While we hope most of your yuletide gifting is complete, there are few people on the planet who understand procrastination better than writers! So in celebration of buying those last minute gifts we polled our editorial team to see what their “favorite things” this holiday season are! Here’s what we came up with:
Tim, Fitness & Nutrition Editor
Tim is dreaming big this holiday season. Topping his list is the Eurocopter SA 315B LAMA. Do we know what this is? No we sure don’t, but Tim is jazzed. He says that, “With a new bubble window and KT 76 A transponder, this German luxury helicopter is the perfect gift for little Johan or Marie.”
Joe Crosby, Business & Finance Editor
An office robot for the remote employee is topping Joe’s list since he works from our Seattle-area office, while his team is based in Santa Monica. This Segway-like, remote-controlled contraption with an iPad “head” would allow him to be in on all the action, even when he isn’t physically present. Extra bonus: It would really freak out coworkers to have these things speeding down the halls.
Jessica Noah, Culture, Home Decor, Parenting, & Travel
Maybe Jessica has been editing too many articles about children… But this unique unicorn pencil sharpener is her go-to gift. Why we asked Jessica? “It makes me laugh,” she says. Who can argue with that!
Richard Lally, Education & Careers Editor
If you have loved ones who enjoy being inconspicuous, this just might be the gift for you. Kidding. Richard Lally knows a good automobile when he sees one — and a good deal. He explains that this, “Authentic 1966 Batmobile, as it appeared in the hit TV series, “Batman,” comes with a propane afterburner that shoots sparks as you race down the road, a Batphone, a bright red, rotating beacon that warns passersby to swerve out of the way when you’re hotly pursuing the Joker, and a Batbeam ray for committing who knows what sort of mayhem. A steal at $200,000.”
Eve Lederman, Family & Relationships, Pets & Real Estate
Got a smarty-pants on your list? Make them prove it by hooking them up to the NeuroSky MindWave — a gadget that interprets brain activity on your very own home computer. Eve Lederman hopes her gift will allow her cronies to, “Digitize their brain waves and play a game of bend a spoon… or something.”
We hope these ideas have been helpful! So
tell us, what will you be gifting this year?!