Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything

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Uncommon-Goods_Badge_125x125.gifMan, oh man, there are a lot of things in the universe (just ask Neil deGrasse Tyson). So if you are looking for a gift for someone who has already acquired most of the stuff in the known universe, then here is a list of things that may have managed to elude their possession…so far.

Shrimp Scampi Scarf
There are definitely not a lot of Shrimp Scampi Scarves floating around out there, but if you are feeling really ambitious about making more of these you can also buy the knitting pattern and make one of your own to give to the scampi enthusiast who has everything.

This re-purposed wine bottle appears so perfectly designed for growing indoor herbs that it really makes me wonder if the inventor of the wine bottle just accidentally put a hydro-garden together backwards.

Plush Buttered Pancakes
If you know someone who really likes to eat a lot of pancakes, then they probably need some pillows to lay on after they are done, so this gift makes perfect sense for them and their floury lifestyle.

Level Necklace
You may know someone who already has a very nice necklace, but can they also use their necklace to build a foundation for a house?

Googly-Eyed Kitty Sweater
Googly-Eyes + Cats + Sweater = Fashionable for any occasion.

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Boar’s Head Balaclava
For something really unique, everything Brutal Knitting seems to make is truly one of a kind.

LED Sewing Kit
Customize a gift with this LED Sewing Kit, or give someone the chance to customize something for themselves.

Seam Ripping Continuity Meter
Of course they’re going to need a contunuity-metering seam ripper if they’re are going to be using conductive thread and LEDs, so be sure to make them one.

Beer Bottle Capper
Give someone one of these Beer Bottle Cappers along with a Beer Making Kit, or use it to cap your own beers to give them!

In the Maker Shed:

Want more? Stop by the Make Shed. We’ve got all sorts of great holiday gift ideas: Arduino & Arduino accessories, electronic kits, science kits, smart stuff for kids, back issues of MAKE & CRAFT, box sets, books, robots, kits from Japan and more.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines in December:

December 14 Last Day to place orders shipped via USPS
December 19th Last Day to place orders shipped via 3-Day freight
December 20th Last Day to place orders shipped via 2-Day freight
December 22nd Last Day to place orders shipped via priority overnight Saturday delivery

Note: We guarantee delivery by Christmas when ordering by the above deadlines, except for USPS, where we simply cannot guarantee. However, we feel reasonably certain based on experience that orders placed on that day will be delivered by Christmas via USPS.

And of course, Gift Certificates and MAKE subscriptions are always available – even on Christmas Day!

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