Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Must Have Unique Gifts: Delight With The Unexpected

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Must Have Unique Gifts: Delight With The Unexpected

When I first began shopping for holiday gifts for my family as a young adult, the first, and usually only, stop I made was to the local shopping mall or a nearby electronics store.   A few years later, I found myself tiring of the cookie cutter selections and began seeking out specialty local retailers in my desire to find just the right gifts.  Although I still like to support local small businesses, today I complete the majority of my holiday and gift shopping online where my gift options are only as limited as my imagination.

Now, in my middle Mom years, the adults in my family are certainly well stocked, with few real needs, leaving me often to my own devices in finding that well-suited gift.  Certainly the children in our extended family are able to provide a list of plastic needs and electronic wants, however the ability to both surprise and delight them with something unexpected is what seems to give both my recipient and I the most pleasure.

 Unique Gifts, Unusual Gifts, Wood Gifts

 I recently had opportunity to explore an online store new to me, devoted to a wide variety of kaleidoscopes and teleidoscopes, as well as other unique gift handcrafted and artisan created gifts.  I remembered being delighted with toy kaleidoscopes as a child and bemused that I had not thought of them as a unique gift option on mine own.  None the less, I enjoyed exploring the store, as well as a wooden teleidoscope.

Kaleidoscope Gifts, Teleidoscope Gifts, Holiday Gifts For Everyone

At first, I was uncertain about the difference between kaleidoscopes and teleidoscopes, however after a brief inspection, I realized I had unknowingly picked up the later in the form of simple party favors for some child's birthday or another.  Kaleidoscopes contain various pieces of color within a rotating tumbler or interchangeable disc that when directed to a light source and turned, create a changing effect of colors and patterns.  Teleidoscopes are fitted with a special lens, allowing the user to create their own unique view by directing the lens at a variety of different sources.

Easy Gifts For Everyone, Unusual Gifts For Teens, Desk Set Gifts

With a long standing love affair with pieces crafted of wood, I enjoyed the smooth texture, vibrant colors and appealing lines of 5 1/2 inch Padauk Hardwoods Laminated Teleidoscope and was not surprised to discover it to be one of the most popular items offered by Kaleidoscopes For You.  Shipped in a nice gift box, with protective velvet drawstrings bags for both the teleidoscope as well as the wooden base, this piece retails at only $42.00 with modest flat shipping fee.  Certainly a unique gift idea for young to adult recipients.

Collectible Kaleidoscopes, Handcrafted Kaleidoscopes, Artist Created Gifts, Limited Edition Parlour Kaleidoscope, Modern Glass Art Parlour Kaleidoscope

I was surprised by the wide variety of kaleidoscopes, teleidoscopes and other gifts offered at this site, finding simple pieces very modestly priced that would suit a younger child very well, perfect for stocking stuffers, as well as artisan handcrafted models more suitable for collectors or kaleidoscope enthusiasts.  Although, as I mentioned, I have a fondness for simple pieces crafted of wood, I found myself enchanted by a few of the selections crafted of brass and stained glass.

Unique Gifts, Stylish Gifts, Brass Kaleidoscope, Stained Glass Kaleidoscope, Mint Juliep Kaleidoscope, Mirror System Collectible Kaleidoscope


Kaleidoscopes For You



***GIVEAWAY***


Kaleidoscopes For You is generously offering That's What She Said readers an opportunity to win their own Padauk Hardwood 5 1/2 inch Teleidoscope Gift Set, ARV $42! 


Padauk Hardwood Teleidoscope Gift Set

 This giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18+ and will end on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.   Winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond before an alternative winner is chosen.  If you email address is not available through your comment name, please leave it in your entry comment in anti spam format.


***MANDATORY ENTRY***

Visit Kaleidoscopes For You and tell me in a comment which of their offerings you find the most interesting or appealing and why.

***BONUS ENTRIES***

*Like on Kaleidoscopes For You on Facebook, leave comment here with Facebook name, 1 entry

*Like on That's What She Said on Facebook, leave comment here with Facebook name, 1 entry

*Follow on Kaleidoscopes For You on Twitter, leave comment here with Twitter name, 1 entry

*Follow That's What She Said (@tsue1136) on Twitter , leave comment here with Facebook name, 1 entry

*Enter any other active That's What She Said giveaway, leave comment letting me know which, 1 entry

*Follow That's What She Said on Google+, leave a comment here with your Google+ name, 1 entry

*Share who you would gift the Teleidoscope to if you won and why in a comment below, 1 entry 

GOOD LUCK!

