The key to a truly great gift is to accomplish both immediate excitement for the recipient, while also creating that moment, several weeks or months later, where they stop and think ‘This thing is actually pretty awesome. So-and-so really knows their stuff.’
That’s what you want; and we’re here to help you accomplish both same day excitement and ongoing “told you so” supremacy.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of top-notch, high-quality, smile-worthy gift ideas that will go down in history as the most thrilling and visionary gifts of Christmas 2017. Because, really folks, why do anything halfway?
You might be thinking, I already know that I can get my friends and family great gifts… if I’m willing to pay through the nose!
Well, here at the Patriot Caller, wouldn’t urge you to waste one cent. That’s the genius of this list, if we may say so. Nothing on this shopping list costs more than $50!
Without further ado, let’s get to the nominees…
Portable Power Plant
One of the most surprising things we learned in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma is just how dependent we’ve become on our phones for communication. If you tried to get through to anyone in one of the affected areas, you were no doubt exposed to the rushed, just the facts, battery conserving form of conversations that became a hallmark of the 2017 hurricane season.
Anyone with a working cell signal had to conserve their battery life as much as humanly possible, because the power was out indefinitely. It’s a terrible feeling when you get into a serious, rapidly evolving situation and you realize your phone is down to 8% battery life.
But that’s not a problem at all if you have the Portable Power Plant. This portable power bank is simple to charge, simple to use, and can recharge most smart phones fully 2.5 times – enough for several days of use.
If you know any backcountry hikers, hunters, or fisherman who like to wander out of cellphone range, so to speak, this is both a practical and safety-minded gift they’ll no doubt come to rely on.
What’s more, it isn’t a delicate piece of machinery you have to worry about constantly. This charger is waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. You can even hang it on the outside of your hiking backpack so its solar panels can work their magic while it bounces around or gets rained on. Oh, and it’s lightweight too.
This device really won us over during the last hunting season, as our phones seemed to just burn through their batteries searching for a signal in the backcountry. We would plug them into our Portable Power Plants and juice ‘em back up.