Last Minute Gadget Gifts

With the holidays just days away, it’s time to check your list and see who’s been naughty and nice, and who you still might need to buy a gift for at the last-minute. We all procrastinate, but here’s the good news- gadgets and new tech devices make great gifts, and you can order most from Amazon or specific websites that will deliver before December 25.

Definition: Procrastinate

– verb, To delay or postpone action; put off doing something. Use delaying tactics, stall, temporize, drag one’s feet/heels, take one’s time.

Atlanta-based tech writer and Woodstock resident, Rick Limpert, has some great picks.

1.Hover Helmets 

There is no better way to honor the historic Georgia Bulldogs trip to the Rose Bowl than with a tech marvel in the Hover Helmet. The perfect gift for the Dawg fan as a Hover Helmet’s patented design begins with a 1/2 scale replica helmet. Thanks to the University of Georgia, as they ensure helmets feature the latest helmet artwork. LED lighting, located in the base of the stand, illuminates the helmet. Once plugged in, your helmet will hover and rotate indefinitely! Other college and NFL teams available for $99.99.


2. Catstudio – Geography Inspired Gifts

Inspired by a love of world culture and art, catstudio’s original geography collection is a timeless ode to geography and craftsmanship. These iconic hand-embroidered pillows embrace a love of travel and discovery with a twist of humor, nostalgia and hand-craftsmanship. It is available in over 200 designs, with new products and designs constantly being added to the collection. In addition to the original geography pillows, catstudio also offers their designs on dish towels, glasses, and many other items as well.  With price points starting at under $20 and going up $660, catstudio designs include all fifty states, cities around the world, national parks, landmarks, holiday designs and the brand new collegiate collection. There are many Atlanta and Georgia themed gifts available.


3.  Edifier Speakers

A pair of bookshelf speakers for $99. The Edifier R1280T are an affordable, entry-level set of bookshelf speakers that deliver clear and balanced sound at low or high volumes. The speakers have a 4-inch bass driver and a calibrated, flared bass reflex port augmented by a 13mm silk dome tweeter for a total output of 42W RMS (21W each speaker). An optional front cover can be removed to expose the speaker components allowing for a sleek look or a more exposed techie aesthetic. Use them with a television, computer, or other device, they sound great on any surface.



4. Stockpile – Give the Gift of Stock by Dollar

Gift cards that allow you to give gifts of stock in top companies. No account is needed to give a gift of stock without buying a full share. Many top stocks are pricey, which makes it hard to get started. Take Amazon, at $1000 a share. At Stockpile, you can buy fractional shares. Buy $50 of Amazon and get 0.05 shares. A great way for parents to teach their children about investing.

5. CEP Compression Gear

CEP Compression is a world leader in performance compression socks and apparel. Perfect for travel and fitness-themed gift possibilities in the new year. CEP has a big holiday sale ongoing, and they ship fast! Compression sleeves and socks are crucial for people who travel long distances and have to remain seated for long periods of time. When movement is constrained, blood circulation to the legs is restricted causing heavy legs, leg pain, swollen feet and ankles and even blood clots. Try the Recovery+ Pro Compression Socks.


6. Grill Masters Club

Kevin Early, CEO and Founder of Grill Masters Club – a monthly curated subscription of rubs, sauces, marinades, wood chips, and more that are delivered straight to your door. With a few keystrokes you can give the grilling gift that keeps on giving.

Grill Masters Club is changing the way people grill and barbecue by delivering a monthly subscription box that contains 4-5 top shelf BBQ products. Each product has been carefully vetted and tested out on our grills by a certified BBQ Judge so if it doesn’t pass our standards, it won’t be included in the box. Whether a novice weekend griller or a year-round BBQ king, Grill Masters Club is the ultimate gift for dads, husbands, boyfriends and more this holiday season.

7. Pi Solo Wearable Selfie Panoramic Camera

The Pi Solo camera is the world’s first immersive lifestyle camera for smartphones. Maybe the most compact panoramic camera in the world, it’s equipped with 4K quality photos and videos and a 360 x 187 spherical view. The camera is lightweight, compact, waterproof and has a magnetic back making it easy to set and prop. Pi Solo also features a free companion APP for both the iPhone and Android phones that allows additional features and settings. Its Super wide angle feature is ideal for taking selfies, group photos, and gorgeous panoramas of grand architectures and landscapes with only one click.

8. SpongeBath

Keep things clean in your kitchen with SpongeBath and your family will thank you. This is the first dual-purpose sponge holder that stores and cleans sponges at the same time. Using patented technology and our proprietary Concentrated Cleaning Solution, SpongeBath continuously cleans your sponge while you’re not using it.  Convenient, safe and effective.  SpongeBath will: eliminate odors from your sponge, kill 99.99% of odor-causing bacteria in 10 minutes and remove grime and stains. All for just $49 and includes the caddy and an 8oz bottle of cleaning solution (2 months supply). Perfect for homes, office and keeping things bacteria-free over the holidays.

Atlanta-based writer, Rick Limpert, has been named the No. 1 Sports Tech Writer in the USA on two occasions. Check out his gadget and tech website at and see him on NBC 11 Alive “Sports Extra” and CBS’ “Atlanta Plugged In” with the latest tech.

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