Cassidy’s Wishlist

This is my canonical birthday, Christmas, and any-other-time wish list. It is up to date as of November 20, 2019.

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 actually quite good, plus there’s the convenience of picking up in store (and thus skipping shipping costs).
  • Google Shopping - Probably the best selection, as they partner with a ton of large and small retailers like Target, Best Buy, Costco, Fry’s, Home Depot, etc.

Shortlist

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

Image Link Price Notes
Home Max Google Home Max $299 Chalk/white
August August Smart Lock Pro + Connect $279 Fits over our apartment deadbolt
Filters 62mm CPL Filter $40–75 Not picky, but I’ve heard of Gobe and Hoya brands
Yubikey Yubikey 5C $50  
Skin dbrand Skin for XPS 15 (9570) $25 Top, White Marble

GiftHero Wishlist

I’m trying GiftHero as a more traditional, sprawling wishlist. 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 GiftHero Wishlist


Idea-list

A.k.a. stuff I always enjoy.

Pins $5+

I’ve started collecting quality pins for my backpack—like ones with good backs, not the cheapo button ones—from cool causes, artists, and places.

Watch bands/straps $13–25

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

I have a coral silicone set and a white cordura set, 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 pretty affordable, 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 fun branded ones like Star Wars, DC Comics, Disney, etc.

Hubless Wi-Fi smart lighting $10–$$$

Feit smart bulbs, LIFX bulbs, funky light art, etc. are all very welcome. Ideally every bulb in my home would be smart… maybe someday.

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.


Experiences

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


Vinyl LPs

A.k.a. Katie got a turntable so I need some music… 🙃️

In no particular order at all.


LEGO

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!


Causes

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.