‘Tis the Season
The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Richard Hendriks in Your Life
For your ‘Silicon Valley’-loving, high-tech geek.
3-D Printing Pen, $100
This is one of the coolest gadgets we’ve seen all year. You can use it to draw…in 3-D! #mindblown. Buy this for your favorite techie with an artistic streak, or try it out yourself and hand craft (or draw) all your Christmas gifts this year.
Rabbit Jumbo Chilling Stones, $20
Whiskey stones are a perennial favorite for pretty much anyone on your Naughty or Nice list. With two stainless steel cubes, your chosen tippler can chill a tumbler of her favorite dram—plus share one with a friend—without diluting it with excess water.
iSpoon Kitchen Stylus, $10
The modern cook has a new best friend: the Internet. But it’s a huge pain when your iPad ends up covered in bits of your latest creation. Enter the iSpoon, a conventional stirrer on one end and a tablet stylus on the other. Now you can scroll to the next direction on your recipe without getting batter or sauce all over your device.
Parrot App-Controlled Quadricopter Drone, $300
It's been the year of the drone—but which is the best one for the at-home tinkerer? The Parrot can be controlled using an app downloaded to your phone and users can watch the video feed live or record everything it captures in HD. Just be sure to warn your neighbors…
Apple Watch, $349
OK, so you can’t buy the Apple Watch until Spring 2015. But this is shaping up to be the hottest product of the year, so your favorite techie will surely appreciate an I.O.U from Santa.
Anova Precision Cooker, $179
Sous-vide may be a favored technique of TV chefs experimenting with molecular gastronomy, but precision cooking machines are also now poised to be the next high-tech appliance to invade every home kitchen. Anova Precision Cooker is the perfect little sous-vide gadget for the budding gastronomist.
Aeropress Coffee & Espresso Maker, $26
Every year, there seems to be a new favorite coffee maker. Clearly, we just can’t get caffeinated enough. This year’s winner: the Aeropress. It’s getting raves across the Internet and can make someone in your life a very lucky—not to mention perky—gift-getter this Christmas.
Lumo Lift, $100
In the race to make the perfect wearable, the Lumo Lift stands out. With the look of a lapel pin, this gadget’s main purpose is simple: to help you stand up a little straighter. Every time a wearer starts to slouch, the tracker vibrates. It also tracks the user’s steps and activity information, sending the data straight to their smartphone.
Golf Handicap Tracker, $199
Riding the current mindset that no amount of data is too much, Golf Game has introduced a product that tracks a golfer’s every stroke, club choice, and move on the course. You can even compare your results to the top golfers in the world.