It is hard to impress anyone with smartphones, tablets, or VR anymore. Newer and better inventions that can improve our lives are released every day. If you’re looking for a gift and you still don’t know what to buy for your relatives on their special day, this compilation will help you find something innovative. For example, a scale that can calculate how many calories a certain type of food has or a light for a perfect selfie.

Enlighten traveled to the future to find presents for even the most demanding users.

1. Cup that changes the temperature of a drink


Ember is a ceramic cup that has become a great hit: in fact, many famous bloggers have reviewed this new invention. Its main difference from a regular cup is that it can maintain the temperature of a drink for a very long time. So this cup destroys the concept of having your coffee get cold in the morning and you can even control it by using a cool smartphone app.

2. Cellphone ring

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Nokia Fit is a hands-free and ears-free device that is still in the concept stages. This ring allows you to get rid of all the Bluetooth radiation around your ears and accept calls by placing your finger on your ear only when necessary. Of course, this ring is designed to fit different finger sizes, so anyone can use it.

3. Holographic technology

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Augmented reality is becoming more and more widespread. This technology allows you to open your entrance door by entering the password on a virtual keyboard that only you can see. You can also see AR used for entertainment: for example, you can play games like pool and see the trajectory of the balls on the table.

4. Laser keyboard


Now, anyone who wants this can buy it. This keyboard doesn’t have any keys — its picture is projected on a table. Its biggest advantage is how small and portable it is. This is a great gift for a freelancer, but the downside is that when it is used in a well-lit room, it may be hard to see all the letters and symbols.

5. Smart alarm clock

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This new alarm clock helps you wake up easily. 30 minutes before it’s set to go off, it starts to imitate the natural progression of daylight and becomes more and more bright. You are able to personalize the alarm yourself: you can choose things like singing birds or your favorite music. This is a perfect gift for people who love to sleep but have to get up early.

6. A light ring for the perfect selfie

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This is a small light ring that you can set on your smartphone or laptop. It creates the perfect light for a selfie and removes all the flaws on your face. You can use it to take a good picture even when it’s dark by choosing one of the various modes. This is the secret of great selfies!

7. A robot that improves the quality of sleep


“Somnox” is an invention by Dutch scientists used to battle insomnia. This robot that improves your sleep reminds us of a pillow that people love hugging while sleeping. The designers are sure that it will allow people to fall asleep faster, sleep better, and wake up easier. It works by adapting to a person’s breath, calming them down, the built-in lamp imitates the sunrise, and you can even turn on relaxing music.

8. 360º camera for smartphones

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This is a portable and convenient 360º smartphone camera. Thanks to the waterproof design, you can even film videos underwater. This camera has great resolution so the videos are of great quality. You can also broadcast them or share them using Wi-Fi.

9. Transparent toaster


It is often really hard to know in advance how toasted your piece of bread will be. If you have a transparent toaster, you can stop the process at any time you want before it burns. And the double-layered glass doesn’t heat up, so there is no danger of getting burned.

10. A pen for drawing pictures on coffee


This is a perfect gift for creative people who love their cappuccino or latte in the morning. Anyone can use it to draw anything they want on the surface of their favorite drink. You can use sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, cacao, or other spices. This device is safe for children so you can create coffee art together with them.

11. A lamp for long-distance relationships


This is a perfect gift for people who are in a long-distance relationship. When you turn this lamp on by touching it, its pair emits the same light no matter where it is. Every time the lamp turns on, it changes color. This is the best way to feel connected to the people you love so much.

12. A smart scale for food

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This is a great and stylish tool for people who are trying to watch their diets. The scale has more than 2,000 kinds of food in its memory. You can create your own meals, add them to the system, and even use different systems of measurement. You can measure the ingredients, track the caloric value, and see how many microelements you eat.

Bonus: A LED mask for face and neck

This mask improves the facial skin thanks to the use of diodes that emit light from a different wavelength. Red light stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Blue light treats acne. And violet light deals with age-related skin changes and removes pigment spots. These masks are often used in beauty salons, and you can order one just like Jessica Alba and Chrissy Teigen did. But beware, they can be pretty expensive.

Which of these inventions do you really want to buy?