Tag Archive: Holidays

Holiday Gift Giving – Something Different

In years past, I’ve posted a tech gear gift guide.  This year, I’m doing things a little differently.  I have many friends who are wonderfully creative and talented.  I decided to pool their sites together and create a gift guide out of their wonderful stuff.  Here is a short list of sites created by people I know (or at least, people that my people know).  Please feel free to add to this list.  Chances are since you read my blog, you may know some of these awesome people.  Support your friends!  Happy Holidays!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMayApplePottery – pottery

http://www.geeksoap.net/ - cool geeky soaps

https://www.etsy.com/shop/kitburkesmith - metal jewelry

https://www.etsy.com/shop/belowthedeep - gorgeous scarves and jewelry

https://www.etsy.com/shop/harmonywinters - jewelry

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kokma - toys

https://www.etsy.com/shop/beaconknits - knitwear

https://www.etsy.com/shop/dekobokodesign - ceramics

https://www.etsy.com/shop/abbyberkson - mugs and bowls

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ColleenMarieIci - jewelry

Metal Stampin Mama - stamped jewelry

Facebook.com/bellacarisma - jewelry

http://www.redbubble.com/…/12906576-andy-donaldson… - photography

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artzyfartzyd - photography/painting/drawing

Geek Gift Guide

It’s that time of year.  When you need to buy gifts for geeks.  Here are a few suggestions (and yes, some of these are affiliate links*):

I’ve mentioned mobile chargers before and my current favorite is the PowerGen Mobile Juice Pack 5200mAh External Battery Pack
.  It charges my iPhone, iPad, PlayBook, BlackBerry, iPod, etc.  Some devices it can charge more than once.  It’s great to have in my bag, ready to go.  It can hold its charge for months.  I seriously never leave home without it.

My Virgin Mobile mifi.  This one is great as it is pay-as-you-go.  So if I don’t need it, I don’t pay for it.  The only catch is the zombie power button.  I’ve turned it off only to see it come back on right away, so you have to be sure it’s really off, or you’ll be using your Powergen charger.  (Update: I just noticed it’s marked down to $19.99 right now, holy cow that is a steal, and I get no kick back for this, that is just flat out a great deal).

The CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD 1000VA 600W with AVR Mini Tower UPS is perfect for short blips in power.  Or in longer power outages, it will give you time to shut everything off gracefully.

While not a gadget,the eBags Packing Cubes – 3pc Set (Raspberry) appeal to the OCD packer.  Seriously, these things are AWESOME.  I’ve recommended them to tons of people and everyone loves them.  You can organize your stuff in your luggage and pack more stuff into your luggage.  They are breathable in case you’ve got damp or stinky clothes.  And if you get that extra luggage search at the gate, your unmentionables don’t go falling out onto the floor!

A Moshi ClearGuard MB US Layout (99MO021901) to protect your keyboard.  We’re geeks, we do a lot of eating in front of our laptops.  This cover keeps all those annoying little crumbs out.

Hey, if you get that IBM Connect session approved, you’ll need one of these,Kensington 33374 Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer.  It’s what I use.  Love it.

The USB Squid from Thinkgeek.com is great.  Allows you to plug in several USB items without worrying about the plug brick size.

Check out the Nerd Girls zazzle shop to pick up something for yourself or your favorite Nerd Girl.  The products shown are just examples, you can apply the logo to any Zazzle product.  We have a couple of the old badge logos as well, and will likely be adding more.

So there you have it!  Happy shopping!

* In case you don’t know, Amazon provides an affiliate program.  If you click my link and buy the product, I get a teeny tiny portion of the price.  I never know who buys what as Amazon anonymizes all that.  FYI.