This is the second half of my personal fave list of things I’ve come across, tested and written about just in time for holiday shopping! These are solid picks for that hard to shop for, lovable pain in the ass know-it-all geek on your list! So enjoy!
For the “Early adopter that shops at Kiehl’s” –
Simply Human Soap Dispensers
It’s a foam sensor pump with variable dispense, the further away you insert your hand to the sensor, the more soap you get. It’s really an attractive gadget that is waterproof, rechargeable (3 months on an average) and super attractive in stainless steel or several other finishes that will go with any bathroom decor.
It’s touch-free no germs or smudges are left behind. The aerating diaphragm pump delivers just the right amount of rich, creamy pre-lathered foam. Refills are easy — just eject the old cartridge and insert a new one. The pump is rechargeable — one charge lasts up to 3 months. Lavender foam hand soap plus a refillable cartridge included.
Works exclusively with foam soap cartridges from simple human as well as EO, Antica Farmacista and Deep Steep. Comes in an attractive gift box that includes Dispenser, instructions, 2 simple human foam soap cartridges & charging cord. Best thing is the famous simply Human customer service. Free shipping, 45-day risk-free return & customer assistance that is second to none!
$60.00 available at simple human or Amazon
For the “So what are you reading this week?” Bibliophile
Papyrusaurus Book Page Ornaments
Ashley Arranda has been making “hand-made goods with a geeky kick” since 2011. She makes one of a kind, classic literary keepsakes like the awesomely cool book page ornaments I received for unboxing.
Each signature Papyrusaurus Book Page Ornament is carefully hand-crafted with layers from your favorite literary classics. Utilizing used, damaged, and otherwise forgotten books, their collectible ornaments give a second life to these treasured stories.
You can choose from a wide variety of classic literature like “Catcher in the Rye” or “Alice in Wonderland” they will fold by hand into nifty little keepsakes you can display or use in holiday decorating! I got two of my favorites” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and a cleverly burnt “Fahrenheit 451”! Order yours today from Papyrusaurus.com
For the “Where’s my medal for growing a Beard?” guy
XI Beard Oil
I first wrote about Philadelphia based IX Lions in my article Happy World Beard Day 2018! (Yes, that’s a thing) The company was started by a U.S. veteran, is animal cruelty-free and after a month was my go-to brand. Been using Hannibal & Sweat of Salidin and I’ve found @ixlions natural, hydrating to the skin and helps soften and tame beard hair, Hannibal has manly subtle hints of sandalwood.
Sweat of Saladin is an exotic blend of frankincense & oud and is as rich and moisturizing as the excellent Hannibal. IX Lions offers the finest 100% organic & chemical free ingredients for facial hair of all types. They use essential and carrier oils, and created a beard oil for customers from all walks of life that prevents dry, itchy skin under the beard, leaving your mane soft, handsome, moisturized, and feeling healthy!
Let us help you “MANE-tain” your beard.”-IX Lions
I’ve found it was very effective in eliminating my infamous beard itch, too. Beard oils aim to soften beards, keep the hair (and skin beneath) healthy and reduce irritation. They come in a variety of aromas. The amount of oil you use depends on the length of your beard — if it’s not too recently grown out from stubble, only use a couple of drops, while much longer beards warrant around five or six.
Use daily, ideally, after showering so your pores are open (but make sure your beard is fully dry before applying). It’s a good idea to test a drop on your skin before use, just in case there are any allergic or irritable reactions. Get your oil, shears and all your beard supplies from XI Lions!
For the ” Trekkie who prefers to be called a “Trekker”.
Simplehumans Rectangular Sensor Can with voice and motion sensor
If you love that thing enough you remember to take out the trash? It’s worth every penny!
-My loving wife
A large rectangular sensor can with voice control opens at the sound of your voice. Just say, “open can” and the lid opens automatically, so throwing trash away is quick, efficient and hassle-free. It also has a motion sensor that opens the can with a wave of your hand and is smart enough to adapt to you and the surrounding environment — no false triggers, no unexpected lid closures.
This can features our innovative ‘liner pocket,’ which stores and dispenses liners from inside the can for a faster liner change. The liner rim lifts up for easy access to the liner, then closes to grip and keep it neatly out of sight. An invisible nano-silver clear coat protects stainless steel from fingerprints and germs. ADA-compliant.
For the Editor that constantly loses his keys and his phone.
Keysmart Pro Tile Smart Location Tracking Keychain
KEYSMART PRO WITH TILE SMART LOCATION TRACKING – NEVER LOSE YOUR KEYS! Find lost keys with your phone and find your lost phone with your keys! It works better the more keys you have, up to ten standard keys five per side, then you need an expansion available from the manufacturer.
It constantly updates your keys latest whereabouts. The rechargeable battery is listed by the manufacturer for 3 months and the app is intuitive. The flashlight not as good as your phones is but I could open my door in total darkness one-handed without a problem. The price point of $59.00 is appropriate for this level of quality and innovation and I highly recommend the KEYSMART PRO.
So that’s all for now! Stay tuned for my Best Books, and Home Video choices of 2018 coming soon!
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