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KatzGold Wed 21-Nov-12 14:44:57

So each year I get DH an item which he has to guess what it's for! previous buys have been square eggs garlic peeler . Item is gift wrapped but with no packaging or instructions and no Internet access either.

However this year I'm stumped, anyone got ideas?

Clothilde Wed 21-Nov-12 15:13:30

Avocado slicer? Mushroom brush? Gadget for taking the spidery bit out of strawberries? The Lakeland catalogue is full of tiny gadgets.

Rosa Wed 21-Nov-12 15:16:15

bag hanger off tables.. You can get some simple ones
www.google.it/imgres?start=52&hl=it&client=firefox-a&hs=0KD&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:it:official&biw=1920&bih=977&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=pMaOxxThA288jM:&imgrefurl=http://www.incentivesupplies.com/ladies-table-bag-hanger.html&docid=bLyrQnziA2a5eM&imgurl=http://www.incentivesupplies.com/images/1fr6e787.jpg&w=526&h=398&ei=C_CsUP_LH8TEsgbr4IGgAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=648&vpy=393&dur=496&hovh=147&hovw=194&tx=93&ty=103&sig=101080566648876816651&page=2&tbnh=141&tbnw=186&ndsp=72&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:100,i:25

I stomped a few people when I gave them out a few years ago ....

GiveMummyTheWhizzer Wed 21-Nov-12 15:17:01

What about these - would be confusing with no packaging!

www.boysstuff.co.uk/gadgets/usb-cup-warmer/

www.boysstuff.co.uk/gadgets/breath-alcohol-tester/

Rosa Wed 21-Nov-12 15:17:46

Crikey thats a long link .....
or a pineapple corerhttp://www.ecostings.com/en/new-kitchen-gadget-pineapple-peeler-corer-slicer-cutter.html?currency=GBP

Rosa Wed 21-Nov-12 15:18:24

www.ecostings.com/en/new-kitchen-gadget-pineapple-peeler-corer-slicer-cutter.html?currency=GBP

try again

FlyOverTheMistletoe Wed 21-Nov-12 15:30:53

Tea towel ? grin
well my dp wouldn't know what to do with it

KatzGold Wed 21-Nov-12 15:47:02

Thanks

Fly - grin

I like the bag thingy, think that'll have him stumped.

Any more?

MummyAbroad Wed 21-Nov-12 15:52:10

I use these mosquito sting relief clicker things a lot and people always ask me what they are:

www.amazon.co.uk/Zapperclick-44333-Mosquito-Bite-Relief/dp/B000KU74K4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353513065&sr=8-1

only really useful if you are going to a hot country soon though

(and yes, they do really work!)

MummyAbroad Wed 21-Nov-12 15:52:58

PS I have a pineapple corer thing, and they are rubbish, it just comes out all mushy, only good for juicing.

Rosa Wed 21-Nov-12 15:53:01

If you can't find them I can get them like they are going out of fashion - they tend to have a stone / bit of glass in them though.....let me know

FlyOverTheMistletoe Thu 22-Nov-12 23:16:24

katz thank you - for this thread, as this year I'm buying stuff for gadget freaks lovers, and I'm clueless, so hopefully I will be mystified on christmas day about what to do with something different smile

hdoodle Fri 23-Nov-12 00:00:14

corn peeler

ravioli stamp

cake tester

cupcake corer

I love obscure kitchen gadgets!

Peanutbutterfingers Fri 23-Nov-12 09:13:05

I have one of these

He'll never guess.

I saw it on tv couple years ago, ordered immediately. Never used grin

KatzGold Fri 23-Nov-12 19:18:20

hdoodle - the cupcake corer could be perfect plus i'll actually use it afterwards!

hdoodle Sat 24-Nov-12 11:22:50

garlic zoom

ice cream maker

What do you put in your cupcakes, Katz?

KatzGold Sun 25-Nov-12 08:56:31

Hdoodle - I make a triple lemon cake which is a lemon sponge with lemon icing and extra zesty lemon curd, I also put jam in the middle of plain sponge ones. I've also put caramel in chocolate ones too.

hdoodle Sun 25-Nov-12 15:26:19

That sounds divine!!!

KatzGold Sun 25-Nov-12 16:34:56

They're very good, even if I do say so myself!

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