Microwave Popcorn Popper

$14.99

There are lots of ways to pop popcorn, but this popper is one of the most unusual models I have seen to date.

The top has a compartment to measure the exact amount of popcorn to pour into the popper, and there is no oil required to pop your popcorn in a microwave.

If you want butter, you can put that into the top and it will melt down into the popcorn.

Dishwasher safe, BPA and PFOA free, I really like the fact that you can easily pour the finished popcorn into a bowl.

Hole in One Golf Mug

$9.95

For the quirky golfer on your gift list, this mug with a putter that's also a pen (to keep score) might be of interest.

The brightly colored 18th hole is a great way to keep them in the game.

Travel Safe

$39.95

Recently on a trip to the beach, I was aware that one of us always had to stay back to guard our phones, keys and valuables.

The Travel Safe would have really come in handy at the beach or anywhere you might need to keep things safe.

The safe is ABS plastic and water- and sand-resistant. You attach it with the steel cable to your beach chair or table while you're swimming or surfing.

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This will make beaches much more safe.

It could also be used for expensive cameras, for example, while going through TSA at the airport. If it needed to be opened, it would have to be in front of you.

Tirso Stand-up Knife

$19.95

Talk about brilliant!

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. And this stand-up knife is great.

I can't think of anyone who hasn't had the experience of trying to lay down a knife without it being moved all over the counter.

Moreover, this would be great for a number of people to use without having to swap out knives to make sandwiches or spread cheeses.

It's perfect for holiday parties and everyday use.

Diana Stoneberg, aka Gadget Grrl, who hails from the Central Coast, can be found at www.gadgetgrrl.com or GADGETGRRL on Twitter.

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