There’s a startup for everything, and that includes great gifts. We’ve rounded up the best startup products that are perfect for sharing with friends and loved ones with all sorts of interests and leisurely pursuits. Be sure to let us know your suggestions in the comments (some of us still have Christmas shopping to do). Holiday cheer = spread.
If you grew up addicted to Bop It, you’re probably going to love Phototonic, a startup that’s turning movement into music. Pair the Phototonic with your phone to start dropping beats. Get two for a dance battle (and invite us to the party).
Because who doesn’t want freshly made tortillas all of the time? Unless your friend/family member also hates rainbows and puppies, anyone can appreciate this tortilla apparatus to the fullest. It’s also a win-win situation for yourself, because you’re giving someone the ability to make you tacos whenever you please.
Sandstone iPhone Case
And, yeah, we can’t make a gift guide without mentioning this. (#sorrynotsorry) This is a present for your good friend – your best friend, possibly – and the only thing you’ve ever disagreed on is the Android vs. iOS debate. Call a truce this Christmas, but only after they’ve open this.
Given the circumstances, a Star Wars-themed gift is always necessary. Meet Supply Pod – a subscription service (or one-time order) that brings Hollywood and real-life science together. Perfect for that person who loves nothing more than to understand how things really work.
Everyone has a coffee snob in their life. When a Keurig cup just won’t do, this miniature espresso maker is here to help. You’ll never have to hear about subpar cappuccinos again.
No doubt there’s at least one person in your family or friend circle who is itching to get a piece of that wearable tech pie. Pebble is a OnePlus office favorite, and it now comes in both rectangular and round designs.
Ikan Fly-X3 Smartphone Gimbal
Know someone whose camera of choice is their smartphone? Give them this gimbal
(look it up) and they will probably hug you and never let you go. Essentially, it removes shaky hand movements for good while giving videos a fluid, professional look. It works flawlessly with the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2, as well, so any user can feel like Spielberg all day, every day.
Bonus! Emoji Oil Paintings
Yes, last year we had emoji pillows. Dubbed “artisanal as heck”, here’s an emoji gift that appeals to the lowbrow and highbrow in all of us.