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    26 Gadget Gifts That Just Look Really, Really Cool

    Feast your eyes on these jaw-dropping gift ideas.

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    1. A moon-shaped handheld light in case they want to feel like a space giant lurking in our solar system. One thing's for sure, they'll definitely be ~over the moon~ for this gift!

    Promising review: "I originally bought the 7-inch moon for my husband as a gift of "I love you to the moon and back" for our anniversary... Well, I loved his moon so much that I kept stealing it from our bedroom and taking it to the living room. So I bought myself the 5.9 inch moon to compare sizes and have one to call my own. As it turns out, the slightly smaller 5.9 inch one is just as amazing as the seven-inch. These moons charge up fast with a cord (with a cool "blue moon" color when charging) and then once charged, they are completely free from cords or any connection dependence. They light up with a very detailed real moon surface design in white or yellow, and it will totally mesmerize you. You can literally "hold the whole moon in your hand" and use it as a cordless and battery-free lamp, a nightlight, a lantern or quasi-candle in the dark. The wood stand is sleek and super easy to assemble, and is a perfect accent to any room décor. These moons are the best gift for friends, family, co-workers, kids, pets and spouses. My #1 purchase pick for 2020!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A rotating day-to-night clock that changes its super cute design based on the time of day.


    Get it from UncommonGoods for $40.

    3. A cassette-shaped flash drive because mixtapes are awesome gifts and your STELLAR playlist deserves a much better presentation than a boring old Spotify link. It's made from a real tape cassette and you can choose between a variety of adorable gift boxes!


    Promising review: "I gave my wife a 'mixtape' on a flash drive on our first date. I bought this to surprise her with a collection of all the mixtapes I have made for her since with some new tunes for our four-year anniversary! Love this!" —Deegan Adams

    Get it from TheBlankRecordStore on Etsy for $21.60+ (available in four finishes and four gift box options).

    4. A 3D effect essential oil diffusing LED light that can change between seven gorgeous colors and make any room feel like a calming space.,

    Promising review: "This is a gorgeous oil diffuser! I purchased this and I LOVE it! It's so beautiful, I get countless compliments on it, and several friends have now purchased their own. It looks expensive, not cheap or cheesy. You won't be disappointed!" —Brooks Family

    Get it from Amazon for $38.97+ (available in two styles).

    5. A quartz phone grip to add an elegant touch to their device and put most PopSockets to shame.

    Model's hand holding a phone using the grip

    Get it from CarolsDaughter77 on Etsy for $22.79 (available in five styles).

    6. Some adorable humidifiers that will feel like little friends around the house.


    Promising review: "So cute that I bought both! They’re really great, arrived fast, and are exactly what I was hoping for :)" —eilishlawson

    Get it from TwoPeasInAPodGB on Etsy for $21.60 (available in two styles).

    7. A cool lamp to making them feel like they live on another planet.

    Closeup of the lamp
    Fredericks and Mae

    Fredericks & Mae is a queer-owned design studio that focuses on the art of connecting through gifts. Since 2007, they have been offering a variety of everything from beautiful crafted home decor pieces to games and self-care items.

    Get it from Fredericks & Mae for $500.

    8. An accordion lamp they'll think is just a nice lil' book until they open it up and realize it's a wireless, chargeable smart lamp!

    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $85.

    9. An iPhone speaker built to give their music an amazing vintage sound while looking like a mini version of an old phonograph. It works with all versions of the iPhone and even includes a hole they can run a cord through if they wanna charge while listening!


    This cool gadget doesn't use any electronics. It simply amplifies what is coming out of your phone speaker through the horn which gives it its vintage sound.

    Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my dad and he loved it. The sound quality is amazing. It is such a fun piece. This price is reasonable in comparison to similar products I have seen in craft fairs. Ryan was very accommodating and friendly. If you are debating, DO IT!" —hannah

    Get it from ReAudio on Etsy for $134.10.

    10. Or, a vintage-style Victrola turntable that they can even plug their phone straight into or hook up using Bluetooth if their record collection isn't fully fleshed out yet.

    The turntable playing a record

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful record player that includes a radio and has Bluetooth functionality. We have enjoyed being able to use vintage records on it. It produces a nice, clear sound and the volume can be adjusted so that we can hear it throughout our multilevel townhouse." —DM

    Get it from Amazon for $85.37.

    11. Some LED faucet lights that change color based on the temperature of the water. Now they'll never accidentally scald their hands again! Plus, these actually make washing dishes — dare I say — kinda fun for a change??

    Three images of water coming out of a faucet in three different colors

    These lights use a built-in generator, so no need to worry about batteries or electricity! Each light has three colors that will change depending on the temperature of the water being used.

