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3 unusually cool birthday gifts for any occasion

Cool birthday gifts

There are a lot of great things about being invited to a birthday party. Cake, music, watching other people’s drunk elderly relatives dance to Miley Cyrus, cold chicken nuggets, cake, booze, cake. Did we mention that we enjoy cake? Anyway, despite all this, the one downside to a birthday party, is that whatever cool gift idea you think you’ve had, has to be opened in front of at least 15 strangers. Don’t feel so cocky now, do you? Well don’t worry, we’ve got at least 3 ideas for unusually cool birthday gifts that will save you from public shaming amongst strangers.

Cool gadgets

Cool gadgets

If your guy is into his tech, our Hologram Viewer is a really cool gadget you can give as a birthday gift, and we can pretty much guarantee no one else will have thought of it. After downloading the free app, your giftee can create their own custom holograms on their phone and project them through the viewer. They can even make a birthday hologram and project it at the party. If you’re giving it as a birthday gift, they’ll also receive a personalised text message with instructions on how to download and play their own holograms.

Unusual gifts

Unusual gifts

Captain Greenfingers? Or maybe he loves space. Maybe it’s both, and you’ve hit the absolute jackpot with our Rocket Planter. The rocket shaped plant pot is a really great unusual gift. If you’re feeling particularly generous, you could also buy them a red plant to put in it, completing the jet fire effect.

Gifts for any occasion

Scratch Map Poster

Luckies are best known for our Scratch Map, which in itself is a pretty unusual and cool gift to give. Whether the gentleman you’re buying for is a traveller, has been in the past, or plans to be in the future, they can mark their journey on a very attractive piece of cartography. The Scratch Map comes in a number of varieties, including the Gourmet Scratch Map for your foodie buddy, the Adventure Map for your daring pal, or the Deluxe Edition if you really want to birthday treat them.

10 Cool Gift Ideas for the Novelty Stationery Junkie

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We all know a novelty stationery buff – the type of person who organises their pens and pencils better than their bank balance, who gets annoyed if you borrow a rubber and never give it back, or who has more highlighters than Facebook friends. Well prepare to be the top of their Christmas card list, with this guide to cool gift ideas for the novelty stationery junkie.

For the Office Stationery Lover – Sardine Paperclips

These Sardine Paperclips are a super fun way to brighten up your desk in the office. Beautifully packaged, fish shaped and reusable, now when something is a bit fishy in the office it won’t be that left over tuna sandwich in the fridge that no one’s claiming responsibility for! Affordable and cute, they make the perfect gift for any boy or girl who wants to organise their paper work in style.

For the Crafty Stationery Addict – Just Your Type

These gold foil sticker letters are a great way to personalise folders, laptops, pencil cases and whatever else you can lay claim to. Just Your Type includes:

  • 600 characters
  • 5 variations of fonts
  • Over 100 funky images and icons

They’ll definitely keep your pencil pushing friends entertained for a while.

For the Competitive Stationery Enthusiast – I’m As Big As

The ‘I’m As Big As’ chart is a cool gift for any fun loving families you know, where you can mark your height on the chart and find out what famous people, animals or objects you measure up to. It’s also the perfect present for someone whose colleagues are a little, how can we put this…square? and need something fun to bond over in the office – it’s hard not to break down those icy barriers when you find out that Barry from accounts is the same size as a Yeti…

For the Forgetful Stationery Hoarder – Eric The Memo Elephant

Got a forgetful friend that could do with some helpful and noticeable reminders? Let us introduce Eric The Memo Elephant – because elephants never forget! He’s made of smooth white ceramic and loves to be written on – never again will your friend forget to buy toilet roll or call their mum back…

For the Arty Stationery Fanatic – Geppeto

This jovial little fellow can’t tell a lie – handy for when you’re sharpening your pencils. Because no one ever likes it when they think they’ve sharpened the perfect amount then the nib falls off! Combat this stationery buff’s pet hate by popping your pencils into his nose, and watch them shrink as you sharpen – who says the truth hurts aye?

