Some of the biggest shopping days of the year are approaching. Are you ready??? We’ve put together an eLearning and training focused gift guide to help you check some holiday shopping off your list. If you’re racking your brain trying to figure out what to buy your favorite L&D professional, take a look at this gift guide.
Disclaimer: We’re not making any money if you buy these things. A lot of them are Amazon links, but that’s just because I’m a lazy person who doesn’t like to have to go to a store to shop. Everything on here is just stuff we genuinely think is cool and that you might want to get them for someone on your gift list. Or yourself, that’s cool too. No judgment here, rockstars!
Star Wars Geeki Tikis
We have some serious Star Wars fans here at the office and I bet you do too. Think Geek has a whole series of tiki glasses shaped like Star Wars characters and they are awesome. Even if your giftee isn’t a drinker, these would be fun as a desk water glass or a pen cup or flower vase. So many options! These tiki glasses also appear to be WAY on sale right now for Black Friday, so SNAP THESE UP. Also, please buy one for me. Thanks. Get them here.
Reusable Dry Erase Name Tents
For the classroom trainer in your life, these reusable dry erase name tents will help them save money—and the environment! Available on Amazon. I would recommend getting them a pack of dry erase markers in fun colors to go with these.
The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture
I think this book sounds so interesting! Discover what some would call the first computer-based training system. A group of visionary engineers and designers in the late 1960s and 1970s created a computer system called PLATO, which was light-years ahead in experimenting with how people would learn, engage, communicate, and play through connected computers. They were among the first to identify and also realize the potential and scope of the social interconnectivity of computers, well before the creation of the internet. PLATO was the foundational model for every online community that was to follow in its footsteps. The Friendly Orange Glow reveals new perspectives on the origins of social computing and our internet-infatuated world. Get the book on Amazon.
Inspirational Quote Wall Art
It’s hard to go wrong with an inspirational quote. I like this particular Etsy seller’s products because they’re very minimal—I don’t like my office space to have too much visual clutter. If you’re looking for more colorful wall art, check out Society6 for affordable art prints. Society6 is home to hundreds of thousands of artists from around the globe, and each purchase goes directly back to the artist.
Backdrop and Lighting Kit
This is great for home photography enthusiasts and those trying to shoot more video for microlearning snippets. There are tons of backdrop and light kit options on Amazon, ranging from budget options to more high-end choices. It’s amazing how much lighting and a solid backdrop can more your videos and photos more professional! Check out some options on Amazon.
Free iPad Fully-loaded With eLearning Awesomeness
Okay, we do have ONE self-promotional item on this list. However, I think you’ll forgive me because this is a great deal. eLearning Brothers is giving away an iPad a day in December! There are 15 iPads up for grabs and only 48 chances to win each day, so you have pretty amazing odds. To enter, all you have to do is schedule a free demo to learn about any of our eLearning solutions and you’re automatically entered for a chance to win a free iPad. Each iPad is going to be fully-loaded with eLearning resources. Whether you give away that iPad or keep it for yourself is up to you…
Happy holidays! We hope this gift guide helps you get some shopping done.