It’s 2011. We’ve occupied streets, asked our phones where to find risque items, and survived countless natural disasters. So much has happened, but one thing has remained stable: We love to buy stuff.
Hence the need for another truly awesome, epic last minute gift guide from Team SideQuesting (2010’s is here).
The list that follows includes gadgets, gear, fashion, and objects that we desire, all priced at under $30 to go easy on your budgets. Now break out the debit cards and let’s get to saving the economy!
[UPDATE: Congrats to Brock Moses for winning the giveaway!]
And now, we want to celebrate the season with you! We’re giving away a BUNCH of iOS games to one lucky person! All you have to do is post a comment down at the bottom of the page telling us what your favorite item from this guide is — NOT THE iOS LIST, but the gift guide below. That’s it! You can enter once per day, from today (Tuesday the 20th) until Christmas Day at 11:59PM EDT. Full rules at bottom of guide.
The list of iOS games you’ll win are:
- Infinity Blade II (iPhone/iPad)
- Battleheart (iPhone/iPad)
- Contre Jour (iPhone)
- Sonic CD (iPhone/iPad)
- Aquaria (iPad)
- Scribblenauts Remix (iPhone/iPad)
- NyxQuest (iPhone)
- Ticket to Ride (iPad)
- Shadowgun (iPhone/iPad)
- Final Fantasy III (iPhone/iPad)
- Dead Space (iPhone/iPad)
- Ascension (iPhone/iPad)
- Battlefield Bad Company 2 (iPhone)
- FIFA 12 (iPad)
- Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies (iPhone/iPad)
Taylor Bliss: Who doesn’t need another excuse for more Dr. Who swag? Do it in style with authentic TARDIS sound effects; plus, cookies.
Taylor Bliss: Messy cables giving you the blues? Throw some love at them and get the job done. Perfect stocking stuffer for anyone without a few too many cables
Taylor Bliss: Keep your electronics powered the right way! Using rechargeable AA’s and AAA’s might not have quite the same overall length per charge as single use batteries, but the time money and environmental damage you save on is more than worth it. This pack gets you started with a charger and 4 AA’s.
Eric Smith: Everyone likes movies, so give them a comic book flick that may have been overlooked.
Eric Smith: Books are great, audiobooks are better… Especially if you have to drive or walk a significant amount.
Eric Smith: It’s a pizza cutter shaped like the Enterprise…do I need to explain anything else?
Erron Kelly: Help your nerdiest, most disorganized friend get their stuff right.
Erron Kelly: It’s a t-shirt you can play guitar on! C’mon, everybody should have five of these.
Jenna Pitcher: Get a customized skin for that special persons smartphone, console or laptop. You can spend hours trawling through the designs.
Jenna Pitcher: Ultimate holiday sustenance for extended gaming stretches. (Being an Aussie, I would floor spin with joy if I got this as a gift.)
Doug Lang: Comics are cool, and easier than ever to buy and share. Comixology, the digital comics site has a sweet new gifting feature. Grab a nice handful of the new 52 DC comics, an easy way to get back into comics, as a gift for well under 30 bucks.
Doug Lang: Pros: looks dope, and you can use this thing on carpet, hair, nickelodeon gak, damn near any surface. Cons: made by Microsoft.
Doug Lang: Tiny keyboard with built in mouse, like seriously the size of a TV remote. Best part, comes in Pink. Great for Cable (TV) cutters, or anyone w/ a computer hooked up to a TV
Tyler Colp: Scavenging for batteries always sucks, make it easier with rechargeable ones, complete with the ability to be charged around 1500 times.
Tyler Colp: Chances are you are surrounded by a bunch of electronic rectangles, do them a favor and keep ‘em clean!
Tyler Colp: Give the gift of a giant library of streaming music via your PC, Windows Phone, Mac, iPhone or Android.
Steven Strom: The first volume of one of the greatest comic book tales of all time
Steven Strom: An absolutely fantastic interpretation of the character from the mind of the man behind Doctor Who.
Steven Strom: The first two novels of one of most long-lived and funniest book series of all time.
Lewis Garcia: Everyone needs to carry certain files and documents from one place to another.
Jon Kehoe: I’m required to provide at least 30% Canadian content so here’s one of the best sketch comedy shows evar.
Jon Kehoe: Adventure! Magic! Epic Quests! Stupid Rat Creatures! It’s all here, in one hefty volume.
Aaron Kirchhoff: Put hair on your chest without watering down your drink.
Matt Wetzel: It makes ice cubes that look like Han Solo frozen in Carbonite. Do I really need to explain any more?
Matt Wetzel: Neal Stephenson is one of the best Sci Fi authors of our generation, and his latest work continues his legacy of amazing, engrossing thrill rides, that once they get going, don’t stop till the last page.
Ryan Gan: New Year’s Eve is coming up. Four words: Life of the party.
Ryan Gan: So, you decided to splurge with your last paycheck. You threw down $135 for a CLYW Chief, paid an extra $30 for the (super special) limited edition Meteorite colorway, and even got yourself the $15 Dif-e-yo Stainless Steel Konkave bearing to put inside of it. You got your throw right; your bearing’s right; but how’s the string situation? Don’t put yourself in a bad position. Lace your throw with one of the best — polyester Kitty String. Made in the Philippines to boot!
Dali Dimovski: It’s a great cooperative board game complete with players classes, a lightweight design, and a hectic pace. Also: The end of mankind.
Dali Dimovski: This latest version of the dual-barreled Blaster is perfect for office battles. Being able to store a few darts on top gives that extra advantage when you’re outnumbered behind your cube wall.
- Contest starts today (Tuesday, December 20th) and running through Sunday, Dec 25th at 11:59PM EDT Eastern (8:59PM PDT Pacific).
- Leave a comment on this post up to once per day, Tuesday through to Sunday, for a total of 6 chances to win.
- Winner selected by SideQuesting on Monday morning, December 26th, around 12:00AM EDT.
- Available to US residents only
- Please see our official Contest Rules for more information.