The festive season is right around the corner, and it is the perfect time to shop for all your family and friends. So, while you would want all the gifts to be special and perfect for your loved ones, choosing the best gift can require a lot of planning. A great way to make your festive shopping easier is to choose useful gadgets that everyone can use. So, here are some unique gift ideas: Smart mug This is the perfect option if you want to get a handy gadget for a loved one. Smart mugs ensure you get to have your drink at the exact temperature, even if you prepared it a while ago. Most smart mugs can maintain the temperature for up to 90 minutes on a single charge. So, you don’t have to worry about your tea or coffee getting cold if you haven’t had the chance to pick it up as soon as you made it. Smart mugs can also be connected to your smartphone via an application, and you can set the temperature of your choice here. Smart writing set A smart writing set comes with a pen and a book where you can jot down your thoughts and ideas. The set is perfect for everyone. But what makes a smart writing set unique compared to your typical notepad and pen? The pen here is a smart pen, and the book comes with special pages, which means that every stroke of your pen is recorded via an application, so everything you write is saved in real-time. The pen is typically also able to recognize different pages and dates. The best part is that you can then access this information on any device. Portable solar panel A majority of modern essentials run on electricity or rechargeable batteries. So, whether you are at home or away, you have to keep finding outlets to charge these gadgets. This is why a portable solar plan is a perfect option for those who spend a lot of time on the go. The panel charges when exposed to sunlight and can then be used as a charger for smart devices. The panel comes with a USB output to charge phones, battery packs, headphones, and other smaller devices. The portable panel is also foldable and comes with a kickstand. It has a hook to connect it to a backpack, making it the perfect gift for frequent travelers. Smart sleeping aids The sleep industry is undergoing a revolution, as we now see a variety of gadgets that help improve our sleep cycle and the quality of sleep. One of the latest inventions is a sleep aid device that works like a metronome. The devices come with a light system that projects pulsing lights, teaching the user how to fall asleep faster.