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Zoomer Gift Set!

Zoomer Gift Set with Ball and Jacket!


We’re feeling overwhelmed today.

Looking at pink Zoomie girl dog led us to another Zoomer offering!

You can now get a gift set of Zoomer that includes a jacket and a ball for Zoomer to play with!

Red Zoomer Gift Set


This looks pretty cool right?  We love the cute little red varsity jacket, Zoomer, you’re the man!!

Would like to see him Zooming around chasing the ball.

Again we are looking at the same features and abilities between the Zoomers (apart from Zoomie remember who can do 4 more tricks).  The same language capability and the same charging method and charging time – around an hour.

So all we are getting is a new look and in this case a new accessory of a ball.

It seems pretty cool, but when you think about it, most robot dog toys come with some accessory or another, and a ball is a pretty common one.

Imagine sporty Zoomer and Zoomie together….actually, wouldn’t the red and pink clash?!

I wonder if they would play nicely together and if Zoomer would share his ball with Zoomie…..hehe.

Who is turning out to be your favourite Zoomer dog?

Now we have original Zoomer, Purple Zoomer, Zoomer with Hoody, Zoomie girl dog and this Zoomer Gift Set!!

Does Teksta even stand a chance with all these new Zoomers hitting the shelves??


Red Zoomer Box



If you want to buy Zoomer gift set then it is available HERE

Pink Zoomer Dog

A Pink Zoomer Dog?

No!  Meet Zoomie!

Hey – guess what folks?

Our pal Zoomer has a new friend, and a GIRLfriend no less!  Cheeky boy, he didn’t waste any time did he?!

The new girl on the block is called Zoomie and of course she is pink – to make the boys wink?!

Here she is:


Zoomie Robot Dog


Isn’t she lovely?

We think we might be in love – look at the hearts in her eyes! 😀

Zoomie is a cutey and as well as being able to do everything Zoomer can do, Zoomie can also perform 4 whole new tricks.  We’re not sure what these are, but if knew everything, nothing would be a surprise!

She is tri-lingual just like Zoomer.

Dare we day she is a little better looking than Zoomer?! We wonder how the two would play together – SpinMaster say they are friends so they must get on and play nicely.

We think they have come up trumps here with a pink version that every little princess girl is going to be swooning over.

What do you think?  We think pink Zoomie is nicer than the purple version and a good choice.

If you want to read more about Zoomie, or buy her and make her yours, then click on the images.

Zoomie Robot Dog


You can buy Zoomie for just $103 HERE – very low stock at time of writing

Unique gifts for men who have everything

If the countdown to Christmas fills you with dread, you are not alone. If like the hundreds and thousands of women out there you are tearing your hair out at having to come up with yet another idea for a gift that is original without costing the earth, then join the club and the never ending quest for unique gifts for men who have everything!

And it isn’t just Christmas either is it? You have to deal with birthdays too, and Valentines…ergh!

Whether it’s your boyfriend, husband, brother or father, men are notoriously difficult to buy for. Women are so much easier to shop for – you can never really go wrong with some favourite perfume or some lovely jewellery. Women just seem to be less demanding – I think that’s because we take more pleasure in the giving than the receiving, don’t you think?

Easy to find unique gifts for men who have everything – show them to me please! Somebody needs to clue the shops up to this problem. They are partly to blame, they know women make up the majority of the shoppers so naturally they gear up their displays and goods for women! Well come on shops, although we like this when we are shopping for ourselves, give us some help when we need to shop for the unfairer sex! Make our quest easier!

To help you in your own quest to find these well hidden unique gifts for men who have everything we have started to compile our own list of ideas that will hopefully give you something to think about.

We might categorise them at some point but this is for starters. If you have your own ideas we’d love to hear them. All prices are correct when I wrote them and if you want to read customer reviews on Amazon then you just need to click each photo.

Unique gifts for men who have everything

TIMEX Ironman Flix 100 Fitness watch

For the sports fanatic or the man who wants to get fit and needs a bit of motivation. I picked this watch for a few reasons. It looks very nice for a start. Some of the fitness watches are so big and bulky that they can’t be comfortable and they just look wrong somehow.  Some of them are in awful bright colors, not really very manly. But this one looks good – and it could pass for a normal watch as well so there is no need to keep two watches unless your man wants to. The display is large enough to read at a glance but not so big that is looks like a kids watch. It is water resistant to 330ft so is also ideal for swimmers.


It has got great customer reviews and the price is amazing, it is currently on offer.

For the price this watch has amazing functionality.

• Stopwatch

• Multiple laps – up to 100 – and split timing

• Different timezones

• Light for night time use

• Data log for keeping track of your training history

It’s nicely presented and looks way more expensive than it is.

PRICE: $36.96 RATING: 4.3 out of 5 stars




Golf Ball Gift Set



If playing a few rounds of golf is your man’s idea of fun then treat him to a set of golf balls or tees.

Something like this Callaway Tournament Gift Set which includes 2 Callaway balls, five tees, a ball maker, a quality water bottle and pro-line putt align tool assists.

For around $20 this makes a perfect inexpensive gift, and is presented in a box that is easy to wrap too.




Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Beer Kit

For the man who loves beer! Keep him entertained while he learns how to brew his own beer. You can spend a fortune on home brewing kits and some of them are very complicated and so lose their enjoyment. This is for fun, but it produces very decent beer!

It comes with everything that is required to make a few batches of beer and the instructions are simple and clear to follow. Homemade is always better, you just need a man who has the patience to wait for at least 7 days, which is the minimum amount of time that you need to ferment the beer for.




One of the things I really like about this is that the range also includes refill packs for different types of beer, and bottling systems so it can easily be added to in the future if it proves to be a hit.

