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Looking for that special gift for someone that goes a little bit beyond the ordinary everyday gifts? This scoop is all about finding special and unique gifts for those you care about. Includes: gadgets, technology, applications, home decorations, health related products and much more
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Fitness

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Smart heart rate monitor. Extended heart rate is a key component of exercise and fitness. This heart rate monitor works with all major apps and all major mobile devices and fitness devices. See some more great tools-- http://www.developgoodhabits.com/cyber-monday-tools/
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Google Glass to Enter International Space Station Next Week

Google Glass to Enter International Space Station Next Week | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it
Google Glass will be tested as an augmented reality tool in the pre-flight integration and post-flight operations.
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Mental Models: 6 Steps to Overcome Procrastination-Causing Thoughts

Do you ever get stuck in the middle of a project and have no idea on how to continue? A lot of times, we procrastinate important things due to mental models. T…
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Microsoft leads a 12-minute tour of Xbox One games, TV, and apps

Microsoft leads a 12-minute tour of Xbox One games, TV, and apps | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced its Xbox One entertainment app lineup this morning and the company is now offering up a full demonstration of games, apps, and TV integration.
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Top 5 iPad apps for on screen painting

Top 5 iPad apps for on screen painting | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

If you want to paint on the screen of your iPad...even create work of arts easier and better than you could on a canvas...you need to check out some of these incredible looking apps that will have your painting like a pro on your iPad in no time flat


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NFL Pillowpets: the Football Team Stuffed Animals AND Pillow combination

NFL Pillowpets:  the Football Team Stuffed Animals AND Pillow combination | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it
Pillow Pets are all the rage, with both kids and adults. They are cute and cuddly pillow toys that transform between a plush toy animal and a nice large and comfortable pillow.

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Zentao01's curator insight, December 20, 2012 9:40 AM

IF your Kids like the "Pillow Pets" Pillow/Stuffed Animal Plush Toys AND they enjoy NFL football, they are sure to love these cool plush toy/pillows, that are made by the same poeple who make the pillow pets toys.  YOu can get your favorite team mascot in a plsuh toy with a HUGE logo of your ream at the center of the "pillow" portion.

 

While made mainly for kids, this actually also makes a good gift for any adult football fan who is a collector of their teams memrobilia and collectibles

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Children Safe iPad mini Cases

Children Safe iPad mini Cases | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

These children safe iPad mini cases are incredibly sturdy and designed to survive being used by the most careless child. If you want to allow your children access to your, or their own, iPad mini getting a strong and sturdy child safe iPad mini case like this should almost be a prerequisite to defend your expensive Apple tablet

 


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Meal Portion Control Tool

Meal Portion Control Tool | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it
Fad diets come and go. Exercise can wax and wane. But proper portion control is foreever Single best way to lose weight and keep it off permanently is to eat the proper amounts of a balanced diet each and every day.

 

Check out this cool meal portion control gadget that will really help you to get and stay fit by making sure you curb your calories and eat...properly


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Lego Hobbit Sets: From the Hobbit Movie (An Unexpected Journey) 2012

Lego Hobbit Sets: From the Hobbit Movie (An Unexpected Journey) 2012 | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

There are quite a few unique Hobbit LEGo sets that are being intordiuced for thew upcoming Hiobbit movie, and ultimatly for the entire Hobbit trilogy coming to theatres over the nbext few years.  Check out some of these great looking hobbit LEGO sets you can get fro your kids and family


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Cuddle Uppets: Puppet Blankets

Cuddle Uppets: Puppet Blankets | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it
CuddleUppets Blanket / Plush toy is one of the hottest new fads amongst kids these days. The idea behind this toy is that it is a blanket that tranforms into both a blanket and puppet/plush toy.
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Wahoo Fitness Run Pack

Wahoo Fitness Run Pack | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it
The Wahoo Fitness has the capability to wirelessly connect any apple mobile device to your arm or weight device.

 

f the person you are trying to shop for has an iPhone and is interested in fitness and enhancing their workouts, this SPple based fitness tool add-on may be prefect for them.

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Three Dimensional (3D) Chess

Three Dimensional (3D) Chess | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it
Without a doubt you have heard of Chess, even if you are unfamiliar with the rules and tactics. But have you heard of 3D Chess?
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Fitness

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Staying in a proper heart rate zone for your age is very important for getting the most of your exercise and workouts, while also staying safe. This is a great addition to any home gym since it reminds of of those important healthy heart rate numbers
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iFlask - The World's First "Smart" Flask

iFlask - The World's First "Smart" Flask | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it
iFlask is a hybrid between a smartphone and a flask. Making it perfect for any occasion. We took the term gag gift to a new level. Other flasks cant match up.
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11 Secrets to Avoiding Portion Distortion and Eating the Right Amount of Food

11 Secrets to Avoiding Portion Distortion and Eating the Right Amount of Food | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

If you want to lose weight, there are all sorts of fad diets out there. Diets may work in the short term, but are not great indicators of long term success. Here is a good idea...


