With Christmas right around the corner, there’s still time to scrap together a few gift ideas. Take a look through this list and if anything tickle’s your fancy, send the link off to whoever you think would actually want to buy you something this year. :)
GoPro Hero3: Black Edition
For anyone interested in videography or action sports, this just about has to top their list. With the ability to shoot 4K (at 15fps), 2.7K (at 30fps) and 1080 (at 60fps) there are so many possibilities for the latest GoPro!
Holga iPhone Lens Filter Kit
Who needs an app when you’ve got this! It’s a fun way to dial back the time and have some fun with some filters. Great gift for anyone who likes making their Starbucks drink look like it was from the 1970’s.
80 Pre Compose! T-Shirt
I think we could all use one of these! May not be appropriate for some work places, but the advice is solid! There are a few others on the site that are cool.
Tascam iM2 Microphone
While the iPhone microphone is pretty good stock, this will take it to a whole new level! Great for impromptu interviews, sound effect recording, or anything else that would require a higher quality recording.
The Creative Sleep Pillows
A great gift for anyone who loves the Creative Suite family! This is a repost from previous articles but it’s too great not to post again. I know I’d like one!
USB Power Strip
A great idea especially for laptop users! You could always use more USB hubs and this is a fun way of getting them.
Whooz Iz It?
Anyone who lives in a house with more than one Apple user, quickly realizes how important it is to have your chargers labeled. This is a fun way of dressing up your charger, and also making sure others know it’s yours.
Rainbow Camera Strap
For the fun photographer in your life! It adds a splash of color to the typically boring and black camera strap.
Add some production value to your next video! The iStabilizer Dolly works with all sorts of mobile devices, GoPros, and small cameras.
The Olloclip combines a fisheye, wide angle, and macro lens into one small and convenient package. Another way to have some fun and add some production value while filming with your iPhone.
Pocket Dolly 2.0
For small camera/DLSR shooters, the Pocket Dolly is a perfect way to get that smooth dolly shot without lugging around a bunch of heavy equipment.
Digital Tutors Subscription
Digital Tutors offers thousands of tutorials in all of the leading software taught by industry professionals. A great gift for yourself or others! With a Digital Tutors subscription you can give the gift of knowledge!
Flipbookit is a great way to highlight your favorite animations! For yourself or the animator in your life, this is a fun way to experience 24 fps flipbook animations.
I DRAW COMICS is the ultimate tool for practicing the basics of Comic Book illustration, page design and the art of storytelling. I DRAW COMICS is a great gift for anyone who is interested in illustration or who currently illustrates.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover
For heavy iPad users, this could be a great buy to make typing easier. I wasn’t a fan of the original keyboard covers, but this one looks like it was done right.
Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Win8/RT and Android
I didn’t want Android users to feel left out with all of these Apple products! So here’s a wireless keyboard for Android and Windows 8 tablets.
Convert any HDTV into a smart tv with this new device! Browse the internet, stream your favorite games, even play Angry Birds on the big screen! This HDMI micro-computer runs Android 4.0 and adds a whole new dimension to your HDTV.
Turn your smart phone into a remote control for your camera! Trigger Happy works with both Apple and Android and a multitude of cameras. This is a great affordable gift that camera enthusiasts will love!
50-Dollar Follow Focus
A great addition to any camera set up! An affordable way to get smooth, consistent focus pulls.
A thumb drive for your key ring? Why not? I own two! It’s a convenient way to make sure you always have the files you need on you. It also comes in handy whenever you need to snag a file from someone. The LaCie CooKey is available in many shapes and sizes.
Give the gift of peace of mind! For $5 a month you can get unlimited data for the online backup of all your important files. I use it, and I love the ease of use and knowing there is one more backup of my files somewhere..
If you or someone you know is using Vimeo without a Plus membership then this is a great gift! I use my Vimeo account daily and love the flexibility a Plus membership adds for uploading and managing videos.
Wacom Bamboo Table
I was slightly skeptical because of the low price point, but for an introductory tablet this thing is great! I wanted to try one out before investing several hundred dollars in a more expensive tablet and what I found out was this was all I needed! So if you are interested in getting started with a tablet, or know someone who is, this is a great product to start with.
Made to Stick
This is hands down one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. If you are involved in anything involving communication then this is a must read. A phenomenal gift for yourself or others.
Is it wrong of me to sneak a shameless plug into this list? Probably. But in all seriousness a Tuts+ Membership can add a tremendous amount of resources to members and especially beginners. You don’t get access to just Aetuts+, but the entire network. Plus a bunch of other things (Forgive the pun). Check it out!
Alright, there we go. The Aetuts+ Christmas gift suggestions. I’m quite sure there are lots of awesome things out there that I didn’t mention so feel free to link it up in the comments. I think this is the one time spamming might be okay. But only if it’s awesome. Otherwise it’s just spam. Have a Merry Christmas guys and gals and thanks for reading!