Is it too early to think about Christmas presents? I personally think so but the stores are definitely promoting Christmas shopping. I was in the Conran Shop last week and the variety of adorable USB sticks caught my eye.
I think USB sticks are a great gift for a variety of people, including tech lovers, photographers and work colleagues. And, they are small to wrap! Having run through a steady stream of memory sticks, I’ve noticed though that they are getting more attractive. It’s actually easier to remember what I have stored in each one if they are not all boring and uniform. Here are my favourites:
With this memory stick shaped like a Bentley key, no one needs to know that your other car isn’t a Bentley. Press the button for the 8 GB stick to pop out. At just £30, posing couldn’t be cheaper.
The shape of this Christofle USB stick is inspired by pebbles. Sleek, smooth and silver, this USB with 8 GB memory rises to the level of jewellery. And, well it should, with a price of £115.
If your USB stick does not need to be heirloom quality, Paperchase has a darling 4GB USB drive shaped like a ticket on a keychain for £15.
I didn’t see the red Ninja which stores 4GB at the Conran Shop but it’s available online for £19.99.
If your house is strewn with Legos like mine is, another one on your desk will fit right in. This 16 GB USB stick is made from original 2×2 Lego bricks and comes in assorted colours. The data brick costs £38.46 from Etsy.
Are you hiding state secrets on your memory stick? Hide it in plain sight on your desk with this easy to use tutorial on how to insert a memory stick into an ordinary eraser. There is one important downside to this project — your children may inadvertently swipe the eraser for their homework and you may never see it again.
I hope you agree these memory sticks make attractive yet practical gifts. There’s a style to suit just about everyone’s taste (even somewhat dubious).
So, what’s your favourite? Mine has to be Darth Vader, probably because I still have a soft spot for the Dark Side after years of being a finance lawyer!