To adults they are just an after-thought, keeping the kids happy until the main unwrapping, but to the children they are the first taste of the big day! So what do you get for the little (and sometimes big) kids of your household? Never fear, The Ocelot is here to help:
SelfieShutter - Red5 (95p)
If you’re living with a serial ‘selfie-ist’ then this is a nifty little purchase. Come on, it’s only 95p! The SelfieShutter is a keyfob sized Bluetooth device that connects to your phone and acts as the camera button, meaning your self-photography can reach new heights! Just don’t get it mixed up with your car keys…
USB Fridge - iwantoneofthose.com (£12.99)
We don’t condone using this minute fridge for storing anything alcoholic, as drinking at your desk is probably one of the first signs of having a problem, but for under fifteen quid you can finally avoid those warm cans of Coke and avoid your Fanta tasting like molten oranges. We are thinking of getting a few of them and opening a mini-bar in our office!
Blackstar Fly 3 - Professional Music Technology (£80)
Willing to splash out a bit? If you’re looking for the best in bluetooth speakers, then why not have a look at one of the best guitar amplifier manufacturers in the UK? After all, their business is making things sound great and very loud. The Blackstar Fly 3 can be used for guitars and other instruments quite comfortably, but connect up your iPod or phone and you can supercharge your favourite songs from a tiny little box. You can buy just the main unit for around £45 but for the true rockstar experience, we picked the double stack with the extension cabinet. Now if you’ll excuse us, we are off to stand on our chairs and pretend we are in AC/DC!
Bluetooth Gloves - PrezzyBox.com (£25)
Looking at the picture above for these gloves, you’d be mistaken for thinking the lady is completely mad, or just taking the mick. But seriously, these gloves contain a speaker and receiver so you can phone people using the ancient nightclub hand signal for “call me”. We have seen a rather ridiculous promotional video for these gloves online, and they appear to work if you’re skipping down the road, so that’s a bonus. But for the sheer hilarity of explaining these magic hand warmers to your friends, its got to be worth the money?!
Reflex YoYo - Hawkin’s Bazaar (£10)
Call us ‘old-skool’ but we couldn’t have a stocking filler list without a YoYo in it. This Reflex version apparently comes complete with ‘auto-return technology’ to make the process of Yoyo-ing that much easier. This is essential as we often see hordes of young children throwing YoYo’s around in confusion. Thanks Hawkin’s Bazaar and your auto-returning YoYo, you’ve saved us all!