Technology Tips: November 2021 Edition (Gift Guide🎁) Technology Tips: November 2021 Edition (Gift Guide🎁)

Technology Tips: November 2021 Edition (Gift Guide🎁)

by Skyward IT Services
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The 2021 gift guide is here! This year we are highlighting gifts for the whole family–from STEAM-themed kids toys and experiments to gifts for your favorite employees and the techies in your life. We are also featuring BOGO (Buy One Give One) gifts to help those in need this holiday season.

 

Remote workers



Many work-from-home employees are continuing to work with makeshift offices or are in the process of making their home offices permanent. These items are thoughtful ways to improve their spaces and even boost productivity.

Computer stand riser ($19.50): This inexpensive computer stand riser elevates your home office by organizing your space and adding functionality. You can store a monitor, laptop, keyboard, mouse, and cell phone in just one unit.

Standing laptop stand ($99+): This adjustable standing desk is a perfect solution for work-from-home employees. It features three shelves, four color options, and lots of five-star reviews!

Desk chair cushions ($32.79): If a new desk chair isn’t in the budget, this seat cushion and lumbar support pillow will do just the trick.

Conference call bingo ($12.99): Make Zoom calls more fun with Conference Call Bingo cards! If video calls are here to stay, we might as well have a good time!

Sunrise alarm clock ($38.69): Wake up slowly and peacefully each morning as nature intended. This alarm clock brightens your room as a rising sun would, while waking you with ocean waves, streams, birds chirping, and more. It also functions as a reading lamp and has USB charging ports.

3 in 1 wireless charger ($100): Charge AirPods, an Apple Watch, and Qi enabled Apple and Android smartphones all at once with this Case Mate Power Pad. This wireless charger reduces the need for multiple cords and keeps your tech all in one place.
 

Employees and staff



Let your team know you are thinking of them this holiday season with a variety of gifts guaranteed to bring cheer.

USB coffee warmer ($45.31): This USB-powered coffee cup warmer keeps your java at the perfect temperature. The set comes with a coffee cup and golden spoon in your choice of green or white.

Leather tech roll-up case ($31.20+): This homemade tech case keeps cords, chargers, and more organized while looking sleek.

Employee appreciation succulent kit ($13.99): Let your employees know you don’t think they succ by gifting them this custom succulent gift box.

Coffee subscription ($40+): A coffee subscription is the gift that keeps on giving: delicious java, a daily boost of energy, and a fun surprise in the mail! Two months cost $40.
 

Kids interested in STEAM



Bust boredom and encourage creativity with these STEAM-themed gifts for the best and brightest kids in your life.

Tiny science kit ($7.97): This tiny and portable science kit can create 20 science experiments, from micro-sized slime balls to studies of the smallest specimens. It even includes a 48-page lab journal!

Playful Chef cooking challenge kit ($40.95): Bring out the inner Julia Child in your kid with this cooking set! It features 22 kid-sized cooking tools with fun challenges (and score cards) to push their creativity.

12 days of science ($25.95): This gift brings 12 days of fun, science, and a little magic to your favorite learners.

Build your own video projector ($44.95): Bring the magic of the movies home by building your own wooden video projector! Tools and glue are not required, but a bit of perseverance is!

Mechanical coding robot ($39.95): Kids can learn coding basics with this entry-level robot. The robot not only does basic tasks like going forward and backward, but it also progresses to kicking, throwing, and drawing!
 

Buy one, give one!



Double your impact with these BOGO (Buy One, Give One) gifts. These companies make it their mission to serve people in need by delivering supplies, meals, and smiles.

Bombas ($12+): Did you know socks are the most requested item at homeless shelters? At Bombas, they believe everyone deserves comfortable, quality, and clean clothing. That’s why, for every pair purchased, they donate a pair of socks to someone in need. This stocking stuffer is good for the soul and the sole!

Handmade backpacks, totes, and hats ($25+): Each Adventurist backpack purchased provides 25 meals to people in need. Matilda and Kelly, the founders of Adventure Backpack Co., started their journey in 2017 during a backpacking trip across the globe. They noticed the problem of food insecurity in the countries they’d hike in and would pack 25 meals in their own backpacks to hand out to families in need along the way.

Pottery kit ($12.95+): Make memories with your family by creating art, while also giving the gift of art therapy to sick children in hospitals. These pottery painting kits are great for kids of all ages and even come in a subscription box option.

Cuddle + Kind ($32+): These beautiful homemade dolls have provided over 19 million meals to children in need! The mission of Cuddle + Kind is to end childhood hunger, and they are doing it one doll at a time. Each doll purchased gives 10 meals to children across the globe.

Toms ($9.95+): Toms is known as the original buy one, give one company. They’ve since pivoted their business model and now commit 1/3 of their profits to grassroot efforts. This means that they are donating at the local level to drive progress from the ground up. Shop their shoes, sunglasses, and accessories for the whole family this holiday season.


We hope this guide makes your gift shopping a little bit easier. Happy holidays! 🎄

 


Skyward IT Services Skyward IT Services Network Infrastructure and Security Specialists


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