Remote control candles might sound a little strange to you but I think these are brilliant! They look surprisingly realistic and unless you are looking right down on them you wouldn’t know there was no real flame. You can switch them on and off at the base but need to use the remote for the various settings. There are a few different settings to make them brighter or more flickery but to be honest I don’t actually use the remote control all that often. If you think you might forget to switch the candles off you can set a timer so that they switch off automatically which is good as you don’t end up draining your batteries. The one thing I’m not too sure about is how long the batteries are going to last – hopefully they don’t drain too quickly as you need two batteries per candle and I don’t know about you but I never have any batteries in the house!
The best thing about these candles is that there is no way you could accidentally start a fire if you fall asleep or forget to blow out the candles! You can buy a pack of three candles here from Paramount Zone for just £12.99. I didn’t want to mention Christmas this early but Paramount Zone also have some great gifts…..
I think this remote control helicopter is brilliant! Even the name sounds exciting – ‘Gyro Zoomer Mini R/C Helicopter’. (It’s from the same website as the spa bath lights I wrote about last week, ParamountZone. They actually do seem to have something for everyone and have a very handy gift finder to help you search though all of their stuff!)
Anyway, back to the helicopter……. The box says it’s ‘possibly the world’s smallest mini gyro helicopter’ and I’ve got to admit it is quite small and very cute! I’m quite worried about crashing it and breaking it though as I don’t have very good spatial awareness so am not great at working the remote control. The box does say it is ‘very easy to control’ so most people probably wouldn’t have a problem with this! It is supposed to be for ages 14+ because of the small parts but I think lots of grownups would find this quite a fun Christmas pressie (my boyfriend would I’m sure). The remote control is very official looking but one downside is that it requires 6AA batteries which aren’t included, so it might be an idea to buy these as well if you’re giving to someone for Christmas as they will almost definitely want to play with it straight away!