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24 Gadgets For The Person Who Basically Has Everything

A look at the more niche gadgets on the market.

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1. A classic digital camera with vintage flair for pictures they can keep forever.

This camera is Bluetooth-compatible and can connect to Wi-Fi.Promising review: "My favorite camera. I'm 73 and have been taking pictures since 1957, but I'm no longer interested in lugging around all the 35mm equipment, albums, projectors, and screens this format requires. Nor do I want to replace everything with DSLR equipment. After much trial and error, I settled on the Canon G9 X Mark II for the 5,000 pictures I take every year, and I am highly satisfied with the results." —just one moreGet it from Canon for $429.99 (available in two colors).
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This camera is Bluetooth-compatible and can connect to Wi-Fi.

Promising review: "My favorite camera. I'm 73 and have been taking pictures since 1957, but I'm no longer interested in lugging around all the 35mm equipment, albums, projectors, and screens this format requires. Nor do I want to replace everything with DSLR equipment. After much trial and error, I settled on the Canon G9 X Mark II for the 5,000 pictures I take every year, and I am highly satisfied with the results." —just one more

Get it from Canon for $429.99 (available in two colors).

2. Or an Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 instant film camera so they can take retro-style pictures — of you, of course. 😎 📸

Promising review: "This was a Christmas present for my son, and he really loves it. It's a great little camera and super fun with the instant Polaroid film. I had the original camera when I was a little girl and the photos are similar although half the size (mini). It's a fun little camera to play around with. If this is the type of camera you are wanting, then this one does the job well." —VickiGet it from Amazon for $99.99 (only available to Prime members).
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Promising review: "This was a Christmas present for my son, and he really loves it. It's a great little camera and super fun with the instant Polaroid film. I had the original camera when I was a little girl and the photos are similar although half the size (mini). It's a fun little camera to play around with. If this is the type of camera you are wanting, then this one does the job well." —Vicki

Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (only available to Prime members).

3. A handbag light so they can actually find what they're looking for in their giant-ass bag.

It has a sensor that can detect when a hand is nearby and turns on for eight seconds at a time. It takes AAA batteries and comes with some already installed. Get it from The Grommet for $29.95.
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It has a sensor that can detect when a hand is nearby and turns on for eight seconds at a time. It takes AAA batteries and comes with some already installed.

Get it from The Grommet for $29.95.

4. A Tesla coil lighter for anyone who is low-key afraid of fire.

It charges with USB and can hold power for 100–300 uses.Promising review: "I've only had it for a few days but I'm already impressed. The build quality is excellent. It has a good weight to it and the hinge has a very sturdy feel to it. It works in very windy conditions and even works upside-down." —FrankGet it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in six colors).
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It charges with USB and can hold power for 100–300 uses.

Promising review: "I've only had it for a few days but I'm already impressed. The build quality is excellent. It has a good weight to it and the hinge has a very sturdy feel to it. It works in very windy conditions and even works upside-down." —Frank

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in six colors).

5. BuzzFeed's Tasty One Top so they can finally try all those Tasty recipes they have bookmarked.

They just need to download the corresponding app that's loaded up with all the recipes they could ever want. The hot plate automatically adjusts the temperature and power settings to match the recipe instructions.Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty Shop for $149 (also available with a four-piece induction cookware set for $184).PSST! BuzzFeed makes money if you buy this.
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They just need to download the corresponding app that's loaded up with all the recipes they could ever want. The hot plate automatically adjusts the temperature and power settings to match the recipe instructions.

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty Shop for $149 (also available with a four-piece induction cookware set for $184).

PSST! BuzzFeed makes money if you buy this.

6. A liquid plastic melding tool to fix all those frayed cords and broken household items.

Fix circuit boards, toys, glasses, and more. One side spits out liquid bonder and the other side has a UV light that dries the bond when you're ready to finish up the repair job.Get it from The Grommet for $11.95.
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Fix circuit boards, toys, glasses, and more. One side spits out liquid bonder and the other side has a UV light that dries the bond when you're ready to finish up the repair job.

Get it from The Grommet for $11.95.

7. A critter catcher so they can catch bugs and other crawlies while keeping a very safe distance.

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The gentle bristles pick up bugs without hurting them so they can be safely chucked outside. Everybody wins!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors) or Walmart for $19.99.

8. A Star Wars toaster you won't have to force them to use.

Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in three styles).
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Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in three styles).

9. A smart photo frame that cycles through a gallery of photos, perfect for anyone with way too many pictures to frame them all.

