With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, a lot of us are going to have to stop procrastinating and actually get some Christmas shopping done. If you need some smaller gifts, perhaps to just top up that primary gift or for people you don’t know too well, have a look at our stocking stuffer gadget ideas!
Freshly baked USB Cup Warmer – R249
This is great for people who’ve got desk jobs and are coffee or tea addicts – which is basically everyone at this point. While it isn’t exactly the season for hot drinks at the moment, when winter rolls around, this will be the perfect way to keep a cup of Joe steaming.
Houdt Macbook Air skin – R99
If you want to add a little ‘nature’ and outdoorsy feel to someone’s Macbook, check out Houdt’s selection of laptop skins, which are designed to protect the top of the Macbook from everyday spills, bangs, bumps and scratches – keeping it in pristine condition, tastefully.
Ezviv S1 Action Camera – R1,999
For those with an affinity for extreme sports or the outdoors, it’s pretty much mandatory to have an action camera these days. The Ezviv S1 gives you the ability to get versatile footage thanks to a 16MP sensor, capable of 1080P recording at 60fps, or you can slow things down and record at 480P but capture 240fps. It can be used with a lot of accessories too, such as head straps or a roll bar mount. You can even edit footage with a mobile app!
Fujifilm Instax mini 9 – R1199
Retro concepts are currently making a huge comeback, and it doesn’t get more retro than an instant cameras. It combines some modern tech with a more old-school platform, allowing you to print credit card-sized pics, but also the option to adjust lighting settings, a selfie mirror, as well as a detachable close-up lens. Smartphone photos are pretty common these days, so if you want a more unique way of making memories, sometimes the classic way is the best.
Plug-N-Play Retro TV Games – R295
Okay, maybe it does get more retro than an instant development camera. If there’s anything that could take that throne it’s some 8-bit gaming goodness. This pint-sized device plugs straight into a TV using RCA cables and contains all the games inside it. If you feel like some light fun or know someone with a penchant for nostalgic, pixelated gameplay, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Leatherman Skeletool CX – R1,795
Some form of pocket tool is an essential, as there’s always some obstinate packaging to tear through, door to repair, or bottle to open. A deterrent for some people is the added weight you’ll have rattling around in your pocket, but Leatherman’s Skeletool attempts to negate that by incorporating only the essentials in this tool, and also by having a pared down design that means it weighs in at only 142 grams. Best of all, it’s covered by Leatherman’s 25-year warranty so you can be sure this will stick with you through thick and thin.