I can not believe it is past mid August, and the weather is MISERABLE! What has happened to British Summer time??? Seems like it decided to go into hiding this year. With Summer nearly over, we don’t even have another Summer month to look forward to and ‘keep our finger’s crossed’ that next month could be better.
With all this rain we’ve been getting, i thought it was quite apt to introduce The Twilight Umbrella…
Take a look…with fibre optic coloured lights scattered around the umbrella, operated by a switch on the handle. Let others watch in amazment as the fibre optic lights phases through a spectrum of glittering colours- enough to brighten up the dullest of rainy days.
Of course, for the less adventurous, you can turn off the lights to leave you carrying a normal black umbrella.
As the saying goes…’all men love gadgets’. So when it comes to buying a gift for the man in your life, you can’t go wrong with buying him a gadget. Gadgets can come in all different shapes, sizes, types and uses, so you’re spoilt for choice. From my own personal experience, I always try and narrow down my search by looking for interesting gadgets that matches his interests, his hobbies and the occasion. For example, my boyfriend is a bit of a music lover- many of my gifts to him have been based around this theme. Although he loves to dress well and is quite particular in what he wears, very rarely do I buy him clothes, unless he is with me to chose and try them on, as 9 times out of 10 I know I will chose the wrong thing.
Since launch, MyRedPacket has brought in some wierd, wonderful, funny and useful gadgets. What i’d like to do match some of the gadgets we have in stock to types of interests and personalities.
Music Gadget Lover
Finger Drums- This miniature but genuinely life-like finger-sized drum kit lets him express his uncontainable musical energy in a way that will either get people to join in or to ask him to leave the room! The super finger-sensitive tiny drums include large and small tom-tom, bass drum with miniature foot pedal, snare and cymbal, so there is nothing missing. And even better, he can record what he has created.
I bought Matt one of these for his birthday. Click on the Finger Drum link to watch him trying to keep up with the Demo- don’t think he’s done too badly…he is a drummer afterall!
USB Drum Kit - This USB Drumt Kit by Brand is a must have for all you budding drummers out there!
USB Drum Kit
The genious of a kit comes with six different pad areas which can be assigned different sounds by the included software. Its 3-level learning feature helps to teach you how to play and also has a play along option. It is portable and lightweight making it easy to carry everywhere! There is now need to annoy the neighbours!
The Eco-Conscious Gadget Lover
Solar Self Assembled Racing Car- This futuristic self-assembled Triple Action Solar Racing Car kit is an exciting way to demonstrate the use of alternative energy. It features an aerodynamic sports car shell design, 4 wheel chassis, powerful 1.4 volt, 350 milliampere solar cell (included) and a transparent plastic body that can be painted or left clear to display the car’s inner mechanical construction.
UVEE Solar Charger - The Uvee solar charger is one of the newest, neatest and cleanest ways to charge your mobile devices. In direct sunlight, Uvee’s solar panels convert solar energy into electricity which is automatically saved to its integral Li-ion battery. The charging process process takes 4-7 hours for a full charge.
‘Likes to Joke’ Gadget Lover
Desktop Defender- This Desk Top Defender fires foam darts and is great fun in the office. Annoy your work colleagues, by taking aim! It’s the latest thing in office cubicle warfare! Pan and tilt allow full control over your missiles. Features a remote control desk top launcher with detachable control panel and 3 foam rockets. Keep the intruders out of your space when you fire foam missiles up to 10 feet!
Red Bull Alert Button - Next time you suspect someone is just talking rubbish, slam this Red Bull Alert Button to tell them so! It’s a desktop beauty, with pre-programmed phrases such as:
“Bullshit level 5″.
“Warning, warning, bullshit alert”.
“Oh come on now, don’t give me that bullshit, that’s bullshit”.
(Beep) “That was bullshit”.
(siren) “Bullshit detected, take precautions”.
“Warning, warning, bullshit alert”.
Sentimental Gadget Lover
iWallet- as the name implies, this nifty gadget is perfect for the sentimental man in your life. It’s a stylish Nappa leather wallet, with a digital photo viewer that can hold up to 90 photos. In-built is a vocie recorder that can record up to 140 sec messages.
Digital Photo Frame Fridge Magnet- opening your fridge will never be the same again! This digital photo frame is also a useful fridge magnet. Storing up to 66 photos, this is an ideal gift for the man in your life.
I have merely touched upon some great gadget gifts available at MyRedPacket. Visit our shop for other great gift ideas
Don’t know about you but i’m loving the Olympics! It’s totally distracting me from doing any serious work (eekk), so much so that my 2nd post isn’t about what i really should be writing about…gift ideas.
I’ll keep this post short…it’s a short topic. Michael Phelps has, by some, been named the GREATEST OLYMPIAN OF ALL TIME, after now having received 11 GOLD medals in his career so far, and with more to be won. Do you agree? What do you think?
Another Michael, Michael Johnson, another multi-olympic champion in 200 and 400 meters running, doesn’t agree. He said in an interview that the fact that in Swimming, you are able to compete in so many races of the same distance (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breastroke, and all the relays), puts Michael Phelps in a distinct advantage.
Hello All, welcome to My Red Packet’s blog. The world seems to have gone blog crazy, so we thought we’d join in on the action and provide all you lovely people out there, looking for some inspiration on unique gifts and gift ideas, our dedicated blog on this very subject matter (we’ll also have some general chit chat as well) . Afterall, that’s what My Red Packet is all about- an online shop, providing the latest gifts and gadgets.
So, finally, after months of, well, not having the time to get our blog of the ground, it’s finally completed! Now it’s just a matter of blogging to my hearts content!
Anyway, let me introduce myself personally, as i’ve given myself the job of looking after this gift ideas blog. My name is My Linh ..yes, you may be thinking, ooohhh, there’s a bit of a link between My Red Packet and My Linh? Well if you are thinking that, you’re right. I’m one of the founders of My Red Packet. Gosh, i can’t believe, we have just reached our first anniversary of trading! (”congratulations” i hear you say). It’s been an excellent year for us, and i’d like to say big THANK YOU to all our customers who have purchased from us. We’ve received some wonderful feedback on the gifts and service we have provided. This is the most enjoyable part of what we do…it does put a big smile on my face!
Sorry…i digress…back onto what My Red Packet is all about..you now know where the My has come from. Red Packet also has a reason behind it. Red Packet aka ‘Laisee’ (in Cantonese) is a long standing Chinese Tradition where gifts, such as money and jewellery are given in Red Packets, on special occasions, such as Chinese New Year, Weddings and Birthdays. The Red Packet symbolises good luck, health and good fortune. The Red Packet can be imprinted with various symbols and one of them being the word LUCK printed in gold. Here’s a picture:
It’s also considered to be good luck to keep one with a coin in it, with you close at hand. Being Chinese myself, i’ve received and given quite a few of these Red Packets…i keep one in my wallet and use one as a bookmark. Those who have purchased from us, i hope you like the lucky Red Packet you got!
Before i dash, i must explain our slogan- Give as Good as You Get. There’s a double meaning to this. As a customer, someone who is looking to purchase a gift, we believe that giving to others sould be as good as you get from others. For us, the retailer, the level of customer service that we give you should be as good as what we would want to be given. Hence we promise to give you the highest level of customer service. Hope that explains it!
Bye for now, i’ll be back soon. Do check back with us, it would be great to have you around!