Cassidy’s Wishlist

This is my canonical birthday, Christmas, and any-other-time wish list. It is up to date as of April 7, 2021.

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:

  • Target - Their online shopping is great, plus there’s the convenience of picking up in store skipping shipping costs.
  • Micro Center - They usually have all the Raspberry Pi stuff and lots of other electronics and accessories.
  • Best Buy - Pretty competitive for most electronics, aside from cheaper things like small accessories. In-store pickup is great.
  • ClockWorkSynergy or Barton Watch Bands for watch bands/straps.
  • Arctic Buffalo or So Scene 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.

Links point to the Gift Hero item, so please confirm the gift on Gift Hero if you purchase it to avoid conflicts.

Image Link Price Notes
Oura Oura Ring $299 Heritage, Silver
August August Wi-Fi Smart Lock $250 Silver
Ratchet & Clank Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart $70 PS5 version; any retailer is fine
Sackboy Sackboy: A Big Adventure $60 PS5 version; any retailer is fine
DualSense Charger DualSense Charging Station $30 Any retailer is fine, but I’d like the official Sony PS5 one

Gift Hero Wish List

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


Idea-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.

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 and So Scene since they’re both pretty affordable with a lot of variety. Hot Topic also usually has a fun assortment.

Blu-rays

Yes, really! I have a Plex server, so a Blu-ray or of your favorite movie would be a welcome addition. Or even DVDs if it’s older older

Board/card/party games $10–50

I love simple and fun games to play with friends.


Experiences

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


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.


Vinyl LPs

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

In no particular order at all.

  • 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
    • Regional at Best
    • Trench
    • 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
    • Believers Never Die
    • Believers Never Die (Vol. 2)
  • Panic! at the Disco
    • A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
    • Vices & Virtues
    • Pretty. Odd.
  • Blue Neighborhood by Troye Sivan
  • Third Stage by Boston
  • Waterparks (any album)