Let There Be Light
What It Is: Books are often brilliant sources of inspiration – but this has to be one of the brightest uses of them yet. My husband and I are unabashed Shark Tank / Dragons Den fans, and if you spotted Lumio, today’s featured gift idea, on the show earlier this season then you’ll remember how ecstatic the Sharks were about this innovative product. To break it down, Lumio is a portable, flexible, rechargeable lamp that when not in use, can be folded down into a book (there’s also a new mini version). It’s available in two different colours and can be arrange in all kinds of way, as it’s got a magnetic piece that allows you to actually bend the spine 360 degrees. Dangle a few from a bar for a makeshift chandelier, string em up outdoors for some whimsical patio lights, stash one in your car or purse for emergency purposes, or simply have one on your bedside table.
Who It’s For: Your bookworm spouse, as a gift they’ll cherish. Your designer friend, who’ll love the aesthetic of it. Your new homeowner son or daughter, as a cool housewarming pick.
What It Costs: Pretty doesn’t come cheap. The big Lumio lamps are $190, at the moment the little ones are $100, although I suspect that’s a promotional price. Shipping is $45. All prices are USD.
Where It’s At: Lumio is available online – hopefully they’ll start selling in some design or museum shops up here too!
BONUS entry (your very last one) into my Find of the Month for Nourage. Tell me in the comments below – what do you think of this snazzy gift idea?