It may seem weird for me to post a gift guide after writing a post last week about feeling very Grinchy, but I don’t want everyone to have a bad holiday season. I just don’t feel like celebrating it myself! I’m still a rampant consumer and have some insight into the best gifts to get for the people in your life.
For the geek:
Looxcie wearable camera:
The Looxcie wearable camera connects with your Android phone and allows you to record three hours at a time, save the last 30 seconds of recording as a clip to send to Facebook or a pre-determined email address, and also operates as a bluetooth earpiece.
The largest AT-AT ever made
At over 2 feet tall, this is the largest AT-AT action figure ever made! What else could you possible need to know?
For the reader:
I can’t recommend the Kindle enough. It honestly feels like a book and reads like a paperback. Even if you’re one of those people who loves the smell and texture of reading a real book, you’ll be won over. I was just like that, and I can’t believe how much I love my Kindle. There’s something nice to being able to hold over 1,500 books in your hand, too.
Authors I recommend as well: Lee Child, Robert B. Parker, Dennis LeHane, Carl Hiaasen, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Robert Crais, John Sandford
40: A Doonesbury Retrospective
Arguably one of the best comic strips ever, Doonesbury’s best strips are collected in this hardcover volume filled with tons of extras.
For the movie buff:
Alien Anthology on Blu-ray
Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray
Any movie geek worth his or her salt will appreciate the 25th anniversary Back to the Future Blu-ray set, complete with new extras.
For your son or daughter:
The Harry Potter Chess Set
Based on the chess set from the first movie, the Harry Potter chess set could get your child, who now has a renewed interest in reading thanks to JK Rowling, interested in something other than a DS, Wii, or PS3! And if you’re a real wizard, the pieces move on their own.
Apple iPod touch
It’s cheaper than an iPad, more expensive than a DS, but the iPod touch might be the perfect gift for your tween or teen. I wish I had one when I was a kid.
These are all items that I stand behind completely, because most of them are items I want, too! Don’t believe me? I even have them on my wishlist.
Do you know of a cool gift that I didn’t mention and might want to buy for myself? Let me know in the comments!