Women’s Day is officially around the corner, and honestly, we cannot wait. Although women deserve a celebration every day, it’s still pretty great to have a day dedicated to recognizing and highlighting their achievements. We all have certain special women in our life, who make our lives meaningful in so many ways. Although there’s no clear-cut way that perfectly captures and expresses all the gratitude we feel towards them…we could start with a gift! It’s an ideal way to extend your appreciation towards them. And I know how hard it can be to pick the perfect present, so we’ve decided to lend a hand! We’ve curated a collection of innovative, functional, and yet fun product designs that’ll help you make the women in your life feel truly loved and valued. From a smart fitness ring that helps them take the best care of themselves to a beautiful accordion-inspired ambient light – these products make the ultimate gift guide for Women’s Day!
1. The Accordion Lamp
The Accordion Lamp from Gingko is the perfect example of a lighting design that doesn’t just illuminate… it interacts too! The folding/foldable lamp comes with a pleated Tyvek-paper shade sitting between two pieces of wood. The lamp’s lights illuminate through the pleated paper, while the Tyvek’s folded nature allows you to maneuver the lamp like a slinky, adjusting it in a variety of shapes and forms. The lamp’s LED lighting and battery come built right into its wooden ends, and hidden magnets allow the ends to snap to each other, creating interesting-looking closed forms, or even allowing you to hook up multiple Accordion Lamps to create one singular, fun, flexible strip of lighting!
2. The Gevi
The 2-in-1 coffee grinder and brewer are visually separated into two parts. The appliance comes with a base platform that has its own dedicated weighing scale to help you weigh the beans before you add them to the grinder. The grinder comes with a bean hopper on the top to feed the beans in, while commercial-level 60mm flat steel burrs help create a consistent grind of your beans (while anti-static measures help prevent particles from sticking/clumping). The dose consistency from beans to powder of the appliance is around 0.2g.
3. The Dyson Coralle
The Dyson Coralle hair-straightener features flexing plates that bend according to your hair’s volume. The flexing plates curve around the locks of hair, heating them evenly from all sides while making sure to straighten them without flattening or damaging them. The curved copper plates, an industry first, come with tolerances as low as 65-nanometers (thinner than an individual human hair), and flex around your locks of hair to straighten them without reducing their volume. On the inside, the Coralle comes with a maximum heat setting that’s 40 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than most straighteners.
4. The HMM Mugr
The HMM Mugr gives the lips their due. To be fair, it didn’t single out how the lips touch the mouth of the mug, but the soft texture that greets the person’s mouth is a product of the mug’s design. Made of quality Japanese ceramic, the body of the mug is warm to the touch and soft to the lips, creating the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing drink even before you take the first sip. You wouldn’t actually know that the Mugr is made of that fine material just by looking at it. The mug may try to take your drinking experience to new heights, but its humble appearance is almost literally down to earth.
5. The Oura Ring Gen 3 fitness ring
The Oura Ring Gen 3 fitness ring measures your heart rate, step count, burnt calories, blood oxygen levels, and a lot more! The innovative fitness ring has been amped with sensors, and measures signals from your fingers, hence providing you with a precise reading. It also monitors your body temperature to help you track any stress or illness in your body. It also monitors the amount of time you’ve actually relaxed in the day, which in all honesty will probably make you realize how much you don’t relax, and how much you truly need to rest! The smart ring also monitors your sleeping pattern and activity!
6. The DAY41 Watch
Designed in two sizes (37mm and 40mm), the Day41 watches sport an edgy, dynamic, almost skeletal design that looks equally great on the wrists of men and women. The watch casing comes made from stainless steel, with anti-reflective coated sapphire glass on both the front as well as the exhibition back and an impressive water-resistance of 10ATM. A Swiss mechanical STP6-15 movement (with a power reserve of 44 hours) sits on the inside, visible through the front, right under the Luminova-coated hands, as well as through the transparent exhibition back that lets you view the movement in its full glory. 5 color variants are available for the 37mm model, including one set with diamonds, and 3 variants for the 40mm.
7. The Ember Mug² Temperature-Controlled Cup
The Ember Mug² Temperature-Controlled Cup makes sure that your coffee is always warm! You can set your preferred temperature for your beverage of choice using the connected app. The mug then maintains your drink at that temperature, allowing you to sip on it and enjoy it in peace. The smart mug also comes along with a coaster! If you place the mug on its coaster, it’ll keep your coffee or tea perfectly warm all day long. The innovative mug comes in 2 sizes – 10 ounces and 14 ounces. It also comes in two color options – black and white. Pick a mug according to your need and preference!
8. LEGO Ship In A Bottle
Looking every bit like the real deal, the Ship In A Bottle is the latest from the clever master-builders at LEGO Ideas who churn out magical numbers such as the LEGO Typewriter. Made using 962 pieces of LEGO (although a majority of them are just the water under the ship), the Ship In A Bottle comes with everything you’d expect, including a ship with 3 sails, a transparent bottle, a stand, a nameplate (the ship’s called the Leviathan), and even a cork-stopper made from LEGO bricks!
9. The AGIKI
The AGIKI looks like any high-end leather handbag – because times change, but a sense of style doesn’t. However, it’s designed perfectly for the urban working woman. Big enough to fit a 15″ laptop into, the AGIKI comes with a spacious design and as many as 13 different pockets on the inside as well as the outside for organizing your belongings. Yep, there’s a padded laptop compartment too, and separate slots for your phone, tablet, wallet, water bottle along with easy-access pockets/slots for your metro cards, lipstick, AirPods case, and other belongings, so your items stay apart – making them easier to locate as well as keeping sharp objects like your keys from rubbing against your tech.
10. The Slow Dance
Crafted just like a photo frame, the Slow Dance sits perfectly on a wall or a mantelpiece. While the outer frame itself houses all the inner workings, the center is made to be transparent, allowing you to suspend a flower, leaf, or feather within it and admire it from a multitude of directions. Switch it on, and the object within the frame begins fluttering in slow motion, without any external stimulus (you should really check out the video above). The illusion relies on two core components – a precisely engineered system within the Slow Dance’s frame, and your eye’s ability to see in 24 frames per second. On the inside, an electromagnet causes the feather/flower/leaf to flutter away, and LED lighting built into the frame’s inner edge strobes/flickers at a precisely calculated rate to make that chaotic flutter seem like slow-motion choreography.