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u/mackenhard · 3 pointsr/santashelpers

Does he have a beard? Beard oil is always cool. I'm getting some for my bro from here. I looked around on etsy and that seemed to be one of the more reasonably priced, but there was one featured on sharktank recently too that may have more brand recognition?

I got my bro this a few years ago, he loved it!

Got one of these for each of my brothers this year.

You'd have to get it filled with helium at like a party city or something, but this seems so awesome.

This shop has amaaaaazing prints of old presidents doing crazy shit. Got this Teddy one for my dad for xmas this year & got another for a random office gift exchange. Can't wait to see them fight over it haha.

Is your brother into the whole zombie thing? I got this for my bro's bday. Put it in a cool frame and shiz, it looks awesome.

Does he like grilling? I think these cedar plank things look awesome and would be well-received by most guys who like to grill. They have some other gift pack things too.

I got my bro Sriracha salt last year and he really liked it. There are tons of places on etsy that sell it. In fact, if he's really into sriracha (I have a friend who steals a bottle from every restaurant that has it) you could do a sriracha gift basket. Sriracha salt, sriracha peas, sriracha beef jerky, sriracha chocolate, sriracha chips, sriracha socks. All of those can be found on amazon or just a normal grocery store.

I love that you already listed the berries that change your tastebud thing, I'm planning on bringing a gift basket to an exchange with those and some lemons/limes/grapefruit. I've been suggesting that to a bunch of people on here too haha, it's pretty universal.

This looks so amazing.

Is he into camping or the outdoors? This would be cool. Supposedly you can drink straight from a river and not die.

I just think this is awesome.

Oh! Marc Johns books are amazing. This one always works as a great gift. Idk if you can preview any of the pages but it basically has weird/random pictures and weird/random/sometimes uplifting messages.

Welllp, that's all I can think of right now, hopefully something helped or gave you some ideas! :)

u/sheymyster · 1 pointr/santashelpers

Does he have a decent headset? I've only ever owned one so I'm a bit biased but I love my turtle beach wireless headset. I feel like I'm spoiled now because I'll only ever be able to use wireless headsets from now on. I can get up to get a drink or poop or answer my door and not have to take it off. My music keeps playing, I'm only tied to the computer when it needs charging, and I personally think the sound quality is pretty solid. I use it to talk on teamspeak with some friends often as well and it seems to have good mic quality as far as I can tell. Hope I helped. The one I linked isn't over $100 because it's the model I own, but they scale up with more features/higher quality so if you wanted to upgrade from the one I have you could get into the 100-150 range. Happy holidays!

u/lazyAgnostic · 1 pointr/santashelpers

For programming, what kind of programming is he into? Here are some cool programming books and things:

  • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python This book has a lot of beginner projects that are actually useful.

  • Arduino A little microprocessor that he can use to make cool projects. I'm a software engineer and I had fun playing aroung with this. Plus, you can use it for actual useful things (I'm planning on making an automatic plant waterer, but you can look online for all the awesome stuff people have made).

  • Raspberry Pi Similar to the arduino but it's a full computer. For more software-heavy projects than the arduino. I'd probably recommend starting with the arduino.

  • Great book about how code and computers actually work that's geared towards the "intelligent layperson" link.

  • If he's already programming and wants to create games I can recommend this one.. Not good for beginners though.

  • If you want to give him a well written tome about game programming here it is. Again, not really for beginners but really good for someone wanting to learn about game programming
u/msim4044 · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

For your sister: you could get a Lush gift set with different bath bombs and lotions they have tons of pre- packaged Christmas gifts. Otherwise you could make like a spa kit? Include some lotions, nail polish, and some slippers. She would also probably appreciate a good book, you could get a fun memoir that almost everyone will like. A couple of good ones are (Mindy Kaling's)[http://www.amazon.com/Everyone-Hanging-Without-Other-Concerns/dp/0307886271], (Tina Fey's)[http://www.amazon.com/Bossypants-Tina-Fey/dp/0316056898/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1DKE9VHSE47JT5861QM7], and (Amy Poehler's)[http://www.amazon.com/Yes-Please-Amy-Poehler/dp/0062268341/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=14XX5H3BTB60TZ13GJST] Another really fun book is Humans of New York which is on sale right now. Pinch Provisions offers some really cute emergency kits [http://www.pinchprovisions.com/] Maybe she'd like a perfume set or a cute mug with a starbucks gift card or some tea. You could also make a college kit for her; include advil, 5-hour energy, some candy, a starbucks/dominos gift card, tide-to-go pen, purell, first-aid kit, some nice pens.
For you parents you could get them tickets to a Comedy Club or Theater, or even just tickets to the movies and a nice dinner. Another possibility with movies is to make a little gift basket; include your favorite movie or one you think they would enjoy and then some popcorn and various candy [http://www.grannastreasures.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/movie-night-gift-basket.jpg]. I'm not sure if your parents would enjoy it but a spa day? They could get a couples massage and just relax. Hope some of these ideas help!

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/santashelpers

For your friend who likes to bake, there are TONS of adorable baking/cooking gadgets out there! My own personal collection includes items such as a knife holder that looks like a guy being stabbed, matroyshka nesting doll measuring cups, and a great collection of novelty cookie cutters.

Not to be totally cheesy, but would animal girl appreciate a donation to your local ASPCA (or other animal rights charity) in her name?

