14.12.2017 by Marisa Krystian
Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be tough – but we’re here to help! Infogram put together a list of fun holiday gift ideas for the data lovers in your life. We’ve included amazing wall art, data-centric books, and visualization inspired clothing.
Scroll down to find the ultimate holiday gift for your favorite data enthusiast.
1) Data Visualization Flash Cards
Set of 52 flash cards (each 3″x4.5″) that show graphs derived from the Graphic Continuum. Each card contains an original image on one side and original description on the other. The cards are grouped into six categories: Distribution, Time, Comparing Categories, Geospatial, Part-to-Whole, and Relationships. Use them for teaching, researching, or spurring your imagination.
Price: $15.00 – Buy Here
2) The Zoomable Universe Book
In The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest. The Zoomable Universe is packed with more than 100 original illustrations and infographics that will captivate readers of every age. (Image: 5W Infographics, Scientific American/FSG)
Price: $16.00 – Buy Here
3) Famous Statistician Embroidered Coasters
If you could have coffee with either Fisher, Gossett, Bayes, or Pearson who would you choose? Trick question; you don’t have to choose, you can have coffee with all of them. Each coaster (set of 4) is machine embroidered with one famous statistician. The coaster is made of two layers of black felt sandwiching one layer of light blue felt, all stitched together. Each coaster measures approximately 4×4 inches.
Price: $22.00 – Buy Here
4) Many Varieties of Whiskey Wood Engraving
Inspired by the look of distillery whiskey barrels, this limited edition variant of Pop Chart Lab’s Many Varieties of Whiskey print features a full taxonomy laser-engraved into sustainably harvested cherry ply. This chart categorizes and distills all the major varieties of whiskey into their individual types, and features an engraved cork at its center and steel strapping on top and bottom with brass screw accents.
Price: $185.00 – Buy Here
5) Data Visualization T-Shirts
Do you know someone who wants to wear their data love on their sleeve? Websites like Redbubble and Zazzle have a wide selection of creative data-based t-shirts with colorful visualizations, slogans, and famous works of art.
Price: $20.00-$30.00 – Buy Here
6) Wired Magazine Subscription
Wired is a monthly magazine that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics. You can buy someone a one-year subscription of Wired for just $10! The subscription includes the print and tablet editions, plus a free Wired portable phone charger.
Price: $10.00 (12mo) – Buy Here
7) Bitmap Textiles Napkins
Susan Kare is a pioneer of early computer graphic interface design. In the 80s, she began work at Apple Computer designing fonts, icons, and visual elements for the original Macintosh operating system and applications. Kare designed this set of textiles for the Jacquard loom, celebrating the parallels between weaving and pixels – as both rely on the idea of a grid spread across the surface of a medium.
Price: $36.00 – Buy Here
8) Typographic City Maps
Axis Maps is a small cartography company that specializes in designing and building custom maps. Their series of typographic maps accurately depict streets, highways, parks, bodies of water, and more using nothing but text bearing the names of those features. Only by meticulously weaving together thousands upon thousands of words does a full picture of the city emerge.
Price: $30.00-$150.00 – Buy Here
9) Kano Computer Kit 2017
It’s a DIY computer anyone can make. The Kano kit features a Raspberry Pi 3, Bluetooth / USB RF keyboard with built-in touchpad, external speaker, 8GB SD card, plastic case for the Pi, WiFi dongle, cables, books, and stickers. Learning how to code has never been easier.
Price: $129.99 – Buy Here
10) Data Visualization Posters – Fine Art
These beautiful posters will add the perfect splash of color, sophistication, and brains to any room. Enjoy the works of Martin Krzywinski, Cristian Ilies Vasile, and more. Order your selection in a variety of sizes as a print, on canvas, in a frame, as a poster, or on metal or wood.
Price: $17.00-$200.00 – Buy Here
11) Pop Chart Lab Prints – Modern
Nobody makes visualization posters quite like Pop Chart Lab. We mentioned their whiskey wood engraving above – but they have a huge selection of awesome modern posters. Click through their selection of prints featuring dinosaurs, video games, coffee, sneakers, wizards, bikes, TV shows and cheese.
Price: $10.00-$175.00 – Buy Here
12) Bellabeat Spring Smart Water Bottle
Spring tracks your daily hydration and sends you regular reminders to help you establish a healthy hydration habit. It calculates the optimal amount of water for your body based on your activity level, age, height, weight, and local weather. Embedded with a highly sensitive scale, Spring tracks how much water you consume and detects movements such as syncing, refilling and emptying.
Price: $89.00 – Buy Here
13) Storytelling with Data Book
Storytelling with Data teaches the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You’ll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples, ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation.
Price: $22.62 – Buy Here
14) Sphero SPRK+ Robot
Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot. Powered by the Sphero Edu app, you can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community.
Price: $129.99 – Buy Here
15) The Graphic Continuum Poster
The Graphic Continuum decomposes graphic types into 6 main categories: Distribution, Time, Comparing Categories, Geospatial, Part-to-Whole, and Relationships. More than 90 separate graphic types are shown. Use the poster to develop ideas, consider different options, or simply as a piece of data art.
Price: $25.00 – Buy Here
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