When I was a kid my grandmother gave me a subscription to World magazine, it was a kids version of National Geographic – I grew up in the middle of nowhere and we also didn’t have TV – each month I’d wait outside on the dirt road for the postal delivery of the magazine. It was magical, photos from far away places, simple how-tos of things I could make, puzzles, games – it was one of the best things I remember growing up. It’s safe to say I wouldn’t be working on MAKE if it wasn’t for that modest gift all those years.
When parents and grandparents talk to us at Maker Faire or send us emails we hear similar stories – they got their loved ones a year of MAKE and over a long summer the kids did projects from the magazine, took apart an old busted toy or discovered that science and how-to resourcefulness is a very fun. Sometimes it’s a Mom & Dad who got MAKE for themselves and it turned out to be to-do list for fun things to do with the kids. Other times, it’s just someone who wants to learn electronics and now years later, it’s a new career.
If you’re not sure what to get someone this year consider a gift subscription to MAKE, it’s one of those things that gives all year and it’s value isn’t just in it’s pages, it’s in the experiences you get from making something. To give the gift of MAKE – a year of MAKE, click here.
We have a special section on MAKE where you can print out / download gift cards telling someone you’re giving the gift of MAKE, you can get those here.