Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, you know the rest. It's that time, the most wonderful time of the year, at least for a good deal of the population around the globe.
I am pretty a late-boomer on this holiday gift thingy but still worth a piece on ABDZ. Here we are! A couple more days of work, I am sure some of you are already on 'vacation mode' (👋). As you may have been aware, it's a yearly tradition for us to share a 'gift guide', I think this is one of the coolest things you can make especially when you have a blog. It's an impromptus excuse to share about the brands we love, independent ventures that we support and including our side-projects. I kept the same formula as last year's guide where we categorize things based on known personas: 'Shutterbug, Vlogger, UX, UXD, UED or/and XD, Originator, and Fitness Guru.
Gift Guide 2019
👋 from our friends (In their words)
Packed into the award-winning design of the first generation, the X1D II 50C continues to keep medium format photography portable with its compact build. Its upgraded electronic platform includes an enlarged 3.6-inch touch display and an enhanced EVF, a faster live view refresh rate, and an intuitive and even quicker user interface control.
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HYPER by Sanho Corporation is a dynamic team based in Silicon Valley, California. We specialize in delivering award winning, cutting edge IT & mobile accessories with a focus on Apple, portable power, data storage & connectivity products.
This has been an incredible year for Ugmonk, they launched its new identity and direction this year with their Essential Tees and a lot more. It's a remarkable progression to watch every year.
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For the "Shutterbug"
You are the photographer, an enthusiastic amateur photographer. You wish you were doing this full-time but let's just push that hobby to the next level. I hand-picked a selection of articles that would help level-up your day-to-day photo walks and beyond all prepare yourself for the next big adventure.
Peak Design Travel Duffel 35L (Black)
Peak Design Everyday Sling 3L (Ash)
Moment - Wide Lens
Moment Photo Case in Walnut Wood (iPhone 11)
Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminum 5-Section Tripod Kit
Fujifilm X-PRO2G/XF23 Mirrorless
Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera Body
For the "Vlogger"
You call yourself a creator and you would like to bring more video content to platforms like YouTube. Not to be the next star but share your thoughts and reviews on cool products that we would love to hear more about. I hand-picked articles that would help you create and at the same time being mobile with your gear.
DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld
DJI OSMO Action Cam
JOBY GorillaPod 3K Kit
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger
Bellroy Studio Backpack
For the "UX, UXD, UED or/and XD"
The designer with multiple titles, you don't even know how to call yourself anymore. But you will need articles to help you tackle those prototypes and saving the world! The latest tech to keep your music going whenever it is for boring VC meetings or listen to the latest Synthwave Xmas compilation. Just because you have no other hobbies than designing, take a break as well with a few selections of books. We will do an entire article on the subject soon. Stay creative, one problem to solve at a time.
Gather Modular Desk Organizer & Extension Kit by Ugmonk
Bellroy System Work Bag
Field Notes: National Parks Series A
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch
Google Pixelbook Go
Book: Book of Branding by Radim Malinic
Book: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
For the "Originator"
The illustrator, the artist that we dearly love because inspiration doesn't come around but when it comes. You will never want to miss an opportunity to "sketch it out" and have the right tools at your disposal. Get your creativity on and besides you don't need that much stuff. You just need your talent! :)
Wacom Cintiq 16 Drawing Tablet
Apple iPad Pro 11-inch
For the "Fitness Guru"
At the end of the year comes always the guilty feeling of how bad you were "slacking off" with your workouts but a new year is coming. New resolutions are always in order! Let's add a few tech items to push that goal to be more fit and healthier in the new year, at least try to get past January. You can do it! DO IT!
Apple Watch Series 5
Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Earbuds
Hope you have enjoyed this gift guide and again enjoy the best time with your families and friends. If you have any suggestions, let me know via Twitter