This is a super-smart frame. It has a built-in light that will change its brightness depending on its surroundings. It also has a motion sensor: It knows to start a slideshow when someone is nearby and reacts to gestures if someone wants to swipe through the images. Using facial recognition, it can prepopulate with photos of friends and families. You can also send pictures to other people who have smart frames. Get it from The Grommet for $299 (available in two colors).
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This is a super-smart frame. It has a built-in light that will change its brightness depending on its surroundings. It also has a motion sensor: It knows to start a slideshow when someone is nearby and reacts to gestures if someone wants to swipe through the images. Using facial recognition, it can prepopulate with photos of friends and families. You can also send pictures to other people who have smart frames.

Get it from The Grommet for $299 (available in two colors).

10. A slim flashlight they can keep in their wallet for emergencies.

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Promising review: "Nice little light. It fits well in pockets; just don't sit on it. It lights up when the light bulb tab is pulled to perpendicular, and goes out when it's flipped back. It's not exceedingly bright — just good for walking about in very dark places or for close-up situations. It's also a good night light. To replace battery, pull the light bulb tab out, and then slide it up along the inside grooves until it works loose. Convenient!" —cpk

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $3.13.

11. A unicorn humidifier to add a little magic to their daily life.

It can spit out mist for six to eight hours and has an auto shut-off mode. It can also cycle through seven colors. Get it from Firebox for $54.19.
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It can spit out mist for six to eight hours and has an auto shut-off mode. It can also cycle through seven colors.

Get it from Firebox for $54.19.

12. A jar opener they can count on when you're not around to help them with those hard-to-open tops.

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Promising review: "I have arthritis in my right hand and cannot grip anything, so I found this opener on Amazon. Where has this opener been all my arthritic life? It's so easy to use. Put it on top of a jar, push the button, and violà — it's open. I love it." —iriscb

Get it from Amazon for $32.99 or Jet for $19.99.

13. A guitar pick puncher so their jam sessions will never be delayed by a mad search for a pick.

The puncher comes with 15 strips of material to use (but you can also make picks out of old credit cards or hotel keys), a file, and a keychain that can hold up to 10 picks.Promising review: "I was a little skeptical at first. Sure, a pick is a simple object, but can they really be that easy to make? It turns out: yes, quick and easy. So far I have used scrap plastic from .6mm to 1.5mm, and have gotten excellent results. Just insert the stock, adjust in the eject window, and push down like a stapler. Do a little sanding and you have a custom pick." —Bill KanekoGet it from Amazon for $25.95.
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The puncher comes with 15 strips of material to use (but you can also make picks out of old credit cards or hotel keys), a file, and a keychain that can hold up to 10 picks.

Promising review: "I was a little skeptical at first. Sure, a pick is a simple object, but can they really be that easy to make? It turns out: yes, quick and easy. So far I have used scrap plastic from .6mm to 1.5mm, and have gotten excellent results. Just insert the stock, adjust in the eject window, and push down like a stapler. Do a little sanding and you have a custom pick." —Bill Kaneko

Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

14. A phone light for taking their selfie game to the next level.

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Promising review: "Great product and works as described. The light has three settings that gradually get brighter as you click the power button. Definitely makes a difference in your pics." —eryckahvii

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

15. A Crock-Pot lunch warmer for heating up food at their desk when the office microwave has a line.

Promising review: "After owning this for several months, I can honestly say I love this little food warmer! Its inner removable metal container and plastic lid are very convenient. I leave the actual Crock-Pot at work and bring home the removable container to fill with lunch for the next day. The lid is super tight and has never leaked, even with soup. I just turn this little crock on about one to two hours before I eat, and my meal is hot and ready when I clock out for lunch! In fact I'm writing this on my lunch break while eating some delicious homemade chili! Seriously, it's awesome!" —amull4723 Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
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Promising review: "After owning this for several months, I can honestly say I love this little food warmer! Its inner removable metal container and plastic lid are very convenient. I leave the actual Crock-Pot at work and bring home the removable container to fill with lunch for the next day. The lid is super tight and has never leaked, even with soup. I just turn this little crock on about one to two hours before I eat, and my meal is hot and ready when I clock out for lunch! In fact I'm writing this on my lunch break while eating some delicious homemade chili! Seriously, it's awesome!" —amull4723

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

16. A sandwich maker that cooks all the ingredients at once for a deli-style breakfast at home.

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Make a sandwich in under five minutes!

Promising review: "My boyfriend sent me this sort of as a joke; we both thought it was both ridiculous and brilliant to have a McMuffin maker in your house. And then I tried cooking with it for the first time. Holy crap, it's AMAZING. I ended up using frozen waffles for the bread; you have to trim them just a tad, but they are the perfect amount of crispy, and less prone to burning than English muffins. I love experimenting with this, and have built some truly amazing sandwiches." —Elizabeth Joy Weaver

Get it from Amazon for $23.85 (available in three colors).

