• Kara Vanskike

On the Ninth Day of Christmas, Spectrum Design Group Gives You: Nine Gotta Have it Gifts


On the Ninth Day of Christmas, Spectrum Design Group Gives You: Nine Gotta Have it Gifts, Eight Colors for 2021, Seven Holiday Movies (that should be made), Six Holiday Activities, Five Completed Projects, Four Recipes, Three Holiday Cocktails, Two Resolutions, and One New Website in a pear tree.


Christmas is less than two weeks away! How is that possible?! It’s so true what “they” say, the days are often long, but the years fly by (even 2020).


Have you finished your shopping, or do you still have those hard-to-buy-for-people on your list? If you’re trying to come up with the perfect gift for that impossible person who has everything, no worries. We got you.


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Happy shopping!


Zero Gravity Tub


The Flotation Tub with Zero Dimension® is the epitome of luxury and by far the most expensive gift on our list.


The shape of the tub is what initially caught our eye, but then we read "zero-gravity." If you've ever been to a floatation spa, this tub offers the same benefits of a floatation chamber in the comfort of your own home. Its innovative shape simulates a gravity-less bathing position just like an astronaut in space. The tub also features Hydrohands technology which uses specially calibrated jets that create a spiraling motion in the water. It's designed to target specific muscles for deeper relaxation. There is also an electrostatic touch controller onboard for easy control and LED lighting around the base of the tub for added ambiance.


You will definitely score some points with this tub by Toto.



Bond Touch Bracelets


Our next idea is the Bond Touch Bracelets. These bracelets close the distance between big gaps and now the smaller gaps caused by our need to socially distance ourselves from many of the people with whom we are closest. They come in pairs and allow you to share your touch with your loved one. No matter where they are in the world, when you're thinking of them, touch your bracelet and they'll feel your touch through their bracelet. How cool is that?!



Mango Slicer


This mango slicer makes an excellent gift or stocking stuffer. For any mango-lover, it simplifies the slicing process which means they may actually get eaten rather than turning to mush in the fridge.

You can find our favorite slicer here.



Whisk Wiper


Who still likes to lick the batter bowls? We plead the fifth, but we’re super excited for this gadget that makes it so much easier to do so…if you’re into that sorta thing. For those of you who are tired of getting your tongue or fingers stuck in the whisk (or are tired of cleaning up drips and messy counters – you practical people you) the Whisk Wiper is a must-have!



Compostable Cooler


One thing we love to do around here is eat, so, in the summer, we’re on the lookout for easy, fresh recipes for food that travels easily to the park, the lakefront, or the campsite. How to pack it so it stays fresh is always a concern. When you want something portable, but don’t want to bother with a permanent cooler, Styrofoam coolers have been the go-to…until now.


Thanks to Igloo, we now have an environmentally friendly compostable option! And besides it being compostable, maybe the best part is there’s no more annoying “Styrofoam squeak!” It’s only $10 making it an affordable alternative.



Ember Wave


For the people on your list who never seem to be at a comfortable temperature, consider gifting them an Ember Wave. This must-have gadget may be just what they need to finally be comfortable no matter where they are.


This wearable gadget promises to warm you up when you're miserably cold or cool you down when you feel like you’re roasting. It's a must-have for everyone!



Carbon LITE


WiFi has taken over our modern lives and has created the ability to connect remotely to many standard household appliances making control just a cell phone away. The Carbon LITE wireless Bluetooth remote meat thermometer by Lavatools helps ensure a successful Christmas feast or weeknight dinner.


While many items featuring “smart” control seem to sit at a higher price point, this thermometer is reasonably priced at $39.99 from Amazon. So, if you know someone prone to replicating the turkey cutting scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, this wireless thermometer may be the perfect gift.



Salt Gun


Shoofly! Don’t bother me! If you have someone on your list who has ever uttered these words, or maybe an R-rated version, this gadget is for them. Developed by SKELL INC., this air-powered “fly killer” uses plain table salt as ammo functioning like a shotgun only on a scale that’s deadly to flies. It’s kind of brilliant.


Check out videos on their website to see the Bug-A-Salt in action. There are several vendors online that carry this product, but, of course, Amazon has it.



Bicycle Pizza Cutter


Any bicycle enthusiasts on your list? Or pizza lovers? Either way, this unique bicycle pizza cutter will surely put you a cut above other gifters. Simply “ride” the bike across a pizza while both the front and back wheels make the slice. When not in use, this cutter comes with a bike stand making it very handy. The best part about this whole deal? You won’t have to purchase a helmet! If you gotta have it, you can find it on Amazon.