So you haven't been doing your holiday shopping or you are totally at a loss as to what to get for that tech savvy friend or family member? To help you out I have created a list of holiday gift ideas. Of course, if you are ordering some of these products you had better do it as soon as possible to have them in time for giving. Printing out a picture of the gift to share as sort of an IOU while the gift is shipped could also work but just isn't the same as the real thing. If you feel like the holidays have crept up on you, you are not alone. We actually all had 5 less days this year between Thanksgiving and and the Christmas holiday. This article should give you a few last minute holiday gift ideas.
Gear & Gadgets
Roku Netflix Player - This device makes it easy for any Netflix user to watch videos on demand right on their TV with ease.
The Sanctuary - Gadgets and devices need a home while not in use and this sanctuary could more than fit the bill.
Flip mino HD - If you are looking to give someone the ability to shoot HD quality video in a very simple fashion, it does not get easier than the Flip mino HD.
Chumby - No not Gumby a Chumby, this little device could be a great gift as it is multi-functional and can be anything from a desk weight to an alarm clock to a Twitter notifier.
Pleo - For those of us that cannot have pets due to the crazy schedule life throws at us, the Pleo might be a great new dino pet for someone who would like a pet but just can't do it. Check out this SOMEWHAT FRANK adventure video highlighting the Pleo.
Callpod - With all the devices and chargers these days it can be confusing to keep track of them, especially if you are on the road. This Chicago-based startup (a TECH cocktail Chicago 9 demoer) offers a great product for charging all your devices at once.
Solio Solar Charger - On the topic of charging, the Solio device uses solar power to charge your gadgets.
PlantSense USB Plant Monitor - This gadget may help by monitoring house plant health sharing info to your computer via USB port.
Haul Recycled Bags - Aside from in your face looks, these bags also are made from recycled tires, billboards or license plates.
Lomo Camera - If photography is an interest you may want snag them a lomo camera like the Diana.
SodaStream Sparkling Water Maker - For anyone that likes bubble water or soda, why not make your own. I got a chance to see a SodaStream demo at the Green Festival.
Pangea Organics Gift Box - For anyone you really don't know what to get, why not some body products with a biodegradable gift box that if planted could produce a spruce tree. I got a chance to talk with Pangea Organics at the Green Festival.
There are lots of books that would make great holiday gifts. I have created a solid list of books just one click away. Of course you could also help someone to embrace technology by ordering them a Kindle but you probably are going to have to wait till after December 25th for it to arrive.
The gift that keeps on giving year round.
Good Magazine - Not just another good magazine, this is a GREAT magazine, check out more details here.
Wired Magazine - For all things tech and cutting edge you can give this magazine subscription for $10.
JPG Magazine - Leveraging the photo community for its content, this magazine offers some of the best photos you will see.
Economist - A comprehensive weekly glance at global news and well worth the $100+ subscription.
Fun tee shirts sometimes hit the spot and you can search for tee shirts to give on PleaseDressMe the tee shirt search engine or check out these options (below).
Threadless 12Club - Offers a shirt of the month program which is once again the gift that keeps on giving.
WeAddUp - Offers a way to express your commitment to a cause and could make a nice gift.
Happy shopping and happy holidays! ☃