Here at Snomee, we know just how difficult it can be to pick out a gift for the man in your life. Guys tend to be bad at dropping hints, and it’s not like you can play it safe with something cute, as you usually can with women. Men seem to prefer either gifts which are practical, or the latest gadgets to play with. So if you’re trying to buy for a guy who seems to have everything, a giftcard is a good option so he can choose from any of these techy toys, and of course no gift card is complete without a Multimedia Snomee to hide it in!
The PowerPad is a great, practical gadget that harnesses the latest technology to charge your phone or MP3 player. Simply lay your electronic device on the mat, and electricity will pass through the air, allowing you to charge the battery without the use of any wires. Up to 4 devices can be charged at the same time.
If you’re really stuck for ideas and you want to buy something which will almost certainly be appreciated, you can’t go wrong with classy booze. Even men who don’t normally drink whisky will gratefully accept a bottle of the stuff, because it’s seen as something that any man should have in the cupboard! Aim for a single malt, rather than a blend.
This Polaroid camera is great for anyone who misses those cameras of old. Fully digital, it has the ability to print out your photos directly, taking under 40 seconds to do so. If you’re after retro cool, look no further.
The Pacemaker is an MP3 player with a twist. Aside from its 120GB of storage space, it features a portable DJ setup with two decks, a crossfader, and various filter and looping effects. It won’t fit in your pocket, but it’s a great thing to bring out at parties and to play with on a commute. Great for wannabe music producers.
Even the most kitchen-averse of men can be transformed by a day with a professional chef. Male-specific cookery courses are springing up all over the place. You can choose something general, or opt for a specific ingredient or dish - steak cooking classes are especially popular.
This functional watch might not be pretty, but it sure is practical. The gadgets featured include a thermometer, altimeter, chronograph and compass, and so the WS4 would surely suit mountain bikers, hikers and climbers. A must-have for the adventurous man.
Are you passionate about snow globes? Well we sure are so as well as regularly searching the World Wide Web for serious, funny and down-right bizarre pictures of snow globes; we thought we’d do a search on YouTube for the equivalent. Having watched a plethora of videos, here are our top five favourites.
Great YouTube Video #1 – Coca Cola 2010 Christmas Commercial
So this video isn’t the most up-to-date being two years old but we think it’s hilarious. It starts out with a guy stacking shelves in a supermarket and then zooms out to show that his little world is in a snow globe, ironically being held by Santa. Santa takes a swig of Coca-Cola from one of the iconic Cola glass bottles and starts playing around with the snow globe, tilting it from side to side. Cue the shelf stacker falling into a trolley and whizzing around the streets before ending up back at his family home and tucking into a delicious Christmas dinner. Why do we love it so much? Because Coca-Cola adverts always signal the start of Christmas excitement and it’s a clever take on snow globes – as simple as that!
Great YouTube Video #2 – 2009 Super Bowl Commercials – Doritos Snow Globe
This YouTube video made us laugh out loud so it simply had to make it onto our top five list. Again not the most current video on YouTube but with well over a million hits, we’re not the only ones who love it. The advert is set in an office and a dorky guy tells his co-worker that he has a crystal ball which his friend points out is actually a snow globe.
The dork asks the snow globe/crystal ball is there will be free Doritos and then immediately throws the globe through the window of the vending machine, providing free access to the Doritos inside for all to enjoy. If that wasn’t enough, the next clip shows the co-worker rubbing the snow globe and asking if he’ll get a promotion. Just as the guy throws the snow globe through the doorway, his boss walks in and the snow globe hits him in a rather delicate place. That’s two chuckles from us and a well-earned place in our top five.
Great YouTube Video #3 – Microwave This? Is It A Good Idea to Microwave a Snow Globe?
We dare anyone who sees this title not to watch the video, we simply couldn’t help ourselves. This video features Jory Caron who is clearly a lover of the microwave and decides to do an experiment using a snow globe and a common kitchen microwave. We won’t spoil it by telling you exactly what happens but needless to say the snow globe doesn’t survive the ordeal intact!