For the Clean Freak Stationery Worshipper – Wheelie Bin Desk Tidy

Novelty stationery meets the clean freak.Wheelie Bin Desk Tidy is a cool gift idea for boys and girls who love to keep their desk ‘put-that-pen-back-in-its-place’ tidy. It also brings a little humour to the clean freak’s ways because who doesn’t like tiny replicas of big, everyday items?

For the Animal Loving Stationery Admirer – Bianca Hippo Memo Holder

The Bianca Hippo Memo Holder, because when you read the memo that you’ve got an 8am meeting tomorrow that you’ve done no prep for, it takes the sting out a bit if the paper its written on is hanging from the mouth of a smiling hippo…

For the Fun Stationery Buff – Animal Gift Wrap

As far as novelty stationery goes, this is probably top of the pile. This animal gift wrap lets you transform boring gifts into super cool animal friends. Just put your gift in a corresponding box, wrap them up and start accessorising with teeth, ears, fangs and tails! Whether it’s a Bear-thday, Christ-Moose or Bat-mitzva there’s a creature for all occasions!

For the Travel Obessessed Stationery Collector – Airmail Travel Wallet

For those friends who are so organised when they travel they put you to shame, we give you the Airmail Travel Wallet. With space to keep your:

  • Passport
  • Tickets
  • Cash
  • Travel documents

It’ll definitely go down well with your plan-ahead friends. And not only is this cool gift super practical, it also looks like a retro airmail envelope – pretty good huh?

For the Active Stationery Devotee – Memo Mountain

More accessible (and arguably better) than Kilimanjaro, the Memo Mountain is a cork board in the shape of scenic mountains, perfect for adding all of your to do lists and important pictures to. And the best thing about this novelty stationary set? The pins are little tree shaped push pins. Cute or what?

Cool Gift Ideas for August Birthday Boys and Girls 

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Ever remember being super jealous of the friends at school that got to celebrate their birthdays in the summer holidays? Us too. No alarms for school, no homework, just playing in the park in the summer sun. Well hopefully you’ve got over that bitterness, because it’s time to help those Leo born babies celebrate in style once again. Here’s our guide to cool gift ideas for boys and girls that were lucky enough to be born in August.

Waterproof Notebook

One of the coolest things we’ve seen come out of 2016… If you know anyone who has their best ideas in the shower then this is definitely the perfect gift for them – no more can they blame their ever elusive ideas on the lack of writing apparatus in the bathroom! It also makes a pretty cool gift for boys and girls who keep a journal whilst on the trot – come rain or shine this hardy notebook will stick by their side, ready to document all of their profundities (or more likely some bored doodles of cats).

Message Rolling Pin

Now this next birthday gift idea is guaranteed to get you some brownie points – bake a birthday cake for your family or friends and use the Message Rolling Pin gift set to write your own personalised message on the icing. Decide from the three message options how cute or embarrassing you want this birthday treat to be – just be prepared that prying eyes might see it too! Plus, after you’re done making the cake, you can give them the rolling pin set – a perfect gift for any one who can give Nigella a run for her money in the tasty treat department.

Mapnetic

August is about the time people start running away for their summer holidays – the kids are done with school, work is unbearable in the heat, the sun, sea and sand are calling… Get the birthday boy or girl in the mood for some summertime travels with the Luckies Mapnetic – a magnetic, dry wipe world map that lets you plan out or document your travels. Great for those that have caught the travel bug, or just a cool gift idea for boys or girls that love to dream about a life outside the office walls…

Deco Decal Stickers

Need a cool gift idea for the vintage lover in your life? It has to be Deco Decal Stickers, obvs. Whether it’s pin up chic or deco decoupage they’re into, these retro stickers are bound to brighten up their day! With a plethora of pin ups to choose from, these glamorous girls perk up any accessory, and will definitely ensure you get a birthday invite to next year’s party.

