It is always good to get a few small gifts for your closest friends, family, or even yourself; and when we think about the year we've had, it seems that we all could use little things to lift our moods.
It has been more than a year since the COVID-19 outbreak. Thankfully, humanity has come a long way in the fight against coronavirus, but it seems that there is still some time until everything is back to normal. Until then, keeping our cool might be the best thing to do. And what better way is there than gifts for mood uplifting?
Written by John Austin, the book contains easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, construction material suggestions, and ammo lists for each weapon. It also makes suggestions for making targets.
The book is both fun and educational in equal measures. It includes plans for building machines like catapults, mini-bombs, slingshots, darts, and many others.
Whilst a little pricier than other present suggestions on our list, this is definitely an awesome gift idea. This amazing K'Nex kit contains over 2,200 pieces and has instructions to build over 7 real-world bridges from around the world.
You can assemble, for example, the Firth of Forth Bridge in Scotland, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia.
Not only will that special engineer in your life have fun assembling the models, but they will have something they can proudly display anywhere in the house.
Obviously, cleaning and dusting the model might become a little tiresome after a while. But that's a small price to pay for such an awesome present.
If you like wearing accessories, this smart ring can be a great choice. Made of high-quality materials, the ring has four times the hardness of the alloy.
Its aesthetic design will match with any outfit and, thanks to its compatibility with IOS and Android, you can use it no matter which smartphone you have.
If you are or you know a person who likes hiking or nature adventures, this solar emergency weather radio can be a lifesaving gift.
Thanks to the radio's tools, you can use it in emergency and non-emergency environments and you will feel more convenient when out in the open. It comes with an SOS alarm, 2000mAh power bank, 2 flashlights, and radio broadcasts access.
Also, with 3 different power options, this radio will be there when you need it.
ELEGOO is great and everything, but with a gift like this, recipients really get to unleash their creative side. This is a uniquely designed toy that provides enormous programming, electronics assembling, and robotics knowledge.
It is recommended for anyone between the ages of 8 to 15, but that doesn't mean adults won't enjoy it equally as much. The kit is designed primarily to let the user build their own cars, rather than follow step-by-step instructions.
This kit will keep them busy for hours on end and is great fun for kids and parents alike. Why not give the gift of innovation this New Year's day?
If you are looking for something a bit different, you might want to consider this cool gadget. Made by 4M, this kit turns any old used soda can into a brilliant cable car toy.
This would be a perfect gift for any engineer and the kit includes all necessary pieces necessary - except for the can of course. It includes full step-by-step instructions and does need 2 AAA batteries to work.
It also requires a screwdriver for assembly, but an engineer probably has plenty of those lying around.
Who knows, they could even customize it to deliver drinks to them without needing to get out of their seat. Just a thought.
Engineers love gadgets, but when they are actually useful, engineers are bound to fall in love with them. This flameless, windproof, USB rechargeable double ARC electric lighter is just such an item.
It has a unique patented design and is made from high-quality frosted materials. It looks very sleek and can be used like a traditional lighter but without the limitations of them.
Forget getting them an engraved Zippo, this lighter never needs to be refilled with fuel and will last for a long time. It is perfect as a lighter for many applications from BBQs to campfires to simply lighting candles or, dare we say, tobacco products.
It comes with all the accessories you'll need in a well-designed and aesthetically pleasing gift box and a 12-month warranty.
Is that person in your life a little clumsy in the kitchen? Or they don't really know how to do it?
Then it might be a good idea to buy them these cut-resistant gloves. These gloves are incredibly strong and are FDA compliant.
They are made from high-performance cut-resistant material HDPE, and even have been awarded the highest EN388 level 5 cut resistance certification. The gloves are also light and comfortable to wear and are easily cleaned.
Now they have no more excuses for not helping out whilst cooking. These would be especially useful, not just for chopping, but also for fearless use of graters for cheese and other foodstuffs.
