What’s on your Holiday Gift List?
It’s hard to shop for a gadget-y, tech-savvy person, but here’s a good gift guide for the nerd you love. In my family, I’m the nerd I love.
If you feel the urge to send me any of these items below, the address is 2033 Chennault Dr., Carrollton, TX 75006.
1. Anoto’s Livescribe Smartpen, $119.99
I write lists. On paper. With a pen. Writing helps me remember, while typing with my thumbs on an itty bitty screen does not. Then I struggle to coexist between a paper and paperless world. But Livescribe solves that. It’s a Smartpen that houses an infrared camera, ARM processor, Bluetooth Smart chipset, flash memory and lithium ion battery all work together to bring your notes to life on your tablet or smartphone. Android and iOS friendly.
2. Misen Knife, $65
It’s so pretty!! AND AND AND – it was designed in SOLIDWORKS! Misen, don’t you think it’s time to just give me a knife? The blue one. I’ve been telling the world about you for a couple of years now.
3. Nespresso Vertuoline, $110.00
I’m kind of anti single-serve coffee makers that use pods or capsules because of the unrecyclable plastic waste, but Nespresso pods are made of aluminum, not plastic, so these pods at least have a chance of being recycled. Aside my environmental rant, the drool-worth feature is the ability for this machine to simulate a true espresso/coffee crema via 7,000rpm of centrifugal force. Also note that it uses laser technology to ID each coffee blend, so you don’t need to manually change settings.
4. Ventana Lanterns, $10 – $20
Serious sheet metal envy. And kind of genius.
My favorite thing on this list. Also the least expensive thing on this list. Look how happy and youthful she is. I need this. Again, the address is 2033 Chennault Dr., Carrollton, TX 75006
6. Atari Flashback 6, $50.00 (preloaded with 100 games)
So my first question is “where are the other 5??” But seriously, if you are concerned about getting along with your family during the holidays, this is a great way to derail the drama…play video games. Otherwise, you’ll end up…talking. Ugh.
7. Bialetti Moka Espresso Maker, $22
I have one of these, but this is a sore spot for me. Someone in our house put mine in the dishwasher, and it’s kind of ruined now. It is still yet to be determined whether it was myself or my husband … or one of our twin 2-year olds. Other than it not being dishwasher-safe, this is amazing and iconic. Everyone needs one of these!
There are non-star-wars versions of this 3D puzzle, but if you’re going to go nerd, why hold back?
9. VicTsing Bluetooth Shower Speaker, $19 – $25
For those of you who are ultra-connected, bring your phone calls into the shower. Or, just listen to music and go off the grid for a whole 15 minutes. Isn’t that liberating?
10. Vodeson Wallet/Key Finder, $26
This is the gift that gives back. Why? Because when someone loses their wallet or keys, everyone else has to drop what they’re doing and help them find it.
11. YETI Coolers Rambler Tumbler, $30
I go to the microwave about 4 times a day to reheat my coffee, because I take 3 hours to drink it. The YETI tumbler is a great gift to maintain beverage temperature. YETI uses SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Simulation to design and validate their superior products. Yasssssss!
12. Fossil Q Hybrid Smartwatch in Rose Gold, $146
This is great if she’s a closet geek. Not me. I’m geeky all out in the open. This smartwatch looks like a real watch, but has all the features like built-in activity tracking, music control, etc. Fossil also uses SOLIDWORKS to design their products.
13. Hackerboxes Subscription, $44/month
Monthly Boxes for DIY Electronics: subscriptions are a great last minute gift!!