    Promising review: "Love love these LED lights. It's very easy to set up, the price is right, and it's durable. I bought these lights over two months ago and they are still working. When the kitchen lights are off and the faucet is on, it brightens up the entire kitchen sink. I love that it changes colors when the temperature changes, that makes it easier and safer for the kids to know when the temperature is hot or cold. I would buy these again in a heartbeat." —Judean C.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    12. A color-changing shower head to take their showering experience to the next level. It's super easy to install and is powered by running water so there's no need for batteries.,

    Promising review: "Thankfully, the other good reviews on this product led me to purchase! What makes this a great buy is that it's actually a good shower head! Nice water pressure, easy to install, and the colored LED lights really work. So relaxing. I was worried the lights might become annoying and flashy, but not the case. I just bought another one for my second bathroom. It's not a luxury head with settings, but you get way more than what you paid for on this. *Word of advice: if you turn off the bathroom lights and just use the calming lights of the head, as soon as you turn off the shower you'll be in pitch black! BE CAREFUL! Maybe prepare ahead of time and use the LED lights to navigate to the real light! 🌈 🚿 ♥" —Dalirenee

    Get it from Amazon for $23.49.

    13. A magical-looking, rotating crystal ball music box that comes in three spellbinding styles — the moon, the starry night, and the bubble sea. It also projects a soothing light pattern on the ceiling as it plays a beautiful version of Pachelbel’s famous Canon.

    Apollo Box

    Get it from Apollo Box for $71.38 (available in three styles).

    14. A light saber umbrella with seven LED color options so they can use the Force to fend off the rain., Amazon

    Promising review: "OMGOSH! I'm a struggling Sith who was able to purchase this awesome light saber umbrella for way less than the other more official light saber umbrellas that go for about 80 bucks. Took it out in the field for the first time today and it passed with all flying colors (literally) since I'm able to press the button and emit different colors including my favorite, RED." —Darth D boy Ortiz

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in six colors).

    15. Some amazing sounding Bluetooth speaker whose 360-degree light show will dance along with the music. They can sync up the display on multiple devices, customize their own themes, and use the lights without any music if they want to! Plus, did I mention it's waterproof up to 3 feet deep?

    JBL, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING QUALITY!!! The sound...let's start there....crystal clear.....&......LOUD!!! That's never happened with any other Bluetooth device that I have EVER owned. I absolutely love the light show, and I love being able to control the lights with the extremely easy-to-use companion app. Then there's the fact that it is WATERPROOF. It really makes a great addition to those weekend camping &/or river floating trips. All in all, I do really LOVE the JBL PULSE 4." —BoostMaster5000

    Get it from JBL for $249.95 (available in two colors).

    16. An impressively large and mesmerizing gem chunk that gives off magical, rainbow-tinged light using dimmable LEDs. Just owning this thing is a form of self-care, TBH.

    The gem radiating light
    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $199.

    17. A Samsung TV cleverly designed to avoid being an eyesore when not in use by disguising itself as a beautiful picture frame.

    The television hung up in a dining room, displaying abstract art to blend in with the framed art pieces beside it

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful TV – a little more formal for our living room. We have enjoyed the art reproductions on the screen as well as the superior picture! The colors pop on this screen. The frame gives it a streamlined look. One nice surprise is that the sound is actually perfect! After spending so much on the TV, we did not need a sound bar! Yay!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $848+ (available in four sizes).

    18. A digital touchscreen photo frame that connects to a unique email account so that any images sent to the email will show up on the screen. It's a fun way to connect with family and friends and it just might replace a group chat or two.

    The frame plugged into the wall displaying a photo of a baby on its screen
    Skylight Frame

    It has 8 GB of storage, which is enough for 8,000+ photos!

    Get it from Skylight Frame for $159.

    19. A cat-shaped attachable light so their selfies will always look A-MEOWZING. It also makes a great book light and can even be used to make Zoom calls look nicer., Amazon

    Promising review: "I don't really write reviews but I had to with this little selfie light!!! I didn't like the lighting in my photos and I'm no expert on using natural lighting and all that so, I researched selfie lights. I lasted a few days researching the right one. I wanted an inexpensive one because I wasn't even sure I would like it, and I wanted to keep it not pricey for the first time. I came across this one!!! Let me tell you!!! Don't be fooled by how cheap the price is or how small it looks!!! I just got it a few minutes ago and already I'm in love with it!!! It's little so it can easily be carried in a purse. Some selfie lights are so huge and distracting that it looks silly and attracts too much attention. Not this one! I love that it's adjustable unlike others. It has three lights and each has three levels!!!! And each makes you look amazing! The lights are powerful and the lower level ones are really nice and dimmer. I love that because this selfie light is adjustable, it can easily serve as a reading mini clip on lamp too! Even a small little night light because it stands on its own. This is a selfie light you can use for many things. Plus, it's rechargeable so no need for batteries, which is so convenient. If you're looking for a selfie light you gotta give this a try! I promise you won't regret!! A+" —Ena

    Another promising review: "This little light is so powerful! I use it for online teaching! It lights up my face and background perfectly! I love it because I can easily travel with it instead of bringing a larger, bulkier light. It clips right onto my iPad. I also use it with my Google Pixel with the case on. The best feature is that you can charge the light while using it. The battery life is great for such a tiny light. I can use it steadily for about three hours before the battery runs out. I've been using it for over a month almost daily and it's still going strong! Plus...kitty ears!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two colors).