Rainmaker

If the long hot days of summer (all two of them) have got you missing the rain, then this is the gift for you. Rainmaker transforms watering the plants from a daily chore into an awesome activity – it connects to your soft drink bottle and waters your plants through a little raincloud – perfect for your green fingered friends and a great gift for anyone who needs a little encouragement to water those poor drooping house plants!

Cool Gift Ideas to Keep Children Entertained this Summer Holiday

Cool Gift Ideas by Luckies

With school holidays soon to be in full bloom, you can never be too prepared with fun activities and cool gift ideas to keep the kids happy while you travel. Whether the car’s packed to the brim as you drive to the south of France or you’ve just boarded that 9 hour plane journey to Orlando, you will definitely benefit from our selection of those all-important travel games and colouring in. With our awesome gifts for children, never again will that spine-tingling phrase ‘Are we there yet?’ be uttered again. At last!

Introducing OMY Pocket Games and Colouring Roll, the mini roll of colouring and games to play on the go. With plenty of enchanting hand-drawn destinations waiting to be brought to life through colour, this cute and portable entertainer will become more vital than the sun block itself. Either let the kids carry it in their holiday rucksack or have it conveniently placed in Daddy’s bum bag, ready to be whipped out for all ‘flight delayed’ emergencies. Not only will this little miracle be the secret to keeping the youngsters occupied on tour, the fun travel games of dot-to-dot and mazes means the whole family can get involved.

No travel games and colouring in would be complete without the awesome addition of OMY Magic Felt Tip Pens, 16 double-ended, tip pens that come in a variety of bright colours to match these bright designs. With the benefit of them being erasable it means that there’s no need for the kids to get upset when they colour out the lines. After all, it was Mum’s fault when she suddenly swerved to the other side of the road – remember that the rest of the world drives on the right, Mum!

And finally, just as no two kids like to have the same toy, with our travel games and colouring in, no two colouring-in adventures are the same. With four adventures to choose from, (Barcelona, New York, London and Paris) either choose the most appropriate destination to match your travels or give a different adventure to each of the rugrats. Each pack comes with its very own multi-coloured pencil with 7 changeable coloured tips which means there’s no squabbling over the shared stationery letting the kids freely scribble and shade away when in transit.

Cool Gift Ideas Under £30 for Girls That Have Everything

Cool Gift Ideas

If you’re shopping for a real life Paris Hilton kinda gal who has it all, plus one extra for her latest BFF, then you may be in dire need of some original cool gift ideas from Luckies. This year ditch the I.O.U. one foot massage as she watches the latest Beyoncé vid for our cool gift ideas for under £30 for the girls that have everything. Who runs the world? Girls (that have everything).

Being the girl that has everything, she is sure to be a slight shopaholic in the clothes department with fashionable blouses and blazers and an impressive lounge wear collection that you casually try to steal after sleepovers. With No Sew Buttons you can keep this extensive wardrobe looking its finest whenever she experiences that awkward broken/missing button emergency. With this tin of button pins that come in white, grey and black, Miss Independent can quickly click on a button replacement and look sharp and tidy for that all important meeting.

If however you’d prefer to take a different approach and not add to your sisters or girlfriends pile of everything then why not make her day special with our selection of cool gift ideas that let you get totally creative. With Juice Bruce Squeezer, the pointy Easter Island shaped wooden head citrus squeezer, you can keep the margaritas coming for that surprise Mexican themed dinner party you’re now throwing your dearest wifey. And with Mexican food comes the helpings of guacamole, sour cream and sticky fingers in need of some Dinner Party Napkins. Being the ideal addition to any culinary Mexican themed gathering, these fun interactive napkins are covered in games and quizzes to keep the guests occupied while you hang the piñata!

And finally, get more bang for your buck with our cool gift ideas that not only help you save dollar but also show you’ve gone that extra mile. With Smartphone Projector 2.0 Black and Gold, this portable cinema’s sleek and stylish design is sure to live up to the expectations of the girl that has everything and save you money on cinema tickets (but she doesn’t need to know that!). Whether you’re celebrating a birthday with a girly sleepover or maybe anniversary for that special lady, this portable cinema will project images from your iPhone by magnifying them up to 8 times which means you and your girly bestie can set up your very own home cinema. And by home cinema we are obviously referring to watching Beyoncé videos on the big screen, what else?!

