Below is a list of ten items I think you might be interested in, including products that’ll help improve your cognition, creativity, productivity, your inner-spirt, and maybe your wallet too! Note that if you do buy anything from the below, I may receive a tip of sorts.
1. Get yourself and others some Bitcoin.
Who knows if it’s gambling or investing, both? It’s not too late to get into Bitcoin — remember you can buy a mere fraction — or any of the “cheaper” alternative currencies. If you sign up at Coinbase with this link, both of us get $10 worth of bitcoin!
“To truly be creative, you have to work across disciplines,” said author Walter Isaacson earlier this year on Leonardo da Vinci’s creative genius. After five years of writing and research (‘gathering string’) comes the eponymous book Leonardo da Vinci, an excellent gift for art lovers and creative types.
3. Field Notes: “I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.”
This is my favorite notebook because it’s small and sturdy enough to fit in your side pocket so you never have to miss a good idea. If you’re looking for a good pen to go along with it, I can’t recommend the smooth writing of Pilot 35334 Precise V5 enough.
4. Give your fellow traveler or athlete good feet massage with Foot Rubz.
They say sitting is the new smoking. When I was looking for a standing desk this year, I didn’t want to spend more than $100. Luckily, I stumbled upon the $25 Spark desk from Ergodriven. It’s sturdy and easy to put together, highly recommended.
6. Stand on something comfortable with this anti-fatigue mat.
If you’re going to stand and work, please also consider the Topo by Ergodriven. It’s not your typical standing mat; it encourages various stances that will sustain your work energy.
“Children learn through play, but adults play through art,” said Brian Eno. Doodle your heart out with your kids or in your own adult coloring books with these 140 color gel pens.
8. The PureRelief XL help relieves back pain.
The best part about the PureRelief XL King Size Heating Pad is that it heats up immediately and goes after 2 hours so you don’t have to remember to unplug it.
9. Start the new year in the right mood
After reading Spontaneous Happiness: A New Path to Emotional Well-Being by Dr. Andrew Weil this year I immediately stocked up on some of the essential fish oil, Vitamin D, B-6, and a good multivitamin he prescribes to sustain a healthy mood.
Until Apple develops solar-powered rechargeable phones, we’re stuck with external phone batteries. Still, this portable power bank gets the job done. I took one with me on a recent trip overseas and stayed charged the entire time so I’d never miss a good photo opportunity.
You can also shop all of the above items minus Bitcoin on my influencer list here.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out Amazon’s Gift Guide for even more gifting ideas.