If not, some of my go-to gifts for people who are tough to gift for are: new headphones (these BassBuds with Swarovski crystal detail are only $20 on Groupon right now) or a portable phone charger (ex. here is one for iPhones, but you can also get for any device or multi-device).

For your guy, sign up for woot.com and watch for the daily deals... if you have a bit of time to wait, I have often seen cool knives for cheap on Woot!

And finally, for your friend going abroad, get her something to remind her of home. Does her high school sell t-shirts or keychains? Does she have a favourite sports team? I live abroad (Canadian living in the USA) and I love receiving Leafs gear and Canadian stuff (maple syrup, maple cookies, ketchup chips, butter tarts, etc) from my friends back home.

u/doubledecker73 · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

You and I have a lot in common OP as a 23 year old male software engineer who enjoys video games and fantasy type stuff. I just moved out of my parent's house this past March and like another commenter said, you will get hammered with expenses you might not have thought of. I had to go out and get all sorts of kitchen cookware and dishes and linens etc. So depending on your timetable I would HIGHLY recommend either asking for that stuff now or for gift cards to places you can get that stuff at. I'm asking this Christmas for kitchen stuff because i still haven't got around to getting everything I need.

Do you drink beer? What about pint glasses with Game of Thrones or World of Warcraft logos? Hell, check out other things on thinkgeek.com, there is a load of stuff on there that is pretty neat.

You mentioned you like DIY projects but are limited on this? Do you mean in terms of space and tools? What about things like Arduino or Raspberry Pi kits that don't take up tons of room or extra tools? You can develop some pretty cool DIY applications with those.

Does your girlfriend play video games? Recently my girlfriend has gotten into games more so I am always on the lookout for games we can play together, especially couch co-op type games. Or maybe check out some board games, there are some pretty cool RPG type games you can get into that you both can play together. Or maybe movies or TV shows you can watch together.

Do you sit at a desk at your job? You could always ask for little things to put on your desk or in your office/cubicle, whether it be small posters or a unique stress ball or something. Last year my girlfriend got my a little Hobbit lego set I have set up on my desk along with a football shaped stress ball. Maybe something like that depending on your work/job situation?

I am still trying to think of more stuff but hopefully this helps, let me know!

u/miyukiis · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

Is there a Gamestop where you are? Sometimes, they have really cool novelty items from video games and stuff, and I've seen plenty of Pokemon stuff there too. (plushies, mugs, etc.)

Maybe a Steam/League of Legends gift card? (I say Steam because that way he can buy any online/PC games or gaming-related things)

This may be a little out of your budget, but I did buy my brother this as he does share a similar love for dank memes: https://www.amazon.com/Pepe-Frog-official-anatomically-correct/dp/B01MCT549R It's a Pepe plush! It's super unique and funny to have. He loves it.

u/verticalnoise · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

He sounds like a good recipient for a Buddha Board.

I'd also think of a pile of great books that delve into the therapy/specialty he's interested in, knowledge goes with any lifestyle. Or maybe a book on how to build furniture yourself that's easy to make and light on the environment.

> Preferably something basic, that improves quality of life and will last a lifetime.

Victorinox Swiss army knife with lots of necessary features. For $50 I don't know too many things that will last a lifetime, maybe someone else here knows better.

u/Kate_Pansy · 5 pointsr/santashelpers

I got my space-loving ex these binoculars for stargazing and he really loves them. I also got him a print of the heart and soul nebula, if she has space (heh) for art on her walls. I think this goes with her interests and is also pretty lovey-dovey (heart and soul!). I used the hq image from NASA and got a poster made through a company in the UK (I'm sure there are other companies who do the same with good prices).

u/Chainmail_Danno · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

I don't know what Pi kit you're getting, but make sure that the charger is giving it the proper juice. You may also want a powered USB hub for peripherals such as a mouse, keyboard, etc. A small WiFi adapter and camera module can also come in handy.

I really like my Leatherman Squirt. It fits on the keychain that I carry every day. I also want to add this small flashlight. If you're into DIY, you might find Instamorph useful.

u/cramp · 5 pointsr/santashelpers
u/cbalogh · 3 pointsr/santashelpers

I'm a huge space geek myself. Here are some of the things my gf has given me as presents that I've loved: Lego Space Shuttle http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Spaceport-60080 (it's above your price range but they do have a smaller version); Metal Art Apollo Lunar Lander http://www.amazon.com/Fascinations-Metal-Earth-Laser-Model/dp/B00JMQR448 (they also make a Mars Rover version); Celestron Binoculars http://www.amazon.com/Celestron-SkyMaster-Binoculars-Tripod-Adapter/dp/B00008Y0VN (great for checking out the moon, stars & planets - I would also suggest a tripod to go with it). Hope those help!

u/adrift_in_the_bay · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

I gave a cycling buddy a blankie like this one for her pack that I know she uses & enjoys.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LW2HPOV/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=APJO2OUAV0K9G

You could make it a set with a new water bottle (who isn't always losing those?) and a small lightweight cutting board for bike picnicking?

u/akwayfarer · 1 pointr/santashelpers

Some neat ideas for artsy people are a Buddha board and an expert coloring book.

u/pixielady · 3 pointsr/santashelpers

A Buddha Board for sure. Artsy and spiritual - you paint on it with water and it fades away in time.

u/AmandoCommando · 6 pointsr/santashelpers

I have some interests similar to your girlfriend and this is on my list! http://www.amazon.com/Yes-Please-Amy-Poehler/dp/0062268341