Introducing: Pocket Tin Speaker

Pocket Tin Speaker by Luckies

Pocket Tin Speaker is the perfect portable speaker – ready to set the mood with your choice of tunes any time, any place. We’ve all been there – you’re with a group of mates, you’ve had a couple of beers, you’re in the mood for an impromptu party. And whilst you’re doing your best to crank the heat up by singing the latest Beyonce song with all the gravitas you can muster, you’re just not doing it justice…

Let us introduce your musical saviour – the Pocket Tin Speaker by Luckies. This compact and portable speaker is small enough to fit in your pocket, but loud enough for an instant dance party. So whether you’re feeling frisky in a field, twerking on your table at work, or slut-dropping in Sainsburys, you can always hear music as God intended – loudly, instantly, and out of a portable speaker.

Pocket Tin Speaker is also chargeable by USB lead, so all you need is a universal USB plug, laptop or PC to recharge the batteries you’re laughing. It’s also pretty hardy due to its tough metal exterior, although we wouldn’t recommend leaving it with that one friend who gets drunk and ends up dropping things down the toilet. You know who we mean.

Pocket Tin Speaker is the perfect travel accessory, combining practicality with fun – use it to make friends on the train, turn your picnic into a music festival, or just to drown out the sound of your siblings on that annual family road trip to see Grandma… It’s got up to 12 hours playback, so as long as she doesn’t live further than Scotland, you’re good.

But whilst the Pocket Tin Speaker is the perfect travel accessory for playing your fave mash ups on the go, we can’t take responsibility for your music choices… if you’re at a Drum n Bass rave and you plug in your Spotify playlist of Justin Bieber’s best hits, don’t blame us when no one accepts your friend requests on FB the next day…

Cool Gift Ideas Under £30 for Guys That are Hard to Buy For 

Cool Gift Ideas

Be it brother, boyfriend or your buddy best friend, when it comes to hunting out cool gift ideas for guys that are hard to buy for, call us biased, but we’d 100% recommend the help of the experts here at Luckies. Just because Mr Right is Mr Right Hard to Buy For doesn’t mean you have to be left out of pocket racking your brains for a gift to match such diva ways. With our selection of cool gift ideas under £30 you’re sure to nail it this year while proudly waving goodbye to his years of awkward false smiles.

If the man in your life views himself as quite the connoisseur in the kitchen (imagine buying for Heston Blumenthal!) then he’s sure to be pleased with Penneli, the fun garlic peeler that quickly peels garlic cloves in a fun oversized penne tube. The bonus being that it avoids the icky garlic smell getting into his hands which means the two of you can get flirty in the kitchen and romance over how much you clove each other <3 . If however this hard to buy for guy already has every helpful herb peeler out there (explains why he’s so hard to buy for!) then bring out his baking side with Write On Icing. This quirky icing decorating tool, in the shape of a giant pencil, is perfect for personalising all baked goodies and is one of many cool gift ideas that will guarantee you get more bang for your buck for that special guy.

If gaining star baker isn’t on the bucket list of this hard to buy for guy then Adventure Journal will provide him with over 300 better suited alternatives. From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to diving in the Great Barrier Reef, keep him on his guessing toes with this awesome 68 page journal featuring ‘must do’ experiences from around the world. Hard to buy for brothers and boyfriends tend to get that way because they’ve seen and done everything out there but with our cool gift ideas for adrenaline junkie fellas there will never be a dull moment or difficult gift buying decision again.

And finally, his high standards don’t have to mean high price tags for you, keep things fun and quirky with Rubber Jonny, the novelty eraser which is guaranteed to get him grinning on his birthday. Give alongside Sardine Paperclips, which do exactly what they say on the sardine tin to complete his new swanky stationary collection. With our collection of novelty stationary cool gift ideas you’ll come back with change from a tenner and even look forward to the birthdays of all those difficult to buy for dudes in the future. Trust us.

