The ultimate Christmas pressie list, for young people – and old.
Christmas is coming up, and with that Christmas pressies. Stuck for ideas?
We get it.
It’s come to the point where we all want to throw in the towel, cancel Christmas and spend the holidays under a fluffy duvet. It happens to the best of us. And worst. Not to worry, though. We’ve dug up the best Christmas pressies this year – ones of the kind that’ll be a force for good, too. We wouldn’t be surprised if you wanted to give a few of them a go – might be best getting two of each!
1. Potato clock, £11.99
I know – it sounds mad. Apparently it’s now possible to power clocks using potatoes. Or any other vegetables, for that matter.
2. Kano Kit, £89.99
Did you at any point in your life think, “wouldn’t it be great if I could build my own computer?”. No? Me neither. Fortunately, someone did. The result is Kano – the first computer in the world anyone can build. And by anyone, they mean anyone from the age of six and up – pretty cool.
3. The World 3D Jigsaw Puzzleball, £19.99
Growing up, I had a massive fascination for maps. And jigsaw puzzles. Essentially, this would’ve been the perfect present for my 10-year-old self – a world globe you get to build yourself.
4. DIY Speaker set, £26
If the kids are asking for a pair of speakers, you might as well have them build a pair themselves. Yep, that’s right – London-based company Technology Will Save Us has put together a DIY Speaker set anyone can assemble.
5. 3Doodler, £89
This is the world’s first 3D printing pen. I repeat – a 3D printing pen. That means that you can draw in the air and your drawing will be tangible and physical. You can literally draw your imagination and it’d be real. I can’t think of anything cooler.
7. I Spy With My Little Eye, £0.01
Perhaps the cheapest gift you could buy this Christmas – a book about the internet-connected household appliances that could be hacked into by outsiders. Smart household appliances and products are pretty smart indeed – this book lets you and the kids know how the internet of things could be abused by hackers. Fascinating, and important too.
8. DIY Super Kit Camera, £28.50
Yep, another DIY gem. With this one, the kids get to build their own SLR camera. That’s right – for less than 30 quid they will have built a fully functioning SLR camera with their bare hands. Don’t forget to throw in a few films for them to start documenting Christmas straight away!
9. Smartphone projector, £13.45
This little cardboard-thingy – also known as a projector – turns your smartphone into a home cinema. With 8x magnification power, you never have to go to the cinema again. Particularly not if you team up with a set of DIY speakers (see point 4).
10. Financial confidence with Osper, £12/year
We sort of had to fit this one in, didn’t we? It’d be folly not to – 86% of Osper parents feel their children are more confident with money now that they’ve got an Osper card. We’re pretty sure becoming confident managing money has never been as much fun. If you’re yet to sign up to Osper, do so here.
For those of you who are already on Osper – you could always give your loved ones a fiver by referring them to Osper. If signing up using your referral code they’ll get £5 on their card (and we’ll top up your card by £5 too, just for good measure). Oh, and by the way – do keep your eyes peeled for news coming your way in the next few weeks. We may or may not have partnered with Santa…