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A little housekeeping for the MAKE store and last minute gifts…

The MAKE elves will be taking some well-deserved time off to spend time with their families, so we won’t be shipping any orders placed after this Thursday at 12pm (PST) until the first week of January.

If you want your order for Christmas, we recommend using FedEx 2-DAY and ordering by Dec 19th 12pm (PST) or order by Wednseday night and select Next Day FedEx shipping.

But don’t fret – you can still order GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS and GIFT CERTIFICATES AT ANY TIME, ALL THE TIME.

MAKE GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS

MAKE gift subscriptions start with the latest issues AND the giftee gets the digital edition for free! – Link.

When you order a gift subscription, we’ll send a notification to your recipient. But we wanted to give you the option of notifying them in style. Each PDF is two pages with two different cards, one suitable for mailing and one designed to be given in person – get them here.

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MAKE STORE GIFT CERTIFICATES

Next up, we have MAKE store gift certificates (by email) in $15/$25/$50/$75/$100 and $500 dollar amounts – Link.

Unlike the big box retailer stores, ours do not expire.

If you’re looking for an idea of what to spend, I’d suggest MAKE: The First Year and a MAKE: Warranty Voider (e4) Tool. These are a great start for the new maker or someone who enjoys MAKE now, both for about $100. I also think you could give 3 kits that teach as you build them: MintyBoost, MiniPOV, MP3 player kit are all great. Starts out with soldering, then microcontrollers, then a cool open source MP3 player that combines all the things you learned so far.

Oh, if anyone gives a $500 one, I’ll personally Fed-Ex you a laser etched gift certificate from metal or acrylic on Christmas. I don’t expect anyone to do this, but hey. Regardless, if you want some hi-res artwork for a gift certificate, just email me.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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