When luxury food makes the best gift

Trying to find something for the person who has everything?

Why not give them something to eat or drink that is simply sublime. These delicacies are sure to make any special occasion extra special.

Vegetarian and truly a taste sensation, truffles really pack a flavour punch but not without leaving a dent in your wallet. Just grate a few grams  of Italian summer truffles over freshly made fettucine with some butter and oil for an amazing and memorable meal. These of course are not to be confused with chocolate truffle which of course will always please. Try this elegant Godiva chocolate truffle collection.

Wagyu kobe beef has become revered all over the world for its tasty and succulent nature. At a cool 150 bucks for 10 ounces, it aint cheap but this Authentic Japanese filet mignon will be unforgettable I am sure. Maybe try a 2010 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac at 999 dollars a bottle with it or a less expensive 2012 Chateau d’Armailhac Pauillac Grand Cru Classé at 50 bucks.

What is the best champagne in the world? Well the jury is out on that I am afraid. However, there are plenty to choose from and the small size of the bead in French bubbles is undeniable. A bottle of Dom perhaps?  Or perhaps a drop in an over-the-top bottle…. the NV Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” Gold Brut will definitely sparkle!

Maybe wash it down with some lobster from Maine or this caviar sampler.

Happy hunting!



Start-up gifts

There are amazing new Start-up companies popping up all over the globe to solve the problems of the world or just introduce us to a taste of the future. Here we give you a few gift ideas from these new and clever companies.

Would you like an electric foldable scooter to get around town?

For the dog lover this award winning Smart Dog Collar – GPS Location Tracker  also monitors the activity of your cherished pooch.

For the child who has everything, a cute robot could be the answer.

A 3D pen will give you hours of fun and let your imagination run wild as you create sculptures.  The 3Doodler Create extrudes heated plastic, which instantly hardens, allowing you to literally draw in 3D, freehand or on paper.

Kick-back and relax with these wireless smart earbuds which connect with bluetooth and feature noise cancelling and voice amplification.

If you have been dreaming of a clean shave without the irritation, these male grooming products might fit the bill.

At the end of the day, you might feel like a beer so make it yourself with this fab beer keg

Whatever you are after, check out Amazon Launchpad for some great innovative gift ideas. If you are a start-up you can join the program to help you accelerate your business!

Remember to check out GiftMondo to help you make the right decision.

Gifts for tea and coffee drinkers

Do you have a relative or friend who is mad about tea or maybe can’t pass the caffeine canister? Then try some of these gift ideas.

You can’t go past a  beautiful Japanese teapot or this pretty tea brewing cup. A more formal cup might be a better fit for the tea lover with everything

Forget coffee that has gone through the guts of wild cat in Sumatra and go for this – the world’s strongest coffee which is guaranteed to be fair trade and certified organic for an ethical cup with a kick!

Coffee drinkers take their equipment very seriously – try this portable espresso machine or a more stylish version for that perfect kitchen….need to grind the beans first?

If you are looking for something truly unusual why not try this Japanese Matcha tea Kit-kat or one of the many other Japanese green tea treats

Happy Brewing!

Check out other ideas at Giftmondo


Fun gift ideas – Cook books with a difference

Make gifting a recipe book a real feast for the funny bone.

All recipe books ain’t just recipe books. Some come with a smattering of fun on the side. Whether you want to truss that bird – Fifty Shades of Grey style or add a little more chemistry to the mix a la Heisenberg, there are plenty of cook books to add some more silly to the season.

Who could resist;

Game of Scones: All Men Must Dine: A Parody.

For the adventurous there is;

50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! (Health AlternaTips).

If you are nervous about cooking for difficult people, why not try;

Cooking (for A**holes): Terrible things I’ve done. Tasty apologies. Little to no remorse.

…and then when you are really asking yourself – what the f*@k should I make for dinner, you need look no further than;

What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner?: The Answers to Life’s Everyday Question (in 50 F*@#ing Recipes).

Whatever the mood or occasion, you can guarantee  there is a recipe book that will make you giggle.

Happy cooking!


Get your ugly on! – Christmas gifts to help the cheer

Christmas is a time of giving and not all of it is pretty.

Nothing is more traditional and typically ugly than the Christmas sweater but if you add some humor you get the birthday boy sweater or this long sleeved Tee with pet rats in tinsel motif.

If you just want to hide, why not wear these Christmas tree leggings  matched with the perfect top to really blend in.

For the cat fanatic, what could be better than kittens in Santa hats hurtling through space on flying pizza.

but if you decide that you can’t get your ugly on, there are less offensive options like this Christmas dress or this vintage inspired dress or a cute not so ugly nordic inspired sweater

For those who want to scare grandma there is the shagging moose sweater.  Whatever you decide to wear don’t forget to wear your Christmas tree undies underneath.

… and here is the stunning  Mrs Claus outfit …just don’t expect to get lucky ladies!


Buying gifts can be tough


Buying the right gift can be tricky at the best of times. What do they want? What do they have? Where do you start?  Asking the right questions can really help to start to sort it out. Here are some hints on how to close in on a gift that will be the perfect fit.

Ask yourself these questions

  1. How well do you know the recipient? Are they a little known colleague, a great aunt seen only at Christmas or your best friend?
  2. The gift should be age appropriate, i.e. no alcohol for 4 year old Jimmy and no skateboards for Granny. However knowing a little about their personality could throw some of those rules out of the window!
  3. How would you describe their personality? Are they quiet and enjoy a good book? Are they the life of the party?
  4. What does their house say about them? A neat and minimalist abode might lend itself to a contemporary Scandinavian design vase. Someone with a more eclectic arty home may like a very decorative piece.
  5. What does their clothing say about them – their personal style? A hipster may like all thinks vintage and some eco-friendly products may work well. The glamour girl might want the latest fashion nail polish shades.
  6. What do they do with their time? Cooking? watching films? Look for gifts around the things they enjoy doing.  The latest celebrity chef cookbook or a book about the best films of all times.
  7. What do they own already? Of course if you don’t know them very well then this will be difficult. However, we can make some assumptions. Obviously a golfer will have golf clubs.  One way around this problem is to buy something unusual. The more unusual the less likely they are to have one already. Of course if you get really stuck a gift card can be a quick and easy alternative.

So if you look at all of these factors and use them to eliminate not just certain products but categories of gifts, you will be well on your way to finding something that will be truly appreciated and will also make you feel good for having got it right!

Or, to keep it easy, go to www.giftmondo.com and let us do the hard work for you!

Happy hunting!