If you had to look back at all the gifts you received in the past, you most definitely would not remember an overwhelming majority of them. Now, if you had to name a few which you remember and which are your favorite ones, chances are those are going to be the multi-purpose gifts, some of which you are most likely still using to this day, even though you received them a while back and might not even remember who they are from. This brings us to the difference between a souvenir and a real present: the latter has a purpose that is other than storing some precious memory and/ or occupying shelf space.
Real presents can be divided into multiple categories, but in this article, we will be focusing on the benefits of the multi-purpose ones simply because it is a very intuitive choice that is suitable for a variety of occasions, because these gifts are, well, multi-purpose.
UGears models check all the boxes of perfect multi-purpose gifts for men. Serving both as an elegant accessory or a home/ office decor element, and as an educational toy, they feature a recognizable trademark design and are 100% eco-friendly, because they are made of natural wood and do not require the use of glue at either stage of their assembly. Think of them as a type of a jigsaw puzzle that is 3D, possesses mechanical properties and can become either an element of decor or board game accessory, for example.
We have prepared a list of 10 newest and most popular sets from UGears that fit the ideal multi-purpose gift category the most. Don’t forget to save this page in your bookmarks for the next time when you will be looking for a gift for your dad or your 12-year old cousin. Oh, did we forget to mention? These 3D puzzle sets are suitable for all ages.
10. UGears Flight Starter: your outdoor companion
It will probably be not easy to guess what this set’s function is at first glance. Looking both like a spaceship and a futuristic gun from sci-fi movies at once, it is in fact a launchpad for paper planes that is easy to carry around and is perfect for an active day outside.
9. UGears Bike VM-02: a working miniature motorcycle
The Bike VM-02 is a perfect interior design element and a fully-functioning miniature motorbike with a powerful rubber band wind-up motor that allows it to travel as far as 9 feet. With its elegant gears exposed, it is a great illustration of basic mechanic principles.
8. UGears Railway Platform: a treat for all miniature cities’ fans
The crown jewel of the 19th-century engineering, a steam engine train is the cornerstone of this set, but it’s not the only protagonist of this story. This set also includes 13-foot train tracks that are equipped with a stop sign and movable gates, while an authentic-looking European rail station features a few lamp posts, a bench, and a clock.
7. UGears V-Express Steam Train with Tender: a steam engine era masterpiece
This set focuses on one of the elements from the previous one and brings it to perfection. This stunning richly-detailed locomotive features a self-propelled motor that operates in 3 modes: back, forward, and idle, as well as allows the train to travel as far as 13 feet. Amazing detail and many moving elements easily turn assembling this set into an exciting adventure.
6. UGears Card Holder: keep your playing cards in order with style
The Card Holder has everything it takes to be an essential table RPG accessory. A blend of intricate design that makes it look like a treasure chest with beautiful ornaments, and functionality, it opens up to conveniently display four rows for cards, each featuring three sections. It is a great way to keep cards safe and in order both during games and in the everyday life of a collector.
5. UGears Deck Box: a portable accessory for tabletop games
Another excellent addition to anyone’s board game shelf collection is this Deck Box set. This is a portable version of the previous set and it can accommodate up to 120 cards in its two inner compartments. A delightful mechanism opens up the box once you press on the ledges on its sides.
4. UGears Dream Cabriolet VM-05: a vintage classics
An almost exact copy of the legendary 1950s classic this model features a flawless exterior, but wait till you see the level of detail on this set. The hood opens up to reveal the working V-8 configuration engine replica’s pistons in motion. The steering wheel turns the wheels, while an opening glove box and moving windshield wipers add some special charm to this model. And, in addition, the model also moves, like all other mechanical sets by UGears.
3. UGears Tugboat: a boat that rocks on waves
This tugboat is not only ready to fulfill its main purpose by pulling light freight (such as paper boats, for example), but is also a perfect little imitator of a real-life tugboat. Two asymmetrically-aligned wheels make it rock on waves as it’s moving forward, while a pendulum that is also its mast produces the noise that is very much like the hum of a diesel engine.
2. UGears Hurdy-Gurdy: an exquisite musical instrument from the past
A Hurdy-Gurdy is not the first thing that comes to mind when you are asked to name a random musical instrument. The beauty of this model lies in the fact that it revives this ancient instrument in an elegant steampunk-style form and brings its unique sound into your living room.
1. UGears Monowheel: a steampunk reminder of man’s scientific genius
This is a transportation device model that stands out among all the other motorized sets that UGears has to offer. Inspired by early 20th century prototypes of one-wheel vehicles, this is a true gem that operates in two modes and can run as far as 16 feet!
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