The term gadgets is often referred to loosely. What it actually means is some type of machine of various sizes that has a specific purpose or function. Sometimes these will be referred to as gizmos. They are often overlooked in the gift giving category because they are often small and inexpensive. Yet many times these gadgets can have such a great use to them that the gift recipient learns to appreciate them the more that they use them.
One of the most common types of gadgets that are often very useful and make a great gift are those that that are used in the kitchen. These can range from handy little tools that are used for pairing fruits and vegetables or tiny little tongs at that are used for condiments. They can be anything that falls within the category of making food preparation a lot easier or unique.
A lot of other types of items that fall into the gadget category are those that that can be put to personal use. One very common type is a head scratcher which is merely made up of a bunch of small blunt ended wires that can be used to massage the scalp. One age-old type of gadget was the common back scratcher, and then of course one cannot forget about the flyswatter.
Just as a technology is going forward in leaps and bounds it is also applicable to the many different types of modern day gadgets that are available on the market today and make for some great gifts. Often these type of items are so inexpensive that a great way of making a super gift from them is to buy a collection of them and a put them into a basket. These could be category orientated where they are all applicable to the kitchen or in lieu of that for personal use.