I  received a teleidoscope  to explore for the purposes of creating this feature.  The opinions above are both honest and of my own experiences.  Sponsor is responsible for supplying and shipping prize.  Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ are not involved in nor responsible for this giveaway in any fashion.  



123 comments :

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I like the brass and stained glass kaleidoscopes....they are elegant enough to display proudly they are so pretty! @ChiefBetsy

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peg42 said...

I'd really love the Musical Kaleidoscope with Art Glass Globe Plays Fur Elise By Beethoven. I also collect musical globes, so this fits into my collection and I love the Kaleidoscope.
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debbie said...

I would like the n and j padauk double whell kaleidoscope, because I think it is unusual.

Giant Sis said...

I love the Musical Kaleidoscope that Plays Fur Elise by Beethoven! I didn't know there were musical ones! How amazing!
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I'd gift this to my husband for his new office! He'd love to have it on his desk!
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SolDucky said...

love the White Iridescent Stained Glass Trufflet Necklace Kaleidoscope By the Jacobs. because it is so pretty and one of a kind.

BethElderton said...

I love the Sapele Hand Held Wooden Kaleidoscope By Artist, Mark Reynolds. I love fine woods. So beautiful!
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I'd give this to my son. He likes unusual things,things that make for interesting conversation.
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I love the Kaleidoscope, Cosmic Amorphous Mandala By the Paretti's - fabulous exciting design on the outside to match the excitement inside

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mkjmc said...

I love these things so I probably wouldn't gift I would keep it

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Tamar said...

Brass Kaliedoscopes with Wooden Base 3 mirror System with Oil Filled cell filled with Natural Stones
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Anonymous said...

I love the Kaleidoscope Necklace in a All Shiny Silver Finish - Butterfly because it'd be neat to have a Kaleidoscope around my necks.

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Kaleidoscopes, "Winters Hearth" Limited Edition of 250 Pieces By Artists Luc and Sallie Durette because it is very unique

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TreasureToday said...

I love the white marble egg kaleidoscope. It is absolutely beautiful.

Teh Doll said...

Kaleidoscope Necklace in Silver & Antique Pewter Finish. I like that you can wear it and take it with you. It is quit pretty too.


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Angela G said...

I like the N & J Padauk Double Wheel Kaleidoscope
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kathy pease said...

I love the Musical Kaleidoscopes, Import Plays Variations of Cannon in D by Pachelbele
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I would give this to my daughter in college she loves unique gifts :)

Dianna said...

1. I really like http://www.kaleidoscopestoyou.com/55inlolasowo1.html--the size is small enough and I love all the woods--its beautiful

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8. If I happened to win this it would be for My son Dustin-- He would really enjoy this,then I know I would get to play with it too, because he is so good about sharing--Thanks and Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

I really like the solid rosewood kaleidoscope egg with base, mostly because of its unconventional shape for a kaleidoscope, but it also is beautiful.

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Danielle Royalegacy said...

I really like this one:
Wooden Kaleidoscope 10" Long Double Wheel By N & J Padauk with 2 Jeweled Wheels

smilekisses said...

Love the Hand Made Kaleidoscope Pendant in Pink Annodized Aluminum and Sterling Silver because it is beautiful and different.
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Diane52 said...



I'd really love the Musical Kaleidoscope with Art Glass Globe
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Sherry Conrad said...

I really like the stained glass kaleidoscopes because the are gorgeous and unique.
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Karen said...

LOVE the Musical Kaleidoscope with Art Glass Globe Plays Fur Elise By Beethoven :)

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Susan Smoaks said...

the stained glass kaleidoscopes are my favorite because they are beautiful

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Trisha McKee said...

I'd love the Musical Kaleidoscopes, Import Plays Variations of Cannon in D by Pachelbele. It would be so relaxing and neat to have music go along with it.

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Christmas Kaleidoscope "Lit From Within" By Judith Paul and Tom Durden. - It is a beautiful piece.
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I like the stained glass because they are pretty and play on light.

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I love the Blue Airplane Kaleidoscope

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