When I was growing up, I always loved the idea of a message in a bottle. Maybe I read too many detective and pirate novels, but some part of me always hoped I'd find one when I was at the beach. I never did, but I just stumbled across a little treasure of my own – with a 21st century twist.
Handwriting your message in a bottle is a little old school ... so why not send off a digital note instead? These little corked bottles include a built-in flash drive, where you can store photos, documents and videos. Heck, there's so much space on these things that you could probably send a few of each!
I actually found this when I was searching for baby shower gifts, and I have to say, this could make the perfect present. You could fill it with well wishes, a slideshow, your digital scrapbook or just about anything else – or gift an empty one for somebody to fill with their own memories and ideas.
There are a few different options to choose from on Etsy Canada (just search "USB message in a bottle" to see them all), but this one is my favourite. For one, it's made by a pretty reputable seller with hundreds of positive reviews. Plus, compared to some other bottles, shipping on these is downright affordable at $13.74 per order. And, as a final perk, you can even choose your USB size! Pick from 8GB, 16GB or 32GB at an extra cost.
An 8GB bottle USB will cost you $22.02, which doesn't include the little fillers like dried flowers or lichens as you see in the photos – but it wouldn't be too hard to add some in once you have the drive.
If you're looking for more than just one, you can order sets of five or 20 at a slight a discount, which would be perfect if you want to hand out drives to your entire family or a wedding party. And now that I think about it, these could be incredible Christmas presents. Just load up all your favourite memories from the year!