It's the 1st of December! Who had the first choccy in their advent calender today? (You're never too old right?) Seeing as all of our Christmas parties are due to kick off very soon, we thought we would put together a little survival kit to guarantee you have the best night ever!
Drink in Style
At Gadget Inspector we have a huge range of drinking accessories
, which are perfect to give your party that added dose of boozy fun. These Bomber cups
are the most fast and efficient way to measure out your alcohol of choice, or create the ultimate 'bomb' mixer without the hassle of buying individual shot glasses. The best part is that they come in packs of 10
, as well as being sold individually
, making them ideal as both a party supply as well as a gift!
If you're looking for something a little more festive to add to the seasonal cheer, then these Christmas Spirit
drinking flasks are exactly what you're after. While they make a great serving solution for party shots, they also have a little loop for you to hang them just like a real bauble! Hide them somewhere on the tree as a reward for those who are quick enough to spot them, just make sure to watch out for the more clumsy guests!
Fun and Games
While you may be old enough to consume alcohol, it's undoubtedly a fact that Christmas turns us all into a bunch of big kids! With the range of drinking games we have available here at Gadget Inspector, you're sure to find something to add a fun twist to the evening's festivities, whether this is an alcohol fuelled card game or a beefed up version of beer pong!
The Secret Santa Gift
If you're going out with your work buddies to celebrate Christmas, it's more than likely that you'll also be taking part in a Secret Santa draw. While it may seem quite difficult at first to think of an item which fits the brief and budget, you're sure to find plenty of quirky and affordable gift ideas here!
Christmas parties are a great opportunity to take loads of funny and memorable photographs, so it's essential that you have some great accessories to make these even better! If you want to get some great group photos, why not pick up this Selfy Stick
to capture some awesome phone snaps? We also have a bunch of fun fancy dress props, for adding to all your outlandish poses! This crazy and slightly scary Basset Hound Mask
is just one of them!
The Recovery Solution
If you've had a really good time on your Christmas do, it's quite likely that you'll be feeling a little worse for ware the next day. Whether this is due to an over-consumption of alcohol or lack of sleep, it's a given that you'll want something cosy and comfortable to cuddle up in. Our Christmas Snug Rugs
are the perfect thing to keep you warm and toasty, while rekindling your festive spirit!
Today, America will celebrate their annual Thanksgiving holiday, a custom that is said to have been initiated by a feast shared by a group of early settlers and Native Americans. Here in the UK we tend to be a little clueless on the finer details of these celebrations, so we thought it would be a great idea to share some fun facts about the day with you!
The Annual Turkey Pardon
Every year since 1989, the president of the USA is presented with two turkeys, one of which will be saved from the dinner table by being officially 'pardoned'. Read more about this strange tradition here.
Forks Wouldn't Have Been Used at the First Thanksgiving Feast
The now commonplace eating utensil wouldn't have been present at the first Thanksgiving feast, simply due to the fact that it wasn't invented until 10 years later, and didn't become popular for another 200 years!
They Probably Didn't Have Turkey Either...
While Turkey has become a firm staple of the modern Thanksgiving dinner, evidence suggests that the famous feast which inspired the holiday would have more likely consisted of passenger pigeon and seafood!
Speaking of Which, Americans Eat A LOT of Turkey!
The rough figure is around 46 million of the unlucky birds, more than double those eaten at Christmas!
Black Friday Origins
The day of deals and crazy shoppers was apparently named after it's ability to get business owners 'out of the red' and into positive profits.
There are Actually Two Thanksgivings
Canada celebrate their version on the second Monday in October!
Jingle Bells Was Originally Intended For Thanksgiving!
The famous tune was originally written for Thanksgiving and not Christmas, but was so popular that it kept being played into December and soon caught on as a popular Christmas song.
What do you call a Male Turkey?
Believe it or not, this isn't intended as a joke. Only male turkeys make the recognizable 'gobble' sound, which is why they are referred to as 'Gobblers'.
690 Million Pounds of Turkey?
We've told you how many Turkeys the US consumes each year, but apparently this is how much meat was consumed at it's height - that's roughly the same weight as the population of Singapore!
