Guys, how about you treat yourself to a gift, since Christmas is almost here? Gals, do you know the kind of cool stuff that your guy is into? Are you absolutely sure you know what to get them this holiday season? Guys and gals alike, in case you’re window-shopping online for some cool holiday gift ideas, we’ve got just what you need. A list of the must-have items to place underneath this year’s Christmas tree. Bear in mind, though, that this stuff is not just nice stuff, it’s also awfully cool, very in and definitely guaranteed to amp up your urban street cred for 2012. If that sounds up your alley, either because you were born cool or want to get in with the cool kids, scroll down for some kick-ass inspiration.
Snap Shots in Style
Lomography has been sweeping the worldwide hipster scene for quite a few years now. In case you’re not up to speed, Lomo cameras rank so high up on the cool stuff scale of values because they meet several hipster criteria. First of all, they shoot on film, they are, originally, vintage Russian cameras, and they produce vintage-looking images, with a very distinctive look about them, faded colors and image noise that creates a serene, dream-like atmosphere. The coolest lomo cameras out there feature personalized skins, fisheye lenses and external flash devices. Expect to dole out anywhere from roughly £40 to £100 for a camera and prepare to pose for photographs that will look like genuine memories in the making.
The Coolest Useless Stuff Money Can Buy
Do you really need a Grafield sticker pack? How about a hole puncher that punches in holes shaped as hearts? What about a piggy bank shaped like an oversized computer key? A Pac Man cookie cutter set? Chopsticks shaped like drumsticks? The awesome thing about most cool stuff novelties that you can shop for online is that it’s completely and utterly useless, but looks too cute to resist. These gifts also bear the advantage of being very well priced, from £7 to £12, and make great additions to your whimsical, eclectic home design, as well as great gifts for mom, dad, cousin, brother or whoever else has you pegged as one of Santa’s elves this Christmas season.
More Whimsy? Sure!
If none of the above options for gift-geared cool stuff appeases your hunger for whimsy and eclecticism, know that there are plenty of other options for you to wow your near and dear ones. You can always try spray paint, or how about a mug in monochrome, with delicate floral patterns for your grandma? Do you think dad would like a night lamp that’s shaped like a blue robotic dog? Your kid sister will totally dig a robot that she can design herself, with all the glitter, sequin and faux diamonds she can fit on it. If you’re stuck for ideas for mom, there are plenty of imaginative throw cushion designs out there – there’s bound to be one that was simply made for her taupe living room sofa… And if all else fails, you can always go down the DIY route, recycle last year’s Christmas cards, tinsel and baubles and come up with a wreath for hanging on the door which is entirely your own concept.