If Thomas Edison were alive today, we're confident the man would be an absolute gifting legend — shelling out brilliant gadgets we didn't even know we were missing, like an epic inventor Santa. But, since he's not here to drop any more literal and figurative lightbulbs on us, we're currently in need of a more modern, genius holiday role model...Like the female-led company selling an endless collection of creative and cutting-edge inventions, The Grommet.
Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi started the online shopping destination back in 2008 with the intention of creating a, "place to discover and shop innovative new products from local makers and small businesses." Essentially, The Grommet's dedicated team spends, "thousands of hours searching for unique finds," from a vetted list of modern-day inventors across the country so we don't have to. Ahead we've rounded up 13 of these surprising shoppable finds, engineered to make life more colorful and convenient — from collapsible water bottles to meditation seats and smart lamps. It's time to turn up ordinary gifting to legendary Edison levels.
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