Arnie Loves Thanksgiving!
We'll leave you with some, errr, 'words of wisdom' from our favourite action star. Schwarzenegger was one quoted as saying 'I love Thanksgiving turkey. It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts'. And on that note...
From page to screen, comic book heroes and villains have been an integral part of modern popular culture, particularly in recent years. Whether you're a budding Batman or an aspiring Avenger, we stock a wide range of themed accessories and novelties here at Gadget Inspector. To show you some of them, we thought we would put together another gift guide so you can get all of your shopping done in time for Christmas!
Bruce Wayne may have Alfred to do all of his cooking, but some of us just aren't that lucky! If you don't have an elderly butler to do all of your work, don't despair, we have the perfect solution to your problems. This easy-tie apron
is perfect for whipping up a hearty meal in a hurry, particularly if you find yourself having to pop out between dishes, to deal out a dose of justice on the streets of your city.
If you find that your tea demands often go unnoticed, this hefty Hulk mug
could be the solution to all your beverage bothers. Shaped to resemble the sizeable fist of the green Goliath, this mug not only provides you with a generous helping of your chosen drink, but also sends out the message that you won't take no for an answer!
Joker Wallet and Belt Set.
If badass bad guys are more your speed, then why not show your allegiance with this awesome, Joker wallet and belt set
? Complete with a cool, retro comic book design, these additions to your wardrobe are an ideal way to show some love to good ol' Mister J. Just pair them with a purple suit, and you have the perfect combo!
Superhero Logo Cufflinks
The Batman v Superman film is being released in the new year, so it's high time that we all picked a side! Wear your allegiance on your sleeve (quite literally), with one of our superhero cufflink sets! Whether your a high-flying businessman or a justice-serving journalist, be sure to show where your loyalties lie. Browse the rest of our selection here
Stay tuned until next time, when we bring you another gift guide to save the day! To see our full range of gifts and gadgets, visit our homepage
Last week we published our 'Gifts for Him' guide ready for Christmas, so we thought it was only right to follow up with a 'Gifts for Her' guide to even out the score! We know how hard it can be to think of unusual gifts and quirky stocking fillers, so this guide is intended to give you a helping hand with your gift-giving efforts this year.
Canar Money Bank
These Canar Bankers
are both practical and cute, with 4 unique ranges and 4 styles to choose from in each of them! These little ducks can help you to keep all of your loose change in order, with easy access any time you need to grab a few bob!
1-Up Cup Cake Mould Set
These quirky cake moulds
are ideal for girls who love gaming and baking, or those who just love to make cool, unusual kitchen creations! Once the batter has baked and risen, their cakes should resemble the adorable Mario mushrooms; with any luck they'll let you share the delicious end product too!
Turbulence Wine Glasses
Sometimes, it can be a lot harder than you would think to treat the wine lover in your life. A bottle of their favourite tipple can seem a bit too obvious and predictable, while a glass set can be a practical but bland choice. The Turbulence range is an attractive and innovative solution to this problem, which provides a winning combination of aesthetic beauty and taste-improving design. Thanks to the unique swirled pattern in the crystal, these glasses provide a truly sensual experience, improving the taste and aroma of any wine.
Family Time Photo Clock
This modern and unusual clock
would make a great gift for the family matriarch, who loves to adorn their home with photographs of their nearest and dearest! For added impact, fill the frames with a collection of photographs before gifting it, so that the full impact can be truly appreciated from the moment it's opened.
iPhone Clutch Bag Case
These iPhone Clutch Bag
s are an ideal way to turn your iPhone 5 or 5S into a glamorous accessory, prefect for nights when your travelling light! It can be hard work attempting to fit your phone into your clutch bag at times, but these are specifically designed to mould to the shape of your phone. The handy gold strap makes it easy to hang onto, while the pockets give you space to keep your cash and cards on hand for when you need them!
If you fancy any of the items on this list, be sure to send some cheeky hints to your loved ones on Facebook and Twitter. For more awesome gifts and gadgets, take a look at the gift ideas
page on our site!