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10 Crowdfunded Inventions That Make Great Gifts

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCD chapter.

A sure-fire way to pick an amazing gift is to take a look at the top-selling inventions on a crowdfunded platform. Crowdfunding not only provides entrepreneurs with a way to financially back their projects, but it’s also a great way to find out what the public is really interested in. These 10 inventions have been funded by thousands of people and are available for purchase this holiday season.

1. Exploding Kittens Playing Cards

Kittens, explosions, laser beams, and sometimes goats. Need I say more?

2. Prynt’s Instant Camera Case

For those that have Polaroid nostalgia, this smartphone case lets you instantly print out pictures from the case itself.

3. Slidebelts Survival Belt

Finding a gift for that really outdoorsy person who seems to not want anything has never been easier.

4. Biom

For the negligent plant mothers of the world, this pot tells you when you’re slacking. I’ve killed cacti before, so this invention makes me very happy.

5. DrinkMate

A discrete breathalyzer to keep you safe… or to test your blood alcohol level after attempting the Holy Trinity.

6. UKEG Pressurized Growler

Shout-out to all the beer snobs at the Davis Beer Shoppe! This container will keep your precious beer from going off.

7. WineHive

… Or if beer’s not your thing, WineHive is a customizable and space-efficient wine bottle racking system capable of housing up to 120 bottles. A collegiette can never have enough wine!

8. Sesame Smart Lock

For the person always losing their keys, use your smartphone or create a specialty knock to open your door and pretend you’re a wizard.

9. Pebble

This smartwatch boasts up to 7 days of battery life and an e-paper screen that displays 64 colors. Pebble raised over 4,000 percent more money than the original goal, so it must be worth it!

10. Smart Herb Garden

I know we’re an Ag school, but most collegiates don’t have room for a garden. This enables you to grow fresh herbs at home.


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