Great YouTube Video #4 – The Snow Globe
This video starts out a little ‘tongue in cheek’ as a CEO starts telling you a little about a free snow globe the company has had commissioned especially for their loyal clients and suppliers. At first you’re not sure whether it’s a joke or a serious video but all is soon revealed as a lab-coat clad lady starts vigorously shaking the globe and the office building itself starts to shake.
You then see a succession of clips of staff falling down stairs, toppling over and coming out of the bathroom soaking wet. What makes this video really funny is that we’re under no illusion that the people featured in the video are anything but genuine members of staff. The video concludes with the CEO scrapping the snow globe gift idea and telling you all about the company’s dedication to charity work.
Great YouTube Video #5 – Snow Globe
The final snow globe video in our top five line up is totally different from the rest. This video features 3D animation of a year in the life of a Christmas tree. It has been done as if the tree is inside a snow globe for a festive feel. We love this video as it’s so serene and the music on the video is delightful.
So there you have it, five of our favourite YouTube videos featuring snow globes. We hope you’ve enjoyed it.
We are excited to announce that we are officially on Pinterest. This virtual pin board has taken the digital media world by storm and we wanted to be apart of it. Hey, all the cool kids are doing it!
We will be sharing photos of our beloved Snomees including sneak peek photos of our new designs and behind the scene photos. We’ll also share with you other unique DIY gift card giving ideas as well as a board dedicated to our favorite gifts. Father’s Day is a few short days away!!!
Snomee is set to launch very soon and we can’t wait to interact with you on Pinterest.
Make sure you follow all of our pin boards. You never know when we may decide to run a few contests giving away one of our unique Snomees or EVEN a gift card.
Now let’s get to pinning!
It's been a long time in the making but the first Snomee designs have had the finishing touches applied and are now ready to hit the shelves! What do we at Snomee have to offer? Here's a further peak into the designs of the latest gift giving craze………
Bookstore Giftcard Holder – this design showcases Santa Claus propping up three books on the shoulders of a polar bear. Designed to be offered with bookstore gift cards like Barnes and Noble, this scene is perfect for the book lover in your life.
Electronics Giftcard Holder – this snow globe features three of the main Snomee characters: a reindeer, polar bear and Santa Claus. Each character is gazing into a large computer screen surrounded by two big speakers. I-Tunes gift card anyone?
DIY Giftcard Holder – this globe features both Santa Claus and the reindeer assembling a wooden structure. This holder is ideal for the Lowe's and Home Depot fans in your life.
Coffee Shop Giftcard Holder – it's no secret that coffee has become an essential start to most of America's day. Ideal for a Starbucks gift card, this gift dome features a polar bear and Santa Claus making a rather large cup of coffee.
Cosmetics Giftcard Holder – with a collection of some of the most common cosmetics, this holder can be used with one of many cosmetic gift cards.
Meal Giftcard Holder –This globe features Santa Claus and his reindeer ordering from a penguin waiter and its oversized menu. This design is perfect when treating someone to a meal at their favorite restaurant.
These are the six initial designs offered by Snomee. Each globe comes with a different base color which allows them to stand out from other snow globes.
All of these products have been designed with compact storage spaces between the globe and the base of the product. In order to access this compartment, all you need to do is unclip it. This design is simple yet fantastic because it does not take anything away from the globe. This means the globe can be bought as a unique way to give a gift card or just given as a standalone gift.
The Snomee’s have clearly been designed to be fun and enjoyable, but, at the same time, they are not a novelty item by any means. This is clearly reflected in the quality of the product, which could easily hold its own against any other collectable snow globe.
The meticulous attention to detail shown in each design is proof of the time spent making sure that each product is both different and correctly designed including the lovable characters.
So long are the days of giving gift cards in envelopes and gift tins. Buying a Snomee adds a 'personal touch' to any gift card.
Snomee - shaking up your gift card moment.