The Barrhaven Blog Last Minute XMAS Gift Guide

By now, most of you probably have completed your Christmas shopping. The rest of us are men. You know, the ones who tend to leave it to the last minute. But fear not, today I have some great gift ideas which are sure to please and easy to buy before the big day. So let’s get started.

The Bluetooth Snow Hat (AKA Tuque)

Gadgettree Bluetooth Snow HatThis is a great gift for both men and women from teenagers on up. Yeah, it looks like any other tuque, and it’s not particularly stylish. But look close, and you’ll notice two built in ear piecesĀ and a microphone. This winter hat doubles as a hands free Bluetooth headset.

It’s great to listen to music with, and can even take calls. A great little gadget to wear when taking Fido out for his evening stroll. Best of all, it’s only $20 at The Source in Barrhaven. But act fast, I’m told these hot items are flying off the shelf.

I bought one for myself, and must say, I wasn’t expecting Bose quality sound from a $20 tuque – but guess what? They actually sound pretty good. An affordable gift that’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

The Mini OBD2 OBD-II Android Bluetooth Auto Diagnostic Tool

OBD2 OBD-II Android Bluetooth CAN-BUS Auto Diagnostic ToolWhat do men love? Gadgets. You really can’t go wrong if you buy your man a gizmo for Christmas. And this gizmo is perfect for any guy who owns a Smartphone. Let me explain. Most modern vehicles have a OBD2 port, which is used by your car dealer to perform diagnostics on your vehicle. When you bring your car in for service, they plug their computer into this port and get an instant report on what’s wrong with your vehicle. Pretty cool stuff.

This little $20 gadget plugs into your car’s OBD2 port and then connects to your iPhone or Android device to give you a full report on your vehicles health. Once you purchase the device, you simply search your phone’s app store for the term OBD2 and you’ll find dozens of diagnostic apps that will work with this wireless sensor. A great gift that’s truly unique. Best of all, Amazon will get one shipped out to you in only 2 days.

Click here to order one on Amazon today!

The Brookstone wine opener

Brookestone Electric Wine OpenerThis is a great gift for the wine lover in your household. An electric wine opener that actually works quite well. Ours opened well over 100 bottles of wine before needing a battery change, so no worries about performance.

The unit is stylish and can be purchased for only $30 at Bed, Bath and Beyond in Barrhaven. Press the down button to remove a cork (it will go down, remove the cork, and then come back up) then hit the up button to remove the cork from the device once the bottle is opened.

Works like a charm, and built to last.

Once last note…

Canadian coupons and offersThe Barrhaven Blog now features a new page with a large selection of Canadian discount coupons from a wide variety of product manufacturers. A great way to save money at local retailers.

Simply browse the coupons, put a check mark next to the ones you want and hit the print button. Your selections will instantly print on your home printer for immediate use.You might want to check the coupon page weekly for new additions, as new offers are constantly being added. Happy savings!

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