It is a bestseller on Amazon.

PRICE: $46.60 RATING: 4.3 out of 5 stars







Feeling fruity?

Juicing is not just for women. Men like to take care of themselves too even if they are reluctant to admit it. Skincare for men anyone? Yes it’s as popular as it is for women! Well now they can take care of themselves from the inside with a juicing machine. It’s a gadget after all so that gives it extra brownie points.

Omega NC800 Juicer



This is one of the new juicers from Omega – it will take pretty much anything you throw at it and grind and smash it into submission, giving you a pure healthy juice – awesome for perfecting that physique 🙂

PRICE: $329 RATING: 4.7 out of 5 stars






Tompkins Square Backgammon Set

The classic game of backgammon has endured for years. It is one of the oldest board games in history, dating back 5000 years! This is a beautiful leatherette set in shades of brown, in its own case. Perfect for travelling or just easy storage pack it away and fold it up. If you enjoy playing backgammon then you will enjoy it even more on this set.


If you don’t know how to play backgammon, it is a game for 2 players and it is pretty easy to pick up, but some say not easy to become a master of!

The set obviously comes fully equipped with the counters, shakers, dice and doubling cube. You can play for money or just for fun.

PRICE: $49.99 RATING: 4.1 out of 5 stars






WUSTHOF Precision Edge 4 Stage Knife Sharpener

Most men like to cook, even if they never admit it.  If the man in your life takes pride in the kitchen he probably has a least one decent kitchen knife.  But does he know how to look after it and keep it in good condition?  Honing and sharpening your kitchen knives is something you can do at home, and feel like a pro when you do it.


This knife sharpener makes the whole process easy and is suitable for any steel kitchen knife and unlike most sharpeners it can also deal with asian knives (not serrated knives).  It takes the guesswork out of getting angles right.

It looks good too.

Idea: Look at quality kitchen knives or knife sets.

PRICE $29.95 RATING: 4.1 out of 5 stars


Homemade gift set

For true originality, why not make up a personalized “gift set”.  This idea is only limited by your imagination and can suit any budget and any taste.  You could put together a selection of goodies and present them in a gift box or hamper.  If they like sports, think about putting together some items such as a sporting DVD / book, sporting equipment and accessories.  If they like food, take inspiration from this collection pictured here.

For the partner in your life, print out your own “vouchers” that they can redeem. This could be anything from cooking them a special meal to taking them to the movies…or why not get a little saucy and write your own vouchers to be redeemed in the bedroom – your imagination can run wild with this one 🙂

Present the vouchers with some chocolates, their favorite drink or something a little more x-rated!

PRICE: Up to you!  Rating: Bound to be 5 out of 5!

(This ready made set is $59.30)






Silverlit Ferrari Enzo (iPod, iPhone, and iPad)

For the gadget lovers, presenting an awesomely fun idea.  First of all, who doesn’t want their own red Ferrari?  Who doesn’t want a remote control car?  And who doesn’t want to be able to control it with their iPhone (or iPad / iPod)?  Reviews say the battery life is not good, but seems to be adequate for a few minutes play each day and that’s all these are really for anyway.



The ultimate executive toy, or gift for those that can never afford their own supercar (hands up everyone).

Variations available are a Porsche, Mercedes and helicopter.

PRICE: $67.26 RATING: 4.1 out of 5 stars






Lead Crystal Whiskey Decanter + 6 Glasses (and a tray)

If the man in your life is a whiskey drinker then he will appreciate this smart looking lead crystal decanter set. This set comes with a tray and will look the business in your kitchen or dining area. Some decanter sets can look a bit fussy but the square shape of the decanter helps to add a touch of modernity to this set.



This set comes with 6 glasses but you can also get it with 4 glasses which makes it a bit cheaper.

This idea would equally work for other drinks as well. Think about wine decanters and brandy decanters for example.

Idea: Buy him a bottle of quality whiskey / brandy / wine to go with it.

PRICE: $71.99 RATING: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Teksta vs Zoomer

One of our little girls wants a robot dog for Christmas.  Well when I say robot dog, I mean she wants a real life hair producing, saliva slobbering, money eating, barking, peeing in the house type dog.  Which has been conveniently interpreted into  “So you’d like a robot dog toy sweetheart?”.

We’ve been looking into them and there are quite a few to choose from.  The most popular ones seem to be one called Teksta and another called Zoomer.  It’s pretty cool what the robot dogs / electronic dogs can do now.  They seem to be pretty flexible with their movements and commands that they can follow.

See this website Toy Robots Review for much more detail and information.

What most impressed us about Teksta was that he can flip over.  That would be good, but the cynic in me thinks, “yeah , right”.

Teksta is around $105.99 on or £59 on Amazon UK

The other close contender, at the moment, is Zoomer the robot dog.  He was edging it as far as looks go, but when I found out that he can understand Spanish as well as English that kind of swung it for me.  We speak some Spanish and anything that might encourage further learning is ok in my books.  Plus, he is somewhat sweet looking.  For a plastic toy dog.

Zoomer is around $99 on or £76 on Amazon UK.

Anyway, here is a picture of them both.

Teksta in blue: Teksta Blue  and in pink: Teksta Pink


Zoomer: Zoomer Pup


Notice we chose a picture of Zoomer cocking his leg.   Being the big kids that we are, we think that’s funny.  Zoomer can also be bought in a purple version which we do not like.  He can also be bought with his own hoody which we do like, apart from the fact it has Zoomer written on it.  Kind of adverse to that kind of branding but at least you can take the hoody off.

So what will we decide on, Teksta Pup, Zoomer the dalmation or another!?