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2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Web & Design Geeks


Jason Clark
Jason Clark

on 11/30/2015

Looking for that perfect gift for your Design or Web Geek friend? Well, for the fifth year in a row, here are our picks!

Jason’s Picks

Glowforge – the 3D Laser Printer

Glowforge is a 3D laser printer: a new desktop tool that uses laser cutter/engraver technology to shape wood, leather, fabric & more. We’ve spent a lot of time at FirstBuild, but having this at our office would be a game-changer.

Cthulhu Beer Stein

“In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming… (and drinking beer)”

Lego Mindstorms


Jerrod’s Picks

Art from Kerby Rosanes

Filipino freelance illustrator and doodle artist, making awesome stuff.

Jimi Hendrix Silhouette Vinyl Record Art

Jerrod can’t get enough Jimi!

Leslie’s Picks

Fractal Bookcase

Bean wins most expensive taste! An interlocking raw steel frame with zigzag-shaped accents support the six reclaimed yellow pine shelves on this fractal-inspired bookcase.

Kim’s Picks

Death Star Waffle Maker

Who wouldn’t want this?

R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

Noticing a pattern here? #theforceawakens!

Natalie’s Pick

Scribbler 3D Pen for Printing in the Air

Scribbler 3D Pen is a tool for the creative minds of our generation. It allows you to build 3D objects from the ground up; build any and everything you can imagine with ultimate ease and precision.

Ben’s Picks

Stereo Hybrid Tube Amp with Bluetooth

Bluetooth audio for grownups. Listen to music like you care about it.

PDX Airport Socks

In honor of that Portland Airport Carpet we made some PDX socks. Allegedly, it is going to be torn out soon and we will be sad to see it go. (Ben is the king of awesome socks)

Spurcycle Bell

Spurcycle bells create powerful, enduring sound. Give notice well in advance with a loud, convincing tone. Precision built in the USA for a lifetime of way clearing.

Pat’s Picks

Drafting Desk

Whether you’re an artist or simply appreciate good design, our adjustable Drafting Desk does the job most admirably.

Cintiq Companion 2

Casey’s Pick


With thousands of courses and new training daily, there’s no end to what you can learn. Or where you can learn. Stream and download training on your computer, tablet or mobile device and make every opportunity a time to become the best at what you do.

Joel’s Pick

Misc. Goods Coil Chiller

Coffee is best shortly after it’s brewed and without ever touching ice — Coil can drop the temperature of your freshly made coffee from 210 ° to 48 °.

Morgan’s Picks

Altwork Station

Gotta work. Might as well be comfy!

Ember – Temperature Adjustable Mug

Finally, a better way to enjoy your coffee!

Emilee and Xal’s Pick


Amber’s Picks

Camera Crew Patch

Simple and lovely.

Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves

We’re going to miss our VP of Interior Design. :(

Alphablocks Blue Bags

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