Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Ideas #1: Gear Ties!! OMG...the fun!!



Okay, the very first of many items that I bring to you for super Christmas gift ideas would be the Gear Tie. Have you heard of them? I'll admit, this was the very first time I heard of them and boy am I glad I did. I had such a fun time reviewing these.


So what are Gear Ties, you ask? 
Technically, they're reusable rubber twist ties built with a soft rubber outside for grip and a strong wire inside to hold the shape. They can be used for anything...literally! You can use them to tie and bundle small cords and cables. They come in a bunch of different sizes: 3", 6", 18", 24", and 32". So, choose your size and make the magic happen... If you dare, keep reading to see what innovative ways I tried to use the gear ties I was sent for. I was sent Gear Ties in 3", 6", and 18". A note of warning though, if you don't have a sense of humor, you may find one of my inventions distasteful. :P However, in the same sense, I think Gear Ties are great for people of all ages just because they can be used not just for functional purposes but also for fun play time for kids. They're even decently priced: 4 x 3" ties for $4.99, 4x 6" ties for $5.99, 2 x 18" ties for $5.49, 2 x 24" ties for 5.99, and 2 x 36" ties for 6.99.










What was my favorite feature?? Definitely the color! I love the colors and the brightness, it just made them that much more fun to play with!


Without further ado, here it comes! My attempts at creativeness!


Masterpiece #1: Highlighter holder -I made this with the 18" tie. To make the highlighters easier to grab, I had them propped up. This could be a great idea for kids to college students or really anyone who wants to play and make a cool stand for their highlighters. 


Masterpiece #2: A purse Hanger -Again with the 18" tie, I just twisted it easily to make something that would hang my purse up in the closet instead of leaving it lying on my desk. It'll help me clear up a lot of room on my desk and with it in the closet, I can easily grab it on my way out the door. My purse is heavy, trust me, and it held great!


Masterpiece #3: LOL...my artistic as well as immature and fun side comes out...you may want to skip this if you lack a sense of humor or are about to eat! I present to you --> The Supreme "Doo"


Masterpiece #4: Okay, fine, I'll make something nicer, here's a butterfly for the girly girls out there...I used an assortment of 3" ties.


Masterpiece #5: I used an assortment of 3" ties and the 18" tie to keep my cords together and organize them with my new funky organizer.


Masterpiece #6: An iphone stand! Woot! Its not as pretty as the one they showed on the Gear Tie site but it still works. 


Masterpiece #7: Accessories anyone? This could be a interesting way to make a jewellery holder for anyone from kids to adults. Twist and bend to make a holder you'd like. I made mine from a 6" Gear Tie and hung my ring on it.


So, as you can see, there are so many different ideas and functions that can be used for Gear Ties and they are suitable for people of all ages. I don't really have a cons side to discuss about them and that's rare because I like to have both a pros and a cons side when I talk about products. This one gets 10 stars out of 10 and would be perfect as a stocking stuffer.


Buy It: To purchase any of the items from Gear Ties, shop online now.Especially for my readers, Gear Tie is currently offering a promotional code too. Enter 'HOLIDAY1' to get 15% off your purchase. Expires 12/31.


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Until next time,

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