Coffee from Greenwell Farms – $19 & Up
When John P and I were in Hawaii, we visited the Greenwell Farms coffee farm to learn all about how coffee is made. Super cool! And I learned that they’re the source for major companies like Starbucks, Pike Place and more. Their coffee is very smooth and naturally sweet. My favorite is the Ono-uli, and Scott Ellis’ favorite (super coffee geek, btw!) is the Private Reserve. Go forth and drink!
Coravin – Pour Wine Without Pulling the Cork – $299
Wine lovers will adore this. It’s the Coravin. It uses Wine Access Technology to let you pour a glass of wine without ever removing the cork! When you press down, the Coravin inserts a hollow needle through the cork. Then it pressurizes the bottle with an inert gas called argon (we breathe it daily, so it’s not harmful), then tip the bottle to pour like normal.
Spreengs Video Greeting Cards – $29 – $45
Spreengs are video greeting cards. Imagine this: You and your family get together, record a short little video telling grandmother how much you love her and wish you could be together this holiday. Load it onto the card and send it her way so anytime she wants to see you and hear your voices, she can! Check out our video review!
Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam – $199
For when you really want to have a conversation with someone far away, check out the Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam from Logitech. I know… a webcam? Really? Every new computer these days has one built in! But hang in there with me! You can use this one to do a Skype video chat with your friends and family from your computer, like you might already do. OR! You can take it to the couch or the kitchen and be completely mobile while having your conversation.
Tylt Vu Charging Dock – $69
If your loved one has a phone that has Qi charging capability, like the S4 or others, definitely consider getting them a couple Tylt Vu Charging Docks. One for home. One for work. There are no cables. No wires. No fuss. Just set the phone on the charger and get juiced up. It’s brilliant and I’m jealous that I can’t have it yet!
Open-Mesh Network – $80 & Up
If you know someone who gets really frustrated that they can’t move around their house and get consistent Wi-Fi speeds, getting them an Open-Mesh network will thrill them! It’s not expensive, and it’s easy to set up and configure through their cloud based service. Check out our video review!
Practical Meter – $24
For the super geeky person on your list who loves analytics and loves to be in the know, I think the Practical Meter is pretty cool. It tells you how quickly your device is charging via USB.
Elite Screens YardMaster Outdoor Screen – $175 & Up
If someone on your list spends a lot of time outdoors or in the pool or hot tub or on the porch relaxing, why not bring the drive-in movie theater into the backyard? Elite Screens YardMaster Outdoor Screen is waterproof, very well made and packs up into a small carrying case for portability! Check out our video review!
Soundcast Melody Speaker – $449
While we’re talking outdoors, the Melody speaker from Soundcast Systems is waterproof, portable and sounds great! I love this thing!
You can see all our gift suggestions throughout the season at geekbeat.tv/gifts!
Need still MORE gift ideas? Check out last year’s gift guide!
1.) I visited Greenwell Farms in Kailua-Kona a few years back, and found it just as fascinating. Their chocolate macadamia nut flavored coffee is fantastic if you want a combination of three flavors of hawaii.
2.) There’s a goofy edit to this video, and it jumps at 4:49.