place it on the Instant Lab and your picture is ejected, ready to develop in front of your eyes. Works with iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/5C and iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation.