December 20, 2013

Porkfolio - A cool gift for the kid with everything!

I grabbed Porkfolio, a piggy bank for techies and one of many cool gifts from Best Buy as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias. #OneBuyForAll

Do you have someone on your list that's just impossible to buy for?  I do.  And it's all my fault.  Because Kayla is a child who doesn't lack much.  Call it my job, call it the joy of being an only child, call it spoiled. This issue is one that keeps me up at night because I don't ever want her to be one of those kids.  Which is precisely why when I heard about Porkfolio I ran to Best Buy to snag a gift that goes beyond a gift.  Perfect for a child who has everything and needs to learn the value of a dollar.

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So what is Porkfolio?  Basically it's the coolest hi-tech piggy bank I've ever seen.  We've all seen those ones where you plunk your coins in and your balance shows up on a digital screen.  Porkfolio is a little more savvy when it comes to keeping track of your child's hard earned bacon...and it lets them set very visual savings goals.

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To set up Porkfolio you pull out a little tab that's on his underside which triggers his snout to start blinking.  Yep, a blinking snout.  This allows you to then follow the prompts from your phone to sync your Porkfolio.

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After that you can choose your child's favorite color so Porkfolio's nose will light up that color every time he gets a deposit.  As your child racks up the dough and safely deposits it into their trusty buddy, the balance increases on the screen.  Cool, right?

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I adore that you can work with a younger child to set a savings goal, however big or small it is.  Kayla desperately wants an Elsa crown from Disney's Frozen so we made a $10 goal for the month and she'll have to really do some major helping around the house to meet it.  I'm very excited to see how this goes over, if she's anything like her mother then we will have one highly motivated little munchkin itching to hit that goal.

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And of course I couldn't possible leave Porkfolio alone.  He needed a seasonal accessory and we found that in a teeny tiny swine scarf.   I have a sneaking suspicion that a pair of piglet earmuffs are next.

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Let's just pretend that you haven't exactly finished all of your shopping yet and you might have a few very important people left.  I also have a couple of other really neat gift ideas from Best Buy for the tough to shop for/people who have (almost) everything.

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Quirky, the same people who make Porkfolio also have the Eggminder.  Which seems insane at first glance.  BUT if you're like my protein pounding husband who is constantly hard boiling eggs and then leaving me with none to use for say a lasagna or blondies then it gets annoying.  Especially when you've just come back from the store assuming you had some. Eggminder lets you know what's in the fridge.  Is it silly?  Yes.  Is it clever? Yes!  At $5+ a dozen for organic eggs maybe it isn't such a crazy idea after all...  Just one of the perks of heading to the actual store instead of shopping online - you wind up finding cool things you'd otherwise never know about!

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And then there is this beauty which was trending on Twitter while I was shopping.  Did you know you can see what's trending to find gift inspiration? What do you get for the Mac enthusiast who wants portability with a Macbook Air but also spends their days going blind editing photos?  Why a Thunderbolt of course! 27" of pure amazing graphics.  Yes, I totally want the big jolly man to jam one of these down our under-utilized chimney.  I swear I am not dropping last minute hints at all. AT ALL.

Of course, if you're dealing with the truly picky I-just-don't-have-a-clue-what-to-buy-for-them there is always a Best Buy gift card. Which might not be a bad idea because now until December 24th, every time you purchase a gift car for $25 or more online or in the store, you can enter to win a surprise gift of your own.  So basically, it's better to give than receive and it's EVEN better to give and receive.  If you snag an awesome gift please let me know!

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