    20. A pair of Bluetooth glasses so they can feel like they're visiting from the future.


    These glasses connect with your Android or iPhone. Once installed, you can save up to five messages. The glasses will respond to music and light up with the beat, or you can control them yourself to display exactly what you want seen. Batteries are included, and should last you up to eight hours before needing to be charged.

    Promising review: "Got these as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend. He absolutely loves them. It was an easy set up on his phone and he was changing the messages on his glasses after a couple minutes. They fit over his prescription glasses which is a plus. Operated with one triple a battery on each side. I liked the way the product was packaged as well. Definitely worth the money and I might just get myself a pair." —Danielle

    Get them from Amazon for $64.

    21. A motion-activated toilet light to give their bathroom a satisfying glow AND make getting up in the middle of the night to pee a little less... dangerous.,

    Promising review: "I've had this device for a little while now and I absolutely love it! Light detector and motion detector work together to only turn the toilet light on when it senses darkness and movement. I love that there are 16 different colors you can choose from; and with each 16 colors you can raise or lower the brightness which kind of makes color choices even bigger if you consider the different color brightness a new color. You can either leave your toilet light cycling through all 16 colors while on, or you have the option of choosing one of the colors and keeping it on that color. I ended up getting two of these toilet lights for both of my bathrooms and my guests, as well as I, love it." —Sergio Rios

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    22. A fake fireplace designed to heat up the room while making them feel like they're on a cute cabin getaway.

    Reviewer photo of the fireplace

    Promising review: "This is a cute little electric stove. Make sure that you check out the measurements before you order. I bought it for my utility room in the basement, and it gives the room a lovely glow and cozy warmth. I also love the remote control. You can use the 'fire' without the heat if you choose. The knob on the door is super cute, and when you open the glass door, you can see the thermostat and the other digital numbers that tell you the temperature, the time setting (how long you want it to run), and the flame intensity. I chose this particular stove because of the glass sides. I thought it was prettier to see the flame by three sides." —J.P.

    Get it from Amazon for $178.99+ (available in four styles).

    23. A sunlight simulation alarm clock for anyone who finds other alarm clocks to be, frankly, a little startling. This one will gently wake them up by gradually increasing its brightness from 10% to 100%, providing them with a charming sunrise right in their bedroom.,

    This alarm clock comes with 16 adjustable volume levels so you won't wake up clutching your heart and double checking that you're still breathing after being scared half to death.

    Promising review: "I’ve never been a 'morning person' and alarm clocks have historically been loud and obnoxious options to wake up to, so I decided to try this. Now it’s not magic, it hasn’t made me all of a sudden cheerful in the morning, but it’s a much more calming alternative. Other than the obvious reasons for trying this kind of clock, this particular one has many awesome settings! It has multiple different levels of lights, along with different colors of lights. It has an alarm function and a clock function. It can also double as a sound machine that you can use to play soothing sounds at night. When using the alarm function, the sunrise comes on 10 minutes before the alarm goes off. You can also plug your phone into it for charging. I love the versatility of this alarm clock and the instructions are very easy to follow. You should get it." —JRRinBoston

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    24. A rain shower head so every shower feels like a trip to a 5-star resort. Set up some mood lighting, throw on some Hilary Duff, and ♫LET THE RAIN FALL DOWN♫


    Promising review: "It was super easy to install and works amazing! I love it so much and the flow of water is perfect and so relaxing. It's a real steal for the price (which had made me skeptical it would work right). It works so great though, super luxurious." —Sarah Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in three colors).

    25. A cute kitchen timer to give them the gift of endless un-burned food.

    A closeup of the kitchen timer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    26. And some long-distance friendship lamps so that every time you touch yours, theirs lights up in a custom color, letting them know that you're thinking about them — and vice versa!

    Split-screen image of one Model touching the lamp and other seeing their's light up
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Such an amazing product. Really creative way of just telling someone you are thinking of them. And a great idea for young kids to connect with their grandparents too in an independent way since they don’t often have the words or attention to hold a full conversation and can’t read yet, but they can figure out that when they want to say I love you to Grandma, they touch the lamp and it turns 'their' color, and then Grandma can reply using her color to say I love you back. It’s simple. It’s sweet. And it’s a great gift to keep families close." —Kathleen

    Get a set of two from The Grommet for $85.

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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