In 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014, we published shopping ideas for folks who are shopping for geeks on their holiday list. Those lists are still very valid for folks trying to buy for that hard-to-shop-for nerd on their list. However, these last few years have been different. Realistically, we have a hard time justifying writing up a gift guide when the world is all topsy-turvy. So what do we recommend? Today is #GivingTuesday. To quote the site:
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
So today would be a great day to give the gift of a charitable contribution to your favorite organization (we give to several local and international organizations if you’re looking for ideas). Our entire team – all us hard-to-shop-for folks – would always love a charitable gift given on our behalf. Gifts to those organizations will go a long way right now as the pandemic and subsequent economic instability have hit a lot of these organizations pretty hard.