This year, along with the gift of spacetime simultaneity, we decide to give the gift of virtuality. (It’s high-concept holidays here at MAKE!) We’re playing Secret Santa amongst the Makezine staff, but we’re not actually giving each other presents. The idea is to pick a staffmember’s name from a hat, think about something you think they’d like, and write a review/post about it. We’re also letting the recipient respond, if they wish. Hey, if it’s really the thought that counts, we’re about to find out!

BTW: What’s on YOUR list this year? What do you want, virtual or real? Tell us in the comments.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Dennis Mabrey

    Beaglebone board.

    • Anonymous

      I was just about to say the same. If they ship out in time, I’m really hoping to get a chance to play with a Beagleboard Bone during the holiday break.

      • Dennis Mabrey

        Yep me too.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefan_e_jones/ Stefan Jones

    I’d like the energy, the inspiration, and above all the TIME to complete the projects I already have the material for.

    • Anonymous

      Ah yes, the gift of time. Maybe we’ll try and give that out next year.

      • Anonymous

        haha. same here :)
        and the solder time kit :) :) in my wish lit already!:)