Cassidy’s Wishlist

This is my canonical birthday, Christmas, and any-other-time wish list. It is up to date as of October 19, 2020.

Skip Amazon

I dislike Amazon since they’re extremely anti-competitive and awful to their workers. So if you can, please purchase any items here somewhere other than Amazon.

Buying from the company who makes the thing is usually best, but I also recommend the following stores as they seem well-designed and reliable:

  • Target - Their online shopping is great, plus there’s the convenience of picking up in store skipping shipping costs.
  • Best Buy - Pretty competitive for most electronics, aside from cheaper things like small accessories. In-store pickup is great.
  • ClockWorkSynergy for watch bands/straps.
  • Arctic Buffalo for jewelry (guages/plugs).
  • Google Shopping - Huge selection since they partner with a ton of large and small retailers like Target, Best Buy, Costco, Fry’s, Home Depot, etc. However, they changed it recently and it’s a little harder to use.


A.k.a. a small number of things I’d absolutely love.

Image Link Price Notes
August August Wi-Fi Smart Lock $250 Silver
Pi Camera Pi NoIR Camera V2 $25 Infrared camera for Raspberry Pi; does not need to be this exact model/listing
PiDeco PiDeco Case $17 For Pi Zero and camera
Counterweights Moment Osmo 3 Counterweights $15  

Gift Hero Wish List

I use Gift Hero as a more traditional, sprawling wish list. It’s sort of sorted by priority by default, but you can sort by price as well. It includes shortlist items, things from the idea list, and a whole bunch more.

View Gift Hero Wish List


A.k.a. stuff I always enjoy.

Pins $5+

I collect quality pins for my backpack—like ones with good backs, not the cheapo button ones—from cool causes, artists, and places. You can find some examples on my Gift Hero list, but I’m open to anything you think I’d like.

Watch bands/straps $13–25

18mm two-piece quick-release is required for my watch

I have a coral silicone strap, a white cordura strap, and a black and gray striped NATO strap, but I enjoy swapping out the watch bands on my Fossil Sport. It’s the red model, so white, black, and red colors go well with it.

ClockWorkSynergy is a pretty affordable source, but Fossil and others also sell watch bands/straps.

Fun gauges/plugs $5–20

0g/8mm size

I like almost anything! Bright colors, unique designs, and interesting patterns are always good. I like Arctic Buffalo since they’re pretty affordable. Hot Topic also usually has a fun assortment.

Board/card/party games $10–50

I love simple and fun games to play with friends.

Wall art $???

I have a nice little desk space since I work from home, and I could use a couple more pieces of art. Currently I have a black/gold circuit board print and a red/blue robot print.


A.k.a. stuff to do instead of just… stuff.


A.k.a. gifts for someone who grows older but refuses to grow up.

I have a LEGO wishlist at Brickset. It’s usually kept up to date, especially around Christmas and my birthday. As a general rule, duplicates are fine and all Star Wars ships are awesome.

Gift Cards

A.k.a. you don’t know what to get, so let me choose!


A.k.a. do good on my behalf!

Instead of giving to me directly, you can always give to one of these causes. I’m passionate about each one and they all could use monetary support.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.

GNOME Foundation

Helping create a free software computing platform for the general public that is designed to be elegant, efficient, and easy to use.

Girls Who Code

Closing the gender gap in tech, one girl at a time.

Wikimedia Foundation

Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

Vinyl LPs

A.k.a. Katie got a turntable so I need some music for me, too… 🙃️

In no particular order at all.

  • Blade Runner Soundtrack
  • Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection
  • The Music of Destiny - This was a limited-release, so it’s on eBay for like $300. 😬️
  • Star Wars Soundtracks
    • Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    • Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
    • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    • Episode VII: The Force Awakens
    • Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
    • Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
    • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Twenty-One Pilots
    • Trench
    • Blurryface
    • Twenty-One Pilots (self-titled)
  • Fall Out Boy
    • Take This to Your Grave
    • Infinity on High
    • American Beauty/American Psycho
    • From Under the Cork Tree
    • Save Rock and Roll
    • Folie á Deux
  • Panic! at the Disco
    • A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
    • Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die
    • Vices & Virtues
    • Pretty. Odd.
  • Blue Neighborhood by Troye Sivan
  • Third Stage by Boston
  • FANDOM by Waterparks