This is my canonical birthday, Christmas, and any-other-time wish list. It is up to date as of August 5, 2020.
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:
A.k.a. a small number of things I’d absolutely love.
|August Wi-Fi Smart Lock||$250||Silver|
|2TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD||$250||Not picky about brand or model, but I’d like a 2TB SSD that works in the PS4|
|Aluratek Bluetooth Audio Transmitter||$30||Or similar: ~50 ft transmitter range, works when plugged into power|
|Pi NoIR Camera V2||$25||Infrared camera for Raspberry Pi; does not need to be this exact model/listing|
|PiDeco Case||$17||For Pi Zero and camera|
|Moment Osmo 3 Counterweights||$15|
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.
A.k.a. stuff I always enjoy.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I love simple and fun games to play with friends.
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.
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.
Defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
Helping create a free software computing platform for the general public that is designed to be elegant, efficient, and easy to use.
Closing the gender gap in tech, one girl at a time.
Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.
A.k.a. Katie got a turntable so I need some music… 🙃️
In no particular order at all.