Too soon? In the holiday spirit of optimism and hope, and because we anticipate more online shopping and longer shipping times, and we really can’t wait to say good bye to 2020 — here’s the Women in Tech Holiday Gift Guide early to boost the pipeline and support the persistence of women in STEM! From youngsters and to established leaders — there is something for every Tech Girl and Tech Woman on your holiday list!
All photos are courtesy of the linked sites selling the items, mostly Amazon.com.
For the younger set — give a book or gift a set to your local school:
and check out the new series — The Magnificent Makers.
Role models that inspire!
Toys to engineer and create for fun.
Ruby Rails Skydive Action Figure Ages 4+
GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank Ages 4–9
Osmo — Genius Starter Kit for iPad Ages 6–10
Sphero SPRK Ages 8+
KAmiGami LINA ROBOT Ages 8+
LEGO Mindstorm Ages 10+
Gifts to build your own career and startup ideas:
Wearable tech gadgets: Lilypad MP3
For tech leaders (present and future), read (or listen to) them all!
Gifts with a social good halo:
Chocolate Fudge Brownies & Snickerdoodle Blondies by Greyston which developed Open Hiring, without interviews, resumes, background checks or applications
beelove® spa collection produced by men and women returning from incarceration
Conscious Step Socks that help Stop Violence Against Women
Salvaged hemp masks and for every purchase, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways
For when we can travel again and until then, quarantine comforts.
1Password for cybersecurity peace of mind
Fast, touchless entry with a Clear Pass
Bright Endeavors Candles — 100% of proceeds support the young moms who create this candle
Homesick Candles — since you can’t travel, your home can smell like you are there…
Relaxing botanicals, cocktails, coffee
Mouth Cocktail Mixers (mixers, bitters, cherries, bourbon brown sugar…)
Curious Elixers (delicious alcohol-free mocktails)
Drnxmyth (fresh, refrigerated cocktails, ship to CA, AZ, NV, WA, OR, ID, NM)
Generous Coffee invests 100 percent of its profits into charity organizations to help create jobs for women in the countries that make the company’s coffee
( c )3 Wine donates 100% of profits in support of nonprofits like SheLift
Gifts that last — 10 Democracy boosts to bring more women into governance. Donate, volunteer, run, and vote!
Happy Holidays (early) and all the best for a better new year!
Download a pdf of the Women in Tech Gift Guide with embedded links.