It’s that time of year again, the Holiday gift giving season. Every year my family try to beat out of me what I really want for Christmas. Some members insist that I keep my Geek street cred, and force me to be creative in what I ask for. In keeping with that spirit, I gathered some of the guys together to help craft the Geek Gift Guide 2013. There’s no specific order to this short list, but it’s our intention that it will let you know what to tell people. Of course, you could always share a link to their Facebook wall and say “Anything on that list.” (see sharing links below)
Trey recommends the Jawbone UP
Trey: This little band measures your steps, sleep and eatting habits. Crazy right? Its $129 but its designed to last through the everyday things like rain and even showers. The best thing about it is they “help” you wake up vs scaring you to be awake. It does this by sensing your movements through the band and graphs a “best” time to wake up by vibrations. I’ve used this personally and I’ve waken with a lot more ease nowadays. I reccommend this gift to anyone seeking a fitness New Years resolution. Great time to grab it now versus later when its harder to find.
Brock recommends the Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Brock: Brock’s a pretty big fan of the Pathfinder RPG system. He describes it as Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 done right. So, it’s no surprise that he recommends the Pathfinder Core Rulebook. The play system of Pathfinder is much more open and variable than the overly simplified DnD 4, which actually makes it a great gift for a newbie to pen and paper RPGs.
Joe recommends Bose noise canceling headphones
Joe: As a geek who has the pleasure of working in an office environment, nothing makes the day go by easier or helps me stay focused more than being in my own world, lost in music.
Bose actually produces their Quiet Comfort headphones in three distinct styles:
Doyle recommends Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures
Let’s face it, these little guys are just so fun! They are on the lower end of the price range, making them the perfect gift from a co-worker, 2nd cousin, or frequent acquaintance. Most of them are small enough that they could find their adorable way into your stocking. Franchises include Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Marvel, DC, and so many more. I think they’re just so perfect because they represent something you love, take up almost no space, and cost very little money. A clear winner in the gift department. If you wanted to spend more money on a gift for someone, just buy them two or ten of these cute guys.
Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2013 – That’s a wrap…
Alright guys, that’s what we all came up with, but if you think something needs to be added, let us know in the comments below. Also, all of the links to purchase these items take you to Amazon (specifically Prime eligible listings of these items) which assured me today that if you are an Amazon Prime member and get your order in before midnight on Sunday December 22, your package will be delivered. (At least in the U.S.)