Next Nature gift guide 2019

NextNature.net
December 2nd 2019

Whether you're in need of a holiday gift for your techie spouse or tech-adverse grandpa, the truth is, your loved ones deserve better than a generic gift card. Now we understand that selecting the ultimate gift can seem like an enormously daunting task — that is why we've done the heavy lifting for you. The Next Nature gift guide, once again, has got you covered.

For the freshest of farmers: Yeezy algae sneakers

Forget those old crocs, these are the latest to come from Kanye West’s “Yeezy Fashion line” and are a produced from a mixture of  ethylene-vinyl acetate and foam produced from algae. Though still in prototype stage, the sneakers represent a new approach to shoe production. By using hydroponic farming techniques Kanye wants to go from “seed to sole”.

For the early entrepreneur: Unicorn bot building and coding kit

Founders and their precious billion dollar unicorn startups keep getting younger and younger each year. If you know someone with a desire to start their coding career early get them this unicorn that can be programmed to do oh so many things via the Blockly coding app. You can even program the unicorn’s magical horn to any colour you like!

For the self-growing garden enthusiast: The smart garden

When you grow your own food, you not only nourish your body, but you nourish your mind and your spirit from the effort and time spent tending the plants. Unfortunately, not everyone has the outdoor space to create a garden plot, that's where the Click & Grow Smart Garden 9 comes in; a self-growing garden for every home.

For the electromagnetically sensitive: Signalproof coat

While humans have proved good at designing their environments, we have also created an invisible ‘next nature’ that remains unseen and at times unpredictable. This prospect is alarming for some. For the electromagnetically sensitive, this jacket can put you at peace with uncertainty, and take the fear out of exciting new technological developments. A 5G storm is coming, and we want you to look and feel great as you experience it.

For the future Flinstone: Bone Pickers

There is something deeply satisfying about gnawing meat off the bone. So as not to lose this primal pleasure, we offer you these Bone Pickers, made of cultured meat around an ersatz bone scaffold. We are giving you back the joys of chomping and tearing meat of a bone.

For the armchair adventurer: Great outdoor national park candles

You don’t actually have to visit the great outdoors to experience them. Give the gift of smelling some of the natural wonders of the world with these scented candles modeled on locations like Yellowstone, Yosemite Park or Redwood Nationals.

For the gaming gardener: Photosynthesis, the boardgame

Think trees don’t battle it out to become the dominant force within a forest? Well you would be dead wrong! In this thrilling board game players battle for ecological dominance. By Planting and shaping the ever-changing forest you cultivate your seeds and your strategy. Take your trees through their life-cycle, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving sun’s rays. 

For the fit futurist: Peloton exercise bike

Know someone who wants to be more active next year but can’t brave the cold winter months outside on a bike? Peloton exercise bikes may be the perfect solution with their streamable live classes anyone can stay motivated towards their goals. Just don’t get too carried away with the idea a la black mirror

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Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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