5 Cool Gift Ideas for Children’s Birthday Parties this Summer

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Is it just us or are children way more difficult to keep occupied at birthday parties these days? Gone are the days of sticking them in the Wendy House with some party banners so you can enjoy a GnT in the conservatory; now you need to plan an extensive itinerary of activities to keep those rugrats occupied right until the sun goes down. That’s where our cool gift ideas come in. Whether you’re planning a party for the hippest 7 year old you know, or want to lend a neighbourly hand when dropping the kids at Timmy’s 12th, with our cool gift ideas for childrens’ birthday parties this summer you’ll be guaranteed chocolate-birthday–cake-covered-smiles all round.

When 15 hyper, sugar-overloaded youngsters get together for a birthday party it’s always safe to have something on standby to avoid them turning their attention of your grandmother’s antique china set! Help prevent all catastrophes by being the super supportive guest by giving Book of Masks; 30 tear-out fancy dress masks from pirates to Cleopatra that are sure to keep them busy running round the garden while the host is getting themselves organised for the next birthday activity. And while you’re at it, why not guarantee yourself an extra big party bag with further cool gift ideas such as Party Cups, 12 fun filled paper cups that are covered in hysterical facial expressions that the kidos can play around with and keep hydrated if it’s a scorching summer day (see, they’re practical too!). Each paper cup has 4 faces and each pack comes with 12 different character design wraps which means they can get busy changing the design from a giggling clown to a nauseous pirate who’s had one too many slices of the birthday cake.

If, however, you’re determined to score the coolest parents/big sibling award with giving the trendiest birthday present to the birthday boy or girl, then it definitely has to look the part. Bring your gift to life with Animal Gift Wrap, one of our many sought after cool gift ideas as this awesome animal accessories craft set will completely transform any gift. Simply cover the birthday present in animal print wrapping paper and decorate with ears, feet, wings, flippers or even hooves! If however little Oscar is too mature to receive a birthday present decorated as a terrifying tiger (who wouldn’t love that?!) then Robot Gift Wrap is a far more sensible option and great activity for all his classmates to get involved in on the big day. Simply provide a few empty cereal boxes and set up a balloon and party-popper covered craft corner at the bottom of the garden to avoid glue and stickers being traipsed by tiny feet into the new carpet.

The final fifth of our cool gift ideas for children’s birthday parties this summer is the all-important wet-weather option. As the birthday boy or girl is busy unwrapping their enormous pile of presents, your swanky and well thought out OMY Giant Colouring Roll XXL may well come in handy should the heavens open on this British summertime birthday party. With over a meter spread of colouring in to be done, either lie it across the patio surrounded by mounds of yummy party rings and party hats or have it on standby in the balloon decorated sitting room should the weather turn. Also works great as something the children can take home with them, simply cut out their section of the colouring in for them to finish at home and compare at the school gates come Monday morning!

10 Cool Gift Ideas for May Birthday Boys and Girls

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If you’re looking for Cool Gift Ideas, read on…. May babies sure are lucky. Their birthday coincides with the start of summer AND festival season. Plus there are two bank holidays to plan their celebrations around, so no need to crawl into work on Monday with the hangover from hell! But don’t think they’ll be too busy sunbathing to tell if the present you got them wasn’t up to scratch. Read on for some inspiration on what to get those lucky folks born in May – and remember, sunburn is no excuse for a shoddy pressie.

BBQ Stamp

You know the score – if the sun’s out in England for more than three consecutive minutes it’s time to start the barbie. And what better way to liven things up than with the Luckies BBQ stamp, a branding iron that lets you personalise your patties! This makes the perfect gift for those al fresco enthusiasts, but don’t worry – if the Great British summer isn’t living up to its name, you can also heat the stamp on a gas hob flame.

