Today we’ve got a gift guide for the holiday season of the year 2018 packed full of awesome oddities. This gift guide is not relegated to any gender or age group (for the most part), and instead is meant for the person for whom you’re never sure what to get. Note that this is not the only gift guide we’ve got for the season – it is but one of a larger collection.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6
What you might remember as a Polaroid instant camera is back – not that it ever left – in the form of a slightly different sort of machine. This is the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6, and it’s far more versatile and less costly than most anything Polaroid ever made in its heyday. This unit takes a lot of different sorts of photos – from relatively sharp to the legitimately blown-out style of the 1970s. This is hashtag no filter for real.
You can get this camera in a variety of colors for around R1 999. Unless you get the Taylor Swift Limited Edition, that’ll cost a whole lot more (R2 499).
Netflix Gift Cards
Netflix now has it’s very own Netflix Gift Card – a gift that promises to keep on giving these summer holidays, with entertainment options that will leave you and your loved ones (of all ages) spoilt for choice. The Netflix Gift Card is a prepaid voucher which entitles the owner to stream Netflix to the value loaded on the card. Gift Cards can be loaded with between R150 to R1000 and they don’t expire.
Philips Led Classic Bulb
You’ll find all sorts of light bulbs in your local lighting aisle, but more and more, we’re seeing bulbs that fall under labels like “vintage-style.” The pitch for lights like these is pretty simple: new-age LED efficiency paired with old-school incandescent looks, right down to the fake LED “filaments” inside of the bulb. In comes the Philips Led Classic Bulb. . These classic bulbs use around 80% less energy than traditional light bulbs thanks to the latest LED energy-saving technology, and last ten times longer.
Sony RX100 VI
For point-and-shoot cameras, Sony’s RX100 line is still the one to beat. And the RX100 VI is no exception. The RX100 VI, targeting travelers, vloggers, and those wanting a whopping 8.3x optical zoom that their smartphone camera can’t match. Sixth in the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 line that first launched back in 2012, the new camera has a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T+ 24-200 f2.8 – f4.5 lens and a 20.1-megapixel sensor. Along with 20.1-megapixel stills, the RX100 VI can also shoot 4K video. There’s 24 fps burst photography at full resolution and with continuous autofocus and auto-exposure tracking, too. Up to 233 images can be stored in the burst buffer before the camera will need to pause. It’s priced at R13,999.
We currently have the iPhone XR on review and by the looks of things it might be our favorite new iPhone, thanks to its solid build quality, snappy performance and (relatively) reasonable price. Apple specifically built the XR to appeal to a broader audience than the premium XS and XS Max. In other words, it’s an ideal gift for people still clinging to their old, cracked iPhones. Size-wise, the XR falls between the XS and XS Max, with a Liquid Retina display that sits below the other phones when it comes to panel quality.
Beyond that, the XR packs the same powerful A12 chipset as its more expensive siblings, so it runs apps and games just as well as those R20 000+ iPhones. Not bad, considering the XR starts at R15 999.
Help your disorganized friend make sense of her messy purse with Knomo’s Mayfair organizer or Elektronista cross-body clutch. There are pockets upon pockets to help keep wild wires in check. Even earbuds get a separate compartment. Plus, an RFID blocking pocket can protect your bank cards and passports from potential identity scammers. It also helps that these look classy and will match almost any outfit — your pal will probably be carrying one to all of her holiday parties this year.
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