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Portion control plate is a gool idea and a really good gift for anyone trying to lose a few pounds around holiday time!

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Change My Bad Habits's curator insight, November 7, 2013 8:35 AM

Like this.  Fad diets are not the key. This says a lot about the best way to get healthy, lose weight and keep it off. Good portion control.  love these 11 tips

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FitBit One:The Hot New Pedometer to Jumpstart a Fitness and Walking Habit

FitBit One:The Hot New Pedometer to Jumpstart a Fitness and Walking Habit | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

Christmas Gift for the Fitness Minded. Fitbit has been around for a couple opf years now, but they just keep making a better health and fitness product.  Find out everything you might want to know about this cool fitness toy that will help you to build a lifelong fitness routine.


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If you are looking for a good gift for anyone who walks, opr may be starting to build a walking habit this is one of the very best things you can get.  A wonderful tool to not only help track daily personal activity but a great way to compete with others, reach milestones and goals and make a walking habit "fun"

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Chase Tylerson's curator insight, October 27, 2013 12:55 PM

I Simply love the FitBit.  I use mine every single day.  It tracks distances, elevations, and  food intake, wieght,  and body fat online.

 

IT then gives you great graphs to see of your progress and gives a forums to meet, compete and be inspired by others.  A great tool.  FInd out more in this solid article showing some of the good and bad points of the fitbit pedometer.

Gene Patterson's curator insight, October 27, 2013 1:02 PM

A great review of one of the hottest new Amazon Fitness Tools for the upcoming season the Fitbit Pedometer.  Find out a lot more about this cool tool and see everything that it can do!

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2013 Pin up Calendar

2013 Pin up Calendar | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

The Pin Up girl is a bit of Americana.  It is as American as Apple pie (in a tight dress).  It is one of the only Art forms that is pureply and truly 100% American, and now only 80+ years after the beginning of it's heyday is it beginning to get the appreciation it deserves.

 

If you love pinups, or know someone who does, this 2013 pinup Calendar makes a wonderful gift!


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Plush Giant Microbes

Plush Giant Microbes | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it
I first saw one of these Giant Plush Microbe toys when visiting my father. My Dad, a bit of a germophobe with a great sense of humor about it, had a collection of his 'favorite germs'. I thought these were a bit strange.

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Zentao01's curator insight, December 22, 2012 1:34 PM

Bed Bugs, Ebola, Dust Mites, Black Death, HIV:  All things you want to avoid...right?  Well if it is one of these cute and cuddly plush toys, maybe not.

 

They make funny gifts for any adult germophobe with a sense of humor.  Are great education tools for any healthcare professional or educator.  ANd of course make neat, interesting and educational toys for kids.  (Each toy comes with a card explaining the disease, sickess, cell, microbe, virus or critter in real life)

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101 Amazing Amazon Gift ideas

101 Amazing Amazon Gift ideas | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

Find out 101 of the best Amazon gift ideas for anyone who owns a Kindle Fire HD.  A great list of gift ideas, from Christmas Gifts to birthday gifts to quite a bit more.

 

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Zentao01's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:29 PM

A nice list of some great Kindle Fire Accessory ideas.  Perfect for anyone lookig for accessories after recieving a Kindle Fire HD as a Christmas Gift

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6 Reasons you need Fitbit Ultra

6 Reasons you need Fitbit Ultra | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

An incredible tool to help you with your fitness goals.  A pedometer...but so much more.

 


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Zentao01's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:30 PM

A great toool to help you get in shape for 2013.  It is a pedometer...but a whole lot more...

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Game of Throne Toys

Game of Throne Toys | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

Fans of the game of thrones TV Series might recognize this White Walker Plush toy (seen at the end of the 2nd season) This and all the other toys are a lot of cute and fun gifts for the fan of the serious Game of Thrones series on TV

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Otterbox Defender for the iPAd and iPad mini

Otterbox Defender for the iPAd and iPad mini | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

A cool strong protectve case for the iPad mini.  The Otterbox Defender is just about the strongest defence for a tablet possible.  Makes the perfect gift for anyone getting an iPad or iPad mini

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Colorful iPhone 5 Cases (Part Two) - InfoBarrel

Colorful iPhone 5 Cases (Part Two) - InfoBarrel | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it

if you're looking for unique gift idea, and know someone who has an iPhone 5 you may want to look into some of these colorful iPhone 5 cases that are sure to be quite a hit for any owner of a new iPhone 5. These cases colorful bright and very cool.

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Hideaway Elliptical Trainer: a great home workout

Hideaway Elliptical Trainer: a great home workout | Unique Gift ideas | Scoop.it
In theory home elliptical trainers are the best way to get in your daily exercise. But there are two major problems with 'home' elliptical trainers.

 

Size and Cost.  This little home trainer is the answer to both of those issues....

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Zentao01's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:32 PM

A great tool to start your new year off with an improved fitness routine...NOW! Don't put your new years resolution off any longer