Oh Valentine’s Day, a time of cold rejection and maybe, just maybe, a chance at love. But mostly it is really about showing affection with cool presents that have a hefty enough price tag to justify continued mutual affection. Ahhhh, sweet, sweet love. Anyway, that’s enough of us being cynical for a while, so back to the point of this little list. It can be a challenge to show a loved one just how much you care for them, and a little bit of swish, high-tech materialism always helps. So here we have our top picks of the best Valentine’s Day gadget and gizmo gifts for him and her. Hit it Barry!
GIFTS FOR HER
There is a complete underestimation of how crafty the fashion industry can be, as we are often blinded by the new eye blistering new ‘trends’ that Zoolander wouldn’t feel comfortable advertising. But with a little bit of genius and a flair for the creative, you might just get FRENDS’ Taylor Tahitian Pearl; a classy looking accessory with a dark secret. Well, not too dark, it actually contains a impressive set of headphones with memory foam cushions. Comfortable, ambidextrous in application and even able to act as a microphone, this is a gift that will not be joining the ‘return to sender’ pile. Should your lady wish to update her sonic style, FRENDS headphones all come with chic, replaceable caps.
We can’t get away from our smartphones can we? The little needy thing screams for attention almost every second of the day, a price we pay for connectivity. But surely, we ask, we can make the challenge just a bit easier, perhaps with a new look? Stella McCartney’s panther styled case with sleek black silicone and sharp emerald crystal eyes is a head-turning, envy-inducing home for a phone. It also does a solid job at protecting your phone should you drop it in the sink.
A good pair of speakers are one thing, but a set that also has enough fashion sense to become a centerpiece? ‘Impossible! The work of the devil and all his evil technology related lies’ some of you maybe be thinking, as you light your torches and sharpen you pitchforks. But the Happy Plugs Sound Piece offers just that, with minimalist Swedish design and some seriously powerful speakers tucked neatly within. You can even change the front plates, depending on if you want your speakers to follow fashion as closely as yourself. You can also get it camouflaged in case the future requires you to listen out for enemy transmissions in stunning style.
GIFTS FOR HIM
What good is a man if he can’t act as a getaway driver during a tsunami, no good at all we tell you! Get him prepared for your life of crime/couples undercover espionage with the chance to test his skills in a state of the art BMW. Learn powerslides, be taught by a professional instructor and ravenously consume abundant tea and biscuits to your hearts content in this awesome day out for a speed-freak fella. NB: We cannot confirm if they teach you how to reload a shotgun at 120mph, but we can dream can’t we?
If there one thing a gentleman is never complete without, its far too much walnut wood musical technology around the home. Complete with full wireless access and Bluetooth enabled, this charming little set spits on the Murphy A46 your grandfather had. It even has the ability to act as a digital alarm clock, for if you want to wake up in style. We feel more charming already.
Look, a word of warning before we start this one. Men are predicable creatures and enjoy abusing any power they are given. They will try to land the drone on your head while you sleep, they will destroy anything breakable and they most certainly will try to take inappropriate pictures with it at all opportunities. But if you want to keep them happy, a cool flying drone is always a step in the right direction. With built in LED lights, advanced trick control and a built in camera, this is something that will keep your other half in good spirits. Even if you may grow to regret the purchase very, very quickly.