I decided to take a stab at a Holiday gift guide for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, startup lovers and/or generalist geeks. Most stuff on this list is on the cheaper side understanding that this Holiday season may be more frugal than those previous. If you have additional suggestions, please add a comment below with with a link! Feel free to pass along to friends and family…
Kiva.org Gift Certificate (Starts at $25)
What: Make a loan to a third-world entrepreneur of your choosing
Why: Do something good for someone else and be assured you are making a direct impact on someone’s life
NikePlus Personal Running Coach ($30*)
What: Transforms your iPod nano into real-time, spoken feedback that alerts you to workout milestones
Why: Great for data geeks and it really does encourage you to work out more often
*You will need a shoe pouch as well ($6)
Presso Espresso Maker ($100+)
What: Non-electric espresso maker that uses hot water from your kettle.
Why: Awesome design…you can hack it to get better results and taste
Belkin Tune Tie ($6)
What: Totally slick Ear Bud/Headphone Organizer
Why: You probably own an iPod. You probbaly like design. It’s dirst cheap.
What: Imagine a clock radio hacked to include a touch screen and wifi
Why: It’s the must-have toy of geeks
The Black Swan ($18)
What: The book everyone is talking about
Why: You’ll appear to be ‘in the know’ with this on your shelf…even if your portfolio is currently halved
Venture Capital Wear ($25)
What: Humorous T-shirts for entrepreneurs and VC’s alike.
Why: Life sucks on both sides right now (vc & entrepreneur), so why not have some fun with it?
iPhone Power Slider ($100)
What: Extra iPhone battery built into a protective, yet slim case
Why: Kills two birds with one stone
Apple TV + Boxee (Starts at $229*)
What: Transform your TV into a full media center with access to streaming content via iTunes. Add Boxee for free to pimp it out
Why: With Ted.com, Hulu and Youtube, who watches TV anymore?
*Even more pimp is to buy a mac mini instead of Apple TV
Melted Snowman Cupcakes ($1+)
What: Cupcakes that look like melting snowmen
Why: You can’t go wrong with a non-durable gift made with sugar. Plus the price is right for any budget
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