18 Cool Holiday Gift Ideas For That Person Who’s Impossible To Shop For

We all have at least one person on our Christmas list who is impossible to shop for. This year, don’t settle for another boring coffee mug or ugly tie! The 18 unique gifts on this list will delight even the most particular friend or family member.

Personally, I like to give gifts as much as a like to receive them. That said, I hate watching a friend or family member open a present that I know is subpar. After seeing these unexpected and fun gifts, I’m regretting every lame gift card that I’ve ever purchased. Need a little bit of inspiration? Look no further.

1. Remember Polaroid cameras? This modern-day version has updated features that include an LCD touch screen, bluetooth capability, and a “selfie mirror.”

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2. If you have a friend or family member who is missing their home state, check out these homesick candles. There’s one for each state, but order quickly! Many are already out of stock until after the holidays.

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Experience A Complete Panorama Of The Sky, All From Inside A Plane.

If flying makes you nervous, you might want to avoid booking a ticket on this brand-new plane concept. The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), based in the U.K., has developed a concept to replace the traditional, porthole-like windows on plane fuselages with flexible HD panels that can display panoramas of the sky as the plane flies. 

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The views would be fed via externally mounted cameras on the plane, allowing passengers to experience in real time the open sky around them. It images will be projected in 150dpi color on OLED screens, which would feature a protective layer for durability. Besides being beautiful and breathtaking (or terrifying, if you have a thing about heights), CPI also notes that the differences in light may help travelers adjust better to time zone changes and reduce the feeling of jet lag.

The panorama would reflect the sky during the flight, so night flights would be dark, and the lighting in the cabin would respond to the light in the sky in real time, helping people adjust to time-zone changes. CPI The panorama would reflect the sky during the flight, so night flights would be dark, and the lighting in the cabin would respond to the light in the sky in real time, helping people adjust to time-zone changes.

In addition, the walls of the windowless planes could be thinner and lighter than current plane walls, while also being stronger. A weight decrease would mean less fuel would be needed, cutting down on carbon dioxide emissions, and thinner walls would mean a little more room in the cabin. This is all still in its conceptual phase, but should it become reality, it could mean a new era in air travel. 

The seat backs could be used for personalized entertainment, or they could blend into the surrounding panorama. CPI The seat backs could be used for personalized entertainment, or they could blend into the surrounding panorama. Passengers could also use the display screens for information and to contact the flight crew. CPI Passengers could also use the display screens for information and to contact the flight crew.

Not only will the OLED panels be integrated into the walls, but into the backs of seats we well, so passengers can take in the view if they choose, or they can select their own entertainment. In addition, touch screens could provide passengers with information and in-flight services.

Panorama and cloud enthusiasts, as well as those without fear of heights or flying might leap at the chance to get a little closer to actual flying. Those who are a little more apprehensive around planes? Maybe not so much. While it might be a good way to get people excited about flying, they might have to factor in a separate, enclosed area for those who would rather not see the planet from 30,000 feet. 

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These Are Some Of The Best Phone Apps That You Probably Aren’t Using.

All of us are basically glued to our phones for 95% of the day. There are many reasons why we can’t peel our eyes away from those bright little screens. Maybe we are staying on top of work, keeping in touch with loved ones or just checking for updates and the latest apps. 

If you’re interested in the latest and greatest applications for your smartphone, look no more. Maybe you haven’t heart of these before, but trust us, you won’t want to forget them.

1.) Lyft

Lyft is a rideshare service that may just replace cab companies, and for good reason. If you need a ride somewhere, simply click on the app and find a driver in your proximity. You can see their name, pictures of them and their car, and their driver rating given by previous passengers. Request a ride, and you’re all set.

2.) Triposo

This travel app provides you with several sight seeing options. Along with providing suggestions of things to see, Triposo can build a city walk for you, based on the amount of time you want to spend ambling about. Most usefully, it works offline.

3.) Cloze

Cloze integrates all of your social media accounts into one – Facebook, Twitter, Email, and even LinkedIn. Gone are the days of checking 4 different websites for messages and comments. Download Cloze and you can get all of your everything in one place.

4.) Pocket

If there is an article you want to read or a video you want to watch but don’t have time for it, Pocket is a place for you to save content for later. Save something to Pocket, and the app organizes it in an easy to search, easy to find way.

5.) Skyview

With SkyView, you can take your device outside, stare up at the heavens, and discover precisely what stars and planets you’re looking at. If it’s a bit cold out, you can do the same from inside, or partake in a bit of time traveling, checking out the sky on different times and dates.

6.) 30/30

30/30 is a to-do list app that organizes tasks via color coordination and an icon. It makes you completing your daily tasks that much simpler.

7.) Around Me

AroundMe uses your phone’s GPS system to find what’s closest to you. Whether you’re looking for a restaurant, gas station, a coffee, or even a place to park, this app will point you to the most convenient establishments.

8.) Mailbox

This app makes checking and organizing e-mails on your phone quicker and more intuitive all with the swipe of a finger. Using the swipe motion you can delete, reply, or mark as read. Even better, you can set a reminder to respond to an e-mail later.

9.) Snapseed

For creative enhancements to photographs, it’s hard to beat Snapseed. You choose an adjustment type – such as ‘black & white’ or ‘tilt-shift’ – and the app provides you with a gestural interface for making adjustments. Dragging on the screen defines focal points and the strength of effects, ensuring Snapseed is both intuitive and fun to use.

10.) Waze

Waze is a GPS navigation app that actually was bought by Google because it was so good. Like any navigation app, Waze will get you from point A to point B via the quickest route. However, the app sets itself apart by incorporating a community aspect to get the most accurate traffic reports. See an accident? Police trap? Road debris? Report it on Waze, earn points on your account, and level up.

11.) Gympact

Gympact is a great motivational fitness app. How does it work? Make a commitment to your fitness by choosing how many days you will work out that week. Next, choose the amount of money you are willing to wager in favor of you fulfilling your commitment. If you don’t achieve your goal? Your credit card gets charged. Achieve your goal? You get paid! The days of being paid to workout have finally come!

12.) Todomovies 3

This app organizes movies that you want to see that haven’t come out yet. Each film’s page includes a trailer and artwork, and can be added to your list with a tap. Once you’ve watched a film, you can rate it and send it to your Watched list, providing you with a portable directory of films you love – and those you hate and want to avoid ever seeing again!

13.) Hotel Tonight

Hotel Tonight works with hotels that have empty rooms, who then list the rooms on their app at discounted prices of up to 70%. How does it work? Narrow down your search by picking categories like hip, luxe, or basic, enter in how many days you will be staying, and search through their extensive inventory. Not only does Hotel Tonight guarantee the lowest rates, but they only work with the best of the best.

14.) Hot5

From abs and core to yoga and flexibility and everything in between, Hot5 contains pages and pages of 5 minute video workouts of every variety and difficulty level. If you want to do 5 minute abs after a run, Hot5 is for you. If you want to do a 45 minute full body workout, mix and match to create your own personalized routine. This pick and choose system makes it great for beginners and fitness gurus alike.

These apps will definitely improve the quality of your life and your phone’s life (so long as you use them properly). Be sure to check these out in the Appstore and get them immediately!

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