When you need a unique gift and you’re out of ideas, try The Grommet.com! They have a wide range of clever gift ideas at all price points as we discovered last Summer. However, they also have lots of really clever items to make your life easier, more interesting and more fun.
Here are just a few new ideas from The Grommet that I couldn’t wait to share them with you!
Chic Wearable Tech!
Wearable tech is nothing new, but getting the right balance between functional, fashionable, and fun, is tricky. One company that gets it right is Torro, Their beautiful braided faux leather charging bracelets aren’t just a fashion statement, they’ll give a boost of power to your lightning, micro USB or C-type devices.
You can wear several and stack them if you have different types of devices you routinely carry around.
You not only get a great looking piece of jewelry, you get the peace of mind knowing you will never completely be out of power. If there’s a downside, it’s that you may not know exactly how much or how fast the power boost will last. In testing them, it’s still enough to revive a smart phone nearly on empty.
The water-resistant faux leather is reinforced to prevent fraying. That’s a good thing because you need a bit of force to pull on the opposite sides of the cable to separate the halves of the bracelet and reveal the USB cable.
There are sizes for men and also for women in small (5.75″- 6.25″) and medium ( 6.25″- 7″). The styles are the same, only there’s the classic one I tried featuring black braiding and gold metal accents, and also once that’s black on black.
These come in a nice drawstring faux leather carry pouch but you will probably be wearing yours all the time. The Torro Charger Bracelet is classy, functional and truly a novel gift idea for people of all ages.
Tiki Tunes Go Anywhere:
Let there be light…and music!
TikiTunes from Limitless Innovations sold at The Grommet gives you TIKI ambiance Everywhere!
I’m guessing that many people will use TikiTunes outside, at the BBQ or around the pool. However, it can also add some romantic allure to your boudoir–along with romantic music.
Setup with Bluetooth took just seconds. And once connected, the wireless speaker will play continuously for up to 6 hours, powered by a 2000 mAh rechargeable battery (via included micro USB cable).
Even better, although the TikiTunes is not huge (about the size of a normal tiki lantern) you can place the water-resistant speaker as far away as 30 feet.
The threaded bottom means you can mount it to a tripod, or anything else that allows you to thread it. You can sync up two TikiTunes if you wish (I didn’t try this).
Good also to know that if the heavens open up or if someone spills something on your TikiTunes, it’s water and dust resistant.
I’m not a fan of real candles where they might catch the breeze and blow out, or catch fire. That’s another plus to TikiTunes. The glowing light is warm and bright, but it won’t burn or flicker out. It’s simply meant to provide an atmosphere.
The sound is….(I’m not going to lie)….not concert-hall quality. It’s a bit thin. But for all it does and for the price TikiTunes is a great product.
This would make a great gift idea for your weekend host/hostess.
CHARMing Lasting Momento:
I’ve heard about artificial reefs containing a beloveds’ cremains. I’ve seen “gemstones” made from the same.
But you don’t have to wait for a beloved person or pet to die to get an impression of a pets’ nose, or a fingerprint from your favorite human and have it made into a lasting memento.
That’s what you’ll get with the Pet Nose Pendant from Precious Metal Prints!
Choose gold or silver (starting at $79.95 for silver). If you order this from The Grommet you will get a box containing instructions, and two clay-like blobs in a plastic container that you mix together. Work fast before it sets, and you can make an impression with it of your pets’ nose, or a fingerprint.
Let it dry for about 15 minutes to set, pop it back into the box, and send it off to be made into a pendant you’ll treasure. Allow about 3 weeks to get your pendant!
I’d love to report that getting an imprint of my pet’s nose was easy, but it wasn’t. Dogs are more patient, but neither of my cats was letting me press the clay blop onto their nose without a struggle.
I couldn’t get a good print, so I gave up and settled for my own thumbprint. That said, it’s still a clever idea. My charm is in process at press time, but I’ll come back and post a photo when it arrives.
Mobi Odor STEELer Soap:
This Summer, it’s all about having fun in the kitchen and getting chores done more quickly. But when your hands smell like fish or onions, that’s no fun at all!
The Grommet.com is one of the places selling the Mobi Odor STEEer Soap by New Metro Design. It’s not really a bar of soap at all, but a silicone overlay on a round of metal with soft bristles that lather soap and remove strong smells such as fish, onions, and garlic, from your hands.
It is available in several colors ($11.95/each). The silicone bristle topper comes off for easy cleaning. You can even use it to gently clean mushrooms!
Wash your hands under running water, rubbing the stainless steel side over your hands where the odors are. When done, use the silicone bristles to wash your hands
The stainless steel side removes fish, garlic, and onion odors from your hands.
This is cute, clever, affordable and fun to use!
Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer:
You might think MEATER is a silly name for a wireless meat thermometer, but you’ll stop snickering once you try it. MEATER works with an app (available for download on iOS, Android, and Amazon).
The stainless-steel probe reads the temperature of meat via the app alerts and cooking times on your phone. You can even get a 5-minute heads up that your food is almost done.
The 100% wireless thermometer has dual sensors for internal and ambient cooking temps. MEATER comes in it’s charging box with one AAA battery, and instructions.
I love the idea, but working with the app was a little challenging at first. However, the thermometer charges in a nifty wooden dock and it’s just $69 at The Grommet. It makes a great gift for a grillmaster or a busy cook or someone who is always carrying a smartphone.
Angry-Momma Microwave Cleaner:
The Angry-Momma Microwave Cleaner by New Metro Design is not sold at The Grommet. But it’s so cute and clever, it might as well be a Grommet goodie.
If your microwave needs cleaning, the Angry-Mamma Microwave cleaner will disinfect, clean and steam the gunk and soften it so you can wipe it away.
The Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner uses water and (white vinegar only) to soften chunks of food in microwave. Fill the furious woman, set your microwave for 7 minutes, and watch steam rise from her head. Then wipe away gunk!
Safe and Chemical-free:
She’s chemical-free and top dishwater safe. You might not have known you needed Angry-Momma, but once you try her, you’ll be delighted. After the microwave goes off, let Angry Mama sit for two minutes then carefully remove her by her arms (they stay cooler).
Find this clever cleaner from New Metro Design in a variety of places. We found several versions on amazon, for example.
Where to Get the Goods:
The Grommet: https://www.thegrommet.com/!
New Metro Design: http://www.newmetrodesign.com/