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December 22, 2010 AT 12:01 am

LAST MINUTE GIFTS – Techy, hacker, maker gift certificates – AN ADAFRUIT ELECTRONICS GIFT GUIDE!

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Adafruit Industries Gift Certificate
A cyber-present for the electronics geek in you life! Make sure to note the recipient’s name, email address and any message in the “comments” box at checkout. Give the gift of Adafruit electronics, open source hardware and more!


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Give the Gift of GitHub
Our favorite way to share code can also be gifted! You can sponsor paid GitHub accounts for all the hard workers contributing to open source projects. What a great idea!


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Instructables pro account
Give the gift of an Instructables pro account – the biggest and best show-and-tell site on the planet! We use a pro account here at Adafruit and love it.


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Maker Shed Gift Certificate
Can’t decide what to get your favorite Maker, Crafter or Hacker? Give them a gift certificate good for anything from the Maker Shed with the amount you choose. And best yet, you can choose to email it to them and avoid those long postal deliveries (Recommended). A great last minute present that could spark a lifetime of making!


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Ponoko gift vouchers
Give the gift of making! All you need to do is decide how much you’d like to give, we can put together a combination of vouchers below to that amount. Simply send an email to service-at-ponoko-dot-com with the details, including the email address you use for PayPal. We’ll then put through a PayPal Payment Request, and once that’s paid, we’ll send the vouchers to you as PDFs.


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Seeed Studios gift certificate
X’ mas and new year is coming, Seeed Studio Gift Certificates is on special! Purchase Gift Certificates now for 20% off, you can purchase as many as you want, send them to someone as a GIFT, or use with your own order.  Each unit can be redeemed for 1 USD. For example, you pay 80 USD (100 Units)  but 100 USD will be added to your account balance. The special will be expired on 26th, Dec.


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SparkFun Gift Certificate
SparkFun Gift Certificates are entirely virtual. Enter the amount you wish to purchase on this page and add it to your cart. Once you’ve placed your order and your payment has been confirmed, the Gift Certificate money is yours to distribute as you see fit.


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TechShop Gift Certificate (membership)
Not exactly a gift certificate, but you can buy a membership for a friend, family member or yourself! Get access to nearly $500,000 worth of tools, machines, 2d and 3D design software, and professional equipment for around $125 per month.


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ThinkGeek Gift Certificate
Available in 8 different amounts, (ranging from $10 to $150) Gift Certificates are e-mailed to the recipient as a code that is entered when that person comes to the ThinkGeek site and places his/her order. If you already have a ThinkGeek account, you can go directly to this page to order a gift certificate.


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Trossen Robotics Gift Certificate
Trossen Robotics Gift Certificate, if you’re in to robotics, Trossen is one of the top distributor of hobby and educational robotics in the United States.


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United Nuclear gift certificate
Looking for some Uranium? These folks have it. From radioactive samples to chemistry sets, this is one of the most unique, amazing online stores.


Others you *can* give which are not exactly gift certificates but can be sent “in the name of” are donations to the EFF, Tor Project and Engineers without Borders.

Missing from our list, but what what we would like to see:

  • Digi-Key Gift Certificate
  • Jameco Gift Certificate
  • McMaster-Carr Gift Certificate
  • Mouser Gift Certificate
  • MakerBot Gift Certificate
  • Parallax Gift Certificate (!)
  • Pololu Gift Certificate

It’s your turn, which gift certificates are you giving this year, which ones did we miss? *And* which gift certificates do not exist that you’d like to give?


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1 Comment

  1. Adafruit rocks!! Think about it.. they are giving out competitor websites… I bought my first thing from adafruit last week and I can;t stop reading this blog. Thank you adafruit!!

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