Glasses users, Echo Frames can help you more than just to see. With this frame on your face, you can set meetings, make calls, listen to podcasts, and much more by only using your voice.
Thanks to its lightweight, splash-resistant, and compatibility with prescription lens features, you can use it with peace of mind. Its long-lasting battery and voice recognition make this frames a cath!
There's nothing like something retro to bring a smile to an engineer's face. This is where an 'old school' calculator watch would make a great functional gift for New Year's.
You could really go all out and buy an old second-hand one but, if you prefer a new one, you might consider a Casio CA53W-1 Calculator Watch.
It comes with various functions including an 8-digit calculator (capable of subtraction, multiplication, addition, and division), stopwatch, and auto-calender.
Like all good retro-watches, it also has a dual-time feature, alarm function, and is also water-resistant. That special engineer in your life will love you forever thanks to this one.
The console is designed to replicate the shape of the classic SNES controller, but it does come with ports to plug in any old ones. It also has an AV-out port to let two-players face off with each other on a regular TV.
Whilst it's not the cheapest gift on our list, you might consider this as a joint New Year's and Christmas present.
PC lovers, this curved monitor might be just what you need on a day of quarantine.
If you are working from home, this screen can help you stay focused and comfortable during long working hours and, if you are using a PC to play games, you will have an immersive gaming experience.
Designed to match the way the human eye views objects, this monitor can help you promote your comfort during PC usage.
Maybe you have a mate who has an apartment that is a little more on the messy side? Try getting them the Coredy Robot Vacuum.
This robotic vacuum can operate on its own or controlled by its remote. Powerful and user-friendly, get this for a friend who needs that subtle hint.
How many times a day do you lose your keys somewhere within your home? The Tile-Mate Key Finder is here to help.
This simple small device can be attached to your keys and used to locate the missing item. The device connects to your smartphone, allowing you to call the device, locate it, and carry on with your day.
Smartwatches are getting more and more popular and, this device's features show you why. With a large display screen and always-on option, you can view your information with just a quick glance at any time easily.
Thanks to its built-in Alexa, you can get the news, control your smart house, set alarms, and do more. By tracking your heart rate, the watch can help you better understand and measure your activity, and sleep routine.
Keyboards are some of the dirtiest pieces that could suck all the dust in, especially for those who use laptops for hours on end. This Logitech Washable Keyboard allows you to run water over the device so that you can keep it clean after extended use.
If your child is a fan of construction and vehicles, this truck model might be the perfect option to make their day.
With real tools included, builders can get to work with metal nuts and bolts for an authentic construction experience. The Meccano Erector Truck Toy is an excellent toy option for younger audiences, too. Young tech fans will indeed not get enough of it.
We do not go out as much as we used to, and now that most of us have started working from home, our sleep schedule might have distorted. In this case, waking up is one of the hardest parts to set things in order. Luckily, this smart alarm clock can help you.
With a built-in ambient light sensor, the clock triggers a soft nightlight when placed in low light. With an LCD HD screen displaying the time, set alarm, and temperature, you can learn the basics when you wake up with just a glance.
On these days when we spend most of our time at home, home entertainment devices' importance has become much more eminent.
If you spend quite some time watching TV, listening to music, or playing video games, a soundbar that can enhance your experience comes as a great alternative. This compact, slim soundbar with HD sound quality is a reputable candidate.
You can connect your TV or phone via Bluetooth and enjoy the high-quality cinematic sound.
This wax heater looks like fireworks in a glass, staying true to your New Year’s Eve celebration.
Being a popular item, this diffuser allows you to fill your home with exotic scents from heated waxes and oils.
As most of the entertainment facilities are still closed, we use the internet like never before so dead zones or weak WiFi signal can be quite problematic.
However, thanks to these gigabit ports, you can have a faster WiFi speed and strong WiFi signals. This easy set-up wifi mesh can cover houses up to 5,500 square feet.
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