Chill Pill Ice Tray

Got an old school friend that will appreciate a bit of ‘90s nostalgia? Get them the Chill Pill Ice Tray – it makes huge ice cubes in the shape of chill pills (see what we did there?), and is guaranteed to make your friends reminisce about the good old days. That and they’ll keep your drinks cold.

OMY Giant Colouring Roll XXL

So technically this Giant Colouring Roll is probably for kids, but we can’t help but think that there are a fair few adults who’d love this as a birthday present too. After all, mindfulness colouring books are a thing now, right? Think how zenned you’d be after a couple of hours on this baby!

Luggage Label Stickers

May’s about the time that people start thinking of their summer holidays, so get your friend in the mood for a spot of travelling with these vintage label stickers. They’re sure to jazz up any suitcase, and might even inspire them to invite you along!

Sports Huevos

Designed to make breakfast a little more fun, these sports ball egg moulds make great gifts for all your sporting buddies. Who doesn’t want their morning protein in the shape a tennis ball? Plus, if you make them breakfast in bed with them you’re guaranteed to earn some brownie points.

Juice Bruce Squeezer

No birthday list would be complete without the obligatory alcohol post, so here we go… This Juice Bruce Squeezer is perfect for adding a bit of zest to your summery drinks. With his pointy wooden head, he’ll make a breeze of those margaritas and mojitos. For those who prefer the softer stuff, why not try making lemonade? After all, when life gives you lemons…

Party Straws

These humorous straws are a great gift for everyone – you don’t have to know much about a persons hobbies or passions in life to know they’ll love a funny straw. After all, who wouldn’t love to drink a G&T with a toothless grin or a pucker up granny mouth? Exactly.

Smartphone Speaker

For those friends that don’t contain their singing to the shower, we give you the Smartphone Speaker. Lightweight and portable, this mobile speaker boasts 40 hours of playback and impressive sound, so can be used out in the garden at summer barbecues, while you’re sunbathing down by the lido, or at that music festival you’ve been eyeing up. Just don’t tell them you bought it to drown out their singing…

Smartphone Projector And Speaker Gift Set

If you really want to get in your friends good books, why not go all out and get them the Smartphone Projector and Speaker Gift Set – a complete home cinema kit. Perfect for movie nights with friends, you could even try to configure a drive in movie night in your garage! With up to 8 x magnification, and loads of features, it’s perfect for those gadget loving gals and guys.

Robot Gift Wrap

Okay so this technically isn’t a present, but it’s present related and it’s too awesome not to share.… This Robot Gift Wrap transforms your present from boring old box shape into… well, a robot. There’s enough to wrap at least 6 gifts, and they’ll look so good your friends won’t want to open them!

Introducing: Party Straws

Party Straws by Luckies

Pre-party nerves. Everyone gets them, even P.Diddy before his annual white party. What if no one turns up? What if no one likes the ironic Spotify playlist you spent all week curating? What if your work crush gets with Becky from accounts instead of you? Well friend, we can’t stop the office dreamboat getting with the object of your affections but we can help with the party details because let’s face it, you’ve got to lay some solid foundations if you want people to still be talking about your epic party in six months time. And that’s where Party Straws come in.

A pack of straws with 24 straws and 24 pop-out card mouths, Party Straws add some comedy value to even the most trendy of parties. Ranging from Kylie Jenner-esque ‘pucker-up’ lips to a huge toothless grin, there’s a pop-out mouth for all those different party emotions. Trying to scare off the lurker? Wack out the brace face lips. Trying to convey your utter shock when your friend starts a story with ‘remember when you…’? Grab the gasping lips. Trying to score a date? There’s a pop out mouth for that too.

But Party Straws aren’t just for expressing the roller-coaster of party emotions. They work really well as drink identifiers too because was it just us, or did you see that guy next to the pool table being sick into his cup too? Nice.

Need a cool gift idea for a friend’s house warming party? Turn up with Party Straws. They’ll be so stoked (mainly because you’re helping keep the rims of their brand new Anthropologie glasses clean) you may even dodge the after party clean up. If you want to secure the cleaning dodge, double up your house warming gift and bring Party Cups too. Winning at life.