From serious time savers to quirky conversation pieces, you can’t beat a good gadget gift! If you’re looking for a gift to appeal to the gadget lover in your life, here are some fun and inventive kitchen shortcuts and high-tech options for everything from small gifts to large indulgences.
1. Yolk fish egg separator – Prezzybox
If you’re anything like us in the kitchen, then separating egg whites from yolks can be a bit of an adventure! Sometimes it works perfectly, sometimes you end up with a bowlful of broken yolk. This neat little silicone fish sucks up the egg yolk and lets you transfer it to another container, easily – get set for perfect mousses and meringues. £9.95, available from Prezzybox.
2. Six blade herb scissors, Sagaform
This pair of stainless steel choppers has six sharp blades at varying angles, designed to make chopping herbs so much easier and quicker. At £6.95, these would make a great little present for a keen cook. Available from The Kitchen Gift Company.
3. Acorn speaker and Bluetooth, Kikkerland
If you like your gadgets discreet, this natural beechwood acorn speaker will fit the bill perfectly. It pairs instantly with most wireless devices, but can also be used with an audio cable. Includes a charging cable and audio cable. £88, available from Kikkerland.
4. Pepperball, Chef’n Dual
This handy gadget grinds coarse salt and peppercorns in a hand held grinder. It’s easy to fill and use, and has an adjustable grind mechanism for both salt and pepper grinding. This is perfect for busy cooks, as it only requires one hand to operate it, whereas traditional salt and pepper mills need both. £22, available from Amaroni.
5. Cube teak Click Clock, IN-SPACES
This cube teak effect alarm clock can tell you the time, date and temperature alternately in red LED colour at the click of your fingers and automatically switches off when the room is quiet, lighting up again when the alarm goes off or as a response to clicked fingers or clapped hands. £29.99, available from IN-SPACES.
6. Laser keyboard and power bank, Prezzybox
If you need to type something quickly and you’re on the go, all you need is this clever laser keyboard. All you need to do is simply place the power bank on a flat surface and watch the keyboard appear. You can connect it through either a USB or Bluetooth connect. Was £99, now £69, available from Prezzybox.
7. Smart phone magnifier, Designist
This little gadget is a hands free way to watch movies and videos from your phone at twice the original size. Just load your phone into the retro-styled cardboard TV and enjoy any of your mobile content on an 8″ screen. 23.50 euros, available from Designist.
8. Wooden beads headphones and microphone, Wraps
Put paid to having to rummage in your handbag or glove locker every time you need to find your headphones – just wear them round your wrist, with this practical and stylish accessory! Available in a range of different colours, priced at £29.99 from Cuckooland.
9. Karoto carrot peeler, Amazon
This pencil sharpener-shaped peeler will take the fuss and bother out of preparing food but adds to the fun, letting you peel your carrots, courgettes, cucumbers and parsnips quickly and easily. You can also make curly ribbons to decorate your dishes! It’s safe and simple to use. £8, available from Amazon.
10. Minipresso portable espresso machine, Eskimo
Minipresso, a portable coffee machine, is the ultimate travel accessory for any coffee lover. Small and lightweight, the Minipresso delivers exceptional coffee whilst on the go – no more instant in a thermos! Simple to fill and operate, with built in espresso cup and scoop, it’s ideal for any location from the office to the middle of a field. £49.95, available from Cuckooland.0