Review and giveaway: Thirsty Light Snowflake

Short Version: Much like the original Thirsty Light, the Thirsty Light Snowflake is a single purpose gadget designed to tell you when your Christmas tree is thirsty. Drop the dongle into your tree’s water, and hang the ornament somewhere on the tree. It blends in nicely with your other ornaments, and blinks when there’s no more water. It runs on two AA batteries, and has an on/off button should you decide to try to kill your tree.


Unlike a lot of single-purpose gadgets we review here at CrunchGear, the Thirsty Light Snowflake is surprisingly useful. It doesn’t take up much space, it’s easy to store with your other Christmas ornaments throughout the year, and it saves you a lot of time and energy when it comes to keeping your tree watered. Of course, if you’re one of those Scrooges with an artificial tree then you won’t need this.

The Thirsty Light Snowflake a fine looking ornament — not at all chintzy or cheap — and won’t attract any undue attention to itself when the tree is fully watered. The blinking is not overly bright, nor rapid, so it’s not going to cause seizures when the tree is dry.

At $9, this is a terrific stocking stuffer. Heck, grab two, and use one for yourself!

Product Page: Thirsty Light Snowflake

Trident Design, creator of the Thirsty Light Snowflake has given us five to give away to loyal CrunchGear readers! Leave a comment here, and we’ll randomly select five winners at 5 PM tonight. Be sure to include your email address, so we can contact you!