With the festive season around the corner, smart-shoppers have started to scour shops and online retailers to find the best gifts for their loved ones. However, the biggest struggle is always to try and find a quirky or neat gift for that person that already has everything they could need or want. Instead of it being a pain in the neck, take a look at our list and see if there’s something here that catches your eye!
Kwikset 925 Bluetooth Deadbolt – $227 (Amazon)
It’s starting to look like using keys or cards to get into your house is a thing of the past. This Kwikset single-cylinder deadbolt doesn’t require a key to be unlocked, but instead uses a Bluetooth paired smartphone to trigger its mechanism. So when you get home with your arms occupied by shopping bags, there’s no need to struggle for keys and probably drop half your stuff on the floor — a touch of the smartphone will do the job for you and voila; open sesame.
Japanese Selvedge Denim – from $130 (Okayama Denim)
For those who know their denim, the holy grail of the indigo stuff is produced in a specific prefecture in Japan, the Okayama Prefecture. It has recently become synonymous with producing the world’s best denim, using more traditional methods and the best materials, the selvedge denim found here is some of the hardest-wearing and best-looking you’re likely to find. They’ve got a wide variety of different styles from a host of famous Japanese brands, like Momotaro, Fullcount, and Samurai Jeans. Many diehards and enthusiasts insist that once you’ve tried Japanese selvedge denim you won’t be able to see yourself going back to anything else.
Bird Photo Booth – $180 (Bird Photo Booth)
Hit that point in your life where you’ve traded clubs and fast food for afternoon walks and low-fat breakfasts? It happens to the best of us. Perhaps you’d like to take your bird watching hobby to the next level and do-away with the annoying binoculars? Then the Bird Photo Booth is potentially for you. This bird feeder features a 4K recording motion-activated camera in the feeder device that you can link up to a smartphone so that you can watch all the little critters in glorious ultra high definition! You’ll also get some incredible photos out of it!
iRobot Looj 330 Gutter Cleaner- $299 (iRobot)
Some day robots stealing people’s jobs could be an issue that may become gravely threatening instead of vaguely amusing, but today isn’t that day. This little robot wants to do a job that absolutely nobody finds pleasant, which is cleaning filthy roof gutters of all the grime and debris that collects up there during the rainy season. Johannesburg has been enduring some serious storms lately, so who knows what manner of trash is busy growing its own sentient life forms at the edge of your roof? This little guy will just charge through all the disgusting muck and shove it out so that your gutters stay functional and you don’t have to risk blikseming down the ladder and taking a trip to the emergency room.
Withings Smart Baby Monitor – $200 (Amazon)
Is there anything we aren’t eventually going to be able to do from our smartphones? Instead of needing to buy some clunky device that will help parents remotely keep an eye on their babies, the Withings Smart Baby Monitor is a neat little cube that folds up and keeps watch over the room it’s placed in, transmitting high-res video, monitoring noises, temperature, and motion in the room, and even turning on a light or singing a lullaby to the little one. Simply have the corresponding app on your phone and you can check in at our leisure to make sure everything is A-Okay!
Ready to shop online with Postbox Courier? Registering with Postbox Courier is FREE, quick and easy and once you’ve registered you’ll get your very own delivery address in the UK, Hong Kong, US and Australia. Then, when it comes time to shop all you need to do is have your goods delivered to your most appropriate address. If you’re shopping in America then deliver to your New York address. Once you’ve placed your order and your goods are on their way head back to the Postbox Courier website to submit a Parcel Pre-Alert. This just lets them know to expect your order so everything runs smoothly when getting it to you here in SA. At this time you can also choose to have several individual items you’ve ordered bundled together to save cost on shipping to SA.
And some good news, Postbox Courier has also recently introduced a minimum 250g weight break for items being brought in or going out of SA, which means that the import costs for smaller, one-off items will cost notably less to bring into SA! Want more information on costs? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your wishlist and they can calculate how much you will have to pay in import charges.