As we approach the official start of the holiday buying season, I thought I’d share some of my wish list. I figure that many of these ideas will translate well for other tech lovers out there that may be having trouble coming up with gift ideas — at the very least, you may get an idea for something similar to buy. In any case, hope the list helps, and for those in the U.S., have a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!
- When We Left Earth ($10 – $30 depending on Blurray or DVD) - This fantastic documentary will be great watching for anyone who loves space and may have shed a tear with this year’s final Space Shuttle flight. Includes pristine footage from Mercury and Gemini all the way through the Space Shuttle.
- ThinkGeek T-Shirts (around $20). You really can’t go wrong with T-Shirts from ThinkGeek… unless you get the wrong size, that is. Here are some of my favorites this year:
- Star Trek Ornaments – Hallmark has been making collectors ornaments for some time now, and you can still buy late-edition star trek ornaments online. Some of my favorites are below:
- 5lb Gummy Bear – This is like the holy grail of gummy bears – and will make for one hell of a conversation starter if they bring it into work. ”So what did YOU get?”
- Upgraded Car Audio – This is probably a gift that can only happen between a couple due to the price tag, but consider how much time you spend in the car each day and whether the current car stereo system is cutting it. The first Christmas gift I got for my (now) wife was an updated car stereo which allowed her to play CDs, and she LOVED it. My pick is the CX501 from Clarion, which not only offers hardware connectivity of music players but also allows for streaming bluetooth music – a feature that is for some reason extremely rare in aftermarket head units.
That’s It??? You don’t recommend an XBox360, or iPhone, or PS3? No – because most tech enthusiasts will already have the above or otherwise have very specific wants about what they want in their smartphone or gaming console. Unless you know EXACTLY what they want, I’d stay away from these categories and leave them to the tech enthusiast to buy on their own.
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