2014 GadgetGal Gift Picks–Part 2

Christmas is little more than a week away. If you are like us, you still have some gifts to buy. Check out these new-to-the-market ideas we love.

$40 or Less

Snipper’s Find

joseph joseph scissors

Scissors are a kitchen essential for tearing through super-sealed food packaging. Creative gadget makers JosephJoseph have come up with a set that, when closed, have a unique streamlined design for space-saving storage (about the size of a table knife) and, when open, perform all the cutting chores using the spring-loaded stainless blades. Includes a serrated cutting edge for cutting cardboard and an easy-release, soft grip locking catch. Clean with a damp cloth. $15 suggested retail. Joseph Joseph Sleek 2-in-1 Scissors are available at amazon.com.

Can Do

joseph joseph can opener

This thick, round device looking a bit like a chunky jar lid offers a huge hint to its purpose. To use the JosephJoseph Compact Can Opener, set it atop a can. As you begin twisting the large knob on top, the mechanism automatically grips the can’s edge. Once the can is cut completely around, the opener releases cleanly by pressing the button. Its small sizes reduces storage drawer crowding. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth. Retails for $20. Available at amazon.com.

Let It Snow

viancin snowflakes

Charles Viancin has you covered–your food, that is. The whimsical snowflake-designed silicone lid makes a fun seasonal gift. The translucent food-safe silicone cover with a blue knob comes in three sizes: 11, 9, or 6 inches. The covers sits atop smooth rims of glass, plastic, stainless, or ceramiccontainers, making a tight seal whether cooking in a microwave, a conventional oven (up to 400 degrees F. ),  or for storage in refrigerator or freezer.  This “green” gift can be reused again and again–no more plastic wrap to toss out. Charles Viancin Snowflake Lids are dishwasher-safe on the top rack.  Set of three retails for about $40 at amazon.com.

Crowd Pleaser

gorvino beer glass

Beer and wine enthusiasts are raving about these. Now serve beer or wine to any size crowd with stunning style, function, and affordably. Govino drinkware looks as crystal clear as expensive glassware yet is made from a BPA-free polymer. Originally sold to the wine industry for showing off their wines, both wine and beer glasses are unbreakable, reusable, and recyclable. Available in several shapes and sizes for different types of beer or wine. Hand washing recommended for retaining their lustrous look. Package of 4 is $15 at amazon.com.

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