Cassidy’s Wishlist

This is my canonical birthday, Christmas, and any-other-time wish list. It is up to date as of April 29, 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.

Shortlist

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

Image Link Price Notes
August August Wi-Fi Smart Lock $279ish? Not released yet
SSD 2TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD $230 Not picky about brand or model, but I’d like a 2TB SSD that works in the PS4
Bluetooth Aluratek Bluetooth Audio Transmitter $30  
Pi Camera Pi NoIR Camera V2 $25 Infrared, v2
PiDeco PiDeco Case $17 For Pi Zero and camera

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 a fun assortment.

Hubless Wi-Fi smart lighting $10–$$$

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

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.