17. A little animal speaker with a big sound for jamming out in the cutest way possible.

Promising review: "This little guy is awesome! I got this to take to the beach and have decent quality music to listen to, and this Audio Pet has exceeded my expectations. The sound is great and loud enough to be heard clearly over the wind and crashing waves. It's so small and easy to take along. It is super easy to connect with my phone and then it's instant entertainment!" —BrandiGet it from Amazon for $22.23+ (compatible with smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth devices, and available in seven animals).
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Promising review: "This little guy is awesome! I got this to take to the beach and have decent quality music to listen to, and this Audio Pet has exceeded my expectations. The sound is great and loud enough to be heard clearly over the wind and crashing waves. It's so small and easy to take along. It is super easy to connect with my phone and then it's instant entertainment!" —Brandi

Get it from Amazon for $22.23+ (compatible with smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth devices, and available in seven animals).

18. A colorful crystal ball diffuser they'll feel fortunate to have.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $65.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $65.

19. A handy device for turning frozen fruit into an amazing, healthy alternative to ice cream.

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Promising review: "Another great product that helps you become a healthier you....AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It's easy to assemble, easy to use, and easy to clean! There are delicious recipes in the book, and even more on the Dessert Bullet Blog! I experimented and made a delicious sweet potato ice cream and egg nog ice cream. If you have children and want them to eat a healthy treat, please invest in this device." —LakeciaA

Get it from Amazon for $159.97.

20. A Mickey Mouse waffle maker that will make them want to scurry to the kitchen every morning.

We've all made Mickey-shaped pancakes on the griddle before, but this takes Disney breakfast to the next level. Promising review: "I absolutely love this waffle maker! I get a perfect Mickey Mouse waffle every time and it doesn't take up too much room in my kitchen. It arrived quickly and it makes me think of Disneyland every time I use it!" —JessicaGet it from Amazon or Walmart for $25.49.
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We've all made Mickey-shaped pancakes on the griddle before, but this takes Disney breakfast to the next level.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this waffle maker! I get a perfect Mickey Mouse waffle every time and it doesn't take up too much room in my kitchen. It arrived quickly and it makes me think of Disneyland every time I use it!" —Jessica

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $25.49.

21. A handy phone sanitizer to zap away germs with UV light.

It also charges phones at the same time!Get it from Amazon for $104.98 or Uncommon Goods for $59.95.
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It also charges phones at the same time!

Get it from Amazon for $104.98 or Uncommon Goods for $59.95.

22. A cotton candy machine for bringing the carnival into their kitchen.

This machine has a fun twist: Instead of special sugar, users can throw in their favorite hard candy. Yes, that's right — peppermint candy floss is possible. Promising review: "I had a cotton candy machine as a kid in the '60s and found this one for my granddaughters. It works using hot air instead of a hot coil like the one from my youth. This new one does take some time to heat up and only makes small cones. It does clean up fast so that is a big plus over the old type. My girls liked it and enjoyed making some before they turned it over to me as a job to keep them supplied. I do wish that it would make bigger cones. This does not come with any sugar or candy so you should have some on hand when the kids see it." —CobraJGet it from Amazon for $29.99 or Walmart for $37.99.
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This machine has a fun twist: Instead of special sugar, users can throw in their favorite hard candy. Yes, that's right — peppermint candy floss is possible.

Promising review: "I had a cotton candy machine as a kid in the '60s and found this one for my granddaughters. It works using hot air instead of a hot coil like the one from my youth. This new one does take some time to heat up and only makes small cones. It does clean up fast so that is a big plus over the old type. My girls liked it and enjoyed making some before they turned it over to me as a job to keep them supplied. I do wish that it would make bigger cones. This does not come with any sugar or candy so you should have some on hand when the kids see it." —CobraJ

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or Walmart for $37.99.

23. A Bluetooth SNES controller that connects to iOS and Android for old-school gaming on a new-school device.

Promising review: "I use this controller for playing an NES and SNES emulator on my phone which I hook up to a large TV. Feels like I'm playing on an actual console. Anyways, the controller has a rock solid feel. No cheap flimsy plastic here. It's well built, pairs very easily or uses USB." —Bob LawblaGet it from Amazon for $34.99.
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Promising review: "I use this controller for playing an NES and SNES emulator on my phone which I hook up to a large TV. Feels like I'm playing on an actual console. Anyways, the controller has a rock solid feel. No cheap flimsy plastic here. It's well built, pairs very easily or uses USB." —Bob Lawbla

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

24. A kitty water fountain because their cat is already spoiled rotten.

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Promising review: "This is so stinking cute. My cats were scared of it at first, but now they love it. :) I bought it with the Catit multi-feeder and it looks great. It's very quiet, unless it needs to be refilled." —jamie

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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